Which supplements are worth keeping?

Numerous supplements are worth keeping, especially because they are healthy and enhance the overall wellbeing. For example;

  • Calcium- enhancing bone health.
  • Fish oil- Supporting heart health.
  • Vitamin D- Increasing bone strength.
  • Zinc- Reducing vision loss and heightening skin health.
  • Vitamins C and E- Preventing cell damage.
  • Folic acid- Improving nerve health, preventing anemia, and developing DNA.

Which are worth ditching

The following supplements may cause health risks, including;

  • Vitamin A and beta carotene- Can raise the risk of cancer, more so in smokers.
  • Vitamin K- This can alter the function of blood thinners.
  • Gingko- Possibly causes blood thinning.

When supplements are needed

I usually tell my clients to consider supplements only when asked and prescribed for by the doctor. Any time you think of supplements, ensure you are eating a healthy diet. But never take supplements to replace your food.

Where to find high quality ones, etc.

If you want quality supplements, consider reviews from earlier users, especially when purchasing online. You can also go with highly reputable brands for the type you want, including Muscle Tech and Optimum Nutrition.

Ieva Kubiliute

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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