5 helpful hacks for getting the most out of your vitamins
When it comes to vitamins, almost everyone can benefit from taking a supplement especially one with calcium because most people don’t get as much as they need through their diets. Ideally, eating a healthy diet and selecting recommended foods based on the USDA guidelines is best for our bodies. However, few of us consistently eat a well-balanced diet hence the need for vitamins and supplements. Here are 5 helpful hacks for getting the most out of your vitamins and to help make them safer and more effective for you.
1.) Whenever possible, use organic or natural vitamins and supplements. The Organic Consumers Association states that synthetic forms of supplements cannot be used or recognized by our body in the same way as a natural version.
2.) Avoid sweeteners found in supplements such as sucrose, sorbitol, maltodextrin, and maltose. All of these are chemically synthesized and can be harmful to the human body.
3.) Avoid colorful vitamins. Artificial colors are added for marketing purposes only and don’t add any additional nutritional benefits.
4.) Store your supplements in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight. Do not store them in your car or hot damp places as they become less effective in their action.
5.) Use dietary supplements in moderation and do not overdo it. Please remember that supplements are not meant to replace your healthy diet.
6.) Some supplements may interfere with the action of other medications you take, making them less effective. Please confer with your doctor to discuss any new vitamins or supplements you may be taking to make sure they don’t counteract your current medications or conditions.
Taking good quality supplements is extremely important to maintain good health and avoid any possible side effects. If you want to learn more about potential benefits, risks and side effects about the supplements or if you want to know more about purchasing reliable, quality supplements please contact Right Nutrition Works today or click here to learn more about high quality and 100% safe dietary supplements to support your health.
Prajakta Apte, RDN
Right Nutrition Works