There are so many supplements to choose from. It can be hard to know which supplements we need and which ones to avoid. However, even if we eat a nutritionally balanced diet, we still need to take supplements for healthy aging. Because essential nutrients deficiency tends to increase inflammation in the body.
There is a wide variety of nutritional supplements in the market. It’s very important that we buy high-quality products. Here are the 5 essential supplements experts recommend:
VITAMIN D: Vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk for heart disease, thyroid disorder and cancer (breast cancer, bladder cancer, ovarian cancer and colon cancer). Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with several autoimmune diseases and with insulin resistance. it’s also critical for bone health. D3 is the most absorb-able form (it’s made naturally by our skin). Vegans should use D2 because D3 is usually derived from fish and lanolin.
OMEGA-3s: These healthy essential fatty acids support brain, heart function and prevent inflammation in the body. Omega -3s may also slow aging, age-related disease and help protect the brain from stress. Fish oil is the best (Wild Salmon Oil). Avocado, flaxseed and almonds are also rich in Omega-3s.
MAGNESIUM: Modern Americans get less of this mineral through foods. Diabetes and stress may also cause deficiency. The body requires magnesium to absorb calcium so it’s crucial to bone health. Magnesium is also essential for muscles, nerves, heart health and metabolism.
COENZYME Q10: CoQ10 is crucial for hearth health. As we age, our bodies produce less CoQ10, so supplements are indeed vital after age 50. If you have frequent headaches, you may be suffering from CoQ10 deficiency. There are several forms of CoQ10 depending on each individual’s diet.
CURCUMIN: This is a powerful antioxidant extracted from the curry spice Turmeric, which is a member of the Ginger family. Curcumin in Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic agent. Some research suggests that Curcumin may help prevent several cancers and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s. See also: Not only live longer, but feel better
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