Supplements Part I
Work has been a little busy and the fall has kicked in, apart from a few sunny days this past week that is. To make sure I stay healthy to make sure I kick ass, I have started taking my supplements more seriously again. It started with the vitamin B pills Liona gave me during the holiday and ever since I have been determined to take better care of myself again. Over the past few weeks I have consistently used the following supplements and here are the long-term benefits and the short-term benefits that I have experienced. This week I would like to give you a short list of supplements I have found helpful and why.
Vitamin B Complex
Several of the B vitamins are crucial to a proper functioning digestive system. Very important as the digestive system is also referred to as the second brain. With the millions of neurons in our guts, evidence has indicated that the health of our digestive system strongly influences our moods. Vitamin B is also a factor in the formation of red blood cells and benefits our central nervous system, reducing the chance of neurological symptoms. Then there is the other benefit of improving your metabolism, who doesn’t want some help breaking down that pasta? Vitamin B’s also boost your immune system and skin. Personally, I have found vitamin B to do great wonders for my skin, nails and hair. My nails now no longer break when they are a few millimeters longer than I prefer them and all that OPI polish actually stays on longer.
Omega 3 is especially good for your heart and brain health. Studies have shown that especially if you have behavior or learning disabilities such as ADHD for instance, Omega can have a very positive effect. Studies also show that Omega 3 reduces the growth of cancer cells. Given the importance of the brain in your quality of life, I have been taking this supplement for a while now. While I cannot give you any hard evidence, I am sure that it helps me. It will be helpful nonetheless if I think it does in anyway, placebo remember.
Vitamin D is important for growth and the development of bones and teeth, as well as improved resistance against certain diseases. It is also a vitamin that stimulates the regulation of your moods and wards off depression. There are also some studies that indicate that vitamin D could have an appetite suppressing effect. Personally, I am trying to avoid any stress fractures. Also, I would like to stay happy and healthy to keep up with all the (fun) stuff I am doing and have planned.
Please consult a doctor before considering taking these supplements. I am by no means a doctor and take no responsibility for your decisions in taking these without consultation. If you want to be sure if you have any deficiencies, then have your blood tested so you can get the proper advice on what to take.
What is your experience in taking supplements? Do you take any? Or recommend certain ones? Share it with us in the comment section below!