Where and How to Find the Best Healthy Supplements for You
Maybe you have taken a daily multi-vitamin for years, or you are new to the world of supplements. Either way, you want to be sure that you are spending your money on only the highest quality health products.
Also, while you know that you can head to any grocery store and buy multi-vitamins, vitamin C and other basic supplements, you are not sure if they are the best quality, or if they are even what you should be taking in the first place.
With these excellent points in mind, let’s look at how and where to find the best nutrition products that are perfect for you and your body:
Start with Your Doctor
It is important to talk with your doctor prior to taking any supplements. Even if you have taken vitamins, minerals and/or herbal remedies for years, your physician may be unaware of this and it should be included in your medical chart. If you are taking prescription medications, certain vitamins can change how well they can work in your system, so it’s good to keep your doctor in on your supplement routines. Depending on your age and overall health, your physician may recommend that you take supplements you had not considered; for instance, calcium to ward off bone loss.
Check the FDA Website for Advice
In addition to checking with your primary care physician about which supplements are best for you, the Food and Drug Administration website is a solid source of info and advice on how to go about deciding which supplements to take. The site advises thinking about your total diet before buying any supplements and what nutrients might be deficient. It also features advice on how certain vitamins can interfere with over-the-counter medications that you may not take very often and might not have brought up with your doctor.
Ask a Nutritionist—Preferably One that Does Not Work in a Health Store
Nutritionists and registered dieticians can also advise you on which vitamins and supplements may be best for you and your body. While some are employed at health and nutrition stores and are easy to find, they may be more likely to suggest what the company is selling. You could try asking your friends if they have a nutritionist they can recommend, or use Google and then check online reviews to find one in your town.
Where to Find High Quality Supplements
Now that you have a good idea of what you should take in terms of vitamins, minerals and other supplements, it’s time to go shopping. You could continue to or start purchasing basic vitamins at the supermarket, or try one of the aforementioned health stores. You can also find a number of high-quality vitamins and supplements online; for instance, along with selling household cleaning products, cosmetics and skincare products, Amway sells an expansive line of Nutrilite supplements. Some people have loved the products so much they’ve been inspired to work for the company as a direct seller. If this sounds appealing but you’re wondering “What is Amway?”, watch this YouTube video—it will tell you everything you need to know about the company, their products and how to get started working for them as an Independent Business Owner.
Other good sources of supplements are Pure Formulas website Amazon and other sites that sell top brands such as Thorne. You can not buy Thorne brand products at a Health food store or drug – they are only sold on-line or from a health-care provider. I feel they are one of the highest quality supplements on the market.
Always read labels carefully to make sure of unnecessary additives that might be in the supplements. If possible try to buy GMO-free supplements that you know are free from unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals.
Enjoy a Healthier New You
You work hard for your money, and your health is priceless; you definitely don’t want to buy supplements that either your body doesn’t really need and/or could even harm you. Start by speaking with your doctor and/or a nutritionist, bookmark that FDA site and then shop for supplements at a reputable site—this way, you can rest assured that you are taking the best products for your body.