Eating right doesn’t always happen. Despite our best intentions, the occasional high-calorie hamburger or slice of pizza slips into our diets. Even the most health-conscious sometimes struggle to get enough vitamins and minerals from food alone. That’s why it’s important to invest in some good, high-quality vitamin supplements. But with so many vitamin supplements on the market, it’s hard to know which ones to choose. With synthetic, whole food, liquid, men’s and women’s formulas, gummy, 50-plus, organic, and many more, choosing can be a challenge. Take a look at four of the most needed vitamin supplements on the market today.
There are several B vitamins, all important to a healthy, functioning body. A commonly deficient B vitamin is B12, a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy. It also helps make DNA. Some people simply have a harder time genetically absorbing B12 than other people.
Fish oil is an important supplement for just about everyone. It contains an omega-3 fatty acid that can help with everything from cardiovascular health to inflammation and brain function. Doctors recommend most people eat cold water, fatty fish (like herring, trout, or salmon) twice a week to get enough omega-3. But the reality is that most people aren’t eating that much fish so a fish oil supplement has become popular worldwide.
Sleep disorders affect between 50-70 million Americans – nearly 20% of the population. Melatonin is not a sleep aid, but it can help with insomnia because it helps balance a person’s wake-sleep cycle.
Our sleep formula takes the benefits of melatonin to a new level by combining it with our blend of vitamins to insure you get a good nights rest.
Vitamin D, found in fatty fish, dairy, meat, and fortified soy beverages, helps the body absorb calcium to build and maintain strong bones. It also helps muscle, immunity, and nerve functions. Nearly 50-60% of Americans are low or deficient in Vitamin D.
It’s often a difficult task to wade through all the information needed to choose the right supplement. Keep these tips in mind as you make your decision:
- Don’t be limited by gender. An older man who doesn’t eat a lot of dairy might be better off with a dose of calcium rather than vitamins specified for men.
- Be wary of claims. Look for the disclaimers on packaging. Many claims, such as ginkgo sharpening the mind, haven’t been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration.
- Talk to your doctor. Ask your physician if any of the ingredients in the supplement you are considering would interact adversely with any known medical conditions or medications you’re already taking.
Choosing the right vitamin supplement doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. You’ll find many of the supplements mentioned in this article available through private labeling. You can see our complete line of private label Vitamin supplements here.