Walk through the vitamin aisle or browse a supplement site, and you’re more than likely to be bombarded by a staggering array of options. A plethora of vitamins with names you’ve never heard, and benefits you never knew you needed. Choosing a daily vitamin regimen can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. When first starting a vitamin regimen, why not start with these essential vitamins, and add and subtract from there?
- A daily multivitamin: Taking a daily multivitamin can help prevent heart disease, breast cancer, and colon cancer.
- Vitamin D: Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium and is integral in immune system, blood vessels, muscles and nervous system health. The sad truth is that most of us don’t get enough vitamin D from sunlight, and a supplement form is very helpful.
- Fish Oil: Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids called DHA and EPA which help with optimal functioning of your heart and brain. Taking fish oil can help lower your risk for a heart attack, due to their arterial inflammation properties.
- Co-Q-10: This supplement helps boost coenzyme Q10, which is produced by the human body and is necessary for the basic functioning of cells. Coenzyme Q10 helps the immune system work better and can help the body be better able to resist certain infections and some types of cancer
If you’re thinking of a starting a vitamin regimen for any specific health conditions, it is recommended that you first speak with your health care provider. Vitamins are generally safe, but can be dangerous if taken in large doses or under certain conditions, especially if you’re taking other medications. When choosing a vitamin regimen, do your research, and don’t base your decision off of one study alone. If you need help choosing the correct vitamins please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team is always happy to assist you!