Daily supplements help to provide us with important nutrients that our body requires to function optimally. Our naturopathic doctors work with patients to Create Healthier Lives and supplements are one tool they use to help achieve that goal. So what supplements should you take daily to achieve optimal health?
A quality multivitamin provides biologically active forms of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are essential to optimal health. Even a well-rounded diet may not provide all of the necessary nutrients each and every day, in forms that are easy for the body to utilize. Multivitamins support the immune system, increase energy, and help to prevent chronic disease. A complete multivitamin contains:
- Vitamins A, C, E, D, K
- Minerals such as selenium, chromium, vanadium, zinc
Iron is not required by everyone, and you should only take a multivitamin with iron if necessary.
Beneficial bacteria promote a healthy gastrointestinal tract, which helps with nutrient absorption and detoxification. Probiotics have been shown to impact many health issues including:
- Immune function
- Digestive issues
Vitamin D has receptors all throughout the body and helps with bone health, immune function, mood regulation and decreasing inflammation. It can also help with reducing risk of chronic diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer. Canadians have low levels of Vitamin D and therefore require supplementation, as our long winters don’t allow for adequate absorption of Vitamin D from the sun.
Fish oils are a source of the omega 3 fatty acids including EPA and DHA. Omega 3’s help with:
- Cardiovascular health
- Regulating inflammation
- Weight management
- Skin conditions
The Nardella Clinic carries professional products that guarantee quality ingredients in your daily supplements. Our naturopathic doctors can give advice on additional supplements based on your personal health history and diagnostic testing. Call the clinic to schedule a consultation with one of our naturopaths to determine your optimal supplement regimen.