Shopping for the right supplements can be an overwhelming task. Nearly every store has an aisle from floor to ceiling filled with hundreds of different brands. Not only are stores carrying supplements, BUT you can buy them off infomercials and individual sales companies. Where do you start and who do you trust?
Supplements can most definitely help recovery time, improve energy and aid in nearly every function of the body; IF you are taking the right type. The number one reason I hear in the office for why people stopped taking their supplements is they didn’t “feel” a difference. Pending on the purpose and the quality of the supplement you will not always “feel” a change within your body.
If you take anything away from this blog post please know that generic supplements aren’t even worth the $5.00 that you paid. I hate to put it so bluntly, but they are the lowest quality on the market. The FDA does not require regular tests for effectiveness, safety or ingredients on supplements. The supplement industry has many players that are in it for money and not to improve your health. Here is a breakdown of the types of supplements on the market.
This is a great article if you are looking for more information on the types of supplements. They tell it like it is, and explain in further detail why you should throw out your Centrum’s YESTERDAY!
It is better you are taking no supplement then a garbage supplement. Educating yourself on proper supplementation will not only improve your health, but not cause any undo harm. It is important to remember that your primary care physician is rarely trained in supplements. They are taught pharmaceuticals, but not supplements in depth. Your chiropractor, trainer and possibly nutritionist with continuing education in supplementation should be your first resource in how to properly supplement your body.