Top 8 Supplements to Boost Your Family’s Health This Spring

Food supplements are very useful and they are a convenient way to make sure your body’s daily needs are satisfied. However, as the name itself suggests they are only supplementing your daily diet, not replacing it. Eating regular healthy meals and including these recommended supplements will help you boost your immune system, stay healthy and feel energized.

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Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms, often referred to as the “good” bacteria. “Good” bacteria can be found in fermented foods such as yogurt as a product of natural fermentation process. There are also many varieties of probiotic supplements available in form of pill or chewing gummies that can be easily added to any daily diet plan.

Taking probiotics increases the population of the good bacteria in the intestines which prevents the bad bacteria to multiply and cause illness or disbalans that will manifest as diarrhea or constipation. Moreover, it eases the symptoms of many gastrointestinal problems and illnesses.

Essential thing for a good health is having a perfectly functioning gut. Probiotics help maintain good balance of the bacteria in the gut which will offer a good metabolism regulation and a proper food digestion. All nutrients taken from the healthy foods you are consuming and dietary supplements are efficient only when they are properly digested.

A well-balanced bacteria culture equals proper gut-work which is the base of healthy, properly-functioning organism.

Collagen

Collagen is the main structural protein found in the connective tissues in the body, such as tendons, skin, muscles, ligaments etc. As we are growing older, our body produces less collagen and this results with rigidness in the body, wrinkled skin, week and damaged hair and nails.

Therefore, taking collagen supplements is very beneficial for your body as it enhances the joints, bones, muscles, gut health and boosts the production of new collagen fibers. Moreover, it results in strong and good looking hair, nails, skin and proper digestion.

Collagen in a form of dietary supplement is made when hydrolyzed and reduced to small peptides that are tasteless and easily dissolved.

You can consume collagen in your smoothies, baked goods, hot drinks (coffee, cocoa even tea), you can mix it in water and not even noticed it’s there.

Spirulina Algae

Spirulina is an alga that comes from a family of single-celled microbes referred to as blue-green algae and they can be found growing in both salt and fresh waters.

Spirulina is considered as superfood due to its amazing nutrition content:

  •        Proteins

o   18 different proteins and amino acids

  •        Carbohydrates

o   Sugars and dietary fibers

  •        Vitamins

o   Vitamin A, K, B12, B6, D,E, (niacin, folate, beta-carotene)

  •        Minerals

o   Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, zinc.

Collagen is very popular and widely used as it is proven to have no side effects and is suitable for every diet. Moreover, its high protein content makes it an excellent supplement for vegetarian and vegan people.

It is recommended to be used by people that are on a restrictive diet as it helps supplement the entire nutrition and vitamins needed for good nourishment of the organism.

Taking Spirulina helps with anemia, gut health, blood pressure and diabetes management, cholesterol, metabolic rate and allergy symptoms.

Spirulina comes in a form of dried powder that can easily be added to smoothies and other meals or it can be taken with water as a pressed small green tablets. It has an intense algae smell.

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CBD Oil

CBD oil is made from the main non-psychoactive component of the plant cannabis-sativa (marijuana) the cannabidiol. Its growing popularity as a natural remedy for many ailments has placed this miracle potion on every recommendation list of daily supplements. Many scientific studies have confirmed the curing and preventative power of the CBD oil.

CBD oil reduces stress, anxiety and panic disorders, treats insomnia, and helps in weight-regulation as it can play a role in breaking down fat. Moreover, it is a natural pain reliever and has anti-inflammatory properties.

The daily dose of several drops can be taken directly in mouth or it can be added to any drink or food you consume through the day.

If you or someone in your family loves to vape it is also a convenient way to take your daily CBD dose. Check production grower recommendations for the best choice.

Vitamin C

The ascorbic acid – vitamin C, can be found in many fruits and vegetables. It is advisable to be taken from foods, however vitamin C supplements are very convenient to use and you can be sure you have satisfied your daily amounts of this very important antioxidant. Moreover, when it comes to vitamin C, your body has a good system of throwing away the excess through the urine which means you can’t overdose or cause harm.

It is linked to impressive health benefits such as, strengthening body’s natural defense mechanism, therefore boosting the immune system. Furthermore, reduces the risk of heart diseases, battles high blood pressure, improves iron absorption which is of a great importance, protects memory and many more.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E can be found in seeds, nuts and oils and is known to be an important cholesterol-lowering antioxidant. It is recommended to be taken from foods and as a dietary supplement, however it is fat-soluble which means your body will store it and use it when needed.

This antioxidant gives important protection from cigarette smoking and air pollution damages. Moreover, it may help repair damaged cells and slow the aging process of your cells.

Magnesium

Magnesium is a great supplement that helps in recovering from everyday stress and tiredness. Your muscles suffer a great deal from stress and anxiety tension that put them in spasm increasing the feeling of rigidness. Magnesium acts as a natural calcium blocker to help muscles relax preventing the contractions and spasms. Don’t forget your heart is a muscle too.

It is a very important supplement as almost every organ in your body needs it to function properly. However, when you are not getting enough your body may face a general malaise.

Zinc

Zinc is an essential nutrient that your body can’t produce or store. Therefore, it is very important to get a constant supply of zinc trough your diet or dietary supplements.

We all know how important iron is for our healthy body, well zinc comes second after the iron minerals. Zinc is essential for cell growth and division, enzyme reactions, immune function and protein production.

Kristin Ryals
 

My name is Kristin, and I'm a housewife with big love for cooking. When I'm not bringing on the Food Network and attempting to become America's Next Top Chef, I'm browsing online for unique recipes to awe my friends with. Outside of the world of cooking (as if there is one!), I enjoy reading, skydiving, live music, and of course, shopping!

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