These past years we are constantly bombarded about vitamins
and supplements that we should ingest. Some people even foresee in the future
we will simply eat pills instead of full meals.
Pills would contain all the nutrients we need to remain healthy, while ignoring
the enjoyable taste of a full meal.
While supplements and vitamins is a very vast subject and their benefits
another very complex matter here are in a nutshell the most common nutritional
deficiencies per age group or diet.
Women are likely to have inefficient amounts of magnesium, iron, zinc,
acid and often calcium. If you’re nursing or pregnant you are likely to
especially deficient in folic acid and iron.
If you’re just a regular Joe that does not pay much attention to his or her
diet you probably simply want to make sure you have adequate zinc, chromium,
manganese in your diet. Their are many mens vitamins that you might also consider so a quick solution if you don’t want to prepare a very good diet is taking a good general
If you’re over 65 you have a good chance of being deficient mainly in B12
vitamin, vitamin D, vitamin K, folic acid and zinc. Vitamin D insufficiency is
particularly common in the elderly since they do not enjoy as much time in the
outdoors. If you would rather not take a multivitamin you might just want to
take milk which usually has added vitamin D in most countries. This is
especially helpful for women who pass menopause often have a lack of calcium.
One of the main problems for those over 65 is lower hormone levels due to their
age. If you’re part of this age group you probably want to consider energy
supplements like DHEA, pregnenolone and 5-HTP. Unlike regular vitamin
supplements these are mostly used as building blocks for hormones. They have
different functions including aiding in hormone production, helping to induce
sleep, and balancing your moods. Do not forget that you should always talk to
your doctor before taking any of these supplements or pills especially if you
have any other medical condition.
If your a vegeterian you must pay particular attention to certain vitamins
that you might lack due to your very low consumption of food derived from
animals. You most likely want to learn about flax seed since they contain omega 3
which is usually in fish. Flax seed also contain many other benefits that can be very useful to you. You probably also need to take B12 vitamin
supplements since they are only naturally abundant in animal products and vitamin b12 benefits can be very important for you.
This is often asked so here’s the answer to one of the most popular question about vitamins and supplements. The best time to take any vitamin or supplement is during a healthy normal meal
in your day so the vitamins will work more effectively due to the chemical
reactions between them.
Finally I must mention that you might not need any vitamin supplement but only
if your very careful about what you eat and you calculate everything your body
needs to stay healthy. Supplements are only if you do not want to take the time
to create for yourself a balanced diet or if, for example, you simply do not
enjoy the taste of fish but still need to take omega 3 since its a requirement
for a healthy body.