Look in any food shop, and you'll find nutrition supplements in so many varieties that it's hard to know where to start.
If that's not confusing enough, some doctors say that nutrition supplements are a good idea, while others say we don't need them. Let's clear the air a little.
The agreement about whether or not we need nutrition supplements revolves around the issue of what you eat as part of your regular diet.
Those who argue against the need for nutrition supplements say that if you eat a perfect diet, you have no need for them. If that's you, congratulations.
Those in favor point to the following to suggest that we do need a little help in our diet:
- We are bombarded with environmental toxins (pollution etc)
- Stressful lifestyles create further demands on our bodies
- Our mass produced food has significantly less nutrients (vitamins, minerals etc) than it used to
- The processed food most of us eat has significantly less nutrients than fresh food
If that sounds more like your lifestyle, then you probably could benefit from some additions to your diet. Indeed, there is ample research that shows that a large percentage of the population are deficient in one or more vitamins or minerals.
So read on to find out which vitamins and minerals could help you too feel and function better. From vitamin A to Zinc, we've got you covered.