We discuss the top supplements for your health. First, it’s important to understand that you should strive to eat a diet that is rich in minimally processed foods. The diet should consist of a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, high fiber starches, and protein. I believe that a good, whole foods diet, is the foundation of your health. After you’ve covered a minimally processed diet rich in fiber, let’s talk about the best supplements for your health.
I want to talk about the top 3 supplements for your health. The first supplement is Vitamin D3. This is a great supplement if you’re deficient. You can know if you’re deficient in this supplement through a simple blood test. I asked my PCP for a blood test and we found that I was deficient. Since then I’ve been supplementing with vitamin D3. Research shows that the health supplement vitamin D3 can help with muscle function, bone strength, athletic performance, and even ward off upper respiratory infections. What are the appropriate levels of vitamin d? That depends who you ask. My research tells me that a range of 50-80 gives you the most benefits of vitamin d. The health supplement vitamin d3 is easily accessible and can have a profound impact on your health if you’re deficient.
The next best supplement for your health is Turmeric (referred to as the active ingredient, Curcumin). Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory. This has been shown to be safe, and an prevent certain cancers, heart disease, and even help with skin health. Personally I find my digestion to be much more pleasant when I take Curcumin. Curcumin isn’t easily digested by the body so it is best optimized as a Meriva version or through a mixture with black pepper extract.
The last best supplement for your health is an omega 3 supplement, usually supplemented by fish oil. Omega 3 has been shown to have very little impact on heart health, but it still seems efficacious in treating cognitive decline. Rodent studies show omega 3 helps with memory, neuroprotection, and neurogeneration. In the riveting book, The End of Alzheimer’s, fish oil, and fatty fish are recommended to ward off cognitive decline!
Again, remember that these are the best supplements for your health in my opinion, and always ask your doctor before starting a new exercise, diet, or supplement routine. Also remember, good supplements are not enough to replace a bad diet. Get your diet in order, then worry about these supplements. A good diet rich in fiber and micronutrients, maintaining a healthy body weight, and regular exercise will do far more for you than these supplements. But my research still supports the efficacy of these supplements to helping your health.