Supplements are defined as anything that completes or enhances something else when added to it.
So why are they so controversial?
Vitamin supplements are taken by nearly every American on a daily basis, so the controversy more lies within which supplements are truly necessary. With that, also lies the issue of the supplement being pure or full of fillers that your body can’t use. Moreover, health experts battle with the use of supplements as they believe everyone should be getting their needed nutrients from their diet alone. Unfortunately, American’s just don’t eat like they should (for the most part), therefore supplements are a necessity.
Which Supplements are used for What?
Supplements can also be an enhancement for anti-aging, weight loss, muscle gain, strength training, digestive issues, immunity etc.
The best supplements for you will depend on factors like your gender, age, medical history, genetics, level of physical activity and diet. For example, adult men and women may benefit from taking different supplements, while vegetarians/vegans can use more of certain nutrients like vitamin B12. People living in cooler climates may need more vitamin D.
It’s important to know that even the best supplements can’t take the place of nutrient-rich, healthy eating habits. Supplements are only an added bonus or helper for an already existing balanced diet.
What Is Considered a Supplement?
Supplements include vitamins, minerals, protein powder, antioxidants, amino acids, herbs, botanicals, enzymes and peptides. They can be distributed in a variety of forms including; tablets, capsules, subcutaneously, drinks, powders and even gummies.
Some of the most widely consumed supplements include multi-vitamins; vitamins D and E; minerals like calcium and iron; herbs, such as turmeric, echinacea and garlic; glucosamine; probiotics; omega-3 fish oils; and protein powders.
We’ve Made A List of the Best Supplements…
Vitamins C, E, A and Collagen for Skin Health
We all know as we age, our skin loses elasticity as well as becoming more susceptible to sun damage, a poor diet or an overactive immune system. Vitamins C, E and A as well as collagen can all help your skin regain a more youthful appearance. Vitamin C helps your skin fight free radicals while vitamins E and A taken together can improve healing. Collagen also helps in the healing process by keeping the skin elastic and moisturized.
B Vitamins for Energy and Help Handling Stress
B vitamins, and folate are important for your metabolism because they are known for supporting cellular processes, growth, and prevents fatigue while igniting cognitive functions.
Even if you consume the daily B vitamins you need (from eating things like beef, poultry and eggs), you might still have trouble with proper absorption (such as of vitamin B12) due to medication use or health conditions that impair gut health.
Vitamin D and Calcium for Bone Health and More
When calcium is taken with other key nutrients like vitamin D and magnesium, it can offer protection against some of the biggest threats to adult men and women. Threats like heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and cancer, for example. Most adults don’t get enough calcium and even if they are taking a calcium supplement may not be taking it correctly. It is very important to always couple calcium with magnesium and vitamin D if you are low in either of these. Otherwise, the calcium won’t be absorbed at all.
Vitamin D is known to protect bone health as well as brain function. It can also aid in hormone imbalance and immunity. It is very important to find out if you are low in D, over 75% of Americans are. Sunlight alone, won’t do the trick, sorry sun goddesses!
Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Fighting Inflammation
Eating wild-caught fish several times per week or taking a supplement equal to about 1,000 milligrams daily is the best way to beat inflammation. This is due to the omega-3.
Omega-3 also aids in Alzheimer’s Disease, heart health and skin.
In order to ensure your body is absorbing all of the Omega-3’s it can, it’s always a good idea to add zinc to the mix.
Antioxidants for Eye Health
Antioxidants can help protect the eye’s lens and cornea while also lowering free radical damage and inflammation, which destroy tissue in the eyes. A number of antioxidants, including vitamin A, vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin, can help to protect your vision and eyes as you age.
Zinc and copper in combination with other vitamins can also help protect the retina and lower risk for macular degeneration and vision loss. Vitamin A and vitamin C help things like a poor diet, blue light emissions from computer screens and sun/UV light exposure.
Probiotics and BPC-157 for Gut/Digestive Support
Probiotics are the bacteria that line your digestive tract and support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection. Certain strains of probiotics enhance immune function, whereas others promote health or hormone balance.
It’s best to take a probiotic that has at least 50 billion CFUs.
BPC-157 is a wonder treatment when dealing with ANY type of digestive issue. These issues range from acid reflux to leaky gut syndrome and everything in between.
How Elite Can Help…
Here at Elite Health Online, we’ve already done the work and the research, so all you have to do is come in and see us so we can help figure out what you need to live your best life.
Our List of Products …
Lipo Slim Drops- A combination of amino acids and B-vitamins that accelerates the metabolic process while creating a feeling increased energy.
LDN or low dose Naltrexone– an opioid receptor antagonist that plays a role in the regulation of food intake. There are 100’s of benefits to LDN (low dose naltrexone):
- Reduction of pain and inflammation
- Growth Hormone production
- Fights cancer
- Improve mood
improves age related growth hormone insufficiency, which in turn results in body fat reduction, and better sleep.
Important for optimum health due to it’s presence in every cell in the body. One way antioxidants like glutathione help maintain good physical health is by neutralizing free radicals, which can cause cellular damage through oxidation. Since glutathione is naturally present within all types of cells, it is in a prime position to do this. It’s considered one of the most important antioxidants in the human body.
- Glutathione can reduce minor skin imperfections and produce an overall brighter complexion while improving uneven skin tone. It has a beneficial effect for cystic acne or even the occasional breakout. Glutathione injections work by clearing the body of toxins and free radicals that lead to hyperpigmentation, age spots, sun spots, wrinkles, acne, and even melasma. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits.
The Elite Elixir is a nutritional cocktail administered intramuscularly. It is consisting of Vitamin C, B-Vitamins including B-12, and Magnesium. It has been used to help with the following.
- General/Chronic fatigue
- Improved immune function
- Seasonal allergies/rhinitis
- Muscle spasm
- Headaches, possibly migraine
- This peptide formula has demonstrated healing properties for tendon to bone injuries, as well as damaged ligaments. Patients report analgesic characteristics with reductions in pain and discomfort with 24 hours. This is due to the increased blood flow and healing to the injured area.
The tablet form is utilized to resolve gastric/digestive tract issues such as leaky gut, IBS, Crohn’s or gastro-intestinal cramps.
Currently this peptide is successfully used in treatment of patients with pathologies related to brain circulation dysfunction. Doctors have prescribed it for many conditions like anxiety, memory improvement, ischemic events, stroke, nerve regeneration, ADHD, opioid withdrawal, and even Chronic diseases such as ALS, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. Some doctors use it as a preventative measure to protect against chronic disease and to acutely help improve memory and learning processes.
Beyond Our Products…
No matter what, we want people living a happy and healthy life, so we encourage everyone to make sure they are taking the right vitamins for optimum health. If you do nothing else, run up and grab a bottle of Flintstones Vitamins, something is better than nothing. Also, eat your GREENS! Leafy greens do more for you than you could ever truly fathom. Have you ever had a spinach salad with salmon on top and wondered why the following day you had so much energy? It’s because spinach is full of energy building iron and Vitamin K, calcium and magnesium, your body can’t help but thank you by feeling GREAT the next day.
Tip of The Day…
Consider the little things! As you go throughout your day today or tomorrow, look around and take in little blessings you may not be paying attention to. An example might be your sweet spouse bringing you a cup of coffee in the morning, or just being thankful for the barista at Starbucks. It’s honestly pretty easy to find a small blessing in almost everything.
We recently had a massive winter storm come through Texas and it wiped out our electricity for over 72 hours. During that span of time, people were taking strangers into their homes that had fireplaces, and others were delivering wood to burn. Families played games together around the coffee table in front of those fires and had conversations they may have never had. It was a hard time, but it was also such a remembered blessing for so many. Cheers to Winter Coming, but knowing Spring is right around the corner!
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