Most of us know that we ought to be taking nutritional supplements. However, with how many thousands of them there are to choose from and all of the competing advice that comes with them, it can be awfully tough to know which supplements will do us the most good. Thankfully, there is no need to follow fads when it comes to supplements as long as your supplement regimen is based upon antioxidants, omega 3s, and B complex vitamins.
Antioxidants are, as the name implies, those elements that come from fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and whole grains that fight oxidization. What’s oxidization? You know how a sliced avocado turns brown within 30 minutes or so of being exposed to air? That is the cells of the exposed avocado being oxidized and it is also something that likewise happens to the cells that make up our bodies. Oxidation is harmful to us because it changes our cells and even sometimes kills them.
To fight the oxidation of our cells and keep them youthful and healthy, we need to take in a regular dosage of antioxidants.
Omega 3s are fatty acids that come from cold-water fish and nuts and seeds. This is a type of fat that you should not avoid. It is a healthy one that provides a whole host of benefits to include keeping triglycerides (blood fat) levels low, protecting some from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, lowering inflammation, fighting heart disease, reducing the pain that sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis experience, and lifting depression.
For many decades, B complex vitamin injections have been a health secret of the rich for generations. That time has ended. Now, nearly anyone can afford to get regular B complex injections to boost their energy levels nearly instantaneously, strengthen their immune systems, and help their overall feelings of well being. And, even more specifically, these injections have also helped thousands of people around the world fight heart disease, slow aging, inflammation, asthma, and all sorts of allergies.
Medically reviewed by Jay J. Garcia, MD on December 13, 2014
Karen Eisenbraun is a certified holistic nutrition consultant and writer with a background in digital marketing. She has written extensively on the topics of nutrition and holistic health for many leading websites.
Karen received her nutrition certification from the American College of Healthcare Sciences in 2012. She follows a ketogenic diet and practices intermittent fasting. Karen advocates a whole foods approach to nutrition and believes in empowering yourself with information that allows you to make smarter decisions about your health.