With so many supplements on the market and a plethora of information at your fingertips, finding the right supplements to take can be an overwhelming undertaking. You also have to think about your health goals—both short-term and long-term—in order to determine which are the best for you. Be sure to consult with your doctor in order to properly navigate your way through deciding which supplements to take, and how often you should be taking them.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the most common and beneficial supplements.
During the summer, this supplement isn’t as necessary to take daily as it is on the off months (if you live in a sunny state, you may not need to take at all.) With over 70 percent of Americans vitamin D deficient, you might want to consider taking this supplement each morning. The recommended dosage amount is 800 to 1,000 IU for the average adult.
These fatty acids are essential fats that our bodies need. Higher levels can be found in fish, nuts, and leafy greens, but if you’re not getting enough through your food, it may be time to consider taking a supplement. This fatty acid can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
There’s research on this vitamin helping with migraines, and 25 to 400 milligrams could help keep spells at bay. Be sure to not combine with other B-complex vitamins!
A well-rounded wellness supplement is a probiotic, which aids in gut health. Combine this supplement with a healthy diet to give your immune system the ultimate boost.
There are many more supplements on the shelves to do more research on, and don’t forget to talk to a professional for more insight on what’s right for you.