6 Supplements You Need To Start Feeding Your Body
Have you ever wondered if your body is getting the nutrients it needs to absolutely kill it, all day long?
The latest news circulating in the health and wellness community is that no matter how healthy our eating habits are, there are some nutrients we just aren’t consuming through our diets.
But that’s why supplements exist! To give our bodies the extra boost to help us live our absolute best, healthiest lives… and to FKing kill it all day, every day.
So, upon request... Here are our top 6 supplement picks!
1. ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
We know what you’re thinking… anything with the word ‘fat’ in it MUST be bad for you. Dietary fats have been plagued with a bad reputation ever since the invention of reduced-fat products and low-fat diets. However, essential fatty acids and dietary fats are critical components to good health.
Your body is already able to make most of the fatty acids it needs from other dietary fats, however there are two types of fatty acids that your body is unable to create. Linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty acid) and alpha-linoleic acid (omega-3 fatty acid).
Essential fatty acids are first and foremost popular for the positive effect on SKIN HEALTH, however they also assist in many aspects of your health such as the ability to improve immunity, mood and brain health, as well as promoting a healthy heart and decreasing inflammation.
So how do you get more of this goodness into your body?
You can choose to take a supplement that you can find at a good naturopath. If you chose this route, we suggest choosing a liquid supplement over a capsule purely because your body will be able to absorb it faster!
A great fatty acids supplement that we recommend is from INSKIN COSMETICS, called EFA's Max Complex!
Otherwise, you can achieve your required daily intake of essential fatty acids through a few servings of healthy oils, nuts and seeds!
2. HIGH QUALITY MULTIVITAMINS
Multivitamins! If you don’t take them already… we suggest starting! The vitamins and minerals inside one multivitamin have literally hundreds of benefits. Although you can achieve a good intake of vitamins and minerals through healthy eating alone, you will not eat enough to provide your body with ALL of the essential vitamins and minerals it craves for good health, simply because food isn’t as nutritious as it once was. Yep, environmental factors are effecting our food quality big time.
But if you’re not convinced, we’ve decided to provide you with 19 ways in which one multivitamin a day can help promote living your best healthiest lives.
1. Support healthy ageing
2. Correct nutritional deficiencies
3. Improve short-term memory
4. Boost energy levels
5. Detoxify your body
6. Maintain muscle strength
7. Prevent falls (yes, a decent dose of vitamin D and calcium can literally improve your balance!)
8. Improve sense of smell
9. Protect against hearing loss
10. Improve your skin
11. Prevent diabetic complications
12. Stave off asthma and allergies
13. Boost mood
14. Manage stress/anxiety
15. Enhance weight loss
16. Improve sexual function
17. Prevent dry eyes
18. Reduce your cravings for alcohol
19. Prevent dental problems
You can source a high quality multivitamin at your nearest health food store or most Australian grocery stores!
FitazFK Cofounder Georgio Batsinilas recommends the brand FUSION HEALTH for a quality vitamin.
L-glutamine is something not many of us are familiar with. But this supplement is a KILLER for those of you undergoing your 8 Week Challenges! This supplement can be found in most chemists or supplement stores and assists in maintaining muscle, supporting your immunity and helps assist your body with the ability to metabolise fat! That’s right girls and guys, this little supplement boosts your metabolism.
We recommend this for anyone who is serious about working towards their health and fitness goals!
Our expert advice when purchasing a product like L-Glutamine is to not be fooled by the fancy packaging! This supplement is best in its raw form, and any plain L-Glutamine supplement will be sufficient.
4. SPIRULINA/ SUPER GREENS
This superfood is an absolute essential supplement for your health. Spirulina is a blue-green algae (um, what!?) that is found in exotic locations around the world, and is armed with an incredibly powerful nutritional profile.
Spirulina benefits include:
- Detoxifies heavy metals: Environmental pollution and the rising global arsenic toxicity problem is affecting people all around the globe. But studies have proven that a regulated daily dose of Spirulina significantly decreases the level of arsenic toxicity in our bodies! So it’s officially a heavy metal detox!
- Improves your immune system
- Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Boosts your energy!
You can find a good spirulina supplement at almost any health food store or chemist!
Considering all the important parts that magnesium plays in the human body, not to mention the fact that most of us are magnesium deficient… it’s probably a good idea to start including a good magnesium supplement (on-top of magnesium-rich foods) into our daily diet routines.
A Hypomagnesemia deficiency is responsible for symptoms such as bad muscle aches and pains, a decrease in energy, poor digestion, anxiety and trouble sleeping. And that’s just to name a few. Didn’t know magnesium was responsible for all of that? Don’t be alarmed! Studies show that most of the population are unfamiliar with the effect that this little super-metal has on the body.
The recommended dose of magnesium is around 400-420mg per day for men, and 310-320 for women! So where can you find it?
- Spinach boiled
- Pumpkin seeds
- Dark chocolate
- Black beans
- Quinoa, cooked
- Almonds, cashews
Not getting enough of these foods into your daily diet? Try a supplement! There are a huge selection of magnesium supplements around, and you can find them in most chemists, grocery stores or health food stores. If you have any medical condition, check with your doctor first before taking this one!
6. ALKALINE WATER
The alkaline (pH) water trend is the latest controversial health gig circulating like wildfire right now!
Regardless of the lack of actual scientific evidence, people believe that alkaline water can slow the ageing process, regulate your body's pH levels, and even prevent chronic diseases such as cancer!
Regular drinking water alone has a neutral pH balance of 7, however alkaline water has a pH level of around 8 or 9, and although controversial, true pH water believers are convinced that alkaline water contributes to the following health benefits:
- Colon-cleansing properties
- Immune system support
- Hydration, skin health, and other detoxifying properties
- Weight loss
- Cancer resistance!
Some Australian grocery stores such as Woolworths carry bottled alkaline water, however you can also source this supplement from many health food stores and chemists!
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