Supplements For Health And What You Should Know About Them

Nutritional supplements are hugely popular with people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. They take them for a range of reasons too, most of which are to do with improving their health and wellbeing. But do you know about the most common supplements on the market and what they are used for? If not keep reading for the low down.


Probiotics are nutritional supplements that help your digestive system work at full capacity. They are in fact microorganisms that are naturally occurring in the gut, as well as in certain fermented food types including kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha. All of which you can make at home if you’d like.

The idea is that probiotics are meant to strengthen your digestive system allowing you to properly process the food that you do eat. Something that in turn can reduce issues such as IBS and improve health overall.

There are various products that contain probiotics on the market including dairy-based drinks such Actimel and Yakult, as well as yoghurts. It is also available in capsule form, something that makes it easy to integrate into your daily routine.

In particular, its use can be beneficial to those that have recently taken antibiotics. This is because they can reduce the amount of good flora in the gut as well as their intended target elsewhere in the body and probiotics can help replenish them.


Calcium is a valuable supplement that is related to strong and healthy bones. It is also essential for heart and muscle function. In particular, people take calcium to help with issues of low bone density, a problem that if not dealt with can lead to osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a painful condition where the bones are no longer dense enough to support the body’s weight, something that can result in breaks in the limbs and compression fractures in the spine.

These supplements often come in and capsule and tablet form. Although some people are wary of taking them because of the common calcium side effects, they are associated with, such as gas and bloating. However, there are products on the market made from algae that don’t cause these problems that can make a better choice for anyone looking to avoid an upset stomach. Of course, as with all supplements and diet change, you should always consult with your doctor before making any alterations.

Omega-3 oils

Omega-3 oils are derived from fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel. Their benefits are widespread although so argue that they can help with things as diverse as painful and stiff joints, to weight loss, to behavior in children, as well as memory and mental agility.

Omega-3 comes from fatty fish.

Omega-3 oils are so valuable to health because they contain the essential acids DHA and EPA. These are acids that our body needs to function properly, but cannot make itself, that is why they must be consumed. Omega-3 oils can usually be bought in capsule and gel caps, although bottles of the pure oil are also available.

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