Do you even supplement Bro?

What are the Core 4 Nutrition Supplements?

Supplements should be a crucial part of everybody’s daily life. No matter how healthy, clean, or organic an individual eats, it is very difficult to get enough nutrition within our diets alone. The Core 4 Nutrition Supplements will create optimal health for us and our bodies!  Remember, when choosing which a specific brand of supplements, quality is always greater than quantity.

Multivitamins

Feeling discouraged from not always getting in enough fruits, vegetables, or proper nutrition throughout the day? Don’t worry a multivitamin can help fill the void! They are filled with vitamins and minerals and are one of the most popular supplements because they can improve health, compensate for poor eating habits, and reduce risk of chronic disease!

Omega 3s/Fish Oil

Are you suffering from chronic inflammation, leading to chronic pain? Add Omega 3s/Fish Oil into your diet! Omega 3s will help your body decrease and regulate inflammation-which comes from elevated Omega 6 levels. The key here is to regulate your ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 resulting in 2:1 (Omega 6 to Omega 3). Already eating fish for some of your meals? Great start! Now add in the appropriate amount of Omega 3s to get optimal health! 

Probiotic

Not all bacteria is harmful! Probiotics are known as a “good bacteria” that are live microorganisms and help regulate gut health. Implementing a probiotic into your daily life can help lower or eliminate “bad bacteria” that lives in your gut and causes inflammation or illness. The more balanced an individuals gut health is, the healthier they are all around!

Vitamin D

Unfortunately, we can’t always spend our day outside soaking up the fresh air and sunshine. So implementing a Vitamin D supplement into your diet is crucial! This will help our bodies absorb calcium and promote bone growth. From children to adults to the elderly, strong bones are can decrease the severity of any accidents or injuries one may have.

Making the right decisions

There is little standardization of supplements and the Food and Drug Administration does not establish standards for the contents. While supplementation of a multivitamin/mineral is common the amount, composition of ingredients, and dietary intake varies. There are a lot of options available in the marketplace as well as information about these products but often times the information can be misleading (advertising) or to complicated to understand (academic literature) making it difficult to choose a quality product.

As the FDA does not regulate the supplement industry The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act ("DSHEA"), was created in 1994 and is a statute of United States Federal legislation which defines and regulates dietary supplements. Under the act, supplements are effectively regulated by the FDA for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

When looking for supplements to add to your regular diet make sure that they are tested by one of the following third parties, ConsumerLab.com Quality Certification Program, NSF International Product Certification Program, and USP Dietary Supplement Verification Program.

Author
The Oak Brook Medical Group Team

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