Health is wealth! This is of course true and you need to maintain your health and take proper care of it. But to retain health your body needs certain nutrients and vitamins and one source of these is health supplements. Health supplements help to build the cells of your body and to some extent strengthen the immune system to fight diseases and other foreign micro-bodies in your system.
There has however been much controversy over whether health supplements should be used or not. Many people believe that if we are fit and can eat food without any trouble there is no need to use extra supplements of any type.
But in today’s world this is not always so. The food we eat often doesn’t meet the mineral and vitamin requirements of our body. This happens because we rarely follow a balanced diet routine and as a result, the body lacks many nutrients. This deficiency can therefore be met by external supplements.
HSIS which stands for Health Supplements Information Service has presented many facts about the health supplement requirements of the body. They even have an educational program to teach people in a simple and straightforward manner the need of nutrients and vitamins.
If you are considering taking health supplements then you may want to know what forms they are available in.
Capsules: They contain fat-soluble vitamins. The cover of capsules are made of gelatin and hence vegetarians may not prefer taking them.
Liquids: Vitamins in liquid form are good for people who find it hard to swallow tablets or capsules.
Pastilles: Better known as chewing tablets which are flavored.
Powders: Usually they are mixed with water before taking. There are some powder supplements which can be taken with milk as well.
Tablets: The most common form of supplements used throughout the world.
In the last decade people have become far more serious about their health than ever before and some have even have requested that their doctors prescribe them some health supplements. They have become aware of the health benefits of supplements and are now no longer reluctant to use them.
But, they are not to be taken lightly. They may not be drugs but you should always get a doctor of pharmacists recommendation before you take them as not all supplements will be suitable for everybody. Your doctor will be able to tell you which vitamin or mineral you are deficient in you after examining your health statistics and symptoms.
Here are some popular myths about supplements:
Myth 1: That everyone gets enough nutrients from their diet no matter at what stage he is in. The truth is that it’s not always possible. It depends a lot on the food habits of a person.
Myth 2: If supplements are taken one should not need to eat healthy foods. Busted! Nothing can replace a diet. Supplements only meet deficiencies. They cannot cover up all the requirements of the body.