An intense supplement regimen is not generally necessary for a healthy individual under age 35, but there are a few things you should consider. If you are like most young people, you probably follow a hectic schedule of school, work, sports, travel, etc. Many young people have nutrient gaps in their diets because their busy schedules encourage “food on the run.” To fill in the holes in your diet and to allow your body and mind to keep up with your pace, there are a few supplements that we recommend to all individuals under 35.
Unless you are one of the few individuals who are able to follow a perfect diet everyday, it is a good idea to have some supplementation on hand. Taking a daily multivitamin is recommended; however most products on the market are composed of synthetic vitamins that are potentially harmful and should be avoided. Instead, look for multivitamins made of natural nutrient forms that will be readily absorbed and used by the body. Read more about Multivitamins and view our recommended products.
Daily consumption of fruit and vegetables is extremely important for young people, but is not always practical. In addition to a quality multivitamin, a daily antioxidant supplement is a way to strengthen your body’s defenses against illness. Read more about Antioxidants and view our recommended products.
Essential fatty acid supplements have been proven to improve mental function and are therefore highly recommended as a daily supplement for young adults. For optimal restults, look for a supplement high in DHA. Taking a daily dose of essential fatty acids (EFA’s) will also support the function of your cell membranes and keep your body’s inflammatory response in balance. The average American diet is very high in a group of EFA’s called Omega 6 but very low in Omega 3. In general, Omega 6 EFA’s tend to heighten the body’s inflammatory response and Omega 3 EFA’s tend to moderate it. The ideal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 is a 4:1 ratio, but the average ratio for most Americans is closer to 20:1. By supplementing your diet with high-quality Omega 3 EFA’s, you will decrease your risk for disease and improve all functions within the body. Read more about EFA Supplementation and view our recommended products.
To optimize performance in learning and stressful situations, there are a handful of supplements available that have shown to be extremely effective. In many cases, these natural alternatives have proven to work as well as drugs, but are much safer and less toxic. View our “mental acuity and stress” page to learn about nutraceuticals that can help with anything from giving an important speech to helping your child focus in school. Read more about Mental Acuity and Stress Relief and view our recommended products.
Getting sick always seems to occur at the most inconvenient times. Vitamin C has always been a popular supplement, but make sure you are taking it in a form that can be readily absorbed by your body. There are many other supplements available that can take virus protection one step further by actually activating white blood cells for optimal defense against viruses and bacteria. These supplements have shown to be especially beneficial in patients suffering from chronic fatigue, allergies or infections. Read more about Immune Boost view our recommended products. The products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
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