When beginning a health regimen, it’s easy to overdo it by taking too many supplements. I’ve done it before, and I’m sure many of you have gone through a similar experience. Then you wised up, and realized supplements are just one part of your health program.
Mark MacDonald is a nutritionist and Founder of VeniceNutrition.com. A former athlete, Mark has an interesting take on proper supplementation. He believes you only need three supplements to compliment a nutritionally balanced diet, high in fruits and vegetables.
Check out his short video, where he gives practical advice on supplements. This video is provided courtesy of iHealthtube.com.
You’ll find some great health information on Mark’s website: VeniceNutrition.com.
The main thing I like about Mark’s viewpoint, is its simplicity. His practical advice is easy to implement on a daily basis and will not break your budget. Also, he emphasizes that you still need a nutrient filled diet, with lots of fruits and vegetables. I agree with him, that supplements are useful in filling your nutritional gaps. But, supplements will never replace a solid nutritional diet.
However, I do have a slight disagreement with Mark. My personal supplementation includes a multivitamin, vitamin D3, omega-3, and CoQ10. I believe a great multivitamin sets the foundation of my supplement use. The other supplements I take are based on my personal needs. These supplements are in addition to my daily healthy eating, which includes 7-9 servings of fruits and vegetables.
The Bottom Line: You should take some supplements, as part of your health program. However, I suggest you do not rely on supplements only. Find a combination of supplements which meet your health needs, and incorporate them with your daily healthy eating practices. Please consult with your doctor before taking any supplements, and tell her what you’re currently taking on a regular basis.
It’s your life, live well!