If I’m going be honest about health supplements, I have to say I don’t fully believe in them. At one point in my life, I had so many health supplements I could have started my own health business from home! I wanted to improve my health and wellness and with these well -marketed products I had seen online, I thought that this was the way forward.
Unfortunately, when I began to research the health supplements currently available, I discovered that they might not be overly effective. Here is why I think health supplements don’t really work-
For a start, the answer is in the title – Health ‘supplements’. The word ‘supplement’ means ‘replacement’ and will never be as good as the natural version. I don’t understand why people like me have invested in health supplements such as vitamins and minerals, when a greater and more potent version was always available in our diets. Watercress, for example, has the highest Vitamin E content in anything else known to man. Even eating an orange will give you the vitamin C you need! Unfortunately, instead of buying cheap and natural, we invest in expensive products that usually contain chemicals that the body deem as toxic. So, in fact, some health supplements – depending on the ingredients- are actually adding more stress to the body and damaging it over time.
Even more disturbingly, a high percentage of the actual supplement is lost in the digestion process. This is why pills for example are less effective than spraying a vitamin spray under the tongue. Most health supplements are something that you have to eat or drink so you will never really be getting the full health benefits stated on the packaging.
If you are going to buy any type of supplement, make sure that it is organic and contain no ingredients that are unhealthy for the body. My best suggestion comes in the form of a powder and is called Spirulina. It doesn’t look very attractive but it is 100% plant derived and so smells quite fresh. You can add this to your drink or food and it is one of the most completely nutritional resources on the planet. I instantly feel energised after using this supplement and experience all- over wellness.
However, most health supplements are just over marketed and full of hype so to avoid disappointment, invest in a product that is natural, that ideally doesn’t have to be taken orally and that offers you a proven solution.