What Supplements Should You Be Taking?

In this article I will try to recommend supplements that we should all be taking and explain the science behind it.  If you’re new to my website, roll your mouse over the links to see more supplemental information that are often cross-linked to my science-articles for further explanation.

First of all, I know these products cost money.  They don’t cost too much (<$1/day) but it’s still something.  Fortunately for us, there is almost no connection between price and quality. Many inexpensive multivitamins (from 3 to 14 cents per day) passed every test in a recent ConsumerLab report.  At the same time, several relatively expensive products (from 50 cents to over $1 a day) failed to pass!

The product recommendations I make are products that I’ve researched to be the most inexpensive and most effective to save you money.  I don’t want you to spend more money than you need to.  There is no point in buying something that costs 50 cents a tablet if the one that costs 14 cents works just as good, if not better!

In a perfect world, we’d eat these things every day, but we don’t. And even if we did, we’d still be missing some things.

And last but not least, you shouldn’t rely on a capsule to get your nutrition but with mineral depletion in commercial farmlands and the fact that most people can’t eat a perfectly well rounded diet everyday, this stuff is great insurance.  This is one of the great benefits of living in the 21st century and I intend to make full use of it.

1. Collagen

Click to read about the importance of collagen
Wait, if collagen is a protein, why can't we just eat meat to get it?

2. Vitamin C

Click to read about the importance of Vitamin C

3. Multivitamins

Click to read about the importance of multivitamins
Why do premenopausal women need more Iron than men?

4. Fish Oil (Omega 3 Fats)

Click to read about the importance of fish oil

5. Calcium (especially for menopausal women)

Click to read about the importance of calcium
Why is calcium especially important for menopausal women?

And finally, understand why more is NOT better.

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  • Melissa

    I have followed your website for about a year now. You helped me understand anatomy concepts at a basic level and then I was able to make sense of the richer details. Thank you and keep up the informative posts!

    • http://www.antranik.org/ Antranik

      So very cool! Thanks for the support Melissa!

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    dave I AM TOLD MY MD THAT I HAVE ORTHROSTATIC HYPOTENSION,MYPRESSURE
    STANDING IS 91-95 OVER 65-58. I TAKE NO MED, PRETZELS FOR SALT, THAT RAISES IT BIT . I AM 69 YRS, HAVE HAD OPEN HEART 2010 FOR AROTIC VALVE, PIG . PRESSURE DIPS TO 85 /80/58/55 IF I BEND OVER, SSOME LIGHTED-NESS. ANY SUPPLEMENT YOU WOULD SUGGEST THAT MIGHT HELP.

  • Shivani Sikri

    This is a fantastic list of supplements derived from fresh foods. Since last 2 decades, we have been a slave of artificially derived supplements and capsules but this is the time to shift to fresh foods and give our bodies the nutrients it always needs.

  • http://www.5htpmaxreviewer.com/ Zoey Brown

    In response to Shivani – It this not because of the change in lifestyle longer working hours that people rely more on supplements now? I do agree natural is better , but having some vitamins from tablet form is also better then not having any at all, i struggle with many fruits and salads as i just dont like the taste, but i make this up with supplements? However i wouldn’t if i did like the alternative?

  • Liam Trott

    Collagen isn’t something I have seen posted about before! Is there a certain age you’d recommend it for? Also, vitamin D is something that is talked about a lot, would you consider including it or do you think it is over rated?