Best Supplements for Overall Health
Sometimes we get so focused on building muscle mass and burning fat that we forget to take care of the rest of our body. Taking steps now to take care of your cardiovascular health, brain health, and protect your body against free radical damage can help you live a longer, healthier life (and look better doing it!) Here are some of the best supplements for overall health.
Fish Oil (Omega-3)
A fish oil supplement rich in omega-3 fatty acids is our number one supplement for overall health. If you can only add one new supplement into your regimen, it should be fish oil. It is good for cholesterol, heart health and brain function, plus it can keep your skin looking soft and moisturized. If you’re concerned about fish burps, there are many supplements now that are designed to minimize this.
Even though we are able to produce Vitamin D ourselves with sun exposure, about 40% of North Americans have some degree of Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is critical for many biochemical processes, including bone strength, preventing depression, maintaining a healthy metabolism and reducing inflammation. Vitamin D is hard to get from food alone, so it is easier to get your daily requirements from a supplement. Too much can be toxic, so try to keep your daily intake around 600 IU.