Do You Really Need Supplements, Know the Fact

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The health market is flooded with nutritional health supplements but do you think you really need a supplement? This article has given the real fact on whether you need a supplement or not?

After watching a promotional presentation of a recently launched nutrition supplement, I wondered how many normal persons would begin to take them and how many of those people really needed them. Not only I but many of my friends asked an expert on nutrition the same questions. The expert said that misguided information about supplements is leading more people who need less or no supplements to take them. For example, recently a body builder’s comment in a health program on TV informed the viewers that one does not get adequate proteins by eating food and therefore one requires supplements!

The fact is that those who really need supplements are the hungry or undernourished people who can’t afford to buy them. On the other hand, those who can afford to buy supplements and do take them regularly do not really need them because they can get adequate nutrients from natural foods if they balance their food intake well. Supplements are best utilized by patients in a clinical setup when properly prescribed by the dietitian.

Most of the supplements are available through network marketing and not directly from the shop. Those who sell or promote these supplements claim that product helps to prevent a disease or disorder or promote healthy function.

Though many have long lists of ingredients and nutritional values printed on the labels, most consumers either do not read or don’t understand the terms. Some studies show that a nutrient in excess can actually cause harm. The bottom line is that nothing can replace the goodness of natural foods and their nutrients. So the next time a supplement is pushed into your palms, think before buying it. One should ask for professional advice from a qualified nutritionist before buying it.

The health books designed by health and fitness experts are better option than supplements. This is because they focus on finding natural treatment of the health problems.

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.

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