Because our immune systems are a priority more than ever, we thought we’d bring another post from a few years ago and update it. Here is our introduction to supplements!
The world of vitamins and supplements can be overwhelming and maybe a little intimidating. Where should you start? Who should you ask? What brands are the best? What do you really need? You can find yourself lost on the web for hours trying to figure it out.
It’s enough to put off anyone from the supplement aisle at the grocery for good. But really, it’s exciting that you’re asking these questions! It means you’re looking to improve your health, new ways to nourish your body, and invest in your overall well-being.
Here, we’re going to tackle some common questions to help you find what’s right for you.
This one is tricky since everybody is different. If you have an ailment, low energy, or something you’re concerned about we recommend seeing your doctor or preferred health professional. However, if you’re a healthy person who is just looking to improve your overall well-being we recommend a protein powder.
Introducing protein powder into your diet is a fantastic way to improve your nutritional intake every day and you’re also introducing some healthy habits as well but taking the time to create your daily smoothie, shake, or healthy meal. Need some more inspiration? We’ve got lots of recipes here on Pura.ca.
There are many ways to discover what works best for your body and your life. But we really recommend thinking about what is going to work for your lifestyle first. If you always forget to eat that energy bar in your bag then that isn’t something that will likely work for you.
Think about what you want to accomplish, do you want to eat a healthier breakfast? Then a protein powder might be right for you. Are you looking to lose weight? Then a green tea supplement might be best. Are you vegan? Then you might be thinking about ensuring you’re getting vitamin B12 or Omega 3.
Don’t be afraid to give something a try! Or ask questions! Retailers, where Pura products are found, have knowledgeable staff members that can recommend something that is right for you.
If you’re vegan or have allergies, pay attention to the ingredients. You might be surprised to find that supplements you’re considering might have ingredients you’re avoiding in the supplements or in the casings. Supplements can also contain additives, dyes, fillers, and preservatives, and in some cases, have even been seized by the FDA due to contaminants. Which is why Psychology Today recommends high-grade medical supplements — which are standardized based on the studies to prove their efficacy (and often also third-party tested) — over drugstore vitamins.
Again if you have a specific concern or ailment speak to your health professional first.