Adding supplements into your routine is a great way to give your health that extra boost, but with so many natural health supplements on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start. There's so much to learn about supplements and there's no one-size-fits-all approach to health, so we want to make the process of choosing the right supplements for you that bit easier.
We're here to help. Read on for our tips on choosing the best natural health supplements for you, and how to work them into your daily routine as seamlessly as possible.
Firstly- do you actually need supplements?
It's important to remember that, as their name suggests, supplements are supplemental. Whether or not you should be taking them depends entirely on your personal situation- whether that be inadequate vitamins through your diet, pre existing deficiencies, your lifestyle and your overall health goals. Outside of that, there are many types of supplements that work to boost your overall health and even aid specific concerns- things like superfood powders, immune-boosting smoothies and gut health supplements. Most people can benefit from some form of health supplement, but what that particular supplement may be will vary from person to person.
The first step is taking a close look at your diet and identifying anything important that you may not be getting enough of. If you're overwhelmed by the process, we recommend visiting a naturopath or similar health professional.
What form of supplement is right for you?
Once you've thoughtfully selected the right supplement for you, it's time to choose the specific form you'll take that supplement in. This depends less on your health and more on your lifestyle and preferences. For example, if you want to take your supplements quickly and easily, a tablet or capsule may be best for you. If you have difficulty swallowing pills, a supplement in gummy form may be your best option. Want to work your supplement into your diet without adding an additional step? Look for a powder that can be easily blended into smoothies and juices.
How to add supplements into your routine
Once you've chosen the perfect natural health supplement (or supplements!) for you, it's time to get into the habit of actually taking them!
Superfood powders and liquid supplements are a great place to start, as you can blend them into your everyday meals and drinks to the point where they're entirely undetectable. If you often find yourself looking for a mid-afternoon sugar fix, this is a great time to work a gummy supplement into your routine- just swap out your sugar jellies for something healthier. If you're already taking medication daily, simply add a supplement tablet into that routine.
The most obvious solution is often the best solution- if you're struggling to really make supplement-taking a daily habit, try setting an alarm on your food or ticking days off a calendar!
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