The Smart Supplement Guide

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The Smart Supplement Guide

A Healthier Heart, More Energy, And Better Immunity. 

Supplements are everywhere, and it’s little wonder; they can increase your energy, build a strong immune system, help you to have a deep sleep and even speed up fat loss.

Australians spend over $1.3 billion on them annually, according to the Complimentary Medicines Industry Survery. And the sales of natural supplements and vitamins are set to overtake over-the-counter medications in the near future.

A healthy diet is always the first port of call for your body. However with today’s stressful lifestyle, plus mineral and vitamin deficiencies in everyday food, supplements can cover the gap that our bodies are often missing.



A Healthy Ticker

Cardiovascular disease is Australia’s biggest killer. However it is largely avoidable with some sustainable lifestyle tweaks. These heart-healthy supplements can also help.



Fish Oil

This is one of the only supplements than the experts all agree on. It does everything from increasing insulin sensitivity, to helping your brain, and can even lower triglycerides and blood pressure.

Some studies have claimed omega 3 fats can reduce heart disease by as much as 50%.



Hawthorn

This supplement is extremely high in antioxidant flavonoids, including oligomeric procyanidis (OPC’s), which can assist in blood flow and protect damage to the blood vessels.



D-Ribose

Ribose synthesizes adenine nucleotides, which are vital to produce adenosine-triphosphate (ATP), the primary source of energy used by cardiac muscles and all cells.

D-Ribose can be ideal for athletes and weekend warriors, or to simply help support cardiovascular health and energy levels.



A Bulletproof Immune System

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Before you lock yourself in a basement to avoid catching bugs, try these natural ways to boost your immune system.



Avoid The Immune-Zapping Foods

In many adults, they can be consuming foods which deplete their immune system. Try minimizing or avoiding dairy, gluten or wheat. A full food allergy test will highlight exact food groups that may be upsetting your body.



Vitamin D-3

Australians, known world wide for being bronzed and basking in the sun, are now commonly deficient in Vitamin D-3. Vitamin D is one of the most underrated supplements. Not only does it assist with bone density, it also contributes to fat loss, disease prevention and your immune system.

In summer, a few minutes of daily sun will do the trick for most people. If that’s not an option, supplement daily and re-test your vitamin D-3 levels after a 12-week protocol.



Zinc

Zinc is an immune system heavy weight. Zinc is responsible for a host of immune building activities, from rebuilding skin, to building infection-fighting cells in the body.

Zinc can also help you bounce back faster if you do catch a bug



Better Sleep, More Energy



Acetyl L-Carnitine

ALC can boost blood flow to the brain, and even assist in fat loss. ALC has been called ‘legal doping’ by experts, due to it’s increase in focus and cognitive functioning.

Found in red meat, vegetarians are often very low on acetyl L-Carnitine levels and should consider supplementation.



Magnesium

One of the energy heavyweights, magnesium also has the added benefit of assisting your central nervous system switch off. This will help the quality of your sleep, helping you to wake feeling rested and recharged.



Rhodiola

Rhodiola is a fantastic supplement for those going through high levels of stress. Whether it’s a demanding work schedule, a busy travel period, or a stressful event in your life, Rhodiola can assist with recovery, stress management and recovery from exercise.

There you have it – the smart guide to supplement for better sleep, energy and heart health. Please LIKE and COMMENT below if you found this article helpful.