In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need any supplements. Our food would supply us with all the vitamins and minerals we required. Unfortunately however, we don’t live in a perfect world!
Supplements can help ensure our bodies are functioning to their most potential.
What is a dietary supplement?
Reasons People Take Food Supplements
- Filling the nutritional gap – supplementation is intended to bridge the nutritional gap. So that we retain a proper balance of nutrients from food and supplementation
- Poor eating habits – several factors make it difficult for our bodies to extract all the nutrients it needs to from food.
- Nutrient absorption decreasing with age – Over time, malabsorption becomes more of a problem because your body no longer has the same capacity to breakdown and absorb nutrients
- Exercise increases nutrient requirements – Athletes need a lot of energy and nutrients to stay in shape. As you exercise, your body uses up the energy and nutrients that have been stored in your body..