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ARE YOU TAKING THE BEST SUPPLEMENTS AND VITAMINS?- Sunday, June 09, 2013

ARE YOU TAKING THE BEST SUPPLEMENTS AND VITAMINS?

The vitmain and supplement industry is a massive, multi-billion dollar industry. People take supplements for everything from weight-loss to weight-gain and eye support to improved hearing. If there is malady, there is someone telling you they have a vitamin or supplement to cure it. Vitamins and supplements can be great; I take over half a dozen a day. However, some vitamins and supplements are a waste of your money. 

Two specific vitamins and supplements that I see patients taking regularly that you should avoid are ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and protein concentrates. Ascorbic acid is a synthetic version of vitamin C and your body does not readily absorb it. You basically pee it out. Instead, try whole food vitamin C supplements. Whole food vitamin C comes from a natural, food source and your body does readily absorb it.

Similarly, protein supplements from concentrate are not readily absorbed by your body either. Make sure your protein supplement is from a natural, food source and is an "isolate," not a "concentrate."

Additionally, please read this article from Huffpost Healthy Living. It discuss five foods to stop taking and alternatives to each one. It's worth checking out!

Yours in health,

The BSWC