To do this you’ve got to look at deficiencies and excesses in your life, then commit to bringing up the deficiencies and bringing down the excesses. A simple example has to do with calcium. Most Americans consume high amounts of calcium but neglect to consume enough magnesium to balance it out.
And by that I mean, most Americans are seriously lacking in these nutrients and could benefit greatly from a supplement. For those of you who don’t know, our philosophy for wellness – from dietary supplements to physical activity to stress relief and more – centers on the need to identify imbalances and then bring them back into balance.
The truth is, there’s no one right answer, because everyone has different supplemental needs. Your age, diet, health status, weight and health goals all impact which dietary supplements could help your body thrive. That being said, there are certain supplements that are nearly universally beneficial.
Which of these are truly beneficial and which are not? That’s the burning question, isn’t it? Because you’d gladly invest in a handful of supplements if they were going to improve your health … but if not, you’d rather not flush your money down the toilet.
Americans spent $13 billion on dietary supplements in 2013, and such spending is expected to increase to more than $15 billion by 2019.[i] Meanwhile, just walking down the supplement aisle(s) at your local health food store can be mind-boggling, and rightfully so – there are more than 29,000 different nutritional supplements on the market today.[ii]