Vitamin Supplements ‐ How To Opt The Right Ones There's a good chance you already understand how hard it is to find the right vitamin supplements for your needs. After all, there are so many products on the market, and they all claim to be the very best. Let's look at a few things you need to keep in mind when you're thinking about the best vitamin supplement for you and your family. Absorption is a major consideration for vitamins. Not every vitamin supplement product is put together in a way your body can process. Nutrients have to go through many different steps if they're going to survive your digestive tract and make it into your bloodstream. Not all ingredients are likely to be used correctly. Products that aren't formulated with this in mind are nearly useless. It's also a good idea to know whether or not a supplement's nutrients are bioavailable. The speed at which a supplement dissolves (something you can tell by checking the USP, or US Pharmacopeia designation on the label) can greatly affect whether or not it gets to the cells that need it. If the nutrient won't make it through your body, or if it can't be separated from the others, there's no point in taking the supplement. Another frequently seen term is chelation. This is a treatment that makes minerals, including chromium, iron and zinc, easier to use. It's hard to get minerals to be bioavailable, which is why this process is required. This process increases absorption levels significantly. Look for chelated ingredients in your vitamin supplements. Ask yourself about the claims the supplement company is making, too. Ask yourself if you can prove them.
Decide whether you believe the supplement is safe. Make sure that you're choosing a product made using clean processes and careful formulation rules. Never simply assume that just because a supplement is packaged well, it's good for you. Choosing high quality vitamin supplements that will dissolve and be available to your body is very important. If you don't bother to make sure you're picking the right products, you're really just tossing money down the drain ‐ sometimes a lot of it. Make sure you spend a little time to learn about the products you're buying.
Published on Feb 10, 2010
There's a good chance you already understand how hard it is to find the right vitamin supplements for your needs. After all, there are so ma...