How to Choose the Right Vitamin Supplements

How to Choose the Right Vitamin Supplements

February 27, 2020 22 By William Morgan


With so many supplements
(upbeat music) out there where do you start? Taking supplements can
vastly improve your life, alleviating pain, boosting energy, and aiding in many other ways. So in this video, I’m gonna
give you a crash course on how to get started. Think of it as Supplements 101. According to the Council
for Responsible Nutrition, 68% of Americans take dietary supplements. That’s over half the nation. They also say 78% of Americans agree that dietary supplements is a way to move toward a healthy lifestyle. So how can you move towards
that healthier lifestyle and create a supplement
plan that works for you? I’ll explain how to
choose your supplements, how to determine what your body needs, how to find safe options, and how to take supplements. And at the end of this video, I’ll share a free “Supplements 101 Guide” that will help you make the right decision for your health journey. When you begin to look into supplements for the first time, a bunch of questions might start popping into your mind. What do I need? What brands are the best options? Are these supplements
gonna be safe for me? Will it conflict with the
medications I might be on? Are there any side effects? Questions can go on forever. Supplements must be taken seriously. Although multivitamins are
a great source of nutrients for the average person,
in all seriousness, there is no true one-size-fits-all. Everybody’s biochemistry is different, everybody’s absorption is different, and everybody might need
different variations of vitamins, minerals, or herbs. So where do you begin? Let’s break this into
a three-step process. Step number one is to
determine what your body needs. The best way is to get
nutrients through food, high energetic, live,
raw foods will provide a lot of the good vitamins
and minerals your body needs. However, creating a diet that
provides 100% of what you need is almost impossible. So tracking the foods you
eat is one place to begin to reveal what your body is getting and what it’s not getting. Another important factor to consider is your state of health,
your age, your energy levels, any medical conditions
that can greatly impact the type of supplements you may need. Someone who has osteoporosis
should pay attention to calcium and vitamin D. Somebody with thyroid
issues should pay attention to selenium and iodine. Medical conditions can
also provide warnings against certain supplements. For example, someone taking blood thinners should avoid certain herbs and vitamin K. So although we just
talked about some factors to consider on your own, it’s valuable to do your own research, to look online, or even get a professional
health consultant, or doctor, or naturopathic,
or chiropractor to help you along your journey. Not only that, what I
recommend and what I’ve seen is the most successful
way to kickstart your body is to cleanse the body first. Many times I’ve had
patients or individuals that have come in with
bags full of supplements, supplements they bought
from the drug stores or the supermarkets. When you do that, you
take all these supplements into your body, but you
haven’t cleansed your body or detoxified your body
first, you might not be able to utilize these vitamins. Your body might not be able to
break them down effectively. So I always recommend before starting any supplement program,
take two steps back and clean your gut, clean your intestines, clean your liver, clean
all the harmful organisms out of your system,
clean all the chemicals and heavy metals out of your system. Once your body is clean and functioning, then you’re really going
to be able to benefit and get the maximum use out of the supplements you choose. Now, step two is exploring your options. And that means when
you’re buying supplements to be cautious. Unfortunately not all supplements are good and safe supplements. And some contain ingredients
that aren’t even listed on the label and can
be toxic to your body. So how do you determine
whether a brand is reliable? Well, you’ll have to
check the certifications and the ingredients very
closely in the product. The one thing I usually look for is the other ingredients tab. I can tell if a supplement is good or bad almost instantaneously by looking at the other ingredients. If it has magnesium stearate,
if it has silicon dioxide, if it has toxic fillers
or binders or excipients, that would mean that
the company most likely is not going above and
beyond and looking to create a supplement product with
100% safe ingredients in it. So another thing I
recommend, go to the company. Are they are a reputable company? Read the supplement company’s website. Are they transparent about sourcing. Are they using certified or organic herbs. Call the customer support line. Find out if anyone even picks up. Ask them about the supplements. Ask them about the quality
control that they have in place. A good place to start is asking them if all of the ingredients
are responsibly sourced, if they’re all organic,
GMO-free, vegan friendly, dairy-free, and soy-free. In addition to evaluating
a reliable brand, read the label of each bottle. The nutritional information
on a supplements label is typically divided into two sections. What we talked about earlier,
the other ingredients and then the active ingredients under the supplement facts panel. Active ingredients are
what support your health. The other ingredients
are the inactive parts of the supplement. And those can also include dyes and films and glues and anti-caking agents
and all these other things that aren’t really necessary and not all of the other
ingredients are bad, but a good rule of thumb
is the fewer the better. So it’s smart to get comfortable with the information on labels. It’s very important to
understand the serving size, the suggested use, the key ingredients, the percent daily value
if you’re taking a mineral or a vitamin supplement,
and the other ingredients as well as maybe some cautions, maybe some interactions
with your pharmaceuticals if you’re taking any,
hopefully you’re not. But really looking at the benefits of the active ingredients as well. A lot of the supplements
that you’re going to purchase from drug stores or
from cheap online stores or from grocery stores are going to contain synthetic nutrients. I don’t even wanna call them nutrients because a lot of times
they’re actually toxins to your body. So just because you might be able to find a cheap supplement brand, that doesn’t mean that that calcium is going to be good for your body. For example, calcium carbonate can actually take calcium from your body. So it’s very important to choose and to spend your money wisely on very efficient, nutrient-dense bioavailable supplements, the ones that the body can actually use versus the nutrients that may be synthetic that actually harm the body. So just because you see
an ingredient on the label doesn’t mean you’re
going to benefit from it. Quality is always the biggest factor. It’s better to just spend
more for that quality to make sure that it’s gonna
be absorbed and utilized by your body. So it’s very important for
you to do your own research. There are so many different
supplement brands out there, so many different herbs out there, but once you secure the
supplement you wanna take, the story isn’t over. It just brings us to the next category which is the implementation or step three, or the best practices on how
long you need to take this, how you need to take
it, should you increase the amount of your dosage every day, should you decrease it? It’s basically you
figuring out what you need. And everybody is different. So when it’s time to actually
take your supplement, it’s important to follow
the instructions completely. If you’re taking the correct dosage, if you’re taking it as directed, you can check with your
natural healthcare provider. Maybe they want you
taking a little bit more or a little bit less. So after taking the
supplement, be on the lookout for any changes that happen in your body or, for that matter,
changes that don’t happen in your body. This’ll give you a good feel of if the supplement’s working or not. Just pay attention to any signs. Are you getting a little
bit more sleep at night or is your energy coming back up? All of these things will cue
you in the right direction for if that supplement is
working for you or not. The next stage is how you
store your supplements. I personally recommend
storing your supplements in a dark, cool, dry place and kinda make sure that your supplements are not accessible to your
children and your pets. Some vitamins last longer than others so it’s important to check
the expiration dates regularly and be sure to avoid
supplements past their prime or past their expiration date. Now, Global Healing uses
the cutting edge science as far as nutraceuticals are concerned, as far as herbs are concerned, as far as our manufacturing
processes are concerned. We use the highest quality ingredients to provide the best supplements
on the market today. So check out our website to
read all about our company and products to learn more. So with all this in mind,
here’s my number one secret. Listen to your body and cleanse your body on a regular basis. Keeping your body clean and listening to your body’s symptoms will help you decide what
supplements you may need. No supplement is a substitute
for a healthy diet. A well-designed, organic meal plan with a balanced approach
to essential nutrients will do more good than
all the pills, powders, tablets, capsules in the world. Supplements just fill
that gap in the plan. And now for the free giveaway. If we can share great health information with each and every one of you, we are happy to do so. Click the link below
and you’re gonna receive our free supplements guide that has all the information you need and also really great
information to guide you on your health journey. As always, thanks for watching. (upbeat music) And if you enjoyed this video,
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