Why and when do we need dietary supplements?

Why and when do we need dietary supplements?

Why and when do we need dietary supplements?


When we go into the process of buying a vitamin C preparation for example, or fish oil pills, we certainly have in the back of our minds whether they are effective and safe. But first of all we have to worry about whether we need nutritional supplements.



The supplements are in the form of pills, powder and liquid or liquid form (jam type). They usually include vitamins, trace elements and other herbal products.


Most people take supplements daily to ensure they are getting the necessary nutrients daily, or to improve their health. But certainly not all of these supplements are needed.


It is possible that if we are on a balanced diet, we may not need a supplement. However, they can be especially helpful when we want to fill a gap in our diet.




Medical advice is essential


In some cases supplements can have side effects, especially if one takes them before surgery or if they are mistakenly combined with some medication. They can also cause a problem when there are specific health problems. Therefore, we must definitely get our doctor's opinion, with even greater consistency when we have a health problem.


Also, they should not be taken as medicines. They have no such role. They can support our health, but not cure or hinder a disease, especially in some years that one may experience. Even the most ardent supporter of supplements totally agrees




What exactly can supplements contribute to?


Research shows that certain supplements can improve our health in a variety of ways. The most popular are multivitamins, calcium as well as vitamins B, C and D.


Women need iron during pregnancy, while nursing children need extra vitamin D. Vitamin B12 keeps the nervous system and blood cells healthy. In fact, because this vitamin is mainly found in meat, fish and dairy products, it is vegetarian and vegan.

A Multivitamin with a combination of vitamins, minerals and supplements specifically designed for the daily needs of the woman's body, is Terranova's Living Multivitamin Woman.


 Calcium, as we know, supports bone health, Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, while vitamins C and E have antioxidant properties, which protects cell health and therefore the health of the body.


In fact, a survey in 2009 indicated:


Thus, the efficacy of supplementation in reducing the incidence of cancer may be related to the ability to correct the antioxidant status with a sufficient dose of antioxidant nutrients in individuals with suboptimal antioxidant status.


This certainly cannot be interpreted as green light to prevent cancer through antioxidant supplements. However, his indirect connection is something of an optimist, if not a positive one.


In fact, a good way to make sure we get the right dose of the respective substances we need is to control the daily dose rate recommended. So, based on our own needs (if we train for example) we control the amount we need and make sure we do not exceed it.



In a few words...


Therefore, we could say it in a nutshell, since we are medically convinced that for subjective reasons supplements do us no harm, then they can certainly do us good in one degree or another. Of course, what is most important for us to be healthy is proper and balanced nutrition, combined with regular exercise, tailored to our needs.


If you are interested in a recognized range of such supplements, with a wide variety of substances covering a wide range of needs, you can safely purchase the TERRA NOVA range. https://www.altandshop.gr/proionta-gr/proionta/symplirwmata


By product you will see more specifically its properties and where it specifically contributes to our health.


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By Dr Angel,

Aggeliki Koskeridou

Holistic Doctor – Counseling Psychotherapist

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

MSc Health Psychology


insta: dr_aggelikikoskeridou_official 




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