When it comes to living your Utopian Life, it is necessary to take care of your body, heart, and mind. Keeping a healthy and powerful self will allow you to live your best life possible, however you choose to express that!
Who Needs Supplements?
Plenty of people would benefit from some form of supplementation. The obvious are bodybuilders and those wishing to put on muscle mass using protein powders. Many people have vitamin deficiencies that they are unaware of, Vitamin D for instance is often low and taking a supplement can put you back on the right course. Other people who would benefit from supplements:
- Pregnant women, and those trying to conceive.
- People on strict diets such as vegetarians and vegans, or those who have a poor diet.
- Elderly people who may be absorbing less vitamins from their food.
- People with an allergy or intolerance to some foods.
- Those with an autoimmune disease.
- Anyone who doesn’t receive enough sunlight.
- Following a course of antibiotics.
- People who want to perform at their absolute peak!
- And more!
Gut health is a huge area of study at the moment as scientists are beginning to realize the incredible connection between the biomes in our digestive tracts and other health complications. Having robust gut flora helps people absorb nutrients from their food as well as fight off infections and other illnesses.
Probiotics are especially important for those who have just completed a course of antibiotics. Antibiotics are potent medicine that don’t discriminate and will just as quickly wipe out your good bacteria with the bad. You can take probiotics in a few forms. Kombucha is one popular way to drink your probiotics but yoghurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and other foods all contain some.
Ok, so fish oil in itself isn’t the supplement you’re after, it’s all the amazing things stored inside! Fish oil is packed with powerful omega-3 fatty acids! Omega-3’s are shown to help fight inflammation in the body as well as being necessary for brain and heart function. Omega-3s are also something that our bodies can’t produce on their own so without getting the through diet rich in fish oil or supplementation we won’t have them at all. Either add some salmon to your diet or look at getting a fish oil supplement and help your heart, brain, and body work best!
Turmeric is huge! It’s a space with an incredible history. Used for thousands of years in India for medicinal (and cooking) purposes, it is packed with beneficial compounds and vitamins that provide incredible effects! Turmeric can provide healing and relief from circulatory problems, injuries, and more. Over 300 naturally occurring vitamins and minerals that promote overall well-being and a healthy immune system can be had including calcium, potassium, beta-carotene, vitamin C, zinc, niacin and flavonoids. The main active compound in turmeric is curcumin and this is where the magic is! It delivers incredible effects, including reduced inflammation and pain relief to fat loss and improved memory.
It’s a miracle spice that you should incorporate into your diet as soon as possible. You can add it into your cooking, or find a supplement that incorporates turmeric like this one made by Cody Bramlett and Science Natural Supplements.
Protein is a huge part of the supplement market, for good reason. Many guys out there are trying to pack on muscle mass and get bigger than ever before. But protein isn’t just used for building big muscles! It’s the basic building block of bone, cartilage, skin, and blood so having enough of it available for your body’s needs is crucial. If you can, increase the amount of protein you get through your diet, either by eating lean meats or beans, lentils, and dairy. If your diet restricts these, or you want to find another way to get protein fast – look at the various whey protein supplements out there. These deliver the needed protein without the accompanying calories.
Vitamin D is an incredible boon for the body. It helps to fight disease, combat depression, and supports weight loss! The problem? It’s found in very few foods! The most common way for many people to get their vitamin D is through exposure to sunlight, but as more and more of our days are spent working at a computer screen, to go home and watch tv with a loved one, it’s easy to slip into a routine where you don’t get enough of this powerful vitamin. Two ways to fix that! Get some more sun, safely (use sun block!), by heading outdoors and basking in that glow. For foods look to salmon, egg yolks, or foods that have been fortified with additional Vitamin D like milk and yogurt. Adding in a daily vitamin D supplement can also help get you where you need to be.
When you have these five vitamins, minerals, and spices working for you, you’ll be providing your body with everything it needs to function at peak efficiency. You will truly be able to start living your Utopian Life!