Supplements often include ingredients that are minerals, herbs, enzymes, vitamins, amino acids, and herbs. They come in the form of softgels, liquids, tablets, liquids, and powders. Supplements can have benefits for your health and supply nutrition that your body needs. Some of these supplements and their benefits include:
Fish Oil – American Heart Association recommends that people with coronary artery disease should take 1,000 mg a day. Fish oil is said to prevent stroke and heart disease along with helping maintain conditions such as diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Niacin – Studies proved that this supplement really does work in lowering your risks of heart disease, but the supplement also has some side effects and should be monitored by your doctor.
St. John’s Wort – This is a herb that reduces the symptoms of depression. It can work against your current medications such as antidepressants though.
Creatine Monohydrate – Increases your muscle growth, strength and mass.
Vitamin D – Vitamin D is needed in your body for growing and maintaining bones, your hormonal functions and your immune system.
Caffeine – Caffeine is proven to boost your performance, reducing fatigue and even has benefits of aiding you in short-term weight loss.
Whey Protein – Is a good source for getting your daily intake of protein. Helping with weight loss purposes and helping your muscles grow.
Melatonin – Melatonin is a well known supplement that helps you get to sleep. This supplement helps people with insomnia or jet lag, and helps by improving your mood by helping you get better sleep. They are doing more studies on Melatonin and their benefits such as reducing risks of breast cancer, but more studies need to be done.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) – Depending on your body’s need, this supplement can convert itself into estrogen or testosterone. It is also found that this supplement can reduce the risks of aging.
Red Clover Extract – This supplement is aimed at women’s health. Red clover extract is mildly proven to reduce some of the symptoms that come with menopause such as hot flashes.(https://www.poggies.com/)
Pyritinol – Historically, this supplement has been used in European medicine to reduce some symptoms of Dementia. It is also said to boost your brain functions and be used as an anti-hangover pill. (https://www.poggies.com/tinnitus/)
Hibiscus macranthus – Is an understudied supplement claiming to help with men’s health. Hibiscus macranthus is said to help by increasing testosterone in men along with other male fertility promoting. (https://www.poggies.com/phone-sanitizer/)
Chlorogenic Acid – This supplement is less effective than the caffeine supplement but is similar and also comes from coffee and coffee beans. Chlorogenic Acid helps with weight loss and has properties to help lower your blood sugar level.
Supplements effectiveness and safety are not checked by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before going on the market. Just because a supplement says it has been “clinically researched” doesn’t mean that the research shows the effectiveness and safety of the supplement. Be careful which supplements you put into your body because they may not have been studied enough or only studied in a way that favors the supplement company.