The Daily Fab Four For Everyday Wellness

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What supplements are right for you? We have found four supplements that we think can change your life!

Over the past 8 years, we’ve connected with everyone from GPs, nutritionists, naturopaths, osteopaths, and everything in between, sourcing you the best advice across the globe to support you on your journey. During this time, four supplements continued to come up in conversation, so we’ve nicknamed these key supplements, the Daily Fab Four!

1.)
A High Quality Multivitamin To Cover The Spectrum

When considering a supplement program, the first step is choosing a high quality, high dose multivitamin. It’s important as it forms a solid foundation of high level health upon which you can build and tailor the rest of your supplements. A multivitamin helps to fill the gaps of vitamins and minerals that may be missing from what you eat, so that you’ve got your base nutrition covered each day. The multivitamin should include the recommended daily levels of iron, vitamin A, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin D, chromium, magnesium, zinc, copper and selenium.

Our Top Picks:

Premier Daily One by Premier Research Labs
Integrative Therapeutics Multi-Plex 1 with Iron
Garden of Life mykind Organics Women’s Multivitamin
Garden of Life mykind Organics Men’s Multivitamin
Garden of Life mykind Organics Prenatal Multivitamin

2.)
A Natural Vitamin C To Look Great, Boost Your Immunity And Prevent Chronic Disease

Vitamin C specialist Dr Ian Brighthope swears by vitamin C to help cure a whole manner of diseases, from flu to cancer. A powerful building block of the immune system, vitamin C has antiviral and antibacterial properties, and is also a dynamic antioxidant, helping to prevent the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease as well as support healthy skin and collagen production. It’s incredibly important to consume enough each day as your body doesn’t actually produce it!

Our Top Picks:

Food Matters Superfood Vitamin C
Premier Research Labs Vitamin C
Garden of Life Vitamin Code Vitamin C
Nutrigold Vitamin C Gold

3.)
Essential Fatty Acids To Help Keep Your Brain Sharp And Your Body Nimble

Essential fatty acids are incredibly important to keep you, (and especially your brain, skin and joints) functioning at top performance. The three key fatty acids include ALA, EPA, and DHA.

EPA and DHA come from fish and animal products. They are the most effectively absorbed and ready to support your bodies health, whereas ALA, mainly from plant foods, needs to be converted by the body into either EPA or DHA. All three forms can be taken orally via oils or capsules.

Essential fatty acids are necessary for:

maintaining healthy hair and skin,
elevating your mood,
nourishing the brain,
supporting a healthy pregnancy,
increasing energy,
and helps to regulate blood sugar.

Our Top Picks:

Premier Research Labs DHA
Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega
Garden of Life Oceans Beyond Omega-3
Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA
Chia Co Chia Seed Oil (Vegan Option, rich in ALA but not EPA or DHA)

4.)
A Multi-Strain Probiotic For Improved Digestion, Immunity And Mood

The word “probiotic” is a compound of two Greek words: “pro,” to signify promotion of and “biotic,” which means life. Their very definition is something that affirms life and health.

Ultimately, how we look and feel depends a lot on the nutrients that we eat, digest, and absorb.

Each of us has more than 1,000 different types of bacteria that live in our digestive tracts, helping us to break down food and absorb nutrients, improve our immunity, reduce risk of urinary tract infections, ward off colon cancer, and may even reduce our risk of common allergies!

But when we take antibiotics — medicine that is designed to kill destructive, illness-causing bacteria — the drugs can also kill the healthy intestinal flora, causing our health to suffer.

A standard Western diet and poor lifestyle choices can also cause the ratio of healthy vs harmful bacteria to be thrown out of balance, resulting in a whole range of conditions.

You can purchase probiotics in many forms, including powders, tablets and capsules.

Our Top Picks:

Premier Labs Probiotic Complex
Dr Mercola Complete Probiotic
Garden of Life Primal Defense ULTRA
Garden of Life RAW Organic Probiotic for Kids

Ultimately, how we look and feel depends a lot on the nutrients that we eat, digest, and absorb.

Whilst supplements are not a replacement for nutritious eating, taking the Daily Fab Four can help to seal the nutritional gaps that are missing in your day to day life, supporting you to be as healthy as you can be.

So if you’re looking to stay well, prevent disease, improve your energy, or simply put a little extra ‘zing’ back into your step, put a Supplement Plan in place today! Your body will thank you.

If you are looking to treat specific conditions such as depression and anxiety I would recommend these articles which has more specific food and supplement recommendations: How To Overcome Depression Naturally and How To Take Niacin Vitamin B3 For Depression And Anxiety.

And if you are interested in recommendations for candida then read more here: How To Overcome Candida Naturally.

By, Laurentine ten Bosch, Food Matters

Healing Lifestyles & Spas Team

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