With all the news on so many different supplements, diet plans and health regimes we wanted to make a list of the Top 10 Health Supplements everyone should be taking everyday. While this is by no means a 100% complete list, it is a great start to living a much healthier life. The following supplements were chosen based on overall benefit to your health, we also took into consideration the population deficiency levels and prioritized supplements most people are deficient in.
Top 10 Health Supplements
1. Acetyl L-Glutathione
The single most important supplement you can be taking. Recently Glutathione became orally available with the discovery of Acetyl Glutathione. Traditional Glutathione supplements are wasted due to lack of absorption, being broken down in our digestive acids before being able to be absorbed, leaving only 1-3% absorption. Acetyl Glutathione taken orally allows for a much higher absorption level, around 90-95%.
Famously named the Master Antioxidant, it really is just that. Glutathione is found in every cell in our body, low levels are a direct indication of health issues, aging, and an excess of toxins and free radicals in our bodies. Normally our bodies make Glutathione naturally, however with our modern lifestyle and as we age it is simply not enough. After age 20 our levels begin to drop, levels drop further when we deal with disease, infection or chronic inflammation. Stress and exogenous toxins are also leading causes of Glutathione deficiency.
Supplementing Acetyl L-Glutahione will fortify your immune system on a cellular level. Reducing inflammation, preventing disease and infection, improving energy levels, reducing the effects of stress on our bodies, removing harmful toxins, heavy metals and free radicals from our cells that would otherwise accumulate and manifest into serious health conditions and the list goes on… and on and on.
2. Vitamin D3
Be sure when you are looking for a Vitamin D supplement that it is specifically Vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is the form of Vitamin D that is most beneficial, far more effective than its relative Vitamin D2 for example.
Vitamin D3 is an absolutely critical supplement for everyone to be taking, helping our bodies in a huge variety of ways. Its Anti-Aging benefits include increased bone health, less joint pain, it improves our ability to process proteins, increasing the quality and growth of our hair, nails, teeth and skin. These cosmetic benefits are a sign of what is happening inside your body. Vitamin D3 improves immune function, reduces allergy symptoms, lowers our risk of developing cancerous cells, improving our blood pressure, muscle function and recovery rate and even aiding in Weight Loss. The list of benefits of Vitamin D3 is vast and we suggest you take a look at our article outlining the benefits to get a clearer picture of just how imperative this supplement is.
3. Vitamin K2
Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D3 are extremely important for Calcium absorption. Without these Vitamins working in tandem, calcium we intake through our diet or calcium supplement will not be absorbed properly. Calcium needs to be absorbed and transported directly to the bone for it to have any benefit to our bone health. Calcium we take without K2 and D3 is deposited in our tissue, this accumulates over time and eventually it calcifies, causing serious health risks and not to mention not helping our bone health what so ever.
Vitamin K2 has Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory and nerve health benefits as well. It is an unsung hero among the Vitamin world and increased publicity means more healthy people.
Vitamin K1 is also beneficial to our health, however supplementing it is often uneccessary because we get it through our diet easily. Check out our list of top 10 Vitamin K foods.
4. Ubiquinol CoQ10
When it comes to cellular health this supplement is integral. Coenzyme Q10 is found in the Mitochondria of our cells, this is the outer layer which is responsible for regulating what goes in and what comes out. When working properly only beneficial nutrients are absorbed and the waste is removed. Maintaining this healthy function improves our energy, stamina and immune health.
CoQ10 is common among Professional Athletes to achieve maximum performance when training and competing. This is because of Coenzyme Q10’s ability to enhance cellular respiration and energy transfer. Meaning your muscles can work harder and train longer while recovery faster.
CoQ10 holds many benefits beyond reaching peak physical performance, ranging from reducing migraines to improving skin quality. One of the most important uses of CoQ10 is for heart health and healthy blood pressure. It is administered to patients who have undergone a heart attack or heart surgery to reduce the harmful effects of oxidative stress on our cells.
When taken with a Piperine extract such as BioPerine, Coq10 absorption and efficiency increases by between 30-50%.
5. Omega 3 + Evening Primrose Oil (Omega 6)
Omega 3’s are a popular supplement, touted for the many health benefits they impart to us. This is great news for us because Omega 3’s and Omega 6’s are a cornerstone to healthy living, meaning more and more people are supplementing their Omega oils daily.
Reducing inflammation throughout our body is a huge boon to our health when taking Omega’s. Inflammation is the leading cause of disease, discomfort and cancerous development. By reducing the level of Cytokines in our system Omega 3 will reduce the inflammation response related to Atherosclerosis.
Some of the more broad and most notable benefits of taking Omega 3’s and 6’s everyday are the effects on weight loss and cholesterol balance. These fatty acids play a role in many systems in our bodies, by working on cellular health you improve overall health and reduce the risk of cancer development.
6. R-Alpha Lipoic Acid
Without Alpha Lipoic Acid our bodies cannot make use of essential antioxidants like Vitamin C or Vitamin E. R-Alpha Lipoic Acid activates these antioxidants, it also promotes glutathione formation within cells.
R-Alpha Lipoic Acid is a powerful antioxidant in of itself, having had great success with brain health in particular. R-ALA passes through the blood brain barrier in order to neutralize hazardous toxins in our brain, toxins that lead to the development of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Besides the fantastic benefits of R-Alpha Lipoic Acid for our internal health and wellbeing, it will increase your energy levels substantially. R-ALA is responsible for turning glucose into energy for our cells. This improves your cellular health and function, while working as an Anti-Aging wonder thanks to the efficient production and transmission of energy intracellularly.
7. Turmeric Extract (Curcumin C3)
Curcumin is a huge immune boosting supplement due to its ability to remove existing toxins from your system, and inhibit free radicals from forming. Normally our immune system is constantly dealing with an overload of these free radicals, bogging down our system and leaving us vulnerable to infection and disease.
Turmeric further aids our immune function with its anti-inflammatory benefits. By reducing inflammation and inhibiting the production of free radicals and oxidative stressors, Curcumin C3 helps prevent virtually every disease.
When supplementing with Piperine or BioPerine, Curcumin absorption is increased by 20x. Making the proper supplement program and compounds is critical to attain the maximum benefit of our nutrients.
8. Vitamin B6, B9, B12
We have placed these Vitamins together because to supplement correctly they must be taken in tandem. B9 also known as Folic Acid is hugely important to our health because of its ability to reduce homocysteine in our blood. Increases homocysteine levels lead to severe health conditions targeting the brain, heart and nerve cells. This makes Folic acid extremely important to combat against age related neurodegeneration and other age related cognitive disorders.
By supplementing with Vitamins B6, Folic acid (B9) and B12 you are lowering your bad cholesterol levels, and reducing plaque buildup in your arteries that leads to heart failure and arterial damage.
While neural health and circulatory health are put in the forefront, another fantastic benefit of fortifying your levels of B6, B9 and B12 is its ability to alleviate depression. By improving your brain health and balancing chemicals responsible for our mood, we balance our health and mood when supplementing with B.
Iodine is a very important supplement for people to be taking in this day and age. Deficiency in this critical mineral has reached about 33% of the population. This is due to it not being available through our modern diet, and our body cannot synthesize it.
When you are Iodine deficient it can cause a wide variety of health concerns, most predominantly though Iodine is critical for Thyroid Function. Balancing your hormones and controlling the growth of our hair, nails skin and even cells. In an age when so many thyroid issues are becoming more and more common, dealing with the root cause and supplementing Iodine is the best course of action.
You can expect cosmetic benefits, increased energy levels and metabolic rate, increased weight loss, a restful more healing sleep as well as many antioxidant properties found in Iodine. Promoting liver health and helping to expel toxins such as Mercury and Fluoride from our bodies.
Once again it is so important to be supplementing your Iodine levels, considering the epidemic of Iodine deficiency and the lack of Iodine in our diet you must supplement your levels regularly.
This mineral is often unheard of and about 8 out of 10 Americans are deficient in it. A very scary statistic when you realize just how critical Magnesium is to our health and bodily functions. Similar to Vitamin D, Magnesium plays a role in so many of our systems that it is impossible to outline the gigantic list of benefits it has for our bodies. One you may appreciate however is that Magnesium is a necessary component in the synthesis of Glutathione in our cells. So if 80% of Americans are deficient in Magnesium, you could only imagine the effect that has on their Glutathione levels. Meaning reduced immunity, toxicity accumulation and cell decay.
The most popular reason to supplement Magnesium has long been because of heart conditions and to regulate blood pressure. After this mineral was studied further though, it was clear just how important it is to our body.
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