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June 27, 2019
There are a lot of popular supplements available on the market today. Each one targets something different and has different benefits. How should you know which one(s) to take? Here’s a few that we think are pretty incredible – some of which you might have not even heard of.
Karela, also known as “bitter melon” is a bitter gourd that looks like a bumpy cucumber. It’s very low in calories, but packed full of nutrients. It’s loaded with vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C. It also has a lot of fiber, magnesium folate, zinc, phosphorus, and manganese. It’s also got iron, beta-carotene, calcium, and potassium. Bitter melon contains a naturally occurring phytoconstituent, called charantin. Charantin has been used in some cultures and countries throughout the world to maintain healthy blood glucose levels.
There’s a few misconceptions and misunderstandings about karela. Karela is often misspelled as korella and is actually both a fruit and vegetable. Karela belongs in the same family as cucumbers, but has a bitter taste. While the bitter gourd may be hard for some to stomach, it’s nutritional benefit is definitely worth the bitter taste.
Chlorella is a single-celled green algae with tons of amazing benefits. It’s a superfood with a lot of amazing benefits and nutrients. Chlorella contains vitamins and minerals, essential amino acids and is one of the only plant foods containing active Vitamin B12.One of the most unique things about chlorella is that it contains Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF). CGF provides your body with nucleic acids, which make up the DNA and RNA in our bodies. The more available nucleic acids we have, the more our cells have to support cellular function. CGF is only found in chlorella, and chlorella products made from Chlorella pyrenoidosa have the most CGF. Sun Chlorella is a premier provider of Chlorella pyrenoidosa products. For more information on how chlorella can impact your life, or if you have any questions, contact us.
Probiotics are a great way to improve your overall gut health. Having a healthy gut is critical to obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight. Your stomach has lots of good and bad bacteria swimming around inside it. Probiotics support digestion and help the good bacteria do their job. Probiotics may help to prevent diarrhea, gas, and cramping. If there’s anything that throws off your regular bowel habits, chances are, probiotics can help. Probiotic supplements ensure you maintain a healthy digestive tract. If you’re interested in adding probiotics into your diet, a great place to start is with yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha, and kefir. If you’re looking for a probiotic supplement, make sure you choose one that has live cultures.
Taking Omega-3 fatty acids can be beneficial for your health, especially for the health of your heart. What foods contain these awesome fatty acids? Salmon, walnuts, and other fatty fish are all incredible sources of fatty acids.
A multivitamin is always a great place to start for someone wanting to ease into taking supplements. A multivitamin is a very basic attempt to round out some of the nutrients and vitamins you may be missing in your regular diet. This doesn’t mean you can skip eating fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods. A multivitamin acts as a supplement to your regular, healthy diet.
There are a lot of incredible supplements on the market, and many that don’t work as well as advertised. Do your research before taking a new supplement. Talk to your doctor to see if taking an additional supplement will work into your daily routine, or if there are supplements you should avoid taking. Taking a supplement can be a great way to add benefit to your regular routine. Have questions about what supplement is right for you? Contact us and we’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.