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The Best Supplements to Keep You Healthy Through the Holidays

The obsession with living longer, healthier lives grew even more in 2018, far beyond the kale craze or the quinoa-converted society that we’ve become.


We all want to live our best lives and feel good doing so, and as leaders in wellness, we are standing firmly behind this goal. In fact, at Dr. Gena Chiropractic, a leading family chiropractic care center in Plantation, we not only stand behind this goal, we live it - each and every day.


Living your best and healthiest life involves taking a number of proactive steps – with chiropractic care being one of them. “There is no magic pill that will make you as healthy as can be, but there are a number of helpful supplements I rely on to help facilitate optimal health,” Dr. Gena says.


Supplements are nothing new in the health world, but the research behind how effective they actually are has continued to grow. According to this heart.org article, supplements help support your healthy lifestyle when taken appropriately.


While diet is the key to getting the best vitamins and minerals, supplements can help. For instance, if you’re doing your best to eat healthy foods but still are deficient in some areas, supplements can help. The key is to ensure they’re taken in addition to healthy diet choices and nutrient-dense foods. They’re supplements, not replacements. Only use supplements if your healthcare professional has recommended them,” the article advises.

 

So, which supplements do Dr. Gena and her chiropractic care team rely on for a well-rounded approach to living a healthy lifestyle?


Probiotics/Prebiotics

Both of these, while different in name, help regulate digestive function and restore balance to your gut bacteria. Taking balanced amounts of both probiotics and prebiotics can help ensure that you have the right balance of these bacteria. Gut health is critical, after all.


Fish Oil (Omega-3)

Take a walk through your supermarket’s supplement aisle and you’re likely to find endless fish oil supplements, also known as Omega-3’s. These supplements are essential for heart health, as they play a role in protecting our blood vessels. Since our body does not make these essential fatty acids on their own, it’s important to supplement your diet with them. Make sure to choose an Omega 3 fish oil supplement that has at least 1,000 milligrams of combined EPA/DHA for maximum efficacy.

 
Vitamin D

Vitamin D plays many roles in the body, including the support of bone, immune, and brain health. Vitamin D has even been known to support lung function and vascular health which begs the question – is there anything Vitamin D can’t do? Basically, no. But Americans may not be getting enough of this miracle vitamin, which is when supplements come in handy. By adding a Vitamin D supplement to your daily routine, you may even notice some other surprise benefits: reduction in depression symptoms, weight loss, and a reduction in your chances of developing the flu.


Magnesium

Magnesium is one of seven essential macrominerals that need to be consumed in relatively large amounts on a daily basis. Why? Magnesium is important for bone health, calcium absorption, diabetes, heart health, and even for issues like premenstrual syndrome, anxiety, and migraines. A deficiency in magnesium can really complicate your health, and is linked to insulin resistance, heart disease, osteoporosis and level potassium levels. Bonus: magnesium helps you go to the bathroom and is great for muscle recovery and relaxation!


Interested in learning more about the best supplements to support your health mission? Visit Dr. Gena Chiropractic today in Plantation, Florida, just a few minutes west of Fort Lauderdale.


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