Concentrate on Basic Nutrition
It’s simply in our nature to seek out the latest and most popular of items and nutritional supplements are no exception. We are bombarded daily about the latest and greatest supplement, and many of us scramble to the nearest health food store to purchase the newest wonder product. Even though “dehydrated albino goat hair” may be all the rage; it may provide little benefit if your body isn’t getting its total nutritional needs met.
Before you use and consume targeted nutritional products such anti-aging, detox or performance-enhancing supplements, make sure your basic nutritional needs are met first. It’s a lot like playing a sport or musical instrument; you can’t reach the highest levels without first mastering and practicing the fundamentals. Optimum nutrition is no different; it’s a lifetime, daily commitment.
Analyze your diet to make sure you taking in (consistently) not only basic vitamins and minerals, but also omega-3 fatty acids, carotenoids, flavonoids, allium compounds and other nutrients that you will find in colorful fruits and vegetables. Once your diet is optimal, then focus on specific nutrients for specific needs and goals. Look at it this way, if you spend your hard-earned money on supplements for a specific purpose, you want to make sure they have maximum effect and don’t go to waste.