What vitamins should I take?
Where to find the best vitamins?
How can I recognize a good product?
These are questions we hear frequently - not only from our customers but also family and friends. With so many options and so much information out there it can get quite confusing, no doubt.
This is what we recommend you to do in order to find good quality supplements that match your needs.
Before taking supplements it is important to look at your current status quo. There are multiple factors that should be considered:
These questions are important because your needs might vary a lot based on your age, diet, geographical location and lifestyle choices.
A person in a tropical country might have totally different requirements than a person living in the Arctic region. Similarly an elderly person with a chronic health condition, a pregnant woman or a small child are likely to have very different needs than an athlete with a strict workout regimen.
Remember: There's rarely a “one size fits all” solution when it comes to supplements.
After looking at your current status you should consider your personal health goals.
Usually this will give helpful clues when it comes to choosing the right supplement.
On our website we have organized our products into categories like Gut Health, Immunity and Muscle Health. By choosing a category you will automatically find the products that are most suitable for a particular purpose.
If you are taking medicines, suffer from any acute or chronic health problems or if you are pregnant, we recommend consulting with your doctor before taking supplements randomly.
Why is that important?
While a product might be 100% natural it can potentially interact with medications and create unwanted side effects. In addition, some herbal remedies may influence the efficacy or toxicity of some prescription medicines. The best way to avoid negative outcomes is to predict and prevent possible drug interaction - means: discuss it with your healthcare provider.
There are several vitamins that are recommended during pregnancy. But that does not mean all products are safe. Unsafe supplements include vitamin A and certain exotic herbal supplements. We recommend talking to your doctor/ obstetrician to find safe choices.
In case you are planning to give supplements to your children check recommendations of your countries health officials and talk to your pediatrician if required. The NHS recommends the following on their website:
Growing children, especially those who don't eat a varied diet, sometimes don't get enough vitamins A and C. It's also difficult to get enough vitamin D through food alone.
Please note: General recommendations can vary depending on your country.
There are several things you can do in order to verify the quality of a vitamin product. Here's what we recommend:
Transparency is key when it comes to quality products. Avoid vendors and products that contain synthetic vitamin forms, unnecessary binders, preservatives or coatings. Other ingredients to avoid include artificial sweeteners, flavors, and dyes or genetically modified ingredients.
Supplements are safe and effective as long as you a) choose the right product and b) take it correctly.
One rule of thumb is: Never exceed the dosage mentioned on the package and always remember to follow the instructions of the manufacturer. When it comes to vitamins and supplements, more is not automatically better! In fact, the dose makes the poison.
If you want to learn more about taking supplements safely we recommend reading our blog 7 Things You Should Know before Taking Supplements.
Does this sound familiar to you: Gastroscopies, colonoscopies, lactose intolerance tests, stool tests, blood work and allergy tests?
And no concrete result could be found in any test?
Then perhaps you also suffer from irritable bowel syndrome.
There are many causes of irritable bowel syndrome and many different treatments to cure it.
Learn in this article which vitamins, minerals and other supplements can help you to get your irritable bowel under control.
Hand on heart: How many hours do you sleep every night?
Less than 7 hours?! Then you should read on now!
Because sleep is extremely important for your health. About seven to eight hours of sleep is optimal so that our body can really recover from everyday life, renew its cells and strengthen your defenses.
However, there are many people in the world who suffer from sleep disorders. Falling asleep quickly and sleeping through the night is a real struggle for them.
According to studies, there are even more and more people with sleep problems nowadays.
Learn what you can do to improve your sleep quality in this article.
Does this situation sound familiar to you: One night you're eating fast food with your friends and the next morning you have several blemishes on your face. As tasty as the burgers and fries were, sometimes unhealthy eating leaves unsightly marks on the skin.
Why is that? All the nutrients we consume reach the skin via the blood.
But food doesn't always have to cause blemishes. There are also foods that are good for your skin.
We tell you which vitamins, minerals and fats are particularly good for the skin and can even positively influence your skin appearance.