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.
You've probably heard how important it is to warm up before a workout and stretch afterwards. In addition to injury prevention, the focus is on performance enhancement, in which the athlete prepares his muscles for the stress.
Sometimes, however, stretching is not enough and different types of muscle pain still occur after training. Just as a car needs oil to run, our muscles need the right ingredients to function. They need vitamins and minerals to perform at full capacity without any kind of complications.
Besides overuse, cramps and contractures, there are many other types of muscle pain that every athlete knows about.
Have you had to experience it too?
Then read the top 7 vitamins & minerals that help muscle recovery now!
Do you enjoy pushing yourself to the limit when it comes to sports?
Then you are definitely a fan of endurance sports. Whether it's running, cycling or swimming, endurance sports are incredibly important for your health and should definitely be part of your exercise routine. It improves fat burning, strengthens the immune system, improves blood count and significantly reduces the risk of heart attack.
And one thing is clear: your body can achieve better results if it has all the nutrients it needs for sports at its disposal. Healthy nutrition is therefore the be-all and end-all. But sometimes a healthy diet is not enough to cover all your nutritional needs. This is because endurance sports create an additional demand for vitamins and minerals, some of which are very high. Therefore, the supply of micronutrients in endurance sports deserves special attention.
We tell you which minerals and vitamins are particularly important for endurance athletes!
Sunshine, long evenings and good mood! Summer has finally arrived!
For many people, however, the warm temperatures also mean swollen legs, fingers and arms. This is usually due to water retention in the connective tissue, also known as edema.
There are many tablets available at the pharmacy that can help with drainage.
But before you take chemical pills, we recommend you to try natural solutions.
Fortunately, there are many natural ways to get rid of or prevent water retention as quickly as possible.
We explain how water retention occurs and what you can do against it.