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Multi-Vitamin & Nutritional Supplements

Multi-Vitamin & Nutritional Supplements

Multi-Vitamin & Nutritional Supplements. The majority of multi-vitamin products offer a one tablet daily recommendation. Usually taken after a meal and with a glass of water, multi-vitamins offer a nutritional supplement for individuals who want to get their daily dose of nutrition in the convenience of one little tablet. These products are widely available and are commonly located at most retail grocery stores, drug stores, and online specialty shops.

Multi-Vitamin

  • Separate from many medication requirements, an individual does not necessarily need to have a full stomach before taking a multi-vitamin nutritional supplement.
  • Most do, however, recommend that one tablet be taken after a meal. Depending on the ingredients, some multi-vitamins may need to be taken just before a meal or even on an empty stomach.
  • The most effective way to begin a multi-vitamin nutritional regimen is to schedule a certain time each day in which to take a tablet.
  • If done on a regular schedule, individuals are much more likely to stay with their routine, as opposed to those who decide to take vitamins at random times every day.

When taking any type of nutrition supplement, consumers are urged to read the packaging thoroughly.

  • This includes any directions for use, warnings, and/or cautionary measures that should be taken.
  • Another important part of a multi-vitamin nutritional supplement is the expiration date, which should be checked before the purchase.
  • If an individual were to consume expired vitamins, he/she could suffer ill effects and may even require hospitalization.
  • In general, expiration is found on the outside packaging or on the bottom of the bottle.

Some individuals suffer from anxiety when it comes to swallowing any type of pill, whether it is large or small.

  • Vitamins are designed to be slick and should be easy to swallow, but nerves often prevent this from being the case.
  • For those who have real difficulties in swallowing vitamins, it may be a good idea to select the smallest tablets possible.
  • It can sometimes be difficult to tell from the outside packaging, but the smallest tablets are generally in a smaller bottle.
  • In addition, a clear bottle will reveal the size of the tablet just by taking a close look.
  • This article is to be used for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used as professional medical advice.
  • It should not be used in place of, or in conjunction with, a doctor or dietician’s recommendation.
  • Prior to beginning any nutritional program, individuals should consult with their physician.

Best Multi-Vitamin: Spirulina,

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BENEFITS OF SPIRULINA | वेस्टीज स्पिरुलिना के फायदे और नुकसान
BENEFITS OF SPIRULINA | वेस्टीज स्पिरुलिना के फायदे और नुकसान

Spirulina (dietary supplement)

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Spirulina tablets

  • Spirulina is a biomass of cyanobacteria that can be consumed by humans and animals.
  • The three species are Arthrospira platensis, A. fusiformis, and A. maxima.
  • Cultivated worldwide, Arthrospira is used as a dietary supplement or whole food.

Nutrition Facts of Spirulina / Amount Per

  • Calories 290
  • % Daily Value
  • Total Fat 8 g= 12%
  • Saturated fat 2.7 g= 13%
  • Cholesterol 0 mg=0%
  • Sodium 1,048 mg=43%
  • Potassium 1,363 mg=38%
  • Total Carbohydrate 24 g= 8%
  • Dietary fiber 3.6 g= 14%
  • Sugar 3.1 g
  • Protein 57 g= 114%
  • Vitamin C= 16%
  • Iron= 158%
  • Vitamin B-6 =20%
  • Magnesium= 48%
  • Calcium= 12%
  • Vitamin D= 0%
  • Cobalamin=0%
  • percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 Lack Of Vitamins Is The Result Of Careless Nutrition

  • One of the most common deficiencies is that in iron; about two to three million people suffer from the lack of iron in their blood and some develop the anemia hypo ferric or the iron deficiency, which is the latest stage of this kind of deficiency.
  • Those who are usually at high risk are children and women in fecundity periods.
  • Until the 80-ties this phenomenon was very common with babies and little children.
  • Although iron was added to babies’ drops without testing the hemoglobin level contained in their blood, the deficiency was still evident.
  • Lack of iron in the nursery may cause strange behavior and irreversible damages to the nervous system.
  • Kids who suffer from this deficiency would later have studying difficulties.

There is more than one reason for this deficiency and there are diseases that might cause it regardless of the way you eat.

  • One of the latest discoveries is that the infection with the germ called Helicobacter pylori also causes iron deficiency.
  • What I would suggest is to do a blood test and see what are you lacking and why is that.
  • The scientific result would help you chose the right treatment sometimes it’s safer to rely on medicine than trying out a friend’s advice.
  • Those who seem to experience the very same symptoms may suffer from something entirely different that you.
  • Make sure to eat food that contains iron in it apples, serials, etc.

The right nutrition is much similar to a diet; though it does not always mean to help you lose weight.

  • Lacks and deficiencies are the reasons for feeling weary and sleepy.
  • General weakness can be very disturbing especially if you intend to attain an active lifestyle.
  • If any of the symptoms appear familiar to you, you should definitely get yourself checked!
  • Remember, Health is the most important aspect of your life.

Dietary Fiber For Diabetes Heart And General Health

  •  Most people understand the importance of dietary fiber in their diet.
  • Much has been said about its importance in heart health, diabetes, cancer prevention, and even weight control.
  • What is less well understood is how different types of fiber affect the body.
  • Some provide fecal bulk, some are absorbed more quickly into the bloodstream than others, and thus raise blood sugar levels more quickly, and yet others provide benefits to the heart.

Thus, despite the apparent simplicity, fiber is a complex topic.

  • And whilst all types of fiber are important, if you are looking at preventing or managing specific conditions, it’s not enough to just look at the total dietary fiber as written on food packaging.

Dietary fiber is broadly classified into the soluble and insoluble fiber.

  • Soluble fiber is fermented in the colon and plays a role in slowing the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream.
  • It also encourages the growth of the ‘friendly bacteria that help break down bile, and are involved in the creation of B vitamins like folic acid, niacin, and pyridoxine.
  • Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, acts a bit like an intestinal broom.
  • It provides bulk to the stools and makes sure they pass through easily and quickly.
  • This is the type of fiber that keeps you ‘regular’, not insoluble fiber.

Insoluble fiber does provide a feeling of fullness, however.

  • This makes it great for weight loss and controlling hunger.
  • It also keeps blood sugar levels more stable, although research into the rate at which carbohydrates enter the bloodstream has found there to be some significant differences within the foods that make up the fiber group.
  • Dietary fiber can thus be rated by its Glycemic Index, which effectively ranks fiber foods with each other on a relative scale.

The idea is to try and include more low glycemic index foods.

  • Foods with a high glycemic index cause blood sugar levels to spike, providing too much energy to the blood in the form of carbohydrates, which in turn sets off the body’s sugar-controlling hormone insulin.
  • You thus get a ‘high’ followed by a sudden drop.
  • This in turn leads the body to want more carbohydrates to balance itself again, leading to cravings and overeating, as well as tiredness and moodiness.
  • Low glycemic index foods include lentils, chickpeas, baked beans, fruit loaf, salmon sushi, barley, milk, low-fat custard, soy milk, yogurt (not diet yogurt), apples, strawberries, grapes, spaghetti, peas, carrots, fructose, strawberry jam, and chocolate milk.
  • Moderate glycemic index foods include pea soup, rye bread, porridge, muesli, ice cream, bananas, pineapple, kiwi fruit, new potatoes, beetroot, white sugar, honey, and mars bars.
  • High glycemic index foods include broad beans, bagels, white bread, brown rice, watermelon, udon noodles, Desiree, Pontiac, and Sebago potatoes, and glucose.

We need both soluble and insoluble fiber, however.

  • A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that in a group of 6000 French men and women, those with the highest levels of soluble and insoluble fiber in their diet had a lower risk of being overweight, a lower risk of having blood pressure problems, cholesterol problems, and they had better levels of triacylglycerols and homocysteine.
  • The last two are measure 3 of heart health.
  • Fiber from cereals was linked to lower body fat, lower blood pressure, and lower levels of homocysteine.
  • Those with a higher intake of vegetables, also a source of fiber, had lower blood pressure and lower homocysteine levels.
  • Fiber from fresh fruit was associated with a lower waist to hip ratio (good news for dieters!) and lower blood pressure.
  • And fiber from dried fruit, nuts, and seeds (like sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds) was also linked to a lower waist to hip ratio, lower body fat, and a better fasting glucose concentration.
  • Fasting glucose relates to having a steady level of glucose between meals.
  • If it dips too low, we crave things, often sweets.

Fiber has another interesting benefit.

  • In people with type 2 diabetes, it has been found to lower the levels of ‘bad cholesterol and increase the levels of ‘good cholesterol.
  • It has already been established that fiber supplements will lower the levels of bad cholesterol in people, whether they have diabetes or not.
  • But this new study found that fiber supplements also decreased the reabsorption of cholesterol from meals.
  • To get this benefit, it is important to time taking the fiber supplement in synch with meals.
  • The study participants took a fiber supplement drink before mealtimes, and this ensured that the fiber was in the intestines when the meal was being eaten.
  • The people in the study participated for 90 days and their average age was 59 years old.
  • References:
  • 1. Australian Healthy Food, November 2005,
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