Why Take a Vitamin Supplement?

One of the most common questions asked regarding supplements is: Why should I take a vitamin supplement? It turns out that the answer is pretty simple. After we reach a certain age, your regular diet of just eating foods will not necessarily provide you with the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes your body needs. Therefore, taking supplements helps to restore the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that you lose or consume on a daily basis. Restoring the nutrients keeps us healthy and provides a feeling of wellbeing.

Keeping healthy throughout life is nearly everyone’s goal, although at times it seems a very difficult goal to achieve. Taking vitamin supplements help keep you strong and help to increase your immune system’s ability to fight off sickness and disease. Without an adequate supply of vitamins people get sick more often and for longer periods of time.

Your body is continually trying to replenish the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes it uses each day. Vitamins enable your blood to stay clean; organs work right, digestion work correctly, and ultimately can keep you from taking that hospital trip!

Vitamins increase the strength of your immune system and assist in making sure your organs are functioning right. One might say that vitamins help keep your body from falling apart! For example, Vitamin D is used by your body for absorbing nutrients such as calcium from the foods you eat. Lacking Vitamin D limits your body from absorbing these nutrients, no matter how much you eat. Each vitamin has a different way of working in your body and many vitamins are essential for human life.

Have you hit that magic age of 35? There is a reason why many of us joke about ‘being over the hill.’ You see, when a person hits about the age of 35, their body begins to slow down the production of hormones. This production slowdown affects estrogen in women and testosterone in men. At the same time, our bodies also slow down the production of other important nutrients. It’s as if our body’s manufacturing capacity went on strike – or at least a work slowdown!

Taking a vitamin supplement helps make up for the slowing production of these nutrients in the body. A vitamin supplement replaces those essential elements that were never produced by our bodies and replacing them becomes even more important as we grow older. Vitamins come in a variety of forms and each does something different but did you know they also work in conjunction with one another? This is one of the reasons why a balanced vitamin supplement is so important.

By taking vitamins you are enabling your body to function properly and to continue many of the normal activities experienced before hitting that magic age of 35. As we grow older we need vitamin supplements to stay strong and healthy. Without them, we gradually get sicker and for those who believe they eat right but are really undernourished, die before the age of 60.

Vitamin supplements can generally be taken in one of two forms, there is the pill form, and then there is the liquid form. Although both are proven to work, and both are able to replenish the missing vitamins that are needed by our bodies, liquid nutritional supplements are easily absorbed by the body while many pill supplements just pass through the digestive tract.