Everyone deserves to live a long, healthy life. A wholesome diet, active lifestyle, and a meaningful social community can help us achieve one. Adding dietary or nutritional supplements into our daily routines can further enhance opportunities to continue maximizing the best that life has to offer. Nutritional supplementation can help lower the risk of osteoporosis and arthritis, and is especially useful to those of us who must avoid certain food groups due to ethical or health reasons. The nutrients in supplements can be extracted from natural sources, or synthesized in a lab - most nutritionists agree that your body can absorb synthetic supplements just as effectively as food-derived. Generalized supplementation like multivitamins can help boost overall health, but targeted supplementation can hone in on specific deficiencies or other individualized problems.
A number of nutritional supplements have been clinically shown to benefit certain health conditions, and are especially useful to obtain the scarcest nutrients. For instance, your body must have vitamin D to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. But the only way that your body can make vitamin D is after direct skin exposure to the sun. In the United States, only people who live south of a line drawn from Los Angeles to Colombia, South Carolina get enough sunlight for vitamin D production throughout the year. So calcium and vitamin D supplementation is crucial for bone resilience and the prevention of osteoporosis - especially for northern neighbors!
Omega-3 fatty acids are most commonly found in fish and fish oil. Since fresh fish can be hard to source in landlocked areas, and a spoon full of fish oil is less than delicious, omega-3 pills and capsules are an easy way to prevent cognitive aging and heart disease. Further possibilities for targeted supplementation include folic acid, which reduces the risk of certain birth defects for expectant mothers. Additionally, the human body naturally produces coenzyme-Q10, but further supplementation can address heart conditions and high blood pressure.
We believe that targeted supplementation can improve daily wellness and increase lifelong healthspan. But taking pills isn’t always a convenient or enjoyable way to improve health. That’s why happy being® includes a number of ingredients proven to boost immunity, improve gut health, and lower inflammation. You could certainly take a seperate dose of elderberry extract, p-Terostilbene, or vitamin D each day. Or you could drink one bottle of organically flavored white tea. Do whatever makes you happy!