Health supplements are a huge industry in the United Kingdom and they play an extremely important role keeping many adults fit and healthy. There has been debate as to how well health supplements actually do work for people but over the years of use they have been proven to have extremely good benefits to those who take them.
People cannot rely on health supplements alone to improve their health but what health supplements do help with is a wide variety of things such as protein pills / milkshakes that aid with building up muscle in a much more efficient way as muscle growth depends on high protein levels. Also for sore joints and muscle aches, glucosamine is an absolutely fantastic health supplement that work wonders for these types of aches and pains. Glucosamine can not only be applied orally via a tablet but it also comes as a gel that can be applied directly to the injured or aching area.
Health supplements are not just useful for gym goers or sports people. They are also an essential part to keeping a woman at the peak of their health during pregnancy as when a woman is pregnant or is attempting to get impregnated then they are given the advice to be on four hundred micrograms of folic acid every single day for the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. The normal intake of folic acid is only two hundred micro grams so therefore health supplements come in to top up the bodies needs in an efficient and cost effective way.
They can also be extremely useful for both young children and older people. Young children require lots of healthy foods that contain plenty of vitamins to help them grow up strong and healthy and to keep their immune systems in a strong state. One main problem though is to actually get the young person or young people to eat healthy foods with these good vitamins in. Many young children in the United Kingdom prefer to eat snack foods such as crisps, chocolate bars, fizzy drinks and fatty foods, which do not contain many good vitamins in them. Also kids can be extremely energetic which involves plenty of running around which in turn burns off excess energy and vitamins that they have in their systems. So kids would definitely benefit from taking vitamin and health supplements to top up their Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin D. This is only necessary though if the child’s diet is does not include enough healthy foods and before this is an option, a parent should check with the child’s GP.
Older people can benefit from additional supplements in their daily lives and also people who do not get enough adequate sunshine on a daily basis. They may want to consider taking around ten micrograms of Vitamin D on a daily basis which can help keep the skin looking much healthier. In conclusion many people from all ages and purposes benefit from taking vitamin and health supplements.
by Martyn D Bleasdale