Frankie talks about… appropriate supplementation
Supplements are at their best, when taking appropriately and when there’s a need for them. Often people may consume an excessive amount of vitamins, hoping for some result like boosted immunity or energy and experience disappointment when it doesn’t work out.
I (along with Pharma Nord) recommend supplements without excessive levels, and that are evidence-based and with an emphasis on good absorption. Vitamin D in the winter months, folic acid containing products pre-pregnancy and fish oil capsules (if we dislike or can’t afford seafood) are all perfect examples.
Even with a varied diet, we may not be getting everything we need. Soils worldwide have an uneven distribution of minerals, and some parts of the world may be lower in certain minerals as a result (as is the case with the UK and Selenium). As well as this, according to the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, a substantial proportion of adults in the UK over 19 years old had intakes below the recommended levels for magnesium, potassium and selenium (1).