Dietary Supplements – Are They Worth It? By Dr Iona Weir, Bionona

The average kiwi diet leaves a lot to be desired. Research finds our plates lacking in a number of essential nutrients, including calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, and D. It’s no wonder that more than half of us open a supplement bottle to get the nutrition we need. Many of us take supplements not just to make up for what we’re missing, but also because we hope to give ourselves an extra health boost—a preventive buffer to ward off disease.

Getting our nutrients straight from a pill sounds easy, but supplements don’t necessarily deliver on the promise of better health. Some can even be dangerous, especially when taken in larger-than-recommended amounts.

We thought we would like to share a great read by local Rosebank Business Dr Iona Weir, Bionona who provides some of the valuable information with you on the necessity of dietary supplements in your regime.

Dr Iona Weir says “Quality dietary supplements can be very effective in helping with issues such as arthritis, digestive health, hormonal balancing, immune support, aging and cognitive function. But make sure you do your homework first before you buy. Check out how and where they are made and are there clinical trials behind the product.”

A balance of supplements and diet – is the trick for best value

Supplements do work and can be beneficial to your health when taken correctly, but for general well-being, nothing beats a healthy well-balanced diet of fruit, vegetables, protein, and dairy.

One more trick – the reason why the Mediterranean diet is so healthy is that the olive oil, with a dash of garlic, works in synergy with the flavonoids and lycopenes in the tomatoes to increase bioavailability (absorption) and potency.

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FINAL THOUGHTS – Take Care of your body it’s the only place you have to live in. There is no one step that does it, it is a lot of little steps. Hope you have gained value.