All supplements are not made equal. There are good and bad supplements on the market thus we have to do our due diligence in seeking out information on any new supplement we plan on adding to our daily routine.

Why Supplements?

With today’s busy schedules that leave us with less and less time to prepare our favourite, nutritional meals, this can leave our bodies crying for many necessary vitamins, minerals, fatty or amino acids, and even fiber. This is where good quality supplements come in.

Sometimes it may even be a health issue that forces your need of a supplement. Whatever the reason, you need to find the best supplement to fulfill your health issue.

According to Wikipedia…

A dietary supplement is either intended to provide nutrients in order to increase the quantity of their consumption, or to provide non-nutrient chemicals which are claimed to have a biologically beneficial effect.

Though supplements are not meant to TREAT disease … and, in some cases they can even be very dangerous to take (example: Garcinia cambogia – a pumpkin shaped fruit is popular for weight-loss supplements, and has been shown to cause liver failure.) … they truly CAN add value to those of us who do not have a balanced diet.

With so many pesticides now being used on our foods, how can anyone be expected to be able to eat a healthy, balanced diet … especially during winters when no local farmers markets are available. Given that canned foods are being linked to BPA risk and even some fresh produce has been found contaminated … for me, this makes supplements even more important.