This month’s supplement Multi-Vitamins
Here in Thailand, there are many vitamin and food supplements available to purchase but not all are created equal. Some can be made with lower-quality ingredients or include binders and fillers. Also with cheaper multivitamin tablets the more expensive nutrients may be left out or won’t be supplied with sufficient levels of say the B-vitamins and core minerals. Therefore it is best to opt for well-known international brands such as Blackmore or Centrum and of course check the expiration date.
It is also important to only take the prescribed amount,i.e.one tablet per day with breakfast. This is because consuming your vitamin tablet at mealtimes will aid the digestive process to help absorb nutrients from your food whilst also optimizing the absorption of the vitamins and minerals. Taking your tablet at mealtimes will also prevent the nausea that some people experience when swallowing supplements
Overdoing it can actually do more harm than good. This is because while there are vitamins such as Vitamin C or B which dissolve in water and can naturally be excreted from the body there are also those that do not. Vitamins A D E and K are fat-soluble and may be stored in the body’s tissue, leading to toxicity
Adverse symptoms of taking too many vitamin supplements can include headaches, constipation, blurred vision, and dry skin. Over time it may also lead to more serious, complications such as liver and kidney problems, nerve damage. Even interfering with the body’s ability to clot blood, which can be harmful to those on blood-thinning medication
As we have stated with our previous supplement articles, the best way to supply your body with the vitamins and supplements it needs is by consuming them from a balanced, healthy diet. However, with today’s hurried lifestyle and love of fast foods how many of us can really say that we are covering all the essential food groups and necessary vitamins with what we eat?
At this time of CO-VID and in general, with the flu season approaching you need Vitamin D for the immunity system and zinc to help diminish the penetration of viruses into the body. Minerals are also important and often forgotten. For example, Magnesium can prevent cramps and heart flutters and Calcium is also necessary as we age to maintain bone strength.
One of the best ways to see if you’re getting enough vitamins and nutrients is to get a blood test. You might also wish to consider giving your system a boost with a Vitamin drip but this should of course only be done under a doctor’s supervision. Keep a regular check on your health and the levels in your body as these can of course alter over time.
You may even decide to really combat your aging by taking the fight to a cellular level? NAD therapy is the latest breakthrough in anti-aging. It stands for Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide derived from Vitamin B which is one of the most important molecules in the body. It promotes cell regeneration and is a crucial compound for DNA repair and the maintenance of healthy cells.
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Regretfully we lose this with age, levels dropping to about 50% in middle age, and even as low as 10% by the time we are in our 80s. The decline in NAD causes a lowering of energy levels, weight gain, heart conditions, and other age-related issues even affecting the brain by neurodegeneration and memory loss.
The discovery of the importance of NAD has been hailed as “Potentially one of the greatest advances in medical science since the invention of penicillin” (Dr. Phillip Milgram Scripps Memorial Hospital).
A treatment is now available from infiNADi cited by Dr. David Sinclair PH.D. Professor in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School as the “Fountain of youth molecule”. You can find out more about it through specialist reputable doctors such as our own Dr. Olivier right here in Pattaya if you really want to see the very best way to harness the power of vitamins!