Doctors Warn These Supplements Are “A Joke” – Eat This, Not That
When it comes to supplements, there’s no shortage of products on the shelves advertising everything from weight loss to health enhancement, but do they really work? According to the Centers for Disease control and prevention, but experts say many supplements offer little or no benefit and aren’t worth the cost. Eat this, not that! Health spoke with experts who warn which supplements to avoid and why. Read on and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure signs you’ve already had COVID.
Meghan Pendleton, Dt.P. to www.meghanpendleton.com says, “Branched-chain amino acids are marketed to help you improve muscle growth and strength. Amino acids are the ‘building blocks’ of protein, and there are three that are classified as branched-chain based on their chemical structure: leucine, isoleucine and valine Leucine and isoleucine are perhaps the most important amino acids in this blend, as they are important in stimulating muscle protein synthesis and muscle uptake. glucose by muscle.Importantly, a diet that is already adequate in protein is providing enough taking a branched-chain amino acid supplement probably won’t improve your performance or muscle growth if you just eat enough protein throughout the day. recent research suggests that the RDA may be too low and that at least 1.2 g/kg body weight may be more optimal. Yet companies that sell branched-chain amino acid supplements often cite research that uses subjects whose diets lack protein (like this one). Thus, their marketing does not accurately represent research. It won’t hurt you to take branched chain amino acid supplements, it can be expensive and unnecessary and I suggest making sure you’re eating enough protein throughout the day.”
Lisa Richards, nutritionist and author of candida diet explains, “Kava is an herbal remedy that users say helps reduce anxiety, improve sleep quality, and reduce stress. However, it has several dangerous side effects, especially when it is used often. Some users take kava as a substitute for alcohol because it has similar effects. Like alcohol, it also puts the liver at risk for damage and diseases such as cirrhosis. It has also been shown to it impacts kidney health and causes disorientation, shortness of breath and even hallucinations.
Sarah Andersonnurse practitioner in cardiology and functional medicine with PEAK Integrative Wellness reveals, “If you eat a generally well-balanced diet made up of a variety of foods, a multivitamin is not necessary. Your body absorbs nutrients from food better than from a pill. Most “vitamins” in the multivitamin are water soluble vitamins which means it won’t hurt you if you take too much.Your body will naturally get rid of the excess through your urine.You’re basically peeing expensive. A healthy, varied diet – aim for 200 different types of vegetables throughout the year and eaten seasonally – will provide your body with the nutrients it needs for every season.”
Dr Seema Bonneythe founder and medical director of Anti-Aging & Longevity Center of Philadelphia states, “Krill oil comes from tiny shellfish, which people eat to boost their omega 3 levels. It also contains omega 6 and 9 fatty acids which are inflammatory. Omega 3 fatty acids are best taken – known as fish oils – for the anti-inflammatory and pro-cognitive benefits of taking EPA and DHA.”
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“B6 is found in many energy foods and can cause neurological symptoms at higher doses,” says Dr. Bonney. “Another example of where levels need to be checked and supplementation based on if and how much you actually need.”
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Dana Ellis Hunnes PhD, MPH, RD is a senior dietitian at UCLA Medical Center, assistant professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and author with Cambridge University Press, of the new book, SURVIVAL RECIPE explains, “Fish oil supplements don’t make us healthier, it’s the total quality of the diet that matters most. Also, from an environmental and sustainability perspective, this is not a good choice.Many fish oil supplements come from wild-caught fish that have sustainability issues.“
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Richards says, “A healthy diet may be enough to avoid the need for supplements, but supplements themselves aren’t bad. The type and quality of supplements we use are most important. Taking a general multivitamin or nutrient-specific supplements like B12 and vitamin C can be beneficial and pose little risk due to their water solubility.”
Hunnes adds, “If you eat mostly whole foods, a plant-based diet full of nuts, whole grains, seeds, legumes, fruits, and vegetables, you shouldn’t need to take supplements (other than maybe B12, but a lot of omnivores need it too).”
According to Richards, “Those who need an herbal supplement like kava may be lacking other nutrients in their diet, causing poor quality sleep and anxiety. These may be indicators of a deficiency. Talking to your doctor or healthcare professional about these symptoms and having a detailed blood panel can help determine if supplements are needed.”
Hunnes says: “It often takes blood tests to tell if you’re lacking in certain micronutrients (vitamins or minerals), so you usually can’t just look in the mirror and find out, unless it’s one of the most Bleeding gums (without reason, without trauma) and vit.c deficiency.”
Dr. Bonney explains, “The best way to create a supplement regimen is to have your micronutrients tested. There’s no guessing because we have the means to examine a patient’s biochemistry and determine what’s in it. These micronutrient levels can help guide exactly what you should be taking. »