Ramadan Day 7 #Supplementation
Ramadan is under way and we are probably starting to feel its effects more and more. The lack of Sleep, Mood Swings, Lethargy, Feeling Weak, Low Energy Levels and many others effects.
This is directly correlated with your nutrients intake, in this case the lack of it. So how to make your body keep functioning optimally ? Supplementation
What are Supplements?
In the United States, dietary supplements are substances you eat or drink. They can be Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs or other Plants, Amino AcidsT (the individual building blocks of protein), or parts of these substances. They can be in pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid form. They supplement (add to) the diet and should not be considered a substitute for food.
I use supplements to fill gaps in my clients Nutrition, and possible Hormonal imbalances to reestablish their Optimal health. Personally I advise and prescribe Dietary Supplements to my PT Clients and Online Clients.
I get my children on supplements, my 5 year old is currently on EPA- DHA ( Fish Oil) and Multivitamins and my 2 weeks old newborn is already on Vitamin D3, due the lack of Vitamin D in Kuwait.
Back on the subject (blame my ADHD) , Best Supplements to Use during Ramadan.
My Top Supplements for Ramadan:
1- EPA- DHA ( Fish Oil ) ;Omega-3 fatty acids, specifically EPA and DHA, provide support for cardiovascular health, immune function, blood sugar/insulin management, and more. Omega-3’s can also help reduce inflammation in the body. It helps with fat loss and metabolism. DHA may be beneficial for cognitive health.
2- MAGNESIUM; Magnesium, a mineral found abundantly in the human body, it is involved in hundreds of essential biochemical reactions that keep the body functioning properly. It is one of the body’s most essential minerals and plays a role in protein synthesis, cardiovascular health, immune function, and blood sugar management.
3- PROBIOTICS; Probiotics are healthy bacteria that can restore balance in the Intestines. Probiotics also increases Glutathione and activated detoxification on the System.
4- CHROMIUM; Chromium is a mineral our bodies use in small amounts for normal body functions, such as digesting food. Chromium helps to move blood sugar (glucose) from the bloodstream into the cells to be used as energy and to turn fats, carbohydrates, and proteins into energy.
5- CARNITINE; I like Carnitine Synergy because of the mix of products. Carnitine helps regulate fat metabolism by facilitating the transport of fats and cholesterol across cell membranes into the mitochondria and may improve the production of ATP in muscle tissue. Alpha Lipoic Acid is a powerful antioxidant supporting compound that helps to recycle and restore Vitamin A,C,E and glutathione activity in the body. It works synergistically with Carnitine to provide mitochondrial support and may help with the prevention of age related metabolic decline through the reduction of oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation.
6- GLUCOREG; GlucoReg is composed of dietary supplements that help balance blood sugar levels and improve insulin function and utilization, improve carbohydrate metabolism, help balance oxidative stress, help support vascular health and help improve cellular energy and metabolism.
All the supplements mentioned above are related with the effects mentioned earlier; they are specific to Ramadan.
Of course you could add more supplements on this list, but these 6 bad boys will keep you sharp for the rest of the Holy Month.
* Do not take any medication or supplement without the Professional advice from your Health Practitioner.
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Thanks and Keep Safe.