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Tips For Taking Nutritional Supplements Correctly

In today’s world of unprecedented access to information, you may have come across a plethora of recommendations, blogs and advice about managing your nutrition to maximize your health and wellness. However, there is so much conflicting, inaccurate and misleading information.  

Rather than seeking anecdotal opinions from armchair pharmacists and self-styled nutritionists on social media, we at Sunshine Biopharma Nutrition are poised and ready to offer objective, accurate and science-based nutritional advice to get the right supplements for you to meet your unique needs.

The truth is, it’s tough to get all the nutrients you need every day from your diet alone. For example, consuming up to nine servings of fruit and veggies daily is not feasible for most people. Therefore, supplements can genuinely be your friend, only if you’re doing it right.

Let’s take a look at essential factors that you should keep in mind when taking nutritional supplements:

Dosage

Many people think that an overdose of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids is essentially harmless. But, at worst, you might be wasting your money. 

However, this is not entirely true. Depending on the substance and the dose, overdosing on certain supplements can have measurably adverse medical side effects, ranging from nausea and diarrhea to permanent liver damage.

Therefore, make sure to follow the dosage recommendations provided by the supplier or your pharmacist closely. Nutritional supplements can have significant health benefits if taken at the correct recommended dosage.

Directions

Aside from taking the correct dosage, you also need to be aware of how the supplement might interact with other medications you might be taking and your current diet. For example, sometimes unwanted side effects may occur if certain chemicals are mixed in your body. 

To get the most out of your nutritional supplements, you want to ensure that nothing else you’re consuming interferes with them, limiting their effectiveness.

Moreover, some supplements are best absorbed on a full stomach, while some should be taken on an empty stomach for the best results. Some are better taken at night, some are better taken in the morning, while some should be taken more than once a day. Ensure you follow the directions given regarding when to take the supplement and how. 

Storage

Make sure you store your supplements properly. Like any other kind of medicine, improper storage can lead to the supplements prematurely spoiling, resulting in them becoming less effective and potentially harmful. Although they have a long shelf life, like any spoiled consumable substance, spoiled supplements can potentially even make you sick – so be careful and responsible with how they’re stored.

For all your supplement needs, including science-based nutritional advice and expertise, contact Sunshine Biopharma Nutrition today!