When it comes to supplements, there are hundreds of different brands to choose from and just as many vitamin and mineral combinations to buy. Most people know to take Vitamin C when they feel a cold coming on or Magnesium to help with sore muscles. But do you really know what you are buying?
Did you know that the specific form you buy will determine the effects on the body, the absorption rate, and the effectiveness the supplement? Let's use Magnesium as an example. If you go to the supplement store hoping to help your tired muscles by buying a supplement, you reach for the first one that says "high dose Magnesium". This sounds great, until you read the tiny label of Magnesium citrate....This form is only 20% absorbed meaning it will actually act more on the bowels than the muscles.
Our general knowledge of vitamins and minerals has grown so quickly over the last decade. Now it comes down the details to make sure we are getting the appropriate form and dose. For this topic, we will cover the the A-Z's of the supplement aisle getting a detailed insight in what to look for in a supplement and getting tips and tricks to getting the best bang for your buck.