The nutritional supplement industry has been growing in recent years as people have become more proactive about their health and looking for preventative ways to feel their best. Yet a lot of people start taking new supplements without much guidance or knowledge about the products they are using.
To help you be a more informed consumer, here are some of the most common mistakes that people make while taking supplements and how you can avoid them.
Assuming a Multivitamin Will Take Care of Everything
It is a common misconception that a standard multivitamin will cover all of your bases and that other supplements are unnecessary. However, multivitamins are not magic pills, and everyone’s nutritional needs are different.
Many people’s bodies are only deficient in only one or two nutrients, so multivitamins put things into their bodies that aren’t necessary, or at least not the optimal dosages. Seagate offers natural supplements made from specific fruits, vegetables, and protein sources so that you can get the nutrients you really need – no more, no less.
Guessing on the Dosage
It is definitely possible to take too much or too little of a supplement. Some people overload on vitamin C during cold and flu season, thinking that it will prevent them from getting sick. However, your body can only absorb a certain amount of vitamin C per day, and the excess is simply excreted through urine.
Some doctors recommend taking multiple, smaller doses of vitamins per day for better absorption, rather than just one large dose. It’s also a good idea to have your vitamin D levels checked before starting to take vitamin D supplements so that you are getting an appropriate dose.
Taking All Supplements at the Same Time of Day
If you take your supplements at the end of the day before bed because you forgot to take them earlier in the day, this could actually disrupt your sleep. This is especially true if the supplement contains vitamin B. Another example is vitamin D, which is best when taken in the morning because that is when the body craves sunlight to work with the circadian rhythm.
Choosing Supplements Made with Chemicals and Additives
Not all supplements are the same, and unfortunately, some contain questionable ingredients that you might not want to put into your body. For the healthiest approach to supplementation, choose all-natural supplements that contain no chemicals, additives, fillers, or toxins. Seagate grows and harvests raw materials from our own farming and fishing operations. We process the concentrates for our supplements in our own plant so that they are always 100 percent pure.
Using Supplements Instead of Eating Healthier
Although supplements can make a big difference in your overall health, they are no substitute for eating a diet with whole, healthy, and natural foods. Even if you start a new supplement regimen, it is still important to eat healthy meals and snacks throughout the day.
Not Discussing Supplements with Your Doctor
Not everyone needs every type of supplement, and it can be hard to know what supplements you really need to complement your diet unless you are tested and evaluated by a medical professional. Talk to your doctor about symptoms that you feel and the foods you normally eat so that you can create a supplement plan together that is best for your body.
If you have any questions about Seagate supplements, please contact our customer service team at 888-505-4283 or via online form.