I used to ignore supplementation completely. After all, I had read so many articles saying you should get all the nutrients you need from the foods you eat. While this may be true in theory, the simple fact is that so many of us don’t have the wherewithal to make sure we’re covering all our bases when it comes to nutrition.
I started supplementing a couple months ago with vitamins and minerals that I bought from Pureformulas. There was quite a bit of research I had to do to determine which vitamins I should be taking. In the two months that I started taking supplements, I’ve experience the following:
- Faster healing from cuts and bruises
- Clearer skin
- No more acne breakouts
- Better mood
And those are just the effects I’ve noticed. I imagine the supplements are doing plenty of other great things for my body that I may heretofore be unaware of.
One thing I’ve learned is that it pays to do your research. Take Magnesium, for example. It turns out most of the kinds of magnesium in supplements can’t be used by the body effectively. You therefore need to look for special formulations like Magnesium citrate.
In addition, the cheap supplements often don’t cut it. This may not be true for standard vitamins like Vitamin A, but on the whole, I’ve found that for minerals and other, rarer supplements, the expensive brands seem to work better for me. A good place to get expensive brands cheaply is online. Try the store, pureformulas, since they offer free shipping on all items. I also like this store because of the coupons it provides customers. I use pureformulas coupons all the time to get up to a 10% discount on my orders. On great place to get Pureformulas coupons or promo codes for other vitamin companies is Referralbusinessbuilders.com.
You do need to stay on top of things if you buy vitamins online. I like to place orders when I have a 1 month supply left, so that I’ll always have the supplements I need even if there is a delay in shipping for my new bottles.