The 3 Key Supplements You Should Be Taking
Omega-3 fatty acids are the superstar fats that boost your brain, protect your heart and arteries, fight wrinkles, lubricate your joints and more. There are 3 types of omega-3 fatty acids:
- Alpha-linelenic acid (ALA) found walnuts, flaxseeds, and olive oil
- Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found primarily in fish oil
- Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) also found in fish oil
Take this supplement at breakfast time. To keep fish oil lasting longer and prevent spoiling, store it in the fridge.
3. Calcium With Magnesium
Without calcium in your diet, the body will rob this nutrient from your bones, which weakens your bones. Calcium combined with magnesium not only supports your bones, but also keeps your teeth and muscles healthy. It's important to take these minerals together since calcium alone can cause constipation, whereas magnesium will prevent this side effect.
Choose a supplement that contains 600mg of calcium with 400mg of magnesium and take once a day. Remember to always drink with a full glass of water. Do not take this supplement within 1-2 hours of taking your multivitamin since calcium can block the body from absorbing other nutrients.
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