What are Everyday essentials?
Are you looking for ways to improve your health and well-being? There is an overwhelming amount of supplement choices out there, and it’s easy to get lost with all the options to consider.
So, if you don’t know where to start or whether you’re taking the right supplements or not - let’s help you with the basics - the everyday essentials that we consider to be a solid foundation for good health.
The benefits of high-quality multivitamins
- Multivitamins pick up where nutrition leaves off
The health benefits associated with taking vitamins are documented and well understood. Although some will claim that those who eat a balanced diet comprised of fruits and vegetables need not worry about vitamins, the truth of the matter is that very few people receive enough nutrients on a daily basis.
Dosing vitamins of the highest quality at this level has immense benefits beyond protection against deficiencies. It supports energy levels, hormonal balance, cardiovascular wellness, bone health, digestive ease, vision, cognitive function, mood, and joint health.
- High-potency minerals, antioxidants, and extracts
A multivitamin is not complete without the minerals and other nutrients essential to healthy living, such as antioxidants, and extracts.
- An ideal dose of science-based nutrients
Choose a potent formula that meets or exceeds your daily requirements:
The healthy dosed supplement Two Per Day has the highest nutritional potencies of any science-based multivitamin formula that can fit inside two daily capsules. This gives you far greater availability of the essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients than many regular store-bought formulas.
All active ingredients cover daily essential vitamin and mineral needs and support a wide variety of bodily processes and your health in a myriad of ways, and they do so at a standout economical price. Two-Per-Day is aslo complemented with antioxidants for additional protection.
Why is omega-3 important?
- Omega-3s are essential elements of a healthy regimen
They are found in cold-water fatty fish, fish oil, and — amongst others — in flaxseed and algal oils, but most of us don't get enough omega-3s from diet alone.
Omega-3 fatty acids include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are usually lacking in a typical Western diet filled with foods containing high amounts of omega-6 fats (red meat, poultry, eggs).
- EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids
Both your body and mind need EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids, and these omega-3 fatty acids have incredible health benefits.
They can promote heart, joint and brain/cognitive health, help maintain healthy vascular function and, and support healthy inflammatory response.
- Pure, fresh and IFOS certified
In regards to fish oil, not all deliver the same. Life Extension's Super Omega-3 features a pure, fresh fish oil made from sustainably harvested Alaska Pollock, earning our selection the International Fish Oil Standards’ (IFOS™) highest 5-star rating.
Inspired by the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, this unique formula also contains olive extract, sesame lignans, and natural lemon flavor, making it the most comprehensive omega-3 supplement for heart and cognitive health support on the market.
Coenzyme Q10 for youthful cellular energy
- Essential for mitochondria
If you've never heard of CoQ10 before, it's time to meet your body's essential compound for energy production. It's found at high levels in the cell's membranes and is essential for mitochondria function. CoQ10 helps support energy production for your organs and tissues, including the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and muscles.
- Found in the Mediterranean-based diet
The majority of CoQ10 is produced in your body, but small amounts of this nutrient come from the foods you eat like animal protein (trout and chicken thighs are good sources), pistachios, extra-virgin olive oil, soybeans, avocado, cauliflower and broccoli.
Many of these foods can be found in a Mediterranean-based diet, however, if you are experiencing general fatigue or reaching for another cup of coffee, a CoQ10 supplement might be worth considering to help support your daily energy production:
- Support your daily energy production
Not all CoQ10 is the same. As you research CoQ10 supplements, you'll usually see two forms - ubiquinol and ubiquinone.
They sound the same, but in one comparison study, ubiquinol CoQ10 had nearly eight times the absorption compared to ubiquinone. And when a nutrient is absorbed better, odds are you'll get more of its benefits. (1)
The power of probiotics
- A healthy gut is the key to a life in balance
Not only do you feel better when your digestive system is working optimally, but healthy digestion has been linked to a healthy immune system, among other benefits.
So how do you promote gut health? The answer lies in the trillions of microorganisms within your digestive tract known as your microbiome. Here's why your microbiome is so critical to your wellbeing — and how probiotics can help. Probiotics are "good" bacteria that you ingest.
- Quality probiotics support a whole-body health
Ingesting probiotics regularly can help promote digestive health, regularity and comfort — but, that's not all. There are specific types of probiotics, different strains, that support immune health, heart health, liver health, a positive mood and more.
Curcumin — health benefits for nearly every organ
- The active compound in turmeric root
Curcumin is an extremely popular supplement, and for a good reason. Studies have shown that curcumin, the active compound in turmeric root, has a beneficial impact on lifespan extension, weight loss, cardiovascular health, arthritis (anti-inflammatory benefits in joints and vital organs), protection from neurodegenerative diseases, cancer prevention and treatment, depression, and more. (2-7)
- Highly absorbable curcumin
Pure curcumin supplements have low bioavailability, but a novel, patented technology boosts the bioavailability and tissue distribution of bioactive-free curcumin. This allows more curcumin to circulate throughout the body for a longer time.
For the first time, people have the opportunity to realize the potential of curcumin to benefit whole-body health, slow certain aging processes, and reduce risks for age-related disorders.
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