Supplmentation is essential for long term health. And more and more research is being uncovered and put in to the public domain to make people more aware of this and why you need certain supplements to not only drop body fat but to massivly improve your health.

Here are my top 3 essentials.

Fish Oils

What they are?

Fish oils contain biologically active ingredients in the form of long chain omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. The human body cannot produce these omega-3 fatty acids without supplementation, which aid in optimal performance and cognitive function.  By supplementing this in to a daily diet either by liquid or capsule form, aids fat loss. A recent study investigated ingestion of daily fish oil supplements with regular exercise.

In a 12-week study, subjects were divided in to 4 groups:

Sunflower oil

Sunflower oil plus 45 min exercise

Fish oil (6 grams)

Fish oil plus 45 min exercise (6 grams)

The results showed that the fish oil plus 45 minutes of exercise group lost the most weight compared to the other groups included in the study with an extra weight loss of 2kg per week.

Benefits?

Taking fish oil on a daily basis has a number of benefits from decreasing depression, mortality rates due to heart disease and improve body composition due to fat loss. Other benefits of fish oils include:

  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Decreases triglyceride levels (fats)
  • Assist in muscle protein synthesis
  • Increased joint health
  • Cardiovascular disease prevention

Vitamin C

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is used as an anti oxidant which is essential for the formation of collagen which holds together cells. It’s primary function is to increase the absorption of nutrients from our foods. It is also needed for healthy teeth and gums. Humans are unable to produce any vitamin C, therefore supplementation is essential. It is recommended 2000-3000mg is consumed daily in tablet form.

Benefits?

  • Protection against immune system deficiencies
  • Reduced risk of Cardiovascular disease
  • Protects against eye disease
  • Heals wounds
  • Reduces skin wrinkling
  • Antioxidant
  • Reduces blood pressure and cholesterol

Chlorophyll

What is it?

Liquid chlorophyll is a natural substance that is found in plants and is response for the green colour. It is rich in magnesium, copper, iron, protein, vitamin A, potassium, sodium, calcium, vitamin E, lithium, zinc which are all essential nutrients. Chlorophyll needs to be supplement in to a daily diet as it is primarily found in green vegetables, however during the cooking process most of the chlorophyll is lost and leaves very little amounts which fail to provide significant health benefits.

Benefits?

  • Works as a tonic and nutriliases blood
  • Red blood cell growth
  • Enhances haemoglobin
  • Antiseptic
  • Improves oxygen circulation
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Destroys free radicals
  • Protects immune system

You can purchase these supplements on the link below. Natures sunshine products are all organic unlike supplements from supermarkets which are packed full of sweeteners.

By  Ashleigh Edwards Bsc

Liverpool Personal Trainer

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