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Ideally, we take in substances relevant to the body through food. However, in certain phases of life or in special situations, taking food supplements can be useful. The products usually contain highly concentrated nutrients and help to compensate for any deficiencies or increased needs.
What should I look for when buying food supplements?
Basically, it is important to keep in mind: Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Before you take food supplements, you should have a blood test done. This will show you which substances your body is lacking and which supplement makes sense. Also, pay attention to the dosage and do not take more than recommended, so you do not risk an overdose with undesirable side effects. As a final tip, we recommend taking a look at the list of ingredients. There you will find a precise indication of the composition. Make sure that the ingredients are as natural as possible and do not contain any artificial fillers.
What types of dietary supplements are there?
The world of food supplements is huge and cannot be described exhaustively here. However, vitamins and minerals (which you can find in a separate section), superfoods (seeds, herbs, fruits, etc.), fatty acids (evening primrose oil, lecithin) and carbohydrates as well as plant extracts are very common. In addition, there are specially developed products that are a mixture and serve very specific purposes.
Which dietary supplements do I need?
This depends on the goal you want to achieve. For example, if you want to lose weight or detoxify your body, you can use fat binders, diet pills or detox cures. If you want to do something good for your hair or skin, many people use biotin, collagen or hyaluron. Maybe you have a sensitive stomach and want to bring your intestinal flora back into balance. Probiotics such as the well-known Bioflorin are suitable for this.
As you can see, there are food supplements for almost everything. We offer you a little orientation through the application area filter. Most of the products are available in different dosage forms such as powder, tablets or dragées, so it may also be worth taking a look at this filter.