When it comes to optimal health, there are certain supplements that are essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Magnesium is one of the most important supplements, as it is necessary for more than 600 enzymatic reactions in the body. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 75% of American adults do not meet the FDA's recommended daily intake. People who are most at risk for magnesium deficiency include those who eat diets rich in processed foods, have blood sugar abnormalities or diabetes, drink large amounts of alcohol, take diuretics or proton pump inhibitors, have gastrointestinal conditions, have been taking long-term antibiotics or suffer from vitamin D deficiency.
Low magnesium levels can cause problems with vitamin D metabolism, weakening of bones, irregular heartbeats and irregular blood pressure, blood sugar problems, irritability and anxiety, muscle cramps and contractions, and fatigue.Vitamin D is another essential supplement for optimal health. It is estimated that 88% of the population receives lower than optimal levels of vitamin D. Although the body naturally produces vitamin D through sun exposure, the sun is often not strong enough to meet the body's needs. There are many factors that limit the body's ability to convert sunlight to vitamin D, such as limited sun exposure during the winter months, old age, darker skin pigmentation, and the use of sunscreen and clothing that protects the skin from the sun.
Vitamin D is needed to maintain proper bone integrity, adequate neuromuscular function, normal inflammatory response, muscle strength, adequate calcium absorption, healthy immune response, and normal blood pressure. Studies have shown that adequate levels of vitamin D are linked to decreased stress fractures, decreased injuries in athletes, and decreased rates of respiratory tract infections. Vitamin D supplementation has also been shown to improve headache and migraine symptoms.Ideally, you should get most of your vitamins from healthy foods. But that hasn't stopped the multi-billion dollar supplement industry from selling vitamins and minerals to supplement your diet.
The most popular supplements in the United States according to the latest ConsumerLab survey are a combination of those you know (vitamin C) and those you should know (CoQ). These include magnesium, vitamin D and lutein. Vital Proteins is a popular brand known for its collagen supplements which are available in a variety of forms and flavors including vanilla matcha and blackberry with dark chocolate.When choosing a supplement it is important to consider factors such as price selection of products whether or not they are tested by a third party or have any certification. Google Trends provides information about online discourse and allows you to analyze the differences in popularity of certain topics between countries and over time.
This study investigated the popularity of a large number of dietary supplements among Google users. The most popular topics associated with dietary supplements were magnesium protein iron calcium and vitamin D.In conclusion magnesium vitamin D and lutein are three of the most popular overall supplements for optimal health. It is important to get most of your vitamins from healthy foods but supplements can be used to supplement your diet if necessary. When choosing a supplement it is important to consider factors such as price selection of products whether or not they are tested by a third party or have any certification.