what is the most important supplement to take?...

Thousands upon thousands of persons have studied disease. Almost no one has studied health.

If I had to choose only one to take on a daily basis which would it be? Would it be anti-ageing Resveratrol, heart protective Coenzyme Q10, antioxidant Alpha Lipoic Acid, immune-boosting vitamin D3 or maybe stress busting Rhodiola I wondered? It turns out that it is none of these. It is Fish Oil (or preferably the more expensive and better absorbed Krill Oil).

The type of omega-3s found in fish oil and krill oil have more beneficial health effects than any other supplement. So exactly what are the benefits?

Omega-3s are essential for helping to protect the brain from ageing and they boost memory and concentration. Omega-3s also keep the eyes functioning properly into old age, and they keep the heart healthy.

Research shows that they can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by as much as 40%, and reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack by about 30%.

Immune system health is also enhanced by Omega-3s. Since the immune system is partly responsible for protecting your body from cancer cell development, omega-3s are part of an important cancer-prevention strategy.

Finally, omega-3s help protect against inflammation. Inflammation is not only a cause of arthritis but also many other chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancers, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

So we now know what the number one supplement is but that begs the question what are number two and three? Vitamin D3 is probably the second most important. Blood tests statistics show that approximately 80% of UK residents may be deficient in this cancer-protective and immune-boosting vitamin.

In third spot the water becomes a bit muddled since it depends on each person’s individual situation. If your diet is lacking in fresh fruit and vegetables, then a broad-spectrum multi-vitamin and antioxidant combination is third best.

But if you are experiencing a lot of stress which can cause heart attacks if not managed, then Rhodiola is in place number three. If you have cardiovascular health issues then magnesium and CoEnzyme Q10 are probably a tie in third place.

» Recommended Supplements: Krill Oil, Vitamin D3, CoEnzyme Q10
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