Nutrition experts agree that both diet and lifestyle can influence health and well being. It is important that the diet contains the correct amount of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to match each individual's need. For those who do not achieve this for any reason, or for groups who are at particular risk of dietary deficiency, taking health supplements may be a valuable addition to the lifestyle.
"Health Supplement" used to mean a standard vitamin and mineral product that people took to give their diets a boost. Today, health stores and pharmacy shelves sag under the weight of amino acids, natural hormones and antioxidants, to name just a few.
For a long time doctors dismissed the claims of Health Supplement makers, but today even the most old fashioned doctors have realised that some health supplements have earned their place alongside conventional drugs.
Here at Country Living you will find an extensive range of quality health supplements to suit all ages and to help a variety of health concerns.
Glucosamine is a good example of a Health Supplement that was initially dismissed by the medical profession, but studies over the last 15 years have shown that it does in fact help the body to repair damaged cartilage. Country Living offer a wide range of Glucosamine Supplements in a variety of strengths, available as either capsules, tablets, liquids or powder. Check out our regular special offers on these supplements, which include buy one get one free.
Green Food health supplements in particular have become very popular because of their high nutrient composition and their rich chlorophyll content. Chlorophyll is the substance that makes plants green, but in the body, it detoxifies, deodorizes and soothes inflammation. Chlorophyll also builds blood supply, activates enzymes and renews tissue. Green food health supplements include spirulina, a blue green algae, wheat grass powder and barley grass powder.
When buying health supplements, buy reputable brands. Some health supplements may contain little or even none of the listed active ingredients. Established manufacturers have their reputations to protect so will try to ensure that their products contain what is stated on the label. Never exceed the recommended doses of your health supplements and always be sure to read labels and package inserts. The same applies, of course, to over-the-counter medications.
At Country Living, our staff are always on hand to help and advise and we regularly have nutrition experts in-store to answer your queries and concerns.