Natural supplements are substances obtained from plants, animals, or minerals that have beneficial properties for health. They are usually consumed in order to improve the general state of health and ensure well-being, although they are particularly useful for preventing certain imbalances or deficiencies sustained for years, which can lead to serious illnesses.
Our body often sends signals that alert us that something is wrong, although, as they are usually mild symptoms, we do not give them the importance they deserve until it is too late.
Prevention is better than cure
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at least half of all diseases are related to nutritional deficiencies or imbalances. Often, even if we try to eat healthily, our lifestyle and the quality of our food make it almost impossible to fully meet our body’s needs.
For this reason, more and more studies support the benefits of dietary supplementation in order to prevent and even treat a number of ailments. Many natural supplements have been shown in clinical studies to be effective in helping to prevent certain diseases.
Certain types of cancer, diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, and kidney disease can be prevented or their symptoms improved with the moderate and conscious use of certain natural supplements. However, the use of such supplements should always be considered within the practice of other healthy lifestyle habits such as balanced nutrition, moderate exercise, and efficient stress management.
Natural supplements can complement this diet and healthy lifestyle. However, they should not replace food or medication prescribed by a doctor. In addition, it is important to consult a health professional before taking any natural supplement, so that we can choose the most appropriate supplement for our case.
The most proven and effective natural supplements
For intestinal and digestive health
Probiotics deserve, on their own merits, to be at the top of this list. According to the latest research, these beneficial living organisms that cohabit with our gut are responsible for much of our health.
Not only do they help keep our gut healthy and help us assimilate nutrients properly, but they are also responsible for such vital issues as our immune system, mood, and cholesterol control.
Eating fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir or sauerkraut will provide your body with thousands of these beneficial bacteria. Although thanks to the latest advances in research with these micro-organisms, we know that each type of strain has its own range of action in our intestine, they can help to alleviate certain diseases or enhance many beneficial responses for our general health.
For this reason, today there is a highly specialized probiotic supplementation that includes strains for each case in the required amount.
Other natural supplements that can significantly improve our intestinal and digestive health include yeasts, digestive enzymes, L-glutamine, and FOS (fructooligosaccharides).
Anti-inflammatory and preventive
Essential fatty acids, or omegas 3 and 6, are an honorable second place. These good fats help us, among many other things, to have a healthy brain and nervous system and keep inflammatory processes, which are so common in the human body, at bay.
To help prevent diseases and strengthen our immune system, we have very effective supplements such as echinacea, beta-glucans, or propolis.
At Lanier Pharma, we look for new natural supplement formulas every day in a scientific and responsible way to help you maintain your health in the best possible state. That is why we encourage you to always seek the advice of a specialist in natural supplements in collaboration with your doctor and always to choose trusted pharmaceutical laboratories that offer guarantees of efficacy and safety.