Many adults and children take one or more vitamins or other dietary supplements, also known as nutritional supplements. In addition to vitamins, nutritional supplements can contain minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and many other ingredients. Dietary supplements come in a variety of forms, including tablets, capsules, gummies, and powders, as well as drinks and energy bars. In this article, we will be taking you through the benefits of nutritional supplements.
In general, the benefits of nutritional supplements are numerous, as they range from helping with fertility to aiding better blood flow. Keep reading to discover specific benefits of various ones.
Benefits of Nutritional Supplements – Garlic Oil
Garlic is very popular when it comes to cooking, and rightfully so. It is very nutritious and offers the body so many benefits. Garlic is known to combat illnesses like the common cold, and the active compounds in garlic can also reduce blood pressure. Garlic oil comes in many forms such as liquid (which can be applied topically) and tablet/soft gel (which is to be ingested). Garlic oil is also great for stress relief.
Evening primrose oil (EPO) is made from the seeds of the flowers of a plant native to North America. Evening primrose oil contains an essential fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid, said to help treat PMS, eczema, diabetes, and osteoporosis. It can help improve overall skin health, as it can help clear up acne and it may help ease eczema.
Ascorbic acid is also known as Vitamin C. It has been linked to many impressive health benefits, such as boosting antioxidant levels, lowering blood pressure, and protecting against gout attacks. Vitamin C is vital to immune function and the maintenance of bone, skin, teeth, and joints. It may also help treat colds and eye problems.
Cod liver oil is the oil extracted from the livers of Atlantic cod. It is commonly taken as a dietary supplement and is packed full of nutrients. Cod liver oil contains vitamin A, a vital nutrient for immune system function, cellular growth, eye health, and reproduction. It’s also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which decrease blood clot formation and reduce inflammation in the body. It also supports heart health and bone health. It is mood-boosting and may support improved memory.
We always advise against self-medication and as such, it is best to consult with a doctor, especially before using multiple supplements at the same time. You can book a consultation from the comfort of your home on the DRO Health app. The DRO Health app also has a 24/7 online pharmacy where you can get all of the recommended nutritional supplements. We offer same day and next day delivery options in Lagos.