Nutrition supplements promote appropriate amounts of essential nutrients that may be lacking from one’s current diet.
Most are familiar with the nutrition food pyramid that includes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, healthy oils, healthy proteins, and dairy. These food sources support a healthy diet that promotes appropriate levels of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fiber, and healthy fats the body needs for optimal health. Unfortunately, the Western diet is full of refined carbohydrates, sugars, and unhealthy fats, making a nutritious, well-balanced diet hard to achieve for some. It is important to maintain appropriate levels of nutrients in the body as some have been linked to chronic disease. Some diets that cut out certain foods such as dairy or meat may need the nutritional support of dietary supplements.
Nutritional supplements are formulated to complement the standard western diet most of the time deficient in many micronutrients due to several factors. Regular exercise is as important as a regular, nutritional diet.