Supplements should be supplementing a great diet not replace it. With so many supplements on the market these days it is hard to know exactly what you might need and what you do not need. All vitamins and minerals from supplements can be obtained from the right foods. Supplements are only really needed if your diet is not covering all aspects of vitamins that your body needs, but it should be. 

Saying that most people do not eat a diet comprehensive enough covering everything the body needs. Often crucial elements such as fish in meals are replaced with junkie foods like packet fish instead.  This is why it is recommended that you take a multivitamin and flaxseed oil as your two major supplementations and add in other supplements if needed such as glucosimine when you get sore joints.

The following is a list of supplements which should be considered depending on your goals and circumstances.


A good multivitamin will ensure your body doesn’t miss out on anything at all. A multivitamin with more vitamins and minerals will provide better supplementation coverage. Multivitamins are readily available at the supermarket at a low price. I take one tablet a day of my multivitamin. If you find your urine is turning a rich yellow colour do not be alarmed. This is actually a good sign as some of the multivitamin minerals are passing through your body as it has enough which means you have a good diet.

Flaxseed oil

Flaxseed oil is the king of oil supplements. It contains omega 3, 6, and 9 which are vital for so many bodily processes. Often many of the oils such as fish oils miss out on the omega 9 supplementation, which is what lets them down. This is why I will chose flaxseed oil over them any day. It is also very good to fry your food in flaxseed oil instead of olive oil, so your obtain the benefits through your meal instead of tablet form.


There has been a lot of controversy about glucosimine, however when I pains I use it and it seems to work. Glucosimine is primarily used for joint pain relief and helps joint mobility. I suggest only use it when you have joint pains or are doing weight training to prevent injuries. Try and find one with 1000mg in each capsule.

Barley Grass

Barley grass is 100% organic and is used to alkaline your body. It is excellent to take during a detox program to help bring the alkaline levels in your body down. It is an excellent source of chlorophyll, beta carotene, folates, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fibre. Strongly recommended if you are serious about feeling better.

Olive Leaf Extract

Olive leafs are one of the most potent forms of antioxidants with free radical scavenging properties. Traditionally it was used to help relieve fevers, but recently we have discovered the other great benefits you can obtain from it including: maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, assists in normal heart functions, reduces the ageing affect, prevents diseases and many other benefits. It is worthwhile looking into this supplement, it will be time well spent.


Acidophilus is great to take after or during a script of antibiotics. It assists in restoring friendly intestinal bacteria which becomes depleted from antibiotics and other things like the contraceptive pill. It promotes a healthy immune system and general well being and  provides a means to rid your body of a number of different toxins. I always take it after antibiotics and sometimes when I am a little sick.


Comes from a unique Chinese leaf which is part of the world’s oldest living tree species. It has benefits for circulation, concentration and memory.


This is an excellent natural remedy which is used by many to help provide relief from symptoms of colds and flu. It aids in stimulating and enhancing immune system. Strongly recommended to take as soon as your get sick.

Celery Seeds

If you are worried about arthritis what you can do to help is eat healthy, exercise and take this supplement. Traditionally used in European herbal medicine celery seeds assist in relief of pain associated with rheumatism, gout and arthritis. Is fully natural and usually comes in tablet form.

With many supplements on the market it is advisable to do your own research and seek professional advice when deciding what to take. 

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