Patrick Carroll

By Patrick Carroll

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How to Pick the Best Food Supplement

One of the most common questions we encounter on a daily basis at Evergreen is: what is the right supplement for me? To help you in this confusing task we have outlined some simple tips to help you select the best food supplement for you.

Why are you taking a food supplement?

In today’s world there are thousands of food supplements. There are different brands, quality, formula type and strengths available. This makes the task of selecting the right supplement that much harder.  So it’s important to remember why you are thinking of taking a supplement in the first place. Are you looking to feel better, increase your performance levels, looking to support your immune system or hoping to increase your energy levels. It’s important to keep your end goal in mind throughout the selection process.

What are your dietary requirements?

When was the last time you examined the ingredients list or the nutritional information on the back of your daily multivitamin or fish oil? Did you know that the vast majority of supplements available in stores today contain a laundry list of added ingredients and additives? For most of us these additives have little impact, but for those people who are hyper sensitive to allergies these additives can be a real issue for their health. So it’s important to read the label carefully. Brands such as Nature’s Plus, Terranova and Viridian have little to no additives and their formulas are also food based.

Is the best supplement the most expensive?

There are many factors which will impact your final choice of supplement. The number one factor is price. As with many things in life the price you are willing to pay will have a direct impact on the quality of the product. But that doesn’t mean you have to buy the most expensive supplement on the shelf. The best product for you is the one which fits your budget, dietary requirements and is the one most likely to help you achieve your goals.

Everyone is different!

We all lead very different lives, so it’s important to pick the supplement that works best for you. Your age, gender, lifestyle and dietary requirements are all unique to you. Just because a certain supplement works well for your friend doesn’t mean that it’s the best one for you.  Some people will only take liquid or powder form supplements for faster abortion. But for some people tablets or capsules suit their needs better. It is all dependent on your own personal needs.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions!

We know it can be confusing when trying to select the correct food supplement. At Evergreen, we are here to help you make the right choice for you. For more advice on selecting the correct food supplement or for any other nutritional queries pop into your local Evergreen health food store or send us a contact message. Our highly trained staff will be on hand to help you in any way possible.