When it Comes to Dietary Supplements, Less is More

on November 18, 2021

If you’re working to get your health on track or have specific fitness goals, you’ve probably spent some time thinking about supplements. Most people will research online to try to find the best training fitness supplements, eventually coming across a list of important vitamins and minerals needed by the body. They’ll then cobble together a variety of supplements from multiple sources, figuring that if some of these are good, then more must be better. But this is where things can backfire. In fact, less is actually much more when it comes to optimal health supplements. Here’s why, and how to make sure you’re set up for success with your supplements.

Understand the Risks

First, it’s important to realize that just because certain supplements are labeled “natural” or sound familiar to you doesn’t mean they’re always safe. You need to factor in your current supplements and medications to make sure there are no contraindications with new supplements, as well as your body’s needs and health conditions.

Second, there are specific risks that can come with ingesting excessively large quantities of even valuable vitamins and minerals, so watch your doses. For example:

  • Too much Phosphorus can inhibit the body’s absorption of calcium.
  • Too much Vitamin C can negatively affect the body’s absorption of copper.
  • Too much Vitamin D can cause your body to absorb excessive toxic elements.

Stick to Credible Sources

Since getting the right doses of vitamins and minerals is so important to your health, it’s important to choose supplements that are formulated intentionally to work well together. For instance, Xendurance offers a Daily Foundation package, which is a trio of products that provide a healthy foundation for everyone, no matter your age or activity level. All three formulas were actually created to work synergistically in the body, helping to promote brain function, heart health, eye health, and fight free radical damage and oxidative stress. We also have a Wellness Pack that additionally includes a protein of your choice for strength or weight loss, Lean+ to enhance lean body mass and the Xendurance Focus formula, which has 35 years of research in its patented ingredient, Alphasize®. Our supplements have been rigorously tested, and clinically proven to support body function and performance.

The point is, whether you try Xendurance products or not, you need to make sure your supplements are safe, effective, and meticulously tested. And, they should actually be intended to serve as optimal health supplements for your body when taken together. If not, you could do more harm than good. It’s also always a good idea to visit your doctor or naturopathic doctor before starting a program of training, fitness supplements or other dietary and exercise initiatives. They can help check that your supplements are safe and meeting your needs, as well as answer any questions you have.

Whether you’re a weekend warrior, or an everyday athlete, you need the right supplements - like ours - to support your health and nutrition goals. When you’re ready, shop with us here.

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