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  • Writer's pictureEkamjot Singh

Nutritional Supplements And How They Help Your Health

From ancient times people have been taking nutritional supplements. They started with

natural herbs often homegrown which were usually brewed into teas and tonics.

Now they have become more sophisticated and are available in all sorts of pills, capsules,

liquids and of course teas of all sorts.

What are nutritional supplements? Nutritional supplements are used to add nutrients to our

diets that are missing or not taken in large enough quantities. They are available in pills

capsules, liquids and teas. They can be synthetic or from natural sources. They will contain

one or more of the following ingredients:

• Vitamins

• Minerals

• Herbs

• Amino acids

• Saccharides

Why do we need nutritional supplements? These supplements are not intended to replace

meals but enhance our diets. There are several reasons that we would be taking them:

• Environment: our environment has deteriorated over the years and we are now getting

more toxins from the air, the water and even in the foods we eat, than ever before. Our

bodies have to work more to protect and rid ourselves of these unwanted substances.

Therefore it is wise for us to take nutritional supplements to help our bodies to do this.

• Stress: Stress will cause your body to function less efficiently. This will put your body at risk

for a number of things, especially low resistance for disease. Supplements, especially

Glyconutrients will help your body's immune system get stronger and also help your body

function better.

• Poor eating habits: Due to busy lifestyles, our ways of growing food and green harvests we

are not getting the important nutrients our bodies need to keep us in good health. We often

do not even stop to eat proper meals. This makes it necessary for us to take supplements to

enhance our diets and add important nutrients to our diets.

• Athletic activities: when we take more exercise then normal our bodies need more

nourishment. A professional athlete or even someone doing extra workouts needs more

nutrition. Dietary supplements would include, Proteins, minerals, vitamins and saccharides


• Part of a weight loss plan: when you go on a diet to lose weight you will be eating less and

running the risk of not getting enough of the essential nutrients in your diet that your body

needs. Therefore you would often be taking some nutritional supplements. Some of these

substances even claim to help you to lose weight.

How do they improve your health? Different supplements will help you in different ways.

Glyconutrients: The latest nutritional supplements to come on the market are the

saccharides. These are known as Glyconutrients. There are 8 of these essential nutrients:

• Mannose

• Glucose

• Galactose

• Xylose

• Fucose (not fructose)

• N-acetylglucosamine

• N-acetylneuraminic acid

• N-acetylgalactosamine

These nutrients have only lately been researched with a technology known as Glycobiology.

These nutrients have been shown to be vital to our health especially regarding our immune

system and the ability of the body to heal itself.

Ambrotose: is a supplement made up of these Glyconutrients. Taking these supplements will

help you to feel healthier and enjoy your life to the fullest.

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