Top 10 Supplements of 2014 Which supplements are the most popular? According to SPINS, a consumer insights agency for the natural, organic, and specialty products industry, the following filled the Top 10 spots for supplements in 2014.
  1. PROBIOTICS: Live, active bacteria taken for digestive health and immunity.
  2. PROTEIN: Taken most often in powder form. Whey, as well as plant proteins, which are based on ingredients such as peas and flaxseed, are popular for satiety and building muscle.
  3. OMEGA-3S: Fish oil, DHA, and flaxseed taken for everything from cardio and brain benefit to healthy hair and nails.
  4. WHOLE-FOOD CONCENTRATEAn efficient way to consume nutrient dense foods, such as a dehydrated, powder form of condensed fruits and/or vegetables to add to a drink or smoothie.
  5. MULTIVITAMIN: Several essential vitamins (or vitamins and minerals) together in one tablet or capsule.
  6. VITAMIN C: A water-soluble antioxidant taken to strengthen connective tissue and promote good skin and arteries.
  7. TURMERIC: The curcumin component of this herb may reduce chronic inflammation.
  8. CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM: Taken primarily for bone health, though magnesium is also taken for stress relief and to assist many other metabolic reactions.
  9. VITAMIN D: A nutrient hard to get through food alone, taken to make cells function more efficiently, promote energy, and treat depression.
  10. SPIRULINA: In powder or tablet form, this nutrient-dense blue-green algae is a good source of protein, B vitamins, iron, and copper.
Article from November/December 2015 Living Healthy Everyday Magazine. Download your copy here.

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