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There are a number of  myths concerning  dietary supplements, that they are harmful for our health, are to be taken only by bodybuilders, etc. Health supplements can be consumed by anyone and everyone except for those who have a health condition or are intolerant to such substances. You can refer to a previous article Benefits and Side Effects of Dietary Supplements for more intensive information.

Now, here we have 5 health supplements that can help you attain your health goals.

1) MULTIVITAMINS

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Multivitamins are a blend of various kinds of vitamins and minerals essential to the body, like Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, K, etc. and Iron, Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium,etc. These vitamins and minerals are crucial to the  body because they help in maintaining the required pH levels. Vitamins also help in the proper and smooth functioning of the body.  It ensures that the metabolic processes of the human body works efficiently.

2) OMEGA 3 or FISH OIL 

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Omega 3 also known as Fish Oil or Salmon Omega, is one of the Essential Fatty Acids(EFAs), which is mainly found in fishes, but in small amounts. So, for people who consume a considerable amount of fish, this supplement might not be that necessary. But, for people who don’t, it becomes extremely necessary to consume supplements, ensuring additional intake of Omega 3. Omega 3 is vital  for the efficient functioning of our heart and brain. It also helps reduce cholesterol.

3) WHEY PROTEIN

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Whey is a milk based protein. Milk contains two types of protein – Casein and Whey. Whey is an easily digestible protein, whereas casein is a slow digestive one. Some people have preconceived notions about whey, for example – it is a steroidal compound etc. That’s not true at all, trust me! Whey is a milk by product and one of  the safest supplements to use as well as an essential element for your muscles to strengthen. But, it is not recommended for people who are lactose intolerant or are allergic to milk.

4) GREEN TEA EXTRACT

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Green Tea extract, is a supplement containing Green tea elements in its consolidated form. It has multiple benefits. It helps in preventing all forms of cancer and tumors. It contains anti-oxidants which protects the vital molecules of the body from getting damaged.  It helps in regulating the  blood pressure levels of the body. It also keeps the cholesterol in control and the blood sugar in check.

5) BRANCHED CHAIN AMINO ACIDS (BCAAs)

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Branched chain Amino acids are those amino acids which include a side chain consisting of one carbon atom and three hydrogen amino acids. These are extremely important for our body and help in various metabolic processes. These amino acids are the only ones which directly head to the blood stream without being regulated by the gut or the liver. These are also called Essential Amino Acids(EAAs) because they are not found in food and thus it becomes necessary for us to take them externally. Three of the main BCAAs are Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine.

These were the 5 most important health supplements that can help you attain your health goals. But, do be careful while using them and consult your family doctor before doing so. In doing so, you’ll just keep yourself safe. Also, when you buy your supplements, do so from a trusted brand and a trusted source. Good Luck!