Top 5 Vitamin Essentials

If your medicine cabinet is so full of supplements you can't even remember what they all do, use this guide to simplify your regimen.

Top 5 Vitamin Essentials

With supplements available for everything for your eyelashes to your toenails, it can be easy to lose track of which vitamins and minerals your body needs most. If your medicine cabinet is so full of supplements you can't even remember what they all do, give yourself a break from your million-pill regimen. These vitamin essentials will help you keep your body healthy without making you lose your mind.
Don't forget that vitamin requirements and safety can depend on your personal health issues and certain supplements can interact with each other or with medications. You should always check with your doctor before taking a new supplement. Ultimately, unless you are directed to do so by a doctor, try to limit yourself to taking no more than five supplements.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids


Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish oils and some plant and nut oils. They help protect your heart, nourish your brain and lubricate your joints. But unless you are a frequent fish eater, you may not be getting enough.

•There are three different types of omega-3 fatty acids: DHA, ALA and EPA, and not all are created equal. It's DHA that you want.

•Take 600 mg of DHA daily.

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