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How many different forms of supplements are available?

We usually think of dietary supplements in the form of capsules or tablets. Nowadays there are many different forms of supplements. For a big part it depends on your own preference which form is best to choose. In this overview I will mention a few pros and cons if there are any.

Eat healthy food

A rough way of classification in form is: 

  • Tablets and Capsules
  • Powders
  • Liquids

A way of classification in type is: 

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Enzymes
  • Fatty Acids
  • Proteins
  • Fibers
  • (Herbs/Botanical)

Maybe strange on a website that talks about supplements, yet one important aspect of supplements is that it hardly ever can replace a healthy variety of food. Have a look at Use the Colors of Food to Benefit your Health.

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How to Choose Supplements that are Beneficial

How to Choose Supplements

What aspects can we consider when looking for supplements because we have a deficiency of an element? How to choose supplements that are beneficial for our health, for our wallet, but also for our environment?

First of all you must be certain that you have a deficiency at all. This might seem stating the obvious, but even though supplements are no medicines, they shouldn’t be taken lightly. So make sure you base your choice on a medical test.

Make your health priority number one

We are getting older than ever. Unfortunately, we also get ill earlier in life. Air pollution, fast food and a sedentary lifestyle undermine our well-being.

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Vitamin D Deficiency despite a lot of Sun?

Vitamin D Deficiency despite a lot of Sun?

“How is that even possible? I just got back from 3 months at the South coast of Spain?”

At that time I was living in the Netherlands and had been traveling to the sun in winter time. I was in the GP’s office to get the results of my general medical test and just didn’t understand how I could have a Vitamin D deficiency despite a lot of sun I had been in.

The doctor explained to me that an aging skin does not absorb as much Vitamin D as a younger skin and suggested taking supplements. Until then, I was very reluctant to take any supplement at all. I thought that a healthy diet should be sufficient.

Well, it was my choice; to stubbornly follow my original beliefs or to look at the scientific results and act accordingly.

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Does Vitamin C boost your Immune System in a substantial way?

Does Vitamin C boost your Immune System?

One of the best methods to increase our immune system is to take care of hygiene. Equally important is to make sure we eat and drink healthy stuff, like organic produce and clean water. 
Sometimes our body demands extra, so the question is: does Vitamin C boost your immune system?

Linus Pauling is the only scientist so far that received 2 Nobel prizes in 2 different areas (Chemistry and Peace) not shared with somebody else. In 1970 he wrote Vitamin C, the Common Cold and the Flu. In this book he emphasizes the importance of Vitamin C. Grams of it.

Recommended versus Exceptional

Every country has a food agency that hands out lots of recommendations. The recommendations are based on averages. Averages of quantities they know will be sufficient. But also averages of quantities they suspect will be most followed.

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About Hannie

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Changing my life was changing my perspective

Hannie Mommers

Some years ago I made a very important decision. My husband and I sold our house in the Netherlands and went to Spain. Changing my life that drastically gave me a huge boost.

In our first year in Spain we traveled from Isla Cristina, the western point of the south coast, all the way to Cartagena. We rented a house or an apartment and after a few days or weeks moved on to the next place. That is a marvelous way of getting to know a country and the people living there.

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