First of all we live much longer and we get sick of chronic diseases very often so our needs have not remained constant over the course of evolution. Then the foods are produced, processed, cooked and stored and this significantly changes the concentrations of nutrients that they are able to provide us.
Finally, it is not at all said that since the serious deficiency pathologies (such as scurvy, pellagra and rickets) have disappeared, this means that there are no less strong deficiencies but in any case deleterious.
Researchers talk about chronic micro deficiencies and suggest that these can accelerate aging and worsen health.
That said it is worth stating that the solution is certainly not to be filled with questionable quality products à and pick them at random.
In a perfect world, a physician trained in the matter should suggest the most suitable supplements based on the patient’s condition. Unfortunately, this opportunity still remains quite rare, although it will certainly be spread in the coming years.
In many cases, however, the person concerned will have a make do and then it will be a good follow at least some indications.
The first is that there are only some substances that bring benefits and that are to be considered at very low risk. These are the only ones that should be taken into consideration when not being followed by a doctor.
Let’s start with these substances and try to understand how we can orient ourselves on the product to choose:
Multivitamin: the best choice is to take a product with a wide spectrum of vitamins, with the addition of minerals and phytonutrients or plant extracts. In general, the dosages should not exceed 100% of those recommended (LARN).
Omega 3: it is essential to take oils certified for purity and absence of pollutants, Firstly, products in blister packs with separate capsules or in dark glass packages and with rigid and non-transparent capsules would be preferred. At home they must always be kept in the fridge.