It seems like there is always a new way to improve your life with a pill or supplement.
One might say there's a "supplement for everything" these days: vitamins, mood enhancers, bodybuilding, food, dietary and even herbal.
In fact, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half of U.S. adults use dietary supplements (and that's just one kind of supplement).
Where do you begin to understand the options available and if are you using supplements in a healthy or unhealthy way?
One of the misconceptions made with supplements is the habit of using protein powder as a replacement for real food. Even though there are benefits with using protein powder, this doesn't mean you should be tripling your scoops and skipping crucial meals.
Another misconception is the use of vitamins. Do you know what these vitamins really do?
For example there are two sources of vitamin B12: cyanocobalamin is a form that your body has to work extra hard to convert to methylcobalamin (the more absorbable form).
What else do you need to look out for?
Everyday Juicer, Ray Doustdar, shares why it's important to do your research before buying and trying supplements, the misconceptions surrounding supplements and the best ways to improve your overall health by taking supplements.