Wondering how to choose the right supplement for you? 'What is the right dietary supplement for me?' is one of the most common questions we encounter on a daily basis here at Evergreen. To help you with this confusing task, we've outlined some simple tips to help you select the right supplement for you, to meet your own unique needs.
How to Choose the Right Supplement For YOU
Not sure how to choose the right supplement for you? This handy guide has everything you need to know from the type to the price point.
Why are you taking a food supplement?
In today’s world there are thousands of food supplements. There are different brands, quality, formula type and strengths available. This makes the task of selecting the right supplement that much harder. So it’s important to remember why you are thinking of taking a supplement in the first place.
Are you looking to feel better, increase your performance levels, looking to support your immune system or hoping to increase your energy levels? It’s important to keep your end goal in mind throughout the selection process.
What are your dietary requirements?
When was the last time you examined the ingredients list or the nutritional information on the back of your daily multivitamin or fish oil? Did you know that the vast majority of supplements available in stores today contain a laundry list of added ingredients and additives?
For most of us these additives have little impact, but for those people who are hyper sensitive to allergies, these additives can be a real issue for their health. So it’s important to read the label carefully. Brands such as Nature’s Plus, Terranova and Viridian have little to no additives and their formulas are also food based.
Is the best supplement the most expensive?
There are many factors that will impact your final choice of supplement. The number one factor is price. As with many things in life, the price you are willing to pay will have a direct impact on the quality of the product.
But that doesn’t mean you have to buy the most expensive supplement on the shelf. The best supplement for you is the one which fits your budget, dietary requirements and is the one most likely to help you achieve your goals.
Everyone is different
We all lead very different lives, so it’s important to pick the supplement that works best for you. Your age, gender, lifestyle and dietary requirements are all unique to you. Just because a certain supplement works well for your friend doesn’t mean that it’s the best one for you.
Some people will only take liquid or powder form supplements for faster abortion. But for some people tablets or capsules suit their needs better. It is all dependent on your own personal needs.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Don't be afraid to ask questions when it comes to choosing the right supplement for you and your body. We're all different and we know it can be confusing with so many options. At Evergreen, we're here to help you make the right choice for you.
Please note, this blog is for informational purposes only and should not replace medical advice.
It’s always best to consult your doctor before taking any new supplements, treatments or remedies if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or on medication.
Looking for more supplement tips? Read our blog 'Which are the Best Supplements for Digestive Health?'.
Checked and updated: 2 August 2021