What are some of the best nutritional supplements?

Below displays the most common supplement programs used by exercisers and people concerned with maintaining and improving their health. However, at a minimum, everyone should take a daily multivitamin and mineral for health and a before and after workout formula when exercising.

Health Supplements:
  • Targeted multivitamin & mineral formula (1-2 tabs daily)
  • Super Omega 3 Fish Oil (1 tab daily when not consuming fish)
  • Surperior Antioxidant (1 tab daily)
  • Super Calcium: use if you do not meet the daily needs of calcium (~1000-1200 mgs) and vitamin D (1000IU) from sunlight, multivitamin and food intake.
Training Supplements:
AminoBoostXXL (before and after training/games only)
  • Take 2 scoops 10-30 min before workout (may add a Gatorade-type product)
  • Take 2 scoops immediately following workout
Pre/Post Workout Shake (before and after training/games)
  • Take 2 scoops within the same window of time as the AminoBoostXXL: 10-30 min before workout or use favorite dotFIT® bar for convenience in place of the shake
  • Take 2 scoops 20min post workout (or 1 bar if more convenient)
  • Use anytime as a meal if necessary
If you are looking for health and fitness support through supplements and want full product disclosure (rationale for use, safety, contraindications, etc.) you can click the link below to the dotFIT Supplement Reference Guide (SRG) that is used by all our sport/health professionals and published by our Scientific Advisory Board and R&D team. The first section will give you all you need regarding recommendation and manufacturing processes. dotFIT is a research and development company for sports, fitness and health professionals; therefore all products must pass our evidence-based advisory and legal committee rules, including third-party testing procedures. Individual products can be found in respective sections.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Dr. Oz lists the top 5 supplements everyone should take.
  • Baby Aspirin. Though not technically a supplement, a new study shows aspirin lowers your risk for almost every type of cancer. Dr. Oz recommends taking 2 baby aspirin a day.
  • Vitamin D. This vitamin plays a key role in preventing colon cancer, uterine cancer, breast cancer and endometrial cancer. To get your daily dose of vitamin D spend 15 minutes in the sun or take 1,000 IUs a day.
  • Multivitamin. These superstars help boost energy and may prevent memory loss. Look for brands that provide 100% of the daily value of essential nutrients; avoid mega-doses.
  • Calcium. This supplement can increase bone strength and help prevent osteoporosis. Dr. Oz recommends a calcium cocktail daily: 600mg calcium, 400mg magnesium and 1,000 IUs of vitamin D.
  • Omega-3. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Make sure your omega-3 supplement contains 600mg of DHA, and take it daily.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com.

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Dietary Supplements

Whether you're visiting the drug store, grocery or natural food shop you'll likely find an aisle where there are jars and bottles of things for you to put in your body that are neither foods nor medicines. Ranging from vitamins an...

d minerals to fiber and herbal remedies, these supplements are not regulated in the same way as either food or medicine. Some of them are backed by solid research, others are folk remedies or proprietary cures. If your diet does not include enough of certain vitamins or minerals, a supplement may be a good idea. Natural treatment for conditions like constipation may be effective. But because these substances are unregulated, it is always a good idea to educate yourself about the products and to use common sense when taking them. This is even more true if you are pregnant or taking a medicine that may be affected by supplements.

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.