The Top 10 Health Supplements

The Top 10 Health Supplements

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Best Wellness and Longevity Boosters

How do you define wellness? We say it’s about feeling good and performing optimally while living longer and stronger. These supps will help.

Best Health Supplements for Feeling Good, Living Long
There are plenty of good supplements for building muscle, but what about the other stuff, like general health and wellness? There are thousands available, so let’s narrow down the list and focus on the most important ones for longevity and feeling good.
1. Certain Chelated Minerals
If you’re an athlete, you sweat and thus you’re likely deficient in zinc, which, along with selenium, maintains high testosterone levels and the immune system. If you’re a plain old human, you’re also likely deficient in magnesium, and magnesium alone is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the human body, ranging from muscle and nerve function to protein synthesis.
Likewise, certain minerals like chromium and vanadium help maintain regular blood sugar levels and insulin. These particular minerals are often in short supply and athletes would do well to take them, preferably in chelated form. Our Elitepro™ Minerals formula is the best source.
T Nation BiotestElitepro™
Designed to replace key mineral deficiencies caused from the most brutal training and competition.*

2. The Right Kind of Vitamin D3
If you’re able to spend between 15 and 30 minutes in the sun, pretty much naked, every day, without getting skin cancer or looking like an old catcher’s mitt, skip the vitamin D3 supplements. Otherwise, take 1000 to 5000 IU every day to enjoy increased cognition and better immune health and bone health while reducing the risks of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Ideally, use microencapsulated vitamin D3. This form of the vitamin is manufactured by encapsulating vitamin D3 molecules in liposomes or solid lipid nanoparticles. The vitamin then presents as tiny “beadlets” and is protected from moisture, oxidation, pH, temperature, and mechanical forces. It’s stable, water dispersible, and highly bioavailable.
The effects of microencapsulated vitamin D3 remain constant for up to two weeks, making it superior to conventional vitamin D3 supplements. Our i-Well™ formula contains 5000 IU of microencapsulated vitamin D3.
T Nation BiotestI-Well™
400 mg Beta-1,3-Glucan, 400 mg Micellar Curcumin™ Solid Lipid Curcumin Particles, 400 mg EGCG 125 mcg (5000 IU) Microencapsulated Vitamin D3 – 90 Vegetable Capsules

3. Coenzyme Q10
CoQ10 18 is what’s known as a pseudovitamin in that it’s essential for life, but it’s not essential to life that you supplement with it. Nevertheless, consider taking 90 to 200 mg. a day, with food, to reduce plaque in the arteries and to feed mitochondria. Life Extension makes a good one.
4. Resveratrol
It can protect us from insulin resistance and heart disease, along with working as a potent estrogen antagaonist and aromatase inhibitor. Take about 1800 mg. per day. Rez-V™ is the top choice.
T Nation BiotestRez-V™
600 mg Resveratrol per Serving – 60 Softgels

5. Cyandin 3-Glucoside
This substance regulates the chemical master switch called AMPK (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase). This master switch plays a huge role in determining not only how fat you are, but how long you live. Take 2400 to 3600 mg. per day before meals. Indigo-3G® is the most potent.
T Nation BiotestIndigo-3G®
600 mg Cyanidin 3-Glucoside (C3G) Per Serving – 90 Vegetable Capsules

6. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
We live in an omega-6 world and it’s killing us. Nature intended for us to have a two-to-one or three-to-one ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in our body, but because of our fast-food, snack-food, meal-in-a-box way of life, this ratio is now more like 20 to 1 in favor of the omega-6s.
Inflammation is thus running rampant through our bodies and the best way to stop it is to cut down on the omega-6’s and to start swallowing those beautiful amber fish oil gelcaps. Take up to 12,000 milligrams of a combined DHA/EPA formulation such as Flameout® once a day.
T Nation BiotestFlameout®
5500 mg Omega-3 Molecularly Distilled DHA & EPA per Serving, with CLA – No “Fish Burps” – 90 Softgels

7. Conjugated Linoleic Acid
CLA is a fatty acid found in high quantities in grass-fed beef. Since most of us don’t get much grass-fed beef, we’re likely deficient in this important fatty acid.
Numerous studies have shown it to be a potent cancer fighter, as well as playing a role in normalizing blood pressure, fighting cardiovascular disease in general, and helping with osteoporosis, inflammation, and even body composition. Take about 1,000 mg. a day. Products like Flameout® that contain the two isomers of CLA are the best choice.
8. Micellar Curcumin
Curcumin is one of those supplements that sometimes seems too good to be true because the stuff does everything. It helps enhance cardiovascular health, reduces body fat, relieves pain, and reduces estrogen levels, among other things.
Problem is, standard curcumin isn’t very bioavailable, even with piperine added. Luckily, science has solved that problem.
Micellar Curcumin™ contains solid lipid curcumin particles that produce 95 times more free curcumin in the bloodstream than standardized curcumin with piperine (Gota VS et al, 2010). Obviously, a micellar formulation is the smartest way to go if you actually want to absorb the stuff.
T Nation BiotestMicellar Curcumin®
Solid Lipid Turmeric Particles (2 Month Supply) – 95x Greater Absorption than Piperine Formulas – for Heart Health, Joint Support, Immune Support – 60 Vegetable Capsules

9. Superfood – 18 Health Foods in One
This product is the thinking man’s alternative to multivitamins. It consists solely of 18 nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables that have been desiccated, pulverized, and stored in a pouch. As such, Superfood contains all the nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals intrinsic to the fruits and vegetables it’s made from. Take one scoop a day.
T Nation BiotestSuperfood
18 Potent, Whole Fruit & Vegetable Extracts – 5,000 ORAC Factor per Serving – 140 g

10. P-Well… for your P and Your Other P
You already care about sexual health and, sooner or later, you’ll start thinking about prostate health (and the two are often related). So it only makes sense to take a supplement like P-Well™ that supports both, along with other things.
Here’s what P-Well™ offers:
Prostate Support
Promotes healthy prostate size and function
Helps manage oxidative stress and inflammation
Supports healthy urination and bladder emptying
Helps protect prostate cells
Promotes healthy hormone metabolism in the prostate
Helps maintain already healthy PSA levels
Sexual Vascular Health
Promotes better blood flow to the penis
Helps improve sperm quality and motility
Urinary Tract Health
Supports healthy urinary flow
Helps protect urinary tract surface and lining
T Nation BiotestP-Well™
180 mg Pomegranate Punicalagins, 500 mg Cranberry, 30 mg Lycopene – 90 Capsules

And yes, it’s good for women too. Info here.
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