If you have ever walked into a health food store, physician’s office or browsed the internet looking to lose weight or simply feel better, you’ll have undoubtedly stumbled across promotions for supplementation.
You may have even purchased some of these products. Perhaps some of them worked, while some may have not.
None the less, there certainly doesn’t seem to be a shortage of pills, potions and/or serums designed to help to reduce your appetite, your waist line, improve your energy, focus, etc.
So the question is, is this a bad thing?
Or is it safe to use supplements? The short answer is yes. And no.
Don’t you just love paradox?
But in all seriousness, there really isn’t a one size fits all answer to this question. So to gain a better understanding of whether or not using supplements is a good idea for YOU, let’s observe a couple of different perspectives.
Mindset and self-awareness are a couple of factors that can either render supplementation as a safe practice, or a detrimental one.
Supplements can be used safely when:
Supplements can be considered unsafe if:
The reason that state of mind is important when considering whether or not to use supplements is because when we do things from either a place of ignorance or emotional turmoil, we make decisions that can cause more harm than good.
If, however, we are armed with knowledge and simply have a desire for overall well-being, we make informed choices that can make supplementation a welcome addition to a healthy lifestyle.
* Source – http://www.prevention.com/mind-body/natural-remedies/dangerous-supplement-and-medication-interactions