Food supplements are concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts, amino acids, and other vital nutrients. Their purpose is to supplement the normal diet with a lot of nutrients to fulfill the nutrients gap, that is left behind due to a less nutritious diet.
In addition to providing nutrients, food supplements also provide physiological health benefits to the body. For example, vitamin D and calcium supplements help promote strong bones and reduce the symptoms of osteoporosis.
1. To Regulate Metabolism
Food supplements like IG international Pharma Vitamax One a Day Multi, Vitamax Women, and Multifactor, help regulate the metabolism of the body by providing enough amount of necessary nutrients. These multivitamins are packed with essential nutrients which are very helpful in boosting energy levels by regulating the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and protein.
Magnesium and B-complex vitamins are also present in these multivitamins which help to reduce tiredness, fatigue, and also assist in enhanced energy production as well as providing antioxidant support.
2. To Boost Immunity
Food Supplements that contain vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, selenium, and zinc help boost immunity in our body. These nutrients act as antioxidants which neutralize the free radicals, and reduce the oxidative stress in the body.
Although our natural immune system is strong enough to fight harmful chemicals in the body, it can get compromised due to oxidative stress, or any health disorder. For that, we need to take these nutrients daily to maintain a healthy immune system. Among all the mentioned nutrients, vitamin D has a special role in boosting immunity. In addition to acting as an antioxidant, it helps in the synthesis of antibodies to boost the immune response, thereby increasing immunity.
The best immune-boosting supplements include IG international Pharma Nutra C Plus, Extra-C, Nutri-C 1000, Nuzinc, Suncell 5000, and E-Cell. Consuming any of these supplements helps in boosting immunity by providing strong antioxidant support.
3. To Reduce Micronutrient Deficiency
Food supplements help reduce micronutrient deficiencies because they are dense with essential vitamins and minerals. As most of us don’t consume a balanced diet that contains all the required nutrients in a good amount, we become deficient in vitamins and minerals. Children and women of reproductive age are at high risk of micronutrient deficiencies. The most common nutrient deficiencies in Pakistan are; iron deficiency, vitamin D deficiency, calcium, and zinc.
According to the National Nutrition Survey, 2018, in Pakistan, 28.6% of children under 5 years of age are suffering from iron deficiency anemia. The rate of zinc deficiency is 18.6% among children, while 62.7%; a huge number of children population is suffering from vitamin D deficiency. The iron and vitamin D deficiency among women of reproductive age were also evaluated, that is 18.2%, and 54%, respectively.
To overcome this problem, IG international Pharma has manufactured premium-quality food supplements like, Bonex-D, Jointin-D, Nucal-Z Syrup, Fero Syrup, and Fero. Consuming these supplements may help reduce the deficiency symptoms of micronutrients.
4. To Maintain Skin Health
Being the largest organ of the body, the skin is highly exposed to the external environment. We need to consume good quality food supplements to maintain the structure of the skin, its natural glow, and hydration status for a younger and vibrant look.
The vital nutrients such as biotin and collagen maintain skin health. Collagen is the structural protein that helps maintain the elasticity and hydration status of the skin. While biotin is an essential vitamin, which helps improve skin hydration, smoothness, and appearance. When our skin gets exposed to ultraviolet radiations, it may cause the loss of these nutrients, and oxidative stress in the body.
To overcome this deficiency, we must consume antioxidants, biotin, and collagen-rich food supplements, like Gluta Fair, Gluta Glime, Glutazon, Dermazon, Butex, Maxzoom, Biotin Plus, Nutin, Nutri Collagen, and Gencell.
5. To Maintain General Health
Food supplements help maintain our general health. They provide us with multiple essential nutrients in a decent amount, in a single serving with a better absorption rate. Food supplements fulfill the nutrient gap that is developed due to eating an imbalanced diet.
Not only this, food supplements help reduce weakness, boost energy, and improve the immune system, skin, eye, and liver health. Consuming Vitamax One a Day Multi, Vitamax Women, and Multifactor, B-50 B-COMPLEX, or Bio Grow Gummies helps maintain the general well-being of the body.