Myths And Facts Of Nutrition Supplement Consumption

To make up for all that the body needs, a good supplement with revitalising ingredients and one cannot stress this enough, is necessary.

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograUpdated at: Feb 05, 2020 08:46 IST
Myths And Facts Of Nutrition Supplement Consumption

If you want to do well in life and reach newer heights of success, it’s highly important to stay fit. After all, health is the real wealth. While you may work out at the gym or do power yoga to burn those calories, what are you doing to make up for the loss of energy? Your body isn’t just burning the extra calories but can also lead to burnout and exhaustion. If you want to know the secret to staying fit - nutritional supplements must be your go-to. 

Dietary supplements have been in the market for quite some time now. However, more often these supplements have been associated with various myths. It’s time we put the myths to rest and tell you how these nutrition supplements are for your body. A good supplement will ensure that you get adequate and measurable essential nutrients.

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Mr Ravi Rohra from Scitron debunks some of the myths associated with nutritional supplements

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Myth 1: Supplements are not prescribed for women

Many women are seen avoiding supplements because of the common belief that supplements impact the hormones and leave them with a masculine impact. This is not true at all. Nutritional supplements are made for men and women. It doesn’t impact the hormones at all, rather adds energy in both genders to be able to function smoothly and work out up to an optimum level. Men bulk up due to the production of testosterone hormone in them and have nothing to do with the consumption of dietary supplements.

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Myth 2: If you follow a balanced diet, you don't need supplements

  • While nearly all the nutrients from supplements are gathered from food sources, all thanks to the current lifestyle that we follow, it is almost impossible for the body to receive all the nutrients. Not everyone is aware of the right food and the right proportions to give your body vital nutrients and calories.
  • From adulteration to pollution, we are mostly unaware of the authenticity of the food we intake and well, processed food has taken a huge chunk of the market. A human body needs a diet that includes proteins, carbohydrates, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and Vitamins A, C, and D.

Myth 3: High protein intake may cause stress on kidneys

This is yet another myth that needs to be busted. Our kidneys are efficient at filtering the unwanted particles and therefore, a high-protein diet can cause no problem at all. The extra protein is eliminated through urine and the kidneys are built to tackle this. However, It is recommended that you increase your water consumption when taking proteins in higher quantities to make the process of elimination faster.

(Inputs By Mr Ravi Rohra, COO, Scitron Nutrition)

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