Welcome to the dawning of a new decade – 2023! Have you wanted to boost your nutrition and reach peak physical performance? You’ve come to the right place. Here at Allergy Research Group (ARG), we’re familiar with the best 5-star nutrition trends & supplements that have taken off this year. You may find it difficult to stay on track when trying to retain a healthy diet, so let us help you achieve your wellness goals and reach a higher fitness level. Read on for an exciting look into the nutritious future.
What are five possible reasons for taking supplements?
Before diving into our top picks of 5-star nutrition trends & supplements, let’s consider why dieticians recommend them.
- To increase energy and endurance. Taking supplements can improve overall energy levels and increase physical strength, endurance, and stamina, allowing individuals to work out longer and more efficiently. This energy can especially benefit athletes or those with strenuous physical activity.
- To support a healthy immune system. Supplements such as Vitamin C, Echinacea, and garlic can help boost the body’s immune system and prevent illnesses. This supplement is especially helpful when people are running low on sleep or feeling run down from stress or disease.
- To improve cognitive function. Certain supplements, such as omega-3 fatty acids, have improved cognitive function by increasing alertness, mental clarity, and focus. These supplements can benefit students studying for an exam or needing to stay sharp at work.
- To maintain bone health. Calcium supplements maintain strong bones throughout adulthood and into old age. Many people take calcium daily to reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis later in life.
- To combat nutritional deficiencies. Some people may lack certain nutrients due to dietary restrictions (such as vegetarians), food allergies (like gluten intolerance), or other medical conditions that prevent them from getting the required vitamins and minerals they need through food alone. In these cases, individuals may supplement with multivitamins or speciality vitamins/minerals that target their specific deficiency(ies).
Best five-star nutrition trends and supplements
As with very less nutrients from the food source, today every individual consumes supplements. Here in this section, we add a few of the best nutritional supplements for everyday consumption.
Plant-based protein powders
Over the past multiple years, we’ve seen an increase in veganism, vegetarianism, flexitarianism, and even keto diets. As these diets become more commonplace, so too needs plant-based protein powders that provide essential nutrients without animal products or dairy ingredients. As an added benefit, plant-based proteins provide a complete amino acid profile (the building blocks of proteins) while low in fat and calories. Not only are they great for individuals following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, but they can also benefit athletes looking to boost their performance!
Check out some of the ARG-created plant-based protein powders:
- Wholly Immune Power
- ImmunoBiotic Pro
Adaptogens are herbs that help balance your body’s stress response by helping it adapt to environmental toxins, physical strain, mental fatigue, etc. These herbs contain unique compounds that help them interact with various systems throughout your body, providing multiple benefits, such as supporting cognitive function and aiding in stress relief. Some popular adaptogen herbs include ashwagandha, Rhodiola rosea, bacopa monnieri, and holy basil, which are in many supplement formulations nowadays.
Check out the ARG-created adaptogens
- Herbal Adapt 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Our bodies need amino acids that provide energy and aid muscle growth. They can also improve overall health by boosting metabolism and reducing fatigue – two key factors for optimal health! And while amino acids are naturally present in foods like meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, etc., many people supplement with them since they offer concentrated doses of essential components without added calories or fat.
Check out some of the ARG-created amino acids
- Humic Acid 60 Vegetarian Capsules
- Free Aminos 100 Vegetarian Caps
Animal-based collagen peptides
Collagen peptides are becoming increasingly popular due to their ability to support healthy skin elasticity, joint mobility, and flexibility – all of which start deteriorating after age 25! Animal-based collagen peptides come from sources like cowhide or fish scales, making them a great choice for those who don’t consume animal products but still want all the benefits collagen peptides to offer.
Check out some of the ARG-created animal-based collagen peptides
- Salmon Collagen Complex 60 Vegicaps
- Arthred Powder
When should you take supplements?
Generally speaking, you should take supplements when you are deficient in a certain nutrient or when your diet does not provide enough of a nutrient to meet the recommended dietary allowance (RDA). When deciding whether to take a supplement, look for one labelled “USP verified“, which indicates it has met the standards of the US Pharmacopeia regarding quality and safety. It is important to remember that one should take supplements in addition to – not instead of; eating nutritious foods and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Simona LeVey did her degree in psychology at Tel Aviv University. She is interested in mental health, wellness, and lifestyle.