How they work, when and in what cases to take nutritional supplements


The diets occupy an important place in our eating habits, especially with the imminent arrival of summer. Every year, we face different healthy food options with a new attempt to show off in the summer. To also take care of health, it is important to take into account several other aspects, such as routine exercise or the intake of supplements that help to achieve the desired goal or are necessary to cover any deficiency.

Among the first tips to start taking supplements, we must know what is most suitable for our body and what we need at all times and be clear that we will achieve it by being constant and not from one day to another. Banishing bad habits and moving away from a sedentary life is the first step in improving the lifestyle at any time of the year. Zumub, the online store of nutritional supplements, defines some tips for beginners.

· How do they work? Each body has its different characteristics and needs and, therefore, depending on what we want to improve or maintain, it will be beneficial to choose a supplement or another. Among the most common objectives, it is worth gaining muscle mass, with proteins as allies for being the main macronutrient that favors recovery and muscle building, BCAAs and other amino acids that help in protein synthesis and muscle recovery.

There are also cases in which you want to lose weight, in which it will benefit to take L-carnitine, a substance that our body produces naturally and that helps transform fat into energy. For this purpose, CLA and thermogenic are also very popular. Another very common goal is to want to stay healthy and, for this, essential fats, such as omega 3, magnesium, vitamin D or other multivitamins, are the most common supplements to contribute to general well-being and help various systems such as the immune, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and neurological.

· When? Mostly, supplements are designed to make up for a deficiency. That is, a substance that our body cannot produce naturally or does not do so in the necessary quantities and that cannot be obtained through a diet rich in vitamins, fibers, proteins. In that sense, supplements do not replace but complement and should be part of a food routine and a batch of physical exercise. Its intake depends on the objective and type of product, even if it is therapeutic or preventive. In the case of proteins, for example, its intake distributed throughout the day is recommended so that the body absorbs it little by little. In the case of L-carnitine is recommended to take a blister a day, preferably 30 minutes before training.

· Who? In general, nutritional supplements are recommended for people with insufficient nutrients, for those who cannot eat a balanced and complete diet or for people who simply want to feel healthy or improve some aspect of their body. They are extra help to improve any goal. Therefore, consumer profiles vary from people who make a considerable physical effort in their respective jobs and want to maintain a certain pace to those who, due to their professions, have a more sedentary routine and need to strengthen the exercise in their spare time.