Dietary supplements were first introduced in the early 19th century but became popular in the US during the 1970s. Today, most substances marketed as dietary supplements fall into seven categories- vitamins, minerals, herbs or other plant-based products, amino acids, animal-derived products, hormones and hormone analogs and enzymes. While some dietary supplements are recommended by doctors to treat certain symptoms, the majority of people depend on them to improve their general health. But with so many different kinds of products available in the market, how does one decide what works for them?
As our communi(tea) knows, Teami Blends is not just a tea company or a skincare line. Our tea-infused supplements and superfoods promote healthy living among hundreds of people worldwide. As a brand that is helping people be more aware of what they ingest and how their body responds, it is our duty to educate the public on how to choose the right kind of nutritional supplements to improve their lifestyle.
So in this article, we will look more into what dietary supplements are and how you should choose them as part of your wellness journey.
- Listen to your body
More often than not, we all get hooked on certain products because our favorite celebrity swore by it or a friend or family recommended them. But when it comes to a dietary supplement, the wisest thing you can do is to listen to your body and its needs.
Although balanced meals are the best way to ensure that your body is getting all the right nutrients, most of us fall short due to busy schedules and unhealthy eating habits. This is where supplements help. Your body will show symptoms like exhaustion, lack of focus, or energy after a long day. If these feelings persist without any significant health issue, you may simply be not meeting all your nutritional needs.
Note down your symptoms and do research. Talk to your health care provider and run the necessary tests to learn what your body needs before proceeding with a nutritional supplement.
- Know all your choices
If you are not one to gobble up multi-vitamin tablets, know that there are plenty of other options out there which are more sustainable in the long run. For instance, if you need to up your fiber intake or want to pack the goodness of green vegetables into your meal, the Teami Greens Superfood Blend can do wonders for your life! This unique blend consists of matcha powder, wheatgrass, spirulina, chlorella, chlorophyll, spinach leaf powder, broccoli powder, acai berry, kale powder, kelp powder, rocket leaf powder, parsley powder, celery powder, garcinia cambogia extract, dandelion extract and grape seed extract, making it a nutrient-dense, fiber rich supplement that will power up your morning smoothie and help you meet your daily quota of greens.
Today, there are many different dietary supplements in the market like Teami Blends products, which are better suited to your lifestyle than the one that is often recommended by your doctor. For example, if you practice strict veganism, supplements derived from animals will be a hard pass for you. In this case, you can opt for a vegan, non-GMO product like Teami Greens Superfood Blends to meet your nutritional needs. Discuss with your healthcare provider before taking any kinds of nutritional supplements.
- Understand dietary supplements regulations
All nutritional supplements manufactured in the US are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA requires dietary supplement manufacturers to adhere to strict regulations, which include ensuring that all product label claims are accurate. If any adverse events are noted when a product is used, it has to be reported through the Safety Reporting Portal in the US. The FDA also monitors the supplements in the market and issues warnings or asks for a recall if anything goes wary.
So before you take a dietary supplement, see if it's approved by the FDA or the local regulatory board. If you are intending to use a plant-based product, there are a few more factors to be considered. For instance, the Teami Greens Superfood Blends are not only FDA approved, but also naturally sourced, vegan
non-GMO products. The superfood blend is also soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and nut-free, with zero added sugar to avoid any instances of allergic reactions in the users. Remember to read the labels to ensure that the product you are buying is right for you and doesn’t contain any components that interfere with your lifestyle.
- Natural doesn’t automatically mean safe
There are one too many natural nutritional supplements available in the market today. Though the majority of nutritional supplement manufacturers work to ensure the safety and quality of their products, the final product may still get contaminated during packaging or handling. Adulterated supplements that have been prepared, packed, or held in conditions that do not meet good manufacturing or supply practices can cause health hazards to consumers.
To avoid any sort of health hazards brought upon by ingesting supplements, we recommend you to go with trusted brands when it comes to nutritional supplements. Brands like Teami Blends with millions of users across the globe ensure that all our products are manufactured, packed, and distributed according to local and international regulations, reducing the chances of contamination and tampering before the product reaches you.
- Read the label carefully
As a consumer, you must carefully read the label and understand what all ingredients are there in the final product as individual users may encounter side effects from certain ingredients. Sometimes, certain products may be a “proprietary blend”, meaning that it is a mix of different ingredients in various amounts, making it impossible for users to know what exactly is included in the supplement.
For instance, all of Teami Blends products are proprietary blends. To help our users make well-informed decisions regarding our products, the ingredients in each product are listed on the label. This allows you to know what exactly is encompassed in our products. If you take medicines that could react with any of the listed ingredients or are allergic to any of them, you can easily avoid ingesting the product by studying the label.
- The effectiveness varies from person to person
No two people will experience the same effects from ingesting a dietary supplement as our bodies have different nutritional needs. Remember that supplements work along with your diet. These products alone cannot take the place of having a balanced meal, which is very important for your health.
Generally, supplements can improve your overall health or help manage certain symptoms or conditions. For example, Teami Blends have a range of proprietary tea blends, which can help boost your metabolism, reduce stress levels, increase your focus, strengthen your immunity or improve your digestion. The products alone are not responsible for improving your health. But making them part of your daily routines, along with a healthy diet will help you on your wellness journey.
Dietary supplements and you: What next?
Generally, doctors recommend dietary supplements to patients who are undergoing certain treatments or are recovering from illness to boost their micronutrient intake. However, not all supplements need your doctor’s approval.
Our line of tea-infused, natural products are safe and effective for most people who wish to start a healthier lifestyle. If you are on medications, are pregnant or nursing, check with your specialist and get cleared to use our products. So, do your research, talk to your doctor (if required) and start on your path towards wellness with Teami Blends.