Day: May 31, 2016

Waterville Week 1: How safe are antioxidant supplements in water?

Keeping our water clean is our #1 priority.

Some people have asked about water treatment and the disposable of antioxidant supplements.

While antioxidant supplements like VitaPulse seem to be growing in popularity, there is a lot of evidence that suggests otherwise. Many doctors, nutritionists, dieticians in reality do not promote using diet supplements because they feel that these supplements are no substitute for healthy eating habits. They are of the opinion that the antioxidants you get from food itself carry a truckload of other benefits as well, which you otherwise miss on if you start using a dietary supplement. [1]

VitaPulse: An Antioxidant Supplement

A product of the Princeton Nutrients, this antioxidant supplement claims to improve your heart’s health by providing it with three important nutrients NAC, PQQ and CoQ10. These 3 nutrients help the body protect itself against cellular damage; NAC in particular is a compound that is of immense help in maintaining a healthy heart. [2]

The antioxidant support that you get from this supplement helps your heart maintain its functions and possibly do them even better. However, the safety concerns associated with dietary supplements are often a subject of great interest and even some controversy. And how does VitaPulse hold its ground here?

Those who have used this antioxidant supplement report experiencing at the most, nausea which is not that serious of a side effect. However, there have been a few instances where some people who have taken this supplement have reported breaking into rashes, or experiencing low blood pressure as well. The underlying causes that might be responsible for this are still unknown.  It is speculated that people who do experience these side effects may experience them because they might have taken an overdose of the supplement.

The Final Verdict: Is it Safe?

With such low side effects to its credit, this supplement should be considered safe.  One of the reasons why it is safe to be used is because it only has three ingredients which make up the entire supplement.  More than that, these ingredients are not synthetically made; supplements that include artificial or synthetic ingredients tend to have greater and more serious side effects.

The final verdict about this supplement is that it is safe to use, however it is no substitute for food-based nutrition. There are a number of other alternatives available as well which you can make use of for improving your cardiovascular health. Eating a diet that includes more greens in it is just one such way; green leafy vegetables are high in Vitamin E.

Vitamin supplementation is a way out to solve your problem, but if you are looking to improve your cardiovascular health, or minimize the chances or risks of having heart disease, might as well try eating cleaner and living a more healthy lifestyle. To make this even more effective you should practice eating well, exercising regularly and being more active so that you are able to keep your heart healthy right from the beginning.

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