Essential Supplements to take whilst Fasting - VitClear

Essential Supplements to take whilst Fasting

 

Can you take supplements while fasting? The answer is yes, absolutely - in fact, it can enhance your fast. So, what are the best supplements to take whilst fasting?

Remember, anything with calories will affect your fast, so for the most optimal experience, youll need to focus exclusively on water, sparkling water, black coffee, green tea, electrolytes and supplements. However, you should avoid gummy supplements or supplements with sugar in.

 

Here’s a quick guide to the essential supplements to consider and why they are important.

 Electrolytes

  • Importance: Maintain hydration, nerve function, and muscle function.
  • Key Electrolytes: Sodium, potassium, magnesium.
Multivitamins
  • Importance: Provide essential vitamins and minerals that might be missing from your diet.
  • Focus Nutrients: Vitamin D, B vitamins, and zinc.
  • Energy Nutrients: Vitamin B12, B9 (Folic Acid), B7 (Biotin), Magnesium, B6. 
  • Immunity Nutrients: Vitamin D, B9 (Folic Acid), B12, C.
  • Here's our recommendation which covers all of the above.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Importance: Support brain health, reduce inflammation, and improve heart health.
  • Sources: Fish oil or algae oil supplements.

    Probiotics

    • Importance: Promote a healthy gut microbiome, aid digestion, and support immune function.
    • Forms: Capsules, powders, or fermented foods like yogurt.
    Fiber
    • Importance: Maintain digestive health and prevent constipation.
    • Forms: Psyllium husk, inulin, or chia seeds.
    Amino Acids
    • Importance: Preserve muscle mass during fasting periods.
    • Specific Amino Acids: Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) or essential amino acid supplements.

      Why These Supplements Are Important

      • Maintain Nutrient Balance: Fasting can limit your intake of essential nutrients. Supplements help fill the gaps.
      • Support Overall Health: Proper supplementation can enhance energy levels, cognitive function, and immune health.
      • Prevent Deficiencies: Ensures you’re not missing out on vital vitamins and minerals, especially during longer fasting periods.

      Tips for Supplementing While Fasting

      • Consult a Healthcare Professional: Before starting any supplement regimen, especially if you have underlying health conditions.
      • Choose High-Quality Supplements: Look for third-party tested products to ensure purity and potency.
      • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water, and consider adding electrolyte supplements to maintain hydration levels.
      • Maintain a Gym Routine: It's easy to say you're too tired to go to the gym when fasting, however if you don't incorporate resistence training, you will lose some muscle as well as fat. 

      By incorporating these supplements into your fasting routine, you can ensure that your body receives the necessary nutrients to stay healthy and function optimally.

       

       

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