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Supplements are aptly named in that they should be used for exactly what their name implies, to supplement areas of your diet that may be lacking certain nutriments and vitamins. So rather than going out and stocking your cupboard so that it replicates a Dischem warehouse, remember to make a healthy diet your main priority.
While supplements are useful when a specific vitamin or mineral is lacking in your diet, consuming too much of a specific supplement can increase your risk of cancer.
Supplements come in many shapes and forms, these include pills, capsules, powders, drinks, and snacks. They can be expensive and if used incorrectly, completely ineffective, and possibly even harmful, so make sure you aren’t literally, ‘flushing money down the toilet’.
Supplements are especially popular amongst athletes and those who work out, but there are many reasons as to why people would take supplements to improve their health, the main reason being to fill nutritional gaps and to provide an additional boost against illnesses which include cancer.
Note: Always be sure to check with a medical professional as to your recommended daily doses of any supplement. It’s also advisable that you check with a dietician and get tested to be certain of any vitamin deficiencies before you do more harm to your body than good.
What are the best supplements to lower the risk of cancer?
There are many types of cancer and different nutrients may have varying benefits when it comes to reducing your risk of getting cancer. However, these key supplements can work as allrounders and have multiple health benefits.