As you continue on your path towards achieving and maintaining optimal health and wellbeing, we have additional tools to help you stay in the best condition possible, regardless of your age. Supplementing with vital nutrients as needed can help make sure you are optimizing your nutrition, which plays a crucial role in enhancing your body’s efficiency and overall wellness.

It’s important to note that nutrients are not akin to medications; they are naturally occurring substances already present within your body. By supplementing them in the right quantities, you empower your body to reach its peak performance.

However, before embarking on any new supplement regimen, consult with your healthcare provider to ensure that your current medications or health conditions will not be adversely affected by nutritional intervention.

Here are some essential supplement guidelines recommended by Co-Founder and independent OPTAVIA Coach, Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen, in Your LifeBook: Element 21*:

  • Incorporate Fish Oil: Consider adding fish oil to your routine. You can achieve this by either consuming 4 ounces of fatty fish three times a week, incorporating 3-6 walnuts daily or taking 1 to 3 grams of omega-3 derived from cold-water arctic fish, with EPA and DHA, 30 minutes before a meal.
  • Daily Multivitamin: Start your day with a daily multivitamin specifically designed for your gender and age group.
  • Benefit from B Complex Vitamins: B complex vitamins work synergistically. Unless you have specific individual needs, it’s generally advisable to take them in the form of a high-potency B complex formula.
  • Supplement with Other Key Vitamins: Consider incorporating any other essential vitamins and minerals that may not be part of your multivitamin and B complex.
  • Embrace Key Minerals: Ensure you’re receiving an adequate supply of key minerals such as calcium, magnesium, selenium and zinc.
  • Combat Inflammation: Inflammation is an often-overlooked aspect of health, but it plays a significant role in our overall wellbeing. Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen’s comprehensive approach includes strategies to reduce inflammation as a core component of optimizing your health.

Use these guidelines as a roadmap for the nutritional support that may be needed to address deficiencies while also helping you thrive at your absolute best. Combine these strategies with the anti-inflammatory practices you learned in Element 20 of Your LifeBook to take on the world with renewed vitality and wellness.

*Before starting a weight-loss program, talk with your healthcare provider about the program, and about any medications or dietary supplements you are using, including especially Coumadin (Warfarin), lithium, diuretics, or medications for diabetes, high blood pressure or thyroid conditions.

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