Dr. Oz's 3 Key Supplements
According to his website, the following are the 3 supplements that Dr. Oz deems absolutely essential for everyone to take: a multivitamin, omega-3 fatty acids, and calcium with magnesium.
1. A Multivitamin
While ideally the majority of your nutrients should come from a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, a multivitamin makes sure nothing falls through the cracks. A multi ensures that you get all the essential vitamins and minerals recommended for each day, keeping your engine running smooth and adding protection against chronic illnesses such as breast cancer, colon cancer and heart disease.
2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids/Fish Oil
Omega-3 fatty acids are the superstar fats that boost your brain, protect your heart and arteries, fight wrinkles, lubricate your joints and more. It has also been shown to be a good depression fighter. Take this supplement at breakfast time. To keep fish oil lasting longer and prevent spoiling, store it in the fridge.
3. Calcium With Magnesium
Without calcium in your diet, the body will rob this nutrient from your bones, which weakens your bones. Calcium combined with magnesium not only supports your bones, but also keeps your teeth and muscles healthy. It's important to take these minerals together since calcium alone can cause constipation, whereas magnesium will prevent this side effect.
Choose a supplement that contains 600mg of calcium with 400mg of magnesium and take once a day. Remember to always drink with a full glass of water. Do not take this supplement within 1-2 hours of taking your multivitamin since calcium can block the body from absorbing other nutrients.