Dave Asprey has an interesting, mostly moderate post on supplements over at the Bulletproof Executive.
I’m in that group of folks who think that it’s better to get things from food, and that supplements generally mean expensive pee. But even I wind up being swayed by some of the arguments for a specific supplement … or even a multi (picked up one based on Chris Kresser’s recommendation), despite the fact that my diet seems pretty dialed in.
Here’s Dave’s basic approach:
- Get the majority of your nutrients from food.
- Consume supplements in their highest performance form.
- When in doubt – go without.
I’m okay with that. I’d also make sure that any supplements were also from the best sources.
His list of supplements most of us should take?
Ironic that he published this the day this study re fish oil came out, but again, you need to decide for yourself (I think that all the pounding down of Vitamin D is going to come back to bite folks, but we’ll see).