I tend to agree with Stu. Fresh fruit, for example, will help our natural immune system through the winter months. But, are our evolved immune systems suffering under the incessant assault of modern living to the extent that they need supporting by supplements.
by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:14 am
Hoping the immune hydration tablets will keep me cold-free this winter!
Would eating fresh, non-processed, 'proper' food not do the same? Seems strangely ironic that something so overly manufactured is meant to boost your immune system.
I admit to taking a fish oil capsule daily; my reasoning is that I can't eat nuts and I don't like eating oily fish. I also enjoy a mug of echinacea tea each morning - placebo effect?
Only water goes in my riding drinks bottle although in the past (when I may have, possibly, ridden a bit faster than I do these days) I used to knock up a water/juice/salt concoction to replenish electrolytes.
I don't like the idea of taking pills or powders which are marketed to keep me young and healthy.
Processed foods are very convenient but not necessarily the healthiest option in our busy lives. My mum used to walk into town each day to buy fresh meat and veg to add to that grown in the garden and make fresh meals each day. But... she didn't have to go out to work and there were no such things as supermarkets. Some of the foodstuffs we used to eat would be frowned upon to the extent that you would be reported to social services if you fed them to your kids these days - dripping sandwiches anyone? - and yet they were healthy meals for an active child.
Excepting medical reasons, should there really be any need for supplements, whether to make up for unhealthy diet or to keep you riding further and faster?