I was inspired by the other thread about vitamin-supplements, but I want to keep it more general than only vitamins. I find it incredibly difficult to figure out what dietary supplements are actually good; in essence, worth the cost, have some pretty proven positive effects and preferably few proven side-effects.
What kind of dietary supplements do you use and what evidence have you found for them?
I wont make a complete list of everything health related that I do, to keep it short I eat lots of fruits and vegetables and I work out almost every day.
The main supplements I use:
3-5 grams Omega-3 capsules/day. (No explanation needed, but still I'm not sure about its efficiency)
I try to include a lot (5-15g/day) of curcumin; I ingest it in the form of the raw tumeric root, sometimes I cook the root. Other times I use the Curcumin spice powder. This is mixed with 5g of Curry powder, 5g of pepper, some oil and ginger to improve absorption. The reserach for Curcumin seems to be very solid.
Curcumin and Other Polyphenolic Compounds in Head and Neck Cancer Chemopreventionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3368521/
The other major supplement in my diet is Green tea, I'll drink at least one liter every day, sometimes two or three.http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/conten ... 1.full.pdfhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23008118
I believe that having these items in my diet will lessen the chance of cancer, cardiac/pulmonary issues and neuro-degenerative disease in the future. But I'm far from certain, the science on these subjects is enormously confusing.