Discover supplements that benefit your specific needs with Supplement Advisor
The supplement industry sometimes seems like the wild wild west, where you’re left feeling like there are more questions than answers:
Should I take fish oil? Isn’t it good for reducing inflammation and heart health? What’s better? Pill form or liquid?
I have recently started the Ketogenic diet. Is it true I should be taking multivitamins and a folic acid supplement because I’m no longer getting folic acid from grains?
I’m a menstruating woman who doesn’t eat red meat. Should I be taking an iron supplement? And doesn’t Vitamin B12 play a role in red blood cell health, too, helping fend against becoming anemic? Should I take that, too? Do I need a B12 supplement too?
Enter Supplement Advisor’s free assessment test.
Supplement Advisor is a web-based company designed to empower health-conscious people to improve their cognitive function, as well as emotional and physical potential through simple and personalized supplement guidance designed by their advanced AI, ultimately helping you navigate through the wild wild west of the supplement industry easily and quickly.
One way they do this is through their assessment tool, a tool that lets you to either take a full assessment, or select a particular area to see if you might benefit from taking a supplement. The areas include:
How it works:
Let’s say you’re curious if you might benefit from taking a magnesium supplement to help regulate your blood sugar levels and stop you from having energy crashes in the middle of the day. And if so, what products might be best for you.
Giving you these answers is exactly what Supplement Advisor’s tool is designed to do.
All you do is select energy, hit submit and answer a few questions, such as:
- Do you feel fatigued throughout the day?
- Do you need an extra boost to get the most mileage out of your day?
- Does caffeine give you any nervousness or restlessness?
After answering the questions, the AI engine—which will continue to get smarter and smarter as more people take the assessment and the database grows—quickly analyzes your responses and offers various recommendations in terms of what products might be best for your specific needs.
Because fifty to seventy million people in the United States suffer from some kind of sleep disorder—from having trouble falling asleep, to insomnia to sleep apnea—one of the most common reasons to take a supplement is for sleep.
On top of the natural products, nine million Americans take prescription drugs to help them sleep.Prescription drugs, however, can come with some side effects, including gastrointestinal problems, prolonged drowsiness during the day, daytime memory and cognitive performance challenges or various allergic reactions.
A better option for many is a melatonin supplement.
Why is it better?
Melatonin is a hormone the body produces naturally. It’s responsible for regulating your body’s internal clock by responding to lightness and darkness.
When it gets dark out, melatonin increases in your body and lets you know it’s bedtime by attaching to receptors in the brain that help you relax and feel tired. During the day, on the other hand, your body makes dopamine, which signals you to release less melatonin, thus helping keep you awake.
When you select sleep on Supplement Advisor’s assessment tool, it once again, puts you through a series of questions, including:
- Does stress cause you mild sleepiness?
- Does it take a long time for you to fall asleep?
- How difficult is it for you to achieve a sufficiently restful sleep routine?
- Do you have trouble falling into a deep sleep?
- Do you experience restless sleep?
- Lucid dreaming in the REM stage has shown to be helpful with reducing stress and dealing with trauma. Would you be interested in lucid dreaming more often?
From there, you’re given a list of options of various products that might help your particular sleep concern or deficiency.
Giving it a try
As a writer, my focus needs to be one point to handle long days staring at a computer. I tend to be really focused and motivated in the morning, but fade after 2 p.m. before I have completed all my work for the day.
I decided to give the tool a try to see if there was something I could take to improve my focus.
The tool asked me:
- Do you experience attention disruption when your brain is stressed and overworked?
- How easy is it to attend to one task or stimuli while ignoring distraction?
- Are you able to maintain your attention on one task for a long time?
- Are you able to attend to more than one task simultaneously?
- Are you able to shift attention from one task to another without losing focus?
- Do you feel able to focus intently enough to create goals and monitor your progress?
I answered no to the first question, as usually being stressed out and overworked lights a fire under my bum. Similarly, I find it easy to ignore distractions and can remain focused on one task for a long time, so I also answered no on the second and third questions, as well. The final question was also a no.
Where I struggle is with focusing on more than one task at a time and definitely with shifting attention from one task to another without losing focus, hence I answered yes on the fourth and fifth questions.
What the tool recommended as the top product: A probiotic-fermented Vitamin B complex for energy, brain and mood support (it also recommended various other Vitamin B complex options).
(Funny enough, my naturopath also recommended I take a B Vitamin supplement. I’ll call that a win).
I decided to take it a step further and also selected the motivation assessment, as sometimes it’s not that I lose focus so much as I lose motivation in the final couple hours of my work day. I was then asked:
- Do you feel like you want to crawl in bed and watch Netflix all day?
- Is your sleep and nutrition regular and adequate?
- Are you a stressful person? If so, does it influence your decisions?
- Is your blood sugar high?
Supplement Advisor’s recommendation: Mane Brain’s brain-boosting power, a supplement is designed to help you feel more energized, alert, focused, and less forgetful.