Different supplement and its sources with a checklist.

Your 2023 Dietary Supplement Checklist

Written by: Wan SofaSyifa
Reviewed by: Fenny Lim, BSc. (Hons) Nutrition, UKM

Nowadays, we’re full of various dietary supplement options to ensure we stay healthy. It’s more challenging to pick out which supplements you should take. Your dietary supplements should contain proper dosages of vitamins and minerals needed daily to support nutrient deficiencies.

That’s why we’ve developed a checklist for your essential supplements in 2023. Look at what you should spend your money on for better health this year.

Immunity Boosters - Your "Bare Basic"

Whether you’re a beginner when it comes to taking daily supplements or not, immunity boosters are always your best bet. Their sole purpose – to ensure your body has a fighting chance against diseases. It’s one of the most common and recommended daily supplements if you only want to boost your general health.

For the best results, research shows that you should go for supplements high in [1];

  • Vitamin C
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc

Remember that they’re not magic, simply a little support for your body’s natural immune system that takes time to work.

Productivity Boosters - Your “Work Assistant”

You should put productivity boosters on your checklist if you work in a mentally stimulating and active environment. Why? 

Studies show that your brain starts aging once you hit your 40s [2], and your cognitive processes and learning capabilities will slow down as you age.

While the most effective way to slow this aging process is by changing your diet and lifestyle, a few dietary supplements aim to provide nutrients associated with mental health.

Common ingredients you should be on the lookout for are;

  • DHA
  • EPA
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Resveratrol
  • Astaxantine
  • S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine (SAMe)

…and many more. The mind makes up one of the two main components of a productivity booster. The second component deals more with your energy levels. A complete productivity booster should also contain ingredients that are good for maintaining your body’s energy levels, such as [3];

  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B Complexes
  • Carnitine
  • L-theanine
  • Iron

When choosing productivity boosters, be careful not to be caught up in marketing gimmicks and read your labels properly because it’s very subjective.