A lot of you may have something similar to what I have — which is a lot of bottles. I have these for various reasons, some of which are more like an insurance policy — or so I’d like to think. Even though I feel I eat healthy, I also feel that no matter how good you think your diet may be, it’s hard to cover the entire spectrum of micronutrients efficiently, without being deficient in any. Hence, taking them in supplemental form might work.
Supplementation can broadly be categorized into those for a healthy lifestyle and those for optimal performance and recovery. Specific to lifestyle nutrition, a supplement that’s easy to be deficient in is vitamin D3. Even with ample exposure to sunlight, it’s hard not being deficient at some point over the year, whether you live in a summer or winter city. For workout nutrition, something that’s tough to get from diet alone is creatine, even if you eat foods containing them consistently.
To get the most out of supplementation, you need to be consistent with it — just like with your diet. Cycle them by having them for a few months and then break from them for half that time. Nothing should be done in excess, and the point is to have your body function optimally with or without supplementing.
The aim is to help your body slow aging down while improving the quality of your healthspan. Supplements such as superfood greens, omega-3 fatty acids, vit D3, probiotics, antioxidants, amino acids, and a multivitamin can all be a good starting point to start experimenting with for overall wellbeing and longevity.