Supplements for the winter
As the colder weather and longer nights draw in, it is worth paying some thought to the extra help you can provide your body this coming winter. Our bodies are exposed to harsh conditions during the winter so they often need a little extra help to perform at their best. Winter supplements are widely used to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the colder months, alongside a healthy diet and thick blanket!
Consider taking the following supplements to help support your body and immune system this winter:
Vitamin D3 is derived from a natural source (hence the 3), and usually obtained from exposure to sunlight. When the days grow shorter, however, this can be a tricky need to fulfil. To keep your immune system and energy levels up, it’s advised to top up this natural vitamin D with winter supplements.
While vitamin C can’t prevent a common cold, it can ease the symptoms and even shorten the duration of your illness. A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C also protects you from a number of damaging pollutants and chemicals. Commonly found in fresh fruit and veg, a vitamin C supplement may be required during the colder months to stay healthy.
Vitamin E Oil
Cold weather dries the skin, creating and exacerbating painful skin conditions for many. Vitamin E Oil soothes dry skin and naturally moisturises to regenerate and repair damaged skin when applied directly to the irritated area.
Vitamin A is often found in cod liver oil but is also widely included in multivitamin supplements. Winter supplements, in particular, make use of Vitamin A for its ability to influence the activity of T and B lymphocytes to defend against infection as well as strengthening the immune system. Alongside all of this, Vitamin A is also important for growth and cell repair.
This three-in-one combination is a tried and tested favourite among many. The combination of Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6 provides a powerful solution to a number of winter health worries. Zinc works to boost your immune system and maintain the health of your skin, hair, nails, and bones during the cold months. Magnesium keeps your electrolyte balance in check while maintaining proper functioning of the nervous system. Research suggests that magnesium also reduces tiredness and fatigue, a real concern during those dark mornings and evenings. Vitamin B6 supports the functioning of your immune system while maintaining energy levels through normalising protein and glycogen metabolism. ZMA provides everything you need from winter supplements to ensure you remain happy and healthy this season!