Which supplements and vitamins should I take?
It's now more important than ever to keep ourselves fit and healthy. Now, we all know the drill when it comes to a balanced diet and getting enough exercise, but what about vitamins and supplements? This area can be a bit of a minefield so here's a quick rundown of popular vitamins and supplements you should be stocking up on and their benefits.
An obvious one but a must-have all year around. Vitamin C protects your body’s cells and contributes to the production of collagen, essential for maintaining the health of tissues and organs.
Vitamin C has also been proven to prevent the common cold, making it a great supp to add to your diet during the winter when cold and flu illnesses increase. And if you do happen to get caught by the pesky cold bug, vitamin C can help ease symptoms and speed up your recovery.
Sunlight is one of the main sources of vitamin D. In the UK or in colder climates, it can be difficult for our bodies to absorb the vitamin D intake we need due to.
Vitamin D is best known for its immune system boosting properties so when we stop getting our fix, we may become run down and catch viruses a lot easier. Adding this supplement to your daily diet could also prevent tiredness, low mood, muscle pain and impaired wound healing.
Helping to support the immune system, the function of muscles and the metabolism, Zinc is a great all-round vitamin that will benefit you all year around.
Viruses, such as the common cold, can strike at any time, so zinc’s immune system support can decrease your risk of being struck down with the illness.
Green Tea extract
Packed full of antioxidants, green tea extract has many benefits, such as improved recovery after exercise and the reduction of cellular damage. It has also been proven to contribute towards fat loss, with catechins and caffeine regulating the hormones that can enhance thermogenesis.
Green Tea extract also features high antioxidant levels, which will contribute to healthy cells and may assist with the prevention of many illnesses and diseases.
So, it’s pretty simple. Stock up on these essential supps and you're more likely to avoid illnesses and viruses or fight them off quicker if you do happen to get struck down with a bug.