Which supplements and vitamins should I take this winter?
Winter: it’s the most wonderful time of the year. With Christmas just around the corner and festive plans aplenty, what’s not to love?
Except for a weakened immune system, lagging energy levels and the daily struggle to fend off that stubborn office flu that’s been on the war path for weeks, right?
But it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Stock up on these essential supps and you stand a better chance of surviving the season.
An obvious one but a must-have during the chillier months. 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 winter, it can be difficult for our bodies to absorb the vitamin D intake we need due to the colder, darker days.
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 but especially during the winter.
Viruses, such as the common cold, are more likely to strike during the winter months 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.
So, why take it in the winter? Thanks to it’s fat burning properties, green tea extract is a go-to for those who like to indulge over the Christmas period. But, don’t ignore the 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 breeze through winter without a single sniffle. But what if, like many of us, you always forget to take your supplements? Enter the Grenade® Ration Pack, your essential daily vitamins together in one handy pack!
Packaged in a convenient, tear-off strip, you can pop your daily supps in your gym bag, your desk drawer, your pocket, wherever! They’re so easy to carry with you, meaning no more missing out.
The Ration Pack includes four tablets: a multivitamin and mineral, one essential fatty acids capsule, an antioxidant capsule and a Bifadex™ capsule. All of these supplements were carefully selected to allow you to create the best foundation for muscle growth, repair and overall health, all year around.