Essential Supplements To Consider Taking

by - May 19, 2021

Eating a varied and balanced diet is generally accepted as the best way to get all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients our body needs to function at its best. It isn’t however the only way in which we can keep our bodies topped up on the essentials it needs. Neither is it always the most practical. There are some nutrients that can evade even the most health-conscious of us. With supplement marketing booming, it has never been easier to ensure you are getting all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need to keep you fit and healthy. Here are some to consider adding to your lifestyle. 

Vitamin D

Better known as your ‘daily dose of the sunshine’ vitamin. Your supply of vitamin D most commonly comes from exposure to the sun. Although it can take as little as 15 minutes to get your quota, it is thought that 1 in 5 adults are vitamin D deficient. Living in not too sunny blighty during a particularly cold winter with a side order of lockdown will put paid to that.

Having the required amount of daily vitamin D will help prevent you from getting poorly, will reduce your chances of bone and back pain and help prevent bone and hair loss. Not to mention that if you are vitamin D deficient, you might feel fatigued, muscle weakness, pain and depression. So keeping your stocks high is essential. Taking vitamin D can be particularly useful for certain lifestyles, such as those following a plant-based diet. Plant-based foods do not always offer up as much vitamin D as meat-containing products. A vegan nutrition store will discuss this with you and provide any additional supplements you might need to complement your lifestyle, plant-based or not. 

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is the unsung vitamin hero keeping our bodies healthy. Vitamin B12 deficiency is also commonly found in vegans or vegetarians as the vitamin is derived from meat, poultry, fish, and eggs. With more and more people opting for a plant-based diet or at least introducing more plant-based swops into their diet, keeping on top of your vitamin B12 is more important now than ever.

Vitamin B12 breaks down the food we consume and is put to use, sustaining our body's energy supply, keeping blood and nerve cells healthy, and it can help prevent anemia. Vitamin B12 plays a vitally important role in our physical health, and any concerns over whether you are getting enough of it should be discussed with a professional.

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Although collagen has long been famed as the anti-aging supplement, it plays a much more vital role in your body’s wellbeing. Collagen can be found naturally in your body, performing some pretty critical functions. It helps keeps muscles and bones held together, protects organs, and provides structure to your joints and tendons. Of course, it also strengthens hair, nails and promotes skin elasticity. As you age,y our collagen stores deplete, and the result is not only visible on the outside.

By adding a collagen supplement to your diet, your body will redirect this additional collagen to where it needs it most. It might be your joints, a sore or injured ligament or even an organ. Collagen is a beneficial supplement for runners and those who have a strenuous training regime. It will help your body repair and recover from exercise and prevent injury.

That’s not to say it doesn’t have a place as a cosmetic supplement. Taking collagen for a prolonged period will see an increase in nail and hair strength, and you likely to notice some improvement in those fine lines.

Happy Living!

Jenna x

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