Nutritional

What vitamins should I take this winter?

What vitamins should I take this winter?

With the days drawing in and the cold weather fast approaching, we need to stock up on vitamins to give ourselves best possible chance to fight those winter bugs!

So what vitamins should we be taking this winter?

Vitamin A

We all know about vitamin C, and it really is an essential vitamin to take during the colder months. It helps to keep us in the best possible working condition. It can help prevent against the common cold, give you clearer skin and lower cholesterol! So however you take it, be sure to make sure you’re adding this to your daily intake!

Vitamin C

Not as well-known as Vitamin C, Vitamin A is a key for a healthy life over the colder months. This can be found in things like cod liver oil and is effective at helping the production of white blood cells in the body, making sure you’re fighting fit to avoid ear infections, chest infections and the common cold. If you cannot find it as a stand-alone vitamin, make sure you have a regular intake of multivitamins that contains the recommended dosage of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

We all need vitamin D to help us absorb calcium and phosphate from our diet. These minerals are important for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. With the cold winter months and the reduced sunlight hours, a lot of us can struggle to get the required levels of vitamin D we need through a typical day. It is recommended that, everyone over the age of a year old (including pregnant and breastfeeding women) take a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms (μg) of vitamin D a day.

omega fish oils

Most people don’t get enough Omega 3’s in their diet and this especially applies to those eating processed foods regularly and low in foods like oily fish and nuts. Omega fish oils can help boost your mood, improve your mental focus, ward off winter colds and helps the structure of our skin. So when its winter we need to be topped up to make sure our skin stays healthy and supported from those harsh cold conditions that can dry skin out quickly. It can also help to decrease your risk of heart diseases by decreasing your blood fat, help prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis, Depression, Alzheimer, Dementia and Asthma.

iron

A body that’s low in iron can really feel tired and weary in the winter. This is particularly true for women who have heavy periods, or that are pregnant. Iron supplements can rev up your energy levels and encourage healthy, fresh blood oxygen delivery to the lungs, spleen, bone marrow, muscles, and cells.

Zinc

Zinc, it’s a natural antioxidant so if you do get a cold, then taking zinc can help shorten the time you are ill.

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