5 Best Supplements You Shouldn’t Miss This Winter
Feel happy, stay healthy.
Winter’s a hard one. To be honest, it can be a real bitch. You can’t find any motivation for anything at all, especially when you look out the window and it’s all cold and rainy. Sis, we feel you. Actually, a lot of people do. It’s pretty common, for your body might lack certain Vitamins that can be kind of seasonal. However, there are easy ways to conquer the occasional winter depression and feel more energetic, even on grey, cold, rainy days.
Don’t know how? Don’t you worry, we put together a small list of simple, yet effective supplements that will help you pull through the dull days!
Vitamin D might be known to some of us as the sunshine vitamin, for the simple reason that it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight. Hence, it’s produced naturally when you’re exposed to sunlight. Now, if you’re not one of the lucky people who aren’t affected by cold and cloudy weather in your region during wintertime- good on you! However, for the rest of us, that means: we need to take a few steps ourselves to fill up that vitamin D tank of ours to get rid of winter depression.
That’s right, studies show that people with depression receiving vitamin D supplements are likely to notice an improvement in their symptoms. It’s not uncommon that people feel happier during summertime, now you know why!
While vitamin D can be produced by your body on its own, vitamin C can’t be. You can boost your vitamin C intake through fruits and vegetables like oranges, strawberries, kiwis, peppers, broccoli, kale and spinach, but the easiest way to go about it are supplements.
So what good does it do to our bodies?
Vitamin C is an antioxidant. Antioxidants are molecules that boost the immune system and can prevent chronic diseases. Moreover, Vitamin C supplements have been found to lower blood pressure. If you want to stay healthy this winter, try and consider increasing your vitamin C intake.
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E is not a single vitamin. Try to think of it as a group of fat-soluble vitamins with antioxidant effects. As mentioned above, antioxidants help strengthen the immune system and fight free radicals. What may sound like some sort of political movement, in reality, are electrons that have broken off from an atom that have been linked to numerous health conditions, ranging from cancer to premature aging.
It is believed that Vitamin E has an anti-aging effect, therefore Vitamin E oil can be applied directly to the skin, or added to lotions, creams, and gels.
If you’re sick of crazy dry skin during the upcoming cold months, Vitamin E oil might just be the thing to consider!
Once again, our immune system can only profit from this one. Zinc is also vital for decreasing inflammation and bacterial growth, attacking infected or cancerous cells and healing wounds by preventing annoying colds and flus. So, if you’re occasionally as clumsy as we are (no judgment here), you’ll appreciate healthy zinc levels.
If you’re already struggling with a cold or the flu and are still looking for natural treatments, look no further than elderberry. While it was traditionally used by Native Americans to treat infections, today, we commonly take it as a supplement to treat cold and flu symptoms. Not only that, but the elderberry is highly nutritious and supports heart health and fighting infections and inflammation. If you’re looking for something on a natural basis to speed up your healing process, elderberry supplements might be just what you should go for.
We, for one, are very eager to try literally anything that will get us through the upcoming freezing months of darkness. Hopefully, this list gives you some insight as well.
If you’re now eager to try some of those supplements, we highly recommend you check in with your doctor first.
Stay happy and healthy, gals!
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