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 Supplements: An essential part of the busy woman’s toolkit for looking and feeling great!

-Apr 27, Jenny Paul, Health -

Supplements the essential part o a busy woman's toolkit
It can be a minefield knowing which nutrients we need more of and if there’s some we need less of. The right supplement takes away all the guesswork. We decided to take a look at which ingredients to look out for  – and why…

 

Wellness and focusing on your self-care can be so time-consuming – especially as we all lead such busy lives. 

In an ideal world we would grow our own fruit and vegetables which would provide a nutrient-dense diet to ensure that we don’t feel exhausted and our bodies are able to fight off illness.

Also, certain food provides vitamins and minerals that ensure our skin, nails and hair are all in top condition, so we look as good as we feel.

But the reality is often different – grabbing lunch on the run while juggling meetings, family, friends and other responsibilities can mean that we are missing out on all those feel-great nutrients.

An easy and simple answer is taking an everyday supplement which provides a way to keep you on track.

Look out for high quality ingredients that have been scientifically-formulated to work as a team. That way you know that your body is getting the right nutrients at the right time and that they’re working around the clock – so you can too.

 

Why magnesium is a great mineral to take each day

 

Magnesium is known as the anti-stress mineral. Coffee, stressful situations and alcohol can all burn up our body’s stores of this mineral. Fashion models often use it as a way to sleep when feeling jet-lagged. It also tames inflammation. 

 

How can Co-Enzyme Q10 help the body? 

 

Co-Enzyme Q10 is a powerful, fat-soluble antioxidant and anti-inflammatory produced within the body. It is an essential component of healthy energy generation within cells. Benefits include protecting both heart and cognitive function. These are both crucial as we get older and the twin curses of potential heart problems and forgetfulness kick in. 

 

Can Vitamin A really help you to see better? 

 

Vitamin A is essential for immune system efficiency by promoting the production of white blood cells and helping regulate the inflammatory response. It really does play an essential role in good vision, so yes, eating up your carrots which are rich in vitamin A really isn’t just a myth our parents told us when we were children. It’s also great for skin health. 

 

Vitamin C is great for much more than fighting off colds 
 

Vitamin C, as an antioxidant, is important in protecting the body against the damage caused by free radicals. It is also vital in the production and maintenance of collagen. It aids with healing wounds, and supports your immune system. Do be careful that your supply of vitamin C doesn’t come with an unwanted side of pesticides. 

 

Why Vitamin D is so essential for keeping you feeling happy

 

Vitamins D and A taken together reduce the incidence of colds and anxiety-related muscle spasms. They can help to ease asthma and arthritis. Vitamin D also reduces inflammation. But did you know that a lot of people are deficient in this wonderful sunshine vitamin? We have put together a guide so you can make sure you’re not at risk. 

 

Vitamin E is a skin smoothing wonder 

 

Vitamin E protects cell membranes against oxidation, supports immune function, inhibits coagulation of blood and aids healthy red blood cell formation. It’s far more than just a humble vitamin when it comes to helping keep your skin smooth too. 

 

Zinc – the mineral that keeps your complexion glowy

 

Zinc is an important nutrient in healing mechanisms, healthy growth and development, muscle repair, immune function and protection from free radical damage. It’s also a fantastic secret weapon to have in your arsenal for glowing skin. 

 

Selenium the mineral that’s an antioxidant powerhouse when it teams up with Vitamin E

 

Selenium has a vital role in boosting antioxidant activity in the body. Selenium and vitamin E work together synergistically and better together than individually. Selenium has been proven to have a myriad of health benefits and studies show it can help to increase longevity. 

 

Turmeric – so much more than just a trendy health fad 

 

 

Curcumin – which is found in the spice turmeric – has strong antioxidant and antibacterial effects and is a powerful anti-inflammatory shown to be as, if not more, effective than pharmaceutical drugs and without any of the harmful side effects. There’s no upper daily limit so you never need to worry about how much is too much when it comes to supplementing with the curcumin in turmeric. 

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