Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Top Vitamins to Prepare for Winter

Been on public transport recently? So many people coughing, sneezing, sniffling...germs galore. It's most definitely Autumn now and with the weather changing, a lot more colds and other nasty illnesses are spreading. So here are my top vitamins to try to fend them off!
First up, Vitamin D drops. With daylight hours decreasing, getting enough Vitamin D naturally is very unlikely so I take a couple of drops each day. Vitamin D helps support bones, muscle and also your immune system.
Next, Bee Prepared Daily Defence. This award-winning formula contains bee propolis, black elderberry, olive leaf and beta glucans, this is a powerful combination to strengthen your immune system before 'cold season' hits us. £9.99 from Holland & Barrett.
Then we have iron tablets. I find I often become quite anaemic, and this seems to be quite common for women, especially around *that* time of the month. Ahem. Without enough iron, you can feel incredibly tired with zero energy. If this sounds like you, help your body out with some additional iron. I either take iron tablets, or Spatone which is a liquid shot of iron. Be careful not to take too much though, read the guidance levels carefully.
Finally, Magnesium. It doesn't get as much attention as some of the other more common vitamin supplements, but magnesium is so important. It helps control blood pressure, keep bones strong and your heart healthy. It also helps with tiredness which I definitely suffer from, probably because I'm not seeing the sun enough!
So they are my top recommendations for feeling your best this season. What supplements do you take?

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