Supplements are an easy and convenient way for people to consume a dietary top-up, which is especially important if they are deficient in any vitamins. Vitamins and mineral supplements have shown to be beneficial for those with a number of health conditions, including helping to improve heart health, prevent anaemia and others providing more energy. However, if you haven’t been told or recommended by your doctor to take any particular supplements, then are there some that are beneficial to be taking throughout the summer? Let’s take a closer look, below.
It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you that vitamin D is on the list. Just because you are spending time in the sun, you may think that you don’t need to take vitamin D throughout the summer. As you will be using sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun rays, these rays are unable to deliver vitamin D to your body as efficiently. Therefore, instead of not using sunscreen, which is very important to wear during hot, sunny conditions, consider taking a vitamin D supplement, such as Vitamin D plus K 60c. Through doing this, calcium absorption is also increased, which coincides with vitamin D regulating the amount of phosphate and calcium that is in the body. Your body requires these nutrients in order to keep teeth, muscles, bones and joints healthy, our joint revitalizer 120c, SAMe 200 60t and Reuma Art X-Strength 20c/60c/120c are all ideal!
Despite putting sunscreen on, sometimes we still get burnt, but vitamin C can help to prevent and treat sunburn. In addition to this, this supplement can also help to support the immune system and with histamine responses to seasonal allergies, which is crucial whilst we are spending more time outside being exposed to more pollutants in the summer.
Taking vitamin C supplements or eating foods containing the vitamin, also means that your body can fight off free radicals and summer colds, so you can make the most of the beautiful summer weather outside.
During the summer, the sun dehydrates your hair and can damage its protein structure. This means that it can break more easily than usual. In order to keep your hair hydrated during the warmer months, you need to take supplements including zinc, which helps to keep the hair follicles strong. Additionally, zinc also has antioxidant properties, which can help to eliminate the harmful effects that the sun has on your body.
Throughout the warmer months, it’s imperative that you stay hydrated. Water provides your muscles with hydroelectric energy and circulates nutrients, which keeps your heart circulating blood properly. In addition to water, there are other hydration supplements you can take too.
If you are dehydrated, electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium and magnesium are lost when you sweat or urinate. You need an adequate supply of sodium to allow the water to be absorbed properly through cells and hydrate the body. Potassium and magnesium are required to help maintain the fluid balance. By drinking water with added electrolytes, as well as eating fresh fruits and vegetables, you are less likely to feel tired, have reduced energy levels and you can avoid cramps, nausea and dizziness.
As you can see, there are a number of summer supplements you can take throughout the warmer months to keep you full of energy, protect your skin and hair and keep you hydrated. For more information about supplements to take during the summer, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team, today.