With so much going on during the festive period, it’s not uncommon to feel a little run down and overwhelmed. It’s important during this period that you try and maintain a well-balanced diet and a healthy routine. However, we understand that this can be challenging with so many different things going on – thankfully, there are supplements you can take that can help you stay on top of your vitamin & mineral intake.
In this blog, we go through our festive tool kit of supplements that can help you over the Christmas period.
Revive & Go
One Nutrition’s Revive & Go is filled with a variety of nutrients which can help you over the festive period. Winter is often the time of year where many people are prone to catching colds, which isn’t ideal if you’ve got lots of plans to socialise and see people over Christmas! Revive & Go is packed with vitamin C and zinc, can help give you the energy and the immune support you need during cold season. There are 30 one a day capsules with each containing at least 100% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C and zinc for energy and immune support.
During winter, the shorter and darker days often mean that sunlight exposure can be limited, especially if you spend the majority of your days inside. This can often mean that people are less likely to be absorbing vitamin D, which is often known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’. Vitamin D3 is made by our skin reacting to exposure to natural sunlight, and it contributes to the normal function of the immune system as well as the maintenance of bones and muscle function.
As D3 can be difficult to obtain naturally during winter, many people turn to supplements such as D3 Max by One Nutrition, which is a flavoured spray that can be taken simply by spraying under the tongue up to six times a day.
With the festive period often being quite stressful, it’s not uncommon for people to suffer from poor quality sleep. There are several factors that can contribute to poor sleeping habits, and poor nutrition, especially in the evenings before bed can often be one of the issues. Magnesium has been identified as a nutrient that plays an important role in sleep regulation, so if you’re having trouble sleeping, it’s worth ensuring that you are getting enough in your daily diet. Whilst magnesium won't help you get to sleep, if you aren’t getting enough magnesium, supplements such as One Nutrition Ocean Mag could help you drift into a deeper sleep.
A drop in energy levels is also common around the festive period, especially if you’ve got a hectic household or work schedule. It’s important you are still getting the vital nutrients your body requires over this period, and vitamin B12 is particularly important for maintaining your energy levels. B12-Max by One Nutrition is a supplement that contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
It’s a good idea to ensure you are getting enough antioxidants in your diet during the Christmas period. Whilst it can be tempting to overindulge in carb-rich food and alcohol, it’s important for your health that you are still consuming essential nutrients from healthier foods. Antioxidants are found naturally in fruit and veg such as blueberries, grapes, and broccoli. However, you can also consume additional antioxidants through supplements such as Spirulina, a green algae powder that is high in protein, antioxidants, and vitamins A & B12.