Best supplements for Autumn
We hate to say it but summer is nearly over and Autumn is ready. So get on top of your Autumn supplements! Autumn is a time to pull out the wool sweaters, cozy up and sip warm drinks instead of cold. For some of us, though, it’s also the time for runny noses, plummeting energy levels and even the blues. During this seasonal transition, eating well and exercising may not be enough to keep you feeling and performing at your best.
Often no sooner do the leaves start changing than noses start running. It’s not a big surprise that in Autumn and early winter there’s a spike in illness.
One key to staying healthy is gut health. This may surprise some but makes sense when you consider that 80 percent of your immune system is located in your digestive tract. In addition to a daily probiotic Dr's also suggests vitamin D, omega-3 fish oil ( or Algae Oil - the vegan alternative) and a high-potency multivitamin to boost immunity.
Autumns waning daylight decreases not only our vitamin D but also your melatonin levels. Too little melatonin can disturb your sleep cycle and ultimately lead to fatigue.
We suggest to turn to magnesium for energy. Magnesium is a requirement for six of the 10 chemical steps in making adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy currency of the body. Without magnesium you don’t have energy. Also magnesium relaxes muscles so you are no longer tense or tired from being tense. It helps you sleep deeply, so you are more rested and therefore have more energy.
For many people Autumn brings mood changes like the blues. One likely culprit is, again, decreased daylight resulting in lower levels of vitamin D, which effects serotonin function that’s key in regulating your mood. In addition to vitamin D, experts recommends 5-HTP for anyone who isn’t taking an antidepressant. It helps to increase serotonin levels. A B-complex is important, as the B vitamins help produce neurotransmitters in our bodies. Magnesium can ease anxiety.
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