Seasonal supplements for winter health
Eight amazing vitamins and minerals you’ll need this winter…
1. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a key winter vitamin that contributes to normal collagen formation for the function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, skin, gums and teeth. It also contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, immune system and psychological function, and is particularly useful during sport as it helps to maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise, plus it contributes towards the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Phew! That’s a lot of benefits! Luckily over sixteen of Forever’s products are high in this magical vitamin so you have no excuse to put your health first this winter.
Forever products containing vitamin C: Forever Gin-Chia, Absorbent-C, Forever Calcium, Argi+, Aloe2Go, Forever Immublend, Forever Kids, Vitolize for Men and Women, Forever Pomesteen Power, Joost, Forever Daily, Nutra Q10, Forever Lite Ultra, Forever Therm and Forever Vision.
2. Vitamin D
In the summer months you may obtain extra vitamin D naturally through the sun’s rays, but in the winter this intake is dramatically reduced. Vitamin D is important as it contributes to normal blood calcium levels, the maintenance of normal bones, teeth and muscle function, and it is also essential for the normal function of the immune system. Vitamin D has a role in the process of cell division, and it helps to reduce the risk of falling associated with postural instability and muscle weakness – therefore it’s essential for anyone over sixty! It is also needed for the normal growth and development of bones in children.
Forever products containing vitamin D: Forever Calcium, Forever Immublend, Forever Kids, Vitolize for Men and Women, Forever Daily and Forever Lite Ultra.
3. Vitamin A
Make sure you get enough vitamin A by eating a properly balanced diet, but, if you are struggling, you can always top up your consumption by turning to a Forever supplement that’s high in the stuff. Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes, skin and vision, and it also helps in the normal function of the immune system.
Forever products containing vitamin A: A-Beta-Care, Forever Kids, Forever Daily, Forever Lite Ultra and Forever Vision.
Most people know that calcium is essential for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, so it is a particularly important mineral for children (it will help with the growth and development of their bones). What you may not know is that calcium also contributes to normal blood clotting, muscle function, neurotransmission and to a normal energy-yielding metabolism. It is also needed for the normal function of digestive enzymes and it plays a role in the process of cell division.
Forever products containing calcium: Nature Min, Forever Gin-Chia, Forever Calcium, Forever Lite Ultra.
Iron has lots of important functions and is predominantly found in meat, so vegetarians and vegans must ensure they eat plenty of spinach, nuts and seeds in order to consume their recommended daily allowance (RDA) of iron. Iron contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin, it helps with normal oxygen transport in the body and it contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Iron can also contribute towards the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and it plays a role in the process of cell division. Iron is also extremely important for children as it can help with their normal cognitive development.
Forever products containing iron: Nature Min, Vitolize for Women, Forever Daily, Forever Lite Ultra.
It’s strange to think that metals can do so much good for our bodies, but these elements are absolutely essential for overall wellbeing. Magnesium is a mineral that contributes to electrolyte balance, the normal functioning of the nervous system, and normal muscle and psychological function. It is also useful for the maintenance of bones and teeth and it contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Forever products containing magnesium: Forever Calcium, Nature Min, and Forever Lite Ultra.
Protein is extremely popular within the sports and weight management scene, but this infatuation is more than just a fad. Protein is absolutely essential and contributes to growth in muscle mass, the maintenance of muscle mass and of normal bones, and it is essential for the normal growth and development of bones in children.
Forever products containing protein: Forever Lite Ultra, Forever Pro X2 and Forever Fast Break
Zinc is another mineral that is important, but it’s particularly one for the men to keep tabs on. Zinc contributes to normal carbohydrate metabolism, cognitive function, fertility and reproduction, and it’s essential to the maintenance of normal bones, hair, nails, skin, vision and testosterone levels in the blood. Zinc also has a role in the process of cell division and it contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
Forever products containing zinc: Nature Min, Forever Calcium, Forever Immublend, Forever Kids, Vitolize for Men, Forever Daily, Forever Vision and Forever Lite Ultra.
Remember: Supplements should not be taken as a replacement to a healthy balanced diet.