Spring into Health: What Vitamins You Should Be Taking This Season
Spring is right around the corner, and quickly followed behind that will be summer. And if you’re like me and you live in a cold climate, then the thought of warmer weather has you as excited as Olaf the Snowman.
However, rising temperatures actually mean that our bodies will start to lose important nutrients. More humidity and heat means that our bodies are facing more stress to work and function properly, meaning that our nutrition stores get depleted. That is why it helps to start a supplement regimen in order to help your body adjust, keeping you energized and healthy throughout the changing seasons.
Studies have discovered that vitamin A can help reduce one’s risk of skin cancer1. Not only that, but it’s a powerful antioxidant that supports both immune health and organ function during summer months. This vitamin aids in skin growth and repair – something very important after potential UV damage. Great sources of vitamin A include kale, kiwi, strawberries, and yellow peppers.
If there's only one vitamin from this list that you decide to take, make sure that it's vitamin C. It is a vitamin that has a multi-purpose since it not only helps your body ward off all kinds of illnesses since it’s a natural antioxidant, but it also helps your body regulate heat2. Plus, it enhances your skin’s collagen production, which in turn protects against sun damage. Additionally, if you suffer from hay fever, then vitamin C will help alleviate some of your symptoms since it’s also a natural antihistamine. Not only that, but it also aids your body in absorbing vitamin D. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, as well as broccoli, berries and tomatoes.
Much like vitamin C, vitamin E helps protect your skin from sun damage. There are various other benefits to it as well, such as aiding your body in getting rid of impurities, as well as increasing muscle strength and physical endurance3. Foods rich in vitamin E include tofu, spinach, oily fish, lean meat and nuts.
To make sure you are getting enough vitamins and nutrients during the spring and summer seasons, we recommend taking the NATURELO Multivitamin daily.
2. Vitamin C and the Immune System, 31 July 2019