Spring into Health: What Vitamins You Should Be Taking This Season
Spring is right around the corner, and quickly following behind that will be summer. If you’re like me and live in a colder climate, the thought of warmer weather has you as excited as Olaf the Snowman.
But rising temperatures also mean that our bodies will start to lose important nutrients. More humidity and heat in the summer means that our bodies will face more stress to function properly, depleting our nutrient stores. That's why it helps to start a spring supplement regimen in order to help your body adjust, keeping you energized and healthy throughout the changing seasons.
Studies have found that vitamin A can help protect your skin from the risks of UV exposure1. 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. This multi-purpose vitamin not only supports your immune function as 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 seasonal allergies, vitamin C may help alleviate some of your symptoms, since it’s also a natural antihistamine. 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