The start of spring is a burst of new life and positive expectations. With the dreary, wet winter behind us, the change of season is an excellent time to contemplate your health goals and nutritional requirements.
The start of spring is a burst of new life and positive expectations. With the dreary, wet winter behind us, the change of season is an excellent time to contemplate your health goals and nutritional requirements. Here are some Solgar tips for the upcoming season.
Seasonal hair health
Like plants, we need to support the health and condition of our hair. Our hair grows in a cyclic nature; therefore, it is common to have post-winter hair shedding. Support your
diet to ensure that you get all vitamins and minerals – especially when supporting our healthy locks.
A multi-vitamin such as Solgar Formula VM 2000 is an ideal way to ensure that all those bases are covered, especially iron, magnesium, B vitamins and vitamin C. Other favourites for hair health are Solgar’s Biotin 5000ug and Vitamin E with Yeast Free Selenium.
Moving the body
The increased daylight hours bring a natural invitation tomove our bodies. Exercise is great for the body and mind. Walking, swimming, joining a sports team or any outdoor activity that you love; all help to increase blood flow, reduces stress and support muscle tone. But if you haven’t considered your magnesium intake now is a great time to review it. Magnesium is a mineral needed throughout the year and vital for Vitamin D absorption, bone health, energy levels, muscle action and sports recovery.
A sudden ‘charley horse’ leg sensation may be a strong indicator that your magnesium levels are low. Other signals can be more subtle such as imbalances in blood sugar, metabolism, blood pressure and restless sleep. Solgar suggests Magnesium Citrate, a high-quality form of magnesium with high bioavailability and utilisation to help maintain healthy levels.
An unwelcome part of spring is the pollen onslaught that affects those prone to allergens and can last days or even months. The good news is that a flavonol known as quercetin can be a supportive adjunct during this time, especially when combined with Vitamin C. Several studies have shown that quercetin helps supports the body’s natural response to allergens. Solgar suggests Quercetin Complex daily for at least three weeks before the pollen onset.