If there is one thing you should take away from these blog posts, it is that everyone is different:
What works for one person, will not necessarily work for another person. Therefore, everything you read should be a process of trial and error. By this I mean, try it for a few weeks, and if it works for you then keep doing what you are doing!
For this post I will be exploring which vitamins might benefit you at this time of year. Again, these will vary depending on your gender and diet:
Firstly, I am going to look at vitamins which have been shown by clinical trials to reduce symptoms of COVID:
I am not suggesting in any way that taking vitamins can “cure” COVID or “prevent” you getting COVID, however research has suggested that taking regular vitamin C tablets can help reduce the symptoms you may be suffering from. Vitamin C is necessary for the growth and repair of all body tissues, and if you are taking the supplements, your body will get rid of any excess of the vitamins that the body does not need.
Has also been mentioned in relation to COVID, suggesting that individuals who have a deficiency in vitamin D may be more susceptible to it. Again, it is important to take this information with a pinch of salt. I am not saying there is a direct correlation, I am merely relaying information I have heard through research studies, other people, and the news. However, I would suggest individuals take vitamin D supplements regardless especially during the winter months due to lack of sunlight exposure, and of course with us all spending more time indoors. Vitamin D is needed to keep bones, teeth, and muscles healthy.
Ok, so now we have got COVID out of the way, what supplements would be beneficial?:
For the ladies, iron supplements. Iron is an important component of haemoglobin found in your red blood cells. If you do not have enough iron, your body will struggle to make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells.
If you suffer from PCOS:
There are a few vitamins you can take to help with the side effects you may suffer with. These are zinc, magnesium, calcium, selenium, and B vitamins.
For the gents:
as well as vitamin D, taking B-vitamins and magnesium supplements may be beneficial. Magnesium aids the production of testosterone, a deficiency in this can lead to loss of muscle mass and lower energy levels.
Then of course:
we have Omega 3 which has many health benefits such as supporting heart health, mental health, reduces inflammation and many more.
Now, I have mentioned a few vitamins in this post:
The thing to do now, is not to go out and buy every vitamin I have mentioned but pick out 2 or 3 that you think may benefit you most. For example, I take vitamin C, calcium, and omega 3 as I feel they are most beneficial for me and my lifestyle. There are also combined vitamins you can purchase also.
you do not HAVE to take supplements. If you have a balanced, and varied diet, most of your vitamin needs will be covered by your diet, which in my opinion is the best way forward.