Essential Spring Supplements
The weather is getting hotter, the days are getting longer, you guessed it.. We are finally heading into spring! For some its not as easy to change with the seasons, it is common to suffer from seasonal spikes (even from winter to spring).
In both spring and fall, seasonal allergies can increase a person’s vulnerability to infections, says Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. The nasal inflammation caused by seasonal allergies makes it easier for viruses to “set up shop” in your nose, Chipps says. Also, since your immune system is preoccupied dealing with your allergies, it has fewer resources available to defend you from illness-causing intruders, he says..(1)
Like every season during spring, it is important to consume vitamins that will keep you healthy, allow you to participate in outdoor activities and keep on top of the new seasons needs and changes.
Taking essential spring supplements will ensure that you consume enough nutrients and vitamins and stay on top of your energy levels and immunity whilst enjoying the beautiful weather.
Here's our top 5 essential spring supplements and their benefits.
Vitamin A is a popular supplement for skin, due to it interrupting the process that breaks down collagen, and it being a strong antioxidant. Both the upper and lower layers of skin need vitamin A. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble and can be found in two types: retinol/retinyl esters and beta-carotene.
Vitamin A has a range of benefits and European health claims. It's a great all-round supplement to during the Spring. You can take vitamin A for a range of benefits or for a specific health benefit. Here are the European Health & Nutrition Approved Claims for Vitamin A
- Vitamin A contributes to normal iron metabolism.
- Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes.
- Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.
- Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal vision.
- Vitamin A contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
- Vitamin A has a role in the process of cell specialisation.
Peak Supps Vitamin A tablets are suitable for those looking for a high-quality Vitamin A supplement. The Vitamin A used in these tablets is Retinol Acetate, it is sourced synthetically which makes this product suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Each tablet provides 5,000iu (187% NRV/RDA) per tablet.
Vitamin B12 is the most know vitamin B to give you energy, but its not the only vitamin b that can give you energy. That's why we suggest an all-round vitamin b complex to increase energy levels. It's also not just energy vitamin B can give you, vitamin B has a range of health benefits.
There are eight B Vitamins which all support different roles in the body but all work in unity to support several bodily functions. Here are the following benefits and European Health & Nutrition Approved Claims for Vitamin B.
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, psychological function, function of the heart and normal functioning of the nervous system.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Riboflavin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism and normal functioning of the nervous system. Riboflavin also contributes the maintenance of normal red blood cells, skin, vision and metabolism of iron. Riboflavin also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Niacin (Vitamin B3) Contributes to normal psychological function, energy-yielding metabolism and functioning of the nervous system. Niacin also contributes to the maintenance of normal skin and contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) contributes to normal mental performance and contributes to normal synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin D and some neurotransmitters. Pantothenic acid contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) contributes to normal cysteine synthesis, energy-yielding metabolism, homocysteine metabolism, protein and glycogen metabolism, psychological function, red blood cell formation. Vitamin B6 contributes to normal function of the immune system and nervous system. Vitamin B6 contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue and the regulation of hormonal activity.
Biotin (Vitamin B7) Biotin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, macronutrient metabolism, psychological function and normal functioning of the nervous system. Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and skin.
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) supplemental folic acid intake increases maternal folate status. Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus.
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, homocysteine metabolism, psychological function and red blood cell formation. Vitamin B12 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and has a role in the process of cell division. Vitamin B12 contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system and the immune system.
Getting up at 5am making a smoothie and going for a sunrise walk - Sounds amazing right? But some of us just do not have the time or luxury. To be honest were not even sure how some people do it? That's why our super greens powder is perfect for those who prioritise their nutrition and health with very busy lifestyles.
Peak Supps® super greens is a potent super food formula packed with nutrient dense food sources. Super Greens are considered one of the best sources of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and polyphenols. Our Super Greens have an impressive nutritional profile, providing high quality micro nutrients and macronutrients. It can help boost energy levels and detoxify the digestive system with natural nutritious ingredients. Super Greens encourage the body to be in a more alkaline state. This is particularly beneficial after intense exercise when acidic states are likely.
Looking after your brain and body goes hand in hand. Our number 1 supplement for both brain and body health benefits is an Omega 3, an essential supplement all year round.
Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid (EFA) sourced from fish oil. Essential fatty acids are made up of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) which are both long chain fatty acids that have been shown to provide several health benefits.
The human body is unable to produce Omega 3, therefore we must consume it through supplementation or dietary sources. The dose recommended to obtain optimal benefits is 250mg minimal of EPA and DHA daily.
European Health & Nutrition Approved Claims:
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
DHA contributes to maintenance of normal brain function.
*Beneficial effect obtained through a daily intake of 250mg of DHA.
DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision.
*Beneficial effect obtained through a daily intake of 250mg of DHA.
Eicosapentaenoic acid and Docosahexaenoic acid (EPA / DHA)
EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart.
*Beneficial effect obtained through a daily intake of 250mg of EPA & DHA.
Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
At Peak Supps® we have a range of omega supplements, which includes vegan and vegetarian omegas.
Having a complex vitamin is a great all-round way to keep your immunity up through out the Spring. Our Peak Supps Super Vitamin C, Vitamin D3 & Zinc Capsules are a high strength vitamin & mineral supplement that provide 500mg (625% NRV) of Vitamin C, 4000IU (2000% NRV) of Vitamin D3 & 10mg (100% NRV) of Zinc.
Vitamin C, Vitamin D3 & Zinc are extremely popular as they contribute to the normal function of the immune system. Vitamin C & Zinc contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Vitamin D3 contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function.
- Our Vitamin C comes in the form of L-Ascorbic Acid. It is water soluble, which means it cannot be stored in the body. Therefore, it’s important to consume adequate levels of Vitamin C through diet or supplementation.
- Zinc cannot be produced in the body, so it must be consumed through diet or supplementation. Zinc is an extremely popular mineral supplement to support a healthy immune system and skin. Zinc is commonly taken to help strengthen the immune system. Zinc has powerful antioxidant properties and is packed with antioxidants to help fight free radicals which are linked to poor health.
- Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble nutrient that is important for the body. It is produced when the body has been exposed to the sun. As the sun is a major source of Vitamin D this means that countries that do not experience much sunlight will need to get their Vitamin D through food or supplementation.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE* Advice is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP before trying any remedies.
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