This is going to be your year! But first, you have to turn all those good intentions into reality. If it’s the first month of the New Year and you’re already feeling tired and run down, your body may be telling you its nutritional stores are drained. It’s time for a health makeover. This doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Simply start from wherever you are right now. Whether you’re focused on heart health, have weight management goals or just need help staying calm and focused, let these five nutritional supplements lead the way to good health.*
Multivitamins – Taking a multivitamin in the morning is like starting your day on the right foot. A multivitamin can help ensure you get adequate nutrients to support your energy levels and immune system throughout the day. This will be crucial to your long-term health. Look for a multivitamin with a good mix of B vitamins, as well as vitamins C and D. Vitamin D plays an especially important role in the winter months, when you see more of your own four walls than the light of day.
If you’re worried about vitamin stomach at the start of your day, try a whole-food multivitamin that can be taken on an empty stomach. And for a little boost, shop for a multivitamin featuring astaxanthin. Astaxanthin (pronounced as-ta-zan-thin) is a plant nutrient that, in clinical-strength potency, can strengthen your healthy immune defenses.*
Fish oil – If you have career goals this year, don’t forget about fish oil. A high-quality fish oil will help power your brain, thanks to nourishing DHA, an essential fatty acid. A sustainably sourced fish oil, like wild Alaskan salmon oil, will make you feel good without taxing the oceans – double win! But that’s not all. Omega-3s EPA and DHA have long been touted for their heart-health benefits. Make sure you’re getting a potent source of these essential fatty acids from your fish oil supplement.*
Rhodiola – Many people struggle to jump right into a new routine after all those holiday festivities. That’s where adaptogens come in. Adaptogens are a unique group of herbs that support the body during times of stress. Rhodiola rosea, specifically, supports stamina and well-being when your sleep is disrupted or you’re under physiological stress.*
Holy Basil – This herb is another adaptogen, which may help you deal with being back at work – back to the grind. Holy basil, also known as tulsi, has been shown to support a calm and balanced mind, so you can stay focused on the task at hand. In addition to cognitive support, holy basil plays a role in the support of immune cells and various immune system functions – again, important benefits when you’re in a germ-filled office eight hours every day.*
Reishi mushroom – Looking for an overall health booster and anti-aging supporter? Reishi mushroom may be just the ticket. Reishi has been used both traditionally and scientifically for thousands of years. Known for helping to promote healthy aging, Reishi is your one-stop-shop for overall wellness and vitality. Be sure your reishi supplement is clearly marked “Ling zhi” reishi, which is most authentic to traditional Chinese Medicine and is ID-verified.
With a little help from these nutritional supplements, you’ll have no problem keeping your resolutions and bringing your best into the New Year!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.