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We are told to eat healthy food, drink lots of water and to exercise regularly. But we all have different needs and lifestyles and that is where it becomes important to take a supplement that will give you that bit of a boost to deal with every day life when you need it.

To maintain a healthy lifestyle, we recommend the following foodstate supplements:

Antioxidant Immunity Formula: Antioxidants are substances that slow down oxidation caused by free radicals that damages cells and body tissue.(1,2) Free radicals are highly unstable molecules that are naturally formed when you exercise and when your body converts food to energy.(1,2) You are also exposed to free radicals from the environmental sources including cigarette smoke, air pollution and sunlight.(1) Antioxidants like Vitamin A and E, could help your body counteract oxidative stress and prevent cell damage.(1,2)

Vitamin B Complex: Vitamin B is needed to maintain a healthy nervous system and to produce red blood cells that are so important in carrying oxygen through the whole body.(3-5) Vitamin B can not be made by the body, therefore you need to consume it as part of your diet or take it in as a supplement.(4,5) It also converts food into energy and maintains healthy brain function.(3) B-Vitamin deficiencies commonly affect strict vegetarians and vegans, people over the age of 50 and those who suffer from gastrointestinal conditions.(4)

Magnesium Complex: Every organ in the body, especially the heart, muscles, and kidneys needs magnesium.(6) It is involved in a number of processes that affect muscle function including oxygen uptake, energy production and electrolyte balance.(3,7) When you exercise, your body uses the magnesium stored in your body, and even a marginal magnesium deficiency impairs exercise performance.(7) Magnesium supplementation may therefore have beneficial effects for active individuals.(7)

Burnout Formula: If you feel exhausted or irritable for no good reason, or are struggling with nagging headaches – you may be suffering from stress.(8) Both emotional and physical stress combined can take a toll on your body.(8) Overcoming stress often involves supporting your adrenal glands, as they are responsible for the regulation of many functions in your body, including the regulation of stress.(9)

Calcium + Magnesium Formula: Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body.(10) It has several important functions: It helps to build strong bones and teeth, it is needed for muscle contractions, as well as heart and nerve function.(3,10) Magnesium helps to regulate the levels of calcium in the body.(6) Not getting enough calcium and magnesium can lead to osteoporosis later in life, and increase your risk for bone fractures.(3,6,10)

Multivitamin + Mineral Formula: To stay physically and mentally fit, your body needs vitamins and minerals. (11) You may be at risk of a nutrient deficiency if you do not take in enough nutrients in your diet, or if you are physically active.(3,11)

Joint Formula: Old age and injuries can take its toll on your joints and ligaments and could lead to joint pain and osteoarthritis.(12) Joint dysfunction such as cartilage and spinal disc degeneration is also associated with ageing.(13) Glucosamine and chondroitin, both help with the formation of cartilage,(14) and omega 3 fatty acids, help reduce inflammation and joint stiffness.(15)

Omega-3 Formula: Omega-3 is an important group of essential fatty acids, which is divided into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).(16) These acids are not produced by our bodies, so it is important to consume them as part of your daily diet or as a supplement.(15,17) Omega-3 fatty acids play an important role in reducing the risk of heart disease in adults.(16,17) Deficiency of this element may occur in people who do not eat fish, so if you don’t eat fish, it might be a good idea to use a supplement with both EPA and DHA, to help you maintain good health.(15,17)

Further Reading

References: 1. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Antioxidants: In Depth. [online] 2013 [cited 2017 October 17]. Available from: URL: https://nccih.nih.gov/health/antioxidants/introduction.htm. 2. Pham-Huy LA, He H, Pham-Huy C. Free Radicals, Antioxidants in Disease and Health. Internat J Biomed Sci 2008;4(2):89-96. 3. Mayo Clinic Women’s Healthsource. Special Report, July 2009. [online] 2009 [cited 2017 Oct 5]. Available from: URL: http://www.mayoclinic.org/documents/mc5129-0709-sp-rpt-pdf/doc-20079085. 4. da Silva L, McCray S. Vitamin B12: No One Should Be Without It. Pract Gastroenterol 2009:34-46. 5. Langan RC, Zawistoski KJ. Update on Vitamin B12 Deficiency. Am Fam Phys 2011;83(12):1425-1430. 6. University of Maryland Medical Center. Magnesium. [online] 2015 [cited 2017 October 17]. Available from: URL: http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/magnesium. 7. Nielsen FH, Lukasaki HC. Update on the relationship between magnesium and exercise. Magnesium Res 2006;19(3):180-189. 8. Mayo Clinic. Stress management. [online] [cited 2017 October 17]. Available from: URL: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-symptoms/art-20050987. 9. Johns Hopkins Medicine. Health Library. Adrenal glands. [online] [cited 2017 Oct 19]. Available from: URL: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/endocrinology/adrenal_glands_85,p00399. 10. National Institute of Health. Calcium. [online] 2016 [cited 2017 October 18]. Available from: URL: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-HealthProfessional/. 11. Lukasaki HC. Vitamin and Mineral Status: Effects of Physical Performance. Nutrition 2004;20:632-644. 12. NHS choices. Joint pain. [online] 2016 [cited 2017 October 18]. Available from: URL: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/joint-pain/Pages/Introduction.aspx. 13. Benoist M. Natural history of the aging spine. Eur Spine J 2003;12(Suppl 2):S86-S89. 14. Kelly GS. The Role of Glucosamine Sulfate and Chondroitin Sulfates in the Treatment of Degenerative Joint Disease. Alt Med Rev 1998;3(1):27-39. 15. University of Maryland Medical Center. Omega-3 fatty acids. [online] 2015 Aug [cited 2017 Oct 6]. Available from: URL: http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/omega3-fatty-acids. 16. Mayo Clinic. Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid. Background. [online] 2013 Nov [cited 2017 Oct 4]. Available from: URL: http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/omega-3-fatty-acids-fish-oil-alpha-linolenic-acid/background/hrb-20059372?p=1. 17. National Institutes of Health. Omega-3 fatty acids fact sheet for consumers. [online] [cited 2017 Oct 17]. Available from: URL: https://ods.od.nih.gov/pdf/factsheets/Omega3FattyAcids-Consumer.pdf.