Changes in life situation or season may also necessitate a change in supplement routine.
Every day a different workout challenges different muscle groups. Eating different fruits and vegetables every day provides a wide range of nutrients. When it comes to fitness and nutrition, we usually realize that variety and diversity is good. But what about the supplement routine? The short answer: it depends. Here are the top four reasons to rethink your supplement routine.
1. change of seasons
The change of seasons is the perfect time to put our health to the test and consider what we can do to keep ourselves fit and healthy. Then a revision of the supplement routine may also make sense. After all, what may be helpful during one season may not be necessary during another. You can experiment with adjusting your supplement routine and see how your body responds.
When you think of spring, images of melting snow, chirping birds and an ever greener and more vibrant landscape probably come to mind. Unfortunately, for many people, these beautiful images are also accompanied by the dreaded hay fever.
Natural immune booster
If you suffer from pollen allergies, you now need immune boosters with natural antihistamines such as zinc and vitamin C, for example in Ogaenics Body Guard Immunity Complex. This also contains beta-glucans from maitake mushrooms. Studies show that these regulate or normalize blood sugar, regulate the immune system and lower blood cholesterol levels. Other studies have demonstrated a link between zinc deficiency and hay fever. Therefore, the combination in Body Guard is ideal for allergy sufferers.
Spending many hours at the beach may be good for vitamin D and inflammation levels, but not so helpful for the skin. Because the sun is the biggest enemy of the skin’s own collagen and damages it permanently. So, in order to avoid looking old at the end of summer, existing collagen should be protected with important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These include vitamin C, silicon and OPC, as well as a special melon extract with SOD. You will find the optimal combination of these nutrients in Ogaenics Beauty Fuel Skin Radiance Complex, naturally in clinically effective dosages.
Summer also brings more rosé, ice cream and other treats that are not so good for the gut. The result is often flatulence, digestive problems and weight gain. Enjoy life in the summer, but always remember to take a good probiotic before bed and you will feel better. It helps to regulate digestion, prevent flatulence and quickly eliminate all toxins from the body, as they are excreted through the stool. Perfectly matched to a daily intake in the summer is the Love Your Gut Daily Biotic Complex.
Autumn and winter
Fall brings us less sunlight, cool nights, lots of rain and flu season. Not only that, we feel low on energy and unmotivated, get sniffles regularly. Therefore, there are some supplements that are particularly suitable for the autumn and winter months.
Vegetable vitamin D
Among the selection of effective supplements you should now include in your routine is definitely the immune booster vitamin D. The sunshine vitamin is only found naturally in small amounts in foods like salmon, mackerel, eggs and milk, and the body can only synthesize vitamin D in the skin when there is sufficient sunlight. In the fall, however, there is less daylight and less opportunity to be outdoors. Therefore, it is recommended to take a dietary supplement to reach the minimum recommended intake of 1,000 I.U. per day. Taking vitamin D supplements like Hello Sunshine or Hello Sunshine plus K2 can help strengthen your bones and increase feel-good hormones in your brain.
Natural vitamin C high dose
Vitamin C helps build the immune system and strengthen it in the fall. It also reduces oxidative stress and protects against free radicals. It was once thought that increased vitamin C intake would prevent one from getting sick, but this has never been proven. However, it is known to help illnesses subside faster when you are sick. Taking 200 mg of vitamin C a day can help reduce the symptoms of colds and flu and boost your energy. Taking supplements like Healthy Kick Plant-Based Vitamin C will give you optimal support.
Vegetable omega-3 fatty acids
In autumn and winter, the skin may also need support. This threatens to dry out more than usual in colder temperatures and wind. To strengthen the skin barrier, omega fatty acids are ideal now. They trap moisture in the skin. If you don’t get enough of them from your diet, they should be supplemented. Ogaenics Oilalala Skin Omega Complex is the vegetarian version with omega fatty acids, vitamin E and A from sea buckthorn oil, packed with 130 mg ALA, 100 mg linoleic acid, 300 mg of the rare palmitoleic acid and 180 mg oleic acid.
From forty onwards, it is recommended to add Timeless Skin Anti-Wrinkle Complex to your winter supplement routine. This moisturizing supplement helps to improve and strengthen the skin barrier. It locks in moisture for a smooth, radiant complexion with fewer wrinkles. Timeless Skin is packed with rejuvenating phytoceramides that improve skin hydration and elasticity for a radiant look and smoother, firmer skin – not just in the cold season.
The supplement routine for autumn and winter
2. change of diet
If you have recently changed your diet and suddenly stopped eating a whole group of foods, you definitely need a dietary supplement.
Refrain from cereals: B vitamins
Diets such as paleo/ketogenic, low carb, all of which involve avoiding grains as much as possible, risk a deficit of B vitamins. Therefore, a vitamin B complex should be incorporated into the supplement routine as a preventive measure (e. g. B. B-Happy vitamin B complex).
Avoiding dairy products: Calcium and magnesium
A dairy-free diet, while good for inflammation in the body, can lead to a calcium and magnesium deficit. Therefore, dietary supplementation for calcium and magnesium should be considered here (e. g. B. Bone Nanza Calcium Complex and Calm A Lama Plant-based Magnesium).
Vegetarian: multivitamin or iron and vitamin B12 individually
As soon as you go vegetarian or simply eat less meat than usual, the vitamin B12 and iron supply should be kept a close eye on. This is where a good multivitamin that contains both nutrients such as Mrs. Do-It-All can help. You can naturally supplement iron and vitamin B12 separately, for example with Iron Maid Plant-Based Iron and Green Energy Plant-Based Vitamin B12.
The supplements for dietary changes
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3. stressful phase of life
When deadlines, relationship dramas, bad news or just normal everyday life suddenly pushes you permanently to the breaking point, certain supplements can support well-being and balance.
Since elevated adrenaline and cortisol levels under stress are often related to low magnesium levels, it makes sense to take in more magnesium (e.g. Calm A Lama Plant-based Magnesium).
Natural adaptogens and B vitamins
High-dose B vitamins also help reduce stress, starting with a 90-day intake, a study found. When the B vitamins are combined with adaptogens like Ahwaghanda or Tulsi, it is even better. This is because adaptogens restore balance in the body. They are a unique class of medicinal plants that support hormonal balance and protect the body from a variety of diseases, including those caused by stress (e.g. in as in Adapto Genie Balancing Complex)
Stress is also not good for gut health and negatively affects gut flora. Therefore, during stress, the intestines should also always be supported with a good daily probiotic, e.g. Love Your Gut Daily Biotic complex.
The supplement routine for stressful phases of life
4. hormone changes
If one or more hormones suddenly become unbalanced, it can have a big impact on your health and well-being. The fact that hormone levels change regularly is completely normal and triggers various events. But stress and trauma can also affect hormone levels. The transition to a new phase of life also changes hormone levels, e.g. menopause in women.
The thyroid gland controls the body’s metabolism and many other important functions. The body also needs thyroid hormones for proper bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy.
Thyroid hormones are made from iodine, so too little iodine can affect the production of these hormones. In our product Help From Kelp you will find iodine from organic algae to support hormone production. In the case of hyperfunction, on the other hand, it is better to avoid additional iodine.
Magnesium is also a very important mineral for the thyroid gland. It helps convert the less active thyroid hormone T4 into the more active T3. A natural magnesium supplement with optimal bioavailability can be found with Calm A Lama Plant-Based Magnesium from organic algae.
Vegan Vitamin B12
About 30 percent of people with thyroid problems also need more vitamin B12 in their diet; vitamin B12 comes from meat and dairy products. It helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Try Green Energy Plant-Based Vitamin B12, which is vegan and made entirely from organic shiitake mushrooms.
In women of fertile age, the most common hormonal imbalance is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a group of symptoms that affect the ovaries and ovulation. Its three main features are cysts in the ovaries, high levels of male hormones and irregular or absent periods.
Unfortunately, there are no supplements that can directly help here. However, certain nutrients can positively support certain symptoms of this disease. In addition, there is evidence that certain nutrients are in deficit in women with PCOS and should be balanced.
Vegetable vitamin D
A study conducted at the University of Graz in Austria showed that nearly three out of four women with PCOS are vitamin D deficient. This fits with the fact that up to 70 percent of women with PCOS have insulin resistance, because vitamin D supports insulin secretion and activity. Therefore, attention should be paid to a good vitamin D supply.
Magnesium is also an important co-factor in sugar metabolism and therefore helpful in PCOS. It helps control insulin secretion. Without magnesium, glucose is unable to enter the cells. This important mineral helps in the proper transport of potassium, calcium and other nutrient ions across cell membranes. Included with us in an optimally boverfügbarer form in Calm A Lama Plant-Based Magnesium.
Plant B vitamins
If you take medications like metformin for sugar metabolism, extra B vitamins are also needed. You can find this either in a good multivitamin or in higher doses in our B-Happy Vitamin B Complex.
Vegan omega 3 fatty acids
Women with PCOS often also have elevated levels of inflammation in the body. Are you one of them? Then omega fatty acids and vitamin E can have a supporting effect (in our Oilalala Skin Omega Complex).
The powerful anti-inflammatory turmeric(found in Tame The Flame Turmeric Complex), or the active ingredient curcumin, fights inflammation at the molecular level by blocking a molecule that travels to the nuclei of cells and turns on genes involved in inflammation. So if you have PCOS, turmeric can support the body.
Birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
Birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy are a major interference with the body’s natural balance and can also interfere with the body’s absorption and utilization of nutrients. Therefore, you should make sure that you consume enough of these nutrients.
To start with the birth control pill can deprive the body of several B vitamins (B2, B6, B12 and folic acid), vitamin C, magnesium and zinc. And because birth control pills are often taken for long periods of time, even subtle effects can add up. However, a good multivitamin in combination with magnesium should be enough to keep you from having problems. Incidentally, hormone replacement therapy uses the same hormones as the birth control pill, but in different dosages and proportions. Therefore, this advice applies to you as well.
The supplement routine when taking the pill or hormone replacement therapy.
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During menopause, the body’s production of the hormone estrogen decreases. Hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia are the result.
Estrogen also controls the absorption of calcium into the bones, so extra care should be taken now for bone health. Because now there is a risk of a calcium deficiency due to hormones. Therefore, this mineral for healthy bones, teeth should not be missing from your supplement shopping list. In a plant-based, highly bioavailable form, you’ll find it in Ogaenics Bone Nanza Calcium Complex from algae. Since vitamin D and magnesium are also indispensable for calcium metabolism, both nutrients are included here at the same time. Add this supplement to your morning routine like brushing your teeth.
Plant B vitamins
Problems with memory and clear thinking, i.e., cognition, may also increase now and be frustrating or perhaps even a little frightening. But this is also completely normal during menopause. Low estrogen levels are also responsible for this, leading to a decrease in serotonin and dopamine levels. This entails memory loss, poor concentration and a short attention span. A good vitamin B complex with a high dosage of vitamin B3, B6 and folic acid helps, for example, Ogaenics B-Happy Vitamin B Complex from organic plants.