HEALTH-BOOSTING TIPS AND SUPPLEMENTS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Stay healthy this holiday season with these must-have supplements
Unfortunately, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. The holiday season might bring with it merriment, joy and festive cheer, but it also involves plenty of overindulgence, parties and late nights. All of which can take their toll on your immune response and gut, leaving you feeling seriously under the weather.
Thankfully, there are plenty of steps you can take to stay healthy this holiday season. From immunity-boosting probiotics to cleansing formulations, here are your must-have holiday supplements.
1. Avoid bugs and boost your immunity
From Thanksgiving to New Year, the holiday season involves plenty of parties and social gatherings. But while these festive events might be good for your soul, they’re not also so gentle on your tum. Exposure to more people, bacteria, and viruses in an enclosed environment is a key reason we’re so likely to get sick during the holidays. Add onto that extra stress, overindulgence and late nights, and it’s no wonder that so many people pick up bugs at this time of year.
To give your body the best chance of fighting off bacteria and viruses, try adding a probioticinto your daily routine. Considering80% of your immune system lies in your gut, it’s no wonder that the gut-friendly bacteria contained within these supplements can help keep you fighting fit.
2. Support your liver during periods of overindulgence
One too many glasses of fizz can put a strain on your liver, leaving you with that tell-tale upset stomach and pounding headache. But help is at hand!Liver Support from ncapsulate® is packed with naturally detoxifying ingredients like choline, biotin, and burdock root that can help protect the liver and put you on the road to recovery..
3. Top up your energy levels
Feeling more fatigued than festive? Then why not try incorporating a naturally energizing supplement into your daily routine. Adaptogenic superfoods like ashwagandha, rhodiola and ginseng are great at boosting energy levels and increasing concentration and focus. Get your fix with LumiMind Pro+ – a natural nootropic and nutritional cognitive enhancer that’s packed with energy-enhancing bacopa monnieri, ashwagandha and guarana extract.
4. Prevent and treat constipation
It’s not just the rich food that can cause constipation during the holidays. Extra stress, travel and tiredness “can affect the regularity of bowel movements, as well as cause gas, bloating, and abdominal discomfort,” according to Dr David Poppers, MD, PhD, gastroenterologist and clinical associate professor of medicine at NYU Langone Health.
To help prevent constipation and increase regularity, add a quality fibre supplement to your diet. A multi-fibre blend containing plenty of nutritious superfoods and herbs is best.
5. Give your body a post-holiday detox
The festivities leave most of us feeling sluggish, bloated and desperate for a big salad. But why not go one step further than a January diet. Taking a colon cleanse supplement together with a nutritious diet can help cleanse the intestinal tract, soften the stool, and stimulate the liver, helping you feel better than ever.