Winter is right around the corner. This wonderful season is full of family, food, joy and giving, but it’s also joined with the onset of cold and flu season. Colder weather and dry air mean more time huddled indoors with family and friends, plus increased travel and stressful busy schedules; it’s no wonder our immune systems may need an extra boost. What better gift to share this holiday season than the gift of health with your friends and loved ones? Try these supplements to boost your immune health, skin health and mood health * this holiday season.
Known for boosting your body's ability to fight infections, vitamin C earns its place as one of the important supplements for winter. As mentioned, with the arrival of the cold months comes flu season. While vitamin C might not be the cure for the common cold, it may help boost the immune system and act as a natural antioxidant to support general wellness throughout the season.* We also love vitamin C because of its potential benefits for skin health.* In cold months when the air is dry skin may need an extra boost. Vitamin C supports skin by supporting collagen production to promote skin elasticity and stability.* Try Nature's Lab Super Vitamin C for a gentle, non-acid vitamin C, or click here to explore our variety of Vitamin C supplements.
Zinc is a trace mineral that plays a part in over 300 functions throughout the body, but it is most known for its effects on immune health.* Zinc is found in cells throughout the body, including cells that can impact immune health.* Zinc can influence immune cell functioning and signaling, so it’s important to maintain adequate zinc to support immune health.* Zinc also supports a healthy metabolism, digestion and nerve function. Try Nature’s Lab Zinc Picolinate for 50 mg of zinc picolinate.
More Tips for Winter Wellness
In addition to our favorite winter-ready supplements, a few simple, proactive tips can help promote wellness all season long.*
Stay Hydrated: It's important to stay hydrated during colder weather. With more time indoors and colder temperatures we might forget to drink as much water as we should. Fight dehydration by drinking 8-12 eight ounce glasses of water daily.
Eat Your Veggies: Support immune health and general wellness* with nutrient dense vegetables like carrots, beets, broccoli, cauliflower and in-season fruits.* These superfoods are packed with antioxidants and can support immune system health all winter long.
Eat Adequate Iron: Iron deficiency may lead to fatigue and anemia, which can leave our immune systems struggling.* Try incorporating plenty of lentils, beans, tofu, potatoes, cashews and dark leafy greens into your diet to support healthy iron levels.
Exercise: Get moving and stay moving to support physical and mental health this winter.*
Get Plenty of Sleep: Aim for 8 hours of sleep nightly to allow cells adequate time to rest and recover. Turn off your devices one hour before bed and dedicate some time for good quality rest. Trouble sleeping? Nature's Lab offers a variety of sleep supplements to support your nighttime wellness regimen.*
Wash Your Hands: Fight germs by washing hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least twenty seconds.