During the winter months, our bodies need some extra help staying healthy. Whether it’s protecting ourselves from the flu or increasing energy and focus during the day, vitamins are a great way to give your mind and body the boost it needs. Here the the vitamins everyone should take this winter:

 

For Your Immune System: Vitamins D, C, and E

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Get ready everyone: flu season is here. During this dangerous time of year, taking vitamins is crucial for preventing your body from falling ill. Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin (it’s produced in your skin’s response to sunlight), helps reduce your likelihood of developing the flu. Vitamin C, one of our holy grail vitamins, helps to reduce the severity and length of the common cold in adults and kids. Vitamin E has tons of skincare benefits and it helps support your immune system. A combo of these three vitamins will help boost your immune system.

 

For Your Physical Health: Magnesium and Iron

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One way to enhance your general physical health is by taking a multivitamin – but if you’re looking for specific supplements to take, magnesium and iron are two we recommend. Magnesium is an important mineral in the body– it’s needed for bone growth and proper function of nerves and muscles.

 

A lot of women have an iron deficiency and if you’re one of them, you’re probably on an iron supplement already. Iron is necessary for red blood cells that carry oxygen from your lungs throughout your body– so it’s definitely important! A lack of iron can cause fatigue and exhaustion.

 

For Glowing Skin: Astaxanthin

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This holy grail skincare ingredient can help to smooth wrinkles, make age spots smaller, and maintain skin moisture. It has many cosmetic benefits, not the least of which is glowing skin. We know how hard it is to get a natural glow during the winter months and Astaxanthin is the key to bright and beautiful skin! It also helps lock moisture into the skin!

 

For Your Mental Health: Zinc and Vitamin B Complex

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Feeling a little foggy at work? Exhaustion, fatigue, and stress are all common mental health problems that pop up during the winter. Zinc is a great ingredient to help your mind focus and reduce distractions – it is sometimes used as a treatment for ADHD. Vitamin B Complex, another one of our favorite vitamins, can increase your energy and support healthy brain function.

 

What vitamins do you take regularly? What vitamins are you interested in starting to take this winter? Let us know in the comments below!

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