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4 Essential Vitamins for Health & Routine

written by Guest Blogger January 25, 2012

If you’re still struggling with your 2012 intentions for a healthier lifestyle, then you might want to read today’s guest post by Sandra Goldstein. You may need only a slight addition to your daily routine to start getting the results you’re after… and if nothing else, it’s a hot debate topic!

As I get older I’m starting to think about my health far more than I used to. One day I’ll be worrying about the pain in my foot, the next it’s how to make myself feel better mentally. All I know is that despite some obstacles to improving my health, I can do my best with getting the right exercise and eating good foods.

 

Let’s be honest for a second though, we can’t always make it to the gym and eat five pieces of fruit a day, no matter what anyone says. Life gets in the way and it not only breaks up your routine, it can also make it hard to fall back inline.

For example, about three months ago I started a new diet and health plan. I was working out all the time, eating the proper foods and generally feeling good. This continued for a few weeks until I was forced to work late. I missed a few gym sessions and struggled to find the time to shop.

Instead, I bought food on my way home and began to forget my diet plan. As I did this I was starting to see a lack of motivation in returning to my exercise routine. I was feeling tired, generally unhealthy and knew I was missing something from my diet.

Omega 3

Omega 3 is a fatty acid which the human body is unable to produce. This means we have to get it through the food we eat and a failure to do so will result in a lower level of performance. Having the right levels of omega 3 can help with fighting heart disease, cancer and severe arthritis.

If you’re noticing higher levels of fatigue, depression, poor memory or even heart problems, this could simply be down to a lack of Omega 3.

I began taking vitamin supplements and not only did I improve my work performance, it also helped me fall back into a healthy schedule. Although it was a challenge at first to get into the habit of regular supplementation, I persisted. When I finally succeeded in taking my multivitamins on a consistent basis to substitute the lack of nutrition in my diet, I found it gave me the energy and motivation I needed to get back into a healthy routine.

I also found it challenging to get all the Omega 3 I needed, but I soon discovered Everest Nutrition Krill Oil supplements which are more bioavailable and contain 48 times more antioxidant activity than fish oil. They are now a regular part of my morning routine.

And it’s not only Omega 3; here are some other vital supplements to help you achieve great health.

The B Vitamins

In addition to Omega 3, B vitamins are also important for our daily routine. Some people believe that a B vitamin complex is a great way to get the nutrients we need, but some B’s are more important than others.

Vitamin B-12 is one of the most significant, otherwise known as Cyanocobalamin. Its benefits include helping regulate the nervous system and reducing depression. It’s essential for maintaining health and can be great for helping you feel confident and living the right way.

Coenzyme

A largely ignored ingredient to most vitamin supplements is Coenzyme, Q10. It’s a hugely important part of our body’s structure and functions as an antioxidant. It helps fight against migraines and improves the immune system. But one of the more important aspects is increasing energy, which can help kick start a new healthier lifestyle.

Calcium

Calcium is another great vitamin which the body needs to stay healthy. And though many people get this through drinking milk, we may need more to find ourselves reaching the right levels. It is important not only for our current lifestyle, but also the health of bones in the future.

Bone loss is a gradual process and the stronger they are at 30, the slower the rate becomes as you get older. Calcium helps with bone strength and decreases the problems which may appear later in life.

Supplements and Health

Supplements are important not only for direct health, but also for later life and helping us get back on track. Temptations and bad habits will always appear and it’s not about ignoring them, because we all like to indulge.

It’s about falling back into the right routine and knowing you can do it every time. Vitamins make this possible and can help maintain a healthy lifestyle, even if you are eating too many chocolates and miss a few workouts.

About the Author

Sandra Goldstein is an SEO writer and health expert at Everest Nutrition. While having an interest in supplements at work, in her spare time Sandra visits the gym, bakes brownies and annoys her cat. She discusses a number of health related topics on Twitter, in addition to promoting blogs.

I just started taking krill oil supplements a few weeks ago, along with vitamin D. I’ve noticed a HUGE difference in my moods (they’re more even-keeled) and my energy has increased. Has anyone else tried krill oil and noticed any health improvements? 

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5 comments

Emmanuel Lopez January 26, 2012 at 8:50 am

Thanks Steph and Sandra for this great post. Just what I needed to hear.

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Head Health Nutter January 27, 2012 at 1:58 am

You’re most welcome, Emmanuel! 🙂

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The Fool January 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Absolutely true and good advice!
Just a note; It’s hard for those of us who live in Europe to find/buy quality vitamin supplements of sufficient potency.
So here’s where I get mine: http://www.vitasunn.co.uk
Hope that helps

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Head Health Nutter January 27, 2012 at 2:00 am

Thanks for passing on your suggestion, Fool. Yes, the quality of supplements you ingest is important as not all of them are bioavailable so your body doesn’t absorb the vitamins, rendering them useless and a waste of money.

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