Essential vitamins for Spring/Summer- how to be social and stay healthy!
As we move from the inside to out over the next few months, it’s important to adapt our lifestyle routines to protect and maintain our health.
Spring is around the corner and we’ll be participating in more and more outdoor activities. Vitamins and minerals can protect us from illness as we move into the warmer months.
Which vitamins do you need to be the best version of yourself this spring? Which ones will help you to fight infection, stay social and be active?
We love to talk about B vitamins at TEA+. We get some B vitamins from the foods we eat, but in warmer weather we can sweat the naturally occurring B vitamins out of our system.
The hotter it gets and the more activity we do, the more we need to maintain the intake of the essential vitamins. We can do this through our diet, however for people following vegan diets, it can be difficult to get enough of the right vitamins.
B12 and B6 are essential for activity as they help carry oxygen throughout the body to our vital organs. The more active we are in the spring and summer, the harder the body needs to work to ensure oxygen is circulating sufficiently. B vitamins make things a little bit easier.
B vitamins also contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system, which helps to keep our mood high and productivity to a maximum. Busier and more social lifestyles should be supported by the right vitamins to avoid burnout.
Although we get plenty of Vitamin D from the sun in the warmer months, Vitamin C plays an important part in protecting the skin barrier.
In warmer, sunnier weather, your skin is constantly at risk of being damaged by harmful sun rays. Vitamin C protects and maintains the health of your skin barrier. Vitamin C also encourages collagen formation. Collagen can help to keep the skin looking healthy and can repair damage by renewing skin cells.
Magnesium is an electrolyte, we get them from the foods and fluids we consume.
When we’re more active we lose electrolytes. The warmer we are and the more intense our physical exercise is, the more dehydrated we become.
With your electrolytes depleted, you can begin to feel tired, lethargic and under the weather.
Magnesium is a key electrolyte, known for its relaxing properties. It affects over 700 enzyme processes in the body, it modulates myocardial and neurological function and helps to maintain optimum performance of bodily systems- it’s important to maintain levels of important electrolytes in your body over the spring and summer seasons.