5 Supplements to keep WINTER at bay
Winter isn’t coming, it’s here and many a valiant warrior have already fallen to the Winter Flu. Most people are going to experience some sort of cold or flu, however the most important thing is how often do you get sick and how quickly do you recover. Bottom line, how much is a Winter cold going to affect your life? Your body’s immunity plays a major role in keeping you healthy during Winter, so we’ve put together a list of 5 key supplements that can help you recover faster or avoid getting sick all together. You’re welcome.
L- Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in muscle tissue and therefore plays an important role in protein synthesis (the creation of muscle tissue). On top of that, Glutamine is the major component in the immune factor, Glutathione, a deficiency of which often leaves individuals, especially hard-training athletes, vulnerable to colds or infections. This is a great product to supplement with all year around but is particularly beneficial during Winter! You should also notice an improvement in muscle recover, lean muscle growth, digestion, gut health. Our favourites include Gen Tec Glutamine and WILD BULL Glutamine.
Zinc has been shown to reduce the duration of a cold by improving your body’s ability to fight infections and improving immune function. Zinc is also great for your skin so if you suffer for acne, supplementing with this mineral could be beneficial in helping to clear up those unwanted blemishes. Taken before bed, ZMA (Zinc, Magnesium and B6) tablets are a great way to improve both muscle recovery and overall immunity. We recommend Bulk Nutritients ZMA .
The purpose of a Super Greens Formula is to improve digestion/gut health and support overall health. Good bacteria in your stomach positively influence your immune response (both inside the gut and the rest of the body), so a healthy digestive tract is a critical part of great overall health. We recommend Barleans Greens!
Multi Vitamin are designed to promote good overall health and ‘fill in’ any nutritional gaps you might have! They include vitamins such as Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin B and Calcium (just to name a few) – Muscle Sport Multi Vitamin is a great option this cold and flu season!
Vitamin D is a must during the winter months when the sun’s rays are at their weakest and most people are hiding in doors to keep warm. Vitamin D is unique as it is both a nutrient we ingest and a hormone our bodies make. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps the body absorb and retain calcium and phosphorus, both are critical for building bone. Sunlight is essential for Vitamin D production, so it makes sense to supplement during the winter months. There is some research to suggest Vitamin D is anabolic to muscle tissue, though the jury is out to whether there is a direct mechanism or it is via more efficient use of calcium. Either way, you need Vitamin D for muscle function.
There you have it, 5 products that will help keep you healthy during the colder months. We would recommend incorporating at least two or three of these supps into your current regime if you aren’t already… this will keep you out of bed and in the gym (where you want to be) this Winter!
Take it to the Max!