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Super Supplements

When’s the last time you took a vitamin or supplement? If your answer involves a tiny orange pill shaped like Fred Flintstone, it may be time to consider updating your routine. And while the health and wellness aisle of the drugstore has no shortage of options, it can be hard to know where to start. But don’t worry, we’re simplifying the process.


For more energy: vitamin B12

Like the Rembrandts said, it’s like you’re always stuck in second gear. If you’re feeling sluggish, tired, and a little foggy, consider adding B12 to your routine. Not only does B12 play an important role in helping turn the food you eat into energy your cells can use, but research has also shown it may support bone health, improve heart health, and even boost your mood. Talk about an A+ for a B vitamin.


If you need more sleep: magnesium

While many troubled sleepers reach for melatonin, there’s another M you might want to try: magnesium. This mineral is key to multiple processes within your body but more recently, magnesium has gained attention for its ability to help with sleep. It’s been demonstrated to have a calming effect which may help improve the quality and quantity of sleep you get at night and can help you fall asleep faster. As if that wasn’t enough, it can also help with symptoms of PMS, regulating blood pressure, and even reducing levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.


If your immune system needs a boost: vitamin D

Feel like you’re always coming down with something? You might want to learn more about Vitamin D. Playing a key role in how your immune system functions, studies have shown that taking Vitamin D may reduce the risk of infection, decrease inflammation, and improve your body’s own immune response. It’s also beneficial to your bones and teeth and can even help to regulate your mood.


If you’re hitting the gym more: creatine

Working on your gains? Feeling sore after a workout? Consider creatine. As a compound that comes from amino acids in the body, creatine can be found in your muscles, where it’s stored and used for energy. Taking creatine as a supplement can help improve your athletic performance and boost your muscle mass and strength. It’s been shown to help muscle recovery and can be beneficial in injury prevention. Additionally, creatine may have added benefits like improved cognitive function and short-term memory.


No matter what your health and wellness goals are, consult with the experts to learn more and find the right vitamins and supplements to support you on your journey.