Every year, people make resolutions to live healthier lives, and each year brings a new wave health and wellness learning. This leads to a dizzying array of new diets and fitness regiments. But even a healthy diet and plenty of exercise might not always be enough – you may still be missing out on specific nutrients that support healthy function.
That’s where we come in. This year, we’re seeing the rise of three key supplements that are helping people support a healthier life.
In the health world, magnesium is considered somewhat of a super mineral. People have used magnesium to support everything from heart health to migraine prevention. The reason for the variety of uses is that magnesium may play a role in various biological functions, from supporting normal protein synthesis to healthy nerve function. When it comes to supplementing magnesium, magnesium glycinate is our top choice because of its high bioavailability (which refers to the amount of the substance that can actually be broken down and used by your body). Magnesium glycinate is also gentler on the stomach than other forms.
There are several reasons why supplementing with magnesium could be a good option for you. First, according to a recent USDA Agricultural Research Survery, it’s possible that as many as 48% of Americans may not be consuming enough magnesium in their daily diet. Second, the health benefits could be significant. Magnesium levels have been shown to be inversely associated things like hypertension, coronary heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, which means increasing your magnesium intake may support heart health. It also has been suggested that magnesium supplements could be effective at preventing migraines. That’s a lot of work for a single vitamin.
Using elderberry (also known as Sambucus) as a supplement is nothing new – its history stretches all the way back to the ancient Egyptians, who used it to improve their complexions – but because of its numerous benefits, we think it’s a top supplement that belongs on everyone’s list.
Elderberry is packed with nutrients your body loves, like vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. But elderberry is perhaps most famous for the immune boost it’s thought to provide, making it a valuable supplement to have in your cabinet during cold and flu season.
Bone health is incredibly important to a well-functioning body. Not only do healthy bones support us, they also protect our vital organs and store minerals like calcium and phosphorous for the rest of our body. Diet and exercise are both important for bone health, but to ensure your bones are getting the nutrients they need, consider supplementing some key vitamins.
While calcium gets all the attention when it comes to bone health, getting the proper amounts of vitamins D3 and K2 may be just as important. The vitamins work together in order to help your body use calcium efficiently and in a healthy way.
Vitamin D3 helps your body to absorb calcium, and keeps it from being mobilized away from the skeleton. Vitamin K2 is thought to help bind calcium to bones. Vitamin K2 also may help prevent calcium build-up in the arteries of people with type 2 diabetes, which is a big risk factor for heart disease. Together, vitamins D3 and K2 offer an effective one-two punch for bone health.
Vitamin D has also been linked to supporting a healthy immune system, and while many of us are spending more time indoors than normal, we might be getting less vitamin D than normal from the sun. This means supplementing vitamin D may be more important than ever.
Magnesium glycinate, elderberry, and D3 + K2 have been our three most popular supplements in 2020 for a reason. If you’re looking to supplement a healthy lifestyle, these nutrients are hard to ignore. Find natural vitamins, minerals, and more at Solaray.com.
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