CanPrev's Top Supplements to Stay Active this Summer!
One more week and Summer is here! If you're like us, this means lots of adventures. From hiking, canoeing to rock climbing - we need to keep our body in top shape to ensure we don't miss a thing! Aside from eating well, there are 4 key supplements that will support your body to achieve all that you want to this summer. The first is a good quality B-Complex supplement. Our choice: Synergy B. B vitamins are needed for every metabolic action your body performs. They are what help us get-up-and-go each morning and what helps keep our stamina strong during those long hikes. Synergy B is a little different than your usual B-Complex as it also has L-theanine in the mix. L-theanine is an amino acid, that helps us stay calm and relaxed during times of stress - also very helpful on the trail! Second is an Omega 3. Omega 3's from fish and algae have two main therapeutic properties: DHA and EPA. DHA is good for cognition and memory, whereas EPA is fantastic for inflammation. To keep your body running smoothly we suggest taking an Omega 3, every day. Our choice: Omega Pro Essentials. This formula has a 2 to 1 ratio of EPA to DHA, which is a great ratio for an active person. If you are experiencing joint pain of any kind, we suggest you address it ASAP. The longer you let the symptoms go untreated, the worse the problem will get. Joint pain is often the result of a buildup of inflammation that is isolated in one area. The best course of action? Start including herbs that can break down the inflammation and remove it from the body. You also want to make sure you are repairing any damage done to the ligament by including repairing nutrients like Glucosamine, MSM and Chondroitin Sulfate. One of the best formulas that include all of these nutrients is Joint Pro Formula. Lastly, a simple way to wind down after a day of adventures is to take Magnesium. Magnesium will help release any tension in your muscles and bring about a feeling of calm and relaxation. Not all Magnesium supplements are alike. The best form for absorption is Magnesium Bisglycinate and the best way to take it for superior absorption is in liquid. Our choice: Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 300. You can take this before bed to wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the next day! We hope you have an awesome summer! If you have any questions or need support feel free to reach out! Written By: Janette Mason, CNP