Top supplements to boost energy this winter
The holidays are fast approaching and that means the days are getting shorter, darker, and busier.
And during this time you might find your immunity and energy take a hit. With the change of the seasons, it's common for people to feel more fatigued, susceptible to infections, and even less motivated to stay on track.
Proper nutrition, stress management, and sleep are fundamental to feel energized and stay healthy during the cold and flu season, and supplements can help support you even further.
Find out how you can be proactive with your health this winter to stay healthy and energized with AOR.
An essential vitamin that cannot be made in the body, it is most commonly used to prevent the cold and flu during the winter season.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory effects and has been shown to have the ability to kill viruses and stimulate natural immune fighting compounds (1).
Deficiency increases the risk of impaired immunity and higher susceptibility to infections as well as low mood.
Fatigue is also a side effect of low vitamin C status, as this vitamin is needed to make Carnitine, which burns fatty acids for energy.
The need for Vitamin C increases with stress, exposure to pollution, poor diet, and aging therefore supplementation may be recommended.
Each capsule of AOR's vitamin C provides an effective dose of ascorbic acid at 1000 mg. Especially beneficial for those prone to getting sick and lacking fruits and vegetables in their diet.
Phyto C Vitamin C + IP6
AOR's phyto formula is unique in that it provides vitamin C alongside inositol hexaphosphate (IP6), also known as calcium phytate, a natural compound found in foods. IP6 is a strong chelator, meaning it can support detoxification and protect our cells from damage by binding to heavy metals to be removed from the body. This is important because when our body is overwhelmed by toxins and unable to excrete them efficiently, our cells cannot utilize energy properly which makes us more prone to falling ill and feeling tired.
This combination has the ability to enhance immunity and antioxidant levels and has even been used in cancer prevention and treatment (2).
AOR Mushroom Synergy 90 Capsules
It's difficult to choose just one so naturally, AOR created Mushroom Synergy with a combination of mushrooms and herbs that have the ability to support the nervous system under stress, increase energy levels, and boost the immune system.
These include reishi, maitake, cordyceps, lion’s Mane, shiitake, turkey tail, himematsutake, holy basil, and astragalus. This combination helps the body build resiliency to stress while protecting immune function and increasing energy naturally, without the jitters.
These mushrooms provide a variety of health benefits to the host such as acting as immune mediators to fight infections in the body (3).
AOR uses a hot water extraction in order to pull out the polysaccharides from the mushrooms and provide a therapeutic dose, which means you only need to take 2 capsules to receive the benefits.
AOR Advanced B Complex
We wouldn't be able to talk about energy without mentioning the B vitamins! These vitamins support energy production by supporting the adrenal glands in times of stress, metabolizing macronutrients, and supporting methylation.
B vitamins are water-soluble which means they are easily lost through urine or sweat and must be obtained through the diet or from supplementation.
Certain B vitamins, such as B12, are critical for proper brain function and deficiency can result in cognitive decline as well as anxiety and depression.
B vitamins are essential for methylation. Methylation is an important biological process for the optimal function of body systems such as DNA repair, controlling inflammation, and detoxification.
Due to poor methylation experienced by a significant portion of the population, many of us cannot adequately perform the conversion needed to properly absorb B vitamins. AOR Advanced B Complex infuses all of the B vitamins in their active forms to ensure proper absorption and assimilation.
Laurence Annez is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Health Coach, specializing in PCOS and women's hormones. She also holds a degree in Creative Writing and has extensive experience writing on health and wellness topics. Laurence's mission is to inspire and motivate individuals to take control of their own health and reach their ultimate health goals.