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February 1, 2022 0 Comments

5 essential supplements to take in 2022

The Wonderboom Junction shopping centre in the north of Tshwane houses a number of retailers that focus exclusively on improving our shoppers’ health and wellness.  

If your New Year’s resolutions for 2022 include taking better care of your physical health, now is the time to consider what changes to implement in order to make this year your best yet!

One of the key elements of good health is ensuring that your body is getting all the vitamins and minerals it needs to stay in top-notch condition. If you know your diet leaves much to be desired, there are a number of supplements that can help you to function optimally.

Here are 5 essential supplements to take in 2022.

Vitamin D

A vitamin D deficiency can lead to a variety of conditions, including chronic inflammation, depression and problems with the immune system. As vitamin D assists in the absorption of other minerals and vitamins, a shortage can also lead to other deficiencies. Famously known as the “sunshine vitamin”, vitamin D is produced in the skin when sunlight is absorbed, but can also be taken as a supplement. In this regard, vitamin D3 is most easily absorbed in the body.

Vitamin C

You were expecting this one, weren’t you? Vitamin C is an antioxidant that also helps to fight disease, in addition to helping to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and assisting in the reduction of respiratory infections – something that is crucial in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Magnesium

A shortage of magnesium in the body has a hand in chronic fatigue and stiff muscles, along with anxiety, among a range of other conditions. As magnesium is responsible for more than 300 enzyme reactions in the body, it makes sense that supplementing it can be beneficial.

Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids help to treat a large array of autoimmune conditions, and have a huge role to play in heart health, mental health and the reduction of inflammation. The best form of omega-3 is fish oil, which is widely available at pharmacies.

B vitamins

B vitamins help to prevent fatigue, aid the metabolism, support brain function and produce energy, among a host of other functions. The different types of B vitamins each have a particular role in the body: a vitamin B-complex supplement ensures that you gain all the benefits from this group of eight essential nutrients.

Visit Dis-Chem Pharmacy at Wonderboom Junction to stock up on supplements and any other health products you may need – find Dis-Chem at shop G13 in the shopping centre.

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