Do you want clear youthful glowing skin, more energy throughout the day and an easier time falling/staying asleep? We do too! Some days it can be hard to apply all the proper skincare, eat the right things, and get the right amount of sleep, we aren’t super-humans. Sometimes we just don’t have the ability to give our bodies what they need to function at their full ability. When those slip-ups happen, natural supplements can be a great addition to your daily diet to help ensure that your body gets the nutrients it needs as well as help it function at its best. Below are 6 natural supplements you can take to ensure that everyday you are always at 100%.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb from India that is known to help reduce stress, depression and anxiety. It is an ancient medicinal herb that has been used for many years to relieve stress and increase energy levels, memory and concentration. It can also help to lower blood sugar levels, prevent cancer, reduce cortisol levels, reduce inflammation, boost testosterone and fertility in males, and increase muscle mass.
Ashwagandha is best taken on an empty stomach.
Rhodiola Rosea is known as an arctic root or golden root. It is an herb that is grown in the cold, mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. Just like Ashwagandha, Rhodiola Rosea has adaptogenic properties which when consumed, help the body manage stress. It is known to reduce fatigue and depression, improve brain function and exercise performance. It may also help control diabetes.
Rhodiola Rosea is best taken on an empty stomach but not before bedtime.
Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that can be beneficial for the body in many ways. Vitamin B12 is known to keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy, while also helping the body to make DNA. It also prevents megaloblastic anemia which can make you tired and weak.
Vitamin B12 daily in different amounts based on your age.
Fern extract is an extract that can be used almost like an edible sunscreen. It contains Polypodium Leucotomos Extract which helps prevent against sun spots and sun damage. This is a great supplement to take daily if you live in places of high latitude or spend much of your free time under the sun rays.
Beetroot powder contains the same vitamins, minerals and nutrients as the red beets it comes from. Beetroot powder is full of antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, iron and calcium. It can help keep blood pressure under control, improve athletic performance, fight inflammation, improve digestive health, promote weight loss, and support brain health.
Take beetroot powder daily, 2-3 teaspoons mixed with water.
Krill oil is an extract that comes from Antarctic Krill. Krill oil contains fatty acids comparable to fish oil. These fats decrease swelling, lower cholesterol, and make blood platelets less sticky. This means that they are less likely to form clots. Krill oil can help reduce arthritis and joint pain, improve heart health and help to manage PMS symptoms.
Take daily along with food and allow 8-12 weeks for results.
Black Currant Seed Oil
Black currant seed oil is a great supplement used to give you youthful and glowing skin. It contains gamma-linolenic acid which improves skin over time as well as helps to promote strong hair and nails. Similar to Krill oil, this fatty acid has also been shown to reduce inflammation and also manage PMS symptoms.
Take this supplement daily or add black currants to your diet. Just be aware it takes much more black currants to gain the same effects compared to the supplement form.