Boost your health this autumn by Anni DahmsNils Lind
By Anni Dahms, Owner of the retail chain ANNI’s VITAL SHOP.
Nurse- & Health specialist, Biopath and Nutritional Adviser.
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I have chosen this time to focus on various dietary supplements that can counteract fatigue, forgetfulness, digestive problems, menopause, and tired legs.
October is a wonderful time to start a healthy autumn by actively improving our health on all fronts.
Your basic program
The entire planet is polluted: both the soil, water, and air are full of heavy metals, chemicals, radiation, etc. Whether we like it or not, we are all part of this scenario, so when our Earth is polluted, our food is also contaminated, and the same goes for us humans… For most of us, it’s impossible to get everything we need to function optimally, both physically, mentally, and emotionally, through diet alone. That’s why good dietary supplements are so important in today’s world. When you invest in your health with various supplements, pay attention to their quality and bioavailability.
A healthy foundation can consist of a multivitamin/mineral supplement, such as Omnimin, Longo Vital, and Mivitotal. Your basic program should also include essential fatty acids. If you want an all-around oil capsule with Omega 3-6-7-9, you can consider products like OmniOmega Epa-Gla+ from Biosym, Omega 3 from Pharma Nord, CardiOmega, and E-Epa from Tolonen. You can also get Omega 3 in liquid form and vegan options.
Do you want more energy?
IIf you have crossed the age of 40, you can consider adding Q10. We naturally produce Q10 in the liver, but its production starts to decline from the age of 20. Q10 is found in all the body’s cells and strengthens, among other things, the pumping power of the heart muscle. Q10 is especially present in the cell’s mitochondria, which are the powerhouse of the cells.
If you are on cholesterol-lowering medication with statins, you should pay extra attention to Q10 because one of the side effects of statins is that they reduce the production of Q10 in the liver, often causing fatigue, muscle and joint soreness, and more.
The body has relatively difficulty in absorbing Q10. Since it is fat-soluble, it is best when dissolved in some form of oil. The most common form of Q10 is Ubiquinone. You can also choose the reduced form of Q10 – Ubiquinol. If you belong to the category of elderly individuals or have a sensitive digestive system, liver issues, and/or pancreas issues, it may be advantageous to use the reduced form of Q10.
Are you forgetful?
Do you forget your car keys, sunglasses, or even place your wallet in the refrigerator? Here are some examples of what you can add to improve brain function.
Jean Carper calls Vitamin E the super brain pill. It neutralizes free radicals, aids in signal transmission, prevents blood vessel blockage, keeps blood vessels flexible, and strengthens the immune system.
Ginkgo Biloba is one of the most thoroughly tested remedies for memory decline. This product is an extract from the leaves of the Ginkgo tree. Ginkgo Biloba increases circulation and the supply of blood and oxygen to the brain’s capillaries.
Lion’s Mane is a mushroom that significantly influences brain cells. It contains bioactive substances that have positive effects on the brain, heart, and digestive system. There are studies showing that it may have a good preventive effect on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Omega 3 helps keep the brain in good shape. Some researchers claim that if you drink a little too much alcohol, fish oil can help protect the brain from alcohol-related damage. Omega 3 is important for both the brain and mind, and in general, we don’t get enough of it.
Approximately 70-80% of our immune system is located in our digestive system, so it’s worth ensuring a healthy digestive system. Gut bacteria play a significant role in maintaining a healthy immune system. Also, be aware that a healthy gut produces various B-vitamins and K-vitamins. Antibiotic treatment damages healthy gut bacteria, weakening your immune system. If you have been on any form of antibiotic treatment, it’s good to reestablish your gut bacteria. You can do this by taking probiotics. There are several different products available, such as Omni Vegan Biotic Balance from Biosym, Multidophilus from Solaray, and Vita Biosa. Vita Biosa is a liquid lactic acid product that contains a collection of healthy bacteria and other microorganisms that help clear out the bad gut flora and make the intestinal mucous membranes denser and healthier.
The cause of hot flashes is an imbalance caused by a lack of estrogen hormone, which decreases after menopause. There are many good supplements that can help with this issue.
Chello Forte is one of the more well-known products that help with hot flashes and night sweats. Unlike other products, Chello contains a “bouquet” of plant extracts that have been known and used for this purpose for decades.
Regomeo from Herrens Mark is a liquid dietary supplement with fermented red clover extract added with lemon balm, sage, and peppermint. The herbs are carefully selected to alleviate problems associated with menopause.
Omega 7, which consists of sea buckthorn berry extract, can be a fantastic help for delicate and dry mucous membranes. Additionally, make sure to eat healthy greens, beans, lentils, and seeds like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds, which provide the body with plant estrogens. Exercise daily and limit your alcohol intake, and be mindful to avoid stress as much as possible.
Many people suffer from tired and heavy legs, especially in the hot summer. Bio-Pycnogenol from Pharma Nord, extracted from French Pine, can help the venous system. Several clinical studies have shown Pycnogenol’s good effects on various disorders of the venous system in the legs. It has, among other things, been shown to strengthen capillaries. I personally believe that the use of Pycnogenol has reduced the occurrence of several varicose veins on my legs. Before long flights, I take them in larger doses before and during the flight to prevent swollen legs and varicose veins, which can lead to blood clots.