Well, we finally made it. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the sun is finally out. It’s spring!
As you prepare for the warmer seasons, you may choose to modify your supplement regimen to support you in new ways. Here are 5 supplements we believe are important for this time of year:
- If seasonal allergies keep you from enjoying the warm weather, we’ve got you covered. General immune support supplements like vitamin C and elderberry may help reduce your seasonal allergies. Another popular choice is quercetin. It is said that using quercetin reduces sneezing, nasal itching, and other common allergy symptoms. Many of our customers also enjoy using local honey and bee pollen to combat seasonal allergies. Shop quercetin on our website!
- Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant. This means that it protects the body against toxins and free radicals. Vitamin E is particularly important in the warmer months, though, because of its ability to protect your skin from the harsh sun. It may also reduce the symptoms and duration of sunburns, according to this article. Shop vitamin E here.
- Vitamin D is another fat soluble vitamin that is important to take year-round. Besides working to strengthen our bones, vitamin D also works to enhance the absorption of other important minerals like calcium and phosphorus. We’re often told to supplement vitamin D in the winter because of limited sun exposure, but really, it’s just as important in spring/summer. It’s generally recommended to take anywhere from 600-800 IU per day, depending on your climate. Click here to view our selection of vitamin D supplements.
- Though you’re probably getting lots of vitamin C from fresh fruits and vegetables in the warmer seasons, it’s still important to supplement throughout the spring/summer. We often associate colds and the flu with wintertime, but actually, summer is one of the most popular times to catch something. Supplementing with vitamin C throughout the year will keep your immune system strong so you can enjoy the season without missing out on the outdoors. Shop vitamin C here.
We hope this guide to spring and summer supplementing was helpful for you! Shop with us online or stop by the store if you’re local.