Most people take vitamins and supplements to either improve or maintain their health, but do you need to take different vitamins throughout the year?
This handy guide will show you the difference between vitamins and supplements, and what you should be taking this summer.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS
Vitamins and supplements are very similar, they both have several health benefits, the main difference is how they are created.
Vitamins occur naturally in your body and are essential to your body’s function, supplements are either extracted from food or man-made, to complement your body and diet.
DO VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS DIFFER FOR MEN AND WOMEN
The bottom line is that everyone needs the same essential vitamins to be healthy – regardless of their gender. The main difference is that men and women require different levels of each vitamin, for example, men’s multivitamin tablets contain more zinc and women’s multivitamin tablets contain more iron.
There are also vitamins and supplements available that help women during pregnancy and early motherhood, find out more here:
- Vitabiotics Pregnacare Original (pack of 90 tablets)
- Vitabiotics Pregnacare Plus (pack of 56 tablets/capsules)
- Vitabiotics Pregnacare New Mum (pack of 56 tablets)
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS
Vitamins and supplements keep you strong and healthy, aiding your body’s function and development. But as seasons change, your body’s needs change too.
For example, in colder, winter months you need more vitamin D as there is less sunshine outside. In summer, your body faces different challenges.
Take a look at the vitamins and supplements that will help your body in the warmer, summer months.
VITAMIN A AND E
Vitamins A and E are great for the summer weather as they protect and repair your skin from sun damage (please note that you should continue to wear sun cream throughout the summer).
Vitamin A also has other health benefits, including supporting bone health and your immune system.
A good way to take vitamin A and E is by taking a multivitamin. PostMyMeds sell a range of multivitamins, including:
- Centrum Advance Multivitamin Tablets (pack of 30)
- Centrum Advance Multivitamin Tablets (pack of 60)
- Centrum Advance Multivitamin Tablets (pack of 100)
- Centrum Advance 50+ Tablets (pack of 60)
- Centrum Multigummies Mixed Fruit Flavour (pack of 30)
As well as boosting your immune system, vitamin C supports the formation of collagen in your body. Collagen is a protein in the body that provides structure to your skin, increasing its elasticity and making it stronger.
Here are the vitamin C tablets we sell
- Solgar Ester-C Plus 1000 mg Vitamin C Tablets (pack of 30)
- Solgar Vitamin C 1000 mg Vegetable Capsules (pack of 100)
The summer weather can cause your hair to dry out and become brittle. Zinc is known to make your hair stronger and keep it hydrated, it also supports your immune system.
PostMyMeds sells the following Zinc tablets:
- Nature’s Bounty Maximum Strength Zinc 25 mg Tablets (pack of 100)
- Solgar Zinc Picolinate 22 mg Tablets (pack of 100)
OMEGA 3-6-9 SUPPLEMENT FOR GENERAL BODY HEALTH
The Omega 3-6-9 supplement contains the perfect combination of the fatty acids omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9 – all of which have different health benefits for your body.
Omega 3 and omega 6 do not naturally occur in the body, but both have health benefits. Omega 3 supports the heart, brain, and healthy weight management, whereas omega 6 supports bone health and can lower your blood pressure.
Omega 9 can be produced in the body. But it’s used when there are low levels of omega 3 and 6 available, and it’s thought to reduce the chance of getting cardiovascular disease.
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PostMyMeds is a fully accredited online pharmacy and we stock a variety of high-quality vitamins and supplements – explore our range today.