2021 is here, and with it comes a host of resolutions that we make in promise to ourselves as we seek to create a better year. One of the ways we aim to improve our lives is through our health. Whether we want to lose weight, eat better, or gain more energy, we can achieve optimal health with quality supplements.
What supplements should I try this year?
It’s not easy to choose quality supplements unless you have direction and information on how they will perform. Knowing what aspects of your health you want to address will dictate the type of supplement you are looking for. Read on to see some of the most popular supplements on the market today and what they are perfect for as you create better health:
For more energy: Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is one of the essential herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. It is known to increase energy by helping your body adapt to physical and mental stress. Besides providing more natural energy, research also suggests that ashwagandha can help alleviate fatigue and muscle soreness associated with vigorous physical activity. Ashwagandha is safe to use combined with other supplements and has a very low risk of side effects.
For alleviation of chronic pain: CBD
If you haven’t been living under a rock as of late, you’ve likely heard about the rise of CBD products on the market. Studies show all natural CBD is an effective treatment option for managing stress and chronic pain, without any of the mind-altering effects that its close cousin THC may provide. Use of CBD oils, tinctures, gummies, and topical spray have all been reported to provide relief from chronic pain and a significant reduction in stress levels that promote healthier living.
For weight management: Green tea
Green tea has long been known as one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Loaded with antioxidants and plant compounds that benefit health, many claim green tea is the secret to consistent fat burning and weight management, even weight loss. EGCG, a known chemical compound present in this tea, helps to inhibit an enzyme that prevents fat loss. The more green tea you drink, the more efficient your body becomes at naturally releasing stubborn fat stores. Maintaining a healthy weight is a critical part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
For better sleep: Melatonin
Melatonin is a natural hormone secreted by your pineal gland. The pineal gland is responsible for regulating your wake/sleep cycles. If your body does not produce enough melatonin on its own, this can cause insomnia, fatigue, and a host of other health issues. Supplementing your body’s natural melatonin production process will help to improve your sleep quality and prevent health issues associated with poor sleep, lack of sleep, and insomnia.
For better mental health: Vitamin D
Limited sun exposure and a restrictive diet that excludes fatty fish and fortified dairy have led us to the point of critical Vitamin D deficiency. Recent estimates and studies point out that nearly fifty percent of Americans are deficient in this vital vitamin. Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient for the immune system and nervous system health. Getting the proper amount of Vitamin D is known to combat symptoms of anxiety and depression. Always follow your doctor’s recommendations on dosage, and include foods rich in Vitamin D into your diet, such as salmon, mackerel, and whole milk products.
Begin to create better health in 2021 by adding these supplements to your wellness regimen; in doing so, you’ll feel better, you’ll look better, and you’ll be on your way to creating your best life. Here’s to a healthy and vibrant 2021!