Supplements: our favorites for back-to-school
Because strengthening your immune system as well as being in good physical and mental health is more important than ever this coming back-to-school season, here are some supplement suggestions to help you cope with these seasonal changes.
Known to help maintain immune function, vitamin C is a great ally for maintaining good overall health and preventing seasonal viruses. Thanks to its formula based on eight forms of vitamin C, Vitamin C8 product from the Quebec-based company New Roots Herbal offers powerful antioxidant protection, is less acidic (therefore ideal for people with gastrointestinal problems) and allows vitamin C to stay in the blood for 24 hours.
Vitamin D has several benefits: it promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the body (which contributes to the growth and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth) in addition to being essential for the proper functioning of immune, nervous and muscular systems. Natural Factors offers a range of vitamin D in the form of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), its most natural form.
The benefit of taking multivitamin supplements is to fill any deficiency or meet daily requirement of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients necessary to stay in good shape. For this, we recommend Mini Vits for kids, Sisu’s Teen-Multi, as well as Progressive’s full MultiVitamin line for the whole family.
L-Theanine is an amino acid derived from glutamine that has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect on the brain, which helps reduce physical and mental stress and improves attention. The LTO3 supplements for adults and children from Quebec-based company Herb-e-Concept were developed to promote cognitive health. They are mainly used for anxiety, stress, panic, and attention deficit disorder.
Omega-3 with a high content of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is recognized to help support cognitive health, thus having a beneficial effect on memory and concentration. In the supplement department, we recommend AquaOmega’s Omega-3 HIGH DHA products for adults and Nordic Naturals Children’s DHA for children.