When the days get shorter and the Christmas carols are back, we know it’s time to get ready for the holiday season. Whether you are celebrating amongst friends, spending quiet time eating at home with the family or traveling abroad, the holidays are usually associated with additional stress, calories and alcohol intake. So here are my top 3 supplement recommendations for the season:
1. Advanced B Complex – The B complex is a grouping of 8 essential vitamins involved in a wide array of functions including energy production, nucleic acid synthesis, homocysteine metabolism, neurotransmitter synthesis, immune function, hormone production, and many others. Simply put, the B vitamins help you metabolise your sugars, fats and proteins, they assist you in producing energy from these macronutrients, and they support your nervous system. This translates into greater energy, more stable mood and increased resistance to stress. Advanced B Complex received the silver medal from the Alive Awards of Excellence last year. What makes this supplement so different is that it is designed to provide the most advanced forms of B vitamins in the most scientifically discerning ratios available. The special coenzymatic forms of the vitamins make them readily available and ensure a greater metabolic activity. Definitely my first choice!
2. RejuveNOx – This supercharged Ashwagandha extract will help you breeze through the stress of the season. Withania somnifera (ashwagandha) is an adaptogenic herb which has been used traditionally as a rejuvenative tonic in Ayurvedic medicine. Ashwagandha also exhibits immune enhancing properties, which are welcome in this time of festivities where hand-shakes and hugs are all part of the fun! In this unique formulation, the ashwagandha extract has been combined with beet-inspired nutrients to potentiate its biological activity. Nitric oxide – a Nobel prize-winning molecule – has several properties, including the modulation of stressors on the nervous system and immune support.
3. Liver Support – This unique product blends together selected, clinically researched herbs and nutrients to protect your liver and support its detoxification process. Milk thistle is well known for its antioxidant and liver regenerative properties. Phyllanthus amarus (chanca piedra) is another important plant of the Ayurvedic system of medicine. It exhibits a wide spectrum of pharmacological activities including antioxidant, liver protection, antiviral, and antibacterial activities. N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) is a precursor to glutathione, one of the most important antioxidants made by the body. Broccoli extracts rich in sulforaphane help to promote detoxification and protect the liver from toxins and carcinogens.
With AOR’s Advanced B Complex, RejuveNOx and Liver Support, you are fully equipped to face the stress, fatigue and food excess associated with the holiday season. Salut!
Phyllanthus amarus: Ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology: A review http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111007112