Folic Acid – often given to those pregnant, this essential vitamin is also known as B9 and plays a crucial role in cell division and repair. Folic acid has other benefits aside from in pregnancy too, supplements can contribute to skin health and protection against sun damage, and can even boost collagen metabolism and skin firmness!
Vitamin D – there are three sources of this vitamin: diet, sunlight and supplements. It can be difficult to get enough vitamin D from diet alone, and living in the UK doesn’t guarantee us to much sunlight, so supplements can be a great way to ensure you aren’t deficient.
Vitamin D can help to build strong bones and muscles, manage joint pain, improve your skin and support your immune system.
Zinc – the human body doesn’t naturally produce zinc, it has to be ingested from vegetables, seafood, meat or supplements. It is especially important for men to be getting enough zinc, as deficiency has been linked to lower testosterone levels and high levels are connected to better immune response, including cold symptoms subsiding faster!
Omega 3 – these are essential fats that your body cannot produce by itself, and are important for your blood and hormones as well as a long list of other important processes. Natural omega 3s can be found in oily fish and dairy products.