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6 Supplements for Young Professionals

by Nature's Branch Support May 30, 2022

6 Supplements for Young Professionals

According to studies [1], there is a growing interest from ages 18 to 28 in total wellbeing and a greater level of mindfulness about one's physical fitness in today's environment.


A lot of young professionals are motivated by a desire to have a healthier lifestyle to look good physically and feel amazing from within. But we can't avoid the fact that this age group is one of the "busiest," having stressful days and sleepless nights. When faced with the challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle supplementing with nutritional supplements may be a convenient choice to have. 


Here are some supplements that you may want to consider for your lifestyle:

 

Calcium 

Bones have been said to reach their peak strength between the ages of 20 and 30. That is why bone health is critical, particularly for young individuals. Bone health is measured by a bone mineral density test, which compares your bone mass to that of a healthy person of the same age and sex.[2] Low bone density may increase the chance of fractured bones, so it's critical to grow as much density as possible while you're young.

Calcium is required by our body to build and maintain healthy bones. The heart, muscles, and nerves also need calcium to function properly. And because our body does not generate calcium, the best way to get Calcium is through food and Calcium supplements may be an option if your diet falls short.  Calcium is present in a wide range of foods, including:

  • Dairies such as cheese, milk, and yogurt
  • Dark green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, and kale
  • Soft-boned fish such as sardines and salmon
  • Calcium-fortified foods and beverages such as soy products, cereal and fruit juices, and milk alternatives

    Calcium and Vitamin D work together to support the bones. Calcium helps build and maintain bones, while Vitamin D helps the body effectively absorb Calcium. So even if you’re taking in enough calcium, it could be less efficient if you’re deficient in Vitamin D. [3]

     

    Vitamin D

    Vitamin D helps calcium absorption in the body, essential for our bones and teeth. Aside from that, it also helps with inflammation. [4]

    It is very well known that sunlight is a good source of Vitamin D. However, staying in the sun without sufficient skin protection, on the other hand, may harm the skin. Good sources of vitamin D include:

    • Vitamin D-fortified milk
    • Egg yolks
    • Fatty fish

        It is always best to consult your doctor when taking Vitamin D to make sure you have the right amount for strong and healthy bones.

         

        Iron

        Iron is a mineral in our bodies that is essential for the production of oxidative energy. It aids in the synthesis of red blood cells, maintains blood oxygenation, and avoids anemia. It also aids in blood pressure regulation.

         

        Iron deficiency may result to low red blood cell count and the inability of the body to produce adequate hemoglobin. This may cause your body to feel tired. Iron-rich foods include:

        • Liver
        • Red meat
        • Beans, such as red kidney beans, edamame beans, and chickpeas
        • Dried fruit – such as dried apricots 
        • Fortified breakfast cereals
        • Soybean flour
               

              Taking an iron supplement may help boost your iron and hemoglobin levels, however, it is important to consult your doctor for the best advice. [5]

               

              Vitamin C

              Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins that our bodies need to operate properly. It is necessary for the growth and repair of body tissues, collagen production, wound healing, and immune system strengthening.[6]

              However, this is a vitamin that many individuals are lacking in

              Taking Vitamin C on a daily basis may help with prolonged screen time problems, such as dry eyes. Here are some food that you may incorporate into your workday snacks and fuel your body with Vitamin C: 

              • Lemon (You may add some slices to your water)
              • Strawberry
              • Kiwi
              • Mango
              • Oranges

                        Magnesium

                        Magnesium is a mineral that is necessary for over 300 enzymatic activities in the body, including food metabolism and fatty acid absorption. Magnesium has also been said to aid in the improvement of sleep quality. However, most individuals across the world are magnesium deficient. Magnesium deficiency affects 50% of the US population.[7]

                        Your life as a young professional can frequently be filled with workplace stress and high job obligations. As a result, you must want to take a suitable amount of magnesium on a regular basis to help support your body. This is where a Magnesium supplement comes into play.

                        Nature's Branch Magnesium Glycinate promotes sleep and supports flexibility and mobility. Each serving of our non-GMO tablets has 400mg of magnesium glycinate. Our magnesium glycinate assists bones, muscles, sleep, leg cramps, and heart health, with each bottle providing 200 vegan tablets for a 3+ month supply.

                         

                        Ashwagandha

                        Workplace stress is something that may be very apparent to many corporate employees' lives due to high workloads and tight deadlines. It can make things difficult when making decisions and managing problems tactfully.

                        Ashwagandha has been widely talked about in relation to supporting stress relief. It may support cortisol, the stress hormone which is linked to the natural stress response.[8]

                        Nature's Branch Organic Ashwagandha is formulated to help assist energy levels and mood. Our Ashwagandha is UDAF Certified Organic and produced with organic Ashwagandha root powder for a premium experience. Our supplement is made according to cGMP standards and is third-party tested for potency and purity. We've combined it with black pepper too for an additional boost of absorption. Our Ashwagandha supplement is also all-natural, vegan, and GMO-free. Want to find out more? Just click the image below:

                         

                        References: 

                        1. Miller, S. C. (2019, August 16). Millennials Most Receptive to Wellness Outreach. SHRM. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/benefits/pages/millennials-wellness.aspx
                        2. Aspen, J. S. B. I. B. C. (2020, July 13). Five things you can do while you’re young to keep your bones strong. PhillyVoice. https://www.phillyvoice.com/five-things-you-can-do-while-youre-young-to-keep-your-bones-strong-059991/
                        3. Camacho, P. (2017, April 24). The Role of Calcium and Vitamin D in Bone Health. EndocrineWeb. https://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/osteoporosis/role-calcium-vitamin-d-bone-health
                        4. Sissons, C. (2018, June 20). Are you getting enough vitamin D? Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322205
                        5. NHS website. (2021, November 18). Iron. Nhs.Uk. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/iron/
                        6. National Institutes of Health. (n.d.). Office of Dietary Supplements - Vitamin C. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-Consumer/
                        7. Sara Karlovitch Assistant Editor. (2021, March 5). Study: Half of All Americans are Magnesium Deficient. Pharmacy Times. https://www.pharmacytimes.com/view/study-half-of-all-americans-are-magnesium-deficient
                        8. Yogic Knowledge. (2022, April 27). The Benefits Of Ashwagandha Backed Up By Studies. Yogic-Experience. https://yogic-experience.com/yogic-knowledge/benefits-of-ashwagandha/



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