The Mothers Day Minerals
The Mothers Day Minerals
Mothers are the unsung heroes of our daily life. They are often a constant source of support without us recognising what goes on behind the scenes. Even before birth, mothers have provided us with the necessary vitamins and minerals for us to thrive, but often get caught up in ensuring their children, and everyone around them, are well taken care of that they occasionally neglect their own wellbeing. Fortunately, four easy supplements can address the more pressing health concerns - they can increase your energy level, boost your mood, strengthen your immunity and even help with post-pregnancy weight loss.
Vitamin D3, also known as the sunshine vitamin, helps our body absorb the necessary calcium to maintain bone health. This is not the only benefit to taking Vitamin D3, it is a versatile vitamin that supports your immune system and mental health in addition to your bone health. It is an essential vitamin for the prevention of infections and viruses, as it strengthens the immune responses in your body - great for mums with kids that seem to pick up illnesses from everywhere. Studies have also shown how Vitamin D3, even in a tablet form, can brighten your mood and reduce the risk of depression.
Folic Acid, also known as Vitamin B9, is arguably the most widely known supplement for women's health. It is recommended that folic acid is important to take up to 3 months before conception to allow adequate levels to be present in the body, giving the most protection to your future baby against medical defects. The recommended dosage is 400mcg daily, which can be found here ( link to Bh folic) however, you may also wish to favour foods high in folate to boost levels of protection. These foods include broccoli, spinach, and chickpeas.
Magnesium is an often overlooked vitamin for supplementation. Found in foods such as spinach, almonds, and cashews, magnesium can reduce the mood swings, irritability, tension, and anxiety that accompany PMS. It also works in combination with Vitamin D and calcium to keep bones strong and healthy, however, the average woman often falls short of the recommended daily amount by 100mg,
All B vitamins play an important role in women's health, predominantly in the reproductive years. One key vitamin from this family is vitamin B12, a mineral that has many roles within the body. For most women, the recommended daily intake is 2.4 mcg, however, this is higher during a period of pregnancy or breastfeeding. An impressive benefit for mothers is B12s ability to boost energy levels and improve your memory - a superpower many mothers already have but a boost can’t hurt.
Adding a combination of vitamins and minerals to your diet through supplementation can provide benefits not only to your physical health but also to your mental wellbeing.
For further information on the supplements we provide, visit our website www.blueherbs.co.uk