The nights are getting colder. The mornings are darker. The weather is erratic during Autumn and we usually manage to keep the flu at bay just long enough. However, Winter comes swiftly, and before you know it, you are in bed dosed up with all sorts of meds. We put a few options together for you to keep healthy this Winter.

SNP Vitamin C

This is a given, no Winter season, or before that for that matter, should be tackled without a good dose of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a great immune booster as it assists with the absorption of other micronutrients from your food, creating a greater environment for nutrient absorption.

Vitamin C also assists with repairing and regenerating muscle tissue, protection against heart disease, increased iron absorption, and can decrease LDL cholesterol levels (that’s the one you want to be down). Vitamin C is also instrumental in preventing scurvy, although we doubt you will be sailing at sea for months at a time. However, it can still develop easier than we think, so it is better to be safe than sorry.

SNP Multivitamin and Mineral

The next on our list is the SNP Multivitamin and Mineral. Multivitamins comprise a full spectrum vitamin and mineral blend in the accurate dosages to ensure that you are reaching your micronutrient needs. Now, we are not saying this should replace your veggies, but it can be easy to skip those greens when it’s cold.

The SNP Multivitamin and Minerals ensures that you are still receiving the necessary nutrients to feed your immune system and make sure that it is strong enough to tackle those pesky germs.

SNP Omega 3

One of the most neglected minerals during the cold months are fatty acids. Fatty acids are essential for optimal functioning of the immune system, for muscle energy, and for general metabolic activities. In fact, did you know that while your body uses glucose as its main energy source, your brain uses fatty acids?

Therefore, without fatty acids, you would be compromising cognitive function, which results in fatigue, loss of concentration, and apathy. Omega 3 has been dubbed ‘brain food’, and for good reason too, as without Omega 3 fatty acids (which must be ingested through diet) is essential for optimal cognitive function.

Furthermore, fatty acids boost immune strength along with vitamin C.

SNP CalMag

Ever wonder why your muscle feels worse during winter? The lack of magnesium is your answer. Magnesium eases muscle tension and prevents cramping of the muscle, giving you a better recovery time. The cold also forces the muscle to contract faster than during warmer temperatures, which is why it is essential to add that extra boost of magnesium during Winter.

Calcium is essential in the absorption process of magnesium, which is why you often see the two paired together. Not only will calcium increase your magnesium uptake, but it will also ensure that the magnesium reaches exactly where it needs to be.

In fact, magnesium and calcium are two of the most important minerals as they are involved in over 300 metabolic processes in the body and are vital to practically every daily bodily function.

Calcium and magnesium also interact with Omega 3 fatty acids to produce lubrication in joints and connective tissue. When it’s cold, our muscles and connective tissue (tendons and ligaments) are more susceptible to injury as they contract in reaction to lowered temperatures. Omega 3, magnesium, and calcium all act together to limit injuries as much as possible by ensuring sufficient lubrication. They also eliminate joint pain as a result of training.

Make sure to stock up on these vital nutrients when the temperatures get lower and its harder to get out of bed. Your body, brain, and training regime will thank you.

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