Back to school may look different for many, even us adults, this year. For some, it may mean returning to a classroom, just like in past years. For others, it may be a virtual classroom or a hybrid of both virtual and in-person. Regardless of what the new school day looks like for you, one thing remains constant: the need to nutritionally support your body and mind. A few strategic supplement choices can go a long way in supporting a healthy and successful school year!
Top of mind are often macronutrients – protein, carbohydrates, and fats – but micronutrients are the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and other nutrients you likely don’t think about daily but are absolutely essential for foundational health. While a healthy, non-GMO whole foods diet, full of a colorful array of vegetables and fruits is the best source of micronutrients, it can be very difficult consuming this diet every day. A whole foods multivitamin is excellent insurance to ensure you’re getting the micronutrients you need. Whole Earth & Sea Multivitamin & Mineral from Natural Factors provides the full range of nutrients needed to support the demands of physical stress and dietary limitations, as well as metabolic inefficiencies. This bioenergetic formula contains meaningful levels of over 20 vitamins and minerals, along with a wide array of enzymes, antioxidants, and polyphenols from our Farm Fresh Factors™ and other whole food ingredients. For example, vitamin A from algae, vitamin C from amla fruit, vitamin D3 from lichen, and lycopene from tomatoes. Just two tablets a day can provide peace of mind that you’re getting many of the important nutrients your body needs.
We know B vitamins provide superb foundational support. Benefits you’re probably most interested in include support of:
- Healthy, natural energy production
- Growth and development of nerve cells
- A healthy and calm response to stress
- Neurotransmitter production for cognitive function and emotional well-being
There are eight B vitamins but instead of taking eight different supplements, consider a B complex that provides all the Bs in one convenient product!
Another thing to look out for is an active B complex. In order for B vitamins to be utilized effectively by your body, they must be converted into their metabolically active coenzyme forms. For example, the coenzyme form of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is riboflavin 5’-phosphate. A coenzyme is a naturally occurring compound that partners with specific enzymes to help promote a number of beneficial metabolic reactions in the body. Without the coenzyme, the enzyme cannot promote the biochemical reaction that is responsible for our survival. This dual cooperation between coenzyme and enzyme is a process called coenzymated. Taking B vitamins already in their coenzymated forms allows the body to use them directly.
BioCoenzymated® Active B Complex is a one-per-day formula that provides meaningful amounts of eight essential B vitamins. While most B complexes contain forms that require activation by the liver, Active B Complex provides the majority of the Bs in their biologically active forms. Choline and inositol are also included in this complex to support absorption and healthy liver function.
Also, who can forget vitamin C! You need to keep your immune system in tip-top shape, especially now. Vitamin C Fruit-Flavor Chew provides 500 mg of vitamin C, as well as citrus bioflavonoids, in each tasty chewable wafer! It’s great for children and adults alike!
As with all Natural Factors products, these supplements are third-party certified by ISURA® for purity and potency. ISURA uses advanced technology, including mass spectrometry, to guarantee the product is:
- Non-GMO compliant
- Tested for over 700 potential adulterants and contaminants, including glyphosate
- Accurately and inclusively labeled
Regardless of what the school year looks like for you, make sure you’re prepared with the essentials!