Summer is in full swing, and it’s the perfect time to prioritize your health and well-being. With all the fun outdoor activities, increased sun exposure, travel, and potential changes in your diet, giving your body the proper support is key.
Below we dive into four excellent supplements that can make a difference during the summer season. Adding these four supplements to your daily routine can help support your skin and immune system and keep your heart happy and your body moving comfortably. * It’s all about taking care of yourself and enjoying the best of the summer vibes. 😊
Probiotics: Supporting Gut Health
Probiotics are live microorganisms that provide numerous health benefits. They are known for their positive impact on gut health and are crucial in maintaining a robust immune system.(1) During summer, when our bodies are exposed to various elements, including new environments, different foods, and potential stressors, probiotics can help maintain a healthy microbiome and support our overall well-being.
Probiotics aid digestion and nutrient absorption and strengthen the intestinal barrier, which is essential for keeping harmful bacteria from entering the bloodstream.(1) Additionally, probiotics help alleviate digestive discomforts, such as bloating and gas, which may be exacerbated during travel or while trying new foods. By maintaining a healthy gut flora, probiotics support our immune response, reducing the risk of common summer-related concerns such as traveler’s diarrhea.(2)
Stonehenge Health® Dynamic Biotics™ boosts the friendly bacteria that naturally live in your gut. Its 16 diverse strains collectively help maintain better digestion and immune health. *
Turmeric: Natural Anti-Aging
During summer, we are all more likely to be physically active and exposed to the sun. While physical activity is excellent for your health, it can increase the risk of occasional joint discomfort.
Excessive sun exposure can damage your skin’s appearance and structure. Luckily, turmeric contains a powerful compound called curcumin. Curcumin has anti-aging properties that can help reduce the risk of joint discomfort, muscle soreness, and sun issues.(3-4)
Additionally, curcumin acts as a potent antioxidant, protecting our cells from damage caused by sun exposure and environmental toxins.(4) Include turmeric in your diet and try curcumin supplements to support your well-being this summer and beyond.
Stonehenge Health® Dynamic Turmeric™ provides joint, heart, skin, and brain support with a powerful blend of organic turmeric powder extract and ginger.*
Vitamin C: Skin and Immune System Support
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that is critical in supporting our immune system. Vitamin C also acts as a powerful antioxidant that protects against cellular damage. Additionally, vitamin C is an essential cofactor that enhances and aids collagen synthesis.
In addition to its immune-boosting properties, Vitamin C contributes to skin health, which is particularly important during the summer months when our skin is exposed to higher levels of UV radiation. Vitamin C also supports the production of collagen, a protein that maintains the integrity and elasticity of your skin. It also can help reduce the appearance of sun damage and supports a healthy, radiant complexion. (5)
Stonehenge Health® Dynamic Liposomal Vitamin C™ is a high-quality vitamin C supplement that can quickly and efficiently replenish your daily need for this critical vitamin. Dynamic Liposomal Vitamin C contains a potent dose of 1,450 mg of vitamin C in a liposomal delivery system using phosphatidylcholine sourced from non-GMO sunflower for optimal results.*
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Heart and Brain Health
During summer, engaging in physical activities, such as swimming, hiking, or playing sports, puts additional stress on our cardiovascular system. Omega-3 fatty acids can help maintain a healthy heart by reducing oxidative stress, lowering triglyceride levels, and promoting healthy blood circulation.(6) These benefits can contribute to a reduced risk of heart disease and support overall cardiovascular well-being during the summer months.
Moreover, omega-3 fatty acids are crucial in brain health and cognitive function. Omega-3 fatty acids help support the structure and function of brain cells, enhance neurotransmitter activity, and promote optimal cognitive performance.(7) Incorporating omega-3 supplements into your summer routine supports mental clarity, focus, and overall brain health.
Stonehenge Health® Dynamic Krill Oil™ is packed with 1,600 mg of pure Antarctic Krill Oil, containing Omega-3 fatty acids including DHA and EPA, and 2mg of super antioxidant Astaxanthin. Krill oil is possibly the most bioavailable source of Omega-3, which means your heart, joints, and brain are getting maximum benefits from this type of supplement. *
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2. A. Ciorba, (2012) Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
3. Rawson, et al. (2018) Human Kinetics
4. Da Mata, et al. (July, 2020) Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil Pages 3421-343
5. Pullar, et al. (2017) MDPI.
6. Mason, Libby, et al. (March, 2020) pages:1135–1147