ABCs of Good Health

Super Supplements to Help Support Your Health and Wellbeing Goals

Superfoods. It’s a word that’s used a lot, but do we know what it means and what foods fall under that category? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a superfood is defined as “a nutrient rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and wellbeing.” There are a number of foods out there claiming to have the superfood title, with everything from leafy greens to avocado. While some you can pick up in your local supermarket, others are a little more difficult to come by, which is why we want to help at Myvitamins. Did you know that among our range of vitamin and mineral supplements, we stock a range of superfood extracts too? We’re going to look at our three nutrient-rich bestsellers to see how they can help your daily routine.

Goji Berry

You may have heard of the goji berry, but you may not know exactly what it is. Also known as wolfberries, these red berries have their roots in ancient China and are known for their medicinal purposes. Most commonly found in dried form, they have a sweet but slightly sour taste, however an easier way to get them into your diet is through supplements, which you can find right here at Myvitamins. 

So, what makes goji berries so special? Well, they are rich in a number of essential vitamins and minerals, and thanks to our Goji Berry Tablets, you can get your helping of this goodness with just one tablet a day, which contains the equivalent of 2g of whole goji berries per serving. 

But what are the benefits? First of all, goji berry extract is rich in vitamins A and C. Vitamin A contributes towards the maintenance of normal skin as well as helping to maintain normal immune system function. 1 Similarly, vitamin C contributes towards normal function of the immune system and works to protect cells from oxidative stress. 2 In addition, goji berries are rich in iron, which contributes towards reducing tiredness and fatigue and normal cognitive function 3 – perfect for a little brain power support, especially if you’re working from home!

Spirulina 

One wellness supplement that’s incredibly popular right now is spirulina. But what actually is it? A source of organic blue-green algae, this superfood is grown and harvested in both salt and freshwater, including tropical oceans and lakes. Originally consumed by the ancient Aztecs, spirulina is jam-packed with nutrients, and it’s an eco-friendly source of essential amino acids and protein, making it great for supporting those on a plant-based diet. Spirulina is also known for its immune boosting antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, which makes it a great option if you want to give your immune system a little extra support. 

In terms of how you can incorporate spirulina into your diet, we have two options here at Myvitamins. Our organic Spirulina Powder is gluten free and vegan friendly, and is super easy to use. Simply mix in with water, smoothies or juices for a quick and convenient way to support your wellbeing. Alternatively, there’s our Spirulina Tablets, simply take one twice a day as part of your wellness routine.

Maca

Finally, in our roundup of super supplements, we’ll take a look at maca root. Maca root is native to Peru, and is believed to be the ‘superfood of the Andes,’ given that it was used for medicinal purposes by Peruvian tribes. Available in both tablet and powder form, it’s a popular superfood rich in vitamins and minerals that help to support your energy levels. 

So, how exactly does maca help to support those energy levels? Well, it’s rich in vitamin B6, niacin, riboflavin and manganese, which all contribute towards normal energy yielding metabolism. 4 Vitamin B6 also provides additional benefits, in that it contributes to normal psychological function, reduction of tiredness and fatigue, and normal functioning of the immune system. 5 Maca is also rich in iron, and this contributes towards normal cognitive function as well as reduction of tiredness and fatigue. 5 Finally, it also contains vitamin C, which is believed to increase the amount of iron absorption in the body, as well as helping to maintain normal functioning of the immune system. 7

At Myvitamins, our Maca Tablets are a simple and easy way to reap the benefits – simply take one tablet twice a day. Alternatively, opt for our organic Maca Powder, which you can add to shakes, smoothies, or even use in baking to give your sweet treats a little extra superpower!  

We hope we’ve given you a little (super)food for thought for how you can give your daily routine a boost and provide a little extra support for your immune system. Remember, it doesn’t stop at superfoods – at Myvitamins you can pick up a whole range of fantastic vitamins, minerals and supplements to support your health and wellbeing goals!

  1. Vitamin A contributes towards the maintenance of normal skin as well as helping to maintain normal immune system function.
  2. Vitamin C contributes towards normal function of the immune system and works to protect cells from oxidative stress.
  3. Iron contributes towards reducing tiredness and fatigue and normal cognitive function.
  4. Vitamin B6, niacin, riboflavin and manganese contribute towards normal energy yielding metabolism. 
  5. Vitamin B6 contributes to normal psychological function, reduction of tiredness and fatigue, and normal functioning of the immune system.
  6. Iron contributes towards normal cognitive function as well as reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  7. Vitamin C is believed to increase the amount of iron absorption in the body, as well as helping to maintain normal functioning of the immune system

Written by Amy Jackson – Content Writer at Discount Promo Codes – 20th March 2020



Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson

Writer and expert

Amy graduated from The University of Northampton in 2013 with a degree in Psychology. She currently writes for a number of websites and has a special interest in creating posts around well-being and self-care. She's a big fan of Pilates and has recently started taking up yoga. She loves animals (especially her cat, Tilly!), scrapbooking, and curling up with a good book or a boxset.