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The Best Vitamins For Winter

The cold weather can often leave us feeling tired and run down, especially if our vitamin intake is low. We’ve put together a guide to the most important nutrients, so you can feel your best all year long. Here are the best vitamins for winter: 

Vitamin D  

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Vitamin D is essential for immune function, (1) bone health (2) and calcium absorption. (3) Our bodies naturally make vitamin D from sunlight, meaning that in the winter months our levels can drop. As a result, the Public Health body of the UK recommends daily supplementation of this vitamin between October and March. 4 

Vitamin K works with vitamin D to regulate out calcium levels, so you might want to supplement both of these important nutrients.  

 

 Vitamin C  

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Although vitamin C can’t stop you from catching a cold, studies have shown that it can minimise the amount of time you are ill. The cells in our immune system need vitamin C to function properly, meaning that a deficiency of this nutrient causes reduced resistance to pathogens and illness. (5) Our bodies can’t make vitamin C naturally so it must come from our diet.  

The benefits of vitamin C don’t’ stop at immunity. This nutrient is also important for skin health, (6) cell activity and (7) cognitive function, (8) making it an all-round essential for overall wellbeing.  

 

Vitamin B  

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Dark winter evenings can leave us feeling tired and lethargic. B vitamins reduce feelings of tiredness and fatigue (9) whilst also contributing to cognitive health, (10) helping you to focus on your goals all day long. 

We can’t store vitamin B in the body so it must come from our diet. Supplementing your levels can help to boost your daily intake.  

 

Immune Health  

For an expert blend of these essential winter vitamins, try our bestselling multivitamin Immune Health. Our unique formula includes vitamin B12 to support immune function, (11) vitamin C to protect our cells from oxidative stress (7) and Wellmune, a popular ingredient known for its antioxidant properties.  

 

Reaching our recommended daily vitamin intake is essential at all times of the year, not just during the winter monthsWithout these nutrients our immune function, skin health and overall wellbeing can be affected. Find out more about immunity in our blog post: 

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  1. Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system. 
  2. Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones. 
  3. Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption/utilisation of calcium. 
  4.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30335299 
  5. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19263912/ 
  6. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin. 
  7. Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. 
  8. Vitamin C contributes to normal psychological function. 
  9. Vitamin B6 contributes to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue. 
  10. Vitamin B12 contributes to normal cognitive function. 
  11. Vitamin B12 contributes to the normal function of the immune system. 


Katie Lambert

Katie Lambert

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After studying History at The University of Leeds, Katie moved back to her home town of Manchester to start a career in content writing. Katie has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys running in her spare time. Her favourite topics to write about include healthy recipes, performance strategies and general wellbeing.