Focus on health and wellness is at an all time high right now and for good reason – it’s imperative to take care of our bodies for the good of our own, and the good of those around us too. However, figuring out what key vitamins, minerals and/or supplements to take to optimize your health and wellness right now can be completely overwhelming and, often, difficult to determine where to start. Obviously, we have no idea (or medical-based knowledge) so we asked a pro (AKA a real doctor) instead! An ob/gyn in NY and named a “Top Doctor” by New York Magazine, Dr. Alyssa Dweck also happens to be a medical advisor to Tru Niagen, and shared her top suggestions for the top 7 key vitamins, minerals and supplements to be taking right now to enhance your overall wellness.
Keep reading for Dr. Alyssa Dweck’s key vitamins to take right now!
Magnesium helps your body maintain healthy levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that helps to promote sleep, amongst other nerve function. Now more than ever, with heightened anxiety and stress, a good night’s sleep is essential for the body to refuel, repair and maintain optimal health and wellness. Magnesium also helps to support a healthy immune system and support bone health. It aids in the production of energy and protein.
Calcium is a mineral vital to bone health, muscle function and heart health. It’s best to get calcium from food sources including dairy, broccoli, salmon and almonds.
Folic Acid (Folate):
Folate is an essential B-vitamin shown to lower risk of spine and brain defects, including spina bifida, when taken during early pregnancy. It helps with the production and maintenance of new cells. Folic Acid works with other vitamins to lower your risk of hypertension and heart disease as well.
A unique form of Vitamin B3, Tru Niagen® is an NAD+ supplement that focuses on your cellular health. NAD+ helps your body metabolize nutrients to make energy. NAD+ is naturally found in the body and decreases with age and external stressors. Niagen® is clinically proven to increase NAD+ levels and support energy production on a cellular level. Tru Niagen® supports your overall health and wellness.
Probiotics help maintain the balance of bacteria in your gut which supports a healthy digestive tract and immune system.
Many people do not get enough vitamin D especially if they live in the Northeast where sun exposure is seasonal. Vitamin D is found in limited foods and often found only in supplemented dairy products. Thus, supplementation of Vitamin D3 is often recommended. Vitamin D is also essential to a healthy immune system function and bone health.
In addition to enhancing your immune system, zinc is vital to cellular metabolism and immune function. This important mineral helps with wound healing and maintaining your sense of taste and smell.
(Story by Editor-in-Chief, Gracie Carroll)