Spring fatigue & dietary supplements
What happens when the body does not follow the carelessness of the mind?
Spring traditionally brings with it hope, optimism and the expectation of something better. It is the season when everything around blooms, takes on color, life. And while our mood is better and we feel the need to do so much, at the same time we feel intense fatigue. This period is characterized as transitional and has always been considered a period of accumulated physical and mental fatigue.
In winter, physical exercise is limited, while the diet is enriched with fats and carbohydrates, due to the increased energy requirements of the body, in order to cope with the cold. Added to this are the changes in our habits, due to the extraordinary conditions of quarantine, which cause additional stress and uncertainty, acting as a burden on our mental health. For the above reasons, intensive detoxification of the body is considered necessary and is achieved to the maximum extent with glutathione supplements. Glutathione is a chemical organic compound, a tripeptide, composed of the amino acids glutamic acid, glycine and cysteine. Offers strong antioxidant action, neutralizes free radicals and at the same time contributes to healthy cell renewal. Cysteine displaces vitamin C from the body, which also acts against oxidative stress. Therefore, it is recommended to take a vitamin C supplement up to one gram daily. The most absorbable form of vitamin C is ester, which is more friendly to the gastric mucosa. In terms of frequency, glutathione is taken about twice a year, usually for no more than twenty days. Contraindications are impaired liver and kidney function.
For many, spring is synonymous with seasonal allergies. Allergic symptoms include: rhinitis, sneezing, tearing, skin rashes, and shortness of breath. Substances that are not pathogens, such as pollen and dust, entering mainly through the respiratory system, can cause local or systemic reactions of the immune system, sometimes mild and sometimes stronger. Responsible for all allergic reactions is histamine, which is secreted as soon as the body comes into contact with any allergen he wrongly recognizes as an enemy. Symptomatic treatment of allergic reactions is achieved by inhibiting the secretion and action of histamine. The usual drugs used are antihistamines, but also corticosteroids, which are administered topically, but are also swallowed and inhaled. Medication alone often does not produce the best results, which is why quercetin supplements are recommended. Quercetin belongs to the family of bioflavonoids and is found in many fruits and vegetables, such as apples and onions, but only in higher concentrations does it inhibit the onset of seasonal allergies. It has a strong antioxidant effect and is considered a powerful natural anti-inflammatory. Quercetin supplements are taken mainly in the spring months, both to reduce the chance of developing an allergic episode and to control the symptoms when it occurs.
B complex vitamins are essential for healthy nervous system function and mental clarity. Nerve cells degenerate over time, ie they lose their effective functionality, resulting in a decrease in nerve function. It is no coincidence that Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are on the rise, given the "lazy" way of life in modern western societies. Ready, "chewed" information, persistent daily stress, sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy diet burden the body irreversibly. Strong neurotrophic vitamins are thiamine, riboflavin, pyridoxine, but also folic acid, which is recommended for women of reproductive age before and during pregnancy, because it contributes to the healthy formation of the nervous system. of the fetus. Finally, the action of vitamin B12, known as cobalamin, is a necessary factor for hematopoiesis in the bone marrow.
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