7 Ways to Feel Your Best This Summer

Add these to your daily routine to beat the heat.


Two physically fit people who use supplements to stay fit in the summer.

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While many people think that you only have to take supplements to safeguard your health during the cold weather months, that is not the case. The summer heat comes with its own health needs.

The longer sun filled days lift your spirits and your energy levels but also come with the risk of less sleep, dehydration, sunburn and other summer related issues, according to Express. That’s why you should add these seven supplements to your summer health routine.

Staying properly hydrated is essential during the hot weather months especially if you are spending a  lot of time outdoors according to a blog on the skincare company CODEAGE. But staying hydrated means more than just drinking water, you also need to replenish electrolytes. Key electrolytes include sodium and potassium, two minerals that help you balance the water in your body and support your nerve and muscle function. 

It’s even more important to take probiotics and to support your gut health during the summer. That’s because people tend to eat fast food more, eat ice cream, and drink cold beverages that could disturb gut flora. The way to counteract this is to take probiotics that could help keep your gut healthy, support digestion, and help protect your skin from sun damage

Summertime is the perfect time for being outdoors, unless you suffer from pollen allergies. You can counteract some of the symptoms, like a  runny nose and itchy eyes, by taking a zinc supplement, according to Express. Zinc can help relieve your symptoms and boost your respiratory function. You should take zinc one hour before or two hours after eating.

Vitamin C
While vitamin C is known for helping to prevent or reduce the severity of colds and flus, this powerful vitamin can also help to reduce the symptoms of summer allergies. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can also help prevent skin damage from UV light. 

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered the building blocks for cells and helps to promote heart health, increase blood flow, as well as boosting your  immune system. You can add an omega-3 supplement like fish oil, flaxseed oil, or krill oil to your health regimen to help you maintain your energy all summer long. 

Vitamin D 
Being out in the sun more helps you soak up vitamin D, but you still may not be getting enough, according to the CODEAGE blog. Vitamin D is vital for calcium absorption and bone health. This amazing vitamin also supports immunity, gut health, and could boost your mood.

You need beta-carotene, for your body to be able to use Vitamin A which helps support healthy skin and eyes. This is really important during the summer because of the skin damage that can be caused from sunburn UV radiation.

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