What Supplements can be useful for a Busy Nursing Lifestyle?
The life of a nurse can be very demanding so it is no harm to aid your diet with a few supplements to boost your energy. With the abundance on offer out there it can be hard to know what would be beneficial; taking these three in particular would be a good place to start!
A good multivitamin and mineral supplement: there’s one for everyone – kids, adults, women, men, over-60s – you name it! This gives you a good overall base of nutrients. For some people this may be all they need, but it is often helpful to supplement with the following 2:
Vitamin B Complex: a good Vitamin B complex will give you the energy needed for a busy day and is essential for coping with stress. All the B vitamins are all responsible for energy metabolism and supporting the brain and nervous system. Because of today’s high-pressured lifestyle, be it at work, school or as a home-maker, most of us can do with extra B vitamins, especially as the body can’t store them so we need to take in enough every day.
Omega 3 fatty acids: it is very difficult to get enough omega 3 fatty acids in our daily diet. To do so, we would need to eat oily fish AT LEAST 3 times a week, which most people are unable to do. (‘Oily fish’ includes herring, mackerel, salmon, tuna, snoek, pilchards and sardines.) These are essential fatty acids, so-called because our bodies can’t make them, so we must get them from our diets. Omega 3 fatty acids form building blocks for brain cells so they help with stress, depression, anxiety, concentration and memory. They also combat high cholesterol and boost healthy cholesterol (High Density Lipoprotein), support the immune system, protect mucus membranes that line the digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems, help with moisture balance in skin and eyes, are needed for healthy skin, hair and nails.
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