You can’t go far in the health and fitness world these days without the mention of supplements and their importance. Supplement companies battle for the attention of those who want to boost their diet with extra vitamins and minerals, but it’s not always clear what their benefits are. Most of what the body needs can be sourced from food, but sometimes it’s the quantity or availability of that food that makes it hard to get the recommended allowance of these micronutrients. The important thing about micronutrients is that they cannot be produced by the body and therefore must come from food or supplementation.
There are many companies that provide a combination of daily nutrients in a handy strip or package that Natalie at The Blonde Ethos has summarised in such great detail, I have nothing to add. If however, you’re in a position to require a unique combination of micronutrients, sourcing each different supplement separately is the next option.
I do my best to get my vitamins from food before considering supplements, but I know that it’s not always possible, and there are certain things that I definitely lack. Zipvit are a family run company that provides a wide range of supplements including vitamins, protein, fish oils and more, so when they offered to send me some to try, I thought it a great excuse to review what my body needs this winter.
Hands up who simply loves a spoonful of fish oil in the morning? Not many I guess, however Omega 3 Fish Oil is essential for heart, brain and eye function. Rich in fatty acids DHA and EPA, fish oil is a supplement I’d recommend to everyone. Zipvit has a range of fish oil supplements in soft shell capsules for easy ingestion. Their best seller, Omega 3 1000mg, contains high levels of DHA and EPA, Vitamin E and is free from any preservatives or additives. They even have a combination of Omega 3, 6 & 9 in a plant based oil as a vegan option.
As someone with and active career and bone demineralisation, supplements help sustain and protect my bone density. I already have a Vitamin D supplement, but Zipvit does have a super strength 5000IU Vitamin D ‘sunshine’ supplement, which I’ll be getting once my current supply runs out.
For bone and joint health, there are many options, but calcium goes without saying. Completely obsolete unless the body has enough Vitamin D to absorb the calcium, taking a supplement along with weight wearing exercise helps maintain bone density once it reaches its peak around your mid-30s.
Magnesium is a great supplement to aid the recovery and reduce muscle fatigue. If you don’t have time for the occasional magnesium salt bath, then this is a great supplement for you. To make things easier, Zipvit have combined 400mg calcium and 200mg magnesium into one handy pill!
The handy thing about Zipvit is that instead of a space wasting plastic bottle that rattles around in your bag, supplements come in a sensible zip-locked bag. Easy for travelling, or slipping into your work bag.
ZipVit Glucosamine + Joint Patch
When I’ve been teaching all week, my joints get pretty sore and achy. Zipvit have developed a patch containing a blend of six essential oils to soothe that soreness. Directly applied to the skin, the deep penetrating oils and joint supporting glucosamine provides immediate relief and lasts for up to 12 hours. I’ve been using them on overworked shoulders and love the cooling feel on application. In the morning, my shoulder definitely felt less stiff and the muscles less tight.
Zipvit guarantees the lowest prices in the UK, but with my discount code you can get even more of a treat! Perhaps you need an immune system boost this winter, or just an excuse to try some new supplements. use the code DFL10 for 10% off your order!
Zipvit send me some complimentary supplements to try. All opinions my own, please see Disclaimer for more information.