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Taking Supplements for Better Overall Health


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Taking Supplements for Better Overall Health

   Looking good and feeling good tend to be things that go hand in hand. Although at Casa Spa, we can help you feel and look amazing, taking supplements is a great way to give your body some extra nourishment.


   Some people may benefit more than others from taking vitamins, for example, people with allergies, vegans, and vegetarians may not get the necessary minerals from their food. Stress can also affect how the body breaks down nutrients. Older people also tend to be less efficient at absorbing some vitamins and similarly, people on specific medication or who have health conditions can be affected by this.

Supplements for Skin

   Collagen – plays a major role in the health of your skin. It is involved in keeping it strong, elastic, and hydrated. As we age, our body isn’t as good at producing it, hence why we start to look aged and develop wrinkles. These supplements will help to aid the production of collagen in your body, which in turn will promote other proteins that help to reduce acne and dryness in your skin. Giving you a more youthful and fresher look.

   Zinc – reduces the production of oil in your skin along with having anti-inflammatory properties making it the best combination for blemish-prone skin. It is a vital antioxidant and has healing properties meaning it will not only reduce acne, but it can help to mend scars and painful breaks in the skin for example, from eczema or rashes.

Supplements for Feeling Good

   Probiotics – our gut and digestive system play a huge role in how we feel mentally. How we feel from day to day is hugely to do with what we eat, and probiotics are what help serve multiple functions in our digestive tracts. Good health begins with improving gut health and consequently, your mood and overall wellbeing will be boosted. There is a strong link between our gut and brain, especially around the fight or flight response, for example, when we feel anxious, we get butterflies in our stomachs or feel sick. This also works the other way round and so it makes sense to take probiotics to reduce anxiety, moodiness, and depression for example.

   Vitamin D – is a vital nutrient for assisting the body in absorbing calcium. A huge portion of the body has Vitamin D receptors, including the heart, brain, and muscles. We get Vitamin D through exposure to the sun, and some foods such as types of fish and orange juice. A lack of Vitamin D can have a serious effect on our mental health. It has been known to contribute to schizophrenia, depression, and seasonal affective disorder. In England, where we tend to have darker days, especially in the winter, taking a Vitamin D supplement can create a huge shift in how you feel.

Supplements for Sleep

   5-HTP – a natural hormone found in the body which regulates serotonin (a mood hormone) and melatonin (a sleep hormone). 5-HTP helps to control the sleep cycle, particularly REM sleep, the part of sleep that helps us to process information and makes us feel the most rested. With more REM sleep we have higher energy levels and can be more productive.

   Magnesium – an essential mineral for energy metabolism and the functioning of the nervous system. It helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue and in turn, this affects our psychological functioning. When we are stressed, our magnesium levels are low, and this can exacerbate feelings of stress and anxiety further, so taking a supplement can reverse these effects and leave you feeling well-rested.