The first quarter of 2019 is coming to an end and that means all the good habits you picked up during the #BeResolute campaign are well and truly embedded into your routine, right? If instead you find yourself reminiscing about how you spent last weekend sedentary on the sofa eating a takeaway and a family-sized bar of chocolate, you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s still hope. Put that weekend down to a momentary blip, dust yourself off and do whatever you need to do to introduce those good habits back into your life. And, as always, Forever Living is here to help!
Our Vital5 programme contains five nutritional supplements that have been designed to support your overall health, so that you can maintain the good habits you know your body craves. Each pack contains Forever Aloe Vera Gel, Forever Daily, Forever Active Pro-B, Forever Arctic Sea and Argi+. Take each of these supplements alongside a healthy diet and daily exercise programme and you’ll easily get yourself back on track. Read on to discover more on how Vital5 can help you to maintain good habits.
Promote Healthy Digestion
You may be surprised to learn that the state of your digestive health could lead to numerous other health concerns such as extreme fatigue, a weakened immune system, skin issues and metabolism problems. That’s why it’s important to keep your gut in tip-top condition by doing everything you can to ensure stress, diet, and environmental and lifestyle choices don’t send your gastrointestinal health into quandary. Thankfully Vital5 contains Forever Active Pro-B and Forever Aloe Vera Gel, two impressive gut governors!
Forever Active Pro-B is at the forefront of research and each supplement is made up of six synergistic bacteria strains. Each strain goes through thorough testing and has been selected for its ability to bypass stomach acid for optimal delivery into the intestines. Forever Aloe Vera Gel complements every ingredient captured inside Forever Active Pro-B and offers additional digestive support. This fresh-tasting drinking gel contains an incredible 99.7% pure aloe vera and it’s an excellent digestive aid since it supports gastrointestinal health.
There’s never a good time to catch a cold, but when you are trying to instil good habits, a cold can throw all your good work right out of line. The good news is that a healthier lifestyle will eventually make you less susceptible to catching colds, but before you get there it’s important to put things in place that protect you from this everyday menace.
Your immune system is fragile and demands a constant supply of nutrients to ensure it remains balanced; this is so it can properly defend your body from infectious organisms and other unwelcome substances. Ensuring you feed your body correctly can help boost, strengthen and support your immune system, and thankfully there are many foods that are rich in the vital vitamins and minerals needed to keep your immunity happy and healthy.
Citrus fruits, bell peppers, broccoli, spinach and poultry are all excellent foods to pack into your diet at times when a heightened immune system is important. Each of these items contain vitamins that are essential in helping to maintain the normal function of the immune system, most notably vitamins A and C.
Vitamin A also contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes. Mucous membranes may sound unattractive, but these secretion glands line vital structures in the body to protect the tissue from external factors that may cause harm. Mucous membranes can be found in the mouth, respiratory tract, nose, lungs and other organs. If vitamin A sounds like a nutrient you need in your diet, consider introducing your household to Forever Daily.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant which means it protects cells from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress occurs when foreign bodies cause an imbalance in the body, but antioxidants can help the body to neutralise any harmful effects. If you’re after a supplement loaded with vitamin C, Forever Daily and Argi+ are what you need. Forever Aloe Vera Gel also contains vitamin C. This combined with its high aloe content makes Forever Aloe Vera Gel a powerful protector against germs, as aloe also naturally benefits immune health.
Help Your Mental Concentration
Keeping your mind active as you age is absolutely essential if you want to slow natural deterioration, and thankfully there are several important nutrients that specifically benefit your mind.
One nutrient you may not be familiar with is docosahexaenoic acid, also known as DHA. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that forms one of the core structural components of the brain; it’s also present in nerve tissues and the eyes. Not many food sources provide DHA but oily fish, seafood and algae are the major omega-3 players if you are looking to up your intake. If fish tends to be absent from your diet, it’s important to ensure that you don’t become deficient in DHA, as although your body will naturally produce the substance, the amount is quite minimal. Forever Arctic Sea contains both the fatty acids DHA and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function, as well as vision and blood triglyceride levels. Both DHA and EPA contribute to the normal function of the heart.
B vitamins are also excellent for one’s mental concentration. Thiamine (vitamin B1), niacin (vitamin B3) and folate (vitamin B9) all contribute to normal psychological function, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) contributes to normal mental performance, and niacin, folate and pantothenic acid also contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Next time you’re feeling a tad sluggish, you’ll want to reach for foods rich in B vitamins such as meat, fish and nuts. Forever Daily is also high in these B vitamins.
Folate (vitamin B9) and vitamin B12 often work together, so if you are deficient in B12, it’s likely that you’re also deficient in folate. Natural folate is found in foods like spinach, beans and dairy, and folic acid is a synthetic form of the vitamin, which is added to supplements and foods like flour and cereal. Folate and folic acid have the same basic molecular structure, they both function the same in the body and they both offer the same health benefits. For a supplement that combines both vitamin B12 and vitamin B9, choose Argi+.
Beautify Your Skin
Oily skin peppered with blemishes is something everyone hopes to ditch along with other awkward teenage memories, but unfortunately for many, spots continue to pop up long into adulthood. Thankfully it is possible to take a proactive approach to skin health, and one thing you can do is think about what vitamins and minerals you consume.
There are several skin-loving nutrients that your skin will thank you for including biotin (vitamin B7 or vitamin H), niacin (vitamin B3), copper, zinc and vitamins A and C.
Biotin can be found in dairy, veg and nuts; avocados and whole grain cereals are packed with niacin; seafood, organ meats and legumes are natural sources of copper; poultry, shellfish and mushrooms contain zinc, and leafy greens and dairy are great for vitamins A and C. Forever Daily is the winning supplement when it comes to delivering these much-needed vitamins.
When it comes to the role of vitamin C and the skin, this nutrient is more interested in the skin’s function; vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin and teeth. Collagen is an amino acid protein which occurs naturally in the body to give structure and tone to connective tissues, but collagen can deplete with age which means sagging skin and an aged complexion. Forever Aloe Vera Gel is high in vitamin C and aloe itself is also an amazing ingredient when it comes to skin. Not only is aloe soothing on sensitive and irritated skin, it has also been revered for centuries for carrying properties that lead to a beautiful complexion. As a highly-absorbent nutrient, aloe that’s consumed orally can work fast from the inside and incredibly, our Forever Aloe Vera Gel is as close to the natural inner leaf as you can get!