The ongoing pandemic has made many of us more mindful of our health, but I’m lucky that I grew up with a mom who’s obsessed with it ever since. She constantly reminds us to take our vitamins and always knew what medicine or supplement to take when we weren’t feeling too good. I picked up the habit and continued taking vitamins every day.
I’ve trusted Puritan’s Pride for the past few years and religiously take their vitamin C and melatonin. I also bought their biotin when I had hair fall during the start of the pandemic. My hair falls when it gets too long and I’ve only had it cut twice since March of last year.
If you’re like me who wants to make sure that you’re healthy every day, here are five vitamins and supplements you can add to your daily routine:
Your body can’t produce vitamin C and yet it has so many benefits. It’s an antioxidant that strengthens your body’s defenses, helps lower blood pressure and risk of heart disease, and protects your memory and thinking as you age. It’s involved in a lot of functions in your immune system, so a steady intake protects you from infection and other harmful molecules. Women need 75mg of vitamin C per day, while men require 90mg.
Thankfully, Puritan’s Pride has a 500mg variant. It’s important to note that vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, which means you pee out the excess. At least you know you’re hitting your recommended daily intake! This has bioflavonoids that help absorb vitamin C, and rose hips that are rich in nutrients and disease-fighting properties.
I’ve always had insomnia so I’ve been taking melatonin for years. I’ve tried a lot of different sleeping pills but I’ve used Puritan’s Pride the longest. I think I’ve finished more than five bottles. Melatonin is a hormone that is part of your natural sleep-wake cycle. If you’re struggling with sleep, melatonin supplements can help you sleep and get relief from insomnia and jet lag. Unlike other sleeping pills, melatonin is not likely to make you dependent or experience a diminished response the more you use it.
Taking melatonin may have some side effects, such as headache, dizziness, nausea, and drowsiness. If you’re a first-timer, try a small dose like Puritan Pride’s 3mg variant.
Zinc is the second most abundant trace mineral in your body after iron. It’s an important mineral found in almost every cell in the human body. It’s also linked to many aspects of your health. Zinc, including zinc gluconate, may improve your immune function, control blood sugar levels, and promote skin and heart health. Additionally, it plays a key role in cell division and growth, which helps the body produce new and healthy cells, and replace older and worn-out ones.
If you’re like me who’s still staying indoors, you need to get vitamin D, especially D3. Vitamin D3 is naturally produced in the body from sunlight. It mainly supports bone and immune system health. It regulates the absorption of calcium so it promotes the normal growth and development of bones and teeth. It also improves resistance against some diseases.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and has an important part in keeping people healthy. It promotes skin elasticity to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. It makes hair and nails stronger. It’s also said to improve posture by supporting the bones, muscles, and joints. Lastly, it makes your skin glow and become more vibrant. As the label says on Puritan Pride’s Hydrolized Collagen, it’s “beauty from within.” Their variant comes with Type I and III Collagen, which is hydrolyzed for optimal absorption, so you can get collagen in the best form possible.
Puritan’s Pride is one of the leading health supplement brands in the US. Since coming to the Philippines in 2015, it has quickly established a solid following with its wide range of vitamins and health supplements to meet various health needs.
As people navigate the new normal, Puritan’s Pride is promoting its #HealthIsEveryday campaign with Camille Prats as the official ambassador.
As a working mom of three, Camille religiously takes these supplements daily. She takes these necessary steps to ensure that she is always ready and prepared to take on daily tasks and protect her family from diseases, which Puritan’s Pride also advocates for.
The #HealthIsEveryday campaign encourages holistic wellness practices that combine a healthy diet, an active lifestyle, and of course, ensuring that we meet our daily vitamin requirements with the help of their wide range of supplements. Through its affordable line of high-quality health supplements, Puritan’s Pride makes healthy living a reality for thousands of Filipinos.
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