Supplement 1: Cinnamon
Whether it’s sprinkled atop a warm chai latte or added to your morning oatmeal, cinnamon has the power to evoke a degree of nostalgia with its pleasant flavor and warm smell, while also benefiting the body. According to scientific literature, 1.5g or approximately a 1/4 tsp of Ceylon cinnamon a day was found to be effective at improving blood sugar.1
Supplement 2: Vitamin D
Its hard to get enough from diet and sun alone, so daily supplementation can have a profound impact on your health if a deficiency is present. Adequate intake is essential for optimal bone health, brain function and immune support.2 The best way to know how much vitamin D you need is to get your vitamin D levels tested and to consult with your healthcare provider. Orgain’s Super D3 is a good option for people looking to supplement with 5,000 IU vitamin D.
Supplement 3: Turmeric
This vibrant spice has potent anti-inflammatory properties, thanks to a compound called curcumin. Studies have shown that curcumin is so powerful that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs.3 Incorporate ½ tsp into your favorite recipes (like this golden milk turmeric latte) to boost color, flavor and overall health. To further enhance turmeric’s absorption, combine it with a pinch of black pepper, which contains a compound called piperine.
Supplement 4: Omega-3’s
Omega-3’s are essential for human health, much like certain vitamins and minerals are essential. We need omega fatty acids for maintaining healthy hair and skin, elevating our mood, and nourishing the brain. Two of the most important omega-3 fatty acids are EPA and DHA due to their broad cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory benefits. You can get omega-3’s from diet, supplementation, or as I prefer, a combination of the two. Food sources include fatty fish, walnuts, flaxseeds and chia seeds.
Supplement 5: Collagen Peptides
Interested in radiant, youthful glowing skin? Collagen peptides may be your answer.
Our body makes its own collagen, but production slows as we age, especially after our 30’s, contributing to skin wrinkling, joint discomfort and more. Unfortunately, we can’t stop collagen from breaking down, but we can make dietary changes to lessen the impact and support its natural production. One way to do that is by increasing our intake of dietary collagen. Studies have found that collagen supplementation has been associated with improvements in skin elasticity, moisture, and firmness.4 Sure, you can smooth those wrinkles with the help of social media filters, but if you’re interested in real-life results, a collagen supplement may be your ticket. If you are considering a collagen supplement and haven't tried Orgain Collagen Peptides, we highly recommend you give it a try! Add 1 serving or approximately 10g daily to achieve benefits.
Disclaimer: This is for informational purposes only and is not intended as individual or specific medical advice, nor is it intended to replace advice by your qualified healthcare provider. We strongly encourage consulting with a qualified healthcare provider about your interest in, questions about, or use of dietary supplements and what may be best for your overall health.
1 Kutbi EH, Sohouli MH, Fatahi S, et al. The beneficial effects of cinnamon among patients with metabolic diseases: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of randomized-controlled trials [published online ahead of print, 2021 Mar 19]. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2021;1-19. doi:10.1080/10408398.2021.1896473
2 Ware RDN, Megan. “What Are the Health Benefits of Vitamin D?” MedicalNewsToday, 7 Nov. 2019, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161618#_noHeaderPrefixedContent.
3 Hewlings SJ, Kalman DS. Curcumin: A Review of Its Effects on Human Health. Foods. 2017;6(10):92. Published 2017 Oct 22. doi:10.3390/foods6100092
4 Inoue, N., Sugihara, F. and Wang, X. (2016), Ingestion of bioactive collagen hydrolysates enhance facial skin moisture and elasticity and reduce facial ageing signs in a randomised double‐blind placebo‐controlled clinical study. J. Sci. Food Agric., 96: 4077-4081. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.7606