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14 Nov 2014

Self-Care Week is a national annual awareness week that provides the opportunity for consumers to learn and focus on better self-care and the benefits it has on short, and long term health. This year’s Self-Care Week runs from the 17th to 23rd of November with the theme ‘Self-Care for Life – Be Healthy This Winter’.

The winter months bring with them many ailments for your customers with and without long term illnesses. Flu and cold viruses are more common, people desire comfort food rich in carbohydrates more and the cold weather can make underlying illnesses flare up. So requests for vitamins, supplements and minerals to help boost the immune system, aid weight loss and increase energy this winter will increase dramatically.

Which supplements are best to leverage and grow your business this winter for better Self-Care?

To Beat the Bulge

- 5-HTP
- Green Tea

Research by Ira Ockene documents that calorie intake increases as the weather gets colder. To beat the bulge, recommend 5-HTP to your customers. This supplement can reduce eating behaviours, and help improve mood which in turn can decrease ‘comfort eating’. The University of Rome even found that this supplement can reduce calorie intake by around 50%. Green Tea also helps burn excess fat by increasing the metabolic rate and is rich in antioxidants too.

For Tackling Lack of Sunlight

- Vitamin D
- Omega-3

Another supplement to recommend to customers that will help them self-care during the winter months is Vitamin D. Many of your customers will go in search of replenishing vitamins no longer available to them through natural sources. Vitamin D aids sufferers of S.A.D (Seasonal Affective Disorder) brought on by lack of sunlight. Boosting the Omega-3 fatty acids in a diet can also help turn things around. Omega 3 is one of the only natural substances that have been tested and proven to have a positive impact on serotonin (the body’s natural chemical that helps regulate mood) perfect for those effected in the winter.

For Arthritis and Asthma

- Omega-3
- Capsicum

Arthritis and Asthma are among the top illnesses aggravated by cold and wet weather so leverage Omega-3. This supplement aids with inflammation and the immune system for such sufferers. Capsicum is another supplement proven to aid Asthma sufferers. This helps strengthens the immune system, fighting cold and flu viruses that cause complications for people with respiratory problems.

For General Health

- Vitamin C

An obvious winter supplement is Vitamin C. It is the go-to vitamin for most people to prevent illness. Preserving healthy connective tissue to provide support and structure for organs, Vitamin C helps to protect the body from infection and improves circulation.

Taking Part

For more information to leverage vitamins and supplements for your business customers speak to a friendly representative email ParkAcre today. We will be happy to help. Or you can contact us to produce custom formulations especially for the winter.

For more information:

Self Care Week Resources
Download Self Care Week Communications Information

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