When nature gently rests and the animals hibernate, the need for reflection, peace, and contemplation awakens in us. All we want to do is hide away in our own “dens” and recharge – but there is usually no time for that, especially now in the weeks before Christmas. Selected micronutrients can be ideal during this time – they sooth the soul and simply do you good.
December. Hibernation wherever you look. The lake lies still and rigid between gentle hills. The trees have shed their canopy of leaves – old ballast that is no longer needed Many animals hibernate to restore their strength. A bit of hibernation would also be good for us humans. But how – especially when we must often reach peak performance at the end of the year?
B vitamins: Balm for the nerves
Walking through the peaceful winter atmosphere has a relaxing effect on your body and soul. In addition, selected supplementss can help to keep a cool head during the pre-holiday hustle and bustle. Vitamins B1, B2, B12, and B6 as well as niacin, pantothenic acid, and biotin are needed to provide energy to the body. Our body needs vitamin B1, niacin, and biotin to keep our nervous system running smoothly. In addition to building up the nerve cells, the B vitamins also support signal transmission between these nerve cells because they are involved in producing the necessary messenger substances. B vitamins thus form the foundations for your defences against the hustle and bustle of the pre-Christmas season.
Roseroot: Give yourself a little rest
Sweet fragrance, strong effect – no, we are not talking about mulled wine here ; ) but rather about roseroot (Rhodiola rosea), which has been appreciated and used for centuries in Scandinavia for its special properties. The extract of the rose-scented root can support mental and physical performance. One of the main uses of roseroot is to reduce fatigue during times of emotional stress. Roseroot extract is ideal for those who long for a break from the pre-Christmas rush and want to do something good for themselves.
Minerals: Help tired bones to finish the year
In the last weeks of the year, fatigue can spread to the limbs. But contrary to popular opinion, an exhausted person’s metabolism does not run on a low flame; instead, stress makes it run full speed. That is why the body needs more minerals. For example, there is the anti-stress mineral magnesium, which not only supports our psyche and nerves but also helps to reduce fatigue. Stress also increases our need for potassium, which is required, among other things, for nerve functions and to maintain normal blood pressure. An additional demand can also be observed for zinc and selenium: In the cells of exhausted people, more free radicals are formed. These trigger oxidative stress. Zinc and selenium counteract this by helping to protect the cells from oxidative stress. In addition, an anaerobic metabolism also causes a high acid load. Here zinc helps to maintain an acid-base balance.
Even if we are unable to let contemplation, peace, and reflection prevail during the hustle and bustle of the pre-Christmas season, we can at least use the right nutrients to grant ourselves a little rest, draw new strength, and give stress the cold shoulder.