How can you boost your Yoga practice with supplements?

Let’s face it – we all need a little help once in a while. Modern life is so full of stress and distractions. Even if we lead a very balanced lifestyle and we eat the right nutrients we still need a boost. This is where supplements can come in.

Just like the name says, supplements are not a replacement for nutrients in food but they can certainly help to fill the gaps in your current diet. Most probably, you won’t need every supplement you can find on your local Holland & Barrett’s shelf. Choose wisely and, if possible, try to pick good products made from natural ingredients.

I have listed out here some supplements that can help boost your yoga practice:

Multivitamins

Multivitamins can do wonder to your body. This supplement will energize you and make you feel really good. When you take multivitamins supplements, these will activate various parts of your body ensuring that you get all the adequate nutrients you need.

Hyaluronic Acid

If your body lack this important nutrient, you may be more prone to joints injuries. Hyaluronic acid’s function is to ensure you have enough moisture and cartilage in your joints. It boasts the resilience of the joint as well as the strength. It also makes them more elastic which limits your chances of suffering from injured or sore joints. When looking for a hyaluronic acid supplement, make sure you find the one that contains anti-inflammatory properties.

Probiotics

Probiotics promote good bacteria and yeast in the gut. They help with the digestion and promote overall good health. Probiotics naturally occur in cultured and fermented foods such as kefir, yogurt, kimchi, and even in sauerkraut. If you are a woman, probiotics can also improve some good bacteria known as lactobacillus which are found in a healthy vaginal tract.

Essential Oil Mist

There are many different types of essential oils and each of them has its own physical, mental or emotional benefits.

Essential oils are great for massaging your skin after a yoga session. You can also spray a solution of water and a few drops of your favourite essential oil on your pillow before going to sleep. Lavender, vetiver, chamomile and sandalwood are great for a long restful night.

Biotin

Biotin is an important enzyme for metabolizing proteins, fats, carbohydrates, amino acids, and sugars. Its function includes converting sugar into energy and synthesizing fat cells to provide support for your skin. Biotin can be found in foods such as milk, almonds, eggs, and in most vegetables. Taking biotin supplement is a great way to stimulate your metabolism and enjoy the numerous benefits it provides to the skin, nails, and hair.

Melatonin

This hormone regulates your sleep patterns. If you are short of melatonin, you may find it really difficult to sleep. Melatonin is normally found in whole food such as grapes, cherries and walnuts. To boost your sleep, take a small amount of melatonin supplement just before you go to bed at night. It will help you rest more peacefully and wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and energized.

Omega-3

The benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids include improving your heart functioning, lowering your stressing level, controlling blood sugar and lipid levels, as well as giving you a glowing skin.  Some types of omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA and EPA are found in fish like salmon. If you are vegetarian, you can still get this important nutrient by taking supplements that are made from special marine algae.

 

Source: https://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/10-supplements-that-can-make-even-the-fittest-yogis-feel-better

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