As the weather warms, we too often look to strict diets and exercise regimes to ready our so-called “summer bodies”, neglecting the tweaks we need to make for our inner health. According to Peta Teuma, resident naturopath at GO Healthy, New Zealand’s number one premium supplement brand, our supplement requirements change from season to season and what is helpful to us during winter, may be completely unnecessary for summer.
Selling exclusively into pharmacies, GO Healthy uses industry leading innovations, superior formulations and the highest quality ingredients and manufacturing components to form a comprehensive range of supplements that pack a punch.
Peta sheds some light on the supplements that will give your body that much-needed boost for summer.
SHIFT THE EXTRA WINTER LAYERS If you’ve added an extra layer of “insulation” over winter, Peta recommends supporting a healthy weight by supplementing with Hydroxycitric Acid, which can help to reduce cravings and give the metabolism a boost. “Paired with a healthy diet and exercise regime, Hydroxycitric Acid may help the body prevent fat storage and reduce the appetite,” says Peta. It can be found naturally in fruit rinds and flowers, which are a little tough on the palate, so supplementing with a product such as GO Healthy’s GO Garcinia Slim Gold (RRP $49.99 / 120 Capsules) can be beneficial.
IMPROVE SKIN TONE After hiding away over the cold winter months in heated rooms, the dry, warm air can exacerbate skin conditions and zap moisture from the skin. Peta recommends moisturising your body from the inside out by increasing your fatty fish intake to two to three serves per week. If fish isn’t really your thing, try taking a fish oil supplement such as GO Healthy’s GO Fish Oil 2,000 Compact Odourless (RRP $35.99 / 230 SoftGel Capsules).
BOOST ENERGY Finding it hard to drag yourself out from under the doona, despite the warmer mornings? To give your energy levels a healthy boost, Peta recommends consuming Coenzyme Q10 (CO Q10). “CO Q10 helps produce energy in every cell in our body, however the ability to naturally produce it in our bodies deceases with age,” says Peta. While consuming organ meat, fatty fish, chicken and beef can increase your levels of CO Q10, it can be difficult to get enough through our diets alone and a supplement such as GO Healthy’s GO CO-Q10 Ubiquinol 100mg (RRP $89.99 / 60 SoftGel Capsules) makes for an accessible alternative.
DETOX To boost your skin clarity, liver and digestive health in the lead up to summer, Peta also recommends taking a supplement that contains Milk Thistle which can help to strengthen the liver and protect it from toxins. GO Healthy’s GO Milk Thistle 50,000 1-A-Day (RRP $34.99 / 60 VegeCaps) contains a combination of Milk Thistle, Globe Artichoke and Turmeric to help eliminate toxins, reduce inflammation and protect the body from free radical damage.
SUN PROTECTION In addition to applying broad spectrum sunscreen every time you step into the sun, Peta recommends taking a supplement that includes collagen to help support skin integrity. “Skin can become damaged very quickly by the sun and while it’s enticing to spend more time outside during the beautiful summer weather, it can really speed up the ageing process,” says Peta. While there are a myriad of lotions and potions that contain collagen, it is believed that collagen needs to be ingested in order to reap the full benefits.
Peta recommends taking a collagen rich supplement like GO Healthy’s GO Hair Skin Nails Plus 1-A-Day (RRP $44.99 / 100 VegeCaps), which contains essential nutrients that play a role in the formation of collagen to help support skin health. Your hair and nails will thank you for it too!
In addition to the above, the GO Healthy offering spans support for General Health, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Immune System, Joint & Bone Health, Healthy Oils, Sleep & Nervous System, Weight Management, Specialty Products, New Zealand Manuka Honey and Children’s Health.
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