Newswise — FAIRFIELD, CA. . December 8, 2015. . Healthcare experts are warning all of us just how stressful the upcoming holidays and cold season can be and they are offering a slew of practical advice.i
Gretchen Reece, Nutra Product’s president, said, “Many health and wellness experts recognize the high levels of holiday stress and winter colds can really threaten our immune system, our frontline of defense against illness. If you are seriously stressed by too much family drama and ‘toxic relatives’; if you are sleeping too little and overindulging too much; if you are often too worn out to be able to enjoy family gatherings, then the right Vitamin C supplement may help you get through these really stressful times.
“Large amounts of holiday stress and the first winter cold or a bout with the flu is really a ‘double whammy’ for our body. The best available research shows that supplementing a healthy diet and active lifestyle with at least 200 mg of Vitamin C may lessen the duration of colds in both adults and children. It may also prevent the onset of colds.ii According to The National Institutes of Health Vitamin, C is an important physiological antioxidant that plays a significant role in immune function.iii
“However, it is very important to understand that all Vitamin C supplements are not the same. An independent clinical review of our Fast-C supplement found that it is absorbed significantly faster than the leading brand of Vitamin C. In other words, Fast C results in faster absorption, making the active Vitamin C available to body quicker after ingestion. It provides the ‘biggest bang for your buck,’” she said.
Other top tips for managing the very holiday stress and blues from The Cleveland Clinic include:• Giving the perfect gifts• Ask people what they want instead of scouring the earth to find the perfect gifts.• Shop early and stick to a budget.• Planning family get-togethers• Buy prepared foods, instead of cooking everything from scratch.• Ask others to bring their favorite dishes.• Scheduling time with family and friends• Allowing time for yourself. Remember to do things that you enjoy.• Avoid time crunches by making plans to visit some friends and family soon after the holidays.• Don't over-schedule yourself. Allow enough time to relax and recover after visiting with others.• Managing your time• Set priorities and let go of impossible goals.• Stop to enjoy the fruits of your labor.• Don't spend all of your time planning activities for your family. You might end up feeling drained and unappreciated.• Managing the holiday blues• For some, the holidays can bring feelings of sadness, loneliness, and anger can intensify when contrasted with the joy expected of the holidays. Coping with changes in family obligations, particularly after a recent marriage or divorce.• Spend time with people who care about you.• Volunteer your time to help others. Spending time with those in need can help you feel less isolated.• Try to appreciate the good things you have now instead of focusing on the past.• Stay active. Get out. Go for a walk. Window shop.iv
Nutra Products, Inc. (NPI) is a science-based marketing company located in northern California that is focused on developing innovative and clinically tested health products. NPI has been providing unique quality based ingredients for the dietary supplement industry since 2002. The team at NPI has over 40 years of combined experience in the food and Nutraceutical arenas.
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iii Vitamin C is an important physiological antioxidant. Frei B, England L, Ames BN. Ascorbate is an outstanding antioxidant in human blood plasma. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1989;86:6377-81 and In addition to its biosynthetic antioxidant functions, vitamin C plays an important role in immune fuction. Jacob RA, Sotoudeh G. Vitamin C function. Nutr Clin Care 2002;5:66-74.