Picture this: You’re headed out the door to go to work, but you forgot to take your vitamins. That’s annoying, you say to yourself. But there’s no time to take all of them at once. What was it? You try to remember. Two capsules of Vitamin C, 1 capsule of ginger, and 3 capsules of zinc? You wave it off. There’s simply no time. You need to get to work or you’ll be late. Off you go into the stressors and pollutants of a bacteria-infested world.
Okay, while it may not be this dramatic, you get the picture. Having to take a bunch of supplements at one time can be time-consuming and expensive. And sometimes you wonder whether you have the most effective nutrients for your body. Well here at New U Life, we get the struggle, and we’re here to help. We’d like to share with you some of the most effective, scientifically-proven vitamins and minerals that have worked for us AND how you can get them all in just ONE capsule.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble compound found in foods like oranges, mango, or broccoli, and has many incredible benefits! It pretty much does anything, from repairing our wrinkles to keeping our heart healthy. Acting as an antioxidant, Vitamin C benefits us by supporting a healthy immune system, fighting off free radicals and supporting our cells, which may promote healthy aging.
Zinc is a critical mineral that’s important for your health. It’s meant to help fight off infection and aid in immune system support. It can also support your body’s cell growth and survival. However, multiple factors like old age and diet can prevent the amount of Zinc we absorb into our bodies. That’s why it needs to be paired with another agent such as Chelate to become more water-soluble so it can enter the body more readily. You can get a dose of Chelated zinc in New U Life’s product, Fortress™ for fast-acting support.
Elderberry comes from a tree named Sambucus nigra or, an easier name for this is, European Elder tree. Records dating back to the Medieval times show that the Elderberry plant has been used for over hundreds of years. According to University of Purdue research, Native Americans and Europeans specifically used Elderberry to cure colds. In our world today, it is used to provide relief to patients and give our bodies the antioxidants and vitamins it needs to help our immune system. Elderberry can be used to manage inflammation, lessen stress, and reduce cold symptoms.
Garlic is often a great seasoning when it comes to cooking, but did you know there are some amazing health benefits behind this flavorful herb? When extracted and isolated, garlic exhibits strong cardioprotective and anti-inflammatory properties. Garlic as an antioxidant has been shown to reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure, which is something about 95 million adults in the U.S struggle with, according to the CDC. Garlic also can protect against cell damage and aging and it helps the immune system against microbial infections coming its way. We seriously wonder if there’s anything garlic can’t do!
Ginger is the Popeye of antioxidants. But this Popeye doesn’t need spinach, strong muscles, or even a cool-looking pipe to prove it’s strength. Instead, it’s got powerful antioxidants and inflammation reducers. Because of these properties, ginger has been shown to have one of the longest histories of fighting the flu and common cold. It’s also a good cure for indigestion and nausea. So if you’re feeling sick, you know where to go.
Cayenne pepper originates from the tropical coast of Cayenne, a city located in South America. Containing lots of beta carotene and Vitamin C, cayenne has the potential to support your immune system in incredible ways! A 2016 study noted that since its origins, cayenne, or capsaicin, could relieve cold symptoms such as coughing, stuffy nose, and congestion. Cayenne pepper can also help reduce blood pressure and help you lose weight.
Check out all these ingredients inside our newest blend, Fortress. Fortress provides a unique science-based combination meant to assist in healthy immune functions. The ingredients in Fortress* work hand in hand to provide you with the outcome you want in your journey to whole body health.
Additional Studies and Resources
- Carr AC, Maggini S. Vitamin C and Immune Function. Nutrients. 2017;9(11):1211. Published 2017 Nov 3. doi:10.3390/nu9111211
- Tiralongo E, Wee SS, Lea RA. Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers: A Randomized, DoubleBlind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Nutrients. 2016;8(4):182. Published 2016 Mar 24. doi:10.3390/ nu8040182
- Hojyo S, Fukada T. Roles of Zinc Signaling in the Immune System. J Immunol Res. 2016;2016:6762343. doi:10.1155/2016/6762343
- Xu C, Mathews AE, Rodrigues C, et al. Aged garlic extract supplementation modifies inflammation and immunity of adults with obesity: A randomized, doubleblind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2018;24:148–155. doi:10.1016/j.clnesp.2017.11.010