Maintaining an active lifestyle and taking part in regular physical activity can benefit almost every area of health, from mood balance, maintaining a healthy weight, protecting bone and muscle strength, and supporting healthy energy levels – to name only a few! Whether you take part in daily exercise or are looking to ensure active health into older age, it is important to support your active lifestyle with the correct nutrition and supplements. Your energy levels, mobility, flexibility, bone and muscle health all depend on the nutrients you provide your body with, and at Cytoplan we offer the best natural and effective supplements to support your active health. We have bioeffective and targeted supplements to support the health of your bones, joints and muscles, as well as supplements to promote healthy energy levels.
The health of your bones is critical to overall health. Bones give structure and allow for normal movement, and so supporting your bone health is essential to maintaining a healthy active lifestyle.
Here at Cytoplan, we provide a synergistic multivitamin and mineral formula with wholefood nutrients, specifically tailored to help maintain bone health and support active health. This product contains the key bone health vitamins and minerals calcium, magnesium, vitamins D3 and K2 and boron.
Several other nutrients can also support bone health so consideration should be given to overall nutritional status. For example, collagen gives strength, structure, and flexibility to our connective tissue, including our bones, therefore supporting movement and an active lifestyle. Vitamin C is also important for collagen synthesis, and we offer a number of high potency vitamin C supplements.
Regular physical activity is essential for bone health and a combination of weight-bearing exercises such as jogging, brisk walking and aerobics, combined with muscle strengthening exercises such as lifting weights and using elastic resistance bands is recommended to support strong bones.
Your joints, where two bones meet in the body, contain a variety of fibrous connective tissue, such as ligaments, tendons and cartilage, which covers the ends of bones and provides cushioning to allow smooth, frictionless movement. When functioning well, our joints allow us to have a healthy active lifestyle and move freely without any difficulty, pain or stiffness.
At Cytoplan, we provide a synergistic joint supplement to help support joint health and an active lifestyle which contains a matrix of type II collagen, chondroitin sulphate and hyaluronic acid. Collectively, these make up the building blocks of cartilage. This all-encompassing, high potency supplement is designed to support overall joint health, especially for those with active lifestyles or ageing joints. We also have bioeffective supplements providing glucosamine and MSM, which can both support healthy joints and, therefore active health.
Muscle is essential for normal movement and strength and healthy muscle can support active health, particularly into older age. Likewise, a healthy, active lifestyle contributes to healthy muscle, and if this cycle can be maintained, it can support optimal wellness. Your muscles can help to prevent falls, strengthen your bones and help maintain a healthy weight due to their high metabolic activity, all of which contribute to maintaining an active lifestyle throughout life.
Cytoplan have a range of supplements to support your muscle health. The mineral magnesium is essential for muscle health and relaxation, and low levels are associated with muscle cramps and spasms. Cytoplan have a number of gentle and effective magnesium supplements, including in a natural nutrient food form.
Cytoplan’s Marine Collagen is a tasteless and odourless, wild caught, clean, sustainable fish collagen providing Peptan type I collagen, which has been shown to support the health of all connective tissue including muscle, ligaments and tendons. It is in hydrolysed peptide form and therefore highly bioavailable and bioeffective and can support an active lifestyle.
We also have an active health supplement designed to support healthy testosterone levels, which can have beneficial effects on muscle mass and function and can often be lower in older males.
Lack of energy is a very common complaint for many. Indeed, unexplained tiredness is one of the leading reasons for GP visits, with an estimated 1 in 10 people experiencing prolonged fatigue at any one time. Feeling “tired all the time” can undoubtedly have a huge impact upon achieving the healthy active lifestyle we all seek. Many factors can contribute to low energy levels, including stress, poor quality sleep and a poor diet with nutrient deficiencies.
For many years now at Cytoplan we have presented the rationale that there is a nutrition gap in most people’s diets. The nutrition gap describes the difference between the levels of nutrients the average person is obtaining from a good western diet, and those identified as being needed for optimal health, including optimal energy levels. Cytoplan’s CoQ10 Multi is an all-encompassing and synergistic vitamin and mineral formula with wholefood nutrients that provides an excellent level of nutrients to support healthy energy levels.
What are the best nutrients to support energy levels?
A comprehensive multivitamin and mineral formula providing excellent levels of these key nutrients is often a fantastic first option if you are lacking energy and looking to support an active lifestyle.
- The B Vitamins are often involved in several of the steps of energy production by the cells – so a deficiency in any can leave you feeling tired.
- Magnesium is essential for producing energy from food. It also plays an important role in sleep, by regulating the sleep hormone - melatonin.
- Iron plays an important role in transporting oxygen through the blood to your body’s tissues, where it is used at a cellular level to make energy.
- CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10) plays an instrumental role in generating energy, but the body’s rate of production does decrease as we age so it can be beneficial to take it in supplement form, particularly in those over the age of 50.
Cytoplan’s CoQ10 Multi is an all-encompassing and synergistic vitamin and mineral formula with wholefood nutrients that provides an excellent level of nutrients to support healthy energy levels.
What are the best supplements to keep my joints healthy and active?
Firstly, it is important to address the basics with all-round nutritional support. Due to the “nutrition gap” we recommend a natural and effective multivitamin and mineral supplement in either “food state” or “wholefood” form, which means the nutrients come complete with associated food factors with which they occur in food. This ensures they are recognised by the body as food and optimally absorbed and utilised. Including a multivitamin and mineral will help to provide a foundation for health, including joint health.
More tailored supplements to support joint health may include nutrients to support the health of the cartilage such as glucosamine, MSM and a type II collagen matrix, as well as nutrients that can help to reduce an inflammatory response such as curcumin, Boswellia and omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamin C is needed for collagen formation. At Cytoplan we have joint support supplements that provide these nutrients in their most bioeffective forms and can help to support healthy, active lifestyles at all stages of life.