With the adrenaline-fueled 2017 Formula One® US Grand Prix around the corner - October 20-22 in Austin, Texas – it takes energy, stamina and vitality to keep these F1® drivers at their peak performance.
However, despite our best efforts, we can’t all be sporting a physique or health regime like these highly-conditioned and disciplined Scuderia Ferrari drivers Vettel or Räikkönen, but we can try to practice and maintain a similar mind-set towards healthy living and wellbeing.
So, let’s park the spare tire of indulgence and bad habits, and talk about diets, nutrition and energy, because after all… health is wealth!
Fueling the right diet whilst placing the brakes on stress levels
It goes without saying that a healthy diet is essential to maintaining your energy and performance. In addition, it helps counter the impact of stress by shoring up the immune system and lowering blood pressure. Swisse nutritionist, Sherree Banh, recommends small but significant dietary changes to help manage stress levels. “Try to increase the amount of whole grains, leafy green vegetables and meat, such as turkey in the diet. These foods contain high levels of B vitamins, which are important for normal adrenal function and energy production to manage stress. And also aim to reduce caffeine and alcohol consumption which can also help lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.”
To keep stress in check, make friends with naturally fatty fish. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish such as salmon and tuna, can also prevent surges in stress hormones. For a steady supply of feel-good Omega-3s, aim to eat three ounces of fatty fish at least twice a week. For vegetarians, chia seeds are a great alternative.
Driving optimal health and wellbeing
Let’s start off with the hard-to-digest facts. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 50% of Americans are deficient in vitamin A, vitamin C and magnesium. 70% of the population is deficient in calcium, 80% in vitamin E, and 90% in potassium1. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has also stated over 50% of the population is deficient in vitamin D2.
Although we all have good intentions of eating a healthy diet, it’s challenging with our fast-track lives to manage that perfectly balanced nutritional plate at all times. Some of us turn to adding vitamin supplements with a well-balanced diet to assist with health conditions, lower stress levels and support general health and wellbeing.
For those who are seeking an extra level of support, consider taking a daily multivitamin to help supplement a good diet. These little nutritional ninjas will help ensure you receive the recommended level of nutrients and vitamins.
Why not consider the Swisse multivitamin line (Ultivite®) to help fill your nutritional gaps and discover the Swisse difference with these convenient once-daily comprehensive multivitamins, containing over 50 premium quality ingredients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and herbs. Scientifically formulated for men and women in mind to help target gender-specific benefits and support overall energy, performance and stamina levels*.
With over 20 additional ingredients than some of the leading competitors, the Men’s and Women’s Ultivites have been independently verified by more than 13 published clinical studies indicating distinguishable improvement in stress and energy levels*.
We also pride ourselves with world class manufacturing practices, meeting the high regulatory standards set by the Australian Government’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Australia has one of the most stringent regulatory frameworks in the world for health products, which gives our customers the confidence knowing they are receiving premium quality products.
At Swisse, we understand energy and performance affects people of all ages, gender and health status. With the fast-paced environment of today’s society and the increasing demands individuals are placing on themselves, supporting energy production and peak performance are becoming increasingly significant for health and wellbeing.
Swisse Men’s Ultivite is a premium quality formula containing 53 premium ingredients to help support a healthy reproductive system and assist in energy production, stamina and vitality*.
Zinc is essential for male reproductive health, testosterone production and helps support connective tissue formation*. B complex vitamins support the metabolism of food into energy, which in turn supports energy production, stamina and vitality*. Meanwhile, vitamin C is important for maintaining immune health and vitamin D helps support bone health*. Whilst vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, folic acid, iron and magnesium help relieve tiredness and fatigue*.
Swisse Women’s Ultivite is a premium quality formula containing 50 ingredients to help maintain energy levels, provide support during stress and assist in general health and wellbeing*. Formulated based on scientific evidence to provide nutritional support for a busy, stressful lifestyle*.
Vitamin C helps support collagen synthesis important for skin health*. Selenium and grape seed extract act as antioxidants to help protect against potential free radical damage*. Folate, iron, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 support red blood cell formation*. Meanwhile B complex vitamins help assist with energy production, and play an important role in stress reduction*. Vitamin B5 and vitamin B6 are important for adrenal function, helping to support the adrenal glands during periods of stress*.
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
**When starting any supplement regime, speak with your healthcare professional to make sure the supplement is right for you.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 8th Edition. December 2015. at http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/
- Centers for Disease Control. Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition in the U.S. population. at http://www.cdc.gov/nutritionreport/pdf/4Page_%202nd%20Nutrition%20Report_508_032912.pdf. Accessed November 30, 2015.