Mineral Support Through the Seasons

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Mineral Support Through the Seasons

Your body changes a lot throughout the year. Things like sun exposure, sleep habits, stress levels, illness, and physical activity often change with the seasons, and your nutrient needs change with them.

Seasonal shifts affect everyone differently. Some people are largely unaffected by them—but if you notice a big difference in how you feel throughout the year, minerals can help. 

Here’s a look at how your body’s needs change with each season and what you can do to make sure you always feel your best, regardless of the time of year. 

Winter: Stress, Mood, and Sleep

Your body needs extra minerals during winter. The days shorten and you get less sunlight, which affects a few different things. 

Without sunlight your cells can’t produce vitamin D, a nutrient and hormone that affects thousands of processes across your body and brain. During the shorter, darker days of winter your vitamin D levels drop, [*] and when your vitamin D levels are low, you become less efficient at absorbing several important minerals, including: [*]

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Selenium
  • Iron

In addition, several of the above minerals are required to convert vitamin D into its active form—so low vitamin D can cause a vicious circle effect where you become mineral-deficient, lose more vitamin D, become more mineral-deficient, and so on. [*

As a result, during winter a lot of people end up with both low vitamin D levels and clinical mineral deficiencies, which are linked to increased stress, anxiety, depression, low mood, and poor sleep. [*][*][*][*][*] Researchers also believe they contribute to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is when you feel significantly more depressed, fatigued, or anxious during the winter months. [*][*]

That’s why in winter it’s particularly important to supplement with full-spectrum minerals and vitamin D together. They reinforce each other and help bring your body back into balance throughout the colder months of the year. 

Spring: Seasonal Allergies

Springtime is often a relief after a long winter—but spring can also mean seasonal allergies. As flowers, trees, grasses, and other plants begin to grow again, airborne pollen levels increase dramatically, and for a lot of people, that means sneezing, itching, asthma, watery eyes, and even hives as a result of spring allergies. 

Allergies happen because of what researchers call type 2 inflammation, which is when your body mounts a specific inflammatory response to drive out foreign substances like pollen. [*][*

A 2023 review found that several minerals suppress type 2 inflammation, and that zinc, selenium, and iron are particularly effective at preventing seasonal allergies by discouraging your body’s inflammatory response. [*]

We created our Respra-Lytes™ product to support people’s sinuses when they are experiencing seasonal allergies.  Just spray towards your face (with eyes closed) and breathe in to enjoy the sinus opening effects as well as an instant electrolyte recharge.

Summer: Hydration and Physical Recovery

Research shows that most people exercise the most and spend the most time outside during summer, [*] which is great for your health in all kinds of ways. 

However, summer temperatures also increase heat stress and electrolyte loss, which puts you at risk for magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium deficiencies. [*][*

People tend to hydrate more during summer—but drinking a lot of water without replenishing accompanying electrolytes can actually make mineral deficiencies worse by diluting existing minerals in more liquid, and can lead to fatigue, cognitive impairment, muscle cramps, and more. [*]

During summer, you may want to take fast-absorbing electrolytes to make sure you’re staying hydrated in the heat.  

Our Insta-Lytes™ also supports muscle recovery and helps alleviate cramping within minutes, which can be great if you’re especially active during the summer. 

Autumn: Boosting Immunity

Common viruses are more effective at replicating in colder weather, [*][*] which is why cold and flu numbers increase dramatically in the transition from summer to autumn. The air also begins to dry out in autumn, allowing viruses to travel more freely without being trapped in water droplets, further contributing to an increased risk of infection. [*]

The good news is that there are simple ways to support your immune system. A lot of minerals are involved in immunity, particularly zinc, [*] magnesium, [*] iron, [*] and manganese, [*] and keeping your mineral stores high with a comprehensive mineral supplement can help you stay healthy as the days get colder. 

You can also support your body’s detox pathways, removing environmental pollutants and substances like heavy metals that impair immunity and increase your chances of getting sick. [*][*] One of the best ways to enhance immunity is with humic substance, a derivative of ancient decomposed plants, that binds to heavy metals, mold, environmental pollutants, and other toxins, deactivates them, and removes them from your body. [*][*][*

With plenty of minerals and extra toxin support, your immune system will be well-equipped to fight off pathogens during colder months.

Final Thoughts

The seasons have a bigger impact on health than you might think. If you experience any seasonal effects on your wellbeing—winter blues, spring allergies, cold and flu during autumn, and so on—you may want to try our full-spectrum mineral supplement. It has all the essential minerals your body needs to function, in the right doses, with high absorbability.

The seasons shouldn’t dictate how you feel. Keeping your mineral stores full can help you stay strong and thrive, all year long.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. This content should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any medical condition or health issue. Always seek the guidance of your physician or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

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