A nutritionist’s guide to vitamins: Health expert reveals the EXACT supplements she takes morning and night for glowing skin and stress relief
- Leading nutritionist Jessica Sepel has revealed her top five health supplements
- The expert says she takes different vitamins and minerals depending on the time
- Her regime includes Vitamin C for collagen and selenium for thyroid function
- In the evening she takes lavender to help with sleep and magnesium for muscles
Holistic health expert Jessica Sepel has revealed the supplements she takes each day to maintain and support her health.
The Sydney-based nutritionist said she also believes in the benefits of supplements in addition to a balanced diet of wholefoods.
‘I’ve personally found supplementing to be beneficial for my health, as it can provide additional nutrients that we may not always obtain from diet alone,’ she told Sporteluxe.
She also revealed her morning and evening supplement regime which covers skin, stress, sleep, immune function and overall wellbeing.
Australian holistic nutritionist Jessica Sepel (pictured) has revealed the supplements she takes to maintain optimal health
Morning supplement regime
Panax quinquefolius – also known as American ginseng – differs from its Asian counterpart in that it’s believed to work more as a relaxant.
It’s thought the Asian variety, present in a range of Chinese medicines, has a more invigorating effect.
Jessica said this supplement in her daily regime helped her body fight the effects of stress.
‘It is also traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to relieve weariness, tiredness, fatigue, and feelings of weakness,’ she said.
Radiating good health: The Sydney-based expert said she takes specific supplements in the morning and evening to support her physical and emotional wellbeing
Vitamin C, which can be found in oranges, helps support collagen formation
Selenium functions as an antioxidant. Antioxidants are essential in helping to protect cells in the body from damage that can lead to infection and inflammation.
The mineral is usually found in soil and plants such as wheat, rice, vegetables and corn.
According to Jessica, regular consumption of selenium supports healthy thyroid function and immune system function.
She adds the mineral can also assist with reproductive system health in males.
Vitamin C is found in a range of foods including oranges, including broccoli, kiwi fruit, bell peppers and capsicum.
The vitamin should be an essential part of any balanced diet as it helps to maintain and support the formation of collagen – an essential component of skin, tissue and bone health.
Additionally, the vitamin assists with nervous system health and supports immunity.
The nutritionist’s evening supplement regime includes the mineral magnesium which helps with muscle function and lavender for rest and relaxation
Lavender has been used to induce sleep and relaxation for thousands of years
Evening supplement routine
Magnesium is essential for muscle function, bone strength and regulating glucose in the blood.
While the mineral can be found in foods such as black beans, spinach and peanuts, it can be difficult to get sufficient quantities through consuming these alone.
A regular supplement can aid with nervous system health as well as cardiovascular health, Jessica said.
Due to the flower’s calming impact on the nervous system, lavender has been used to induce sleep and relaxation for thousands of years.
Jessica said the flowering plant is used extensively in Western herbal medicine to relieve anxiety, tension and unrest.
‘Lavender calms the mind, soothes and calms the nerves, relieves disturbed and restless sleep and relieves symptoms of mild anxiety,’ she said.