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Why You *Need* a Daily Dose of Vitamins B, C & D

Why You *Need* a Daily Dose of Vitamins B, C & D

Written by Zara Kenyon
April 25, 2024
  • Healthy Living

We’ve hailed the benefits of CBD – but what about B, C and D? (The vitamins, we mean.) Found in our Wellness Gummies and CBD Capsules, they’re healthy heroes that boost everything from energy levels to immunity support.

So, let’s explore the vitamin B, C and D benefits you need to know. Here’s the full lowdown on the health-enhancing vitamins your daily routine needs…

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The B vitamins

First up, we’ve got vitamin B. There are actually eight types of this power vit, ranging from B1 through to B12. The B vitamins help your body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is why they’re often found in fatigue-fighting and energy-boosting supplements.

But, because B vitamins are water-soluble, your body can’t store them for long. This means you need to top them up from day to day with the right foods and supplements. So, what are the most important B vits to boost, and how can you get more of them? Keep an eye on your levels of B2, B6 and B12 for everyday wellbeing. Here’s why:

Vitamin B2

Also known as Riboflavin, vitamin B2 helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue, so if you’re burning the candle at both ends, you need this energiser in your diet. It also supports your nervous system – the complex network of nerves that sends signals back and forth from your brain to your body, which is responsible for intelligence, learning, memory and movement.

So, in short, vitamin B2 is crucial to the healthy functioning of your body, and the bacteria in your gut can actually produce a small amount on its own. However, it’s not enough – you need plenty of B2-rich foods and supplements to get the most out of this vit, so your nervous system is supported in the face of daily stress.

Find it in: the Menopause Gummies. Because stress is one of the common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, vitamin B2 is a must-have for anyone going through this big change. These tutti frutti-flavoured gummies are also packed with zinc to support bone health, pantothenic acid for improved mental performance, and hair-strengthening biotin, as well as two other B vitamins that bring balance to your day (but more on those below!)

Vitamin B6

Like vitamin B2, vitamin B6 gives your nervous system a helping hand. What’s more, it also supports your immune system – essential when cold and flu season strikes – while contributing to normal psychological function. This is your go-to vit for body, mind and overall wellbeing.

Find it in: the Sleep Gummies. We know that stress can be a major sleep-blocker, with all those worries whirring through your mind when all you want to do is switch off. But, by promoting normal psychological function and supporting your nervous system, these dreamy gummies enhance your wind-down routine to help you drift into a restful sleep.

That’s why you’ll also find vitamin B6 in the Menopause Gummies. Sleep and stress can be a struggle when you’re dealing with menopause, so mind-kind nutrients are essential to your diet. B6 also helps to balance hormone activity, and as we know, hormones play a huge role in some of the harder-to-handle menopause symptoms.

Plus, because vitamin B6 is so important, we’ve also added it to the Ashwagandha Gummies, giving this hero herb an extra dose of mind support. Ashwagandha is traditionally used to help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, so by bringing vitamin B6 into the mix, you have the perfect supplement for balancing your mood.

Vitamin B12

Finally, let’s look at vitamin B12. Because it’s part of that powerful B group, it’s another immunity-supporting, mind-calming vitamin. According to the NHS, when you’re not getting enough B12, this can lead to anaemia, which is why it’s so vital to keep your levels topped up with a balanced diet.

But there’s another added benefit of vitamin B12: it contributes to neurological function, meaning it’s great for supporting brain health. So, when you’re feeling run-down, need to be fighting fit, and want to give your brain some extra care, make sure you're getting plenty of vitamin B12.

Find it in: the Menopause Gummies. This supercharged supplement strikes again, with yet another B vitamin powering you through one of the biggest natural changes human bodies go through. Brain fog is a common symptom of menopause, so anything that feeds your mind during this time is a plus. The natural energy boost is a bonus, too.

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Vitamin C

Is it the most popular vitamin of all? Probably. Everyone knows that vitamin C is important, which is why so many of us down orange juice when we feel a cold coming on. It’s an immunity-supporting, energy-boosting powerhouse, but it has some lesser-known benefits, too. Case in point: did you know that vitamin C contributes to normal psychological function?

In fact, according to the NHS, vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) maintains healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage. Getting vitamin C into your diet seems easy at first; oranges, potatoes, peppers, broccoli and brussel sprouts are all packed with it. But to truly reap the rewards, we recommend also taking supplements that dial up your daily dose.

Find it in: the Bright Days CBD Capsules. We take vitamin C so seriously that you’ll enjoy 225% of your daily dose in one serving (two capsules) of this supercharged supplement. Alongside CBD, there’s also mind-kind zinc and vitamin D3 in there, making it one of the most all-round beneficial CBD capsules around.

Vitamin C is also in the Menopause Gummies, where it helps with collagen formation – a key protein for smooth, supple, youthful-looking skin. Plus, it plays a big wellness-enhancing role in the Sea Moss Gummies. The health-promoting benefits of Sea Moss are trending on TikTok, and by combining the algae with vitamin C, your immune system gets even more of the support it needs.

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Vitamin D

It’s the sunshine vitamin, enhanced by days spent soaking up warm rays. But let’s face it: if you’re living in the UK, those bright days can be few and far between – even in the summer months. So, the next best thing is a supplement that elevates your vitamin D levels, giving you all the benefits: muscle support, an immunity boost and, according to the NHS, maintenance of healthy bones.

There are two main types of vitamin D you can find in supplement form: vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. While they both offer similar benefits, it’s thought that vitamin D3 is more stable and effective than D2, which is why we use D3 in two of our go-to wellness supplements.

Find it in: the Bright Days CBD Capsules. There’s a huge 500% of your daily dose in one serving (two capsules), perfect for fitness lovers who need a little extra muscle support. We’ve also packed vitamin D3 into the Sea Moss Gummies, where it teams up with vitamin C and the popular seaweed for a post-workout and daily wellness gummy that’s loaded with essential goodness. Take two to get the burst of sunshine your body craves.

Up next: Want to learn more about gummies? Read our wellness gummies vs. CBD gummies guide to find the ideal supplement for your routine.

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