Maybe you want to power through that last rep. Maybe you want to give your immune health a little kick. Or maybe you’re just looking for a little extra oomph to make it through the day. Whatever your goal, achieving it starts with building a strong foundation.
That’s where these three Thorne foundational supplements come in. Each one focuses on an essential area of wellness – and, when added to your daily routine, they lay the groundwork for good health. Consider the following five supplement as a blueprint toward a better you.
While most individuals are familiar with what a multivitamin is for, chances are that fewer know about NR (or nicotinamide riboside), what it does, and why it is considered important for daily wellness. So, let’s dive right in. NR is a precursor to an important coenzyme central to your body’s metabolism, NAD+. As a precursor, your body converts NR to NAD+ (or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide). NAD+ is in every single cell in the body and is essential for helping cells convert food into energy, which in turn, enables vital cell functions, such as:
- DNA repair
- Cellular repair
- Energy production in the mitochondria
- Cellular metabolism
Think of NAD+ as the fuel for the cell’s gas tank. But, like most gas tanks, the level can get low. Although NAD+ levels naturally drop as we age, many modern lifestyle factors, such as poor sleep habits, sitting at a desk job, indulging in too many late nights, poor diet, and over-exposure to the sun can also lead to a lower NAD+ level at an earlier age. And a low level of NAD+ can begin to slow down vital bodily functions, which can result in many of the adverse symptoms of aging and age-related conditions.
That’s where supplementing with an NR formula – like Thorne’s ResveraCel – comes in. As we mentioned, your body uses NR by converting it into NAD+, so a high-quality supplement like Thorne’s ResveraCel helps boost your body’s production of NAD+, thus helping your body defend against the stressors that can lead to the symptoms of early aging.*
ResveraCel is not just for an individual looking to optimize the aging process. In fact, whether you’re racing through your 20s or 30s or taking it easier in your 40s, 50s, and beyond, ResveraCel promotes everyday wellness in these vital ways:
- Supporting exercise efficiency, helping you reach your health and fitness goals*
- Promoting cellular energy production in every cell of your body – helping you feel vibrant*
- Supporting a normal sleep-wake cycle for better nights and refreshing mornings*
- Promoting optimal methylation – supporting the body’s natural detox processes, as well as balanced brain chemicals*
2. Super EPA
Much like vitamin D, the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA in Thorne’ Super EPA play a Renaissance man-like role, in that they support just about every part of your body, making it a no-brainer for daily wellness. Essential fatty acids are important because they support heart health, blood vessel health, brain health, muscle and nerve function, skin health, bone and joint health, and mood.*
The reason these fatty acids are essential is because your body doesn’t make them (at least not very efficiently), so the only way to get their benefits is through diet or supplementation. And if you’re like most U.S. adults, you tend not to eat enough “oily” fish that are filled with omega-3 fatty acids. But that’s where Super EPA comes in. Super EPA makes it easy to get the ideal amounts of these two fatty acids by providing the highest quality, purest fish oil available from sustainably-sourced, cold-water fish. In addition, the molecular distillation process used to purify Super EPA removes toxins and contaminants, including PCBs and heavy metals.
Other benefits of Super EPA include:
- An excellent balance of EPA and DHA in each gelcap – 425 mg EPA and 270 mg DHA
- Support for a healthy cardiovascular system – supports blood vessel health by promoting optimal blood flow and helps maintain already normal triglyceride and cholesterol levels*
- Supports memory and mood*
- Promotes healthy skin*
- Helpful for weight management by promoting a healthy insulin response*
Last, but not least, is your gut health. Although we tend to think of our gut as just where we digest what we eat, our GI tract is far more important than most of us realize. The gut is a complex ecosystem of organs, microbes, hormones, and enzymes. Not only is our gut responsible for the digestion and absorption of nutrients, it also supports a healthy inflammatory response, immune function, and is linked to our mood, sleep quality, weight, and even the health of our skin.*
An unhealthy diet, insufficient digestive enzymes, and taking various medications (over-the-counter and prescription) can cause imbalances in the gut flora, which can lead to less than optimal health. Which is why taking a probiotic should be a part of most daily routines. A high-quality probiotic, like Thorne’s FloraSport 20B, is an easy way to keep the bacteria in your gut friendly and well-balanced.*
FloraSport 20B is a unique probiotic blend that contains 20 billion active cultures per capsule. The specific strains in FloraSport provide support for individuals who have high demands on their digestive tract or their immune function due to travel, athletic training, and/or chronic stress.* And because the individually-sealed blister packs require no refrigeration, FloraSport is great for keeping up your gut health while you’re on-the-go.