Going through your consultation I can see that you could do with a few different vitamins to top up on the number of fruits and vegetables you eat. For this, I would recommend vitamins A, C and E and turmeric extract. Turmeric extract contains lots of plant micronutrients, such as polyphenols, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory, which makes it extremely healthful in many areas across the body.
Black pepper extract greatly improves the absorption of turmeric extract, so I would include this as well.
As you don’t eat much fish, an omega 3 supplement could benefit you. Our vegan omega 3 comes from the same source that fish get it from, algae! DHA, an omega 3 fatty acid, is the main structural component in the brain, eyes and skin cells, and it is very important to include it in the diet, to help with these areas.
In your consultation you mention you drink more than four drinks once or twice a week. As alcohol is mildly toxic, I would suggest adding NAC to your Vitbox Bespoke formula. NAC promotes the synthesis of glutathione, an antioxidant that can help remove the toxic by-products of alcohol metabolism.
Vitamin D can be obtained through foods such as fish, but it is mostly acquired through synthesis when sunlight contacts the skin. The UK government recommends 15 minutes of sun exposure daily to get the right amount of vitamin D, but this can be quite hard due to the weather. As you can't manage to get much sun exposure, I would suggest adding vitamin D to your formula.
Magnesium, iron, iodine and vitamin B12 all contribute to reducing tiredness and fatigue which you mentioned in your consultation. Vitamin B12 and iodine help to ensure your body can release enough energy. Iron ensures your body is adequately prepared to carry oxygen around your body and provide energy for your muscles. Magnesium is required for general brain health. Adding these 4 nutrients to your Vitbox Bespoke formula may help you to feel less tired during the day.
In your consultation, you mention that you suffer from low mood/anxiety. 5-HTP, a naturally occurring amino acid, can help to increase the levels of serotonin, which can help with mood and anxiety. Magnesium is very important for brain health and can help with mood. Therefore, I would recommend including both of these in your formula.
Gut health is incredibly important to your overall health, from your immune system to your brain. Bloating/gas may be caused by poor digestion, improving your gut health may help with this. Consequently, I'd suggest adding our probiotic to your Vitbox Bespoke formula.