New to Canada | Sundown Naturals
Sometimes I dream of having an entire team to keep me in optimal health—a nutritionist, a sleep therapist, a fitness trainer, someone to wag their finger at me when I reach for a french fry. My team would decipher all the information out there, monitor my nutritional intake and sleep, choose the cleanest supplements, and cheer me on. But alas, I am not an elite athlete, I’m a working mother with dinners to cook and soccer games to get to. What I can do within the context of the life I lead…and love, is make the smartest choices most of the time, and make small adjustments to take care of the rest. That to me is living well.
Sundown Naturals®, a company that’s been making high-quality vitamins and supplements for over 40 years, and is new to Canada and Well.ca, follows exactly my philosophy. They know that finding the right balance of exercise, rest, work, play, and nutrition isn’t always easy. They have zeroed in on making a smart line of products to focus in on the gaps, concentrating on supporting heart, immune, energy, digestive, and sleep health and they do it all ethically with a stringent review process to ensure the best quality for their customers. Their products are 100% non-GMO, and free of dairy, gluten, and preservatives, as well as free from artificial flavours & colours, choosing instead to flavour and colour from fruits and vegetables like turmeric, carrot juice, and beet juice.
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Antioxidants are found in plant-based foods and work to protect your cells from damage. There has been a slew of hyped compounds over the years including flavanol (in chocolate), resveratrol (in chocolate), lycopene (in tomatoes), and the latest is curcuminoids, found in turmeric. While the best strategy to ensure you’re getting the benefits of all types of antioxidants is to eat a diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables, you might still be deficient in some, and particularly with this type, it’s difficult to consume enough turmeric to get the full health benefits. That’s where a supplement is handy. One capsule a day of this turmeric helps provide antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.
Vitamin B12 is the ultimate optimizer for busy lifestyles because it supports your body’s metabolizing of nutrients into energy. So even if you aren’t eating well 100% of the time, it can help you make the most of what you do eat. Vegans and vegetarians take note, B12 is mostly found in animal products like eggs and shellfish, so a supplement is particularly recommended. Taken with your meals, these time-released tablets make sure the vitamin is released into your system gradually so you benefit throughout the day.
Two of the three Omega 3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, are primarily found in fish. If you’re not getting your recommended two servings of oily fish a week, taking a fish oil supplement is a convenient way to make up for this. Sundown Naturals sources their fish oil from Peru in an ecologically responsible way, to help ensure its purity and potency, and then purifies it to provide you with a quality supplement.
We all know we should be getting seven to eight hours of sleep per night for optimal health. But if this isn’t happening—you either don’t head to bed soon enough, fall asleep fast enough, or have trouble staying asleep, and melatonin is an option to support sound, quality sleep. Produced naturally in the body, melatonin is a hormone secreted during darkness that helps regulate sleep-wake cycles. One extra strength capsule at bedtime is an easy way to help your body get a good night’s rest.
As a reminder, discuss the supplements and medicines you take with your health care provider. These products may pose risks and may not be suitable for everyone. Always read label directions and warnings prior to use.
Written by Kate MacDougall
Kate MacDougall is a freelance marketing consultant and writer. She is a perfectly imperfect mother, paddle boarder, and gardener, figuring out her own style as she goes with equal measures of intuition and advice. She is forever planning her next adventure.
Sundown Naturals has been making high quality vitamins and supplements for over 40 years. What began as a small mail-order business in a Florida home, has grown into a company capable of delivering a wide variety of health-related products all over the world. But neither these humble beginnings nor their current success is possible without one key thing — you. That’s why Sundown Naturals puts you first — then, now and always. For everyone at Sundown Naturals, you’re more than a customer — you’re a friend. And they want nothing but the best for their friends.