Helping college students fight colds and stress, and improve brain and energy
Q: I need some supplements for my daughter to take with her to college to help her fight colds, have more energy, reduce stress, and help her focus on her studies. Do you have a “health aid kit” for college students?
A: We don’t yet have a “health aid kit” for college students, but this is what I would recommend for general health for a stressed, busy college student:
A good multivitamin & mineral is important, since college kids typically do not eat well. A good one to provide the extra support of antioxidants and other food nutrients is this:
- Ultra Preventive IX w/Vitamin K Tablets by Douglas Labs – take as directed on label with or after meals.
Something to help them with mental fatigue and to support the brain during test taking time when the ability to focus and memorize lots of info is critical (without stimulants):
- Focus Fizz by Biogenesis – 2 scoops mixed with 4-6 oz of water or juice
Omega-3’s are important for brain health, DHA is a very important essential fatty acid often lacking in our diets. Supplementing with omega-3’s have been found to be important for many areas of the body as well. This is a tasty liquid Omega-3 formula, with high DHA that tastes like a lemon drop smoothie:
- OmegAvail Lemon Drop Smoothie liquid by Designs For Health – take 10.6 grams (approx. 2 teaspoons) daily with food. Can be taken alone or mixed in juice, yogurt or blended beverages.
Probiotics are very important for immune system health, and they are depleted with stress and a typical college food diet. I recommend HLC Intensive by Pharmax (1 capsule per day after a meal).
These would be my top picks!