Vitamins and supplements to put a spring in your step

It's been a long winter but now the better weather has arrived you should be getting out and about. Shrugging off the effects of the cold weather and short nights may have left you feeling sluggish and run down. So now is the perfect time to give your body a spring clean.

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You may be lacking in nutrients so let's take a look at the best supplements to give you a boost.

Making sure you have all the vitamins and minerals your body needs isn't easy. If you are deficient in any of these nutrients it could cause you discomfort or even health problems.

Vitamins are complex organic substances that occur naturally in plant and animal tissue and are essential in small amounts for good health.

Minerals are inorganic substances required in the building of hard and soft body tissue. Minerals can be either major elements in the body or trace elements.

You should follow the instructions carefully when taking supplements. Many are flushed through your body without being absorbed. Take supplements with water at room temperature. Don't drink tea or coffee 15 minutes before or after taking supplements as they may block proper absorption.

Check with your doctor if you are worried and remember to store all vitamins and minerals out of the reach of children. If you are unsure about which supplements (and what quantities) are safe to take speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Fibre Supp: Benefiber Powder
Fibre is needed to help digest food and remove toxins and waste from the body. Eating five portions of fruit and veg a day is the easiest way to get all you need. Sometimes that's not possible and this dietary supplement can help keep you healthy.

Jointcare: Seven Seas One-A-Day Pure Cod Liver Oil
A blend of health promoting properties combined together in a one a day capsule. Keeps joints supple and flexible and helps maintain healthy skin, hair, nails, bones and teeth.

Lucozade Sport MultiVitamin 60 One a day Capsules
Contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals for good health. Slowly releases minerals and vitamins throughout the day to keep you at your best.

Holland & Barrett - Maximum Strength Aloe Vera Juice Drink
Pure Aloe Vera juice in a pleasant tasting drink without any chemicals or preservatives. Guarantees you the highest percentage of active Aloe.

Equazen Eye Q Capsules (60 or 180 capsules). These capsules contain naturally sourced omega-3 and omega-6 fish oils. Assists with optimal eye and brain function.

Multibionta Immune Support (30 tablets). Combines vitamin C, zinc and green tea extract. This is a specially formulated tablet to help raise your nutritional intake. It will also support your immune system and keep it functioning at its best.

Berocca (15 or 45 effervescent tablets). The tablets make a delicious orange/fruit drink that gives you a high-dose of vitamins B and C. It also contains minerals to help support your energy levels.

Bach Rescue Remedy (20ml). This formulation was first developed by Dr Edward Bach more than 70 years ago. Put four drops from the bottle directly onto your tongue or you can simply add them to water and sip.