• 4 January 2022



Many people find it difficult to get up in the autumn. However, with a few simple tricks, body and mind can be kept on their toes even in the beginning dark months. This provides energy and well-being.

Now it's here, autumn, and in full force. Sunny, warm afternoons alternate with cold nights and rainy, gloomy hours. And the days are getting much shorter, the light is gone by 5 pm at the latest. Some people find it difficult to get up. Motivation drops, one or the other annoying cold or flu plagues us, and it's nicest at home anyway!

But that also means missing out on nature in autumn. Even when the days are dreary, the plants show their most splendid side these days and entice us with radiant, bright colours - a real feast for the eyes that can quickly banish autumnal gloom. "In general, it is important to take advantage of every opportunity for walks and outdoor activities before winter inevitably sets in. The hours of sunshine during the day should be used in the fresh air, exercise and sunlight help to release the happiness hormone serotonin," says Natura Vitalis founder Frank Felte (www.naturavitalis.de). The company from Essen has long been considered one of the leading manufacturers of natural food supplements and places the highest value on continuous further and new developments of health products on a scientific basis.

Talking about hormones: those who prefer to stay in the dark lose valuable energy, warns Frank Felte! As soon as light is scarce, our body prepares for "hibernation", the level of the hormone melatonin increases. The body normally releases melatonin at night to help us fall asleep and stay asleep. But: "In the months with little light, the body does not sufficiently break down excess melatonin during the day and releases it in the wrong doses at the wrong time. That's why it's a case of getting outdoors as often as you can!"

Nutrition also plays a decisive role in our well-being in autumn. "Of course, the temptations of hearty meals and sweets increase when it's blowing and raining outside and the table in the living room is set so cosily and appealingly. But a lot of heavy food also makes the body feel sleepy instead of agile, awake and fit," emphasises Frank Felte. "And when the new spring approaches, it is all the more difficult to get rid of the pounds that have accumulated in autumn and winter because the temptations have been so great. Better to reach for fruit, vegetables, fresh fish and nuts! These are highly recommended foods to lighten the mood and prepare the immune system for the coming months."

And thirdly, of course, natural vital substances support the body and mind to get through the dark months full of energy. This of course includes vitamins in all shapes and colours. A vitamin like B6, for example, is indispensable for the immune defence and helps to convert amino acids into the body's own substances such as the messenger substances serotonin, histamine and dopamine. These are important for the feeling of happiness.

In addition, natural vital substances have a great influence on the immune system. According to Frank Felte, people with sufficient natural vital substances could effectively fight off sniffles and flu. "Many plants and herbs have already been recognised and used by primitive peoples and healers to support the natural antiviral function of our immune system. Why shouldn't we also use these possibilities?"

In everyday life, for example, the combination of the polysaccharide arthrospira, star anise, zinc, shiitake, reishi and cordyceps mushrooms, colostrum and goji berries has proven effective. This mixture forms a protective shield for the immune system and keeps viruses out naturally. Natura Vitalis has used a very effective formula in the well-known product "Arthrospira Complex" to help through the cold season.

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