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Sometimes, working a 9-5 job day-in day-out can become stressful. This, in turn, can have a detrimental impact on your physical and mental health. If, like many, you’re working 40 hours a week with overtime and you find yourself feeling a bit run-down by Friday, then you may want to consider taking some supplements. Vitamins and minerals can help to boost your mood, give you energy and just generally improve your overall efficiency. Try these supplements that can help you in your working day:

Vitamin D

Our bodies naturally produce Vitamin D when we’re exposed to sunlight. Unfortunately, if you’re working in an office all week, you’re unlikely to get enough sunlight to produce the Vitamin D your body needs. Lack of Vitamin D can lead to brittle bones, low immune system and even depression.  Your doctor may advise you to take Vitamin D capsules if you’re particularly deficient.

Fish Oil

We’ve all heard of the benefits that Omega 3 fish oil can bring. But as it’s found in fatty fish, we don’t tend to eat enough to get the amount that our bodies need. High strength fish oil is important for preventing and fighting inflammation, joint pain and keeping away heart disease. Not only this, it’s also great for the brain, helping to improve overall brain function which leads to better concentration and focus – just what you need to get you through a long week.

Rhodiola Rosea

This plant has been used for centuries to treat fatigue. Though it’s naturally grown in Northern Europe, it’s now a widely available supplement. Interestingly, it contains ‘adaptogens’ which can protect you from the full effects of a traumatic incident. It’s also able to blunt some of the deepest emotions of sadness and shock. Taking these tablets could boost your mood and help you have a generally happier disposition.

Vitamin B Complex

Vitamin B Complex, as the name might suggest, is made up of a series of vitamins that all share the same name. This includes vitamins B1-B12. Vitamin B is naturally found in leafy greens and vegetables, but much like EPA fish oil, we can only really see the benefits with increased intake in our diets. Vitamin B can help to maintain healthy skin, nerves and digestion.


If you find yourself struggling to get up in the morning, then magnesium capsules may just be able to help. They’ll help maintain your muscle health when you’re feeling tired from lack of sleep, leaving you feeling more energised and ready to take on the day. It also helps with spasms and muscle pain, ideal for those who are sat at a desk all day and may experience back problems.


Iron is important in the function of red blood cells. Anyone who suffers from low red blood cells may often feel fatigued and run-down. Much like magnesium, iron capsules can help to combat this. What’s more, women are more likely to need to take iron tablets than men, as they lose more red blood cells during their menstruation.