nteresting fact: not all of the nutrients that you need to survive and run optimally are naturally produced in your body. That means, you have to get those nutrients from another source (usually your diet). Often times, some of those nutrients (like vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, calcium, magnesium, dietary fiber, choline, and potassium) are under-consumed, and that is where supplements come in.
The main goal of supplements is just that – to supplement your diet, ensuring that your body has everything it needs to run properly – thus enhancing overall health and wellness.
The goal should always be to obtain as many of those nutrients from your diet. Nothing beats a healthy diet. But, in some instances, supplements are needed as a boost in cases where diet isn’t enough.
Today, I’m going over my current supplement routine. (Please remember you should always consult a physician before trying new supplements. It is important to note that some over the counter products can interact with medications or health conditions).
I am not a doctor, I am simply a lifestyle blogger. I did my own research before deciding what was right for me as should you. This is simply a list of products I take, not things I specifically recommend for anyone else. But, in case you are curious, this is the daily list of supplements I choose to take:
Prebiotics and probiotics both help the body create and sustain a beneficial store of bacteria and other microorganisms, which are essential for gut function and enables digestion.
By combining both prebiotics and probiotics together, you get optimal benefits, because prebiotics act as food for probiotics ensuring that they can grow and thrive.
This specific product from The Nue Co. improves IBS symptoms, long-term digestive issues, and overall gut health. The Nue Co. uses spore based bacteria that stays dormant until activated by the enzymes in your small intestine and is room-temperature stable ensuring you are actually getting the exact high-dose listed on the bottle without needing refrigeration.
In general, multivitamins fill nutritional gaps to make sure people are getting their daily dose of everything they need that the may not be getting naturally from their food.
For the past six months, I’ve been taking a cycle syncing focused multivitamin from Ova Moon to really focus on regulating my cycle, because your period a reflection of your overall health.
Stress, environmental factors, and nutrient deficiencies can all throw your body (and your period) off balance. This specific multivitamin is formulated combat all of the irregularities that come with an imbalanced cycle. It balances your hormones, reduces stress, eliminates PMS, improves fertility, and helps to regulate your cycle.
Since starting this product, my period has adjusted back to a strict 28 day cycle, and I’ve noticed my PMS symptoms reduced significantly.
Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins to supplement your health with, as it supports everything from immune function to mood and muscle health, while playing a significant role in the absorption of additional key vitamins and minerals.
Vitamin D is naturally produced in your body when it is exposed to sunlight. During the winter months, it is especially important to supplement Vitamin D due to obvious reduction in exposure to natural sunlight.
Other reasons it may be important to supplement Vitamin D: you wear sunscreen, you live in an area with high pollution, you live in an area with lots of tall buildings as these are all things that reduce the amount of sunlight your body is exposed to.
I have been taking supplemental omega-3s for years, but finally found a formulation that doesn’t have any gross after taste. This product from HUM is my new go-to for an optimal balance of EPA AND DHA.
Fish oil (which naturally contains omega-3s) can help maintain a healthy heart by lowering triglycerides, reducing the risk of heart arrhythmias, slowing the rate of plaque build up, and lowering blood pressure.
Other added benefits of omega-3 consumption include brightening and evening skin tone and supporting brain health,
It is important to note that getting omega-3s directly from fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, lake trout, and tuna, this supplement is great for people who don’t often consume those types of fish.
With a brain as scattered as mine, I’m always looking for support in the mental arena. Nootro Focus is a cognitive supplement that helps heighten mental clarity and sharpen focus. It has been clinically proven to help improve memory, increase neurotransmitter activity, and increase alpha brain waves (reducing stress).
The specific ingredients in this supplement from The Nue Co. are known as adaptogens. Specifically, adaptogens are a certain herb or mushroom thought to have health benefits, usually related to managing and dealing with stress.
I also take additional L-Theanine supplements on top of the amount in this product.