In the last few months, the news has been putting out lots of information on how vitamins and supplement studies have revealed that their effects are so-called ‘bogus’ and ‘a money grab’. I agree to a certain extent… If you are looking for a natural weight-loss pill or taking multi-vitamin gummy bears than yes, I would have to agree – you are probably wasting your money there. As for my my vitamin routine, I simply cannot live without it. Even just taking a few vitamins every single day goes a long way.
I think that it comes down to a couple things when it comes to vitamins. I think if you find the ones that you need for your body, it can do wonderful things. I also believe that the smaller amount of vitamins you take, the better. You do not want to waste hundred and hundreds of dollars on supplements that don’t work for you!
For me, I have always had terrible digestion issues (thanks to gluten for that). So my vitamin routine fully revolves around balancing my gut. I should note, I have a wonderful wonderful naturopathic doctor that has provided me with in my words ‘miracle treatments’. I have only recently fallen into vitamins (especially beneficial ones). But now that I have felt the way I do with them, I don’t think I could ever go back.
Here is my supplement daily menu:
The first thing I do in the morning is take two Acidophilus pills. Your average person probably won’t take nearly as strong of a acidophilus as myself – I just have a really unhappy tummy. Studies show that probiotics such as these help reduce bloating, anxiety, and depression! A healthy gut, is a happy person. I buy this brand from my Natural Path because it has worked wonders for me. Sadly this is like investing in a car when it comes to price. They last me about two or three weeks and they cost a whooping $59. I got to say though, these are lifesavers and worth the money. You can find more reasonably priced probiotics and acidophilus at your local drug store!
After breaky, I then take my omega-3-fatty-acids. Most people prefer to take the pills versus the liquid form. I personally like the liquid because I don’t get that fishy burp after taste (gross). I typically take just a small spoonful of this daily. If I have an important event coming up that I need to have fabulous looking skin, then I will take two spoonfuls a day. Omega-3’s are wonderful for flawless skin, hair and nails! Plus omega has shown to increase positive brain activity (especially in children). My mom always calls it ‘brain-food’ and used to feed it to us right before big tests in high school lol. Normally I spend about $30 on one of these and it lasts me about three months. I apologize for the blurry photo…
Now fast forward to nighttime! Right before bed or sometime after dinner, I usually take a tablespoon of magnesium. Magnesium is such a lifesaver for sore muscles and it’s also great for those people that don’t sleep that well! Magnesium helps me sleep way better! You can get the pill versions but I always prefer to take my vitamins in liquid form. You can purchase this for about $30 and gosh it lasts a long time!
Last but not least, I always always take at least 3000mgs of Vitamin C a day. I don’t have a picture for the brand I usually use but literally any good ole’ Vitamin C 1000mg capsulate will work. If I am feeling under the weather I will take 5000mgs. You may be thinking “holy smokes, thats a lot”! Well I thought so too until I started seeing my natural path and she suggested I take that much! You can find Vitamin C for a pretty affordable price. I think I got mine at Costco for $10 and it lasts about a year.
That is it for my vitamin routine! It is so simple and yet it makes such a huge difference for me! I hope that you can find a well-balanced routine that works best for you as well!