Since it’s National Women’s Health Week I thought it would be informative to share with you all my favorite vitamins and supplements. If you watch my IG Stories you know that I am all about vitamins and supplements. I am super OCD about making sure I take my vitamins every single day and when I travel I put them all in a ziplock baggie like Lisa Rhinna on RHOBH 😛 Of course everyone’s body and needs are different so please research or ask your doctor before starting supplements that you’re never taken before.
Here are the vitamins that I take daily and why:
Liposomal Vitamin C: It’s a given why you should be taking a Vitamin C supplement and now more than ever I truly think everyone should be taking at least 1,000mg a day. Vitamin C helps to boost your immunity and aides your body in production of white blood cells, aka the good ones that fight off infections and sickness. I recently started taking Liposomal Vitamin C instead of the regular kind because the absorption is much higher with Liposomal than a standard Vitamin C pill.
Vitamin D: Better known as the “sunshine vitamin”, Vitamin D is important for the regulation of calcium and phosphate in your body. You can get Vitamin D from being in the sun a lot, however, several people are often deficient due to various reasons. There are also several studies showing that Vitamin D helps to reduce depression and regulates mood. Finally, Vitamin D is another big immune system boosting vitamin as it helps to improve resistance against certain diseases. Personally, I take 1000 IUs of Vitamin D a day, but I know some people that take up to 10,000 IUs a day.
Zinc: Perhaps one of the most important immunity vitamins is Zinc and I have been taking Zinc daily for about a year now. Zinc is good for prevention of sickness as well as treatment of sicknesses such as the common cold by helping the immune system fight off bacteria and viruses. I take 50mg of Zinc every night, but take note that you need to eat before you take the Zinc or you will 100% feel like you have to throw up. I have accidentally taken Zinc a couple of time on an Empty stomach and I felt nauseous and sick for a good 10-20 minutes.
Liposomal Glutathione: this is a new supplement for me and quite honestly I’d never heard of it before people DMed me on Instagram after I was complaining about aching joints and being tired all the time. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that aids in reducing inflammation, reduces joint and muscle discomfort, detoxifies the liver and cells, and improves the skin and helps to slow down the aging process. Basically this sounds like a cure all, right? I’ve only been taking it a couple of weeks so I can’t give an accurate personal review, but I have several friends and family members who take Glutathione and they have nothing but good things to say about it.
Magnesium: I love love love Magnesium! If you’ve ever heard of those CALM drink mixes you may have noticed that the main ingredient is Magnesium. I hate feeling like I have to finish a whole drink to get the supplemental benefit, so I much prefer just taking things in pill form. I take 500mg of Magnesium every night and I swear it helps me to wind down and feel less anxious. Magnesium helps to reduce stress, improve mental performance, reduce muscle tension, and lots of other benefits.
MegaRed 4 in 1 Omega 3: I have been using the MegaRed brand for a few years and I really like the 4 in 1 extra strength formulation. These contain omega-3 fatty acids that can help to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. I take one of these soft gels every night and can attest to the fact that there is no fishy aftertaste.
Tula Balanced Beauty: I’ve tried a lot of hair gummy vitamins in the past and to be honest they’re all about the same in terms of results. The thing I like about these Tula gummy vitamins is that they not only contain vitamins for hair growth, but also for skin and nails. I actually just realized last night when I was looking at the bottle that they ALSO contain probiotics, so it’s like you’re killing two birds with one stone.
Niacin: Rob is a huge proponent of Niacin and he told me to start taking it 🙂 Niacin is an essential B vitamin and can boost levels of good HDL cholesterol and lower triglycerides. He says to make sure you get the no-flush niacin, otherwise your face will be red for about 20 minutes after taking it.
Collagen Supplements: I’ve been around the horn with collagen supplements and have tried everything from powders to drops to capsules. For me I am all about convenience and I would rather just take a pill and get it over with rather than have to drink an entire glass or bottle of a drink. Also, I feel like most collagen powders I’ve tried have some sort of weird aftertaste. These collagen supplements from Amazon are simple and get the job done. Collagen is great for your skin and when I consistently take these I notice that my skin is more subtle and glowing than when I don’t.
Jarrow B-Right B Complex: This is another great option to incorporate if you feel you need more Vitamin B, however since I already take Niacin I don’t necessarily need to take this daily if at all.
Are there any great vitamins or supplements you take that aren’t on this list? Would love to hear your recommendations! Comment below or on my recent Instagram post with your suggestions!
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