The Supplements I Take Daily
I strongly believe that you cannot supplement your way out of a bad diet or lifestyle. However, supplements are a great addition to enhance your diet and lifestyle because sometimes it can be hard to get in all the nutrients we need. Our environment, genetics, diet, and lifestyle all factor into what vitamins and minerals we need and could be deficient in.
Also, just a quick note on supplements, there are SO many brands out there and it can be overwhelming. It’s easy to just go with the cheapest option. Unfortunately, not all supplements are created equally. There is no regulation on supplements to ensure they are safe. That is why I only recommend brands I can trust are tested for and free of toxins and dangerous fillers.
OKAY, so let’s get to the list of what I currently take on a daily basis and why.
Multivitamin – I take a multivitamin daily. The one I take is specifically formulated for women to help support hormone regulation and feminine wellness. This supplement has helped regulate my cycle and improve my skin. Not everyone needs to take a multi-vitamin, but unfortunately most people aren’t eating a whole foods diet, so in this case it can be helpful. Although I eat a nutrient-dense diet, I currently need extra support for my hormones so that is why I take Equi-Fem™ from Biotics Research Corporation.
Vitamin D – A large percentage of our population is deficient in Vitamin D. I make an effort to get sunlight every day but even still, we can be deficient so I take Vitamin D daily, especially in the winter when there is less sunlight. The Vitamin D supplement I recommend is Bio-DK-Mulsion™ from Biotics Research Corporation which is a highly bioavailable (easily absorbed and used in the body) version of vitamin D.
Probiotic – I love the MegaSporeBiotic™ from Microbiome Labs. This is a spore-based probiotic that unlike many other probiotics, isn’t destroyed when heated (as it passes through your system). As someone who has taken a lot of antibiotics throughout my life for various reasons from strep to acne, it’s really important for me to restore my healthy gut bacteria.
Seed Cycling – Maybe you’re familiar with Seed Cycling or maybe this is completely new to you. Basically, it’s a simple way for women to use whole foods as a supplement in their diet. Depending on where I am in my cycle I eat 1 tablespoon of flax seeds and pumpkin seeds or 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds and sunflower seeds daily. In combination with the multi-vitamin I take, I’ve seen great improvements in the balance of my hormones which is so exciting! Let me know in the comments if you’re interested in a post all about my experience with Seed Cycling, what the benefits are, and how to use it to support your hormones!
So these are what I take on a daily basis! I like to keep it simple, so I add things and take them away according to what my body needs. If you’re interested in purchasing any of the above supplements you can get the Biotics Research Corporation supplements here, the Microbiome Labs supplements by contacting me here, and I even linked the seeds I use for Seed Cycling here. If you have any questions about supplements for yourself or your family, contact me here and I’d be happy to help guide you in this area. And if you’d like even more guidance on assessing deficiencies you may have and getting healthy with whole, nutrient-dense foods, guided lifestyle changes, and ongoing support, you can schedule a free 15-minute consultation here.