Daily Routine: Supplements [Pt. 1]
Hey there my lovely friends! I hope everyone has been doing well. I have wanted to write this post for awhile, and have decided that I am going to do a few parts to my supplement series. Several of you have reached out to me asking which supplements I take, so I figured it may be useful to include this in a blog post!
I have been taking supplements for years, and have fallen in love with the following brands. Of course, with everything on here, these supplements are the ones that work for my body, and may not necessarily work for everyone. I have done extensive research on them and have found that I feel my best when I incorporate them into my daily routine. While I eat pretty healthy, I still take most of these supplements daily for an extra boost. I hope you find this post helpful, and of course reach out with any questions you have!
Garden of Life Vitamin Code Women :I am a big fan of this daily vitamin. I find it keeps my immune system in check, and gives me an added boost of goodness! Some people argue that a daily vitamin is not the most beneficial, but it works for my body and I think this blend is great for women. It is full of TONS of raw fruits and vegetables, which of course I love. It is raw, non-GMO, gluten free, Kosher and vegetarian, so it is a great option for every woman. The serving size recommends taking 2 capsules, twice daily. I just keep this to once a day, usually before bed. This also helps the product last longer!
Digestive Enzymes Enzymedica and Source Naturals Essential Enzymes :As several of you know, I have some stomach issues (IBS...pretty much general sensitivity). I have had these issues since high school/college and I haven’t been able to find out exactly where the issues are stemming from. My GI gave me the catch-all label of IBS, but I am convinced there is something a bit more specific causing my digestive sensitivities. However, that is a post for another time. I started adding digestive enzymes into my daily routine a few months ago, and I absolutely love them. When it comes to my stomach, I know certain foods (meat, starchy veggies, cruciferous veggies, etc.) cause me a great deal of gas, bloating, and discomfort (nice). Additionally, most of this discomfort is present in the evening after I eat dinner…not typically after other meals. I wonder if it is because I tend to mix different food groups (meat with carbs with veggies), but I don’t usually have digestive issues during the day. Anyone with insight here please email me! However, since taking these capsules I find the pain and bloating is much less severe, or I hardly notice it at all. I take one before dinner and it makes an incredible difference. If you find you are bloated and in pain after a big meal I HIGHLY recommend trying out these brands. There are several different types out there, but do your research and read the labels for everything!
Maca from The Maca Team : I adore maca. I have been adding it to my smoothies for years. But since I don’t have smoothies daily, I wasn’t getting the maca daily. This is where The Maca Team came in. The Maca Team offers their premium grade maca in capsules, making it easy for daily consumption. I love their raw maca capsules, and find they give me incredible energy. There are numerous benefits of taking maca, but here are a few: full of essential amino acids, vitamins, great for libido, increased energy, can help balance hormones, full of protein, etc. If you are not sure which maca supplement to try first (yes there are different types, I didn’t know either), I would start here.
Stamba Superfood DAILY Blend :I recently started taking the Daily blend from Stamba Superfoods I have been loving the convenience that the capsules provide. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I take Sun Potion products on a regular basis. However, there are days that I don’t get it into my system, since I usually have them in my tea or smoothie. Those missed days are when Stamba is absolutely perfect (although I do take it most mornings). Stamba’s blend of incredible superfoods allow for boosted immunity levels, increased energy, metabolism support, digestive support, and increased libido. Plus, the capsules are FULL of wonderful adaptogens which I find my body craving everyday. And don't get me started on the packaging (I am a SUCKER for beautiful packaging). The DAILY blend is an incredible option for those who are hesitant to shell out the cash for one adaptogen. Their capsules allow you to get the benefits of many adaptogens and superfoods in a small convenient capsule. Stamba has a number of other products on their site as well that I absolutely recommend you check out. I can’t get enough of them.
Silver Fern Brand Ultimate Probiotic :If you are present on social media, you have likely heard about this amazing product. Many social influencers have raved about it, which is what initially drew me to the brand. I must say, for someone who has digestive issues, I probably don’t take as many probiotics as I should. However, I never found a brand that I absolutely loved. That is where Silver Fern came to the rescue! As you all know, I try to keep the things I put in and on my body as natural as possible. Which is why I struggled to find a probiotic I really loved. Silver Fern calls their Ultimate Probiotic “natures probiotic” which was what hooked me right away. Their probiotics can improve digestion, help reduce gas and bloating (HELLO!), supports nutrient absorption, reduces inflammation and more. All around perfection.