I had some people (2, ha). Ask what I take and why. So I emailed one of the girls and decided to blog my list just for the heck of it :)
Disclosure: This is just MY list that I came up with for MY body. I'm not saying YOU need it or you should just trust me/take my word for it. I spent hours doing the research or relying on my chiropractor/sister/friends etc.
If you are narrowing down between vitamins, don't just get the cheapest. If I had to stress anything, make sure you know where the vitamins are coming from. Making sure your vitamin is actually plant based, not plant made (factory/man made) is important. If money is an issue it is worth it to look online between amazon and vitacost - buying from different suppliers might be cheaper than just splurging at once at Whole Foods (which, I did...when I said enough was enough and I wanted to change). So whatever suits you :)
My morning routine: As soon as I wake up, I head downstairs and pour some (about 2 tablespoons...) Bragg's ACV in 6-8oz if water. I do this for a few reasons: mostly bc I would like to preserve my stomach lining and my teeth enamel, but also because they say it's good for weight loss to have 8 oz of water as SOON as you wake up. Informative link: but i'm sure you can find more.
Good for: a million things. I do it mostly for digestive/weight loss/immune system wellness. Says it reduces belly bloat on some websites... I wouldn't know
I take my two pill vitamins with the ACV water:
Good for: Cataplex D- the calcium I don't get from my everyday diet (spinach leaves... not milk) and the Catalyn is a good multivitamin.
To get the taste of the ACV out, I take my spoonful of Elderberry. SOOOO yummy and if you have kids, they will LOVE it. Informative link.
Back to me not getting my calcium (in the form of greens) like I should... here's my cheat:
I mix it in Trader Joe's Green Plant Juice (you'll need a bottle blender)- and it is a delicious "breakfast" before my real breakfast. You can mix it in any juice, but I feel super green and good when I use this one (it's actually ridiculously yummy).
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Good for: Getting your 5-9 servings of greens in. Filling you up before a workout.
Now for a little self-serving/vain but still helpful supplement: Informative link (pt. 4)
Good for: hair/skin/nails/metabolism/joints/inflammation.(think prenatal vitamins but not growing a baby. and think a biotin that actually works).
Uses for Gamma-Linolenic Acid
Gamma-linolenic acid is used to treat or prevent a variety of health conditions, including:
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- high cholesterol
- metabolic syndrome
- rheumatoid arthritis
Good for: a million things. But for me, muscle recovery/inflammation reduction/immune system.
Informative link. I have a spoonful of this in the morning and my fishy burps are at a minimum. At least there's an orange after taste :)
EXTRA GOODIES when needed:
Rescue Remedy and GABA plus (can't find online for some reason) to help calm me the heck down... Amazing for anxiety.
Researching the following to add to my collection...
- Cod Liver Oil (green pastures in particular)
- Probiotics (I only get mine from my homebrew booch, not yogurt/kefir, I'd like to look into a pill)
- and essential oils... (I know, what's next- crystals?! jk. Just need to do some research!)