My Top 6 Supplement Recommendations
As I’ve said before, each of our body’s are built so uniquely different which means that we might require very different things when it comes to supplementation.
Therefore, to get the most accurate information on what your specific body might require, I suggest working directly with a health practitioner. The list I have compiled below includes the top supplements I’d recommend that I believe everyone should consider for optimal health.
Generally speaking, these help to eliminate common imbalances and improve our overall health, allowing us to feel our happiest and most energized on a daily basis.
Take a read through the below information, and see what you can add to your routine to help improve your own health and wellness.
My top six supplement suggestions include:
1. Vitamin D
Between winter creating more darkness and us being inside more often, most of us become deficient in our vitamin D levels throughout the year (which our body creates from the sunlight on our skin).
This vitamin is crucial as it helps to keep our bones, muscles and teeth healthy, helps us to fight disease by improving our immunity, and also drastically reduces our levels of depression and anxiety by regulating our mood and boosting our happiness levels.
Although there are a lot of ways to get your vitamin D, taking a supplement can be a great way to ensure that you are getting the amount you need. Therefore, a daily dose of 1000-2000 IU of D3 is considered safe, and an optimal level for most adults!
This one HERE is my favourite.
We often think of bacteria as being a bad thing, but when it comes to our gut health, bacteria is actually a really good thing!
Unfortunately however, between all of the antimicrobial soaps and cleaners and antibiotics we are exposed to now days, our digestive tract can often take a hit and end up imbalanced.
Probiotics are living microorganisms that promote good gut health, which helps to strengthen our immune system, improve our digestion, reduce our chances of getting sick, and even help cure irritable bowl disease.
You can help ensure you are getting enough probiotics by eating foods that contains them like kombucha or probiotic yogurt, or taking them in supplement form.
It’s up to you which probiotic supplement you choose, however, I do recommend only taking it for three months at a time with a break in between to ensure that you are not over-colonizing your gut bacteria.
My favourite one can be found HERE.
3. Fish Oil
Having a healthy heart is really important to your overall health, and taking a daily dose of fish oil is one of the easiest things you can do to protect it.
Studies have shown that fish oil can lower blood pressure, reduce blood clotting, and even decrease your chance of having a fatal heart attack.
Plus, fish oil is a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which help to decrease inflammation, improve your skin and hair, boost your immune system, and can even have a positive effect on depression and mood.
You can find fish oil in a liquid or capsule/gel supplementation form, and if you get one with a natural lemon flavour, it eliminates the fish taste/smell.
This is one of my favourite’s HERE.
4. Magnesium Glycinate
Did you know that about 80 percent of adults suffer from a magnesium deficiency?
Magnesium plays a critical role in many functions in the body, including nerve transmission, muscle contraction, energy production, bone and cell production and more.
Taking a daily magnesium supplement can help with a variety of conditions including asthma, migraine headaches, muscle cramping, osteoporosis, heart disease, and can even help to calm your nerves and reduce anxiety.
My favourite reasons to take it include muscle recovery from workouts, helping me calm down before bed and sleep better/deeper, and also to significantly reduce muscle cramping around my period!
You can get this form of magnesium in a powder, spray or capsule.
This is my favourite one HERE.
5. Turmeric / Curcumin
When it comes to fighting inflammation, almost nothing does it better than turmeric.
This common yellow spice contains curcumin, a phyto-chemical capable of inhibiting inflammation – which helps to decrease our risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, headaches, chronic fatigue, and even cancer.
It’s an especially great supplement to take if you suffer from any joint pain or arthritis. Personally, I take it every day in a variety of ways each day- both incorporating the spice and as a capsule.
However, one thing to keep in mind with this one, is you want to look for a variation that includes black pepper in it, as our body’s require this to help us actually absorb and utilize curcumin effectively.
My favourite one can be found HERE.
In theory, we should be able to get all of our nutrients from our diet. But in today’s society, where most of our food is either processed or washed and cleaned, we are missing many essential nutrients we used to get from the soil, so even the healthiest eaters might not be getting all of the nutrients they need.
That’s why taking a good multivitamin every day is so important. Look for one that contains vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, and vitamins B1, B2, B6, and B12 – all of which can help boost your immune system and give you more energy during the day.
Men and women require different amounts of different vitamins for ultimate health- so I do recommend taking one specific to you and your needs.
However, for a good ‘multipurpose’ multivitamin that is good for anyone, this is one of my favourite’s HERE.
There you have it babe! I hope this post gives you some ideas for supplements that you can begin to incorporate into your own life moving forward.
Remember, when it comes to purchasing supplements, avoid buying at grocery stores and instead, visit your nearest health food store or purchase high-quality brands online!