I get asked frequently what supplements I take. We decided each of us will discuss our routine and you will see some similarities but many differences in the supplements each of us use and why. Supplementation is a very personal and individual process. We need to always consider what we need and why we need it. I try to get most of my nutrients from my food choices but there are some areas that I supplement with for hormone imbalances, healthy skin and other preventative needs. We are currently reading the Diet Cure which is a book about supplements in our book club, click here to join us.
Borage Oil– This is one product that has made a dramatic difference for my hormones. Click here for a complete article on Borage oil and its benefits.
Magnesium- I personally take 600 mg a day of magnesium. This too helps with my hormones
Calcium- 1200 mg
Vitamin D3– 1000 iu
Vitamin C– 1000 mg
MSM– I take 6-8k mg of msm per day at 3-4 morning and night. Click Here for brand.
Flax Oil– 1000 mg I do not like the taste or smell of flax oil but the Omega 3 is very important so I supplement it. Click Here
Kelp– I originally started taking kelp for cellulite but have found many benefits for this super food. Kelp can be cooked and eaten or you can supplement it as a capsule. Click here to read more about benefits of kelp.
B Complex– vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folic acid and Biotin
Always talk to your doctor about your supplements and get them approved.
My typical day menu:
Brunch: 3 Cage free organic eggs, and beef or turkey sugar free bacon
Lunch: 4 cups of spinach or greens with tuna or chicken with Sassy dressing
Dinner: 8 oz protein, large salad or green veggies and peppers. Occasionally a starch
Snack: If I get hungry at night I will typically have protein, a boiled egg, string cheese or sometimes an apple