I get asked all the time about what vitamins & supplements I take. Living in Michigan, especially in the winter when sun (and, therefore, Vitamin D) is tough to come by, along with my passion for natural health products - I have searched out the best vitamins/supplements available! I hope you find this information helpful, but if you have any questions - please don't hesitate to reach out to me!
As the building block of a health body, B VITAMINS have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function and cell metabolism. Since B vitamins tend to boost energy, it is recommended to take them in the morning. They are absorbed best on an empty stomach; but if you have a sensitive stomach, you take them with food .
The brand I use is EMERALD B-Healthy - You can find on Amazon HERE.
You should take 1,000 - 5,000 IU (I take 5,000 because I live in Michigan where we don’t see a lot of sun) with a meal that contains healthy fats. Be sure to get your levels checked to figure out the correct dose for you.
The brand I us is COUNTRY LIFE Vitamin D3 - You can find on Amazon HERE
Because they can cause gastric distress, fish oils should be taken with food; the fat in a meal will also help their absorption. Avoid taking right before physical exercise or bedtime. Increased activity or prone position can interfere with digestion.
The brand I use is NORDIC NATURALS - Ultimate Omega 1280mg Omega-3 - You can find at Amazon HERE
Best to be taken on an empty stomach some research shows…. BUT there are some studies that show its best to be taken with a meal. The jury is still out on this one, so your best bet is to experiment. Try taking some before a meal and try taking some during a meal. BUT don’t take them after a meal - several studies show that probiotic survival tends to be lowest when taken 30 mins after eating.
A couple different ones that I enjoy:
1. Garden of Life - RAW probiotics, Ultimate Care - You can find on amazon here
2. Farmhouse Culture Gut Shots - I take a shot a couple times a day before a meal. You can find on Amazon HERE
Best to take this product before bed OR first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. This product is SO good for those that suffer with Acid reflux, feel a cold coming on, bad breath, leg cramps, indigestion, it can help with weight-loss and lowering blood sugar.
You can find FIRE CIDER HERE on Amazon -> I use the one without honey.
My favorite brand is SOUL CBS - Their mission is to provide people and pets with the highest quality, all natural solutions for: pain, anxiety, inflammation, sleep, digestion, and overall health to thrive in their daily lives. It is seriously the best out there!! I take a dropper in the morning and evening!! They also have bath bombs which are amazeballs!!
You can get information about my favorite brand, SOUL, here: https://mysoulcbd.com/?afmc=110
This is another product I swear by!! It relieves insomnia, protects your heart, combats asthma, relieves anxiety, migraine headaches, bone health, etc. In a nut shell, there are a ton of benefits. I can tell you this helped the most when I was really struggling with anxiety! You spray about 20 sprays after the shower across your body or in these specific areas for best absorption: inside the elbows, behind the knees, wrists, tops of feet and stomach.
There are so many different brands out there and, honestly, I’m not 100 which would be best for you. I use a few different ones, but my go to are CALM and also EASE.