Ok! Y’all have been asking for my supplement routine for awhile now, and I shared some of it in a short REEL but it’s finally here! I must warn you- it’s pretty intense and supplements can definitely become quite costly. Do what works for you and what your doctor or naturopath recommends. I have a day and a night routine, just like I do with my skincare, and I rarely miss a day.
This post is me sharing what I do for my health. Please consult a doctor or naturopath before starting a vitamin routine. I am not a doctor, nor can I give medical advise, so please reserve medical questions for your professionals:)
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My routine has evolved as I’ve aged, and after reading books like the Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual by Dr. Lara Briden. She offers a wealth of information in these books and even gives you questions to ask your doctor to get you on the right track. I also highly regard Dr. Mark Hyman, who is a family doctor and huge proponent for eating real food. Food is medicine or poison, friends, so choose wisely! Also remembered that you cannot “out supplement” bad eating habits. Eat real food, eliminate inflammatory oils and processed sugars-and if necessary, wheat and dairy- and that’s half the battle. It’s why I eat Paleo 80% of the time and feel my best when I do.
Without further ado, here’s my supplement routine. (If you need any codes I have some at the end of the post).
First thing, I take Seed Daily Synbiotic on an empty stomach. Taking with food causes enzymes and bile to activate which can render it less effective. I usually do this right after my water and black coffee in the morning. I used to take a regular probiotic but after researching found that a synbiotic is far more effective.
Why? Gut health- this promotes healthy skin, brain, digestion, mental health, immune system, reduces inflammation and is anti aging. There’s more but I’m trying to keep the blog post short! You can read more about symbiotic benefits here.
I drink this shortly after water, Seed and coffee. It’s perfect for after my run as well.
Why? It helps to alkalize the body first thing (acidic body= disease, alkaline= health) and reduces cortisol which is caused by stress and leads to weight gain and disease. It gives me an even energy. It helps to reduce my stress. It’s filled with micronutrient superfoods like spirulina, moringa, wheat grass, ashwaganda, beet root, and lemon. Plus, it’s a great way to get my greens in one glass.
3. Vitamin D
This is the one I take along with the rest of my vitamins after my first meal of the day.
Why? Regulates mood, supports a healthy immune system, and is important for bone and cell health. It also promotes weight loss, mental health, and may even fight cancer cells. Learn more here.
4. Equilibra CBD (capsule for slow release)
I take Equilibra, since I found out that it is single sourced right on location, is farm fresh, is made by and for women, and contains 3-4 times the cannabinoids and terpenes than other OTC CBD products. They also have dosing specialists that you can chat with.
Why? OK, so the FDA HIGHLY REGULATES what you can say about CBD which is why it is harder and harder to find and list all the benefits of CBD. But here is what I am allowed to say. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, but studies show that CBD could possibly: Relieve pain, help with anxiety and depression, might alleviate cancer related symptoms, may be anti inflammatory (helping with aging and acne), and could have neuroprotective properties. NONE of these statements have been evaluated by the FDA so you need to consult your doctor. But basically, it’s all about the Endocannabinoid System which is pretty much responsible for everything in your body. Read more on that here.
5. Omega 3 (DHA). I take this one, derived from fish.
Why? It helps support the Nervous system, Fetal infant development, eye health, can help with Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms, memory, lowers risk for heart disease, improves acne, may have anti cancer effects, can ease asthma symptoms, boosts immunity, may help with depression. Learn more here.
I take two of these Essential for women multi vitamins and they can be taken with or without food. It has oil and dry ingredients in one capsule so I can take fewer pills, and is refreshing- it has mint!
Why? This multivitamin fills in nutrient gaps for me without having to add 6 additional vitamins. It includes K, Vitamin D, E Folate, Vitamin B12, Iron, Magnesium, Boron, DHA derived from micro algae, and vitamin K12. It helps with brain, Bone, Blood health, and includes antioxidant support. Code for 10% first three months: ANNAMAE
7. Allergy pill
Yes, I know… but right now I am still taking an allergy pill, but I am trying out Quercetin and I will report back to see if it works as well as this pill.
Why? Because Texas blessed me with the most epic seasonal allergies. ?
8. P5P 50
I started taking this form of B6 to help with my plantar fasciitis but found out it has other amazing benefits, so I haven’t stopped. I take one daily.
Why? Helps with the cardiovascular and neurological health, and supports metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins and helps release glycogen from the liver and muscles. Some people say it helps with plantar fasciitis and trigger finger!
9. Raw Honey
I take a teaspoon or tablespoon of this daily in the form of a spoonful, or incorporated into a snack or meal.
Why? Raw honey helps with allergies, topically and when ingested. For allergies, you may want to look for local raw honey. It is also full of natural vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants and boosts immunity and gut health. It is a great natural fuel source for runners (think packets of honey versus the artificial gel packets!) CAUTION: Never give honey to babies under 1 year old.
- Equilibria CBD (Dropper for quick release)
I take the Equilibria dropper at night- perfect for promoting relaxation and sleep.
Why? See above under Day routine. Code is ANNAMAEGROVES for 30% off your first month subscription.
I take this one nightly with all of my other supplements.
Why? Zinc helps with immunity and metabolism function. It’s important for wound healing and helps me with acne and skin health since it is anti inflammatory. It also improves memory and helps build healthy muscle. Learn more about zinc benefits here.
I take 4 of these (480 mg) nightly.
Why? Ok I could go on and on about the benefits of magnesium, but it is pretty much responsible for allllll the things in our body to function correctly, and most of us are deficient. Here’s a blog post and video I did a couple of years ago (the video is SUPER SUPER SUPER cringyyyyyy… sorry! I was just starting out lol)
I take two of these nightly. It’s important to ensure that your turmeric supplement contains black pepper, and this one has that, as well as tart cherry extract which is critical for pain relief and a plethora of other things.
Why? Turmeric is anti inflammatory and helps with soooo much. Depression, blood clots, inflammation, skin health, arthritis, could prevent certain cancers, and may help with diabetes, pain, obesity, cholesterol, and toxicity. Learn more about turmeric benefits here.
I take one of these every night with my other supplements.
Why? Taurine helps with women’s health (see hormone repair manual), and may reduce the risk of heart disease, might help decrease symptoms of Parkinson’s, helps with metabolism (cholesterol and blood pressure), can promote dental health, and athletic performance. Read more about taurine benefits here.
I drink this spicy sweet hot turmeric tea every night for sleep. It has a coconut milk base as well.
Why? Gold Tea helps support immunity, soothes muscles, promotes rest and helps with stress. It repairs the body while I rest. This tea contains turmeric, black pepper, reishi mushroom https://draxe.com/nutrition/reishi-mushroom/ , turkey tail https://draxe.com/nutrition/turkey-tail-mushroom/ lemon balm, ginger, and magnesium.
- Seed Daily Synbiotic
- Organifi Green Juice
- Vitamin D
- CBD capsule
- Omega 3 (DHA)
- Ritual Multivitamin – women
- Allegra (you can find it an any drug store)
- P5P 50
- Raw Honey (1 tsp-1 Tbsp) I like Nature Nate’s, or find a local raw honey in your area.
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