I‘ve been taking a prenatal vitamin since before getting pregnant with Liv. I haven’t had a supplement routine besides some protein powder after a work out, until now. If you read the previous posts that mentioned Jack, you know he’s breastfeeding....a lot. Sometimes every hour on the hour in his first few weeks. He was literally sucking the life out of me one feed at a time.
One morning I woke up with two very sore teeth. Seth thought I was crazy but I thought I was going to lose teeth from this kid breastfeeding! It’s a myth, but still I knew I needed help! I turned to Young Living because I turn to it for everything.. skin care for me and the kids, aromatherapy, muscle soreness, even calming the pups! So here is a quick look at what I take daily as far as supplements go. I have been using these for about a month now and feel great, even with the sleep deprivation!
Collagen (vital proteins)
The ingredients in Super C play a role in normal immune and circulatory functions, help to strengthen connective tissues, and promote overall health, vitality, and longevity.* Because our bodies cannot manufacture vitamin C, we can benefit by consuming this powerful antioxidant daily.Super C tablets also contain a good amount of your daily intake of manganese (90%), zinc (10%), and calcium (10%).
Inner defense (every other day)
We call this supplement the “first responder”. We take this when someone needs some extra immune support and especially when people are starting back to school or traveling.
Vitamin B12 keeps your nerves and red blood cells healthy. It is responsible for the smooth functioning of several critical body processes. A deficiency in Vitamin B12 is usually reported with symptoms of fatigue. Some symptoms of B2 deficiency include dull or oily hair, premature wrinkles, and split nails. It also contains B3! The top five health benefits of vitamin B3 are as follows: The primary health benefit of vitamin B3 is a significant decrease in heart disease. It helps lower the level of bad cholesterol. The health benefits of Vitamin B7 or Biotin include improved metabolism, tissue maintenance, healthy skin, weight loss, and helps in maintaining blood sugar levels. Vitamin B6 helps maintain healthy brain function, plays a key role in synthesizing antibodies that are needed to fight various diseases, and helps in maintaining normal nerve function.
This supp features over 8 billion active, live cultures to support digestive and immune health!! Supports gastrointestinal and immune health and maintain gut health. Formulated with wolf berry fiber, a naturally occuring prebiotic. It passes through the gut and promotes healthy bacteria in the colon, helping make the most of the probiotic complex! Liv now takes this in her water or juice every day to keep her regular!
Vitamin D is sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skins response to sunlight. This is crucial for bone growth.
Seasonal Blues, baby blues perhaps? Research has shown that vitamin D might play an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. In one study, scientists found that people with depression who received vitamin D supplements noticed an improvement in their symptoms.
Ningxia Red Drink (this probably deserves its own post)
It is a Macro-nutrient supplement - meaning it is the WHOLE food that your body needs. A Micro-nutrient is breaking the food apart and taking small parts out of it to use. NOT THE SAME. Our bodies thrive on the whole food and whole nutrient. It is a liquid supplement. Spoiler alert: most of our digestive systems are functioning lower that we want them too. We absorb a liquid supplement faster because the body doesn’t need to break it down. It’s easier on gut and the delivery system to our body is quicker. So. Many. Antioxidants. Antioxidants promote normal function, normal circulation, normal brain function, normal heart function, and immune support. Essential oils are added that support normal blood sugar levels, normal circulation and digestion, neurological support, immune support, and normal body detox. Ningxia Red is for EVERYONE even the doggies
Sulfurzyme powder Sulfur makes up our hair, skin, nails and is also key for rebuilding the myelin sheath around our nerves. The nerve sheath gets eaten off by toxins and heavy metals and we need sulfur for nerve communication! Sulfur also equalizes water pressure inside of our cells which supports joint health, our immune system, our digestive system and our cardiovascular system.