Vitamins! We all know were supposed to take them, BUT WHICH ONES? There are so many to choose from. And so many brands! Knowing what to take can be kind of stressful ( at least it is for me ). Luckily my boyfriend, Chris ( and his mom ) know basically all there is to know about vitamins & supplements and what to take for what bodily issue and when.
Since all of us don’t have a Chris to ask every time we have a question about a vitamin, I thought I’d share my personal vitamin cocktail with ya’ll in hopes it might help some of you.
Here is what I take & why:
- BOSWELLIA: I personally have a lot of joint inflammation issues and it’s been a painful, stressful, exhausting journey figuring out what works for me and my body in terms of being able to move and use my joints normally ( without taking prescribed medication ). Boswellia is a natural growing tree native it India and is the best natural alternative treatment for arthritis. Last summer I couldn’t even go for a half a mile walk without my hips, knees and ankles freezing up for days afterwards, making normal movements very hard, leaving me in tears and serious pain. Not ideal. I take Boswellia twice a day and have hardly any joint issues! Some days are harder than others and some activities still aren’t as easy as they should be, but I attribute how much better my joints feel to Boswellia.
- KRILL OIL: Krill Oil is my alternative to Fish Oil ( Fish Oil gives me the grosses fishy tasting burps I just can’t handle that ), which means it has all the same awesome benefits! Packed with Omega 3 fatty acids ( EPA & DHA ) can lower cholesterol and prevent blood clots. It is also anti inflammatory ( WIN ), and can help with better digestion. It keeps everything in your body moving along just how it should be. It also eases PMS symptoms, helps your skin glow from the inside out, helps keep your hair healthy, shiny, and growing, and can even help brighten your mood.
- VITAMIN B – 12: Taking B 12 benefits your mood, your memory, your digestion, your skin & hair, and your energy levels. I mean, what more do you need to know?
- GOAT MILK PROBIOTIC BLEND: Probiotics are important for keeping your gut healthy and working as smooth as possible. There are millions of probiotics out there, I’ve been taking this one because Chris got it from Swanson’s and it’s been working great for him & I. Its formulated from happy healthy goats milk, where they are raised with no hormones, they are free to graze on pesticide and herbicide free land is formulated to ensure that the beneficial microorganisms remain active while passing through the digestive system.
Here’s my best advice: Do. Your. Research. Listen to your body, it will always tell you what it needs! I am by no means a doctor or a vitamin specialist or nutritionist. I take what makes me feel better and would love to help someone else that may suffer from the same issues I suffer from.
What are ya’lls ride or die vitamins or supplements?! And why?