Don’t Overload on Supplements
How many supplements a day are you taking, 2 3 10?
I agree with you:
- That our soil is depleted
- That we don’t get daily nutritional recommendations from our food
- That we are too busy to organize every meal of the day
BUT… let me ask you something, how do you know if that supplement you are taking is actually absorbing into your body and doing what it says it does?
Yes, feeling the difference is one way to tell that it’s working. I think you’ll agree with me that most of the time you just assume it’s working… right?
This blog is not about the ingredients in your supplements, even though you should be paying close attention to it and if you are interested I’ll be happy to send you a paper “Ingredients In Your Supplements” to show you what ingredients should NOT be in your supplements.
This blog post is about what are some of the supplements you should be taking most of the time.
Even though we are living in a beautiful sunny Southern California most of us are Vit D deficient.
One of the reasons because media has put a fear of sun exposure in us. Another reason is using sunblocks and not allowing the healing benefits of the sun to be absorbed into our body, and even when you are exposed to the sun how much of that exposure is actually converting into Vit D?
Vitamine D is a must to take, preferably sublingually so it doesn’t have to go through your digestive tract.
If you are vegan or vegetarian then you are most likely already taking B vitamins. Even if you are eating animal protein you should consider taking B vitamins especially B 12. In most of my patients blood work it shows B12 deficiency.
My third daily must is Magnesium. Magnesium plays a vital role in over 300 enzyme functions in your body. Some of its benefits would be bone health, heart health, PMS, migraines, etc. We do get some of it from our diet, from foods like nuts & seeds, dark leafy greens, salmon, broccoli, avocado, beans.
As a pain relief specialist I see many clients with muscle cramps, numb & tingling extremities and this could be magnesium deficiency.
Magnesium is also recommended to take in the case of constipation, and the rule of thumb is take in the evening, gradually increase the dose until you get diarrhea then back up one capsule.
My favorite way of getting my magnesium besides from foods is lotion or oil from Ancient Minerals. Suggested daily dose is between 300-500 mgr.
We are individuals and our needs for supplements are specific to our body’s needs.
Before you start any supplement program consult with your doctor, especially if you are being treated for any specific conditions.