Wednesday, May 27, 2015

3 Supplements Women Should Take Every Day to Feel like a Warrior

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Photo credit: Suzanne Schroeter / Foter / CC BY-SA
All my life, I have gone back and forth about supplements.  I took so many nutrition classes in college (because they counted as science prereqs and I HATED science), and my teachers always would say, don't bother taking supplements because if you're eating right, you are "just making expensive pee."  Yes, that is what they would say.  However, the older I got, the better I started eating, and I still felt like I wasn't getting all of the nutrition that my body truly needed.  I knew that was definitely the case when I got pregnant. 

When I got pregnant, I started taking prenatals and all of a sudden my hair was thicker, my skin was effin' radiant, and I just felt really good.  You might be thinking that was all a side effect of pregnancy, and I thought so too.  However, when I had my little man, J, I kept taking my prenatals, and while my friends who had children were complaining about how their hair was falling out and they felt drained, I still felt really good.  I was coping with the sleepless nights and hormone/chemical changes pretty well.  I eventually ran out of prenatals and didn't get more.  Guess what?  My hair started falling out, my skin looked terrible, and I just didn't feel healthy anymore.  Supplements make a huge impact on your mind and body.  While you might eat like a champ, it is likely you still aren't getting all of the nutrition your body was meant to get.

Here are my top three supplements I take every day to feel like a warrior.

1.  Omega-3 - Fish Oil:  Omega-3 Fish Oil is full of omega-3 fatty acids.  They help protect your brain and heart with EPA and DHA.  It also helps make you skin look gorgeous.  I started taking Quality Encapsulations - Triple Strength Omega-3 Fish Oil and my skin looked so much better within a few days of taking it. 

Omega 3 Fish Oil - Triple Strength - 1,500 Mg Omega 3 Fatty Acids - 600 Mg DHA 800 Mg EPA - No Fishy Aftertaste - Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil - 60 Softgels

2.  Green Vibrance Powder:  Every morning I drink a super food smoothie.  This is a super food power punch.  It has 25 billion probiotics, organic grass, and freeze dried greens.  I used to take a probiotic supplement and add sea greens and other super foods in my smoothie each day, so why not save some time?  It's an awesome all in one solution.  Bonus:  no gluten!

Green Vibrance Powder 60 day supply 25.61 oz.

3.  Women's Multivitamin:  I like to take the Vitafushion women's gummy vitamin.  It has all of the vitamins and minerals a woman needs every day, and it tastes like candy!  Make sure to get a women's vitamin that is specifically for women.  This vitamin supports metabolism and bone health on top of everything else. 

Vitafusion Women's Gummy Vitamins, Natural Berry Flavors, 150 Count

What vitamins do you take every day?  Do you notice a difference when you stop, like I did?














This post contains affiliate links; Quality Encapsulations provided me a sample of Omega-3 Fish Oil to provide an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.



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