I credit my health to, not only, my nutritional efforts but to my natural vitamin supplement routine as well. I take a slew of supplements every day!
Here is a peek into my medicine cabinet!
Probiotics (2 tabs daily on an empty stomach)
Probiotics literally mean pro-life; which makes a whole lot of sense considering over 60% of our immunity and wellness resides within our digestive tract. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that repopulate the bacteria within our digestive tract; and they promote digestion, immunity and work to keep our digestive tract healthy.
The two main cultures are Lactobacillus Bulgaricus and Lactobacillus Acidophilus and they are living culture, so look for probiotics that must be refrigerated.
Fermented foods are excellent probiotic sources, which include:
- Kefir- fermented milk
- Miso- fermented soybeans
- Sauerkraut- fermented cabbage.
I would not recommend heating these foods over 118 degrees celsius, in order to keep the active cultures alive as long as possible.
Sea Vegetables (2 tabs daily)
- Blue/Green Algae
Sea vegetables contain over 10x the minerals than land vegetables; and they are rich in calcium, iron, zinc and amino acids. Sea vegetables offer a wide range of health benefits, including relief from symptoms of:
Raspberry Ketones (2 tabs daily)
This potent female tonic is beneficial for women of all ages, from your first period to menopause. They are high in usable minerals that strengthen the pelvic region, thus preparing the uterus for conception and delivery; and relieving menstruation cramps.
Raspberry ketones also help with the hormonal imbalances that characterizes the female fertility period- from our teens to our early 50′s. Since taking raspberry ketones my periods have gotten substantially easier- as easy as periods can be I suppose!
Vitamin D (1000 IU’s daily)
This is a fat soluble vitamin, so unlike vitamin C which is water soluble, the whole dosage can be taken at once, without worry that half of it will be urinated out.
Vitamin D is crucial for those who reside in norther climates where sun exposure in the winter month is scarce; and is essential for bone growth and renewal, as well as the assimilation of calcium and phosphorus. Without vitamin D we may find ourselves S.A.D, struck down with Seasonal Affected Disorder; which is seasonal depression resulting from vitamin D deficiency.
Omega 3 Fatty Acid (2 tabs daily)
In North America where our diets are heavy in animal proteins we tend to get enough omega 6 fatty acids; but tend to be deficient in omega 3 fatty acids, which are plant based, derived from foods like chia and hemp seeds. However the balance is crucial, because when we are balanced in both essential fatty acids, we boost our good cholesterol (HDL), increase our energy, enable weight loss and ensure healthy skin, hair and nails. The balance is VERY important, as an imbalance can lead to memory problems and reproductive challenges.
Milk Thistle (1 dropper full daily, under the tongue)
This a boozer’s best friend, as this potent liver detoxifier helps to rebuild damaged liver cells.
Milk thistle comes in tincture (liquid) form or tablet; I take the tincture under my tongue daily, because under the tongue is where it will be absorbed into bloodstream the quickest.
I take milk thistle daily; however, if I plan on enjoying a few adult libations, I take a dropper full BEFORE going out, then AFTER going out before bed and then the following morning; due to the nature of this plant, it is impossible to overdose, so go wild if you like to indulge!
This is a plants food source, and it fuels their growth from a cellular level, so imagine what it can do for us! And this is a natural breath freshener and body deodorizer, so if you feel that you may get a little ripe by the end of the day, this may be just what you need. I add it to my water everyday and it tastes deliciously minty!
So there it is, the best health supplements for women- for this woman anyways. What’s supplements are in your natural health routine, please comment below!