This is a much debated topic as it should be! I’m #sorrynotsorry, but no pill is going to cure a disease, burn all of your excess body fat in 7 days, make you never want a piece of chocolate again or magically give you a smokin’ body like Jessica Biel or my personal favorite fitness gal: Vanessa Tib. I wish!! But it’s not that easy, folks. It takes work, effort, self-love, being clear and confident with your priorities and being consistent over time with your eating and training in order to be well, healthy (inside and outside) and fit!
Food and exercise first. Then vitamins and supplements.
So here’s the skinny and my take on vitamins and supplements…
According to WebMD, vitamins and supplements primary function is to fill in small nutrient gaps. They are “supplements” intended to add to your diet and not replace a healthy meal or regular exercise. Even though eating REAL FOOD is still, and always will be, the best source of nutrients, no one’s diet is perfect and none of us are getting any younger. Some common health issues that can be helped with vitamins and supplements are:
- We are lacking in Vit D (I wish living in a sunny state like Colorado was enough, but it’s not).
- We are all tired as sh** due to our busy lives that we continue to be slaves to….by choice!
- We’ve taken antibiotics since we were small children. It has reeked havoc on our digestive systems (stomachs) killing the good bacteria that is necessary for our body to keep working as it should and because of this many people feel bloated, gassy, uncomfortable and distended every day!
- We have high blood pressure, are at risk for heart disease (it’s the leading cause of death for women – so scary) and our bodies suffer from inflammation due to intense exercise, daily stressors of life like work, relationships, raising kids and eating a bunch of crap.
So which vitamins and supplements do I take for the above issues?
(click on the links below to learn more about each product and to order)
It’s a turbo-charged multi-vitamin with extra antioxidants made with aloe that aids with absorption into your body and contains extra Vit D and B12! Vit D supports extra calcium absorption for our bones and improves muscle function. B12 boosts energy!! It also helps regulate your central nervous system (i.e. STRESS), aids in cell reproduction and renewal of skin (hello, anti-aging) and protects against heart disease and high blood pressure. Take 2 every day.
It’s a probiotic which will balance the good and bad bacteria in your intestinal and digestive tract. If you’ve ever taken an antibiotic, you need to take a probiotic. Most illnesses, diseases and health issues stem from your gut. A probiotic will encourage your internal systems to work efficiently and harmoniously. Probiotics help eliminate gas, bloating and will also HELP SEE YOUR ABS!!!
Take 2 every day.
It’s plant-based omegas! No more fishy aftertaste from fish and krill oil. Omegas help burn fat and build muscle, decrease inflammation, lower risk of heart disease, promote joint and muscle health and feed your brain. Take 2 every day.
These products are all-natural and non-GMO. There are also supplements you can take for weight loss like Plexus Slim. Click here to learn more and to order any of these vitamins and supplements.
Last thing to remember: Taking vitamins and supplements is not an excuse to slack off. Make eating well and training hard and smart your LIFESTYLE! You won’t regret it!