My Picks For A Solid Vitamin Routine

September 3, 2015

Be sure you're taking the right vitamins! Here are my favorite picks for a solid vitamin routine

Disclosure: I’m a CVS Blogger Ambassador, the following post is written as part of that ambassadorship.  

Vitamins and supplements are one of the easiest things we can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle- even easier than remembering to drink enough water each day!  Of course, vitamins should never replace attempts to eat healthy to get all the necessary nutrients we would get from healthy food- but that’s why they’re called supplements, they’re add-ons to ensure all of your needs are met.

As I get older, I have realized that creams and lotions only do so much for skin and hair health- nutrition should be part of your beauty routine as well!

Here are my favorite vitamin picks:

Radiance Vitamins from CVS

A Daily Women’s Vitamin
At the very least, a basic daily women’s vitamin will be formulated to help you get the nutrients you need to be healthy and happy.  A women’s multivitamin can be taken with a meal- so have it at a spot you’ll remember to take it. I keep mine by my computer desk so I always see them when I return from lunch and take them.

Hair Skin & Nails Formula
I have notoriously thin nails and my hair takes a beating from color treatment and heat styling.  I take a supplement with biotin, folate and niacin to help make my hair and nails healthier from the inside out.  Biotin is one of my personal favorite vitamins because it has worked miracles on my hair, skin and nails.

Fish Oil
Fish oil is full of omega-3s that are known to support heart health and has the side benefit of helping your hair and skin get prettier too.   Fish oil is also been linked to lowered cholesterol and mood boosting benefits as well.

Vitamin D
Vitamin D is to regulate the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in your bones and keep your cells functioning at maximum capacity.  If you’re not getting enough sunshine, a vitamin D supplement can help- but it also makes for a great moisturizer too!  Vitamin D helps minimize acne, boost elasticity, stimulate collagen production, enhance radiance, and lessen lines and the appearance of dark spots.

Vitamin E Oil

I have really dry skin, Vitamin E is awesome for scars, stretch marks and really keeping skin fabulously supple.  While you can take it internally, I consider this as part of my vitamin routine.  It’s great for internal or external use to keep skin healthy and pretty!

Vegetarian SuperGreens Radiance

If you’re not into leafy greens, add this to a berry smoothie to get your superfoods!

Green Superfoods
Just like I cautioned earlier- vitamins should be a supplement won’t override a bad diet.  Having green superfoods in a capsule or added to your smoothies won’t make up for junk food- but when you’re busy and you need a boost, you can at least be sure you’re getting a dose of green veggies.  I have been using a powder with green tea in my morning smoothies for a boost.  (here’s what I use).

Probiotics are live organisms that are considered “good” bacteria, or bacteria that strengthen the immune system and help us to digest food. Taking a great probiotic supplement will keep things chugging along (need I say more?) and when you’re digesting well, you feel well.  Yes it’d be nice to eat yogurt and fresh fruits to help things digest, but like with your leafy greens mentioned before- that’s not always possible.  Be proactive with a probiotic that can go where you go (no trip to the grocery store required!).

A Bit About The Vitamins In My Regimen: 

CVS/pharmacy has a line of premium vitamins and supplements for health-conscious consumers that are 100% preservative-free.  The Radiance PLATINUM line offers more premium options including certified non-GMO, gluten free, certified organic, and those suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.

The line contains vitamins and supplements with various benefits, including popular options such as probiotics, Fish Oil, vitamin D, C and B-12, as well as multivitamins for both men and women.  All CVS/pharmacy Brand products are 100% satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.



Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at or with the appropriate manufacturers.

10 comments so far.

10 responses to “My Picks For A Solid Vitamin Routine”

  1. Fish oil works really well for me, I’ve found. Currently, I’m a big fan of gummy vitamins. Mostly because it’s like eating candy. I’ll look into this line!

    • Shannyn says:

      Whenever I forget my vitamins, I always raid my boyfriend’s awesome gummy vitamin stash..hahah… I love gummy vitamins too..I wish Sour Patch had more vitamins in them, I’d be so happy!

  2. Thanks for the tips! I generally take a multivitamin but know I should look into adding a few more personal ones to my list. I really hate taking those big pills though – I’m kind of a baby and have the gummy multivitamins lol

    • Shannyn says:

      Totally Alexandrea! Luckily these aren’t too big- the biggest is the fish oil pill and it’s not too bad…plus it doesn’t make you gassy. I don’t know if you’ve ever taken fish oil pills that make you burpy but it’s awful, luckily these aren’t!

  3. Renee says:

    I need to get better about taking vitamins daily I need some additional IRON in my diet!

    • Shannyn says:

      Yes, I was off the wagon for awhile, but I keep them next to my computer at my desk, so I usually remember to take them… Some folks have a daily pill planner but I find that having them where I am a lot, I usually remember them after lunch when I get back to my desk.

  4. Molly says:

    I know I should be taking vitamins but I never do. Thanks for this post, I’ll have to research all of these for me personally 🙂

  5. Foster says:

    the fish oil capsule, which is full of omega-3 must be of wild fish, not the farm fish because only wild fish contains omega-3 oil, and I have read that it is pretty rare, so we must take it cautiously.


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