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