Power to the Supplements

Instead of spring cleaning I’m a big fan of new year cleaning. So, this January I reorganized our entire kitchen area; the pantry, the refrigerator, cabinets, drawers, all sponsored by my trips to The Container Store. And this year I added a supplement cabinet! The shelf right above the wine and champagne glasses.

Supplements to me are the easiest good thing you can do for your body. Throw them in a smoothie, thrown them in a breakfast parfait, thrown them in some night time tea, just throw them back, what have you! For the most part you can pick however is most convenient. And convenience is key.

Here’s a break down of what currently in my cabinet and any tips and tricks:

The Beauty Chef Glow Advanced Inner Beauty Powder

This is all around nirvana. It’s organic, its bio-fermented, it has 500 million probiotics, it has essential vitamins and minerals, it will support your gut health and help give you the glowy skin we all want. It is an investment, but I think it’s definitely one worth going for. I mix this in smoothies (it has a berry taste) or I put it in tea and blend. I found mine at Nordstrom, but The Greenway Shop also carries The Beauty Chef and it’s more convenient than the mall and very cute.

Hum Nutrition

Hum made the “where do I start” and “what do I need to take” so easy. You take a quick quiz and then a nutritionist analyzes your results and recommends a mix of their different supplements. My nutritionist recommended:

  • Uber Energy: a lot of the B vitamins and adaptogens, helps fight daily fatigue and tension
  • Red Carpet: black currant seed oil and vitamin E, good for hair and glowing skin
  • Daily Cleanse: green algae and herbs, detoxes your skin, liver, bowel, kidneys, lungs, and lymphatic system

I also bought the Here Comes The Sun (D3, I recently read that most of us aren’t getting enough vitamin D), OMG! Omega The Great their omega-3 fish oil, and Wing Man (milk thistle) which supports liver detox and dark circles AKA help after a few drinks.

I can definitely tell a difference when I forget to take them. I don’t take all six every day; I bought a daily pill box on Amazon and I customize it based on what my week looks like.

Activated Charcoal

This is my go to if I had a good cheat meal. It’s detoxifying and helps digestive issues. I can also use it as an anti hang over because it doesn’t take much these days.

Digestive Enzymes

I really try to remember to take this before each meal. This was recommended to me after I had my first colonic (post on that to come). It helps break down food and absorb the nutrients better. I have one bottle in my purse (big purse perks) and one in our kitchen to make it convenient.

Turmeric

This is a super food! There’s a list of what this healing spice can do. Recent studies have also shown that turmeric can help shed belly fat. It also gives you a metabolic boost and helps reduce blood sugar levels.

Maca

Another super food to boost energy and reduce stress hormones and I’ve read it could enhance sexual desire, grrr.

L-Glutamine

I noticed this tip on Instagram from Dr Frank Lipman. He suggests to take two before any social event if your trying to control your sugar cravings and you can alleviate the stalking of the desserts or not so healthy apps.

Spirulina

Another super super food. I try to put it in any smoothie I make because it’s that good. It’s said to be the most nutrient dense food on the planet; look it up! And if you need some inspo, follow Melissa Wood on Insta; she introduced me to it.

Tips:

  • Gaia and Garden of Life are two good brands that I’ve found are good quality.
  • Get the pill box! Throw it in your purse and re-stock every Sunday.
  • There are so many discount codes out there for Hum. Check out Almost 30 and The Balanced Blonde podcast websites.
  • Make is as convenient for yourself as possible: alerts, notes, set them out in the morning.

Let nature work for you! What are your favorite supplements?? Let me know in the comments or on Instagram!

Xx, Kalain

*I feel like I need to put this because I see others do it. These supplements work for me; it could not be for you. I’m not a doctor. This is not medical advice.

 

 

 

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