My Supplements for Health


Hi everyone! I thought I’d share
with you the supplements and natural products I take to
help me stay active and healthy. Please note that I am not a
doctor, so don’t take any of these things without thorough
research and talking with your doctor. These are just things
I personally have found to be useful for me. Also note that
my supplements change. I tend to discontinue one in favor of
another, or just discontinue it altogether for whatever reason.
I do believe in natural remedies and that nature can cure us
better than pharmaceuticals and synthetic products. This is why
the supplements I buy tend to come from food sources. For
instance, vitamins sourced from plants, fruits, and vegetables,
instead of the synthetic variety. It would be ideal to
actually acquire the necessary nutrients from the food we
eat, but sometimes it can be difficult, especially with the
type of diet I have. If you are vegetarian or vegan, it can
be difficult to acquire enough vitamin D and B12. Most people
in general though tend to lack these. But, I personally have
not found any vegetarian foods that has significant amounts of
vitamin D or B12. Please note, however, that just because
something is natural doesn’t mean it’s effective or safe.
What may work for me may not work for you. Before we being,
there are several things I avoid when buying supplements. One is
animal products. Many may not be aware, but a capsule tends to be
made from gelatin, often animal sourced. You have to look
specifically for vegetarian capsules, which for some
supplements can be challenging to find, especially at a
reasonable cost. Next is magnesium stearate which, from
my research, is not something I want in my supplements.
As are any other fillers and unnecessary ingredients. If you
look at ‘other ingredients’ on the label, sometimes you’ll be
shocked to see what you find. I buy ones that are mostly
all natural with no strange ingredients. Also, I try to
research long-term use of the products to make sure they are
safe. Whenever I add a new one, or stop taking one, I do so at
half the dose and slowly wean off of it or come onto it.
I spend a lot of money on supplements which is unfortunate
since I feel as though they are high quality. And for
prescriptions, the only ones I take are hormones, both
estrogen and testosterone. Other than that, there are
no other pharmaceuticals. Now onto the supplements.
Be sure to check the description to go to
specific ones if necessary. My multivitamin is Garden of
Life mykind Organics Women’s Multivitamin. This contains most
all vitamins and minerals that our body need, that are mostly
all derived from herbs, fruits, and vegetables. It does contain
some other ingredients, but nothing that looks synthetic
or odd. It is primarily for the coating of the pill to get it
down. I do struggle at times with it since it is a big pill. Another vitamin is vitamin D.
I take Garden of Life mykind Organics Vegan D3. Now some of
you may be asking, isn’t all vitamin D vegan. Actually no,
Vitamin D2 is often used for vegans and is not as effective
as D3. However, D3 often comes from sheep’s wool. So, it
was important for me to find a non-animal source. This source
is Lichen. It also has various omega fatty acids,
but most are omega-6. Next is an iodine supplement, Go
Nutrients Iodine Edge. This is a nutrient we are often lacking in
our diet. Unless you have a diet with a lot of seaweed, which is
a very high source, it may be limited in your diet, especially
the American diet. It is supposed to help with thyroid
function and detoxification of the body. Let me tell you this,
the first dose I took of this ever, which was half the
suggested dose, within an hour my throat swelled up and I
got sick. I hadn’t been sick in probably like two years, if not
longer, prior to that. While my family was also sick at the same
time and I caught it from them, I think the bug was in my system
and this was forcing it out and detoxifying me. I’ve felt fine
since at the full dose. From my research, it’s also recommended
to have a source of selenium when taking iodine. So, the
highest source of selenium is actually brazil nuts. They are
loaded. Two or three a day and you are good. I will be
replacing this product with Global Healing Center Detoxadine
Nascent Iodine when this is done. This is primarily
because it’s a better price value over this one. Next is a hormone, Intensive
Nutrition DHEA in DMSO. DHEA is a hormone that decreases as we
age. This is the only source of it that I could find that wasn’t
in capsule form. I initially tried capsules and it upset my
stomach, even at just 10mg a day. With the liquid, each drop
is 5mg which is what I started with. It is dissolved in 200
proof, or 100%, ethanol alcohol. So, that means it burns your
mouth and taste disgusting. And with the added peppermint oil in
there, it only makes it worse. Other ingredient are glycerol
which I’m not so sure about. A supplement for immunity
is Host Defense Mushrooms MyCommunity. This is one of the
most expensive products I take. It’s about 15 or so different
mushrooms with many positive immune boosting properties.
These mushrooms are very powerful. Some of them have been
used to completely eliminate breast cancer in women. Powerful
stuff. For someone like me with an autoimmune disorder and low
white blood cell count, I think this has made a
difference with my immunity. Fish oil? Omega-3? How about
Ovega-3. This is a vegetarian and vegan alternative to omega-3
fish oils. Now some of you vegetarians may be thinking,
“But what about omegas in flax, chia, and hemp?” Well, I never
knew this until recently, but here is some information, the
omega-3 fatty acids found in these products are ALA. It’s
not the same as the kind you get from fish oil, which is DHA
and EPA. I struggled to find vegetarian sources, which is
naturally from algae. Ovega-3 is one brand, as is the Nordic
Naturals Algae Omega brand. I would prefer to take that
brand, but it’s more money. Comparing the price of
vegetarian to non-vegetarian fish oils, there is no
comparison. It is extremely expensive compared to fish oil,
and you get a lot less DHA and EPA. And the thing I do not
like about this product is the fillers. It has corn starch,
carrageenan, and caramel color. All things I try to avoid. The
Nordic Naturals brand also has this in their gel capsules.
However, they also offer a liquid option which does not.
I’ve tried that, but it’s still more money and inconvenient
in liquid form since I like to store it in the refrigerator. Next is Natural Vitality Natural
Calm Magnesium Powder. This is a magnesium citrate powder you
add to water and has been quite beneficial at providing pain
relief, anxiety reduction, and relaxation. When I use it before
bed, it helps me sleep better. Another pain relief supplement
is Bluebird Botanicals CBD 6X. CBD, or cannabidiol, is from the
hemp and marijuana plant, but it doesn’t get you high. It’s
completely legal. You don’t need a license, prescription, or
anything like that to obtain it. You can buy it online. I’ve had
great success with this and it’s been the number one thing that
has helped my chronic pain and fatigue. It’s helped more than
anything else I’ve tried. I get the super concentrated variety,
which is very expensive, but lasts much longer. I also
take breaks from using it so I don’t build up a tolerance.
Currently I am using the Brainpower variety, and I have
not tried the Complete yet. All the others I have tried and
they all had the same effect on me though. For protein I use Vega Sport
Performance Protein. This is another expensive item. It’s
about $2 per serving. I am subscribed to this, and a few
other supplements, on Amazon.com so I get it cheaper, but
it’s still costly. I get the chocolate flavor which was
the cheapest at the time that I bought it and is actually very
tasty. Completely vegan, 30g of protein, a mixture of a
variety of proteins, probiotics, turmeric, and black pepper. Very
nice. I drink this and eat a banana after each workout. I
don’t workout every single day, probably about five days a
week, but I have this when I do. Unfortunately though,
it is not fully organic. Another powder supplement is
Amazing Grass Green Superfood. This has things like wheat
grass, spirulina, and many other superfoods. I add it to my
probiotic drink each morning, which is GoodBelly Probiotic
Coconut Water. I mix it in and chug it down since it is
gritty and doesn’t always taste pleasant. But, the taste is
not bad. It is an acquired taste though for some. As for products I have not tried
yet and wish to try, that would be Global Healing Center Cell
Fuzion. As the name suggests, it is supposed to help your
cells and DNA, as well as defend against free radicals and help
support aging. I’ve read reviews of how people have gotten
sensation back in areas of their body where there was nerve
damage, like surgery for example. So, I am very
interested in trying this product to see if it could help
me. I just cannot justify the cost of it. It’s $130 for 120
pills, which is essentially just a month’s worth since you are
supposed to take four pills a day. Maybe it’s amazing, I don’t
know. I’m willing to try it. But at this time, no matter how
amazing it is, I cannot afford it. The idea of it
though sounds amazing to me. As for products I have
discontinued taking, but still wanted to mention, that would be
NatureWise Curcumin, also known as turmeric. I discontinued it
because it wasn’t having as much effect on me as my other
products have. Turmeric is a good anti-inflammatory. If
you are interested in it, I recommend this brand since
their turmeric also has ginger and black pepper extract which
greatly helps the absorption. You don’t want to take turmeric
without black pepper extract. So those are my supplements.
It’s a lot, and at one point I was taking even more, but
I’ve discontinued the ones that weren’t benefitting me.
Regardless, don’t use this as medical advice. But, I am
curious if any of you use similar or the same products.
Let me know in the comments. Thank you for watching and I
hope you have a wonderful day.

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