I have been taking supplements (fancy word for vitamins, herbs, and minerals) for many years now. It seems I do not stick to the same routine for very long because:
1) I really am not sure if the current regime is doing much for me
2) I read about a new supplement and feel I must try it
Since I am nearing the big 4 0. Yes I will be forty on March 12. I feel extra pressure to take certain supplements because women need more/different nutrients as they age than let’s say someone in their 20’s does.
Now as I said I have been experimenting for years. I have been lucky enough to have a plethora of supplements available to me in the past when my husband worked for his parents nutrition company ( www.omnitrition.com ) for 15 or so years. I tried most of their products as well as other lines of products. Some things made me feel good for a short time (giving me energy) and others helped me lose weight ( I lost about 15 or so pounds).
Since I do not have the variety of supplements at my disposal anymore I really am picky as to what I take on a daily basis. Let’s face it, vitamins, herbs, and minerals are not cheap!
So this is what I take:
vitamin D, magnesium, calcium (in one pill)
vitamin E and primrose oil
melatonin (at night)
I really have to say I am not sure any of this is doing anything for me except for maybe the probiotic. I also supplement all this with Airborne tablets in my water because I am a school teacher and constantly live in fear of getting sick.
Now I also add in my morning shake, amazing grass super food ( www.amazinggrass.com ) and just recently started bovine colostrum.
I LOVE AMAZING GRASS! That I know works for me. It is a keeper.
Not sure of the other things.
What about you? What do you take? What do you think we need other than a healthy diet?