Every morning I take a good amount of vitamins and depending how I feel I will take an allergy pill. I am blessed with allergies. In every two days I take an Iron pill because I have very strong pills. I also have some other pills put away, like Garlic pills, cranberry pills, MSM powder, multivitamins and few others that I can’t even remember. But for now they are not on my every day list.
Mostly I have B vitamins – B1, B6 and B12.
B1 (Thiamine) helps the body make healthy new cells. It’s often called an anti-stress vitamin.. When carbo-loading (either to prepare for a big race or just because pizza tastes that good), studies say this vitamin is necessary to help break down those simple carbohydrates. So that is why I take B1 – stress and that I can have that extra slice of pizza 🙂
B6 (Pyridoxine) helps regulate levels of the amino acid homocysteine (associated with heart disease). Pyridoxine is a major player in mood and sleep patterns because it helps the body produce serotonin, melatonin and norepinephrine, a stress hormone. rheumatioid arthritis. This helps also with converting carbs so this I take to support B1. Not sure if it makes sense or not.
B12 (Cobalamin) helps prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia that makes people tired and weak. I started taking this supplement when I felt very tired all the time 2 years ago and my family doctor suggested it. After 2 days of taking this I felt this amazing energy flow, it was awesome!!! But I guess my body got used to it and not as much energy any more or might be because this winter just sucked the life out of me 🙂
Probiotics are good for your gut health and helps you with your overall digestive health. I also eat a lot of fermented foods so that also helps me with my digestion. I start my day with a glass of kefir (keefir).
Last but not least, I take two pills of apple cider vinegar every morning and if I remember I also take 2 pills at night before bed. In the natural health world, apple cider vinegar is considered a cure-all, improving digestion, boosting immunity and promoting weight loss. While vinegar has been shown to help control appetite, it’s not a miracle cure for obesity. I feel it helps me with keeping my weight in check. It might be a mind game and I do a lot of other stuff to manage my health and weight, but I feel it benefits me great deal.
When I did my research what vitamins “internet” suggests to take, I put together a list what we really need and non of these I take. I wonder if I should add any of these on my grocery list now…. Beta carotene, Calcium, Folic acid, Iron, Multivitamin, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamins C, D and E.
The trouble with me is that I can not take MULTIVITAMINS. I just feel sick to my stomach and I have the worst nausea attack. I have tried like 5 different company and they all give me the same reaction. Have you had a similar experience?
Which vitamins, supplements are you taking? Do you feel they work?