Vitamins & Supplements for a Healthy Family

You will never see me promote anything on here, sponsored or otherwise, that I haven’t used myself and researched before using. This post is not sponsored and I have never been sponsored by the brands listed.

Do you take vitamins or supplements? What about your kids? It can be overwhelming at times as a parent figuring out what your child needs let alone finding the time to research what you need for yourself. This is a list of what has worked and is working for me and my family.

MY RECOMMENDATIONS WHEN PURCHASING VITAMINS/SUPPLEMENTS

I take the responsibility of sharing my opinions and recommendations very seriously and would NEVER post about a product without researching it to the best of my ability. So what are some of my recommendations when purchasing vitamins/supplements? I am glad you asked…

1. WHAT YOU EAT IS KEY

It is important to keep in mind that vitamins and supplements are a support to your diet. Your diet is the key to healthy living. You CANNOT take enough vitamins or supplements to counteract a bad diet.

2. GET FAMILIAR WITH THIRD PARTY TESTING

It is important to become your own advocate and do your own research. Without this testing there is no way to determine if what is actually inside matches what the label says. The FDA does NOT monitor vitamins and supplements so ANYTHING could be put in these products.

USP and Consumer Lab (there are a few others as well) are third party unbiased companies that are hired by the vitamin company to test their products including product validity, absorbability, and make sure there is no added ingredients or the amount in the ingredients matches the label.

3. GMO-FREE

If possible try to limit the amount of GM ingredients in your vitamins. An easy way to do this is to be sure that your products are free of the most common GM ingredients: corn, sugar beets, high fructose corn syrup, and soy.

MY RECENT VITAMIN ORDER

This week I received my vitamin order in the mail and I thought it would be fun to share what we use in our household. Remember to check with your doctor before taking any new vitamin or supplement. 

Vitamins Supplements Healthy Family

For the last few months I have been using Integrative Therapeutics – Clinical Nutrients for Women. I love this vitamin, you can see the supplement facts in the picture below! If you decide to try out this brand my only recommendation would be take with your meal and work up to the three tablets. If you have never experienced a Niacin flush, they aren’t super pleasant, and I am guessing somewhat equates to what a hot flash feels like, in addition to your joints becoming flaming red because of increased vasodilation. FYI, these don’t smell super great so if you notice an odd oder it is probably coming from these vitamins. My naturopath recommended this brand. Josh is also taking the Men’s version – Integrative Therapeutics – Clinical Nutrients for Men. $25 for 90 tablets, 3 tablets daily

Integrative Therapeutics Clinical Nutrients for Women Label

Thorne Research – Meriva-500 is an anti-infalmmatory supplement derived from Turmeric. Thorne is such an amazing brand! Super high quality! If you have an autoimmune disorder this is something to look into and talk with your doctor about. I also take this during that certain time each month instead of an ibuprofen and it works just as well. $28 for 60 capsules, 2 capsules daily

I have taken Innate Response – Adrenal Response for the last year for adrenal support. Adrenal fatigue is estimated to affect around 80 percent of people in the world. Most people struggle with adrenal fatigue at some point in their lives. Symptoms include: body aches, trouble concentrating, racing thoughts, moodiness and,irritability, always tired, feeling overwhelmed, hormone imbalance, and cravings for sweet and salty foods. If you have adrenal fatigue, it can also be a major cause of excess fat storage and low energy levels. $51 for 90 tablets, 2 tablets daily

The be all and end all to any kid vitamin – SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins. I could seriously eat this whole bottle. Supplement facts shown in the picture below. Josh and I have been known to sneak a few of these as a treat every so often, I know, I know, it is so bad, but these are just so good. They are chewy, sweet, without artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup, and the best part GMO-FREE! In order to stop eating the kids vitamins we now have a bottle of SmartyPants Vitamins Adult Gummy Multivitamins. I promise we are not overdosing on vitamins, we maybe have 1 a day, if that (an adult serving is 6 yummies). $16 for 120 gummies, 4 gummies daily

SmartyPants Kids Complete Vitamin Label

Lastly, we take SFH Stronger Faster Healthier SO3+D3 Super Omega-3 Liquid Fish Oil EPA+DHA (Orange) and I also take Integrative Therapeutics – Bio-Zyme® between meals. I know this might sound like a lot to some but to me and my family it is just part of our routine. Having dealt with an autoimmune disorder I know how fast your body can revolt against you. This is why I have made a commitment to learn as much as I can in order to promote the ongoing health of myself and my family.

I would love to know if you take any vitamins or supplements. Leave a comment below and let me know.

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