Lately I’ve been wondering if I should start taking some different vitamins or health supplements. I have a current vitamin routine as scheduled below but there are so many different vitamins and supplements out there!
My Current Vitamin Regimen
Right now I don’t take anything ridiculously special but I do try to take a few things regularly. I’ve found that they help me feel better and live a better lifestyle.
Here’s the vitamins and supplements I currently take:
I buy all my vitamins through Amazon, Kroger, or Kirkland, which is why I have those certain brands. I’m not a brand snob for vitamins though and seem to think they all work equally as well when I use them.
I did notice a remarkable increase in energy when I was suffering from low energy when I started taking both Vitamin D and Vitamin B12. It’s a combination that did amazing things for me and gave me the energy I was needing.
Trying New Vitamins & Supplements
The problem with trying new vitamins and supplements is that I don’t quite know what I should or want to be taking.
I have a new friend who works for a local company that makes dietary supplements that contain fruit and vegetable juice extracts fortified with added vitamins and nutrients. They are supposed to help you get the nutrients you need and might not be getting from your normal diet. It seems like a good idea to take some of these and I know other friends who really enjoy it as part of their lifestyle. One jokes that it’s the only fruits and vegetables he gets (admittedly not a great plan, haha).
Fruits & veggies > supplements.
Supplements > crappy diet.
These types of vitamins and supplements are especially good for people that eat a little too much processed food and not enough fresh produce, something I’ve been guilty of at times. I try to get as many fruits and veggies as possible but I could always get more. Perhaps a supplement is something I should consider since I know my diet isn’t 100% on the fruit and veggie front?
I know there are a ton of ways to get vitamins and dietary supplements – you can buy them at the grocery store, buy them from a mlm provider like AdvoCare, buy them in bulk on Amazon, etc.
I guess my main problems are deciding which direction to go and which vitamins and supplements to buy for myself. I suppose I should go visit the doctor and see what deficiencies I may have and go from there. I’d like to tailor my vitamin and supplement intake to support my body and what it actually need.
Since I’m playing around with my vitamins and supplements, I’m also wondering what everyone else takes. Are there things you take and recommend? Anything you think I’m missing from my list of vitamins?
What about you? Do you take general vitamins? Special dietary supplements? A more in depth specialized program?