One of the most frequently asked questions on Instagram is what supplements do I take? Today, I’m sharing my Friday favorite series (albeit on Wednesday but I wanted to get it in for Feb.) of what I take in a day. I know navigating vitamins, especially vegan, can be a nightmare. Bill and I have tested a ton, and I sincerely mean that, and finally feel like we’re happy with our choices. I’m not a big fan of taking tons of vitamins but the essentials are key. Okay, let’s get this started!
I’ll take you through my day with the products I use to fuel my workouts, feed my muscles post workout and the supplements and vitamins I take daily.
This is my go-to! It fuels my workouts daily. The yerba mate energizes me – end of story. This product is a game changer. 5 calories per serving… it is my kryptonite.
This Vega Protein is my life. I’ve been using it daily for as long as I can remember. This is their best protein they make. It’s nutrient-dense. Packed with BCAA’s to help the body heal post workout. The ingredients all allow for fast healing, reduction in inflammation and overall a great protein source. I prefer vanilla but all the flavors are great.
I’m not a big pain reliever person. But natural pain relief – count me in! I started using this when I really had a lot of knee issues, inflammation and have continued to use it. Let’s face it, you cannot humanly eat enough turmeric so I take it as a supplement. It must have black pepper to absorb in the body and this product has you covered. I take 2 pills daily.
My naturopath encouraged me to start taking a vegan omega and this was the product we agreed on. Bill and I both take this daily and its been awesome. We’ve tried many. Benefits: Unlike fish oil, this product is plant based algae. Clean and free of toxins. Fatty acids are integral for eye health. Vitamin E supports cardiovascular function. DHA helps improve your immune system by supporting blood cells allowing you to fend off illnesses easily.
I take this B complex pill that covers the spectrum of B vitamins 3x a week. It states daily but I was getting too much so I cut back. This vitamin contains all of the 8 essential B vitamins which support energy and metabolism. Promotes heart health. Biotin promotes healthy hair, skin and nail growth.
Oh the journey I’ve been on with this product for years. I first started taking this years ago when I started suffering from RLS. Supposedly it would calm and relax the nerves in my legs and allow me to sleep. Well it did however I was getting up to urinate every single hour on the hour. So I stopped taking it. Sydney started taking it and loved it. No issues. Okay, whatever. My naturopath brought it up to me and I told her what had happened and she had no idea. Okay, I started again. And with that… the pee parade started again. I did a quick google to find that if you take vitamin D with it … that will happen. I stopped the vitamin D and hallelujah I slept! Plus another magical benefit to this product was that it had melatonin (so I could stop taking that) although sweetened, which IMO is the only downfall, it also makes your bowels incredibly regular and efficient. Enough said on that one. I cannot live without this product because it worked perfectly and helped settle my legs at night.
That’s a wrap. I am not sponsored by any of the products listed however I do make a nominal fee from the affiliate links in this post.
— Knead to Cook