Supplements :: Pantry Basics & Stocking Stuffers

 

This year why not give the gift of HEALTH. Afterall, supplements are super expensive. A great way to treat yourself and a loved one. 

I made a great thorough list of stuff we/I take everyday and why this year these supplements are more important than ever. 

But before I list off all these things. I wanted to talk about UV light and Vit D. I talked about this in a post earlier this month. But one option I did not give everybody was that of a Vit D lamp. For those of you who don't live near the ocean or live where it's cold, I would suggest you get one.

Even I am getting one {a lamp, not a bed} this year for Christmas and I live by the ocean in Sunny San Diego. 

The lamp will allow you to get all the Vit D and UV light you need, according to some experts, without having to be outside or take supplements? I know this might freak some people out, if it does, then supplements are a great option as well. It's up to you.

Here is my list, what I always take {Santa, I hope you are reading}:

  • Medicinal Mushrooms for immunity {take daily, not just when sick AND cordyceps for athletes} 
  • Kelp {and other seaweed for iron, immune, etc} 
  • Green Powder {preferably Vita Mineral Greens} 
  • Spirulina
  • Honey {it's expensive, so why not ask for it for Christmas?}
  • Superfoods {goji berries, cacao, maca, bee pollen + royal jelly, etc} 
  • Vit D for proper calcium absorption and immunity
  • Krill oil
  • Probiotics {usually they need refrigeration, so they won't make a good stocking stuffer} 
  • Vegan Protein {hemp and/or sprouted rice
  • Coconut oil 
  • Magnesium {I often take it with potassium and silica for electrolyte balance - a good hangover cure}
  • B12 for vegetarians

Below, are the supplements my children take everyday- a good combination of DHA, greens & Vit D! They also get some of the above things everyday as well like hemp protein, coconut oil, honey, green powder, etc.

 

Of course this is just a list of what I, Juli, and my family takes and recommend if you are looking for additional sources of protein, iron, b-12, antioxidants, and beauty supplements and immune boosters. You will need to check with your physician/nutritionist to be sure these supplements are right for you! Every individual is different which is why personalized health care is SO important! 

Have a fun time stuffing those stockings! Happy Healthy Holidays!