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It is time to make a change. Over the past
Essential Daily Supplements
The first and by far the simplest adjustment (let’s just ease into this whole thing shall we) I’ve made so far is incorporating dietary supplements into my daily routine. I tried to be selective(ish), only picking ones that had multiple benefits that would help me in the areas that I’m most concerned about and deficient i.e., Digestion, Lack of Energy, Sleep Loss, Acne, and Weight Loss.
Apple Cider Vinegar Caplets
I’ll be honest I tried out this TSC detox drink containing Apple Cider Vinegar and I just couldn’t hang. But after some sleuthing on the interwebs I found out that these caplets have all the same benefits and are a lot easier pill to swallow (pun intended). Why in the heck would you want to ingest vinegar on the reg? The better question is why wouldn’t you?? The list of benefits are long and plenty, but here a few of my favorites:
Magnesium has become my ride or die can’t live without it supplement. I was surprised to learn that over 80 percent of adults are deficient in magnesium (meaning you probably are too). I initially started taking magnesium to help keep me…for lack of a better word regular, but I ultimately discovered that it was helping with so much more than that! Magnesium is extremely important for your metabolism, enzyme function, energy production, and for balancing nitric oxide (NO) in the body, and can also help manage PMS, Anxiety, Insomnia, and Stress Breakouts.
Let’s break it down shall we. Probiotics are the naturally occurring “good” bacteria. They live in your gut and have a major role in your over all wellness. A healthy person has 100 trillion friendly bacteria in your intestinal tract. These “good” bacterias aid in digestion, boost your immune system, and keep bad bacteria and yeast in check. AKA probiotics can help prevent episodes of lactose intolerance, poor digestion, and diarrhea. When bad bacteria is left unchecked you can also suffer from chronic inflammation which is a big culprit behind acne and poor skin tone. And remember: when picking a probiotic quality matters! Make sure to get one from your local health food store in the refrigerated section with at least 20 to 50 billion live organisms per dose and contain a combination of different strains of lactobacillus and bifidobacteria. I prefer formulated for women to be the most effective for me, especially with warding off yeast infections! Bottom line a healthy gut is able to absorb nutrients and eliminate toxins, which will ultimately help with weight loss.
Whenever I feel a cold coming on I alway reach for the Zinc. It is a great supplement to boost your immune function, and keep you feeling healthy year round. As a side benefit, it can also help clear up your skin! Zinc regulates cell production and turnover, which will help reduce the amount of natural oil your skin is producing aka less clogged pores. Don’t take it on a completely empty stomach; I find it upsets my tummy if I haven’t eaten a little something first.
Long story short Fish oil has a TON of benefits that are used in the treatment of many health issues including: heart disease, ADHD, anxiety, depression, high cholesterol, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, alzheimer’s disease, eczema, diabetes, cancer, weakened immunity, autoimmune disease and macular degeneration. It’s also been proven to aid the body in weight loss, fertility, healthy pregnancy, healthy skin and increased energy.
As some of you may have seen from Instagram, I am complete obsessed with my new right hand ring stack from Robbins Brothers. I have been dying to create the perfect stack for a while now, so when I saw the new Stacked Collection at their Arlington location, I flipped! I love that there are so many different styles and metal color options to give your stack a bespoke feel. Y’all know I immediately went straight for the diamond ring in rose gold first, I can’t help myself haha. But for a good stack I think it’s imporant to mix metals I also added this white gold art deco one as well. I also added this twisted rope band to give the trio an added texture. Make sure to check out the collection online or find a store near you!