4 Supplements every high-performing woman should add to their daily routine...
Wait, I need supplements too?
I know you're probably thinking, how in the world do I know what supplements I need to be taking?
Unfortunately, it is challenging to consume all the necessary nutrients we need for our bodies to thrive in our modern world. Having a well-balanced diet and supplementation is especially important to Alpha women like you and me, who are always on the go. I take my health very seriously and have done enormous research on supplementations and having a naturopath doctor, chiropractor, and midwife on my team of advisors.
Below are the four supplements I know now to be essential to our health. Please note, it is always a good idea to have a blood panel done by your doctor to know with precision which vitamins and minerals you currently lack.
1. Fish Oil - The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends eating 1–2 portions of fish per week. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish provide many health benefits, including protection against several diseases. If you don’t eat 1–2 servings of fish per week, fish oil supplements can help you get enough omega-3s. I love this brand as it’s easily digestible.
2. Vitamin D - Having good levels of vitamin D is critical now more than ever. Vitamin D is HIGHLY ANTI-VIRAL. Even against a Pandemic-inducing virus. In addition to the known benefits of supporting healthy bone development and growth, it has been documented to boost the immune system and support overall heart and cardiovascular health. Ask your health care provider to test your vitamin D levels, and if lower than 30ng/ml, start taking a supplement like this ASAP. The easiest way to ensure your vitamin D levels are healthy is to get at least 15 minutes of direct sun exposure every day (even in the winter)! Food sources of Vitamin D include salmon, herring, sardines, cod liver oil, canned tuna, and egg yolks (chickens need to be free-range for sun exposure). You can also find foods fortified with Vitamin D like milk.
3. Ion Gut Health - It’s hard to maintain a healthy gut with all the toxins we are exposed to every day. A healthy gut contains bacteria and immune cells that fight off infectious agents like bacteria, viruses, and fungi. A healthy gut also communicates with the brain through nerves and hormones, which helps maintain general health and well-being. I’ve recently discovered Ion Gut Health as a safe supplement to improve my gut health and fight off allergies.
4. Magnesium - Low magnesium has been linked to high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heartbeat steady, and helps bones remain strong. It also helps adjust blood glucose levels. I personally take this supplement daily.
Now, supplements are essential, but you know what’s even more crucial? Drinking water and staying hydrated! Up to 60% of the human adult body is water.
That’s a lot of liquid!
For our bodies to perform healthily, we need to make sure we provide all of the fluids it needs. For women, it is recommended we drink about 2.2 liters (73 ounces) per day. Get yourself a cute water bottle like this that inspires you to drink more water, and let’s get it done!
Please note, this is not medical advice; consult your doctor for specific health concerns.
Laura has a strong commitment to women's empowerment, health & wellness, diversity & inclusion. She is a mom, wife, and women's advocate. She also enjoys blogging about her travel adventures to over 35 countries and her journey through motherhood.