Do you use supplements? I have grown up taking Vitamin C and Echinacea but wasn’t quite sure why people took so many more fancy tablets? Surely if your diet is good then you don’t need to pop those pills? Well, as I have grown older I have realised that even though I have a good diet, those extra pills can really help, for different reasons. I don’t take too many, only 4-5 in as many days. I am not great at remembering to take them and hate leaving them on the kitchen table because they make it my house look messy. So, when I remember to take them, I do and they really do make a difference. I have listed the tablets which I take below with a brief explanation as to why I take them. Let me know what you take and if there are any more that I should consider, especially as a vegetarian.
You may have read a fairly recently blog post of mine where I raved about Silica. I spoke about how I take them to help my nails grow. I can really see the difference when I forget to take them. My nails grow so much faster when I am taking silica. Silica is also great for your hair and skin. As a female who wants long and strong nails I find Silica is an absolute must have.
Vitamin D is great for a number of purposes including skin cell growth, repair, immune system. A typical vegetarian diet can lack Vitamin D so I use this to top me up incase I have inadvertently not consumed enough. Oh, and with the lack of sun here right now it helps a great deal.
I decided to start taking Vitamin B12 at the beginning of this year and I think it is doing me the world of good. It is thought to boost your mood, energy, concentration, mental function, and the immune system. All of which I felt I needed after the Christmas break. I have felt so much better in the last couple of months, yet this could also be down to the fact that I am eating a whole lot less sugar. Either way, I think B12 was something that I really needed. Also, as a vegetarian, my source of Vitamin B12 is seriously small so I have to succumb to taking tablets.
I used to be a bit of an effervescent Vitamin C gal but then Liam read that they aren’t full of as many goodies as the proper complete Vitamin C tablets. So, after Liam’s research we now take Vitamin C in the form of tablets, they are rather beasterous but worth stomaching. I used to only take them when I was feeling run down but I now take them about 4/5 days a week.
When growing up my mum had always given me echinacea when I was feeling ill. The brand I have always used is A.Vogel. They also make echinacea sweeties which are scrumptious but no doubt full of sugar. The liquid is absolutely gross to taste so I can only have it if I put drops of it in an effervescent vitamin C shot. Even though I don’t normally use these type of Vitamin C’s anymore, I have my go-to packet for ill days when I need to take echinacea…bleugh.
Do you take any of these supplements?