When it comes to vitamins for women , I’ve noticed that we are either all in or think they don’t work. I was a part of the second group for a very long time. That was until I found the vitamin regimen that worked for me and essentially changed my life.
For so many years, I thought that I was invincible and that I didn’t need help from anyone, let alone a little pill. Don’t get me wrong, I tried taking vitamins before but I would always forget or not stick to a regimen which led to me “not seeing results”. I am a results type of lady. However once I had a baby, reality hit me.
It was going to be impossible to do this on my own.
I was nursing/pumping, my appetite was all over the place and I was sleep deprived. So I started researching as I always do. Here are the questions that I put on the table when selecting my new regime:
- How do I feel currently?
- How do I want to feel?
- When was an occasion when I felt my best?
- What have I heard other woman mention in their regimen?
- What are some illness that people with my background/race suffer from?
Once I wrote down the answers to these questions, I was able to decide what vitamins I would take. Now I’m not perfect, but I am consistent. I believe that’s key when it comes to your vitamins. Now without further ado, here is my list of vitamins:
- Orb Women’s Multi Vitamin This Multi Vitamin helps to maintain my energy throughout the day with it’s 8 hour time-release strategy. I make sure to take this on the days I have a lot to do which is pretty much everyday. Also, the packaging is really cool and the capsules which look very interesting as well.
- Magnesium The days I don’t take my magnesium, I can tell. When I’m feeling really tough, I take one dropper full with juice as a shot. Disgusting. But it works. Otherwise, after I take a shower I take a few droplets and rub it on top of my feet. I sleep much better and that if I have been standing all day, my calf muscles recover a lot quicker. Please be aware that magnesium may tingle quite a bit it you apply it directly to your skin.
- Vitamin D When I had my last physical, my Vitamin D was extremely low. I can’t really say if they have been working or not but stay tuned for an update later this summer after my next physical. From what I understand this is actually very common since we spend a lot more time indoors than we did in the past. With my transition to PTSAHM, I do get outside more than I did last year so I imagine that the combination of Vitamin D supplement and increased sunshine exposure, this area of my physical will be a lot better this year.
- Vitamin B12 Can you say ENERGY? I definitely can tell when I haven’t taken this one. However, you have to take a high quality version in order to see the benefits. The energy that I get from B12 is not like the energy you would get from a Red Bull. The best way I can describe it is an increase in stamina and endurance. Research what the best dosage is for you as it differs person to person.
- My son’s Gummy Multi Vitamin every once in a while 🙂 There’s really no reason I take this other than I think it will give me an extra boost. Usually I pop these about once a week.
I came to the realization that I can’t wait for anyone to take care of my health the way that I can take care of my health. It is my responsibility before anyone else’s.
Taking vitamins is the first step. Spending 5 minutes every morning focused on healthy habits sends a message to myself that says : I LOVE YOU!
I hope this is helpful to you and as usual here’s my disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor am I intending to be, this is just what works for me.