Wednesday, July 4, 2012


...because we don't eat perfectly - a glass of wine and not making perfect choices at a graduation party or birthday...

Supplements do just that - they supplement what is lacking in your diet.  For the past few months Brad and I have been trying to be more aware of the micronutrients we put into our bodies and the micronutrient depleters we are trying to reduce.

Ideally, we're making better decisions along the way in order to get the right nutrition.  We take supplements to fill the gap and fill up that extra space that we need to become micronutrient sufficient so we can prevent disease. 

This is what I'm taking which isn't necessarily what you should be taking.  You should consult your doctor to see where you are deficient and which supplements will support you for better health.

Left to Right:

ALCAR - Acetyl L-Carnitine - helps convert fat into energy.

Vitamin D-3, 2000 iu (my doctor says that women over 40 are usually deficient in Vitamin D) - helps maintain strong bones & supports dental health. Vitamin D is normally obtained from the diet or produced by the skin from the ultraviolet energy of the sun. As more people avoid sun exposure, Vitamin D supplementation becomes even more necessary to ensure that your body receives an adequate supply.

L-Glutamine - I've always struggled with digestive issues and IBS.  L-Glutamine aide in overall gut health.  It has been suggested that during stressful times your body doesn't produce enough glutamine, making it an essential amino acid, under certain circumstances.

Natural Calm -  is a natural stress relief.  It restores a healthy magnesium level and balances your calcium intake. 

B Complex, B12, B6, & Folic Acid - supports your nervous system health and energy metabolism. 

Alpha Lipoic Acid - supports all parts of the nerve cell and protects it by preventing free radical damage which is thought to contribute to aging and chronic illness.


  1. Are they pricey? Is one place better to get them than another? And finally, are brands important? BTW-LOVE this blog!

    1. Supplements can be pricey. I recommend researching and shopping around. We order our supplements from I think, like most products, you stick with a brand you like. I would also look at the ingredients and if there are fillers from brand to brand. It can be very daunting starting the process of supplementation. It's best to do your research.

    2. BTW-thanks for the nice words. They are encouraging to me!