Supplements are something i strongly believe in when it comes to health and getting back in shape after an illness or in my case, after pregnancy. I find that my diet isn’t diverse enough, especially in winter time and i need to get my extra nutrients in the form of capsules. I am obviously no expert or have any medical or nutritional background, these are just a few things that worked for me in the past and i am sharing my own personal experience.
The All Round Multi Vitamin – Pharmaton
From all multivitamin brands ive tried, i still find that Pharmaton is the most complete and has an optimal strength for my needs. It contains all the eight B Vitamins – great for energy release, mood, skin and nails and keeping your mind sharp. The Iron and Ginseng content is brilliant against tiredness and helps with energy levels – which after my baby’s nightly feeds is very welcomed. Vitamin D and Calcium great for bones and teeth, Vitamin A always gets my skin and hair in top shape.
I got my bottle in McCabes Pharmacy, its currently on 50% off sale so it worked out at about €20 for the three months supply.
The Antioxidant – Pharma Nord Co-Enzyme Q10*
Co-Enzyme Q10 its a great overall antioxidant, brilliant for normal heart function and energy release, however im actually taking it for my teeth and gums. I have sensitive gums that bleed easily, so after a bit of research i found that CoQ10 helps strengthen the gums and prevent periodontal disease. The Pharma Nord version of CoQ10 contains added Vitamin C for better absorption and helps reduce tiredness and fatigue.
The Fat Burner – Pharma Nord CLA 24/7*
I have talked about the Pharma Nord CLA 24/7 in a previous post (read here), its basically a weight loss supplement that helps your muscles metabolize fat better when exercising. I find it brilliant for toning up my flabby tummy and getting more out of my exercise routine.
The Healthy Hair Grower – Viviscal Maximum Strenght*
Its a well known fact that during pregnancy your hair will be in the best shape possible: voluminous, thick and luscious. After its a whole different story, hair loss will happen after approximately 12 weeks so im trying to minimize it with the Viviscal supplement.
Viviscal is the best hair growth supplement, it contains the marine protein complex AminoMar C, alongside Biotin, Zinc, Vitamin C, Niacin and Iron and its proven to help maintain and promote hair growth after a six month course. If its good enough for the Victoria Secret Angels, its good enough for me!
What supplements are you taking? Do you believe in them working?