I am a big believer in supplements. It’s nearly impossible to get all the necessary nutrients you need from food alone. That’s why a high quality supplement regimen can make a tremendous difference in your health. It certainly has in mine! I have:
- More energy
- Better moods
- Faster and thicker hair growth
- Clearer skin
- Deeper sleep
- Better digestion
I certainly feel a difference when I don’t take them. I have tried a lot of different supplements and brands over the years. A lot! And I can tell you without hesitation that the supplements I now use and recommend to all my clients are the best!
I take a supplement trio called Lifelong Vitality as well as two additional supplements for digestive health. Here’s a summary of each supplement and why I think each one is so important (Note: each of these supplements is from the essential oil company, doTERRA):
This is a whole foods based multivitamin and mineral supplement that provides optimal doses of all the necessary nutrients our bodies require.
- It provides 22 essential vitamins and minerals to support normal growth, function, and maintenance of cells.
- Contains a balanced blend of chelated minerals including calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, and chromium.
- Includes a whole-food botanical blend of kale, dandelion, parsley, kelp, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, and spinach.
- Is formulated with a digestive enzyme blend of protease, lactase, lipase, amylase, α-galactosidase, diastase, glucoamylase, and peptidase to help with food digestion.
- Includes the doTERRA tummy tamer digestive blend of Peppermint, Ginger, and Caraway.
These are gentle on the stomach, so you can even take them without food. I have felt so much more energy taking these! The difference between these and the other brands I used to use is quite noticeable. I love MicroPlex!
This is doTERRA’s cellular vitality blend, and it may be my favorite in the trio. Think of this as the supplement to take for healthy cells. Our bodies function at a cellular level, so it’s essential to take a high quality supplement that is going to protect our cells from oxidative damage and stress. From doTERRA’s site: “Alpha CRS contains a proprietary antioxidant cellular longevity blend exclusive to doTERRA that includes potent amounts of powerful polyphenols including baicalin from scutellaria root, resveratrol from Polygonum cuspidatum, ellagic acid from pomegranate, proanthocyanidins from grape seeds, curcumin from turmeric root, and silymarin from milk thistle to help support healthy cell function.” This is one of the most protective, potent blends I’ve seen. I can’t recommend this healthy cell blend enough, especially if you’re over 35!
Omega 3 fats are essential to any supplement regimen. This fatty acid complex offers a wide range of omega 3 fatty acids, such as DHA, EPA, and ALA, which are so important for heart, brain, joint, and skin health. What I love about these compared to other brands is the inclusion of Vitamin D3, astaxanthin, and a proprietary blend of doTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils (which include powerhouses Clove, Frankincense, Thyme and Cumin). I could write a post about each of these, but let me just briefly mention clove and frankincense. Clove has the highest levels of antioxidants over any other plant in the plant kingdom. Adding clove oil to this omega supplement makes it incredibly protective! And frankincense is known as the “King of the oils”. It has incredible anti-inflammatory properties, and provides excellent protection of our cells. This supplement is such an important part of any regimen, and I recommend that people of all ages take an Omega supplement! They are so important for combating any kind of inflammation in the body.
TerraZyme Digestive Enzyme Complex
The saying “You are what you eat” is only partly true. It’s actually more like, “You are what you digest.” As we age, the enzymes that our bodies produce start to decrease. That’s why having a whole food enzyme to help support and strengthen the body’s digestive enzymes is a must for absorbing necessary nutrients from food! These enzymes will help to break down fats, proteins, carbohydrates, sugars, and even gluten! Your body expends so much energy trying to digest food every day. Think of a digestive enzyme as giving your body a break from all that hard work. With help from digestive enzymes, your body can use that energy elsewhere (which is why so many people report feeling less bloated and more energetic when taking enzymes!). These also contain the doTERRA tummy tamer blend of Peppermint, Ginger, and Caraway Seed, which help to soothe the digestive tract and prevent any tummy troubles. I try to take one with each meal. I also try to make sure and always have some with me, especially when eating out at restaurants. You will definitely love these and your digestive system will thank you for them!
PB Assist Probiotic Defense Formula
No supplement regimen is complete without a comprehensive probiotic formula. Think of this supplement as TerraZyme’s best friend. In addition to digestive enzymes, probiotics are a boon for boosting your immunity and offering full body support. PB Assist contains 6 billion CFUs (colony forming units) of active probiotic cultures in a time-release double-encapsulated delivery system, to ensure that your stomach acid won’t break them down before they get where they need to go! These will go a long way in helping to establish healthy gut flora by populating your gut with healthy bacteria. They help support the health of the GI tract, particularly the intestines and colon. Probiotics help to combat seasonal bugs, support better elimination, and help strengthen all the body’s systems. I take one each night before bed. Remember, a healthy gut = a healthy you!
I love our supplement organizers from the Container Store . Having my daily supplement organizer has been a game changer for me! I’m an “out of sight, out of mind” kind of gal, so I need to have my supplements where I can see them so I will remember to take them. I keep this cute container on my kitchen counter, and I now, I rarely forget to take my supplements. Each compartment holds a bottle of each supplement, so it’s perfect! Here is another supplement organizer I’ve tried in the past and really liked as well.
Still not convinced these supplements could work for you? Check out this super helpful video by Dr. Axe (one of my favorite doctors!) explaining the incredible benefits of the Lifelong Vitality trio. And if you are convinced and are ready to order, click here!