Sillies….That’s easy. You start a vitamin regiment and everyday it is the same ole thing. Just like Ground Hog Day. I know ground hog day was a couple of days ago, but who cares. Anyway..this post is really my take on what vitamins mean to my life, what I take and what I believe (based on a bit of research) are the benefits of taking certain vitamins. And I will also tell you if I have benefited from them.
But first the short story about Phil…. :) (Yeap it is one of those days)
Supposedly Phil didn’t see his shadow so spring is coming early. Yeah! I’m doing the happy dance. That means I can run outside, because right now it is a hot, cold and a snowy mess here. That means natural vitamin D from the sun. Who is Phil You say? Read on…..
First let me give you a little history lesson about ground hog day. You know you want to read it. Really here is an infographic. I love those. :)
Ok I guess Ground Hog day doesn’t have that much in common with vitamins, but I just wanted to post that cool infographic. I think they made those just for me. OK on to the meat and potatoes of this post.
I decided to do some research on the vitamins that I am taking. I know that there are alot of people who are starting their vitamin journey as a new years resolution. I have been taking most of my vitamins for awhile, but I thought it would be a great time to re-evaluate what I am taking.
Also I had some people ask me what I take, since I’m a strong, Shera of a Marathoner now. :) OK maybe a baby marathoner, but a marathoner none the less. I plan on milking that for all it is worth. You can read the race report for yourself.
Here is what I take and how it is suppose to be good for me.
|Vitamin||What is does||My benefits|
|Fish Oil||Provides Omega -3||Lubs joints|
|Relora||Stress & Appetite Control||Rarely take, Not much benefit|
|Acidophilus||Balance Digestive System||Helps reduce yeast infections|
|Raw Probiotics||Balance Digestive System||Helps reduce yeast infections|
|Creatine Monohydrate||Muscle Energy Increase||Give more energy during workouts|
|Folic Acid||Supports Healthy Homocysteine Levels||Also helps to reduce yeast infections, and promote hair growth.|
|Eyebright||Eye Tonic||Helps to keep the eyes healthy & disease free.|
|CLA||Toning Formula||Helps to build muscles. Maybe.|
|Echinacia & Goldenseal Root||Immune System Supports||Helps to stay well.|
|Ketone Lean||Weight Loss supplement||Assist with digestion. I believe it.|
|Elderberry & Zinc||Supports Immune System||Helps to stay well.|
|Vitamin D||Supports Bone, Breast, Immune & Colon Health||Helps me to have strong bones and healthy skin.|
|Flaxseed Oil||Omega 3||Lubs joints|
So that’s it. Do I believe they all work as they should….well some, but not all. It makes me feel stronger, so I guess that is all that counts. Mind over matter. :)
My disclaimer: I am no doctor, I don’t work in the medical field, I don’t hold any medical degrees, I don’t have any friends that work in the medical field, I am a fan of homeopathy, and I don’t like doctors (but they are necessary), I am just telling you “Life as I Live it” these tips work for me, you should try them, they just might work for you.
Your Infograffic Loving, Vitamin Taking, Healthy (most of the time) Lizzy
Ground Hog & Vitamins Questions:
Did you know Phil’s story? I didn’t
What is the one vitamin you would not do without? Mine is Vitamin D