I bet most of you read that title and thought … I bet it has to do with her plant-based diet, and the truth is, yes and no! I basically started taking prenatal vitamins 6 months before we even started trying to have Leo, I wanted to make sure that my body was prepared to have a baby and also to get in the habit of taking them on a regular basis! I’ve actually continued to take the prenatal vitamins even after I had Leo because I knew Justin and I wanted to have another baby at some point so I just decided to carry on with them!
I like to keep my vitamins below my coffee machine because I know if I keep them there that I’ll remember to take them every day … I mean, who doesn’t immediately gravitate to their coffee machine first thing in the morning?? Lol!! Pretty brilliant if you ask me!
I recently came across Swanson Health’s new vitamin line called “Real Food”, the key ingredients in these vitamins are actually derived from food sources such as lemon, guava, holy basil, quinoa, curry leaves and hummingbird tree! When it comes down to which vitamins, in particular, that are at the top of my list, they would have to be the following (in no particular order!) … and I’ll tell you why!
This is a staple when it comes to ensuring you’re getting the perfect amount of vitamins and minerals to support your daily lifestyle! Not only does the Real Food Women’s Multi promote healthy hair, skin, and nails, but it also supports the immune system, boosts bone health and includes a trio of herbs to aid in stress and urinary tract health!
When it comes to eating a plant-based diet, we certainly get our fill of vitamins but the one thing we have to keep a watch on is Vitamin B12, as this can be more of a challenge to get your daily dose, you can buy enriched products like almond milk, and nutritional yeast (which I’m obsessed with) which is filled with B12 but I also make sure to take B12 supplements as well just so that I know I’m covered!! Swanson’s Real Food B-Complex Capsules are a great source of all of your B vitamins including B12! They are sourced from organically cultivated quinoa sprouts which help to support energy production, energy and glucose metabolism, heart and mental health and they also help to maintain cell-to-cell communication in the brain!! These are some powerful capsules!!
For the mamas, or the mamas to be out there! These are your prenatal staples, Real Food’s Folic Acid is sourced from 100% certified organic Citrus Limon extract, it delivers 2.5x the daily value of folic acid which is essential for prenatal and heart health!!
Biotin helps to support healthy skin, hair, nails, and a healthy metabolism! The Real Food Biotin is sourced from the Hummingbird tree and it’s also vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free!
Do you take vitamins daily?? If so, which ones do you take and why? Comment below because I would love to hear your thoughts and any further advice!!!
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