Counting down the days until spring, this is me every single year. I cannot get enough of spring and summer. The warm sun on my skin, the breeze in the air, the crisp warm morning air while I have my coffee on the deck as the sun is just peaking up from behind the chicken coop. This is something I dream of all year round. The problem with winter is… well there is a lot wrong with winter in my opinion but one of the biggest things for me is that I thrive on that warm Vitamin D from the sun.
Here in Minnesota we have a long brutal winter with tons of negative degree weather. It’s rough for me, every year I struggle with it. When I was younger I would go to the tanning salon to catch some vitamin D *gasp* I know. Now, while I no longer do that I need to replace that vitamin D in a bad way. I’ve also learned over the years that not only do I need that vitamin D but I need magnesium, because when my stress level rises so does my anxiety. But with magnesium you also need to have calcium in order to absorb it better… I’m mostly dairy free. HA! So the struggle was real for me until I found the most amazing supplements.
For the first time in my life I am at the peak of my health. I am able to successfully lose weight and keep it off, I am able to sleep at night, my back is not aching, I have no nausea ever. Truly finding better quality supplements and incorporating essential oils into my life has been a complete game changer. I hear almost daily from people how great I look and how much they can tell a difference in who I am now to who I was even 3 years ago.
While I take a wide range of supplements, Omegagize is my favorite and one of the first ones I recommend to people looking into supplements. Here s a link so you can check it out. I originally just stumbled on it when looking for a better fatty acid supplement to take while pregnant… THEN I learned we also need these fatty acids… literally everyone needs them, our bodies don’t make it on their own so we get it from foods like leafy greens and fish. How many people eat those everyday? Not a whole lot of people that’s for sure. Fatty Acids are KEY to our health… as is magnesium and vitamin D and C and all the others.
Benefits of Omega 3 fats are things like heart health, regulating cholesterol and blood pressure, mental disorders (depression, bipolar etc), reduces inflammation, prevents/maintains autoimmune diseases and can even prevent cancer.. I could keep going but you get the point. They’re huge for us!
I look back at my life a few years ago and see the foods I was eating and think man no wonder I was unhealthy, not only was I not eating good foods to fuel my body but this was also causing me to miss SO MUCH nutrients, nutrients that my body was craving.
Not all supplements are created equal though. You want to find supplements that are whole foods so your body can actually absorb it!
If you take a fish oil supplement you find in the store and you take Omegagize from Young Living. Put them both in a warm glass of water… the Omegagize will dissolve, exactly what it will do in our stomach. The store brand wont, it wont do anything until it gets to your colon and by then you’ve lost the best window for absorption.
Omegagize is a fatty acid like I mentioned before, but it also includes vitamin D and essential oils which help the omegagize not go rancid, which can happen fast with fish oils. Also essential oils help your body absorb nutrients, minerals, vitamins etc at 70% better rate than without them!
In addition to omegagize I take magnesium, I really like the NOW brand, I get them on amazon. Here’s a link. This is the brand my husband started years ago, there are a ton out there, do your research and get one you feel comfortable with. We like this brand because its NON-GMO, and GMP Certified. Magnesium is awesome because its
- Nervous System Support*
- Supports Energy Production*
- Critical for Enzyme Function*
- Consuming adequate magnesium might help reduce premenstrual symptoms and migraines!
- If you’re taking a calcium supplement you should also take magnesium to ensure their calcium intake is properly metabolized.
- Can also help with anxiety!
As always talk with a doctor and make sure you even need any of these supplements. Just because they worked for me, doesn’t mean its a one size fits all. What works best for me might not be best for you, as with everything, medicine, oils, health food choices etc. 🙂