So most of you know that I've been feeling tired lately (I'm the queen of naps) and am petrified of another season of sickness, so I kinda figured it was time to see what vitamins and minerals I should be taking, rather than just guessing and wasting my money on things that may not have been working. I decided to drop into my fav health food store on the weekend and made an appointment with the naturopath who was on call.
The main thrust of the visit was that I wanted to target my immunity and energy levels (and memory but forgot that one 'til the last minute!) She patiently listened to my blathering on and asked lots of questions, as you can see I've come away with quite the stash -and I get to do this twice a day. I cant 100% remember what each thing is for, but they are:
- fish oil tablets
- a super specific probiotic
- cough and lung tablets
- a great whack of magnesium
- a herbal tonic that tastes FOUL. (I sure hope that works.)
I've only been taking this for a few days now and I can see slight improvements. Everyone's body absorbs supplements and heals at different rates, it will also depend on how 'bad' things were before, but I'll hopefully have more to report to you in a couple of weeks.
I've dropped my other multi's I was taking and am just relying on Vital Greens now in my smoothies. She also massively recommended Chia - which Ive been using for over 3 years now. (I'll post more on this superfood later).
I'm not gonna lie to you, it isn't a cheap exercise, however I've been paying similar amounts for multivitamins that to be honest I wasn't seeing obvious benefits from. I would not be a wise person to continue on a path that was not working now, would I?