I am not the biggest fan of supplements. My philosophy is to try to get as many nutrients as possible from a food source rather than rely on a synthetic form. That said, I do feel that vitamins offer up a great deal of “insurance”. That way if your diet is less than stellar one week, you have your “insurance vitamins” to fall back on. Although this post’s vitamin recommendations are geared towards kids, I feel that these same supplements are well suited for adults as well.
Here are the vitamins that get consumed in this house. Might seem like a lot, and my kids moan and groan about how many, but they all have very important roles in our overall health.
During cold and flu season, a probiotic is ALWAYS a key supplement to keep the immune system at an optimum level. Although I started the family on probiotics as a winter flu prevention, I have since kept these in our routine because it also helps keep our digestion in check.
2) Vitamin D
Again, another immune booster. The latest science shows that vitamin D plays a much greater role in our health than once thought. Although the sun does provide vitamin D, it is not quite enough.
3) Vitamin B12
The only vitamin lacking in a vegetarian diet.
Helps with clarity and focus. Given the stressors put upon us these days? I’d say magnesium is a must.
5) Fish oil
DHA for a healthy heart and nervous system.
Of course. You knew that was coming.
I am lazy so I purchase all of these through Amazon, no driving…. but I know that Whole Foods has quite a selection as well.