Take your essential vitamins everyday!
- One-a-day Multi-vitamin
- Fish oil or Krill Oil, and/or Cod Liver Oil (I like Carlson with Lemon)
- Alpha Lipolic Acid
- B complex & B12
- C (1000mg)
- D (1000-2000mg)
- Hyaluronic Acid (much better than glucosamine chondroitin)
- Optional, but great: Biotin, Turmeric Curcumin, Resveratrol, Olive Leaf Extract
- SAM-e for joint relief
I take a multi-vitamin everyday, either liquid or pill (and it can be a Flinstone vitamin if that’s all you have available)…just remember to take it. Women should take a multi vitamin with iron.
Also, I take 1000mg of Vitamin C & D everyday, per Dr. Oz’s recommendation, to ward off any free radicals and viruses, and I’ve read that Vitamin D can ward of prostrate cancer and Alzheimer’s (See article: The Hearty Soul on 9 habits for reducing Demential and Alzheimer’s http://theheartysoul.com/9-ways-to-prevent-dementia/?t=SNJV …adding Vitamin D is #1.)
Plus, Dr. Klapper says that Vitamin C can help repair micro tears in ligaments around the knee…nice! Load up on these vitamins.
CoQ10 is good for the heart. I’ve tried both the pill and the liquid forms. Liquid goes down smooth and probably absorbs a bit better. Pill is easier.
Magnesium is good for the kidneys, and also helps reduce cramping after tough workouts…important!
Potassium is a mineral that’s crucial for life. Potassium is necessary for the heart, kidneys, and other organs to work normally. Potassium is also great for rebuilding muscle tissue. I highly recommend it if you are lifting heavy, and you may need an extra boost. Otherwise, most people who eat a healthy diet should get enough potassium naturally. Good natural food sources of potassium include:
- Nuts, like almonds and peanuts
- Citrus fruits
- Leafy, green vegetables
Keep in mind that some types of cooking, such as boiling, can destroy the potassium in some foods.
Fish oil is good for brain tissue, skin and muscle health. Supposedly, Krill oil is even better. Take it for life. I also like Carlson Cod Liver Oil with Natural Lemon added…it’s great for the skin too.
Alpha Lipolic Acid is one of the best anti-0xidants for fighting free radicals and reducing inflammation around vital organs…excellent!
I used to take glucosamine with chondroitin every day to help the joints, but then I heard about hyaluronic acid. It works much better than glucosamine and faster. Glucosamine can take 6 months to take effect…that’s so long! I felt good the very same week after starting my hyaluronic acid…I definitely noticed it.
Turmeric, my newest favorite…a great anti-inflammatory and potential Alzheimers fighting agent. If you take Turmeric, also remember to ingest some pepper everyday (or buy a brand that includes the pepper in the dose…pepper increases Turmeric absorbtion by 1000-2000 times, according to some reports. Read more at WebMD http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/why-ls-turmeric-good-for-me
If you want to know more about vitamins, WebMD has a lot of great information. If you want personal assistance, stop by Mother’s Market or the Vitamin Shoppe and ask one of the resident vitamin experts. I get most all my vitamins from Mothers Market in Costa Mesa CA. They have an awesome selection, great prices, and very helpful staff.