I wanted to touch base on the supplements that I take because it is SO important – I used to never indulge into these things because for one I was clueless on how beneficial it was & two I just thought my body naturally produced everything I need, but in reality we are lacking in SO many areas due to the food that we consume, and lack of sunlight.
The 2 biggest supplements that I have been taking include Vitamin D and magnesium. I also take ashwagandha every night before bed and I have some collagen gummies!
Vitamin D – link to vitamin D
Many people do not get enough vitamin D because they are lacking it in their diet and also not getting enough sunlight! SO, bring yourself outside my friends !!! it is good for you in several ways!
The major benefits of vitamin D include
- Strong bones → helps with the absorption of calcium which is essential for bone health
- Improved immune function → plays a HUGE role in regulating the immune system & adequate levels of this can reduce the risk of infections and autoimmune diseases
- Improved mood → has been linked to improve mood and may help reduce the risk of depression
- Improves muscle function → Vitamin D is VERY important for muscle function & adequate levels of this may improve strength and reduce the risk of falls in older adults.
Magnesium – link to magnesium
Some of the common signs that you will see if you are in a magnesium deficiency can include any or all of the following such as muscle cramps and spasms, fatigue and weakness, mood changes, headaches, or even an irregular heart beat. Lots & lots of us are lacking this due to not consuming enough within our diet, gastrointestinal disorders can also cause malabsorption of this, excessive sweating and even aging causes a deficiency in magnesium.
The major benefits of Magnesium include –
- Better sleep → sleep is SO important. One thing I always hear is you could be doing all the right things in terms of eating and physical exercise, but if you are sleeping poorly you will not see as much improvement in your mental & physical health as you would if you get good quality. Magnesium can promote relaxation and better your sleep.
- Reduces stress & anxiety → can help regulate the stress response system which then can benefit symptoms of anxiety and depression.
- Better digestion → cna help to relax the muscles in the digestive tract, which then may reduce symptoms of constipation and other digestive issues.
- Improve bone health → this goes hand in hand with Vitamin D and can help regulate the levels of calcium within the body!
- Reduce inflammation → magnesium has anti-inflammatory properties which can be beneficial for chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease.
Ashwagandha – link to ashwagandha
This is a rather new one I have learned about, but I LOVE it… it is a VERY old Herb that has been known for centuries and used for the promotion of overall health and well-being. It is known as an adaptogen and is supposed to be helpful to the body in adapting to stress and improving resilience, (the reason I take it is because I have been working out like a mad woman!!!)
The biggest benefits of Ashwagandha include
- Reducing stress and anxiety → it has been known to reduce the cortisol levels (the hormone associated with stress) and helps to reduce symptoms of anxiety
- Improves cognitive function → studies have shown that is has proven to enhance and improve memory and cognitive function
- Boosts the immune system
- Supports thyroid function → particularly beneficial for individuals who have hypothyroidism
- Reduces inflammation
Collagen – link to collagen
Collagen is a protein that is found throughout the body which includes skin, bones, muscles and tendons!
The benefits of collagen include
- Improves skin health → it is a major component of the skin and supplementing with collagen can help with skin elasticity, hydration, texture and can reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- Supports joint health → this is a key component of cartilage, so supplementing with this can help reduce joint pain and stiffness
- Promotes muscle growth → a building block for muscle tissues, and supplementing with collagen can improve your muscle mass and growth
- Supportive for gut health → collagen can be beneficial in growing the good bacteria that lives in your gut and can help reduce inflammation
- Strengthening your bones → this is an important piece of bone tissue and supplementing with collagen may help increase bone density and reduce the risk of fractures.
- Overall health!!!! → collagen is involved in many important functions in the body which can include wound healing, blood vessel health and immune function!
Thanks for reading !!! I encourage you to try and implement these into your daily routine, you will not regret it 🤍
ALSO – It’s good Friday! – with that Thank You Jesus for sacrificing your life for our Sins! Amen – there is no greater love than His love !!!! & Happy Easter, HE IS RISEN 💛