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Most of the posts on this blog talk about my family, my boys or places we’ve been. I don’t really get into much of me, specifically. This post is about taking care of me. I’m sharing about supplements that I’m currently taking and why.
Recently I had some blood work done. I like to get my blood work done at least twice a year, sometimes I forget and go without but I try to do twice a year. I had not had it done in a while so I got my blood work done. Well it came back and I am deficient on Vitamin D and possibly on Iron. I need to go back and get some more blood work done for them to check my iron. I’ve yet to do it, I know.. I need to go. I plan on going soon. So I’m deficient on Vitamin D. My doctor asked me what vitamins/supplements I was currently taking. I normally take a multivitamin. I used to only take the hard vitamins and when the gummies came out, I decided to give them a try. So I take two gummy multivitamins, three Vitamin D-3 and two fish oil pills. One thing I will tell you is to make sure you take the fish oil supplements at night. I made the mistake of taking the fish oil in the morning and was burping up fish for a few hours. It was terrible. But all in the name of health right?
Vitamin D deficiency can happen to anyone. The easiest way for people to get their vitamin d is to be outside. Liquid sunshine can boost the Vitamin D in your body.
Fish Oil is recommended for overall health and cardiovascular health. There are a lot of good fats that come from eating fish and if you don’t consume fish often this is a great alternative.
Remember the days when you were little and your parents gave you a daily vitamin in the shape of a cartoon character? Even as an adult we need those multivitamins in our life. They may not be as fun as those were, but now there gummy versions. Oh yeah!
*Please note, I take these vitamins/supplements on the recommendation of my doctor. Don’t take my supplement regime as one that will work for you. We are all different and require different supplements.*