One of the top 10 questions I get is, “Elizabeth, what supplements do you take?”
I’m always hesitant to answer because we all have unique needs and therefore should have unique supplement regimens. With that caveat, that what works for me won’t be what works for you, today I’m happy to share what I take and when.
Many of you know that for a long time, I didn’t take any supplements at all and I’ll tell you why:
- It wasn’t a priority for me early in my journey. I was hyperfocused on eating well and building consistency around food.
- I was jaded and cynical. After working in the supplement industry and seeing so many cut-corners, I was skeptical of the industry as a whole. I hadn’t found brands I really, really trusted.
- I didn’t understand the impact that optimizing my microbiome would have on my overall efforts, my health and my life.
What I know now that I didn’t know then…
I didn’t realize what a huge role the microbiome plays in things like drive and motivation. At the time, it made a lot of sense to me to focus on eating well and getting consistent with my choices. However, I had no idea just how major the impact of a rich, diverse microbiome on the neurotransmitters responsible for making us feel motivated and driven! I probably could have made things a lot easier for myself if I made my microbiome a priority then.
I have to clarify though…too many people are thinking about the microbiome only in terms of gut health and digestion. Taking a probiotic product that targets bloating and digestive efficiency is not going to make you feel more motivated. I talk about that in more detail in episode 630 of the Primal Potential podcast. You can listen here or click play below.
“EB, what supplements do you take?”
Let’s remember that I’m pregnant. The list of what I take will certainly change post-partum.
I start each morning with a powdered probiotic & an energy blend mixed into water. This particular probiotic blend targets brain health, stress resilience, focus, mood, vigor, anxiety and depression.
With every single meal I take digestive enzymes. It doesn’t matter where I am or what I’m eating, I take these daily.
Each evening, I take a multivitamin, omega, probiotic and natural sleep aid. This particular probiotic is in capsule form and targets digestion and immunity.
As needed (once a week or so), I take a natural mood support product.
EB, why no links in this post?
Being a business owner and sharing your life with the public requires a lot of judgement calls. When I’m uncertain, I air on the side of caution and responsibility. I don’t know what your health, dietary or supplement needs are as I write this post. Recommendations for you require information about you. I would be happy to have those conversations with anyone who comments on this post or emails me directly. That’s the judgement call I’m making for today.