Monday, May 21, 2012

What I'm taking...

Some of you have asked for more information on the supplements I am taking.  I do notice the days when I don't take them.  I feel sluggish, foggy, low energy and my mood is low.  My naturopath said she can hardly keep the adrenal balance stocked in the office.  I'm usually a pretty skeptical patient, but was sold on these within 3 days.  Here are links to what I am taking:

Adrenal Balance - 60 ct.  I started out just taking 1 per day, but quickly bumped it up to two, as recommended by my NP.  I noticed a difference right away, then decided to go off of them for a few days to see if I was just experiencing a placebo effect.  I immediately noticed my energy levels depleted very quickly, I didn't sleep well again and felt very foggy.  I began taking them again and noticed a marked improvement of my symptoms.  Also, I paid way more at my NP's office.  I'll be buying them from Amazon from now on.


B-Complex Plus TM

Also purchased at my NP's office.  Pretty self-explanatory, but here is a brief explanation (source:

*As a complex, the B vitamins are essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system and are perhaps the most important nutritional factor for healthy nerve cells. The B vitamins also play a role in the conversion of carbohydrates into energy, in the metabolism of fats and protein, and in the maintenance of muscle tone in the GI tract. The B vitamins support the integrity of the skin, hair, and liver. This balanced combination of functionally interrelated B vitamins provides wide ranging benefits, yet is specifically supportive of the nervous system.


I believe this supplement has made a big difference for me - especially when paired with the Adrenal Balance.  I've slept better, felt better and I do notice a difference in my hair and skin.


Also by Pure Encapsulations:

Vitamin D3 Liquid - 1,000 i.u.

Here's a brief description from the website:

Vitamin D promotes intestinal calcium and phosphorous absorption and reduces urinary calcium loss, essential mechanisms for maintaining proper calcium levels in the body and for healthy bone composition. Vitamin D supports cardiovascular function in some individuals, which may be attributed to its effect on calcium metabolism or possibly by helping to maintain healthy plasma renin function. A role for vitamin D in supporting colon health by promoting healthy cellular function has also been suggested. Furthermore, vitamin D is believed to provide general cellular support potential, including for breast and prostate tissue, in part by helping to maintain healthy angiogenesis balance, supporting immune cell activity, and maintaining healthy cell metabolism. Vitamin D¹s role in immune health has long been established; vitamin D receptors are found on a number of immune cells, including lymphocytes and macrophages, supporting healthy immune cell activation.

This has also made a huge difference for me.  I, like most Northwesterners, am extremely difficient in Vitamin D.  I love the liquid.  I despise taking pills and any liquid is welcomed!  These three things combined, taken daily, have really made me a new person.  I can tell if I skip any days and am quick to take my dosages.  I also take a multi-vitamin, Triple Omega and some other supplements.  I've never been one to take pills or supplements.  I'll never stop now!


So there you go!