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Know Your Vitamins

 

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I wanted to share what vitamins I’m currently taking. So here it goes!
Fish oil 🐟

Omega-3 fatty acids are amazing and do so many things! A few examples are make your hair shinier/stronger, lower your blood pressure and help lower cholesterol levels!!

Women’s Multi-Vitamin

This can be any brand you want, right now i’m using Lifetime Fitness! This particular one has biotin, folate, calcium, and magnesium. These are specific for women and I take 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. Each capsule is taken at a certain time during the day depending on its function. Vitamins and minerals work together so always make sure one isn’t depleting the function of another. The bottle calls for a few more than this, but my doctor lowered my dose. Don’t forget to take your vitamins with food to insure proper dilution and absorption.
Now let’s break it down:

Biotin-This vitamin is well known for being responsible for giving you stronger hair, skin, and nails. It is less known for its function as a co-enzyme for the metabolism of amino acids, fatty acids, and glucose.

Folate– Helps produce and maintain new cells, specifically help treat and prevent anemia in women. This is an essential vitamin for the production of DNA and other genetic material.

Calcium-Strengthens brittle bones and helps prevent osteoporosis. Not only is calcium great for your bones but it helps with blood coagulation and nerve impulses.

Magnesium-Helps aid metabolism and activation of more than 300 enzyme reactions. It is also important for energy production and muscle contraction. This is one of the minerals that you want to take in the morning or you will be up all night!!

Vitamins are expensive so if you can get your vitamins and minerals from your diet do it!! Always make sure to check with your doctor before adding a vitamin or mineral to your diet.

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