3\ Vitamin D
The more data that continue to emerge, the more I feel this is an essential one. I have been tested in the past and was deficient last time I was. Now that I supplement with 3000 IUs a day, my levels are back within the optimal range. Preventing deficiency is one thing – optimising intake is another. I’m after the latter. The Nordic Naturals fish oil product I take – Arctic Cod Liver Oil + D – has 1,000 IUs in it to kill two birds with one stone.
4\ Whey Protein Powder
I really don’t even consider this a supplement, but since it technically is, I’ll throw this into the mix. I use this because it’s convenient and I use it as an easy way to get quality nutrients into my diet, by making shakes with veggies and/or fruit. There are also a lot of fantastic studies that support whey protein, which is what I take for maintaining lean body mass, fat loss, and more.
Probiotics are the wave of the nutrition future. The more scientists learn about the microbiome, the bacteria in and all over our bodies, the more interested I am in these. There are data that support their use for immunity, regularity, and even weight loss and vitamin D status. I currently use Udo’s Choice. There are certainly other options and we often rotate as some have unique strains with them.
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