Supplements have always been a part of my beauty and self care routine. It started when I became anemic at a young age, my mum had to change my diet to make sure I was getting enough iron. To me this meant having to eat liver and taking an iron tonic. Today it means trying to eat as healthily as possible and taking supplements to enhance my dietary needs, I still need an iron top up from time to time. Do you remember when we use to call them ‘Vitamins’ ? These are the 5 supplements I am taking on a daily basis this month.
The Five Supplements I am taking this Month.
I want to emphasise that I take supplements not to replace a healthy diet but to enhance it. I do not take supplements all the time and some months take nothing at all. Winter has been hard on us all this year for obvious reasons.The lack of sunlight, or indeed any natural light at all during the deep midwinter months, depletes us of vitamin D. This then is the first supplement I reach for in January.
1. Like Sun Bio optimized Vitamin D3 & K2 Softgels.
Beauty pie have started selling supplements and as a fan and regular consumer of the brand, I immediately purchased 3 of them! For both women and men, these ‘optimal nutrients’ are bio-engineered by expert hormonal nutritionist, Kay Ali. Each is made without fillers, GMOs, artificial colours
For obvious reason during Lockdown 3 I decided I needed extra vitamin D. Vitamin D is a hormone, essential for balancing blood calcium levels and optimizing our immune, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems The beauty pie Vitamin D, ‘like sun in a jar’ contains 90 capsules and I take one per day with food. Cruelty free and Vegan. Sunshine without the skin damage!
By the way, don’t believe anyone who tells you they feel better after 2 weeks of taking a supplement. You will need at least 4 weeks of taking them daily to notice a difference, even longer for hair and nails!
2. Beauty Pie Perfect Daily. Bio Optimised Multivitamin & Mineral Supplements.
A nourishing broad-spectrum multivitamin and mineral formula that contributes to optimum function of the body systems… I am on my second jar and will be re-ordering my third soon. After 8 weeks I can report I felt more energised and brighter whilst taking these. I left a 2 week gap for comparison.
- Biotin, Copper, Zinc, Iodine and vitamins A, B2, B3 and C for healthy skin and hair
- Zinc, Copper, Selenium and vitamins A and C for optimal immune function
- Vitamins A, B1, B3, Folate, B12, Magnesium and Iodine for healthy cognitive function
- Biotin, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 and Folate for the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- Vitamins A, B1, B6, B12 and Folate for healthy function of the heart
Friendly bacteria Microbio Live Culture Capsules. Take 2 daily jar contains 60 capsules.
These I have only been taking for a few days. So I can report back later if you are interested. Let me know in the comments. I wanted to check them out to see if they helped with stomach bloating, I really dont want to give up bread and croissants just yet! Did you know that approximately 70% of our immune cells are found within our gastrointestinal tract. It’s home to 100 trillion microorganisms too – that’s about 10 times more bacteria than we have cells across our whole body. You can read more about it on Beauty Pie.
4. Lumity Power On Booster Food Supplement*
* Disclosure gifted item.
I am still trialing these, you can take them when you feel like a boost and believe me a boost has been welcomed this week after having my vaccination at the weekend. On the Sunday and Monday after receiving it, I felt wiped out. Stress saps your energy, this innovative vegan super booster supplement counteracts that. The dynamic formula, which includes Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Biotin, Thiamine, Chromium, Zinc, Vitamin C and Iron, comes encased in translucent, vegan-friendly softgel capsules. Again, I will report back so if anyone is interested, let me know. two packets of 14 supplements, from £37 per month delivered monthly to your door.
There is a sleep booster called the Restful nights supplement too, I think I may need a bucket of that one!
5. Green People Beauty Supplement . Cha Vohtz Age Defy with Astaxanthin.
Age Defy+ by Cha Vøhtz is a signature range from the founder of Green People, Charlotte Vøhtz, tailored for women aged 35+.
As you probably know I am a Green People beauty convert, Green People’s products fill up a lot of the space in my beauty cabinets (please note the plural) If its Green people you know its organic, vegan, cruelty free and very often supports a good cause too.
I bought this one a coupe of months ago so I am able to report on its effectiveness. My skin has an inner cleanliness, I guess you could call it an inner glow if that doesn’t sound too smug?
A quote from Green People
I do also put the ‘glow down to my new AGE DEFY+ COLLAGEN BOOST VITAMIN C SERUM 30ML* it has definitely helped to put some radiance back into my tired lockdown sallow looking skin. This one was gifted but I will be buying the next one. I use it after cleansing morning and night, during the day I then use my regular moisturiser and top it off with an spf 50.
At night I use my regular night cream the lovely and oh so soothing Hydra Glow sleep mask. Even the smell of it brings calming vibes to my mind and at £34 this big jar lasts for ages! I highly recommend this luscious night cream. I wrote about it last year
One more pic for you . . .
Because these days I have an ever vigilant stylist that ‘helps’ with my flat lay photography.