The Holiday season is always hectic. Between the last-minute gift shopping, scrambling to plan family get-togethers, and ensuring everyone is accounted for, it can be a frenzy of one thing after the other.
Sticking to your daily regimens—eating the right foods, making sure you’re taking your supplements and medications, or even just getting enough sleep—can be quite a hassle during this time of the year. We get it!
Curious to know how to stay on track as best as possible? What happens if you unintentionally skip a few days in your supplement routine? Keep reading to find out.
I skipped a few days of my supplements—What happens?
Okay, so you got super busy and you missed a few days of scheduled supplement doses. We’ve all been there!
First, let’s take a look at some basic supplement facts:
So, what’s the deal?
If you missed a couple of days in your supplement regimen, no need to fret! Missing a dietary supplement for one or more days is generally no cause for concern.[5,6] However, we always recommend talking with your primary care physician if you have any questions or concerns concerning your supplementation routine.
Take your scheduled dose as soon as you remember, but never take more than you need! Simply return to your normal dosing schedule when you forget. Make sure you have a scheduled time each morning to take your supplements so you stay on track.
How can I continue to stay on track?
We’re so glad you asked!
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you stay on track with not just your diet, but other essential routines and regimens this holiday season!
What other supplements should I include in my routine?
If you’re curious about other essential nutrients that can boost your daily health, check these out.
Our Pattern Wellness Probiotic helps to promote healthy gut flora. Why is that important, you ask? The simple answer is that science tells us we need to have a balance of the “friendly” bacteria in the gut for things like [11,12]:
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Yes, we said garlic! Garlic contains compounds like allicin, which research shows can protect against the common cold, boost the immune system, reduce blood pressure and support heart health, and even improve cholesterol levels.[13,14]
Our extra-strength premium Organic Garlic supplement harnesses the impressive power of allicin from the Allium Sativum to support whole-body health and overall wellness.
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