Supplements are like little feel-good boosters. A lot of people opt to start adding supplements to their daily routines to enhance their overall health and wellness.
Supplements are a great option for those of us seeking that extra boost in our day-to-day, but many have no idea where to begin. There are so many options out there, and maintaining another new routine can often feel overwhelming at first.
Don’t worry! We’re here for you. We’ve lined up a few tips and tricks to help you get started on your wellness journey and stick to it.
Do your research. Understand what certain nutrients do so you can make the most informed decision. Speak with your healthcare provider for the proper guidance.
We recommend starting with a multivitamin if you’re not sure or are new to dietary supplements. Multivitamins are a popular option and for good reason! For daily balanced wellness, energy boosts, and overall all-one-health, this supplement is super helpful. [12, 13]
Another great option is probiotics. Probiotics are a common supplement taken for digestive health and gut support. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that help normal microflora in the human body thrive. These friendly microorganisms are essential in balancing and promoting not just a healthy GI tract, but overall wellness. Getting a gut microbiome back into balance results in multiple healthful benefits. 
Subscriptions are Your Pal
Staying true to your supplement regimen revolves around commitment and consistency (just like any healthy relationship). Most supplements take about two to three months for results to start showing up. Sound daunting? We get it.
That’s why there’s a little something called Subscribe and Save to help keep you accountable. Look for a subscription option when ordering your new supplements to save time and money. What should you look for in a quality subscription service, you ask?
Keep Them Where You See Them
We’re all about keeping it simple. If you don’t want your new healthy habits to be “out of sight and out of mind,” we suggest storing your supplements somewhere safe and visible.
A great place is the kitchen counter or bathroom counter, but be sure to remain mindful of storing them in humid places or areas of direct sunlight as these things can affect the potency.
Habit Stacking is a Game-Changer
What’s habit stacking? Simple—just means adding your supplement regimen into your already existing daily routines. For instance:
Stashes for on the Go
Keeping extra stashes of your supplements in multiple places, like your purse or the glove compartment, can be really helpful for those who tend to lean on the forgetful side of things.
This is especially true for people who are always on the go—ever left for work just to remember you forgot to take your morning supplements? We’ve all been there.
Set an Alarm
Take a step further and set a daily alarm to take your supplements at a scheduled time. Whether it be morning, afternoon, or night, setting an alarm as an audible reminder is super easy and super helpful in remaining accountable.
Your Beginner’s Guide to Supplements
Before you take a deep dive into a new supplement regimen, you’ll want to ask yourself the following questions:
- What are my nutritional needs right now? Am I lacking in certain areas of my dietary pattern, and what are those areas?
- What are my personal goals for my health and wellness?
- How will I take steps to keep myself accountable?
- What does my lifestyle look like? Is it healthy (drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, making time for myself, etc.), or do I need to work on this first before turning to supplements?
- Have I discussed taking new supplements with my healthcare provider yet?
Next, take a look at your options. Which ones fit your particular wants and needs? We’ve got a few starter suggestions lined up for you.
- Collagen Peptides can support strong hair, skin, and nails, plus they have an impressive amino acid profile that can help with athletic recovery, too. 
- Organic Garlic is useful in encouraging full-body immunity and heart strength and vitality. [3,4]
- Ashwagandha is an ancient herb that has been shown to be a natural mood enhancer, alleviating symptoms of stress and anxiety. 
- Maca Root is well known for its potential to benefit sexual health. Studies have shown that Maca Root can benefit performance and enhance desire. 
- Berberine is a powerful alkaloid found naturally in many plants and has been used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicines to treat several kinds of ailments—great for healthy cholesterol support. 
- Quercetin is a compound becoming increasingly popular in the market today. Research shows Quercetin has therapeutic benefits for cardiovascular health and cholesterol health because of its antioxidant-like properties, which may help to promote normal respiratory function. [8,9]
- Vitamin K2 & D3 play key roles in blood coagulation and the regulation of some enzyme systems in the body. According to science, vitamins K2 and D3 work together in synergy to help ensure fast calcium absorption in the body for both heart and bone support. 
- Resveratrol is well known for being in grapes, rhubarb, mulberries, and other foods. Resveratrol is a great option for those seeking cardiovascular and antioxidant support. 
Curious to know more? Click here to check out our everyday feel-good supplements for your new routine!
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- Shin, B. C., Lee, M. S., Yang, E. J., Lim, H. S., & Ernst, E. (2010). Maca (L. meyenii) for improving sexual function: a systematic review. BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 10, 44. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6882-10-44
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