A Beginners Guide to Supplements

I’ve spent countless hours Googling different supplements to help with any and every health concern I’ve experienced – from hormonal acne to digestive issues and literally everything in between. Although it’s not recommended to “WebMD “every symptom you have, it was helpful in my trials and errors throughout the years.

You’ve probably been overwhelmed while trying to figure out the right supplements for you, so I curated a list of the best supplements to consider taking for college students! Keep in mind that everyone’s bodies have different needs, and that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to supplements. 

Energy

As college students, we are constantly juggling classes, internships and jobs. Of course, we are going to be fatigued. It is important for us to take vitamins for sustainable energy that will get us through our long days, so let me introduce to you your new best friend- B-Vitamin Complex.

Taking a B-vitamin complex is beneficial in eliminating fatigue, irritability, and difficulties concentrating. It’s also crucial for vegetarians and vegans to take since vitamin B is naturally found in meat and poultry.

I recommend Thorne B-Complex #6 for their organic, soy, dairy and gluten free formula.

 

Immune Support

With the worries of the pandemic and flu season approaching, now is an ideal time to focus on building our immune systems. There are many vitamins on the market to help with immune support, but I find the best starters to be Vitamin C and Vitamin D3.

Vitamin C is the classic immune booster we’re all familiar with and should be a staple in your daily supplements. It is lesser known for its ability to get you that glowing skin by forming collagen and repairing body tissues.

Vitamin D3 should be another staple for its anti-inflammatory elements. It boosts immunity while keeping inflammation down throughout the body (which also can aid in treating acne – a win-win!)

I personally love Healthy Origins High-Potency Vitamin C and NatureWise Vitamin D3

Digestion & Vaginal Health

Lastly, I’d like to go over the importance of probiotics!

Probiotics help support the bacteria in our digestive tract, also known as our microbiome. Our microbiome is extremely important in digestive functions, as well as maintaining vaginal health. Probiotics are strains of bacteria to keep our levels balanced after changes from antibiotics, poor diets, and even traveling.

So, how does this relate to vaginal health? 

It helps regulate the bacteria living down there that could get out of whack from sex, change in hormones, and even your period. Probiotics may aid in preventing vaginal imbalances such as bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections! The best strain of probiotic for this would be L. Acidophilus.

It is recommended that probiotic supplements should contain 5-6 different strains. I personally recommend Vitamin Bounty Women’s Probiotic

 

Keep in mind that you can get all of these in one daily multivitamin. This can cut the costs of buying them separately and is a great way to reap all the benefits of the vitamins most suitable for you!

 

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