I am frequently asked what goes into maintaining my morning vitamin routine, and the answer is simple: the beauty benefits. Sure, there are laughs when you pull out a handful of vitamins that nobody will believe you can actually get down, but practice makes perfect. Navigating down the supplement isle can be intimidating to anyone, but it really dosent have to be. To break it down, here is a cheat sheet of the best supplements for your hair, skin, and nails.
Vitamin B Calm aka The Stress Reliever
Stress, poor digestion, working out, and alcohol are a few of the main things that can benefit from the use of taking a calming supplement. It normalizes the central nervous system, as well as supporting the liver, and relieving mental fatigue as we all know no day is as easy as a walk in the park.
Vitamin C aka The Brightener
Vitamin C is a tropical antioxidant that is highly effective at inhibiting free radicals that cause wrinkles, sagging and general aging. It aids in the bodies iron absorption, a vital contribution to overall beauty and well being, as well, it is one of the most effective nutrients to help grow and strengthen hair.Your body does not store or produce it, so it is important to get it into your system.
Vitamin D aka The Sun
The main source of Vitamin D can be reflected down on us from the sun way up in the sky, however it is not always sunny so taking a vitamin would be your next best option. It plays a large role in healing and preventing acne, along with calming any inflammation promoting that covet “glow”.
Omega 3 aka The Secret to Shiny Hair
Omega 3’s are the essential fatty acid and secret to having commercial worthy locks. The fatty acid nourishes hair follicles promoting stronger stands with an overall shinier appearance.
Magnesium aka Dr. Sleep
Theres a reason the saying “beauty rest” is a thing, and its becuase it is a direct connection to your appearance the next day. They say sleep is the fountain of youth and some quality shut eye can make all the difference. Magnesium is an important factor in muscle relaxation and heart health. It regulates our bodies calcium for healthy bones, but most importantly can act as that extra shove we need into a good nights slumber. (Note: I take two about 10-15 minutes before I plan on falling asleep).
Zinc aka The Miracle Mineral
Zinc works for oil control on the skin and reducing the hormones that produce acne. It also binds the skin cells responsible to repair the skin and helps to circulate through the life cycle of collagen in the skin. Zinc promotes white blood cell formation in the skin, which is the base to our immune system and healthy people have glowing skin.
Digestive Enzymes aka Bloat No More
I have an extremely sensitive stomach to any and all foods and couldn’t help but feel gross and bloated every time I ate. When I started taking digestive enzymes it was literally life changing. 1-2 before each meal depending on the size helps to break the food down into nutrients so our bodies can absorb them, eliminating feeling bloated and full after just a few bites.