Keeping in theme with my New Years “healthier me” posts, today I’ll be sharing what’s in my pill organizer. This includes vitamins and other daily meds, so if you’re interested in the benefits of them- read on!
My vitamin subscription
I’ve blogged before about my monthly box that comes with 30 packs of vitamins that were selected for me, but I don’t think I’ve gone into detail on what they’re for too specifically. This company used to be called Vitamin Packs, but they’ve since rebranded to Persona Nutrition. The vitamins I receive:
• CoQ10 200 was chosen for me to help promote energy and prevent chest pain by supporting energy production and the cardiovascular system. This coenzyme is an antioxidant that fights free radicals and helps the heart
• Evening Primrose Oil (2) was chosen for me to regulate all aspects of my feminine health including skin & hair health as well as balancing hormones
• Feverfew was chosen for me to relieve my occasional migraines and prevent future headaches. It does so through it’s bioactive compound parthenolide
• Garlic was chosen for me to prevent chest pains. This supplement supports blood pressure regulation and the cardiovascular system. It promotes physical health by assisting in healthy heart function, cholesterol, and blood pressure
• Probiotic 50+ was chosen for me to support my mood, healthy digestion, and to replenish my gut flora. This promotes a healthy immune system and restores intestinal balance after disruptions occur
My pill organizer
Next up are the OTC products I’ve picked out for myself to take daily and a few others as needed. I placed all the chosen pills in my organizer to help me remember to take these daily, so I can actually benefit from them! I separated the ones I take each day onto one side (AM) and the “as needed” ones to the other side (PM). Here’s the breakdown:
Vitamin B12 2500mcg
I usually take the regular pills, not the dissolvable ones- but Justin bought these by mistake, so I just try to swallow them quickly before they disintegrate on my tongue lol
I started taking these to help prevent nerve pain and muscle spasms I used to have occasionally. I have less of them now, so I’d say it’s definitely to my benefit to have this one in the “daily” side of my organizer.
Vitamin D3 2000iu (2)
I take a total of 4000iu daily, as recommended for my age, in order to lessen the joint discomfort I sometimes have. Since I’m now on a new prescription that could weaken my bones over an extended period of time, I figured it was a good fit that I’m taking this supplement for bone health!
Ginger root 550mg
I’ve suffered with severe nausea on a semi-daily basis for over a year now. But after changing my birth control from pill to injection, I haven’t had as big of an issue with it. I always want to stay on the offense though, so I prepare my gut with the previously mentioned probiotic and I also take this ginger supplement daily. Anything to support my digestive health and keep that nausea away- I’m down for it!
Allergy relief (Zyrtec or Claritin)
I keep one of these pills on the “as needed” side of my organizer in case I’m having a bad allergy day/week. Lately I’ve had to take them daily with all the sniffles I’ve been going through. I try to alternate between the two and sometimes even switch to Allegra, just so my system can’t become too used to the same medication
Decongestant (Sudafed) #2
This is just your standard 4-6 hour nasal decongestant for those mornings when I’m feeling a bit too stuffed up for my liking. Two tablets is the recommended dose for my age, so I pop two into each day of the “as needed” side of my organizer…
Tabs and caps
It may seem like a lot, but there’s certain things that are easier to supplement than trying to find foods/drinks that’ll get you enough of that vitamin daily. Remembering to take them daily has helped me tremendously and I actually feel like they’re working over time. One small step to bettering myself this year and staying as healthy as I can (:
I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe even learned something. Thanks, as always, for reading and I’ll see you all again next Tuesday. Have a great weekend!