Tuesday, 21 March 2017


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Good skin, energy and happiness come from within.

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For the past 6 months I've been a real stickler for taking my vitamins - and then some. Looking
after myself from the inside as well as the outside has always been something I prioritise with
the food I eat (I'm not a crazed health eater, I just stay away from cows milk and junk food).
The difference I've noticed in my skin since taking these supplements everyday is 
incomparable.  I often get asked what I take so I thought I'd do a easy-to-read version of what 
I take, what brands are good and what the benefits are. I buy most of them from Amazon,
Whole Foods or Boots.

Vitamin D
Solgar Vitamin D 4000IU, 100ug
Like a lot of people living in the UK, I have low levels of Vitamin D. Lack of sunshine - and
this vitamin - affects our mood as it regulates our hormones, as well as our ability to absorb
 other chemicals.

Swisse Magnesium
I love using these as they calm both the muscles in the body and the nervous system. Basically
 if you're stressed: you need this.

Neal's Yard Remedies, Zinc Complex
A great way to support your immune system and skin health - even helping to tackle acne.

Vitamin B
Solgar Vitamin B12 1000ug
All about energy. This vitamin helps stabilise your nervous system, reduces fatigue and keeps
your metabolism in check.

Optibac or Bio Cult
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that help keep your gut healthy. It all sounds very internal
but having a healthy gut is directly linked to how good your skin looks, and helps your digestive
system in endless ways. I used to think this was a very expensive supplements to take but
recently discovered the 2 brands above that offer a months supply for less than a tenner.

Omega 3
Perricone MD Omega 3
There are so many benefits here. It helps keep your heart healthy, reduces cholesterol, promotes
 bone and joint health, improves the quality of your sleep... but most importantly these fats help
give you plump, glowing skin!

Solgar Turmeric Root Extract
Turmeric contain bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties. In terms of skin
health, it's acts as an anti inflammatory which is great in reducing puffiness and redness, and
it neutralises free radicals (smoke, stress, pollution) and therefore protects your body and skin
from them.

Ingenious Beauty Ultimate Collagen+
Ingesting collagen? Oh yes, it's a thing. Collagen is already present in our body and is what helps
keep skin plump by keeping the connective tissue in our skin, hair and nails strong.

Happiness (yes, really)
Fountain The Happy Molecule
This pineapple flavoured supplement that makes me feel like I'm in Mary Poppins 'A spoonful
of sugar...' when I take two teaspoons every morning. The idea of 'happiness' comes from the
addition of Gaba carrot complex which is the chief neurotransmitter in the nervous system.
Therefore: more of it = happier mood.


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