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Top 3 Most Popular Supplements For Beginners

August 13, 2015

Top 3 Most Popular Supplements For Beginners

I eat out, a lot. I would love to eat salads and drink green juice all day but then A Taste of Koko just simply wouldn’t be that interesting. All of this fine dining has taken a toll on my body so for the past month I’ve started taking coconut oil capsules and organic raw green capsules.

Whole Foods $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Whole Foods invited me over to meet with their team member to give me the beginners guide to supplements and their top sellers. I highly recommend asking any of their team members if you have any questions about supplements and what is best for your body, lifestyle, and diet.

Whole Foods is having a 25% off supplement sale is this weekend, August 14 – 16 (Friday through Sunday) that includes tons of vitamins, protein powders, probiotics and more! From cleansing kits, chia seeds, and superfoods (like goji berries and maca powder), to protein powders, multivitamins, and energy shots – paired with a healthy diet these supplements help support healthy lifestyles and focus on prevention.

Here’s the beginner’s guide to multivitamins, probiotics, and essentials fats. 

 

Multivitamins

Women's Multivitamin

It would be amazing if we could eat well enough to get all of our required nutrients on a daily basis from our diets alone. But the fact is, we don’t. Multivitamins are used to provide vitamins that are not taken in through the diet and can also used to treat vitamin deficiencies (lack of vitamins) caused by illness, pregnancy, poor nutrition, digestive disorders, and many other conditions.

Top Products:

MegaFood Multivitamin

Packed with FoodState Nutrients™ and organic herbs that help maintain hormone balance and a
healthy response to stress, immune health blend revitalizes well-being and natural defenses, and protective array of carotenoids and age-defying antioxidants from colorful whole foods.

New Chapter

Organic whole-food cultured vitamins and minerals go beyond just addressing nutrient deficiencies to promote overall health and system-specific benefits, with complementary herbs.

Garden of Life mykind Organics Multivitamin

Made from nature, using thoughtfully and scientifically selected REAL FOODS, mykind Organics Women’s Multi is a whole food multivitamin that’s Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.

Organic fruits, veggies and herbs such as lemons, annatto, amla berry and holy basil provide perfect support for your demanding lifestyle. This gentle power-packed formula provides the nutrients you need in only two organic tablets per day.

 

Probiotics

Probiotics

Sometimes we all need a little help – introducing your new little friends, probiotics! These beneficial live bacteria are essential to intestinal health. In addition, studies have shown that obesity affects the diversity of gut flora, and researchers speculated that probiotics supplementation may help with a balanced metabolism.

Top Products:

Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Probiotics

50 billion live cultures that are tailored support for women (and men!) that offers digestive and immune system support. Refrigeration is required to keep the cultures alive and perky.

Jarro-Dophilus EPS

Stable-Dophilus® probiotic due to its shelf life stability at room temperature and its enteric coating delivery system, which protects the beneficial probiotic strains while in transit through the stomach’s acidic environment.

 

Essential Fats

Hemp Seeds

Omega-3 and monounsaturated fats support healthy digestion, metabolism, blood sugar levels and feelings of fullness.

Top Products:

Organic Chia Seeds

Higher in fiber and rich in omega-3s. Soak overnight in your choice of milk for a delicious, and yummy chia seed pudding for breakfast! Try my Fig & Blueberry Chia Pudding recipe!

Nordic Naturals

High-quality concentrated fish oil with red yeast rice and CoQ10 to support cardiovascular function and healthy cholesterol levels. Fish oil can be fishy sometimes, but Nordic Naturals is committed to making pure and great tasting omega oils.

Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are a great addition to vegan and vegetarian diets because they’re packed with easily digestible proteins and contain all 10 essential amino acids, putting them among the rare plant-based foods that provide complete protein. Try sprinkling them on your salads, cereal, smoothies or soups.

 

Quick Cleanse

Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value 7 Day Quick Cleanse

For those who are busy and on-the-go, and/or don’t like juice cleanses, try the 365 Everyday Value 7 Day Quick Cleanse. The 3-step plan features a quick liver cleanse, gentle and effective acacia fiber and a non-stimulant herbal blend to help flush toxins away.

It’s like “housecleaning” for your body that helps get rid of the toxins that we collect in our everyday life.

 

Do you take supplements? What are your essentials?

WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.

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