Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Looking After Myself: Vitamins and Supplements

Hey all, 

If you're anything like me, you lead a busy lifestyle and just can't guarantee that you will always get the nutrients you need from your diet. I do not believe that supplements should be taken in place of a healthy diet, and what we eat is very important; but I do think that they can be useful to ensure that you are getting enough of what you need. 

Here is what I take to keep me running at my best. 

*It is important to remember that this supplement program has been tailored for my needs in consultation with professionals. It may not be right for you, and it always important to consult your GP a nutritionist or a naturopath before starting any supplement or medication. 

Swisse Liver Detox 
"Contains premium quality ingredients traditionally used to help support the liver and aid detoxification. The liver is the largest internal organ of the human body and is responsible for eliminating toxins, aiding digestion and helping regulate metabolism."

Blackmores Evening Primrose 
"Blackmores Evening Primrose Oil is a rich natural source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Low levels of GLA have been found in adults and children with atopic eczema and atopic dermatitis. Also aids with PMS symptoms."

Blackmores CoQ10 75mg
"Blackmores CoQ10 75mg is a natural source of coenzyme Q10 and a powerful antioxidant. It provides support for cellular energy production and helps maintain normal healthy functioning of the heart." 

Blackmores Echinacea Plus Garlix 
"Blackmores Echinacea Plus Garlix® is a combination of echinacea and garlic, both traditionally used for the symptomatic relief of mild upper respiratory tract infections such as colds and flu."

Swisse Hair Skin Nails
"Combination of vitamins and minerals shown to support hair, skin and nail health. It contains ingredients essential for the formation of collagen and maintenance of healthy skin. It is recommended for people who may experience frail, splitting or thin nails."
                                                               Swisse Women's Ultivite 
"Swisse Women’s Ultivite Formula 1 is a daily multivitamin developed to support the good health of modern-day women."

Berocca Performance "Clinically proven, Berocca Performance keeps you on your game and combats physical tiredness. Its unique combination of B vitamins, vitamin C and essential minerals, like calcium,
magnesium and zinc, works in synergy to
improve your brain and nerve perfor-
mance throughout the day."

What do you think about vitamins and supplements? Are there any that you swear by?

Hope you all have a great night! xx

*Product descriptions were taken from official websites, and are not my own. 


  1. Hi Sharleena!

    I have taken Centrum almost every day for years and it seems that it helps my nails grow. Biotin is also good for growing strong nails and hair (it's included in Centrum but I took specific Biotin supplements on top for a lil while - noticed a difference in my nails, no peeling, but no real difference in my hair but that was fairly healthy to start with!).

    1. I have heard some good things about Centrum! And I was thinking about Biotin for my nails and hair, but it is contained in the Swisse Hair Skin Nails, I wonder if I can take more on top? I definitely saw a difference with my hair and nails after starting the Hair Skin Nails supplement!

      Great to know vitamins/supplements can make such a difference! xx

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  3. I have been using Multicentrum and Bioscalin in the past, the second one is for the hair strenght and beauty, anyway it gave me stomach pain =( but it worked so well with my hair !
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  4. The only supplements I take are herbal insomnia relief tablets. Might have to think about whether I need to start taking some. Hmmm. x

    1. I've heard that the herbal insomnia tablets are great! It's definitely something to think/talk to your doctor about; they are great for giving you a little bit of a lift! xx

  5. Wowee, you take a lot of supplements! I usually take Fish Oil and vitamin C tablets... I might take a look at one aimed for general health though (Centrum etc.) I've nominated you for a Blogger award :) xx

    1. The general health ones tend to be great for your everyday wellbeing! I have heard great things about fish oil as well.
      Thanks for the award nomination love! xx

  6. I also take many supplements, think they a good addition to healthy diet


  7. I take vitamin B6 by blackmores. It is for PMT. I get terrible mood swings when PMT starts.
    I am actually considering seeing a naturopath soon- thanks for reminding me

    1. I have heard great things about B6 in relation to PMT! Have you tried Evening Primrose as well? It can work wonders for PMT symptoms!

      Naturopath's are great! Hopefully they can give you some good information! xx

  8. Those are a lot of vitamin supplements. Thanks for sharing this info and good luck with your endeavors!

  9. omg this is a lot of vitamins. i use to avoid these since i thought you shouldn't be taking them unless a doctor instructs you so but lately, I am not eating as healthy as I did before so I find them very helpful!

    1. They really can help, if taken properly! xx


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