Vitamin supplements

I am feeling fantastic today!! No stiffness, pain or fatigue. I think I really like the effects of IFing and possibly the effects of taking vitamin D3. I'm going to do IF once per week.

I take a few supplements that I think have really benefited me overall and I thought I would share. I'm still on one lupus medication but if I have a steady 2-3 months of feeling like this I am going to try weaning myself off a bit to see how I fare (rheumy's ok of course). These are the supplements that I take on a daily basis and have been working for me:

Nature Made Fish Oil Omega-3 1200mg, 300 Softgels 

Fish oil - I take 4000mg per day. Two capsules in the morning and 2 at night before bed. Fish oil lowers triglycerides, increases HDL cholesterol, reduces inflammation thereby reducing arthritis, helps in anti-ageing and reduces age related macular degeneration. It's wonderful stuff.

Vitamin Shoppe - Astaxanthin, 4 mg, 60 softgels 

Astaxanthin - I take 4mg per day. Once in the morning. Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant and supports eye health and is considered an anti-inflammatory.


Now Foods Spirulina 500mg, Tablets, 500-Count 

Spirulina - I take 1000mg per day. Once in the morning and once in the evening. Spirulina is a blue-green algae (in tablet form!) and is chalk full of protein, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids.

NOW Foods Vitamin D3 5000 Iu, 240 Softgels, 

Vitamin D3 - I take 10,000IU per day. Once in the morning. I have just been introduced to B3 supplements so the jury is still out, I'll need to test it a bit longer but so far I have had noticably higher energy levels. B3 is necessary for bone health and proper immune function to name a few. 

Acidophilus 250 Caps 

Acidophilus - I take this for a bit if my tummy is giving me some trouble. I haven't had a need since I've been paleo. Acidophilus are bacteria that aid in digestion, it's found naturally in the body and are one of those "good" bacteria.

These supplements seem to be really working for me now. I am interested in hearing about other recommendations that you may have. I'm always interested in learning more!



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