My daily supplement regimen is an example of supplements I regularly take, not an indication of what you personally should take. The contents of this article are not meant to substitute medical advice. Always check with your healthcare provider before adding or removing a supplement or medication.
I have shared a few supplement regimens in the past and I wanted to do another because it’s always changing. I have never and would never recommend anyone continually take the same supplements over and over (excluding a few we could all use, like magnesium). I get regular blood work to determine where I may be lacking and supplement based on that, as well as how I feel.
I take this brand of ashwaganda. Ashwaganda is an adaptogen that helps you adapt to stress. It reduces anxiety and promotes an overall sense of calm.
I’ve been taking ashwaganda on and off for years. I avoid it while pregnant but I started taking it again after I had my second son. It definitely helped ward off postpartum depression and improved the postpartum anxiety I experienced.
I take ashwaganda because it helps manage stress, which I need right now with a 10 month old who often still wakes in the night and wakes up at 5:30am everyday!
Fish oil has numerous benefits, I take it particular for its neuroprotective benefits. Omega 3s, particularly DHA and EPA, which are concentrated in fish, have been shown to improve brain health, reduce inflammation and improve anxiety and depression. Fish oil has even shown to be beneficial for bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s and dementia. It’s also great for heart health.
Because I have a history of being anxious, I prioritize fish oil (and also eating fish) because it’s so beneficial for brain health. Consider this: our brain can also function as well as we feed it. I choose to feed mine really high quality food and supplements.
I take this brand of fish oil.
CBD is something I started taking after I stopped breastfeeding my son and is likely a supplement I’ll take for life. I started taking it for some postpartum anxiety I was experiencing when my son was sleeping around 3-4 hours a night. This study found that CBD buffers stress, reduces anxiety and regulates mood. Another study found that CBD lowers cortisol, the stress hormone.
CBD has truly helped me so much. It has strong anti-inflammatory benefits and had just leveled out my mood so much. I was really struggling with the lack of sleep and taking CBD helped me more than I could have imagined.
I wrote an entire article on the benefits and science behind CBD here.
I always take a probiotic. This is in part because I’ve suffered from gut issues since childhood (chronic stomach upset due to stress). Probiotics are beneficial to mood and brain health, they help maintain balanced gut flora, keep you regular, boost your immune system and so much more.
We have more bacteria in our bodies than cells. I rarely take the same probiotic twice. Here are some I rotate through:
I take various multivitamins. I took prenatals for years and often still do. Here are some rotate through:
I often take turmeric because it has such anti-inflammatory benefits. Inflammation is often a factor in anxiety and depression and while I don’t have depression, I’m prone to stress and anxiety. Taking turmeric regularly helps with this.
Not to mention that inflammation is essentially the basis of all disease so taking an anti-inflammatory is just good for prevention.
I take this brand.
Right now I’m taking Microbiome Master, formulated by Dr. Jess Peatross. Dr. Jess is a wealth of knowledge and information. MM is something I take two or three times a year. It’s not necessary year round, it’s just something I take on occasion to keep my gut healthy.
I’m not an affiliate for this product and am in no way sponsored, but you can check it out here.
You can check Microbiome Master here.
ZINC AND IODINE
These two were low on my last round of blood work so I’ve been supplementing as well as trying to eat food rich in these two minerals. It’s crucial to get blood work regularly to know what you’re lacking and how it may be affecting you mentally and physically.
So there you have it! This is what I’m currently taking. It will change based on my next round of blood work and how I’m feeling. I actually have paused the Microbiome Master as of a few days ago because I was feeling a bit more anxious. So I’m scaling it back and will try again soon.
Always pay attention to your body and how you’re feeling. That will be the best indication of what is or is not working for you!