Since this is a blog where we talk about food, I thought I'd do something a little bit different and tell you all about some new supplements I've started to take which have stellar beauty and health benefits.
1) Wild Sockeye Salmon Oil
I eat avocados and coconut oil, but I need to be eating more omega's, and from all different sources. You probably should be too. Wild salmon oil contains amino acids, which are proteins derived from food. Easily digested and absorbed, these proteins help repair cells, bones and muscles and regulate your metabolism.
This will not only keep you healthy on the inside; it'll make your skin glow and your hair and nails super healthy. Make sure to get a good quality brand like this one and check to see it's from wild salmon. With any supplement, quality is key. It's like comparing the health benefits of raw chocolate to a Cadbury chocolate bunny. Spend the moolah and be rewarded. You can also get omegas from an all plant form, and you can take both. I plan to get the plant based pill too.
Greens! We all know greens are important for our health and the vital antioxidant properties within, but this will also do wonders for your skin! I have a different brand than the one pictured. This one says it's mint flavored, but mine is pure and tastes like grass. BUT, if you add a tablespoon to a tall glass of water with the juice from half a lemon and a dash of sea salt, it's actually kinda good. I try to eat as many greens as I can in a day, but sometimes just can't keep up. This definitely helps.
Um...not sure why it says "internal deodorant" on the bottle. Perhaps there are some extra benefits I don't know about!
3) Himalayan Sea Salt or Celtic Sea Salt
Yes, this is actually a supplement to provide vital minerals your body needs to function on. Let's have a heart to heart, shall we? Table salt and Kosher salt are not even close to the same thing as Sea salt. You know how you always hear too much salt is bad for you? Not this kind of salt. The more the better, actually. Table salt has nothing in common with natural salt. Table salt is 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals, then it's dried at excessive heat and alters the structure of the salt. Natural Himalayan and Celtic salt contains all of the 84 elements found in your body (that means you are getting 84 minerals!) and the benefits include: regulating the water content throughout your body, promoting a healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly brain cells, promoting blood sugar health and help reduce the signs of aging, assisting the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in the body, absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract, promoting bone strength, promoting sinus health, prevention of muscle cramps, regulating your sleep, supporting your libido...I mean the list goes on and on. And, in conjunction with water it is actually essential for the regulation of your blood pressure.
I sprinkle it on my food, sure, but I also make a conscious effort to consume more. I mix about a teaspoon into a clay that I mix with water (my next supplement) to make it more palatable and to get more into my system.
4) Montmorillonite Clay
This clay provides more than a few alkalizing minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, sodium, sulfur and silica. Also, these minerals exist in nautral proportion to one another, so they are more easily absorbed into the body. Why would I drink clay? Good question. The minerals in clay are highly negatively charged-full of electrons that absorb and eliminate many positively charged toxins in the body. It flushes toxins out! Quite powerfully, I might add. It's all natural and can be used internally and externally as a facial mask. Clay also provides a wide range of benefits including improved digestion and elimination, better circulation, higher quality sleep, increased energy, stronger immune system, weight loss, balanced sugar level and more.
I mix a scoop of the clay with 6-8oz water and a teaspoon of Celtic salt, daily. It's not yummy. I'll level with you. But I love what it's doing for me, so I stomach it. It tastes like watery clay. But mild. Surprise, surprise. But, it sucks toxins out!! Worth it. Worth it.
This is an essential dietary mineral. Magnesium plays many an important role like helping cells produce metabolic energy, supporting optimum nerve function, helping muscles relax, and maintaining a health heartbeat. It also helps you poop. :) Like how I slipped that in there? You may think you're regular, but chances are you're not. You should be going two-three times a day. Disease starts in the colon. Keep things moving and take your magnesium.
Why am I taking these?
My Aunt looked at my blood the other day. Long story short? I need more good fats (Omegas), greens, and minerals in my diet. Chances are, you do to. It's very, very common. I also need to cut back on my sugar intake a bit and sweat more. I need to sweat because my body has a hard time getting rid of built up toxins. I SAW these toxins. In my blood. Scary stuff. But totally normal for our environment and how we eat even though I eat well and organic most of the time. I have metals from vaccinations and stuff. I also switched my skin care regimen over to an all natural-chemical free variety and started to use paraben free-chemical free sunscreen. I prefer not to gather more harmful toxins while I try and prevent sun damage and skin cancer. Logical, right? More to come on that later.
I am currently taking all of these and plan to do a follow up to let you know how what I loved and what I highly recommend and why.
Do you take any supplements? What are the benefits? Which of the ones above are you most interested to try?