My Favorite Vitamins & Supplements

Many people just take a multivitamin and assume they are covered in terms of all the nutrients they need. But this is not always the case. While taking a multivitamin is definitely better than doing nothing, I always like to create a more personalized supplementation plan. This plan should be tweaked according to what your individual needs are. Below are some of my favorite supplements, which you may want to consider taking as well.

1. Magnesium
Most people do not get enough magnesium. After I started supplementing with a good quality magnesium sold at Pureformulas, I noticed my mood has stabilized and I seem to have more energy. Make sure you get magnesium citrate or chelated magnesium, since those are the versions of magnesium that are most easily absorbed by the body.

2. Vitamin D
This is another vitamin that many people lack. The easiest way to determine if you are getting enough Vitamin D is to do a blood test at your doctor's office. My levels were extremely low, but after supplementing with Vitamin D for a few months, they shot right back up. I've noticed my skin and overall health seemed to improve as well. While not everyone may agree with me, I heard D3 (instead of D2) is the more effective type. That is what I took to get my results.

3. Calcium
For reasons I won't go into in this article, I generally avoid dairy. But I still need my calcium, and the easiest way is to take supplements. The one problem with calcium is that the tablets usually need to be quite large if you want to get the required amount your body needs. Swallowing such large pills can be difficult, so I recommend getting the chewable kind of this supplement.

Of course, your needs may be quite different from mine, but I just wanted to make you aware of the supplements you may benefit from. For a more detailed view of which supplements you may want to consider, it may be smart to buy a book on the subject, or talk to a nutritionist. Much of what you need in terms of supplements will depend on the type of diet you have.

Whatever you do, don't go to local health stores like Vitamin Shoppe or Hi Health, because such stores will overcharge you. You can get the very same supplements online at good vitamin stores like Pureformulas. A lot of the time, you can also use a Pureformulas coupon to get extra discounts on certain items. I usually go to this link ( to find my online coupons for vitamins and minerals. This is a much better way to purchase vitamins and supplements in my opinion