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A balanced diet and a good source of vitamins go together like PB&J.
I think it's safe to say that we all know that! However, with all of the vitamins and
supplements out on the market, I know that the whole "good source of vitamins" half
of that PB&J can get incredibly confusing (or should I say sticky? *ba dum bum*).
Fortunately, Walgreens had an aisle dedicated to recommended vitamins and provided a solution.
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As always, I picked up a good multivitamin. It's such a great supplement to take to
maintain a balance of necessary essentials that I don't already consume from foods. Women's Ultimate for me and Men's Ultimate for dad.
Since I don't consume nearly as much omega-3 fatty acids that I would like to, I rely on a fish oil supplement (I mean, come on- I can't have sushi every day). Ever since my dad recommended and explained the health benefits from taking it, such as keeping triglycerides low, I have made this two of four daily vitamins.
I also take two other supplements: glucosamine chondrotin and B12. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the two, GC is for increased joint support. I did some damage to my body when I was training for my first marathon. Long story short... I didn't take nearly as much rest that I should have. Now I'm trying to beat the odds of future joint pain and taking care of my cartilage. B12, on the other hand, is for the brain and nervous system. I started taking this when I didn't consume much meat, fish, and poultry, but now that I have reintroduced these foods back into my diet, I have not relied so heavily on B12.
Fun Fact for my Lady Friends: when combined with fish oil, B12 is known to keep
menstrual pains super duper low.
And that just about wraps up my healthy living and vitamin schpeal for the day.
I hope you all took something valuable away from it! Oh, and decided
to commit to a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle. :-)
Walgreens Way to Well Commitment - Beginning February 1, 2011 through December 31, 2014, 1 cent from n the purchase of every Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness product, up to $3 million annually, will support bringing preventative wellness services to local communities through the Walgreens Way to Well Commitment.