It’s no secret that I am obsessed with the Jillian Michaels podcasts. I’ve always liked Jillian from the Biggest Loser, but it has not been until listening to her podcasts on my runs that I have truly started to appreciate everything she stands by. She is so knowledgeable and doesn’t mess around!
One of her segments that I really liked (I love all of them, so that doesn’t mean much) was about the importance of vitamins. She talked about how in a world where a number of people are vegans and vegetarians there is a huge need for supplementation. She even said it is not healthy to be vegan or vegetarian if you aren’t supplementing properly. I don’t fit into either of those categories, but I have been eating significantly less meat lately and do need to start taking supplementation more seriously.
In the past i’ve been good about taking vitamins, but I was always taking the cheap-o vitamins that were on sale at Target. Jillian Michaels was saying that she gets a lot of questions about which vitamins people should take, and her response is usually “if you can afford it, a proper multivitamin is the way to go.” She also went on to talk about how the cheap-o multivitamins that are on sale at Target aren’t good enough. She said that they don’t “absorb” in your body properly (for lack of a better word) along with other things. It’s important to spend a little more money on a QUALITY multivitamin. She named off some brands and New Chapter Organics was one of them.
I went on their website, did some research and decided to give it a try. I have been taking them for only two days now and I already feel a difference. I admit that I am not the most nutritious eater in the world, so a proper multivitamin is really important for me. I also realize that just because I am taking a good multivitamin doesn’t mean I should cut out healthy foods because that is the best source of vitamins for our body. I am really happy with my purchase and I will definitely be taking them for a long time.
Does anyone else out there supplement or take vitamins? What do you take?