-I still take the honest prenatal three times a day. Before I was taking so many separate ones but this prenatal lowers it to just taking one. I have never been able to take vitamins really well - always made my tummy sick. But the whole food based honest ones have never made my tummy upset. And even though I'm not pregnant, I do eventually plan to have more kids and love that I'm storing up all those good nutrients like folate and iron. Also, I can even take this on an empty stomach and still feel great.
-I also take the honest DHA/Omega 3 - which is great even if you're not planning on kids, or nursing, or whatever. It improves my memory and my mood. I can 100% tell when I skip one. Just once a day, in the morning. And it's good for a whole host of disease preventions - cardiovascular, depression, cancer, alzheimer's.
-I don't know if I could say I have ever truly battled depression but being the sensitive type, the kind that takes on the weight of the world, well, it's a struggle for me sometimes. I stopped nursing just two weeks shy to Tucks first birthday. Which was a huge milestone for me as I honestly didn't think I'd make it past the first month! But ending our nursing relationship made me so sad for whatever reason. Maybe it's because nursing releases endorphins and oxytocin. Whatever the reason was, it gave me a pretty bad case of the mulligrubs. I remember googling - one year post partum depression. Which I don't think is a thing. My mom has used Sam-E (easily the least expensive + quality I've found it for through vita cost) for thirty years and suggested I do the same. It's an all natural antidepressant that boosts seratonin production as well as helps with joint pain and promotes a healthy liver function. It's good stuff. Mulligrubs be gone! I can really tell a big improvement in my mood and energy level.
- I have this bottle of b12 on my desk and take one when I sit down for work. It tastes like candy - which can't be good, but somehow it is. b12 is great for focus, energy and also helps when you lay your head down on the pillow.
-I don't take this everyday but just when it's needed. If I'm anxious Theanine to the rescue! Or some drops of holy basil in my water or under my tongue.
Would love to know what vitamins have worked for you?