Laura Spoonie Vitmains - May 2019

Supplement Shopping for Spoonies

Hey my Lovelies!

Welcome back to my blog. Today’s post is all about vitamins. I will mention the benefit of vitamins. I have been taking some of my vitamins since 2018, some new ones I have started and some I have stopped.

In this article:

  • The benefits of vitamins and minerals
  • Vitamins I take and the ones I stopped

Vitamins are considered essential nutrients. Everyone’s body needs at least 13-15 essential vitamins to help with function and formality; Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Folate, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium

Some benefits of taking vitamins include:

  1. Boost in immunity – being exposed to the atmosphere makes us all susceptible to viruses, allergies and infections, depending on the condition of your immune system, it will determine how well our bodies can fight off these infections. If your immune system is already struggling under normal circumstances, it will certainly have a hard time when viruses hit. So taking vitamins can help to give the body that extra armour it needs to withstand harmful elements.
  2. Cell and organ function – The cells in our bodies regenerate themselves by the billions every day. This contributes to organ function and gut health (healthy gut – healthy heart – healthy body). With a lot of food now-a-days being contaminated, vitamin supplements act as a substitute
  3. Healthy growth and development – Childhood and adolescents is prime time to build up muscle and bone strength. The active growing stage means that vitamins and minerals are needed to help children as they continuously change form and structure. Also, when we get older we tend to lose strength and vitality in our bodies, so supplement in-take can aid in keeping a steady function of the body.
Laura Spoonie Vitmains - May 2019
My 1st Holland & Barretts subscription order in 2019

*This is what happens when you’re a spoonie & also an artist 

Pictured above are some of the main vitamins that I have been taking regularly since 2019.

Vitamins Pictured:

  • Omega 3 fish oil 1200mg
  • Calcium & Magnesium – I stopped taking these as I found them to be really constipating
  • B12 500mg
  • Vitamin D3
  • Psyllium Husks – Never actually got round to taking these 😦
  • Vitamin C & Zinc (blackcurrant flavour)

Other vitamins I take:

Ferrous Sulphate

I have been taking Ferrous Sulphate or better known as Iron tablets since the latter part of 2018. My Dr prescribed them to me to help cope with symptoms of fatigue and for my dysmenorrhea (painful and heavy periods). The benefits of iron tablets include maintaining normal iron levels in the body which aids in healthy red blood cell production, formation of hormones, the health and development of the nervous system, and basic cell functioning. It wasn’t until I did research though and found out that our bodies can’t actually absorb iron properly unless we take it in conjunction with Vitamin C. So I always make sure to have my Vitamin C effervessanct that I dilute in water and take everyday. By eating fruit, veg and poultry high in iron we can also get our daily dose.

Aloe Vera Tablets

Aloe Vera Tablets

Aloe Vera helps in the process of wound healing, it reduces constipation, lowers blood sugar levels and has antioxidant properties. I have been taking these tablets since Autumn of 2021 and started taking the pure aloe juice around Summer 2022. I have found Aloe Vera to be very moisturizing, as I’ve used it in other forms such as gel or cream for my skin. I did go without it for some months as Holland & Barrets didn’t have any in stock but my subscription has just started back up again. If you suffer from dry skin this is definitely a good vitamin option to take so natural moisture production can start to work from the inside out.

Hair Burst Vitamins

HairBurst Vitamins - Holland & Barretts

I mentioned in my previous blog post that I have only recently started to take these Hair Burst vitamins. They contain, in part; Vitamin A, Biotin, Pantothenic acid, Vitamin B5, B6, B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium & Zinc. Basically all the good stuff. I plan to take these throughout the rest of the year and see how well they do in regards to hair health.


Echinacea tablets - Holland & Barretts

Echinacea is fantastic for fighting off seasonal sicknesses. That is the main reason I got these tablets. My immune system isn’t the greatest so this extra help will do me all the good I need. In addition to immune function, echinacea also helps to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and have hormonal, antiviral, and antioxidant effects. I started taking these at the end of January as I have just recently semi-recovered from a chest infection. As an asthmatic I recommend taking these echinacea tablets, just so you have a better fighting chance of dodging seasonal illnesses.

Sea moss

Thee HOLY GRAIL of all vitamins and minerals… Why? Well because it contains 92 out of the 102 minerals and vitamins that the human body consist of.

 What does it help with? Boosting thyroid function, immunity, gut health, weight reduction, heart health, digestive system health, and skin beauty.

I’ve been holding onto the pack of sea moss since mid 2021 and just never got round to preparing it, but finally this year I opened the pack and got to using this amazing moss of the sea. I have so far taking it alone, added it to my soup and have also been blending it up into my smoothies. The more I take it, the better my nutrient absorption will get as well which is just fantastic because then I will be getting full benefits from my vitamins and mineral intake.

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