Do you know how difficult it is to find really good vitamins and supplements that don’t cost a fortune? I do ! It’s a long hard task, with lots of research involved, and frankly, it’s very confusing!
I’ve done the hard work so you won’t have to!
Vitamins often have ingredients like soybean or corn oil (which are most likely GMO these days); magnesium stearate; magnesium silicate, mannitol, sorbital, gelatin, etc. While using products that contain animal gelatin is a choice, the rest of the ingredients listed, and sooo many more, are just plain bad for you! Check the labels on the vitamins you’re currently taking; I think you’ll be as surprised as I was when I checked the ones in my cabinet!
I’ve spent hours vetting the vitamins that we’ll talk about here today. I even enlisted my engineer husband Rob, who is very good at drilling down on the details and doing the research so you can purchase these vitamins with confidence that their lists of ingredients have been checked and re-checked.
Here are the supplements we researched in great detail that I want to share with you today along with some reasons why you should add them to your list of supplements.
- Vitamin B-12. I recently discovered my own B-12 level and my folic acid level are too low. Not a big surprise as I haven’t eaten red meat in 30 years. I decided to buy a B-12 supplement. Easy right? Not so much. The B-12 supplements were either loaded with ingredients I won’t take or you have to spend a small fortune to buy them!
- Alpha Lipoic Acid – This supplement may enhance the body’s ability to use its own insulin to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Alpha Lipoic Acid may help reduce the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage that can be caused by diabetes). It’s also good for people who have a family history of high blood sugar and who may not produce enough insulin.
- Glucosamine, MSM & CMO – provides extra nutritional support for cartilage and joints. We all can benefit from this to help us stay active!
- Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – a gel-like water-holding molecule that is the space filler and cushioning agent in all mammals. Hyaluronc Acid cushions joints, nerves, hydrates skin and hair, and fills the eye.
- TMG – Tri-Methyl Glycine – The benefits of TMG range from reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer to assisting the body in maintaining its proper genetics and its ability to remove toxic metals and toxic chemicals. TMG increases the body’s natural production of SAMe or S-adenosyl methionine, which can help reduce depression in some cases (I used SAMe in my attempts to alleviate my depression struggles).
Here’s what I ended up buying (by the way, I wouldn’t recommend these to you if I wouldn’t buy them myself…that’s just how I roll…):
I’ll keep researching and sharing as I refine our list by searching out the vitamins that contain none of the cheap bad-for-you ingredients!
Helping You Live Healthier in a Major Way!
Cheryl A Major, CNWC