I’m not a huge fan of “superfoods” in the way they are traditionally marketed. Sure, there are some impressive foods out there. I mean, Mother Natural knows what she is doing. But whenever you have someone claiming there is one or two special foods that you have to eat to be healthy… well, I’d stop listening.
They’re usually waiting to sell you something.
Besides, so many of the exotic foods promoted today are being farmed and harvested at quite the cost to the communities and environments they come from. I mean, if you HAD to eat the mysterious Frodo berry (I made that up) to have perfect health, but that Frodo berry only exists in Middle Earth… well, shucks, how do you grow enough for the world without starting some epic battle?
The truth is there are superfoods everywhere.
Some of the easiest foods to grow and harvest are some of the most nutrient dense. Onions, for example.
But still, supplements have their place.
Because our world has become pretty toxic and our soil pretty nutrient-deplete, you may find that even when eating a really good diet that there’s something… missing.
Below are some of my recommendations for my favorite supplements. I’ve kept the list pretty slim. If you have serious health issues, please go talk to your healthcare professional. But for those of us who just need a little boost, these are my favorite ways to kickstart my health.
Robin’s Recommended Supplements
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During my second pregnancy I was dealing with some major leg cramps. Following the recommendation of my midwife, I started using these trace mineral drops every night before bed. The cramps disappeared! I still use them to supplement my diet since our modern soil is so deplete in minerals. They also help me sleep better. You can find there here.
This powerful super-food can help your skin, joints, sleep and more. You can read why I love it so much here. You can find my favorite recipe using the stuff here. And you can purchase grass-fed, quality gelatin (the only kind I recommend) here and here.
Pterostilbene is one of the few “anti aging supplements” that has a ton of promising data to back it up. This isn’t a supplement for looking better necessarily, but living a longer and healthier life. You can learn a LOT more and buy pterostilbene here. They also make a pterostilbene and resveratrol blend if you want the benefits of both. Many people are combining these with a product called “Niagen“. This formula was popularized by a company called Elysium Health, but they markup their version too high. Just by the other version and save the marketing money.
Dried Liver Capsules
I noticed a HUGE difference in my energy when I don’t take my liver. Don’t be turned off by this super-food. There are so many reasons to add liver to your diet (read about it here). Best part? You can get them in capsule form. Grass-fed and full of goodness. Find them here.
Vitamin K2 is a critical nutrient that many people are lacking. You can read about the benefits here. Unfortunately, most supplements you’ll find in the market are synthetic and not as easily absorbed by your body. I like this fermented natto supplement as a simple way to get my K2. Just one tiny pill a day and you’re good to go. Real food for the win, again!
Most vitamin C on the market is made in a laboratory (even though the label might suggets otherwise). Other supplements come from GMO crops. I like this Royal Camu supplement (I get them as capsules) as a safe and super effective way to benefit from Vitamin C.
There has been a lot of discussion about the benefits of probiotics in our diets. But the effectiveness on taking probiotics depends a lot on the type of bacteria strains present. This Probiotic is my favorite and highly recommended by top health professionals. I take one a day.
Where to order your supplements?
Amazon is always a great place of course. Also whenever possible I try and order from VitaMonk. They only provide high quality products, and usually at a fantastic price.