I’ll admit it, I’ve been horrible at taking supplements my entire life. I listen to a podcast touting glowy skin supplements, buy them, put off taking them, let them expire, and complete the cycle again. The silver lining of the current state of self isolation is my no excuses mentality when it comes to wellness, I have the time and therefor no excuses! I was previously in the, diet provides me with ever nutrient I could ever need camp, until a recent trip to the gyno in February. I took a routine blood test that resulted in low vitamins D and B.
My doctor suggested a multivitamin…duh should have been taking that, his suggestion reinvigorated my desire to learn about supplements that could benefit me and stick to them! Here is a list of tested #ttsapproved supplement suggestions for glowy heathy skin that have positively impacted my skin , as a caveat always remember to discuss supplementation from your doctor.
My gyno said that almost every woman he’s ever tested was low in vitamin D which aids in skin cell growth, repair, and metabolism as well as prevents skin aging. Take a multi with adequate D combined with other nutrients like calcium and vitamin C for better bioavailability.
This adaptogenic herb helps to reduce acne causing stress and supports healthy cortisol release and metabolism. The beauty of adaptogens like ashwagandha is that they fill in the systematic gaps and work to improve the healthy skin function of each individual.
These microbiome supporting bacteria and fungi are essential in the breakdown and absorption of all other glowy skin nutrients you consume. If you’re not eating organic fermented food everyday get some asap!
Wow have I noticed a change in my skin by including collagen! Most of us eat more plant based and we’re not hovering the gristley meats like our ancestors so adding complex amino acid rich collagen supplements in the form of capsules or powder is important in youthful bouncy skin texture.
This nutrient keep things in the GI moving which is very important to the bodies detoxification system. Boosting the bodies ability to metabolize and detoxify results in clearer, brighter, more vibrant skin. I prefer to take it in a raspberry lemonade powder from as a sweet nightly treat.
I hope that list was helpful and inspired you to start taking your supplements. Have you had good experiences with any of the supplements listed? I’d love to hear! If this list gives you anxiety please don’t let it! Give yourself time to slowly start incorporating things in and don’t feel the need to do it all at once! Slow, steady and sustainable always wins the race in the end.