How to Build A Supplement Routine You’ll Stick To

Most people opt to start adding supplements to their daily routines to enhance their overall health and wellness. And if you’re like most people, you’re searching for safe supplements that are high-quality, clinically studied, and crafted with natural, effective ingredients. 

Unsure where to begin? With so many options to choose from, coming to a clear decision can be quite a challenge. Supplements are a great option for those of us seeking that extra little boost in our day-to-day, which is why we went ahead and researched some tips to help you get started on your wellness journey and really stick to it. Keep reading!

Do Your Research First

Understanding certain nutrients and what they can do to make an informed decision is the first step. If you need guidance, speak with your healthcare provider.

Try starting with a multivitamin if you’re unsure or are new to dietary supplements. They are a good introductory supplement and, most times, an all-in-one health supplement—hence, why  Multivitamins are a popular option. For daily balanced wellness, energy boosts, and more, this super blend of potent minerals and vitamins can help enhance your health for the better. [12,13]

Another great option is probiotics, which are generally taken for digestive health and gut support. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that help normal microflora in the human body thrive. These “good” microorganisms are essential in balancing and promoting a healthy GI tract and overall wellness. Getting a gut microbiome back into balance results in multiple healthful benefits.[1]

Make Sure Orders are Dispatched Quickly

Staying true to your supplement regimen revolves around commitment and consistency (just like any healthy relationship). Most supplements take about two to three months to show results. Sound daunting? We get it.

That’s why your supplement supplier should have a free and fast delivery policy on all orders across the UK. If your supplement products are not dispatched to you within 1 working day of placing your order, this can wreak havoc on remaining true to your new routine if you ever run low. 

What should you look for in a truly high-quality supplement service, you ask? 

  • Natural ingredients that have been studied and clinically proven.
  • Products that are free of artificial additives and other nasties, and delivered in optimal doses to ensure maximum potency and real results.
  • Free shipping on all orders.
  • Quick and efficient order processing as soon as the new order is placed.
  • Compassionate customer service that is there to help every step of the way, combined with a 60-day Money Back Guarantee on all purchases.

Keep in Plain View

Don’t let your healthy habits fall victim to the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. Try storing your supplements somewhere safe and visible so they are always top of mind and available.

Great options include the kitchen counter or bathroom counter. Keep in mind storage requirements, though. Be sure to remain mindful of storing them in humid places or areas of direct sunlight as these things can affect the potency.

Implement Habit Stacking

Habit stacking just means adding your supplement regimen to your already existing daily routines. For instance: 

  • If you’re a morning person: You wake up early to look and feel your best—exercise, shower, get dressed, and eat a nutritious breakfast. Stack your supplements into this routine before heading out the door for the day.
  • If you’re a night owl: You have a strict pre-bedtime routine and make sure to pamper yourself a little. Stack taking your supplements into your nighttime ritual. 

Bring On-The-Go

If you’re someone that’s always on the go, you may benefit from keeping extra stashes of your supplements in multiple places or carrying them with you. Places such as the glove compartment of your car, your bag, or a portable organizer can be helpful for those who tend to be slightly forgetful. 

Utilize Alarms 

Whether you take your supplements in the morning, afternoon, or night, try setting a daily alarm to take your supplement at a scheduled time. This also helps you stay consistent, which is key to seeing results with your supplements. And don’t hit snooze! Try to hold yourself accountable to take them when that alarm goes off.

Beginner’s Guide to Supplements 

Before you implement a new supplement regimen, you’ll want to ask yourself the following questions: 

  1. What are my nutritional needs right now or am I lacking in certain areas of my dietary pattern? What are those areas? 
  2. Do I have any personal goals for my health and wellness that I want to accomplish?
  3. What steps will I take to keep myself accountable? 
  4. What does my lifestyle look like? Do I have healthy habits (drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, making time for myself, etc.), or do I need to work on this first before turning to supplements?
  5. Have I discussed taking new supplements with my healthcare provider yet? 

Next, take a look at your options. Which ones fit your particular wants and needs? There are a ton of options on the market, but don’t get overwhelmed. We’ve got a few starter suggestions lined up for you.

Remember, talk with your physician before introducing any new supplements into your routine to see if they are right for you.

  • Turmeric Curcumin: Perfect for joint, body, and cognitive support. [14]
  • Collagen: Supports strong hair, skin, and nails, plus it has an impressive amino acid profile that can help with athletic recovery, too. [2]
  • Omega-3 Fish Oil: Contains recommended doses of both Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), which are clinically proven to support optimal heart, eye, and brain health. [15]
  • Ashwagandha: An ancient herb that is a natural mood enhancer, alleviating symptoms of stress and anxiety. [5]
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Used as a remedy for gut health, immune function, digestive health, and more for centuries. For a delicious daily dose of health, our vegan Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies with added vitamin C and chromium are all you need. 
  • Vitamin K2 and D3: Both play key roles in blood coagulation and the regulation of some enzyme systems in the body. Vitamins K2 and D3 have been shown to work together in synergy to help ensure fast calcium absorption in the body for both heart and bone support. [10]
  • Natural Vitamin C is a powerhouse vitamin, shown to help boost your immune system, protect the body from oxidative stress, improve metabolic health, reduce tiredness and fatigue, and more. [16, 17]

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