If you are like most Americans, making plans to improve your health in the new year, you’re going to want to make sure you are taking these four foundational supplements that have countless health benefits.

Magnesium is my absolute top recommendation for people who are having trouble sleeping, perhaps a bit constipated and under a lot of stress. Natural Vitality Calm is an excellent choice if you’re looking to improve your overall response to stress and sleep better. The Natural Vitality Calm gummies are a great choice for families who may  have trouble sleeping or are experiencing stress. Have a kid who isn’t great at sleeping or perhaps a bit anxious? Try the gummies that can help put them at ease. Magnesium is an essential mineral, found in many foods such as dark leafy greens and nuts. It is utilized in over 300 processes in the body. Many of us do not get enough magnesium for our body’s needs through our diet alone so supplementing provides numerous benefits and those taking it may find they have less issues like muscle cramping and constipation. When trying Natural Vitality Calm, whether the powder or the gummies, start off slowly with half the suggested dose and work your way up to a full dose. If you take too much too soon, you may have loose stools which is a normal effect of magnesium citrate.

You’re probably already familiar with the benefits of fish oils and omega-3 essential fatty acids but are you taking a quality supplement? A poor-quality fish oil is bad for your health and could be giving you a dose of rancid oils that could promote inflammation. To combat inflammation and improve brain function and mood, take a high-quality omega-3 supplement like those made by Nordic Naturals. Not a fan of fish, but still want the benefits? Nordic Naturals Algae Omega is an excellent choice for omega-3s made from sustainably sourced microalgae. If you’re concerned about heart disease, Alzheimer’s, or dementia, consider supplementing with Nordic Naturals omega-3s now. Omega-3s can be very effective at reducing systemic inflammation related to heart disease and neurological diseases.

We all need a good multivitamin, but why? Most of us don’t eat a well-rounded diet that has all the nutrients we need. Yes, we should aim to get our essential nutrients through a healthy diet but it’s easy to fall short when much of the food we grow, even organic, has far less robust nutrient profiles than food grown just a couple generations ago. A high-quality multivitamin that’s easy to absorb like those made by New Chapter is a good choice. I often recommend the One Daily for women or men if people want an easy to take multivitamin. The vitamins and minerals in this formulation have been fermented which makes them easier to absorb and gentle on your digestive tract. This is also a good multivitamin for teenagers and young adults ready to switch from a kid multivitamin to a multi that offers more.

Probiotics are beneficial to anyone trying to stay in tip top shape. If your gut is healthy and balanced, so are you. At the root of many health issues is poor gut health and the notoriously inflammatory American diet can be very detrimental to our gut health. If your gut health is poor, so is your immune health, and so can be your emotional health. Are you taking a lot of medications and supplements for various symptoms but not getting the results you want? You may be missing the root cause, and that may be in your gut. One of the ways of improving gut health is by taking a quality probiotic like Dr. Ohhira’s 3-year and 5-year fermented probiotics by Essential Formulas. It is formulated by taking vegetables, mushrooms and seaweed and fermenting them for either three or five years which is based on a Japanese tradition. Not a fan of eating kimchi every day, but wanting the same benefits in a capsule? Try Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics. They contain prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics which support the overall health of the gut, strengthening its defense against issues that could throw it out of balance.

I hope you have found this information helpful and I wish you the best on your health and wellness journey. Peoples Rx is a great one-stop shop to help you on your way. For a limited time, Natural Calm, Nordic Naturals Omega 3s and New Chapter’s multivitamins are on sale at a Peoples Rx near you!


Looking to dig in a little deeper and work with a practitioner that can help you improve your health in 2022? 

Naturopathic Doctor* Lauren Sanchez is accepting new patients at Infinity Wellness Center.


*Although licensed in other states, Naturopathic Doctors are not currently licensed in Texas.

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