Our Vitamin Regime
I am always trying to keep our family healthy as much as possible through the winter months, and thankfully, this has been a really good year for our family. Last fall, I decided I needed to get more vigilant on having a good whole foods based vitamin for each of us, to fill in any gaps we might have in our diet. As much as we try to eat a healthy, well balanced diet, there is always gaps. So after carefully choosing to the best of my abilities, adding them to my Amazon Subscribe & Save order (so I never have to run out or forget to buy, and I get a good discount at the same time), I began a routine of pulling them all out every morning, lining them up on the counter, and making sure every member of our family took their required dosage.
It has worked wonderfully! We are all taking vitamins and we have been healthy! Yah! I prefer choosing vitamins that are ideally made from mainly raw whole food ingredients as much as possible rather than synthetic components and also free from artificial sweeteners or loaded with sugar. These varieties tend to be more expensive, but the benefits outweigh that, as your body is able to digest them and receive much more benefit from whole food ingredients.
Here are the ones we are using currently:
For Mama - Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal (My midwife recommended that all mamas should be taking a prenatal during all their child-bearing years, so I have decided to keep taking these, whether I am pregnant or not!)
For Daddy - Vitamin Code Men’s Raw Whole Food Vitamin.
For Teens - My oldest daughter, who is almost 12, takes the Naturelo Whole Food Vitamin for Teens.
For the Younger Kids (3 and up) - SmartyPants Kids Complete and Fiber Gummy Vitamins - I love that this vitamin has Omega-3 fish oils and prebiotic fiber all in one, without having artificial sweeteners or sugar. My kids love these! My four year old calls them candy, and even requested them on her birthday cake! These kids vitamins also have Vitamin D, which we especially need in the winter time in our climate. This is one of the few vitamins for kids that I have found that doesn’t use sugar or artificial sweeteners to make them taste good.
For Baby - Mommy’s Bliss Baby Multivitamin Organic Drops or NovaFerrum Multivitamin Drops with Iron for Infants and Toddlers.
In addition, if our vitamin doesn’t already have Omega 3’s, we are taking some sort of Omega 3 supplement to get the valuable addition of fish oils in our diet, that help support skin, eye, joint health, and balancing hormones. Ideally, pick an option that is made from wild caught fish, and free of mercury and other harsh metals. I also take Vitamin D drops in my water each day, to help fight my natural tendencies towards depression, and this little bottle lasts forever!
I love that Amazon sends me a price update each month, so that I can decide which option is the best price and adjust accordingly for my order, if needed.