My vitamin plan varies from month to month, depending on what’s happening with my body.
If I’ve had lowered immunity, I’ll add in things like OnGuard Plus (immunity boosting essential oils) or PB Assist (a pre and probiotic blend). If my skin has gone arwry, I’ll bring in Turmeric Essential Oil+Herbal capsules and YarrowPOM capsules. I love knowing that I have a modern apothecary at my fingertips!
There are 2 vitamins that remain consistent no matter what is happening with my body from month to month. The two staple vitamins are the Life Long Vitality Pack (which is actually 3 vitamins) and TerraZyme, a digestive enzyme complex.
I get asked all the time “do I really need to be taking a multivitamin complex?”
The answer is a resounding YES! Unless you get in 12 servings of fruits and vegetable every day, I believe you are likely vitamin and mineral deficient. Our produce has never before been so void of nutrition due to modern day agriculture practices, which strip and decimate vitamins and minerals from the soil. Did you know that it takes 8 oranges today to equal the nutritional value of ONE orange from the 1950’s?!
THAT’S the kind of nutritional deficit we are dealing with today.
Before you rush out and buy a vitamin and mineral supplement, I want also invite you approach this subject with discernment, because most of the products at health food stores are just plain junk.
So before we dive into my daily vitamins, I have question for you …
How do you know if your vitamins are real or fake?
This is a question I legitimately ponder whenever I start a new supplement product. Of course I don’t have a laboratory to test the quality. The FDA doesn’t test for quality of vitamins or natural products (thank God, the FDA isn’t exactly known for having high standards anyway 🤭).
It’s more simple then you may think: results.
How do you feel after taking your vitamins (CONSISTENTLY) for a month.? You can’t honestly measure how your vitamins are working unless your taking them every day, at the full dose.
I’ll be honest, I’ve been on some stellar supplement and herbal protocols from doctors. I’ve felt great for a time, then noticed the efficacy start to wane. When I started doTERRA’s Life Long Vitality Pack I couldn’t believe how much energy I had, how the brain fog cleared and how I started to sleep better.
I am a total vitamin snob.
It took over a year to convince me to try essential oils. It was a slow burn to get me to try the supplements. In fact, I had a few patients try them before I did. These women were raving about how wonderful they felt on the Life Long Vitality Pack. So I relented. I tried them.
I was convinced after a few weeks. I forgot to take them for a few days and noticed my energy wane. It was as if I didn’t notice the improvement until I was reminded of how I felt before starting them.
Humans are funny like that.
What makes Life Long Vitality so great…
It’s a well balanced multi Vitamin and Mineral supplement. The vitamin comes in a vegetable capsule, so the nutrients are easy to digest and absorb, even for those who struggle with healthy digestion.
It provides 22 essential vitamins and minerals to support normal growth, function, and maintenance of cells
Supports bone health with calcium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin D. If you’re working on healthy bone density, you may not need that calcium tablet your doctor is telling you take once you start taking the Life Long Vitality Pack.
Supports healthy digestion
Naturally boosts energy
Contains natural folate from lemon peel
Includes a whole-food botanical blend of kale, dandelion, parsley, kelp, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, and spinach
Includes the doTERRA tummy tamer digestive blend of Peppermint, Ginger, and Caraway - PERFECT for someone who struggles to properly breakdown and absorb vitamins
If I had to choose only ONE of the vitamins from the Life Long Vitality Pack, I’d choose Alpha CRS. This vitamin blend is truly powerful. I’d have to spend double the cost of the entire Life Long Vitality pack to get the items out of the Alpha CRS alone!
This magical herbal blend supports healthy energy, lowers inflammation naturally, protects cells and likely prevents premature aging with all its polyphenols and whole food antioxidants.
The quercetin in here is also great for gut health and promoting healthy immunity in the digestive system as well as promoting healthy gut lining.
Alpha CRS promotes healthy daily detoxification. This is an issue for most people since we are exposed to so many toxins on a daily basis in the modern day environment and when consuming most foods today. Alpha CRS contains powerful polyphenols including baicalin from scutellaria root, resveratrol from Polygonum cuspidatum, ellagic acid from pomegranate, proanthocyanidins from grape seeds, curcumin from turmeric root, and silymarin from milk thistle! Whoa! That’s a lot of goodness packed into a single pill!
This is doTERRA’s essential fatty acid combination. Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are nutrients required for many key functions in the human body, including cell growth, brain development, muscle activity, immune function, joint health, and more. While some fatty acids can be produced inside the body, “essential” fatty acids cannot be produced by our bodies; therefore, we rely on the food we eat to supply these important nutrients.
This essential fatty acid complex also comes in a vegan version. I haven’t switched to it yet, but may consider in a few months. I’ve been so great with this one, I have been leery about changing.
The BEST thing about this essential fatty acid complex is that you won’t BURP up fishy taste (gross I know!). This has been the #1 complaint from my patients about taking fish oil. However this xEO Mega is encapsulated to open up in small intestine and it has essential oils in it for natural preservation so the fish oil won’t go rancid (a very common issue with most store bought fish oil!). If you do find yourself burping after your vitamin intake, it will taste like Peppermint instead of fish!
Like I said, your body will be the best indicator of if these vitamins will be a good fit for you.
If you want to give these vitamins a try for yourself, I recommend taking 2 of each in the morning and then 2 of each in the afternoon or evening.