Supplements for Runners and a Genuine Health Giveaway!
Seriously. How are we at Wednesday, guys?
The chat was on staying motivated in your training. From there, I headed to meet some fellow Digital Champions for the Toronto Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon for an evening run with the Toronto run crew, Night Terrors.
It was a late night and on Tuesday morning, I headed to work in a mad rush to make it on time, but not without grabbing two of my morning mainstays – coffee and omegas.
Coffee to keep me alive. Omegas to keep me moving.
I rarely take medications, but I supplement with a few items:
Omega 3 Joy by Genuine Health – As an athlete, I search for reasonable and natural ways to reduce inflammation Omega-3 fatty acids help to reduce inflammation, support the nervous system, clear your skin, give heart health and good vision, provide enhanced cognitive function and effective digestion and nutrient absorption.
I don’t eat enough fish, so this little supplement keeps me rocking in my training. This is the best fish oil I have taken, and I’ve been trying brands for over 3 years.
Probiotics – When I am training hard, I eat a lot of food. Probiotics help me digest it well so I can keep racing hard. It also helps me to absorb the nutrients from the food I am eating.
Iron – I use a low dosage prescribed by my doctor. Female runners are particularly prone to iron deficiency and I try to keep my levels at a healthy amount by taking iron, eating leafy greens and indulging in red meat at least once a week.
Vitamin D – This supplement is vital for health. I dial back my dosage in the summer because I am outside more but during the winter, I take 4,000 IU’s of Vitamin D every day to support my health, boost immunity and keep me smiling.
That’s it! I try to get most of my vitamins from food, but these are a few that my doctors, naturopaths or health professionals have recommended for me.
I would love to share some of my omegas with you because I seriously do think they are the best. I’m giving away a bottle of Omega 3 Joy to a reader. To enter, just leave a comment telling me what you supplement with/why you don’t supplement and I will pick a winner next Wednesday.