In your 20s and 30s, your body is young and can tolerate the abuse you put it through—from late nights to greasy food. But that won’t last forever. The health habits you develop in your 20s and 30s will have an impact throughout your life. And while you can’t turn back the clock, you can get healthier by making better choices now. “After all, you only get one body, treat it well,” right?
Help yourself out by taking care of your body with regular exercise, eating well, and taking the right supplements for your age.
But because just taking a general multivitamin isn’t always enough, we called on registered dietitian and founder of Fearless Fig, Sarah Greenfield, who talked us through which vitamins and supplements you actually need in your 20s and 30s.
If you really want to stay healthy, “do it from your gut,” advises Greenfield. She understands the life of a woman in her 20s and 30. Because stress, the diversity of our diets, exposure to toxins, and so many other factors can impact our bodies ability to stay regulated and balance, supplements should be added to our diet to add an extra boost to work more efficiently. “They also work to help us maintain adequate amounts of the essential vitamins, minerals, and other gut healthy nutrients we may lack in our diet.”
Keep reading to find out which vitamins you should prioritize at this stage of your life. Your body will thank you.
“Probiotics like Gut Instinct can help your body balance your microbiome, which plays a big role in your immune system. Our bodies naturally make enzymes to improve digestion and to breakdown foods.
But, as we age and if we are under large amounts of stress, our enzyme levels can decrease leading to digestive imbalances. Research shows that broad-spectrum enzymes like those that are in Gut Instinct can help breakdown lactose, proteins, carbohydrates, fibers and fats to help improve digestion.”
2. Fish Oil
“Many studies have discovered that the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, found in the fatty layers of cold-water fish can keep your heart and body healthy. Research connects the fatty acids in fish oil to healthy hair and skin function (hence all the talk about fish oil being good for your hair and skin). Supplements like Hum Nutrition’s OMG which are ultra pure fish oil support even skin tone, a healthy heart, brain & body.
*No fishy aftertaste.
3. Digestive Enzymes
“Digestive enzymes are a great way to combat bloating and support healthy digestion. This is because our bodies naturally make enzymes to improve digestion and to breakdown foods. However, as we age, the enzyme levels in our bodies can decrease leading to digestive imbalances.
Research shows that taking supplements like Flatter Me that offer a broad spectrum of enzymes can help breakdown lactose, proteins, carbohydrates, fibers and fats to help improve digestion.”
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