1. Fish Oil: Taking a high quality fish oil has a myriad of benefits, and has been very well researched and documented. It helps the body fight inflammation, it helps manage your weight, and it helps with just about everything else — from bad skin to heart disease to anxiety. Capsules or oil form are both great, just be sure to shell out for the high quality version! For quality control, look for a high potency of EPA and DHA and an EPA/DHA ratio of 40/20. Also, be sure to go with recognizable brands. Nordic Naturals and Nature’s Bounty are both great choices.
2. Probiotics: Taking these beneficial bacteria can help with gastrointestinal issues, yeast imbalances, and colon/urinary tract health. They also boost immunity, and counter the healthy-bacteria-killing effects of antibiotics. Look for a package that guarantees more than 2 billion flora at the time of packaging.
3. Fiber: Of course you should be getting fiber through your food. But the recommendation for women is 30g of fiber/day, and with our modern diets it’s pretty rare to find someone who is getting enough. Taking a fiber supplement can bridge the gap between your diet and the recommended amount. Fiber is important for supporting bowel regularity and health, helping manage your weight, and even preventing heart disease. An extra 3-6g/day will get you moving in the right direction, and fiber powders and pills won’t cost you a fortune.