.Since I've started eating according to the ketogenic/LCHF lifestyle I've been less sick since before the new lifestyle. A varied diet rich in whole foods offers the best combination of dietary nutrients, but I'm still curious if I'm missing any vitamins in my diet and if I will feel a difference. So today I'm starting to take daily vitamins and minerals. I will take them for a month and report if I feel a difference.
Daily vitamins and minerals Fish oil One capsule every day. Multiple studies suggest that omega-3s may provide some benefits to a wide range of diseases: cancer, asthma, depression, cardiovascular disease, ADHD, and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. My eye doctor has recommended that I take fish oil to help my dry eyes. Daily vitamin One a day to ensure I get all the essential vitamins. BCAA - branched chain amino acids One tablet morning and night to help muscle growth and exercise performance. Athletes use branched-chain amino acids to improve exercise performance and reduce protein and muscle breakdown during intense exercise. Branched-chain amino acids are essential nutrients that the body obtains from proteins found in food, especially meat, dairy products, and legumes. They include leucine, isoleucine, and valine. “Branched-chain” refers to the chemical structure of these amino acids. People use branched-chain amino acids for medicine.
Twice a week vitamins and minerals
Magnesium I will take magnesium twice a week to assist in carbohydrate and fat metabolism. One of the most common use for magnesium is alleviating constipation (you may recognize it as the active ingredient in well-known over-the-counter laxative medicines) which is why magnesium is helpful to take when you are following a ketogenic/LCHF lifestyle.
Vitamin D I don't get the chance to get out in the sun during the day, so I will take a vitamin D to help the immune system function and help the calcium uptake and re-absorption.
Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine, is a water-soluble nutrient that is part of the B vitamin family. B vitamins help support adrenal function, help calm and maintain a healthy nervous system, and are necessary for key metabolic processes. Vitamin B6 acts as a coenzyme in the breakdown and utilization of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
My handy container that helps me keep track of all vitamins and also makes it easy to bring to work.