My formula for a balanced, healthy summer
Summer is more relaxing than other seasons of the year, but it’s still a high-energy time for many families. There are trips to be had, rowdy children to rally, pool parties and beach days to attend, and if you’re in Florida – the heat alone is something that you need enough energy to withstand! In winter, many of you probably take vitamin C to ward off illness or vitamin D if you’re unable to get much sunlight, but in the summer, what do you do to supplement good health?
This summer, I’ve been taking two things that seem to be giving me energy, balance, and fewer aches and pains (even while keeping up with my grandkids during these days that are so hot, we actually had a heat “advisory” last week). These two miracle-workers* are Lypo-Spheric B Complex Plus from LivOn Labs and PlusCBD Oil from CV Sciences.
Lypo-what? I know, it’s a bit complex (get it? B Complex?). Lypo-Spheric supplements work differently from regular supplements. Here’s a little bit about how it works: Liposomes are double-layered bubbles that protect and deliver nutrients to cells throughout the body while bypassing the body’s usual delivery systems (which can be damaged from diseases like celiac). Liposomes can pass through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream for distribution to the cells. From there, they release nutrients. If you’ve had difficulty absorbing nutrients or you feel like your supplements simply are not working for you, this technology might be the answer.
Celiacs tend to be deficient in nutrients like B vitamins, zinc, and magnesium. This is because of the degradation of the villi in the small intestine and can also be caused by a lack of food in the diet that is usually fortified with those nutrients. I’ve been deficient in B vitamins and have often supplemented them. LivOn Labs’ Lypo-Spheric B Complex Plus is great because I know it’s being absorbed by my body and I notice a difference in how I feel. It contains a blend of B vitamins, including B2, B6, and B12, as well as folate, zinc, and more. What it doesn’t contain is gluten, GMO ingredients, sugar, dairy, fillers, or artificial flavors.
How you take these supplements is unique, and might take a little adjusting to, but it’s simple once you get the hang of it. Simply squeeze the packet into 1-3 ounces of a cold beverage (not hot, as this can damage the liposomes). Swallow it in one gulp, like a shot. Wait at least 15 minutes before eating.
Energy, vitality, and the assurance that your body has indeed absorbed the nutrients it needs? Yep, you get all that with this supplement!
If you’ve been following my blog for a little while, you might know that CBD is something I’ve come to appreciate and have had good results with. My son takes it for inflammation and joint pain, as do I. It’s also been said to help gut health and overall create better homeostasis (or balance) within nearly every system in the body. Contrary to what some might think, CBD is not the same as marijuana. It can come from the marijuana plant or it can come from agricultural hemp plants. PlusCBD comes from hemp, meaning it doesn’t contain THC (the ingredient that gets people “high”).
CBD (cannabidiol) is a phytocannabinoid (plant-based cannabinoid). The human body has what is called an endocannabinoid system, which is a central regulatory system that is made up of enzymes, cannabinoid receptors, and endocannabinoids (cannabinoids the body makes). Phytocannabinoids like CBD help restore balance to the endocannabinoid system.
CBD is something you’d need to take daily, as part of your supplement regimen, rather than a one-time fix-all for pain. Sure, it may help some people right away, but others it might take more time to get to a level of maintenance. Dosage also varies from person to person and depends on the intended results, as well.
I like the PlusCBD Oil softgels. They are simple, quick, and I take one in the morning and move on with my day. They’re also tested for pesticides and residues and are a product you can feel good about taking. Less aches, pains, and an overall balance of energy and gut health are just some of the benefits I’ve discovered with CBD.
As always, consult a medical professional before beginning any new protocol.
*Please note, these products do not perform actual miracles.