Health

Liz’s go-to supplement routine

It’s so important to look after our health and make sure we’re doing all we can to keep our immune system in good shape. Here, Liz shares some of the supplements she takes to help keep her fit, healthy and strong.

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Liz’s supplement routine

Discover Liz’s supplement routine and read on to find her favourite brands.

First thing

Liz takes Amino Slim by Strong Nutrients first thing in the morning on a completely empty stomach. This is usually before high intensity exercise (even if only five minutes of squats and push-ups). Strong Nutrients’ founder, Zana Morris, also recommends taking Amino Slim before bed on an empty stomach (instead of the morning). You need to allow at least two hours after eating or drinking anything (water is fine). Liz also takes a separate small scoopful of Youth & Earth NMN.

After getting ready for the day, Liz takes 3-4 Ingenious Beauty Collagen capsules on an empty stomach. These combine a highly effective delivery system for collagen peptides with the powerful skin-saving antioxidant aztaxanthin and skin-plumping hyaluronic acid. She may also add some  Neutrient Butterfat Keto to a cup of tea or coffee. Before breakfast, Liz will sometimes take a small amount of Microbz Bio-Live Gold, alongside a glass of kefir.

Mid-morning

Liz takes her main supplements for the day with a high-fat brunch or snack to help improve absorption. This might be Greek yoghurt with nuts and berries, avocado on buttered sourdough toast, a couple of scrambled eggs on some green veg, a protein-based smoothie or a handful of nuts.

Liz likes the Casein Unsweetened Vanilla protein powder from Strong Nutrients – you can blend this in water, whole milk or a plant-based milk alternative such as almond or oat. Liz also makes drinks and shakes using the Mind supplement powder from Indi Supplements for both herself and her children.

Liz tends to cycle her supplements. For instance, she might be taking a month of Super Me by Life Armour or Saffrosun by Naked Pharmacy. However, her basic supplements will always include Omega-3 fish oils by Bare Biology, Optibac For Women, Better You Vitamin D3 spray with K2 and their multi B vitamin spray plus Liposomal Vitamin C from Youth & Earth, and iodine in the form of a seaweed capsule from Weed & Wonderful. Liz usually adds a teaspoonful of Strong Nutrients Creatine to her tea or coffee then too, which is fine to take with cold or warm (not hot) drinks, and often a sachet of Bimuno prebiotic too. And to protect her eye health Liz takes the MTHK eye supplements and spray.

Two other favourites Liz often takes are Preservage and Spermidine, both from Youth & Earth. Preservage is a blend of highly potent Resveratrol, Curcumin, Quercetin and Bio-Perrin, taken together in the morning to help support the ageing process. While Spermidine (from buckwheat) taken at night, supports cellular renewal and the process of autophagy (mimicking the effects of fasting).

During the winter months, Liz increases the focus on immune system support, with additional Olive Leaf extract from Naked Pharmacy, plus Quercetin and Zinc Ascorbate from Bio-Care. She will also cycle a month on/month off with Lactoferrin by Leapfrog. Quercetin is also especially useful during the summer months and Liz will take more of this for help with hay fever when the pollen count is high.

Before bed

In the evenings, Liz takes Bio Care Magnesium at bedtime to help with sleep. She also takes Glutathione from Youth & Earth – especially after a glass or two of wine! Her last supplement of the day is Drops of Slumber from Life Armour, which she keeps on her bedside table for lights out…

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