Plastic Free Supplements I Use Regularly
Last week, over on Instagram, I shared with you the brand of probiotic I currently take. I received so many messages asking what other supplements I take regularly. I thought why not tell you about them in a blog post? I honestly don’t take a lot of supplements, but I do have a few not exactly zero waste supplements (there is some packaging involved) but low waste supplements I use and recommend.
Before I share about these products, I want to remind you that I am not a healthcare provider, and I am only sharing my personal experience. Please consult YOUR doctor to discuss what your own body needs and if any of these supplements might be right for you. Again, not a doctor, just sharing 🙂
Secondly, I believe eating whole, unprocessed foods is the best way to keep your body healthy and functioning properly. I try to eat a balance of healthy foods high in vitamins and minerals firstly, and use plastic free and eco friendly supplements when I am deficient.
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I thought I’d start with the probiotic I take, since this brand is what sparked everyone’s interest in my plastic free supplement routine. Seed is actually not only a probiotic; it’s prebiotic and probiotic supplement in one. What is the difference in pre and probiotics you ask? Well, probiotics are basically the good bacteria that live in our gut. Your gut health affects many different systems in the body including your immune system, digestion, cardiovascular health, and skin. Having a healthy gut is so important! Now, prebiotics are just as important as probiotics. Prebiotics are fiber rich “food” to feed your gut bacteria. Pre and probiotics are basically best buds, and it’s really clever how Seed combined these two complementary supplements into one.
As I mentioned on Insta Stories, I was taking a probiotic prior to using Seed, but when I switched to this brand, I noticed an immediate difference. This brand is far superior to the one I was taking previously. I noticed a difference in my digestion in just a couple of days. It’s a phenomenal product that I highly recommend.
When initially ordering your Seed supplement, it comes packaged in a glass jar, and plastic free packing materials. (The packing material is actually made from mushrooms! *mind blown* With all subsequent orders, you receive the refill supplements in compostable packing without the jar so you won’t continue to collect glass jars. I love their sustainable packaging!!
You can use my coupon code TYB15 if you want to try Seed. It will give you 15% OFF your purchase.
I take a multi vitamin every single day. I’m actually currently finishing up a bottle of postnatal multi vitamins, but I really like this brand. I plan to switch to their daily women’s multi vitamin once I’ve run out of the postnatal ones I’m using now.
I first heard about this brand in a parenting Facebook group years ago. After researching the company myself, I was sold. I love that these supplements are made with real food. The brand is invested in regenerative agriculture and super transparent on their website about their sourcing.
This multi vitamin, just like the probiotic, comes in a glass jar!
For the vegan and vegetarians out there, I’m sure this supplement comes as no surprise. However, if you haven’t heard of B12, it’s a nutrient that plant eaters are commonly lacking, especially those that exclusively eat plants. B12 is found naturally in animal products but easily supplemented for people who choose not to eat animals. I am currently using this brand of B12 which I don’t have any specific brand loyalty to, and also don’t love that it comes in a plastic bottle. I received this bottle for free at a conference last year and will use it up. However, there are lots of great B12 supplement brands out there that DO come in plastic free packaging. I recommend a sublingual B12 supplement like this one.
I tend to have low iron levels so I supplement with this brand of iron that also comes in, guess what, a glass bottle! Note: it tastes awful. I usually pour it into a glass of orange juice and chug it down. Even though it tastes bad, it really works well. If you’ve been keeping up with my Insta Stories, you’ll have seen that I recently learned grits are fortified with iron. I love eating grits, and plan to start eating them regularly as well as incorporating other iron rich foods into my diet like lentils and spinach. Hopefully, I won’t need to use this supplement for much longer and will be able to maintain sufficient iron levels naturally.
I don’t use CBD oil every single day, but most days. Often enough to include it here with my other plastic free supplements! I like to take CBD before bed to help me relax and sleep easier. I’m a fairly anxious person, and I have a really hard time shutting down my brain before bed. Taking CBD before bed, helps me to slow down and REST. I use this brand of CBD that is USDA certified organic. It also comes packaged in (surprise surprise) a glass bottle.
Plastic Free MultiVitamin for Kids
I wanted to add one more plastic free supplement to our list here. I found a liquid multivitamin for kids that comes in a glass bottle! Vasco takes this supplement every day, and he loves the mango orange flavor. Kick those Flintstone vitamins to the curb y’all and try Childlife Essentials instead.