Happy Wednesday, Everyone!
I am very excited about today’s post, and I think you will be too. I’m teaming up with Care/of to talk about their monthly customized vitamin packs that fit your individual needs! This past year has been a life-changing one for me. I’ve let go of a lot of things holding me down and have focussed more on self-care, positivity, and having an awareness of what my body needs, and what my body doesn’t. I used to go to the gym every day because I thought it was what I was supposed to be doing. Even though my body was telling me to stop, I wasn’t listening to it. After a year of feeling defeated with my goals, I decided to shift all of the focus on staying positive and embracing something different. I slowed down a bit and hit the reset button hard. Now, I spend more time connecting with nature on daily walks, finding my balance in yoga, listening to inspiring podcasts, and embracing the moment for what it is. Being confident in my routine, listening to my body’s needs, and knowing when to slow down is my definition of healthy. Everyone should find their own version of healthy. Your routine won’t always align with others, and that’s perfectly fine because we are all different. And remember, it’s about how you feel, never about how you look!
Sometimes exercise, and a healthy diet isn’t enough to help us sleep at night, reach health goals, or feel our best, and that’s why it’s important to be aware of what might be missing in our bodies. We live in a world where all types of diets exist. We see gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free, vegan, and the list goes on. While those diets might be helping you with one goal, you may be lacking a certain vitamin, or nutrient that could be important to your health. For example, my doctor told me to cut out dairy because it could help with my endometriosis. Since I’ve cut it out, I’ve been low on calcium, and calcium is so important. You may have no clue on what your body could be missing, or what could help your current symptoms you’re already dealing with. Care/of is a great start!
I was so excited when I first opened up the Care/of website. First off, I’m a sucker for quizzes, and I love learning how I can improve my health. Your friends and family may swear by their go-to vitamins, but again, we are all different, and your body may not benefit from them.
To start, you’ll take a five-minute quiz. You’ll get asked about your alcohol consumption, your diet, your exercise routine, and all about your goals. One of my goals for my customized vitamins was to focus on my skin and aging prevention. It’s pretty cool to be able to customize your box based on your goals. Taking the quiz is free, and you’ll get your results with recommendations that are backed by a scientific advisory board. You can find all of the research about each supplement right on the website. It was really cool because three of the vitamins that showed up in my results were ones that my very own doctor had already recommended.
Care/of is offering my readers 25% off their first month with the code TARALYNN 🙂
Once you have your package customized, it’s sent to you in adorable packaging that you can set on your kitchen countertop. I know forgetting my vitamins is a big one for me! I try to take them in the afternoon, so my coffee doesn’t interfere with them. I also love that the daily vitamins come in little packages because this makes traveling so much easier. You can bring a week’s worth of packets instead of bringing your entire vitamin bottles with you. Last weekend, I had to stop at the grocery store and buy a new bottle of vitamins because I forgot to pack them. It was a pain.
Eating healthy and fueling my body with more plant-based food keeps me feeling good and more energetic, but it also leaves me lower on iron and calcium. Luckily, vitamins let you get away with your diet choices. Not only do I pay attention to the ingredients I use, or where my food is sourced, it’s important to pay attention to where your supplements and vitamins are sourced. Care/of makes its own line of vitamins and supplements with the best quality ingredients, which makes me feel even better about my monthly package. Their herbal supplements are all sustainably sourced, and their fish oil is from Wild Alaskan salmon. I never thought to pay attention to where the ingredients in my vitamins come from until Care/of brought it to my attention.
I usually find myself going all over the place for my vitamins, and they are not cheap either! I look forward to saving money and taking out the stress of remembering to purchase them each month. Don’t we already have enough on our plate to remember? I also love and want to point out that every sale goes toward the Good+ Foundation, which helps mothers in need receive prenatal supplements to ensure that their child can get the nutrients he or she needs throughout her pregnancy journey and during the first months of their child’s life. How amazing is that? ♥
Here is what was inside of my customized pack…
Astaxanthin – Supports Healthy Skin
B-Complex – Dietary Sources and Concerns (your overall health)
Calcium Plus – I drink caffeine which can deplete calcium, and I don’t consume dairy.
Iron – I am anemic, and my doctor recommended a supplement (which you can mention in your quiz.)
A good time for me to take my vitamins is late afternoon because I’ve already worked out and had my coffee. Once you order your vitamins online, you can download the Care/of App to unblock savings, set reminders, and learn more about your vitamins. I wish I would have known about this a long time ago! I look forward to seeing how I feel after a couple of months, and I’ll definitely keep you all posted.
My mom stopped over last night, and I was showing her the website and my cute packages, and now she has her first box coming next week. She’s so excited. If you have a parent that neglects vitamins, you may want to pass this along to them. Now if I could only get my dad on board…
I love the convenience, and the idea of Care/of and I look forward to using it! I hope you guys are just as excited 🙂 If you’d like to try it, use the code TARALYNN for 25% off your first month!
Questions for you!
1. Take the quiz for free and share which vitamins/supplements you got!
2. Do you forget to take your vitamins?
3. What is one thing you do to improve your health daily?
I hope you enjoyed this post! It was sponsored by Care/of, but all the opinions are my own! Thanks for keeping Simply Taralynn possible!