Four Daily Supplement Recommendations for Better Mood, Sleep, Energy, and Beauty
As mothers we often find ourselves sacrificing many things in an effort to ensure our kids received the best. But, what often happens is we hit our own proverbial walls and we are sapped of all energy, our moods suffer and we stop caring for ourselves in the ways we used to. It's a big trickle down effect that leaves us feeling less than stellar and quite frankly, we need to stop doing it.
It's important to take small steps and then work to those larger goals like exercising, resting more, meditating to alleviate stress and eating well so we can be the best versions of ourselves. In an effort to find out what other busy moms are doing to work towards optimum health, we asked Rachelle Jorgenson, a triathlete, mother, grandmother, and business owner how she makes it all work. She shared with us her top tips for slimming down and keeping healthy and today she's offering up how she tackles her mood, energy level and even enhances her overall beauty through the use of supplements.
I don't know about you, but if I can add a simple routine of supplements into the mix and contribute to my overall energy and mood as well as the health of my hair and nails – I'm going to pay attention. Read on to find out more of what Rachelle's go-to supplements include:
As an IRONMAN athlete, taking care of my body not only means making sure it has the fuel it needs, but also giving it the additional help when I need to sleep; boost and maintain my energy; enhance my mood, and keep up my beauty routine.
These are the four daily supplements I can’t live without.
MRI’s NO2 Red Hemo Surge Watermelon is my favorite and lasts me 10 hours. During an IRONMAN race, I take it before my swim and when I transition into my marathon. By the second hour – when I start to ramp up on my bike – it kicks in. How it works: NO2 Red Hemo Surge delivers 1250 percent more nitric oxide and nutrients to promote focus, massive pumps and muscle-sustaining power.
When it’s time to go to bed, I take Natrol’s Melatonin 10mg Fast Dissolve. It helps ease me off to sleep, and I never wake up groggy. How it works: Melatonin is drug-free and encourages a more restful sleep.
I’m always in a good mood, but when I need that extra boost, I take Natrol’s 5-HTP. How it works: 5-HTP is a naturally occurring plant-derived amino acid that helps the body’s synthesis of serotonin, a chemical messenger that enhances moods and controls appetite.
I typically use coconut oil on my face and hair, but I rely on Natrol’s Biotin to promote healthy hair and strong nails from within. How it works: Also known as vitamin H, Biotin helps metabolize fats and amino acids, produces fatty acids, and cell growth.
Rachelle Jorgensen is a wife, mother, grandmother, and owner of Mia Bella Designs. In the last four years, she has transformed herself into an Ironman athlete. In 2011-2012, Rachelle placed first in the IRONMAN Canada Female 40-44 Kona Qualifier, the Female Masters Long Course Pacific Northwest Nationals, at IRONMAN Arizona, and current course record holder female for the 40-44 Kona Qualifier. This year, her big race is IRONMAN Cozumel in which Rachelle hopes to qualify for IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, HI. When she’s not training or redecorating, she likes to hang out with her son and husband, go to the beach, or work in her yard.
Disclaimer: The above is meant as recommendations for better health. Please research each supplement in detail before beginning to take them regularly and consult your physician regarding your overall health prior to starting a new supplement regimen. The above is meant to inform you of one person's success with supplements, however, it is not meant to replace medical advice.