What Are the Best Vitamins and Supplements for You?

By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
April 24, 2014



It seems that every week or so some researcher rings the alarm over what vitamins and supplements are right and wrong for people to take. It can be maddening to hear that a vitamin or supplement you were told were safe last month are now all but toxic this month. It’s even worse when you consider that almost no one mentions what kind of natural products are safe to use on your skin and hair. How can you know?

The good news is that companies like Thorne Research conducts meticulous studies on vitamins, minerals and supplements that go both inside and outside the human body. These companies make sure that anything they offer to the public is both safe and effective. Among the supplements for more energy for both internal and external health are:

Iodine Tyrosine

This supplement, which consists of the element iodine and the amino acid L-tyrosine, supports the functioning of both the adrenal and the thyroid glands.


The proper name of this supplement is L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate, which is a form of folate. This supplement supports the health of the nervous and cardiovascular systems.


This is a supplement that’s derived from the larch tree. It’s known to support the functioning of the intestinal system, which many medical professionals believe is essential to the good functioning of the immune system. Arabinex comes in powder form and can be dissolved in water or juice.

Herbal Creams

Some of these topical creams are used to smooth and soften rough and scaly patches of skin using natural ingredients like thyme, cocoa butter, sunflower seed oil, beeswax and aloe juice. Other creams can be used to ease the symptoms of menopause and pre-menopause. These creams contain hormone balancing substances like sweet almond oil and natural progesterone.

Magnesium Gel

This is a gel that’s formulated to bring magnesium, a mineral that supports nearly all the systems of the body, directly into the muscles and joints. This bypasses the one problem with taking magnesium orally, which might be lower GI tract discomfort.

The strict standards that go into formulating these supplements can not only improve the well-being of the customer, but can give him or her peace of mind as well.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

4 Responses to “What Are the Best Vitamins and Supplements for You?”

  1. courtney b says:

    great post.. who knew this stuff? i’m going to try to start the herbal creams…

  2. Jean says:

    Good post. I just heard something on NPR about most supplements being useless, save for a handful. This list is great – I got a topical magnesium after hearing the radio report!

  3. kymi a says:

    I’m going to check out Thorne Research, I do wonder what is good & what is not, with so many supplements out there to take for just about every part of our body, it’s a full meal if I took all of them lol. I do like they promote herbal creams Aloe is very good to heal cuts & scrapes too. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Tammy S says:

    Wow this is a great post. I have never even heard of Magnesium Gel. This is one supplement I should really look into using. I have Fibromyalgia and need all the help I can get when it comes to my muscles and joints. I have a lot of discomfort in both those areas. Thank you for sharing this information.

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