SO I’VE BEEN TAKING MY VITAMINS LATELY

by
LAURYN

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Vitamins & I have this complicated relationship.

We’ve had some ups & downs, ya know?

I went through a phase where I didn’t take any & then I experimented & then finally, I found some I actually really like…Enter HUM.

Firstly, do you blame me for liking these vitamins? They’re very aesthetically pleasing. Not the kind of vitamins that you want to hide under the sink because they’re crusty looking. You know the type. These ones happen to be pretty guys! So pretty, in fact, I wanted to display them in my bathroom.

Yes- HUM is cute. It’s youthful. It’s FRESH.

Ok enough about the chic packaging: what about the actual vitamins?

Well before we get into it, here’s the thing: vitamins are personal. I, being the human guinea pig that I am, tried these all-natural supplements for a few months & I loved them. So on that note, I’m simply sharing what’s worked for me. Everyone is different. You do you.

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To give you some background you should know that HUM Nutrition’s line of supplements is sustainably sourced & contains NO soy, gluten, GMO’s, artificial colors, or preservatives. Many are organic AND they even have vegan options that are encapsulated in algae instead of gelatin. Kind of on brand for all us TSC readers.

Yes all that’s fab but here’s what really got me: their mission is to holistically approach outer-beauty concerns from within. AND they’re all about PREVENTION. Prevention is key is in my opinion when it comes to beauty. But you know this already.

Here are some of the standout stars ( in my opinion ):

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Runway Ready:

I’m all about that glowing skin & fuller hair. These mini packets are easy to throw in a smoothie ( green please! ) & really step up the hair & nail growth. Plus I’ve been feeling extra dewy lately on my face & neck. If you’re in a hurry you can throw this into water with ice ( which I’ve been known to do…because I’m perpetually late ).

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Moody Bird:

No surprise here: when Aunt Flow is in town I can be a real bitch. I took these especially around my period to balance hormones, help relieve PMS symptoms, & rid hormonal breakouts. I mean this is kind of a no brainer in my opinion. This bottle is light purple & just looks so cheeky on my night stand…NO SHAME. AND HOW CUTE IS THE NAME?

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Wing Man:

LOVE A GOOD COCKTAIL which is why this one’s a standout star for me…Wing Man contains a blend of liver supportive herbs to flush out stressors (such as alcohol, sugar, etc) that would otherwise come through the skin. ANYTHING WITH HERBS too gets me going. This supplement helps protect organs & cleanse the system resulting in reduced dark under-eye circles & puffiness. Yes, you read that right. Bye-bye hangover. AND I DON’T HAVE TO GIVE UP MY VODKA SODA WITH 23420384 LEMONS.

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Here Comes The Sun:

Lastly, this one is most important because after getting my blood tested at Spark Health I found out I am low on Vitamin D. WAIT, before you say it’s because I never go in the sun– it’s NOT. It’s actually that I need to absorb more of the vitamin. Did you know Vitamin D can boost elasticity & collagen production in the skin while also reducing the appearance of lines & dark spots? UMMMM sign me up! This one I’ve been popping daily. Seriously it’s in my purse. AND with this supplement, you can enjoy all of the beauty benefits of the sun…without having to get the damage. ONE TIP HERE: for Vitamin D to take its full effect make sure you take it with healthy fat. I like to take mine after I eat an avocado or a scoop of raw coconut oil.

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SO! Since vitamins are personal, make sure you take a quick 3-minute evaluation before choosing what’s right for you. Also, you even get your own personal registered dietitian who will review your data & send you a personal profile and nutrient recommendation.

YESSSS.

Do your research as always. & if you’re wondering, I found my stash through Sephora.

Would love to know what you guys think here: anyone tried HUM? Are you a vitamin girl? Tell, tell.

With that I’m off to put on my noise canceling headphones & take my Moody Bird…because you guessed it: I’m on my period. Lucky Michael. HA!

Hope you all had a productive Thursday!

X, lauryn

+ this post is in collaboration with HUM Nutrition. As always ALL opinions are my own.

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  1. AvatarAllison

    I was already planning on going to Sephora today, so I’m definitely going to check these out. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with vitamins, too. Some of them really upset my stomach, and sometimes I don’t really understand the point of taking them, you know? I want to know why exactly I am putting them into my body and what they are doing to help me.

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    1. AvatarLauryn

      It’s SO important to do your research to see what your needs and what brands are reputable. Hope you enjoy these : ) xx

  2. Avatarvirg4412

    Lauryn.. ever since reading your post on magnesium it has changed my life! It has helped my anxiety levels soooo much, so I take two pills a night.
    I must mention something to you though. I was looking at that “Wing Man” vitamin you’ve been taking, and it contains milk thistle. I have read in many places that milk thistle (and some other detox vitamins/ juice cleanses) can make your birth control pills not work. It will detox them out of your system. So proceed with caution on anything with milk thistle! I have also read stories about women getting pregnant from juice cleanses.. so when I tried a 3-day juice cleanse (which worked amazingly for me btw) I made sure to do it during the week of my placebo pills 🙂
    And ladies, I want to share with you my hangover cure. I drink a huge bottle of Smart Water and eat a banana before drinking alcohol. Then the next morning I also have a big Smart Water & banana. It is the only thing that has helped me (other than those charcoal pills that you’ve recommended before Lauryn 🙂
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    1. AvatarLauryn

      AH I will definitely look into that!!! Thanks for letting me know & thanks for sharing your hangover cure too babe : ) xx

  3. AvatarBeauty+MovementJunkie

    Love this! I’m slowly becoming a vitamin girl – I read about HUM in W+G and currently I take their OMG!, Gut Instinct Probiotic and Daily Cleanse along with SUN Spirulina and Magnesium/Calcium from Trader Joes and Moon Juice Mushroom Protien. I’ve noticed a really positive difference in my skin and digestion – no more hormonal breakouts and overall my skin just looks brighter, plumper and glowy. The results are subtle and it took a couple weeks to start to notice but I totally agree that supplementation is a great insurance policy against all the other work/$$$ I invest in my beauty/wellness routine.

    I’ll def look into Moody Bird to help with PMS (such a b!tch) and really want to try a pearl powder.

    Also tried your Super Elixir and the collagen powder recipes and really liked both but for me pills are just more convenient and help me keep a consistent routine so I see results.

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  4. AvatarJane Campbell

    I saw you taking photos for this post on Snapchat and couldn’t wait for you to share your review! I am obsessed HUM’s Daily Cleanse. I can see such a difference in my skin if I forget to take it for a few days. Thanks for your insight Lauryn!

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    1. AvatarLauryn

      Isn’t it crazy how much of a difference it makes?! Thanks for sharing Jane! xx

  5. AvatarSusan Tran

    Moody Bird will be a must try for me! I’m always on the hunt for good vitamins that are actually made with quality ingredients. B12 is another one on my list, I’ll have to check if they have a supplement for that!

    Thanks!

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  6. AvatarMelissa

    I love Wing Man and Uber Energy! Did you try Gut Instinct? If so, did you like it? And if no, any recommendations for something else to try in place of it?

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  7. AvatarLeslie Kay

    I am so glad that you did a post on this! I had heard of them, but was always a little wary of vitamins and if they actually worked. And I always felt like my stomach would do crazy things when I took vitamins from the drug store. After this post I was telling one of my buddies, whose into working out etc, about HUM and found out she uses them too, so it really pushed me to try them! I got the Red Carpet (because my poor hair is so damaged), I received them about 2 weeks ago, and I’ve already noticed a huge difference in my hair! Also the nutritionist said to get OMG! and Gut Instinct, they’ve been working miracles, haven’t noticed a huge different from the OMG! one yet, but I think that comes with more time.

    Thanks for always being the guinea pig! 🙂

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  8. AvatarBasic_Lee92

    I saw these on your Insta and Snaps and after reading all the reviews I rushed out to try them – it’s been almost 2 months and I’ve already noticed my PMS isn’t as terrible (especially the headaches, cramps and breakouts) and my vitamin D levels are back within the normal range! I;m less consistent with their powder but it’s a nice pre-workout or rotate it into smoothies now that it’s so hot. These and the magnesium and hang-over cure you recommended have been kinda life-changing. Thanks xoxo

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  9. AvatarMargo

    Was listening to the podcast this morning and wanted to make a comment about Vitamin D that I think is super important for everyone to know (and even more of a reason that everyone should supplement it). Our bodies produce Vitamin D from UVB specifically. But UVB won’t make its way through a cloudy day or a polluted atmosphere…. So spending time outside won’t get us as much UVB as it did 100 years ago. However, UVA does make its way through a cloudy day and polluted atmosphere, but UVA doesn’t help Vitamin D production – it causes skin aging!!! So EVERYONE nowadays, whether or not you have a Vitamin D absorption problem should be taking a good Vitamin D supplement in addition to sunscreen every day!

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