Top 5 Supplements to Add to Your Daily Wellness Routine
Maybe you want to power through that last rep. Maybe you want to give your immune health a little kick. Or maybe you’re just looking for a little extra oomph to make it through the day. Whatever your goal, achieving it starts with building a strong foundation.
That’s where these five Thorne foundational supplements come in. Each one focuses on an essential area of wellness – and, when added to your daily routine, they lay the groundwork for good health. Consider the following five supplement as a blueprint toward a better you.
Let’s start with the basics. Basic Nutrients 2/Day is a convenient, yet comprehensive, multi-vitamin/mineral formula that covers your daily essentials in two convenient capsules.
Now, you might be thinking, do I really need a multi? In an ideal world – maybe not – but as you know, the world is far from perfect. Between the state of our food supply, soil depletion, and our busy lifestyles, diet alone rarely covers the essentials when it comes to giving the body the micronutrients needed to perform at 100 percent. That is where a quality multi comes in. A quality multi fills the nutrient gaps you might have. So, whether you’re running a marathon or just running between meetings, supplementing with a quality multi makes sure your body is ready to go.
What sets Thorne’s Basic Nutrients 2/Day apart is that it is packed with 20+ vitamins and minerals, in the purest and most absorbable forms, without adding unnecessary additives and fillers. These are the benefits of adding Basic Nutrients 2/Day to your daily routine:
- Vitamin A promotes eye health, skin health, and immune function*
- Vitamins C and E and mixed tocopherols provide antioxidant support for cellular protection*
- Vitamin D promotes bone health and optimal immune function*
- B vitamins support heart health, circulatory health, and nerve health*
Want to be sure that Basic Nutrients 2/Day is right for you? Then check out this quick multi quiz to get solid recommendations based on your response.
2. NiaCel Formula (containing NR)
While most individuals are familiar with what a multivitamin is for, chances are that fewer know about NR (or nicotinamide riboside), what it does, and why it is considered important for daily wellness. So, let’s dive right in. NR is a precursor to an important coenzyme central to your body’s metabolism, NAD+. As a precursor, your body converts NR to NAD+ (or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide). NAD+ is in every single cell in the body and is essential for helping cells convert food into energy, which in turn, enables vital cell functions, such as:
- DNA repair
- Cellular repair
- Energy production in the mitochondria
- Cellular metabolism
Think of NAD+ as the fuel for the cell’s gas tank. But, like most gas tanks, the level can get low. Although NAD+ levels naturally drop as we age, many modern lifestyle factors, such as poor sleep habits, sitting at a desk job, indulging in too many late nights, poor diet, and over-exposure to the sun can also lead to a lower NAD+ level at an earlier age. And a low level of NAD+ can begin to slow down vital bodily functions, which can result in many of the adverse symptoms of aging and age-related conditions.
That’s where supplementing with an NR formula – like Thorne’s NiaCel 400 – comes in. As we mentioned, your body uses NR by converting it into NAD+, so a high-quality supplement like Thorne’s NiaCel helps boost your body’s production of NAD+, thus helping your body defend against the stressors that can lead to the symptoms of early aging.*
NiaCel is not just for an individual looking to optimize the aging process. In fact, whether you’re racing through your 20s or 30s or taking it easier in your 40s, 50s, and beyond, NiaCel promotes everyday wellness in these vital ways:
- Supporting exercise efficiency, helping you reach your health and fitness goals*
- Promoting cellular energy production in every cell of your body – helping you feel vibrant*
- Supporting a normal sleep-wake cycle for better nights and refreshing mornings*
- Promoting optimal methylation – supporting the body’s natural detox processes, as well as balanced brain chemicals*
Learn more about Thorne’s healthy aging formulas and find the right NR formula for you by taking this quick quiz.
Say hello to the vitamin that seemingly does it all. That’s right – getting enough vitamin D should be a part of everyone’s wellness routine. That’s because this superstar vitamin is responsible for a wide range of healthy functions, including:
- Maintaining immune function*
- Supporting lean muscle mass and muscle strength*
- Benefiting healthy brain function*
- Supporting heart health*
- Maintaining strong teeth and bones*
If you can’t get the vitamin D you need through your diet, or you don’t spend a lot of time outdoors, or you worry about your vitamin D levels in the winter, then adding a supplement can help. Thorne’s Vitamin D-5,000 features vitamin D in its D3 form, which is more potent than its D2 form. In addition, it’s as pure as you can get, with no lactose or preservatives like BHT, BHA, or sorbic acid.
4. Super EPA
Much like vitamin D, the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA in Thorne’ Super EPA play a Renaissance man-like role, in that they support just about every part of your body, making it a no-brainer for daily wellness. Essential fatty acids are important because they support heart health, blood vessel health, brain health, muscle and nerve function, skin health, bone and joint health, and mood.*
The reason these fatty acids are essential is because your body doesn’t make them (at least not very efficiently), so the only way to get their benefits is through diet or supplementation. And if you’re like most U.S. adults, you tend not to eat enough “oily” fish that are filled with omega-3 fatty acids. But that’s where Super EPA comes in. Super EPA makes it easy to get the ideal amounts of these two fatty acids by providing the highest quality, purest fish oil available from sustainably-sourced, cold-water fish. In addition, the molecular distillation process used to purify Super EPA removes toxins and contaminants, including PCBs and heavy metals.
Other benefits of Super EPA include:
- An excellent balance of EPA and DHA in each gelcap – 425 mg EPA and 270 mg DHA
- Support for a healthy cardiovascular system – supports blood vessel health by promoting optimal blood flow and helps maintain already normal triglyceride and cholesterol levels*
- Supports memory and mood*
- Promotes healthy skin*
- Helpful for weight management by promoting a healthy insulin response*
Want to know if Super EPA is right for you? Then take our fish oil quiz to find the best Thorne fish oil supplement for you and your individual needs.
Last, but not least, is your gut health. Although we tend to think of our gut as just where we digest what we eat, our GI tract is far more important than most of us realize. The gut is a complex ecosystem of organs, microbes, hormones, and enzymes. Not only is our gut responsible for the digestion and absorption of nutrients, it also supports a healthy inflammatory response, immune function, and is linked to our mood, sleep quality, weight, and even the health of our skin.*
An unhealthy diet, insufficient digestive enzymes, and taking various medications (over-the-counter and prescription) can cause imbalances in the gut flora, which can lead to less than optimal health. Which is why taking a probiotic should be a part of most daily routines. A high-quality probiotic, like Thorne’s FloraSport 20B, is an easy way to keep the bacteria in your gut friendly and well-balanced.*
FloraSport 20B is a unique probiotic blend that contains 20 billion active cultures per capsule. The specific strains in FloraSport provide support for individuals who have high demands on their digestive tract or their immune function due to travel, athletic training, and/or chronic stress.* And because the individually-sealed blister packs require no refrigeration, FloraSport is great for keeping up your gut health while you’re on-the-go.
Want to see if FloraSport is a good fit for you? Then answer some quick questions on our probiotic quiz and get matched with your ideal probiotic formula.