The FS Guide to Nailing your Supplement Routine…

The FS Guide to Nailing your Supplement Routine…

From what to take when, to what not to take together. This is your go-to guide to building an effective supplement routine, to provide your body with the nutrients it needs. 

When it comes to taking supplements, many people often think that one pill can solve all their problems. But the truth is, different supplements target different specific needs, and there’s no such thing as a one-size fits all.

Taking a combination of supplements can often prove more effective in achieving overall optimal and balanced health. We’re breaking down what you need, when you need it and everything you should know about the FS range. 

The importance of having a supplement routine

Having a supplement routine can be very important for maintaining your overall health. Starting as early as possible will help you get into the routine, but people of any age can see results from taking supplements. 

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of having a supplement routine.

Looking after your general health

A supplement routine can be like a secret weapon for your health, filling in the gaps where your diet might be falling a little short. Say you're not getting enough vitamin D from sunlight or your diet, a supplement can help top you up. 

Or maybe you're vegan and need a reliable source of B12, there's a supplement for that too.

Supplements can also support specific areas of health, like bone strength, heart health, or digestion. For instance, calcium and vitamin D can help keep your bones strong, while omega-3s can be good for your heart.

Supporting your immune system

A well-planned supplement routine can significantly aid in supporting your immune system. It serves as an auxiliary aid to ensure that your body is receiving the necessary nutrients. Key supplements such as vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc are essential in bolstering immune health.

Vitamin C is crucial as it enhances the production of white blood cells, the body's primary line of defence against infections. Vitamin D plays a vital role in maintaining the balance of the immune system and equipping it to combat infections effectively. Zinc operates as a facilitator, directing immune cells to their required locations.

However, it's crucial to understand that supplements are not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle. They function most effectively when coupled with a balanced diet, regular exercise, sufficient sleep, and efficient stress management.

Supplements to support your general health

So, you understand the importance of a supplement routine, now it is time to talk about how they individually help you. 

Probiotics 

Your gut is the basis for nearly all components of your health, not just your digestive system. Having an effective probiotic with the right strains and strength can make a great difference in supporting your gut microbiome. 

Probiotics can help reduce stress and anxiety associated with a poorly functioning digestive system. Think of the digestive system as like a second brain, it can affect your mood.

Our probiotic supplement is filled with 16 strains of gut friendly bacteria that are designed to keep your gut healthy and happy.

Multivitamin 

A multivitamin is exactly what you’d expect - a combination of different vitamins designed to keep your body and mind healthy. Multivitamins contain all the major vitamins, from vitamin A,C, D, F. 

Our multivitamin contains collagen, which can help your skin health, bone health, heart health and even hair health. 

Things to remember when starting a supplement routine

Customised nutrition

Using a combination of a supplement alongside a food blend allows you to create a customised approach to your nutrition, to target your specific needs.

For example, if you're looking to support healthy skin, hair, and nails and balance your hormones, we’d recommend using our Collagen sachets, alongside our Vegan Protein Blend. By doing this, you're able to target multiple specific needs at once.

Improved absorption

Some supplements work better when taken together, and taking them separately might lead to lower absorption. For example, vitamin C helps the body absorb iron, so it's beneficial to take them together.

Synergy

Some supplements work together in a synergistic way, meaning they enhance each other's effects. For example, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E work together to support cardiovascular health.

Research Interactions

Sometimes supplements can interact with each other or with other medications you're taking, so it's important to be aware of these interactions before starting any new supplement, or be mindful and take them at different times.

For example, calcium can interfere with the absorption of iron and zinc, so it's best to take these at different times of the day.

Know your dose

Be aware of the recommended daily doses for each supplement you're taking, which can be found on the back of the pack, and make sure you're not exceeding these limits.  

Opt for high-quality brands

Reach for high-quality supplements from reputable brands to ensure that you're getting a safe product that’s been formulated by professionals and undergone testing.

At FS all of our products have been formulated by a team of clinical nutritionists and are independently tested for effective and safe consumption.

Focus on food first

At FS we’re big believers in using supplements in addition to a healthy and balanced lifestyle, not instead of. There are many key nutrients that can be obtained through a balanced diet first, but supplements can be added to ensure your body is always getting the nutrients it needs.

Because even when life gets busy, your body deserves the best ingredients. Think of them as your nutritional safety blanket. A guarantee your body is everything it needs, every single day.

Combining Products

At FS, our product range of nutrient rich foods & products have been designed to work in harmony with each other. Discover some of our customer’s most popular combinations below…

FS-Greens powder and Vegan Protein Blend

Collagen and Vegan Protein Blend 

Collagen and FS-Greens

Protein Bars and Vegan Protein Blend

Probiotics and FS-Greens 

PCOS and FS-Greens

The only exception to this is our Perimenopause and Female Multivitamin. We advise against taking these alongside each other, or alongside our Vegan Protein Powder. 

Finally, it's important to note that if you're pregnant, breastfeeding or on existing medication it's always a good idea to talk to a healthcare professional before starting any new regimen, to ensure that the products you're taking are safe and appropriate for you and to know the appropriate dosage and timing. 

 

 

**At Free Soul, your well-being is our priority, and although we pride ourselves on our expertise in women's health and wellbeing, it is important to acknowledge the individuality of each person. Features published by Free Soul are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease, or replace the advice of your GP. We always recommend consulting with a healthcare provider if you encounter any health concerns, and we’ll always be here to support you so you’re never alone on your journey.