I often get emails saying that people would like to supplement there diet with some extra vitamins/minerals but can’t afford it. The key supplements I take are:
- Vitamin D3
The cheapest place I have found to buy supplements is over at at iHerb.com. There range is extensive, and prices are ridiculously hard to beat.
Also if you want to get a further $5 off your first order at iHerb.com enter the coupon code KOS516
Going through each of the supplements I take you can see that if you want, you can get a pretty good deal of useful supplements for a very reasonable price. Going through the ones above:
Cost per Serve: $0.05 or 5c per day
Zinc has numerous benefits, especially in regards to healthy immune system function. I don’t get nearly enough from my diet, so I have to supplement daily.
Cost per Serve: $0.04 or 4c per day
Sure its Potassium plus Iodine but it has a good amount of Iodine (it really should be called Iodine plus Potassium). Iodine is a must for optimal thyroid function. I supplement daily.
Cost per Serve: ~$0.05 or 5c per day
Vitamin D3, the super vitamin*. Nearly impossible to get from food, and very difficult to get from nature (dam office worker lifestyle) vitamin D3 was the first vitamin I have supplemented and I am only on my second bottle? Why? Because its so ridiculously cheap, that even if you don’t believe all the hype around it, its worth taking it as a type of Pascals Wager.
Buying these three key Vitamins and Minerals you are looking at about (0.05+0.04+0.05)*31 = $4.34/month. That’s not bad for a pretty good boost to your overall health.
Some extras that are relatively a bit more pricy but great if you can get them include;
Servings: (assuming 2tsp a day) ~48 Servings
Cost per Serve: $0.47 per day.
I have talked up Natural Calm and Magnesium before. I will do it again. This stuff is awesome. It helps with so many different functions in the body it’s ridiculous and most of us are severely lacking in it. Supplement Daily.
Servings: Assuming 6 per day. 30 Servings
Cost per Serve: $0.96 or 96c a day
The Omega3 essential fatty acids are very important for your overall well being. There benefits are widely talked about, and taking a good quality supplement is imperative. I take Now Foods DHA-500. They have Omega3 ratios similar to that of wild fish (about a 2 to 1 of DHA to EPA). They are on the pricey side, but you pay for quality.