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Vitamin Organization

Last updated: April 2022

Holy moly! I don’t know about you, but keeping my vitamins organized can feel really overwhelming sometimes! I was just organizing my vitamins this morning and realized I take a lot of ‘pills’ in a day. Eleven to be exact.

It's so many pills?

First and foremost, I think it’s really important to stress that I take ‘pills’ that I have either researched extensively or that are prescribed to me via my doctors. The vitamins and supplements that I have done extensive research on are currently the ‘right fit’ supplements for me. This does not mean that they are ‘right fit’ for anyone else. It also doesn’t mean that my body’s needs won’t change over time.

It is imperative that we each know our body’s unique needs, as well as how supplements interact with other medications we take or diagnoses we may have. It’s up to each of us to work closely with our doctors and do the research we need to know what our ‘right fit’ supplements are.

What I take

I know that eleven pills are a lot. However, taking eleven pills doesn’t necessarily mean that I take eleven supplements and medications. For example, in order to take the right mg of Omega-3 Fatty Acids daily, I take 3 pills for this one supplement.

That being said, here’s a quick list of what I take (and why I take them): Omega-3 Fatty Acids (for my eyes), Ocuvite Blue Light (Lutein and Zeaxanthin minus the zinc because I’m zinc sensitive - for my eyes), 2 different probiotics (for gut health, which means overall wellness), COQ-10 (for eye health), a daily multivitamin (for overall wellness), and three prescribed medications from doctors (for preventative care).

This article is all about vitamin organization

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to vitamins, it can really feel like a chore to keep everything straight. When do I take this pill? How many of these do I need? Wait, did I take that pill already this morning or did I forget? Not to mention, opening, pouring from, and closing that many bottles in the morning is pretty time-consuming. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

If you’re looking for more detailed information about which vitamins and supplements to take for macular degeneration, I’ve linked a few at the end of this article.

Tips and tricks

I cannot be the only one feeling overwhelmed by all of this, so I wanted to share some tips and tricks with everyone to try to help ease the burden of taking daily vitamins.

Take supplements with a meal

I take all of my pills with breakfast every day. I do this for a few reasons. First, it gets it over with and I don’t have to try to remember it more than once a day. I sit down and eat breakfast with my partner every morning and we eat a healthy, balanced meal. It’s routine, so I won’t forget. And, it means that I can take my supplements and medications without upsetting my stomach.

Organize supplements once a week

In order to cut down on the amount of time it takes to be sure I’m taking what I need each day, I organize all of my vitamins into a storage container every Sunday. This is part of my Sunday meal-prep routine! This means there’s no fuss to be had over any of it during my busy weekday mornings.

Find what works for you!

Maybe you don’t eat a big breakfast, or maybe you need to take some of your medications later in the day... The great news about all of this is that you can find what works for you! The purpose is to make life easier.

Andrea Junge

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