My Supplements Routine

My Supplements Routine and Everything you want to know about them.

Now before i start, i am not a doctor, nutritionist or your parent to recommend any of these mentioned supplements below. These are the supplements i legit take and i personally love taking them because i have done my crazy research and i know if you include them in your lifestyle the right way, it can do wonders.

I keep my dietary supplements intake very very simple and don’t take any fancy looking bottles which claims to give me beautiful skin, nails, hair. In fact i stay away from them. FAR AWAY!

I truly firmly believe that everything that’s going on in your body is related to your GUT! Healthy GUT can lead to Healthy Skin! Healthy Hair! Healthy Heart! and healthy you!

So to promote healthy gut you need good nutrients, maintenance, growth and regulation of bodily process.

There are 13 vitamins and at least 16 minerals that are essential to health.

1. Multivitamins: Multivitamins may contain many of these vitamins and minerals, but in varying forms and amounts. They can also contain other ingredients like herbs, amino acids and fatty acids.

Multivitamins may contain herbs, amino acids, and fatty acids in addition to vitamins and minerals to boost your metabolism and nourish your body from within.

To start with your Multivitamins i would say you either visit your doctor and ask them to prescribe you a brand or you can visit your local pharmacy and talk to the chemist and ask them to suggest you.

The only thing to look into the multivitamins supplements is make sure all the ingredients mentioned on the label are vitamins and if there are any suspicious chemicals or ingredients mentioned then you must stay away from it, because it’s multivitamins supplements that you are buying and there shouldn’t be anything else in the pills except vitamins, right?

2. Biotin: By now everyone knows the importance of biotin, it promotes healthy nails, hair and skin.

I personally love taking pure biotin pills, BUT BUT BUT! here comes the catch, with biotin there is a lot of debate, while it works for some people (like me) it flares up acne for many. If you have slow hair growth and brittle nails then biotin is your bff, but i would recommend taking pure biotin and not the one which is mixed with other vitamins. Take one that’s just biotin rather than a multivitamin so that you don’t get too much iodine, Iodine can cause acne, or make existing acne worse. If you take the biotin supplements alone at first, it’s easier to determine whether your breakout was caused by biotin and not something else. If you have acne prone skin and if you are scared then i would say skip it but honestly taking pure biotin has worked great for me.

3. Probiotics: This guy is my fav!! i can go on and keep writing about the benefits of probiotics all day long. I think everyone should take probiotics supplements, it keeps your immune system clean, strong, and super healthy.

How Do They Work? Types of Probiotics What Do They Do? How to Use Them Safely

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, especially your digestive system. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. About 60 to 80 percent of our immune system lives in our gut. Imbalances in the gut lead to digestive issues and can be felt in various ways like fatigue to depression, thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune, skin issues. Conditions like rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, and acne are really inflammatory conditions, and often caused because of something that is happening deeper within the body. When you fix the gut your skin issues often resolve as well.

You can find probiotics in supplements and some foods, like yogurt. When you lose “good” bacteria in your body, for example after you take antibiotics, probiotics can help replace them. They can help balance your “good” and “bad” bacteria to keep your body working the way it should. So if you are on antibiotics you must include probiotics to keep your gut healthy.

Remember Healthy Gut, Healthy Skin!

For everyday supplement of PROBIOTIC look for CAPSULES 30 BILLION per capsule
IF you are taking antibiotics look for PROBIOTIC CAPSULES 100 BILLION per capsule

4. Fish Oil: Fish oil contains mega omega-3 fatty acids and greatly benefits skin by regulating oil production to boost hydration and prevent acne, it delays the skin’s aging process by keeping wrinkles away. YESS!! It has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which boosts collagen growth and prevents from saggy skin. It also protect against sun damage and help repair it. What more do we need?

5. Turmeric: You don’t want me to tell you how effective turmeric is for our overall health. This is an ancient herb that west is going crazy for it now, but in India it’s effortlessly used in cooking every meal course since 100s of years. Now you will ask, then why i need supplement when i am already consuming it in my food? Well, the amount of turmeric used in cooking food is very little and most probably you don’t eat that entire portion of meal by yourself, which makes it very little amount for it to work the way it should be working for you. I make my own turmeric supplements just so i know it’s not mixed with any other things. I buy empty gelatin capsules and fill them up with turmeric. consume one everyday and viola!

6. Garlic: Who cares about bad breath as long as you have good skin, am I right? All joking aside, garlic is must for overall wellness–especially in the skincare department–thanks to the compound allicin. Allicin, which naturally occurs when a garlic clove is crushed, has been shown to be more powerful than penicillin and tetracycline in terms of fighting bacterial and fungal infections. Seriously. Garlic also has anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. That might sound like a lot of anti, but it’s totally pro-glow.

If you’ve been prescribed antibiotics for a skin issue and are considering your options, you might want to give garlic a try first. You can always add more garlic to the dishes you cook, but you’ll get the most out of this natural antibiotic by eating raw cloves. Don’t have the stomach for it? Odor-free garlic capsules to the rescue!

Same as above; I buy the organic garlic powder and fill them in my gelatin capsules and consume one everyday cos i am not brave enough to chew a garlic with my morning tea lol

7. Vitamin C: I love vitamin c cos my skin is really sensitive and which leads to redness. I am a living tomato without my makeup on so i love me some vitamin C. Vitamin C Helps Take The Red Out Of Acne. Probably the most dramatic effect of taking a vitamin C supplement if you have acne is clearing up the redness in your skin.

8. Cinnamon: Cinnamon is a spice that is made from the inner bark of trees. It has been used as an ingredient throughout history. Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact it outranked the power herbs like Garlic and Oregano in the Superfood department. Cinnamon helps fighting infection that means if you have oily acne prone skin it will help fighting the skin infection while keeping your heart and gut healthy.

9. Oregano: I have been itching to talk about this power herb since months now! i wanted to do my strict research and then let you guys know about it so here it is.

Firstly: You’ve been warned! oregano oil is the worst thing you’ll ever taste–but the benefits make it so worth it. A dropper full of oregano oil a day can act as a natural antibiotic in the body, fighting off infections, bad bacteria, and fungus (like yeast or candida) naturally. It’s incredible for reducing inflammation, which is the root of all skin issues. Oregano oil also improves gut health, eliminates Staph infections, and prevents signs of aging. If you’ve tried everything and your skin still isn’t clearing up, it might be time to bring this bad (tasting) boy into the mix.

The body absorbs pure oregano oil more efficiently than oregano oil capsules, so if you want the full benefits, you unfortunately have to deal with the full taste. Grab a bottle of oregano oil, and try this trick every morning. Lift your tongue and place 3 – 5 drops of oregano oil underneath; swallow immediately and wash down with a glass of water, keeping your tongue raised the entire time. The oregano oil totally bypasses your taste buds! You’re welcome. You can also buy oregano supplements they are easily available online. I consumed Oregano oil for sometime but now i just take one supplement everyday cos again i am bad with tastes and can’t live with it.

Both garlic and oregano have been shown to improve acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, fungal skin issues, and more. If you’re wondering why your dermatologist hasn’t brought these guys to your attention, their price tags might give you a clue (um, they’re basically free).

After 10 days of chomping on garlic or swallowing down oregano (or both!), you should see a difference. Honestly, I noticed the effects of the oregano oil within days.

(Note that oregano oil is highly antimicrobial, so you shouldn’t take it more than 10 days in a row. For long-term use, take it 10 days out of every month.)

I occasionally switch my supplements and add or remove according to how my body is feeling at that time. But above mentioned supplements are my absolutely favorite which i have been consuming for quite some time and i don’t plan on stopping with them now or in the near future.

One last thing, pls don’t expect any instant results, taking supplements is part of my lifestyle and I take joy in consuming them. I don’t wait around looking for instant results. Over the time you will feel more energetic, graceful and healthier if you include supplements in your everyday diet along with good eating habits and lifestyle change.

My fav brands for these supplements are: Nature’s Bounty, and NOW Foods,

Hope this was helpful, I will be posting more articles soon! XO

33 thoughts on “My Supplements Routine

  1. Pooja Yadav says:

    Hi.Wont cinnamon or garlic trigger my gut,looking at the very hot country (India) I live in? my granny has said since ages that garlic and cinnamon have alot of heating properties and if you consume them during summer you’ll start getting more acne.Idk if this is just another myth or is it actually true.

  2. Aditi Desai says:

    Hi Payal,
    Only very kind souls like you can think of talking of their own difficult journey and helping people at large. I love reading your informative blogs as well as your posts on Instagram. I dont miss out on a single one ever! 🙂 I do have a problem skin and have been itching to adopt your methods of taking supplements, and daily skin care routine. One question i had like to ask is ” When you mention that the skin or any other body part suffering from inflammation…. can these supplements be taken for inflammation in the back in general? coz i have been reading a lot on this and keep making changes in my diet too. your post on supplements hits the nail!
    Also where can i buy these supplements from India? coz the links you have mentioned are not indian.

      • Hemangi says:

        Hi Payal ,
        I have once a day for women multivitamin which I bought it from US– is that ok to consume as a multivitamin supplement also ,one small request ,I have been following you since last three years and your advices have been really useful for me . I would request you to club your earlier videos (from )on skin care and your daily routine to avoid acne like green tea ice cubes ,also on this blog so that people like me can follow it and help them certainly for getting clear skin .

        • Payal Thaker says:

          yes, you can take those multivitamins. I will try and club some of my earlier content from the website here so it can help you guys. I am so happy that you remember my old blogs and it has helped you. :))
          Thank you so much for writing. xoxo

  3. Payal says:

    As i said, i don’t believe in quick fixes and there is no one thing that you could do to fix your acne or skin problems. It’s your overall health. Taking dietary supplements is a first step that can give your metabolism a boost and detoxify your gut, thus everything falls in place not just your skin.

  4. Sonal jain says:

    Thanks a ton to share this routine srsly v all love this keep updating us ..1 question r d gelatin capsulus veg.? And is it safe to consume gelatin capsules everyday like 3 gelatin capsules everyday(for turmeric garlic cinnamon)

    • Payal says:

      gelatin is considered safe by the FDA. Gelatin capsules are not considered harmful considering all the toxic food and drink we already consume in our daily life, but they are also not vegeterian. You can look for vegan options i am sure you ll be able to find something online. xo

    • Payal Thaker says:

      Hi Purva, you can buy a bottle of organic cinnamon powder and fill it up in empty gelatin capsules…Or you could just look for cinnamon supplements online, i am sure you would find some options.

  5. Snehal says:

    This post was very helpful. I had one question, doesn’t having fish oil capsules lead to weight gain. I have been thinking to have them but worried about weight issues. Also could you suggest some good multivitamin tablets for everyday use, I have oily skin with acne scars.

    • Payal Thaker says:

      fish oil is unlikely to cause weight gain. If anything at all it helps with weight loss. This dietary supplement actually promotes fat loss and aids in weight management. it has been shown to reduce fat storage and additionally, fish oil may trigger positive metabolic changes in the liver and small intestine. Regarding your acne scars, as i mentioned in my post i can’t recommend one magic pill or cream, it’s a process, it’s multiple things that work together. Taking just a multivitamin tablet everyday for scars and acne won’t help as long as you bring everything together, listen to your skin, work on your metabolism and have a positive outlook towards life and then in corporate supplements as part of your lifestyle along with the other things. It has to heal from within.

      Try the Nature’s bounty supplements. Should be available online.

  6. Nikita says:

    Hey this post was very informative..Thanks a ton..was waiting for it since long …please tell us about the dosage of the supplements too..when to start? How much supplements to take in a day? When to stop? Can we take them through out the year or gaps are to taken in between? Please mention abut it..this was a much needed post thank u so much…waiting for ur rply…lots of love

    • Payal Thaker says:

      When deciding whether you should supplement, it is best to understand what the word supplement means. It is defined as something that completes or enhances your everyday nutrition value. Nutritional supplements are meant to enhance your health. Personally, I love the extra energy that my vitamins, minerals and other supplements provide me to keep my gut healthy and metabolism strong.I am a firm believer in taking a base supplementation regime once every day. But i am not a physician to guide you or suggest you anything like a prescription… However i can tell you that i have been taking the base dietary supplements mentioned in this article once everyday… I don’t discontinue unless i need to make any changes or want to replace some with the others. The point is you take them everyday to enhance your everyday diet. You can take them after your first meal of the day.

  7. Harshna says:

    so genuine of you to share this info with your fans (I am one????????)…also you know how much I love you..this would help me so much..that one missing info in my reaearch is here & cant thank you enough for that♥️ #YouGoGirl

  8. Shreni says:

    This was so informative Payal! Thank you.
    So my question to you is – incase I’m starting to take these sups, need you to mention the time they’re suppose to be consumed. For eg, after meal/ before meal/ all together/ split through the day/ whenever doesn’t matter.
    It would be great if i got an answer to this for myself and others. Thanks and again, love the post.

  9. Bhumika Jayee says:

    Hey, quick question! Do I start to incorporate these supplements slowly in my diet (like say two at a time and trying for 1-2 months ) or just start consuming 5-6 of them straight away? Just curious and very desperate for a problem free skin!

    • Payal Thaker says:

      You can start with the base supplements the ones mentioned in this article, they are honestly very safe to take.. but again i am not a doctor, if you are worried just check with your physician. xoxo

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