It's safe to say that heading “back to school” looks a little different in 2020. COVID-19 has ruptured the regularity of all routines this year, and the school reentry process has its own special set of challenges. Teachers, parents, and school policymakers are stuck between a rock and a hard place when weighing risks of COVID against long-term negative impacts of school closures and disruption to a child’s learning process.
That’s why it’s never been more important for everyone in your family to stay focused on their self-care. And, while it can be easy to neglect your own healthy habits in favor of prioritizing your kids, Bluebird has a couple of things to keep in mind as you navigate this pandemic school year.
To fully round out your wellness routine, we’ve also got simple suggestions for supplements you can incorporate to help you stay balanced throughout the messy, challenging, rewarding, and exhausting task of being a parent.
Please note: These are suggestions for our favorite product options you may consider incorporating into your routine. This is not intended to be a one-stop-list for the best vitamins for you, but to offer varied suggestions to speak to different needs of our customers. Always check in with your health care professional when making adjustments to your diet or supplement routine.
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Top Supplements for Parents
Bluebird Botanicals Hemp Complete Soft Gels.Hemp Complete Soft Gels work just as hard as you do.
They provide a consistent 15 mg serving of CBD + CBDA (raw cannabis) in an easy-to-swallow, taste-neutral soft gel capsule. It’s an easy way to get your hemp health on the go - and make life less, well, messy.
CBDA is a favorite of many in our flock for its ability to provide raw plant wellness in a truly holistic hemp product. To learn more about CBDA and how it works, check out our recent blog.
30 count soft gels: $34.95
New ChapterThis product is a great addition to your routine because it’s a well-rounded multivitamin with probiotics. Featuring 22 whole-food cultured vitamins and minerals in a tiny tablet that is easy for anyone to swallow, these are a powerful multivitamin option for parents for broad nutritional support and vitality.
Tiny Tabs Multivitamin.
And, if you shop from Vitacost, you can get it for just $26.99 until August 31!
32 servings: $26.99
CurEaseCalcium Orotate is one of the most absorbable forms of calcium, making it a solid (or powder, in this case) option for a supplement.
Pure Calcium Orotate.
Calcium plays a very important role in the body, being necessary for the normal functioning of nerves, cells, muscle, and bone. Having the right amount of calcium is important for building and keeping strong bones.
This particular product is PURE calcium orotate with no other fillers, agents, additives, or preservatives. And, at just $8.99 for 120 servings, it’s kind of a steal!
120 servings: $8.99
BioEmblemMagnesium is a nutrient that the body needs to stay healthy, and it is involved in many processes in the body. Personally, when I started taking magnesium for the first time, my body felt like it had found the missing ingredient.
Triple Magnesium Complex.
BioEmblem’s Triple Magnesium Complex is a great option for those seeking to incorporate magnesium into their supplement routine. It offers a blend of three types of magnesium — citrate, glycinate, and malate — contained in vegan, gluten-free soft gel capsules.
Certified for purity and accuracy by Labdoor, this product, like Bluebird’s, is also certified to meet current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) standards set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
90 veggie caps: $25.59
Organic India Ashwagandha Supplement.Ashwagandha is an ancient herb that’s been experiencing a recent resurgence in popularity, and not without good reason.
Also known as Withania somnifera, winter cherry, and Indian ginseng, Ashwagandha grows in India, the Middle East, and areas of Africa. The plant, including its roots and berries, has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda.
This supplement from Organic India is vegan, gluten-free, kosher, USDA Certified Organic, and non-GMO, making it a wonderful choice for most anyone interested in Ashwagandha.
90 count: $18.99
NootropicsL-theanine is an amino acid found most commonly in tea leaves and in small amounts in Bay Bolete mushrooms. It can be found in both green and black tea. The evidence is still anecdotal, but many find incorporating this supplement into their routine adds an element of balance that was missing before.
90 count: $11.99
Okay, okay. Normally we don’t let two of our own products make one list. BUT this hard-working supplement featuring CBD and Vitamin D3 might just be the most important addition you can make to your supplement regimen (in our opinion).
Vitamin D is a great tool in supporting a healthy adaptive and innate immune response, which is critical to maintaining overall health. You can read more about its benefits in our recent blog All About Vitamin D3.
1 oz: $32.95
For the kids
30-day supply: $17.95