On my recent trip to California, somewhere in the air between Atlanta and L.A., I pulled my backpack from the tiny hole of a space in front of me and opened it up to pull out my “survival pouch,” a zippered case with contents that basically say, “I am a responsible 40 year old,” a phrase that still astounds me. My what-to-bring approach for flights when I was younger used to include the basics–Twizzlers, Sour Patch Kids, a travel shampoo bottle of Vodka and two fashion magazines. Now, the survival pack is stashed with self care items–hand sanitizer, essential oils, lip balm, eye drops, a tin of hand cream and a stack of vitamin pouches for every day of my trip. Gradually, I’ve taken better care of myself every year and at 40, I’m happy to say it’s my best year yet. Why? A: Because I have too many people to take care of, and I know everyone benefits if I take care of myself first. And B: I realize youth doesn’t last forever. Not only do I want to keep the important things healthy, but for vanity’s sake, I’d like get as many good years as I can out of things like skin and hair. Let’s talk about the vitamin pouches, shall we? I had heard about Care/of vitamins from a few friends who use and love them, and when I finally checked out their site, I thought, “Well this is brilliant.” Instead of popping a multi-vitamin that only covers the basics including things you might already be getting from food, Care/of vitamins aim to support a specific target–YOUR NEEDS. Here’s how it works. You start at Care/of by taking a short, fun quiz that asks you easy questions about your diet, lifestyle and health needs. The quiz asked me things like how much sleep I get, how often I work out, what kind of climate I live in and if I ever have digestion problems.
Based on my quiz, Care/of then suggests a custom vitamin recommendation, personalized just for me.
The purpose of each vitamin included in the regimen is explained in a custom print-out that comes with your order as well as on their site when you complete your quiz.
My customized pack includes Ashwagandha (brain health and stress), Astaxanthin (brain, heart and skin) B-complex (energy plus hair, skin and nails), Digestive enzymes and more.
The cute little packs make it so easy to remember to take take them, and I can grab and go on the way to work out or tuck them in my survival pouch for a trip.
If you’re exploring new healthy habits for spring and want to try out Care/of, start with their fun quiz here to discover your personalized regimen and target your exact concerns this spring. Mine usually focus on the fact that Mama wants to stay WOKE. I’ve got way too much to do; I need all the support I can get. Use my code KELLE for an exclusive 50% off – this month only!