Besides healthful teas, I take supplements twice a day. Some I already took; some I've added back. The ones on the tray I take along with 5 prescriptions and the ones on the left are waiting in the wings. Generally the green and brown ones are the cheaper Wal-Mart/grocery store versions and the white ones are from the health food store. I try to put together a few day's worth at once in the little cups. It's much less overwhelming that way, to do it while the tea heats and brews. Otherwise, I just take the meds, calcium, and multi when I am lazy.
Because of the way my thyroid is being treated with mega doses of thyroxine (or as I am in the process of working back up to the proper dosages) and the way it melts bones, I must religiously take extra calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D especially, plus I opt for a complete multi-vitamin twice daily. Because my joints often hurt, particularly while I'm in bed, I take glucosamine; I like that one on the tray because it has D in it, too, but I can't remember where I got it. When that runs out, I have to take a separate D.
Now with this diet, I've added back CLA, L-Carnitine, Pantetheine, and Cayenne from when I did the Fat Flush Plan a few years ago, all stuff I had already, but wasn't taking. Besides Cayenne, the latter bunch is quite expensive, like $30+ a bottle. Ran out and need to buy another bottle of Chromium Picolinate, but at least that one is cheap.
As you can tell, the herbal component is being ignored, mostly because I have to be careful due to my allergies. I have some blue-green algae I should pull back out. I need to look into that and research more.
Here's a less puffy me au naturale with Spenc.er. I love how his long nose matches mine.
So, do you supplement or use herbs? What do you like and can you recommend anything? Or do you think I'm crazy with all this? People come in and laugh at my kitchen counter. You're seeing the new cleaned up version after I tucked the unused ones in a cabinet!