how hundred’s customized vitamins helped me feel better
I'm finally feeling in control of my life.
Last year I felt exhausted all the time because I was under a huge amount of stress at work. I was working late every day to keep up, and at night, I dreamt about Excel spreadsheets.
To be honest, I could've been taking better care of myself - I was eating cake for breakfast and barely working out - so no surprise, I was overwhelmed.
When I complained to my sister, she recommended I try hundred, a new customized vitamin service she was using to improve her skin.
She said they had a bunch of health goals to choose from such as "more energy" and "better sleep," which I definitely could use, and with their one-on-one nutritionist counseling, I had solid support to make the life changes to start feeling better.
She did seem more energized, and I swear her skin was glowing since starting just 3 months ago, so I decided to look into it.
hundred starts you off with a short lifestyle quiz. They asked me about my stress levels, habits, exercise routine, diet, medications, environment, and my health goals.
From there, hundred recommended 4 vitamins for me:
- Melatonin to help me with sleep
- Ashwagandha for stress relief
- CLA for boosting energy
- Vitamin D for keeping my mood high during the cold winter months
I was uneasy about a potentially negative interaction between my vitamins and my meds, so I talked to a nutritionist, Paulina (which I could never afford otherwise). She reassured me that all my vitamin recommendations were totally safe, and had already been screened for interactions, thanks to the quiz.
It was so nice that I could ask her questions at any time, and I felt like I had some guidance in the foreign world of vitamins - apparently, supplements are super unregulated, but hundred gets their ingredients from the most potent sources.
After talking to Paulina, I also decided to add Vitamin B12 to make up for a lack in my meat-free diet. I never would've known my body was missing this "energy essential" as they call it - makes sense why I'm so dead all the time.
I had never heard of CLA or Ashwagandha before, but they have proven beneficial properties, so I was excited to try them!
The website explained that CLA is designed to give your body an energy kick while improving alertness, and Ashwagandha is a stress-busting herb backed by some pretty impressive research.
I signed up for the 3-month subscription because that's how long it can take for your body to fully adjust to the vitamins, and I wanted to give them the best shot at working.
Plus, I saved 15% for my first month. I got everything I needed for less than $1 a day, which felt like a total bargain.
My vitamins arrived a few days later in daily packs with my name on them! Not only did they look cool, but they were super convenient and easy to take with me to the office.
After just a few weeks of taking the vitamins, I noticed that I was sleeping better (their Melatonin is a godsend!) and feeling more energized during the day.
Taking Paulina's advice, I also started doing a little morning meditation and packing my lunch a few times a week (my bank account thanks me).
Before hundred, I was on my way to burnout. Thanks to hundred and my new Nutritionist Paulina, my health is back on track!