What Daily Supplements Should You Take + Enneagram Type 5: Selfie, Episode 16

What supplements should you be taking? We chat about our daily regimen, and continue our conversation about the enneagram, taking a deeper dive into type 5. We chat with Kelley Nikondeha, author of Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World, about some of the unique strengths and challenges of being an enneagram 5, as well as with Seth Haines, author of Coming Clean, about some of the internal fears and motivations unique to type 5’s.

We also share a great offer from Grove Collaborative, our favorite destination for clean and nontoxic beauty and cleaning products. They are offering new customers the following as a gift with purchase this week only;

  • Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap
  • Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap
  • Mrs. Meyer’s hand lotion
  • Grove Collaborative cleaning caddy
  • Grove Collaborative walnut scrubber sponges

Use this link to cash in on this offer!

Here are some of the supplements we talk about in this episode:

SmartyPants chewable gummies ($14 for a month supply on Amazon(

Vitamin D  

Alpha Lipoeic Acid

Methylated Folate (a form of folic acid that is safe for everyone)


Omega 3 Fish Oil (burpless!) or DHA Omega 3 gummies

Natural Calm Magnesium

Riboflavin (B2)


  1. Vitamins and supplements: freak me out and I take them. Totally unregulated industry, and there’s a new study about a link between bit B12 and lung cancer. In men. But still! I live by B vitamins or what are billed as B vitamins, and they’re slowing giving me cancer. And not helping with my obvious neurosis. 🙂 https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/537654/

  2. Vitamin D is so important in the winter months, and it’s best absorbed when taken with its cofactors K2 and Magnesium. Magnesium has several different forms, some are better than others. Magnesium citrate, which is what Natural calm is, can be very bowel inducing and can be considered a lesser quality magnesium. I take it when I need to get things moving. My favorite magnesium is the gylicinate form. There is a Facebook group for magnesium supplementing and one for vitamin d deficiency that has a whole lot of experts. There’s so much good info out there, it’s hard to filter and process it all sometimes.

  3. You guys mentioned another podcast about a more in depth look at supplements… something like, Girl Gone Green? I can’t find the podcast. Any info on where I might be able to find this?

  4. 1) Love the Natural Calm Magnesium drink, Kristen.
    2) If you guys love gummies and take Vit D, this is THE most delicious gummy of all time (though only 2,500 IU (I would easily scarf 4 of them to get 10,000 Sarah!).
    3) Thanks for the tip on Smarty Pants — I need a better multivite chewie.

  5. Duh! Vit D gummy link (rolls eyeballs): http://a.co/j0hgCVe

  6. What were the probiotics you recommended for kids?

  7. I’m echoing the question about probiotics for kids! Sarah, where is the chewable probiotic that your daughter gobbles up that keeps her regular? Thanks!

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