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Care/of Supplements: My Life 30 Days Before & After

Sophia Caraballo
BySophia CaraballoJul 27, 2022In partnership with Care/of - Personalized Daily Vitamins

I just celebrated my 30th birthday, the definitive symbol that I was no longer a carefree pre-adult, but a full grown-up. As such, I knew it was time to prioritize my health. I wasn’t terribly far off from the lifestyle I wanted, I ate clean, avoided fast food, and frequented the gym, but I still felt like something was missing.

Cue Care/of.

Adding supplements — personalized to my goals – changed the game for me. It helped fill the gaps in my diet and gave me the wellness boost I was hoping for. When you first go on the Care/of website, you have two options:

  • You can take a quick quiz online about your lifestyle and health goals.
  • Or if you already know what you want, you can browse all their products and grab what you need.

Once you've got your lineup, you can sign up for a monthly subscription so your vitamins and supplements will be easily delivered each month. Even better? It’s not a static one-size-fits-all experience. Care/of recognizes that health priorities change over time and they’ll prompt you to periodically retake the quiz to make sure the products you’re using grow alongside your wellness goals.

I decided to take their quiz because I had no idea what I needed. I was pretty tired most days, had issues staying asleep, and was experiencing brain fog. Throw in a bad breakup, moving, and starting a new job and it’s safe to say my body was a little off kilter.

Care/of recommended four products:

For the last month, I've taken these supplements to see if there was actual improvement in my health. Here's what I've noticed.

The app made it easy

I'll admit it, I’ve never been great at routines. I’m the girl with the alarms going off throughout the day to remind me to do the most basic self-care stuff because my schedule can be demanding. But, Care/of made it so easy! First, my daily compostable packs are perfectly organized in a cute little box that I have set right next to my coffee pot so it’s always visible. Second,Care/of’s app replaced my annoying alarms with a customized reminder that tells me when it’s time to take my supplements.

I have more energy

After the quiz I took on the Care/of website, they understood that I needed a little help in the energy and collagen department. And let me tell you, they were right. After a month of taking these supplements, I felt almost brand new. I had plenty of energy to get up in the morning and take myself to the gym, and my joints felt better after a hard workout. It felt like Care/of actually cared about my health (all puns intended) rather than just selling me whatever their latest product was.

Bouncing back after working out

As someone who has very specific training goals, making sure my muscles recover properly after workouts is a priority. In order to be ready for the next day, I needed to keep on top of my nutrition, and Care/of allowed me to do that. Whether before or after my workout, I can make myself a quick protein shake and take it on the go. Their protein powder is not only delicious, but it mixes well with the rest of the ingredients and doesn't make my smoothie chalky. And of course, I bounce back quicker after my workouts and you can't beat that.

Gut health on point

Although I'm sure my nutrition also had something to do with it, I noticed a massive improvement in my gut health. I had always struggled with bloating, no matter what I ate and what I avoided. It was frustrating and I had resigned myself to always feeling uncomfortable in my body. But in just a month, I've noticed that I'm not as bloated anymore, especially throughout the day. My clothes were fitting better and I wasn't afraid to rock that bodycon dress for dinner with my friends. My body also began to tolerate foods I had sworn off and yes, I was also a lot more regular than before. I recognize that throughout the day and as we eat, bloating is bound to happen but it's good to feel like I can actually control it once more.

The verdict

I can honestly say that after a month of using Care/of, I have noticed a difference not only in my health but in my habits. I was never very disciplined when it came to taking supplements and vitamins, but Care/of made it super easy and intuitive. Not only that, but they suggest supplements that I actually need rather than just pushing a product I don’t. I can’t recommend Care/of more — game-changing.