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Jillian Harris


Self Care: Why I Choose to Take My Daily Vitamins

I bet most of you read that title and thought … I bet it has to do with her plant-based diet, and the truth is, yes and no! I basically started taking prenatal vitamins 6 months before we even started trying to have Leo, I wanted to make sure that my body was prepared to have a baby and also to get in the habit of taking them on a regular basis! I’ve actually continued to take the prenatal vitamins even after I had Leo because I knew Justin and I wanted to have another baby at some point so I just decided to carry on with them!

I like to keep my vitamins below my coffee machine because I know if I keep them there that I’ll remember to take them every day … I mean, who doesn’t immediately gravitate to their coffee machine first thing in the morning?? Lol!! Pretty brilliant if you ask me!

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I recently came across Swanson Health’s new vitamin line called “Real Food”, the key ingredients in these vitamins are actually derived from food sources such as lemon, guava, holy basil, quinoa, curry leaves and hummingbird tree! When it comes down to which vitamins, in particular, that are at the top of my list, they would have to be the following (in no particular order!) … and I’ll tell you why!

Multi Women’s Daily

This is a staple when it comes to ensuring you’re getting the perfect amount of vitamins and minerals to support your daily lifestyle! Not only does the Real Food Women’s Multi promote healthy hair, skin, and nails, but it also supports the immune system, boosts bone health and includes a trio of herbs to aid in stress and urinary tract health!

B Complex

When it comes to eating a plant-based diet, we certainly get our fill of vitamins but the one thing we have to keep a watch on is Vitamin B12, as this can be more of a challenge to get your daily dose, you can buy enriched products like almond milk, and nutritional yeast (which I’m obsessed with) which is filled with B12 but I also make sure to take B12 supplements as well just so that I know I’m covered!! Swanson’s Real Food B-Complex Capsules are a great source of all of your B vitamins including B12! They are sourced from organically cultivated quinoa sprouts which help to support energy production, energy and glucose metabolism, heart and mental health and they also help to maintain cell-to-cell communication in the brain!! These are some powerful capsules!!

Folic Acid

For the mamas, or the mamas to be out there! These are your prenatal staples, Real Food’s Folic Acid is sourced from 100% certified organic Citrus Limon extract, it delivers 2.5x the daily value of folic acid which is essential for prenatal and heart health!!


Biotin helps to support healthy skin, hair, nails, and a healthy metabolism! The Real Food Biotin is sourced from the Hummingbird tree and it’s also vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free!

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Do you take vitamins daily?? If so, which ones do you take and why? Comment below because I would love to hear your thoughts and any further advice!!!









Thank you Swanson Health for sponsoring this post. All comments and opinions are my own. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. 

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  1. Steph

    March 12th, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Do you take them all at the same time? I have been told to take some in the morning and some at night. I take magnesium at night and vitamin D and a multi vitamin in the mid morning. I am going to add biotin though after reading this 🙂

  2. Molly

    March 12th, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Where can I get those glasses from?! 🙂

  3. Jillian

    March 16th, 2018 at 10:47 am


  4. Bailee

    March 12th, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Can you buy this brand in stores, or just online?

  5. Sequoia

    March 12th, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Those pants!!!!!!!!!! Where are they from

  6. Theresa

    March 12th, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Such a great post! I am working on bettering my self care daily rituals!

    Also, I’m at work and dying over how jealous I am of this comfy outfit!! Link to the bottoms?

  7. Lori

    March 12th, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I can’t believe you are promoting margarine as a healthy food option. This is inconsistent with your comments regarding a healthy lifestyle – disappointing.

  8. Jane

    March 14th, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Yessss!!! Please!!!

  9. Kaitlyn

    March 12th, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Jillian!

    Totally unrelated question (sorry not sorry). Those sweat/pj pants are perfection! Do you mind sharing where they are from?

  10. Jane

    March 14th, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Meant to comment here…would love to know where sweats are from 🙂

  11. Jillian

    March 16th, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Aritzia!! XOXO

  12. Erin

    March 12th, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Wait, no discount code for Jilly-and?!? WTH Swanson!

  13. Andrea

    March 15th, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    If you click through her links, there is 15% off!

  14. Eileen Webb

    March 12th, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Hi Jillian

    I love the show and wish more new ones would be available. Regardless, I am doing a very large remodel. I am in love with the backsplash from season 1 episode 11. I believe that is correct. I tried to send a pic, but it wouldn’t allow me. I have contacted creekside tile to no avail. I received the tile company from your site years ago. It is a marquis with half moons on each side. I don’t know if creekside manufactured it, but I am doubting it at this point. Could you please tell me the manufacturer? I know the exact tile will probably be unavailable. It is the general shape I am excited about. I am a bit overwhelmed trying to locate it.

    Thanks, Eileen Webb

  15. CC Yeamans

    March 13th, 2018 at 5:16 am

    So interesting that you posted this as I just restarted taking my vitamins and have found that I have so much more energy! I take a daily multi vitamin made for women and I also take an extra dose of Vitamin D (since it is winter and I didn’t have plans to be south in the warm sun this year), and an extra dose of Vitamin C (since it is cold and flu season). With two kiddos (ages five and two), you can never be too careful with stocking up on nutrients that will keep you healthy!

  16. Ariagna

    March 13th, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Vit D needed if u live in ??
    Vit C
    Cod ?

  17. Jessica

    March 13th, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Hi Jillian!

    I have been taking the Cellsentials multivitamin for 21 years. I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 5 and my mom researched and found the supplements from USANA Health Sciences. I credit my current health and lifestyle in part to my daily vitamin routine. I’d be happy to answer any questions. 


  18. Ceanna D

    March 13th, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Hey Jillian! I’m wondering why kind of natural / vegan deodorant you recommend? I have recently tried the brand “Jāsön” and did not find that it was good for odour protection at all!

  19. Lori

    March 14th, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Hi Jilly! Also agree with Kaitlyn’s question, where are your sweatpants and sweater from?? Gorgeous

  20. Jillian

    March 16th, 2018 at 10:43 am


  21. Kim

    March 15th, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Hi! Same question over here about if you take them all in the am. Thanks for the inspiration everyday xo

  22. Jillian

    March 16th, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Yes I do!!!

  23. Courtney Corfield

    March 18th, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Hi Jilly!
    Thank you for sharing! Would love to know if my hubby should be taking these with me?? I see there is a mens Daily but what about the rest??
    Courtney xo

  24. Lilly

    March 19th, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Hi! Unrelated to this blog post but I love love love the color if your kitchen cabinets! I know you mentioned in a differnt post that the color is BM Nimbus, but it looks so much lighter than the sample i got from the store! Could you tell us whether you used Nimbus at full strength, or whether it was at 50% strength? Maybe the lightness of your cabinets comes from photo editing? Thanks 🙂

  25. Kirsten

    March 23rd, 2018 at 4:21 am

    Hey! Love this and love following you and your family. Your kitchen rug has caught my eye. Where is it from?

  26. Jillian Harris

    April 4th, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Awww thank you! My rug is from Caitlin Wilson!! XOXO

  27. Aly

    March 28th, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Hi Jill! Love following you so much… Your work in interior/home design brought me to your page years ago, and I completely relate to you in every way. Thank you for sharing so much of your gorgeous home and family with us…

    Question: Before/during pregnancy, did you take vitamins and have issues with breakouts (Prenatals, vitamin B, folic acid, etc)? I’ve been struggling with crazy breakouts- out of nowhere- and really think Prenatals and/or other vitamins (B complex) triggered my skin issues. I hate that I am not taking anything right now because we are trying to conceive, but I just can’t seem to find a brand that doesn’t give me horrible bumps… just curious if you would recommend trying anything. Thank you so much. 🙂

  28. Book Worm

    April 4th, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Dear Jillian,

    I have loved watching you on your Love It and List It show and follow your blog for your Interior Design tips.
    I am a physician and I wanted to point out that Biotin, in the high doses (2500mcg, 5000mcg) currently available is definitely NOT recommended. It has been recently found to interfere with various blood test results.
    “The FDA Warns that Biotin May Interfere with Lab Tests: FDA Safety Communication” (you can search for the articles online)
    These high doses of biotin also interfere with the absorption of several other medications patients might be taking, for e.g. Thyroid drugs.
    Also I’m not sure if you indicated taking your vitamins before or after your coffee. Tea and Coffee interferes with the absorption of all nutrients – whether its your meals or supplements. I highly recommend taking supplements after a meal for best absorption and if you’re drinking coffee or tea, after a gap of an hour or so.
    Love your blog.

  29. Tara Trimmer

    August 13th, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Hi Jillian,
    Can you tell me what prenatal vitamin you are taking? I know you have mentioned it in your IG video, but I didn’t write it down.

    Thank you!

  30. Dawn

    March 27th, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Do the vitamins upset your stomach or do you take with food?

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