Naomi Campbell Probably Takes More Vitamins Than You Do—See Her Routine
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Naomi Campbell's YouTube channel is an amazing peek into the legendary supermodel's life. Videos include makeup tutorials, how she shops at Whole Foods, her airport routine, her workouts, and her charity work. She even has a series, "No Filter With Naomi," in which she interviews people like Cindy Crawford, Serena and Venus Williams, and Nicole Richie.
You could get seriously lost for hours watching videos on her channel, which is what we recently did. One post that really got our attention was a video she posted a few months ago in March that's titled "My Personal Vitamin & Supplement Routine." She details how she makes her morning smoothie and all the vitamins and supplements she takes. If you thought your regimen was strict, Naomi's got you beat. In all, she has close to 30 ingredients, pills, and tinctures in her wellness stash.
It's no secret that Campbell is very serious about her health, and she's been especially vigilant about the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, she's posted live workouts on Instagram, and we all remember how she donned a hazmat suit to get on an airplane. In the YouTube video, she stressed how crucial it is for her to have a strong immune system, especially during the pandemic. "That's what I’m going to take on a regular basis," she said. "Because most important, it's to build up the immune as I said before. We can all deal with this virus if we have strong immunes. So let's take our immunes up to the next level, protect our immunes, nurture our immunes, take care of ourselves."
It's important to note that there is still more research that needs to be done on who is more susceptible to COVID-19, as some seemingly "healthy" people have contracted it, but having a healthy immune system, in general, is always a good thing. And the CDC states, "People with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of getting severely sick from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19."
The 49-year-old supermodel is practically ageless, so we don't mind learning what she does for her well-being each day, which we've outlined below. But keep in mind that it's important to consult a medical professional before you add anything new to your supplement or vitamin routine. Campbell even has a disclaimer at the end of the video to remind viewers of it, too.
Her Morning Smoothie
In the video, she takes us through how she makes her morning shake each day, which she calls her "immune-booster drink." It has 11 ingredients, plus ice and optional goldenseal drops—she blends all of it in a Nutribullet, and says it's "like a meal in itself." We compiled the ingredients for her epic shake below in case you wanted to try it at home. (Note: These aren't the official brands she uses).
Campbell says she got her particular powder from Africa. "It's hundreds of years old, but the women swear by it," she says.
"It's good for you for so many things, especially for women," Campbell says.
Her Vitamin and Supplement Picks
And after she makes her smoothies, it's time to take all of her supplements. We counted 16 different mentions, and among them, you've got your common supplements like vitamin D and B12, zinc, and probiotics, but she also swears by oregano oil and papaya seeds. Here are all the ones she's mentioned, with some of her thoughts on a few of them below. Again, these aren't the exact brands she uses.
Campbell says her doctor recommended liquid vitamin C, which you just apply a couple of drops on your tongue.
Campbell says she puts these under her mouth.
"Right now, it's meant to be one a day, but I'm taking two a day because I really want my immune to be as strong as it could be," Campbell says.
She also takes a chewable form of vitamin D. "It's very important to have your vitamin D at the right balance," she says.
"I normally take these in the winter, but I think it's right to take them right now," Campbell says.
Campbell says she takes her probiotics at night.
"Lifesaver. I carry these small babies with me in my pocket, in my pocketbook, in my handbag. I always have two or three of these with me. It cures so many things. Oregano oil is a must," Campbell says.
"For calming, if I feel a little anxiety, I take lavender oil pills. Straight up lavender oil. They make you calm, they're pure oil, no prescription. And they make you feel calm and they're natural. I don't like to take anything that's not," Campbell says.
As wellness enthusiasts, it's always interesting to see what our favorite celebrities and influencers are doing for their own well-being. How everyone—celebrity or not—takes care of their health is highly individualized. So what works for Campbell might not work for you, but it's still fascinating to see what other people are doing to take care of themselves. And after getting a peek into her very dedicated routine, we now have a wish list of people whose routines we want to see!
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