Marla Maples, 56, details her morning supplement routine packed with zinc, vitamin C, and collagen as she urges people to 'build your immune system' amid the coronavirus pandemic
- Marla took to Instagram this week to post a video of herself detailing the 'potions' she takes first thing in the morning
- Forever young: She also added ORGONO Living Silica collagen booster, liquid zinc, and lemon balm to her mixture of vitamins
- She then mixed in a dose of ORGONO Living Silica, a collagen-boosting product that costs $29.95 for 500 milliliters.
- Marla mixed the liquid supplements together and took a shot of them before encouraging her followers to build their immune systems and love one another
- Her entire vitamin selection costs around $135
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Marla Maples is making the best of self-quarantining in New York City by sharing the immunity-boosting supplements — or 'potions' as she likes to call them — that she takes every morning to keep herself healthy.
The 56-year-old actress and mother of first daughter Tiffany Trump took to Instagram this week to post a video of herself detailing her $135 morning supplement routine while urging others to take care of themselves amid the coronavirus pandemic.
'I want to share my first potions that I take in the morning,' she said at the start of the clip. 'There are many [supplements that I take] throughout the day because I really want to keep a very strong immune system, and I want you to keep a strong immune system too.'
Spreading the word: Marla Maples took to Instagram this week to post a video of herself detailing the supplements she takes first thing in the morning, calling them her 'potions'
Marla stressed that the 'most important' thing she takes in the morning is vitamin C, noting that her favorite brand is Lipo Naturals Liposomal Vitamin C from Sunflowers, which costs $34.95 for 30 daily doses.
'This product I love a lot, but I have not been able to find it online,' she said, adding that she also likes LivOn Labs Liposomal Vitamin C.
The brand's supplements retail for $43 on Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle website, Goop, but like most vitamin C products as of late, they are sold out amid the global health crisis.
'You can find others that work for you on your budget, I pray, because it's so important she said.
Marla went on to explain that she mixes one tablespoon of Lipo Naturals Liposomal Vitamin C with some of Mary Ruth's Liquid Morning Multivitamin, which retails for $39.95 per bottle.
'It's like sunshine in a bottle,' she gushed. 'It is sweet but only with raspberry and natural fruits. Vitamin C is sour, so that makes a good combination.'
She then mixed in a dose of ORGONO Living Silica, a collagen-boosting product that costs $29.95 for 500 milliliters
'[Collagen is] so important for people like me that want to be enjoying my sports all of my life — way into my 90s,' she noted. 'This one is fantastic, but there are other powder forms.'
The health nut went on to add in 'a little touch' of some liquid lemon balm, an herb that is said to help support the nervous system. A one-ounce bottle sells for about $12 online, depending on the brand.
'This is just helping with your nerves,' Marla said of the lemon balm. 'It's helping with settling your tummy. It's a good, good, good little potion.'
Forever young: She also added ORGONO Living Silica collagen booster, liquid zinc, and lemon balm to her mixture of vitamins
Last but not least, Marla topped off her morning supplement concoction with liquid zinc, another supplement that has been flying off the shelves during the coronavirus pandemic.
She explained that zinc 'builds the immune system' and 'keeps it strong.'
'A few drops of this in the potion, and then I'm ready to go to town,' she said before taking a shot of the mixture. 'Mmm! It's really good to me. I hope it will be good to you.
'But more important, take care of yourselves now. It's so important,' she stressed. 'Build your immune system. Of course, love yourself, love others, and let's keep praying for our world.'
Marla's video is the third in her new series documenting her lengthy morning routine, which includes supplements, meditation, and tongue scraping.
Last week, she was decked out in her pajamas as she demonstrated how she washes her hands 'Kabbalah style' first thing in the morning.
She explained that Kabbalists believe the soul leaves the body at night and negative energy can attach to the hands.
The ritual handwashing involves filling a cup of water and pouring it on each hand, alternating between them so that each hand is watched three times. While doing this, Marla said she likes to pray.
The former Dancing With the Stars contestant is uniquely spiritual and practices a variety of religions. She goes to church on Sundays but still keeps Shabbat, studies Kabbalah, and eats a kosher diet.
In another video, she shared that the second thing she does in the morning is scrape her tongue to 'remove the toxins.' She noted that people can also use a spoon if they don't have a tongue scraper.
After scraping her tongue, she takes her supplements, and while her vitamin regimen certainly can't hurt, but there is no guarantee it will ward off the coronavirus.
Sales of dietary supplements have surged nationwide this month, particularly those that are believed to help relieve cold and flu symptoms such as zinc, vitamin D, and elderberry extract.
Kamal Patel, a nutrition researcher and the director of Examine.com, told the New York Times that the evidence for most of these supplements is not strong and there is no proof that they will help prevent or treat coronavirus just because they have efficacy against the cold and flu.
It was reported this week that doctors in New York are giving their critically ill coronavirus patients massive doses of vitamin C, a tactic said to have helped those hit the hardest in China.
Interestingly enough, Marla posted a video of herself getting a vitamin C drip on March 13, though experts have warned that overdosing on certain vitamins can be deadly.
'I've done this off and on for a few years,' she explained, 'but right now, I feel like it's really more important because of the spread of the coronavirus, and flues, and other viruses that we may not even know of that are in our world.'
Marla's daily diet is just as unique as her spiritual practice. She shuns processed sugars, dairy, and gluten, and while she eats mostly vegan, she will consume meat from time to time.