What supplements should be on your daily MUST list?
Don’t Overload on Supplements
How many supplements a day are you taking, 2 3 10?
I agree with you:
- That our soil is depleted
- That we don’t get daily nutritional recommendations from our food
- That we are too busy to organize every meal of the day
BUT… let me ask you something, how do you know if that supplement you are taking is actually absorbing into your body and doing what it says it does?
Yes, feeling the difference is one way to tell that it’s working. I think you’ll agree with me that most of the time you just assume it’s working… right?
This article is not about the ingredients in your supplements, even though you should be paying close attention to it and if you are interested then check out Are your supplements worth taking? to see what ingredients should NOT be in your supplements.
This blog post is about what are some of the supplements you should be taking regularly.
Even though we are living in a beautiful sunny Southern California most of us are Vitamin D deficient. One of the reasons because media has put a fear of sun exposure in us. Another reason is using sunblocks and not allowing the healing benefits of the sun to be absorbed into our body, and even when you are exposed to the sun how much of that exposure is actually converting into available, usable Vitamin D?
Vitamine D is a must to take, preferably sublingual so it doesn’t have to go through your digestive tract.
If you are vegan or vegetarian then you are most likely already taking B vitamins. Even if you are eating animal protein you should consider taking B vitamins especially B 12. In most of my patients blood work it shows B12 deficiency. Methylated B vitamins are superior
My third daily must is Magnesium. Magnesium plays a vital role in over 300 enzyme functions in your body. Some of its benefits would be bone health, heart health, PMS, migraines, etc. We do get some of it from our diet, from foods like nuts & seeds, dark leafy greens, salmon, broccoli, avocado, beans.
As a pain relief specialist I see many clients with muscle cramps, numb & tingling extremities and this could be magnesium deficiency.
Magnesium is also recommended to take in the case of constipation, and the rule of thumb is take in the evening, gradually increase the dose until you get diarrhea then back up one capsule.
My favorite way of getting my magnesium besides from foods is lotion or oil from Ancient Minerals. Suggested daily dose is between 300-500 mgr.
Curcumin has become an extremely popular supplement. For centuries, turmeric has been the quintessential herb choice for promoting liver health, maintaining healthy digestion and supporting a healthy inflammatory response and cardiovascular health. One of the main keys to turmeric’s nutritional benefits has been shown to be its high concentration of natural compounds known as curcuminoids.
My favorite way to take turmeric powder is making an almond milk latte in Nespresso frother.
First I worm up the milk a little, then add a scoop of fermented turmeric powder, let it froth a bit, not too hot, you don’t wantto destroy all the health benefits of turmeric. Then I grade fresh cinnamon and fresh nutmeg on top. Delicious 😋
All the above recommended products you can purchase here, you do have to register, and as soon as you do, it will take you to EZscript page where you’ll see all recommended supplements. Get them all or get 1, whatever you prefer.
We are individuals and our needs for supplements are specific to our body’s needs. The best way to learn what supplements your body needs is to do genetic testing. Check out this sample report, where I’ll be able to tell you top areas we need to concentrate when it comes to your health, top 3 dietary, lifestyle, and vitamin changes are best to get your health to its optimum state.
Before you start any supplement program consult with your doctor, especially if you are being treated for any specific conditions, taking medications to make sure supplements don’t interfere with your medications.