I am asked about supplements pretty often and people want to know which ones they should take.
Here is my answer:
I have no idea.
Unfortunately, we are all different so that we all need to supplement with different things in order to optimize our levels of nutrients, hormones, anti-oxidants and all the other chemicals in our bodies.
If you take something that is not really necessary, it can cause serious damage to your body, even something as benign as vitamin D or vitamin B. Apparently I learned the hard way that, especially recently.
The only reason I take supplements at all because I know I have a deficiency or an excess of a particular thing, and I’ll try to fix it.
So to start with, I will tell you what I a taking and why:
Vitamin D: I take 2,000 IU per day of vitamin D3 because my levels are not optimal. They’re fine, but I wish they were a little higher.
Iron: I find it extremely deficient iron and ferritin about 5 months ago. I started taking PERQUE Hematin anemia Guard and some other iron supplements, and my levels increased slightly. I always take iron because I want my ferritin increased from 40 to about 60-80.
SAM-e: This is a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter responsible to keep you calm and content. I’ve been struggling with depression, and SAM-e keeps me from having such low down. I take 400 mg daily.
Fish oil: I have a specific inflammatory marker called MMP-9 which is pretty high. This is one part of your immune system that usually increases when you have a disease biotoxins, as I do from mold exposure. This marker responds well to fish oil, so I take about 3 g of Arctic Oils OmegaPure daily.
Probiotics: I take a Renew Life Ultimate Flora capsule each day, which contains 50 billion live cultures of beneficial bacteria per capsule. I take these because I’ve struggled with sensitivities leaky gut / for food, and all my life, I think. Probiotics are one of the most important factors in the intestinal health and with your tight junctions in intestinal wall.
DHEA: A few months ago, my blood tests have revealed that I had “no detectable free testosterone” in my body So it cool (sarcasm) I started taking DHEA to help my body to produce some testosterone Low rates… Testosterone is another repercussion of the disease mold, and it can contribute to depression, joint pain, hair loss, and all sorts of other things, though I had to deal with. I know tomorrow if this supplementation worked. Fingers crossed!
Things I am NOT Taking
I recently overdosed on B vitamins.
It was horrible. I was told to take astronomical amounts of B12, B6, methylfolate, niacin, and others to help with depression. I did, but I did it for too long, and soon my B12 and folate levels were off the charts (ie B12 is normal until mine was 900 and> 2000) .
The symptoms were much worse than I had tingling in my body and the worst panic attack I’ve ever had. I felt (sometimes strong) electric shock almost all the time all over my body. Once I figured it out and stopped taking the B vitamins, shocks have subsided and I stopped being quite so anxious. It was intense.
So while I usually recommend that most people take vitamins B, I do not anymore.
What Should You Take?
As I said, I do not know for sure, but there are ways in which you can test for deficiencies ( and excesses ). And there are some things you should be aware to ask your doc / naturopath.
I talk a lot about supplements in general, the more ways you can test yourself and the things you should talk to your doc in my program called Primal beauty. I also go in more detail how to eat to improve your nutrient levels.
My Primal Beauty Program Teaches You All About This
I spent many years experimenting with myself, test my blood, in collaboration with naturopaths, and study supplements. I recently wrote a whole program on natural health, including everything I know about supplements, called Primal beauty.
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I talk about:
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- Bioidentical hormone therapy
- Potential supplements for weight loss
- Which testing you can do on your own
- What to ask your doctor to test for you
- What kind of doc is best for you
- A LOT more – it’s a huge program
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