Supplements

You should never buy your supplements from big box stores or a pharmacy, unless it’s from a trusted pharmaceutical grade company. The brands I trust & use most often in my practice are listed below. Please feel free to reference this page frequently as your one-stop-shop supplement resource! You should always consult with your Doctor or PCP before starting a new supplement or nutrition protocol. For more information, see terms and conditions.

I am not biased to any one supplement company. However, you should always get supplements from a functional medicine company to ensure quality and purity. Supplements listed below will take you to amazon; however, you can receive them cheaper through my practitioner dispensaries as my way of saying thank you for being a valued reader and supporter. Simply click dispensary, set up your free account and receive discounts.


The best supplements for:

Multi-vitamins / Prenatal

 
  Basic Nutrients 2/day   A multi-vitamin/mineral supplement that is 2 capsules a day. For special cases, see below:  • No iron or copper:  Basic   Nutrients   III  • Additional iron:  Basic Nutrients IV  • No iron or iodine:  Basic Nutrients V   Thrornes III, IV & V multis do not contain vitamin K2 (a crucial vitamin lacking in most multis); see Vitamin K2 recommendation.

Basic Nutrients 2/day

A multi-vitamin/mineral supplement that is 2 capsules a day. For special cases, see below:

• No iron or copper: Basic Nutrients III
• Additional iron: Basic Nutrients IV
• No iron or iodine: Basic Nutrients V

Thrornes III, IV & V multis do not contain vitamin K2 (a crucial vitamin lacking in most multis); see Vitamin K2 recommendation.

  Activated Multi   Daily Activated Multi-Vitamin is a comprehensive, hypo-allergenic, multi-vitamin and mineral blend, includes an optimal 2:1 magnesium to calcium ratio, key antioxidant vitamin C, natural vitamin E mixed tocopherols and carotenoids protect cells from free radical damage, synergistic blend of vitamin K2 (as MK-7) and D3 which are critical for supporting bone strength and cardiovascular health.

Activated Multi

Daily Activated Multi-Vitamin is a comprehensive, hypo-allergenic, multi-vitamin and mineral blend, includes an optimal 2:1 magnesium to calcium ratio, key antioxidant vitamin C, natural vitamin E mixed tocopherols and carotenoids protect cells from free radical damage, synergistic blend of vitamin K2 (as MK-7) and D3 which are critical for supporting bone strength and cardiovascular health.

  Prenatal   Prenatal Complete with DHA is a comprehensive, hypoallergenic, prenatal multivitamin and mineral blend to support healthy metabolism during pregnancy.  The formula includes folate as Quatrefolic™ - 100% 5-MTHF, the biologically active form of folic acid, to meet increased requirements for fetal nervous system development.

Prenatal

Prenatal Complete with DHA is a comprehensive, hypoallergenic, prenatal multivitamin and mineral blend to support healthy metabolism during pregnancy.

The formula includes folate as Quatrefolic™ - 100% 5-MTHF, the biologically active form of folic acid, to meet increased requirements for fetal nervous system development.

 

The best supplements for:

Magnesium

 
  Natural Calm   Natural Calm helps promote healthy magnesium levels and balances calcium intake—helping you to feel less stressed and more relaxed. This magnesium citrate fruity powdered drink is great before bed to help relax and regulate bowel movements.

Natural Calm

Natural Calm helps promote healthy magnesium levels and balances calcium intake—helping you to feel less stressed and more relaxed. This magnesium citrate fruity powdered drink is great before bed to help relax and regulate bowel movements.

  Magnesium Bisglycinate   As a cofactor for more than 600 enzymes, magnesium supports numerous mechanisms of action and is a cofactor in numerous enzymatic reactions necessary for energy production. This is my recommendation for someone wanting a magnesium to bring up low levels because this form demonstrates better absorption than other magnesium supplements. I also like that it is a powder and tastes good!

Magnesium Bisglycinate

As a cofactor for more than 600 enzymes, magnesium supports numerous mechanisms of action and is a cofactor in numerous enzymatic reactions necessary for energy production. This is my recommendation for someone wanting a magnesium to bring up low levels because this form demonstrates better absorption than other magnesium supplements. I also like that it is a powder and tastes good!

  Magnesium L-Threonate   Sleep troubles? This is the form of magnesium I recommend to people to help them sleep due to its ability to break the brain barries. A recent human study demonstrates the benefits of magnesium L-threonate in adults with cognitive dysfunction, sleep disorders, and anxiety.

Magnesium L-Threonate

Sleep troubles? This is the form of magnesium I recommend to people to help them sleep due to its ability to break the brain barries. A recent human study demonstrates the benefits of magnesium L-threonate in adults with cognitive dysfunction, sleep disorders, and anxiety.

 

The best supplements for:

Heartburn, Digestion & GI Health

 
  Healthy Gut Support   Supports the gut mucosal epithelium and heal & seal the causes of intestinal permeability. Recommended after antibiotic use, anti-steroidal drugs, birth control, or any other product that may contribute to increased intestinal permeability ("leaky gut").

Healthy Gut Support

Supports the gut mucosal epithelium and heal & seal the causes of intestinal permeability. Recommended after antibiotic use, anti-steroidal drugs, birth control, or any other product that may contribute to increased intestinal permeability ("leaky gut").

  D-Limonene   Delivers relief from occassional heartburn, acid indigestion, and upset stomach. Enhances immune system defenses and can help with GERD.

D-Limonene

Delivers relief from occassional heartburn, acid indigestion, and upset stomach. Enhances immune system defenses and can help with GERD.

  Digestive Enzymes   These are some of the best digestive enzymes on the market, offering optimal digestive support. This product is plant based and can be taken long-term. I also love Thorne’s  Bio-Gest  Digestive Enzymes for Pepsin support.

Digestive Enzymes

These are some of the best digestive enzymes on the market, offering optimal digestive support. This product is plant based and can be taken long-term. I also love Thorne’s Bio-Gest Digestive Enzymes for Pepsin support.

 
 
  Digestive Bitters   Digestive bitters can be used to help stimulate digestion and help the body make natural digestive enzymes, improve gallbladder function and gastric emptying. To take: add 1/4 tsp mixed in a glass of lukewarm filtered water with your largest meal.   Avoid if suffering from gastritis, ulcers, ALDH2 genetic deficiency, liver problems, yeast overgrowth, or histamine intolerance.

Digestive Bitters

Digestive bitters can be used to help stimulate digestion and help the body make natural digestive enzymes, improve gallbladder function and gastric emptying. To take: add 1/4 tsp mixed in a glass of lukewarm filtered water with your largest meal.

Avoid if suffering from gastritis, ulcers, ALDH2 genetic deficiency, liver problems, yeast overgrowth, or histamine intolerance.

  Gluten & Dairy Support   Gluten & Dairy Digest support is a full spectrum digestive enzyme formula that provides support for both standard and different food intolerances  These enzymes are capable of breaking down dietary constituents small enough to minimize encounters of intolerance and maximize absorbability. Take anytime you eat out at restaurants or with meals containing gluten or dairy if sensitive.

Gluten & Dairy Support

Gluten & Dairy Digest support is a full spectrum digestive enzyme formula that provides support for both standard and different food intolerances

These enzymes are capable of breaking down dietary constituents small enough to minimize encounters of intolerance and maximize absorbability. Take anytime you eat out at restaurants or with meals containing gluten or dairy if sensitive.

Betaine HCL (without Pepsin)

  Betaine HCL   Some people can not tolerate pepsin, which is why I recommend this one for general HCL support. Taking HCL ensures balance in the gut. If you can tolerate pepsin, look for Betaine HCL or Betaine plus HP.   Use with caution in systemic stomach overgrowth, or if you have ulcers/gastritis.

Betaine HCL

Some people can not tolerate pepsin, which is why I recommend this one for general HCL support. Taking HCL ensures balance in the gut. If you can tolerate pepsin, look for Betaine HCL or Betaine plus HP.

Use with caution in systemic stomach overgrowth, or if you have ulcers/gastritis.

 

The best supplements for:

EBV, Candida/Sibo & GI Health

 
  Formula SF722   Helps kill candia, lower symptoms and rid the body of SIBO. The undecylenic acid in Formula SF722 is the most potent fatty acid – six times more effective than caprylic acid. That efficacy has helped make Formula SF722 one of Thorne's best-selling products for more than two decades.

Formula SF722

Helps kill candia, lower symptoms and rid the body of SIBO. The undecylenic acid in Formula SF722 is the most potent fatty acid – six times more effective than caprylic acid. That efficacy has helped make Formula SF722 one of Thorne's best-selling products for more than two decades.

Lauricidin Monolaurin

  Lauricidin Monolaurin   A powerful antiviral and antimicrobial supplement to combat and fight EBV, lyme disease, chronic fatigue, lupus, colitis, digestive issues, candida, infections, and more.   Skip this supplement if allergic to coconut.

Lauricidin Monolaurin

A powerful antiviral and antimicrobial supplement to combat and fight EBV, lyme disease, chronic fatigue, lupus, colitis, digestive issues, candida, infections, and more.

Skip this supplement if allergic to coconut.

  Berberine   Berberine balances gut flora, eradicates parasites, fights SIBO, lowers blood pressure, better regulates blood sugar, serves as an alternative to metformin, and is protective against breast cancer.   Use with caution for ulcers, gastritis, or hypoglycemia.

Berberine

Berberine balances gut flora, eradicates parasites, fights SIBO, lowers blood pressure, better regulates blood sugar, serves as an alternative to metformin, and is protective against breast cancer.

Use with caution for ulcers, gastritis, or hypoglycemia.

 
 
  Healthy Belly   Healthy Belly is one of the best supplements to combine natural antimicrobial agents to help reduce upper gut overgrowth and H. Pylori.  • Promotes Healthy Microbial Balance in the GI Tract • Helps Maintain GI Comfort • Soothes the Stomach and GI Tract

Healthy Belly

Healthy Belly is one of the best supplements to combine natural antimicrobial agents to help reduce upper gut overgrowth and H. Pylori.

• Promotes Healthy Microbial Balance in the GI Tract
• Helps Maintain GI Comfort
• Soothes the Stomach and GI Tract

Atrantil

The blend in Atrantil works to produce long-term relief for these difficult-to-treat digestive symptoms while promoting a healthy gut— helps with bloating, changes in bowel habits and abdominal discomfort, as well as IBS/IBC or SIBO protocols.

Atrantil is safe to take every day as part of your overall digestive health regimen.

Candia Support

Formulated with the goal of building a healthy GI flora— includes biotin, a nutrient that inhibits yeast from converting into the more aggressive fungal form, undecylenic and caprylic acid to disrupt the metabolism of candida and create a hostile environment for colonization, potent botanicals to soothe the GI tract, provide potent antioxidant support and ensure microbial balance.

 

The best supplements for:

Basic Nutrients

 
  Zinc Picolinate   Zinc is involved in the functioning of over 200 enzymes and plays a key role in genetic expression cell division and growth. Zinc Picolinate is absorbed to a higher degree than is other zinc supplements.

Zinc Picolinate

Zinc is involved in the functioning of over 200 enzymes and plays a key role in genetic expression cell division and growth. Zinc Picolinate is absorbed to a higher degree than is other zinc supplements.

  B Complex   Unlike many B vitamin supplements on the market, Thorne's Basic B Complex is not derived from yeast. It contains the methylated forms of the B vitamins.  • Less folate:  Activated B Complex  • Extra B5 (adrenal/stress support):  Stress B Complex  • Extra B6 (immune/hormone support):  B Complex #6  • Extra B12 (energy support):  B Complex #12

B Complex

Unlike many B vitamin supplements on the market, Thorne's Basic B Complex is not derived from yeast. It contains the methylated forms of the B vitamins.

• Less folate: Activated B Complex
• Extra B5 (adrenal/stress support): Stress B Complex
• Extra B6 (immune/hormone support): B Complex #6
• Extra B12 (energy support): B Complex #12

  Vitamin D   This Vitamin D3 is a convenient, pleasant-tasting and easily-mixed formula. The absorption is also greatly enhanced by using the same type of healthy fats (MCTs) that you'd find in coconuts. Since vitamin D3 is a fat soluble vitamin, this transport method allows for easy digestion and utilization by the body.

Vitamin D

This Vitamin D3 is a convenient, pleasant-tasting and easily-mixed formula. The absorption is also greatly enhanced by using the same type of healthy fats (MCTs) that you'd find in coconuts. Since vitamin D3 is a fat soluble vitamin, this transport method allows for easy digestion and utilization by the body.

 
 
  Vitamin K   In the body, vitamin K “pairs up” with vitamin D. If taking supplemental vitamin D, be sure to add supplemental vitamin K as 3-K Complete.   Unique features of 3-K Complete include:  • Offers a synergistic blend of vitamin K1 and vitamin K2 (as MK-4 and MK-7) • Significantly more MK-4 than other multiple-K products on the market • The inclusion of MenaQ7® — the clinically studied MK-7

Vitamin K

In the body, vitamin K “pairs up” with vitamin D. If taking supplemental vitamin D, be sure to add supplemental vitamin K as 3-K Complete.

Unique features of 3-K Complete include:
• Offers a synergistic blend of vitamin K1 and vitamin K2 (as MK-4 and MK-7)
• Significantly more MK-4 than other multiple-K products on the market
• The inclusion of MenaQ7® — the clinically studied MK-7

  Vitamin C   The most effective buffered vitamin C powder on the market. Corn Free, Non-GMO, No Sugar, No Salt, No Gluten. Filler Free. Why buffered? Because it makes it non-acidic & stomach friendly, and enhanced absorption provides maximum immune support.   Named “The Best Vitamin C” By Dr. Andrew Weil In Two Of His NY Times Best-Selling Books

Vitamin C

The most effective buffered vitamin C powder on the market. Corn Free, Non-GMO, No Sugar, No Salt, No Gluten. Filler Free. Why buffered? Because it makes it non-acidic & stomach friendly, and enhanced absorption provides maximum immune support.

Named “The Best Vitamin C” By Dr. Andrew Weil In Two Of His NY Times Best-Selling Books

  Vitamin E   A wonderful soy free, non-GMO Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin for many processes in the body. It can help with burns, reproductive, skin or stomach issues, such as heartburn, psoriasis, and healing from a stomach ulcer.

Vitamin E

A wonderful soy free, non-GMO Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin for many processes in the body. It can help with burns, reproductive, skin or stomach issues, such as heartburn, psoriasis, and healing from a stomach ulcer.

 

The best supplements for:

Omega 3 Support

 
  Flax Oil   Barlean’s makes some of the highest quality plant based omega 3 support supplements available in the US. Flax is very prone to damage from heat, light, and oxygen, once the seed is broken open. Barlean’s extracts plant-based oils without damage using specialized equipment in a deoxygenated room and low heat processing equipment to ensure the delicate fatty acid will remain intact and unharmed. Borage Oil is also great from this company! Contact to order.

Flax Oil

Barlean’s makes some of the highest quality plant based omega 3 support supplements available in the US. Flax is very prone to damage from heat, light, and oxygen, once the seed is broken open. Barlean’s extracts plant-based oils without damage using specialized equipment in a deoxygenated room and low heat processing equipment to ensure the delicate fatty acid will remain intact and unharmed. Borage Oil is also great from this company! Contact to order.

  Fish Oil   Viva Naturals uses the correct manufacturing techniques to protect the delicate omega-3 fatty acids while ensuring cleanliness and bioavailability. This contains the natural triglyceride form found in nature rather than the  ethyl ester form   (not recognized by the body as food) . Each batch is tested for radiation, heavy metals, PCBs, etc. & is free of corn, egg, milk, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, artificial colors & sweeteners.   Good rule of thumb regarding fish oil: Ethically processed fish oil should only have the mild taste of fresh fish. If it tastes bad (not like fresh fish), SPIT IT OUT! (Thank you to our Lead Instructor Kate Mahoney for this insight).

Fish Oil

Viva Naturals uses the correct manufacturing techniques to protect the delicate omega-3 fatty acids while ensuring cleanliness and bioavailability. This contains the natural triglyceride form found in nature rather than the ethyl ester form (not recognized by the body as food). Each batch is tested for radiation, heavy metals, PCBs, etc. & is free of corn, egg, milk, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, artificial colors & sweeteners.

Good rule of thumb regarding fish oil: Ethically processed fish oil should only have the mild taste of fresh fish. If it tastes bad (not like fresh fish), SPIT IT OUT! (Thank you to our Lead Instructor Kate Mahoney for this insight).

  Omega 3 Support   Omega-3 Support Liquid is one of the best examples of a Functional Medicine nutritional supplement versus one you may find at your local health food store or on Amazon. Similar to Viva, this contains the natural triglyceride form found in nature rather than the  ethyl ester form   (not recognized by the body as food) . Omega-3 support is a molecularly distilled, high concentration fish oil sourced from the fresh waters off the Chilean coast with a natural mango-flavored taste.

Omega 3 Support

Omega-3 Support Liquid is one of the best examples of a Functional Medicine nutritional supplement versus one you may find at your local health food store or on Amazon. Similar to Viva, this contains the natural triglyceride form found in nature rather than the ethyl ester form (not recognized by the body as food). Omega-3 support is a molecularly distilled, high concentration fish oil sourced from the fresh waters off the Chilean coast with a natural mango-flavored taste.

 

The best supplements for:

Anti-Aging / Beauty

 
  Collagen Support   If you’re looking for the absolute best collagen powder on the market to help you improve skin, hair, nails, muscle tissue, joints, connective tissue, and restore a more youthful appearance Advanced Collagen Support is the only choice!

Collagen Support

If you’re looking for the absolute best collagen powder on the market to help you improve skin, hair, nails, muscle tissue, joints, connective tissue, and restore a more youthful appearance Advanced Collagen Support is the only choice!

  Daily Fruit & Vegetable Blend   22 organic fruits & vegetables. The vegetable, fruit, and berry ingredients are brightly colored and non-oxidized, as the powders are protected from heat, UV light and moisture from start to finish. These greens have a Paleo profile; they contain no grains, legumes, alfalfa, corn, gluten, fructose or artificial sweeteners.

Daily Fruit & Vegetable Blend

22 organic fruits & vegetables. The vegetable, fruit, and berry ingredients are brightly colored and non-oxidized, as the powders are protected from heat, UV light and moisture from start to finish. These greens have a Paleo profile; they contain no grains, legumes, alfalfa, corn, gluten, fructose or artificial sweeteners.

 

The best supplements for:

Detox Support

 
  MediClear SGS Detox Shake (also available in chocolate)   Not only does it offer essential nutrient cofactors and a complete range of vitamins and minerals in their most absorbable, tissue-ready forms, it also offers enhanced liver support by adding sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGS) – a natural substance from the seeds and sprouts of select broccoli varietals. The formula speeds effective up-regulation of the body's natural phase II detoxification enzymes, and is an indirect antioxidant that provides long-lasting cell protection from free-radical damage. It also tastes amazing; I alternate between the chocolate and vanilla flavors.

MediClear SGS Detox Shake (also available in chocolate)

Not only does it offer essential nutrient cofactors and a complete range of vitamins and minerals in their most absorbable, tissue-ready forms, it also offers enhanced liver support by adding sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGS) – a natural substance from the seeds and sprouts of select broccoli varietals. The formula speeds effective up-regulation of the body's natural phase II detoxification enzymes, and is an indirect antioxidant that provides long-lasting cell protection from free-radical damage. It also tastes amazing; I alternate between the chocolate and vanilla flavors.

 

The best supplements for:

Hormone Imbalance / Menopause

 
  Estrovera   Provides menopausal hot flash relief. Clinically demonstrated to relieve a wide range of other menopausal symptoms including sleep disturbances, depressive mood, irritability, and anxiety.

Estrovera

Provides menopausal hot flash relief. Clinically demonstrated to relieve a wide range of other menopausal symptoms including sleep disturbances, depressive mood, irritability, and anxiety.

  Estrogen Balance   Estrogen Balance is the answer you’ve been looking for when it comes to helping your body rebalance from estrogen dominance!  By combining 3 clinically proven Functional Medicine nutrients this Estrogen Balance supplement gives you everything you need to naturally block high levels of estrogen conversion.

Estrogen Balance

Estrogen Balance is the answer you’ve been looking for when it comes to helping your body rebalance from estrogen dominance!

By combining 3 clinically proven Functional Medicine nutrients this Estrogen Balance supplement gives you everything you need to naturally block high levels of estrogen conversion.

  Meta-Fem   Meta-Fem is a daily supplement that provides peri- or postmenopausal women with vitamins and minerals for maintenance of healthy bones, as well as support for hormonal changes they are experiencing

Meta-Fem

Meta-Fem is a daily supplement that provides peri- or postmenopausal women with vitamins and minerals for maintenance of healthy bones, as well as support for hormonal changes they are experiencing

 

The best supplements for:

Thyroid Support

 
  L-Tyrosine   L-Tyrosine promotes the body's production of neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) and thyroid hormones, and supports healthy stress management. It also helps maintain healthy adrenal function.

L-Tyrosine

L-Tyrosine promotes the body's production of neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) and thyroid hormones, and supports healthy stress management. It also helps maintain healthy adrenal function.

  Selenium   A well-absorbed, well-researched amino-acid bound form of selenium. An important antioxidant mineral, cofactor for SOD and glutathione function & natural support for optimal thyroid function.

Selenium

A well-absorbed, well-researched amino-acid bound form of selenium. An important antioxidant mineral, cofactor for SOD and glutathione function & natural support for optimal thyroid function.

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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The best supplements for:

  • Children

  • PCOS

  • Anti-Aging & Mitochondrial Function

If you have any questions about a supplement, simply contact me <3