Supplements

The soil and farming practises of today are very much different to how they were 75 years ago. Before the introduction of chemical fertilisers, man-made pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, and other chemicals leaching into the soil, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and monoculture agriculture the top soils around the globe went quite deep into the Earth and were full of vitamins and minerals produced by the trillions upon trillions of living beneficial microorganisms within the soil.

Today we live in a world where the soil has been depleted of a lot of nutrients and beneficial microorganisms caused by human agricultural activities. The nutrition in the broccoli we are eating today does not compare to what our grandparents ate.

Supplements are key to achieving optimal health in modern times.

We cannot supplement our way out of a poor diet as vitamins and minerals work in a synergistic fashion. This means they work only in the presence of each other, therefore, real food is the secret to activating (to help absorb and make function correctly) any supplements we take.

Supplements should be taken on a regular basis* in order to optimise the nutrition in the real food that we are already eating.

* If you are healing from a dis-ease state ongoing use may be necessary. If you are supplementing to maintain health on the other hand it is best to take a 1-2 week break from all supplementation every 2-3 months

 

Daily Supplements

Fermented Cod Liver / Butter Oil Blend (visit product page)

  • Technically not a supplement, but if you had to pick just one real whole foods ‘supplement’ to improve you and your family’s health then FCLO/BO would be it.
  • Full of vitamins A, D, K2, and Omega-3 fats that provide support for the immune system, help in bone building, provide heart protection, improve skin/hair/eye heath, help with weight management, reduce inflammation, and support healthy brain function.
  • Take 1 teaspoon for adults or half teaspoon for children with/without a meal.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids / DHA-EPA (visit product page)

  • DHA and EPA are essential nutrients, where essential means your body is unable to make them and so must obtain these crucial fatty acids from what you eat.
  • Helps boost your immune system, reduces inflammation, and supports healthy brain function
  • Take as directed. Best times are with breakfast and/or dinner.

Probiotics (visit product page1, page2)

  • Helps maintain gut health, which regulates the health of the whole body.
  • Really important to take if on an antibiotic, just take one hour before or two hours after antibiotic use in order to balance your gut probiotics.
  • Take 1-2 capsules 30 mins before breakfast and/or before bed.

Magnesium (visit product page1page2)

  • Needed for over 300 chemical reactions in the human body and vital for bone health and cell function.
  • Work up slowly to higher dosage as some people do experience runny stools when they go over their tolerable limit.
  • Take 400-800mg malate or glycinate before bed.

Multi-Vitamin (visit product page1page2, page3, page4, page5)

  • Not as potent as taking individual targeted supplements, but with a broader range of vitamins including B vitamins and other whole food extracts these are a great catch-all if you are unable to take the individual items above.
  • Take as directed. Best to take around breakfast and dinner.

Additional Supplements

Vitamin D3 (visit product page1page2)

  • Boosts the immune system, needed for bone mineralisation, reduces inflammation in the body.
  • Best to get tested for your Vitamin D (25OHD) levels to determine how much you should be taking. Usually you have to pay for this with your regular blood test. You want 30-45 ng/mL.
  • Take 55IU per kg of total body weight with breakfast. Must be taken with K2.

Vitamin K2 (visit product page1, page2)

  • Works synergistically with other fat-soluble vitamins A and D for increased bone and heart health.
  • Found in animal and fermented foods and should not be confused with Vitamin K (or K1), which is found only in green leafy vegetables and other plant foods.
  • Take 100-200mcg MK-4 or MK-7 daily or 1000mcg once every 5 days). Should be taken with D3.

Collagen (visit product page)

  • Supports strong healthy bone, hair, nail, and skin formation.
  • If bone broth is not part of your daily routine introducing this whole food supplement will help improve skin, hair, joint, bone health, and other connective tissues.
  • Take 1 tablespoon once or twice daily.

Vitamin C (visit product page1, page2)

  • Supports a healthy immune system, acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and improves gut health.
  • Work up slowly to higher dosage as some people do experience runny stools when they go over their tolerable limit.
  • Take 1-2g with breakfast or split dosage between breakfast and dinner.

Selenium (visit product page)

  • Reduces damage of oxidation and toxins. Helps other antioxidants.
  • Unless you are eating 2-3 organic mould-free fresh (i.e. you crack open the nut yourself) brazil nuts a day then selenium supplementation may be needed.
  • Take 200mcg with food.

Betaine HCl with Pepsin (visit product page)

  • Great digestive aid especially for people with issues digesting fats and proteins.
  • Should not be taken if you have Helicobacter pylori (a type of bacteria) infection as HCl acid supports the growth of H. pylori.
  • Take 1-8 caps with each meal depending on stomach acid levels.

Digestive Enzymes (visit product page1, page2)

  • Great digestive aid for people with digestive and gut issues. Can eliminate bloating and gas. Helps with the breakdown of foods to absorb more nutrients.
  • Take 1 capsule with each meal.

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