The Ultimate Supplement Guide: How Not to Waste Your Money

The Ultimate Supplement Guide: How Not to Waste Your Money

The Ultimate Supplement Guide: How Not to Waste Your Money

This supplement guide will provide reasons why you should take supplements regularly.

Go-To Supplement List

What are the best supplements to take? 

It’s a common question I am asked by clients, looking to maximize their health. 

Many people have no idea about what the best supplements are to take, so they simply consult Doctor Google for suggestions to “cure” a cold, allergies or constipation—only to find hundreds of different recommendations for products they should try. 

They order it. Take it, and…sometimes it works. Often times it doesn’t or they have no clue if it’s really making a difference at all. 

Be warned: NOT all supplements are created equal. 

If you’ve ever wondered if you’re wasting your money or not, look no further. In this article on the best supplements to take, we will review:

  1. What Makes a Supplement “Bad” or Good in the First Place
  2. The Worst Supplements (NOT to Take)
  3. The Best Healing & Maintenance Supplements 

Bad vs. Good Supplements: The Supplement Guide

NOT ALL SUPPLEMENTS ARE CREATED EQUAL

The supplement industry is overwhelmingly filled with hundreds of thousands of products that are unregulated by the FDA. 

Americans spend more than $30 billion on supplements every year—from products on Amazon to diet shakes and bars and fitness enhancements—looking to enhance their health, see “fast results” or perhaps out-supplement the pizza and cocktails they’d prefer to eat instead. 

While some of these formulas are legit, a vast majority are NOT, and you may very well be pooping out those vitamins you spent $50 bucks on Amazon, or wondering if your supplements are actually working. 

Additionally, many vitamins and other supplements simply degrade and lose effectiveness when exposed to excessive heat, light, oxygen in the air, or humidity during shipping and processing alone. 

So should you even take supplements at all?!  Stick with me. 

There are definitely some legit formulas out there, BUT for starters, here’s what you should know about what NOT to take….

MOST SUPPLEMENTS DON’T WORK

  • Fish Oil Goes Rancid

The vast majority of fish oil supplements on shelves don’t contain the health benefits they claim (Wang et al, 2016) —as many of the formulas go “rancid” in high heat conditions. 

  • Vitamin D Marketing is Hype

That Vitamin D you’re taking may actually be toxic to your health. Especially if you actually aren’t deficient in the vitamin at all. Many people take the supplement for years after an initial diagnosis of “low Vitamin D”—only to later find out they are “overloaded” with it or their body didn’t actually need it in the first place (they were actually deficient in Parathyroid Hormone—not Vitamin D (Abrams et al, 2005). 

  • You Pee Out Your Multi-Vitamins

Multi-vitamins may make you FEEL “healthier” because you’re taking a pill with “everything” in it—but many of the nutrients are useless. For instance, Folic Acid in multi-vitamins is the non-absorbable version of Folate (Powers, 2007), and is toxic to your body (Troen et al, 2006). And calcium may  be doing your body more harm than good as it is related to increased risk for “calcification” of your arteries and blood vessels (Lutsey & Michos, 2013). As for the claims that you need a multi-vitamin to “prevent” disease? Bunk. A study (Neuhouser et al, 2009) of 160,000 women taking a multi-vitamin found that “multivitamins failed to prevent cancer, heart disease, and all causes of death for all women. Whether the women were healthy eaters or ate very few fruits and vegetables, the results were the same.”

  • Iron Supplements Are Dangerous

Low in iron? Your doc may tell you to take an iron supplement, however if you are actually low in Vitamin B or Vitamin A, you may actually NOT be deficient in iron, even if it shows up on your blood work (Allen, 2002) & (Bhardwaj et al, 2015). In addition, if you have digestive issues and low stomach acid, you’re more at risk for ALL nutrient deficiencies. Fix the gut health and you may see iron levels and other labels normalize. Taking iron supplements if unnecessary can send your iron levels overboard.

  • Most Probiotics Contain Probiotics You Don’t Need

Most supplemental probiotics contain lactic acid bacteria—strains of bacteria most human microbiomes are sufficient in (sometimes even “overgrown” with)—and we don’t need. In addition, lactic acid bacterial formulas have a greater risk of being destroyed during processing and as a result, by the time they get to the capsule or bottle, there’s barely any—if anything—left to house your gut.

A review of 7 studies with more than 1300 citations showed that the use of these popular lactic acid strains made no significant difference on the composition of fecal (poop) bacteria health (Kristensen et al, 2016). Another study showed that 15 out of 16 probiotics on shelves did not contain the probiotics they claimed on the label. (Lewis et al, 2016).

Many products make claims regarding the number of organisms in the product, but these typically refer to the numbers at the time of manufacture, which can be very different from the amount still viable at the time of purchase. Exposure to heat, moisture and oxygen can all negatively affect survival of probiotics. (Kolacek et al, 2017).

  • Your Protein Powder Doesn’t Really Have Protein

Your favorite protein powder may not actually have any of the protein the label claims at all. Many commercial products on shelves are stocked with additives, filler proteins and chemicals your body doesn’t recognize as “food” and that cause ill side effects—like “leaky gut,” bloating, and constipation. 

…Just to name a few studies.

THE WORST SUPPLEMENTS TO AVOID

Beyond the studies, revealing the downsides of some supplements, it’s also vital to recognize that even with “necessary” vitamins and minerals (such as Vitamin C if you catch a cold or digestive enzymes to ease digestion), NOT all formulas are the same. 

Avoid these 3 things:

  1. Waxy, Shiny Capsules
    Some companies coat supplements with shellac, wax, and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, to keep the moisture out so the pills have a longer shelf life. While this may be good for preservation, it is not good for you. These coatings can decrease the solubility of a multivitamin tablet or capsule, reducing its ability to readily disintegrate.
  2. Sugar
    If your supplement has sugar, corn syrup solids, artificial sweeteners or high-fructose corn syrup…run. Far away. Sugar + vitamins is not the medicine you need.
  3. Fillers & Additives
    Similar to the sugar conundrum, many supplements contain binders and fillers to make the ingredients stick together. The result? Poor disintegration rates for tablets (pills) and capsules in your gut and digestive irritation. 

SUPPLEMENT GUIDE: WHAT SHOULD I TAKE?!

In an ideal world, we’d be able to get all of our nutrients from the foods we eat. 

Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.  Only 1 in 10 Americans eat the recommended number of veggies (3) and fruits (2) every day. 

Not to mention the fact, that even if you do eat your fruits and veggies, many of them are laden with pesticides and chemicals that are not best for our bodies. In addition, our meat and protein sources run a wide gamut. Sustainable proteins are best—reaching for pastured, organic, grass-fed and wild-caught sources as much as possible.

The solution? 

Supplements can help fill the gaps from any nutrient deficiencies we may encounter, as well as help support our overall health as “healing agents” during times of body imbalance. 

Which ones should you take?

There are 2 types of supplements I “prescribe” for clients looking for the right formulas:

  1. Healing Supplements 
  2. Maintenance Supplements

The goal? NOT to remain on TONS of supplements forever. 

  • Healing Supplements=Short Term
    Use “Healing” Supplements as short-term solutions for helping bridge the gap to better health, such as taking Oregano Oil when you catch a cold, or Anti-Microbial Herbs to get rid of unhealthy gut bacteria.Maintenance Supplements=Boost Nutrients in Foods

As for Maintenance supplement guide, I recommend a few staple baselines, like a Probiotic and Pre-biotic, just like I recommend drinking water and eating lots of veggies, proteins and healthy fats, to maximize your digestion and the nutrients you get from the foods you eat. 

4 ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES FOR SUPPLEMENTING

How to know which ones to use and when?This is your ultimate supplement guide!

Use these 4 essential guiding principles to help you rule out what to take and not take. 

  1. Consume nutrients from real, whole foods as much as possible.
  2. Focus on maximizing digestion and gut health. If your gut is unhealthy or “leaky” then you’re not going to absorb your nutrients or vitamins in the first place. (If anything, these are the supplements where I invest my money).
  3. Take nutrients that you are deficient in in their naturally occurring form (as opposed to in shakes, multi-vitamins or fortified foods)
  4. Be picky with what you take. (The cheaper deal is not always the better deal for your body, and instead of asking Doctor Google what to take, consider working with a practitioner to get a custom supplement plan https://drlauryn.com/work-with-me/ built for your body if you’re interested in hacking your health)

ESSENTIAL SUPPLEMENT GUIDE WHEN SHOPPING 

So, now the big question: Which specific supplements are a waste and which ones are must? Use this as your supplement guide.

Here’s a hit list of some of my top go-tos:

HEALING SUPPLEMENTS

Beneficial supplements and herbs for times of imbalance. (i.e. these are not “all the time”) 

Probiotics & Prebiotics

Supplements:

Best probiotics for constipation:

Best probiotics for diarrhea/loose stools

Prebiotics 

Allergies

Cod Liver Oil

 Essential Oils Forget the Vix Vapor Rub, reach for one of these these essential aromatherapy oils instead. Add 4-5 drops of your oil of choice to a diffuser http://amzn.to/2Ebf2wC, and turn it up:

  • Lemon
  • Peppermint 
  • Basil
  • Eucalyptaus 
  • Lavender

Allergy Combo: Make a mix with peppermint, eucalyptus and lavender oil. 

Garlic 

Herbal Antihistamine

L-Glutamine

Liposomal Curcumin

Oregano Oil

or 

Emulsified Oregano Oil Capsules

True Tonic

Spirulina

Quercetin

Zinc

Blood Sugar Balance

Berberine

Cod Liver Oil  

Gymnema

Fenugreeek

Gluco-Supreme (Designs for Health) 

(USE PRACTITIONER CODE: LAURYNLAX at checkout) Balance blood sugar to balance cortisol, and consequently hormones if you have blood sugar imbalances as well.

Magnesium 

Metabolic Synergy (Designs for Health)

(USE PRACTITIONER CODE: LAURYNLAX at checkout) Balance blood sugar to balance cortisol, and consequently hormones if you have blood sugar imbalances as well. 

Prebiotics

Probiotics

Vitamin D (test your levels before taking)

Designs for Health, D Supreme

Cold/Flu

Oregano Oil 

An essential oil that is considered to be antibacterial, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antiviral and immune stimulating. Like the fresh herb, Buy as an essential oil and dilute 1 drop with 1 drop coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil and take under the tongue.  To get the full benefits of oregano oil, use a dosage of 50-100 mg oregano oil 4x per day.

Castor Oil

The “windex” of all things wellness, castor oil has the ability to “speed up” healing by increasing white blood cells and the count of T-11 cells (a type of special white blood cells that act like antibodies) produced within the body’s lymphocytes that help kill viruses, fungi, bacteria and cancer cells. Rub the oil on pulse and sinus points, and the back of the neck.

Turmeric

A natural anti-inflammatory agent for calming the inflammatory response in the body. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is anti-viral and anti-fungal. Use a Liposomal  Curcumin for a supplement formula, or add turmeric spice to recipes, like Turmeric Tea.

Vitamin C

Absorbic acid, of Vitamin C, has long been touted as an “immune booster.” Add a little more to the diet through citrus, strawberries and spinach during illness, and short term supplementation via 1000 mg of Liposomal Vitamin C (Empirical Labs, Seeking Health). Liposomal formulas are more absorbable. 

Elderberry

An essential oil and food linked to decreased cold and flu duration due to antibacterial and anti-infectious qualities. Use organic dried black elderberries (1, 2) to consume whole, or make a homemade syrup.

Cortisol & Hormone Imbalances (“Adrenal Fatigue” to PMS)

Women’s Power House: EstroFactors

Women’s support formula for balancing estrogen and progesterone. 

Balance Cortisol: Gaia Adrenal Support

HPA Balance (Vital Plan): Minimize cortisol to support healthy hormones. 

Gluco-Supreme (Designs for Health

(USE PRACTITIONER CODE: LAURYNLAX at checkout) Balance blood sugar to balance cortisol, and consequently hormones if you have blood sugar imbalances as well.

Metabolic Synergy (Designs for Health)

(USE PRACTITIONER CODE: LAURYNLAX at checkout) Balance blood sugar to balance cortisol, and consequently hormones if you have blood sugar imbalances as well. 

Kavinace (Neuroscience) Calms stress and high cortisol signals to the brain and hormones during that time of the month and beyond.  

Phosphatidylserine PS (Use code LAURYNLAX) to checkout. 

Vital Adapt. http://amzn.to/2EdPJtD For “low” cortisol and fatigue symptoms. Contains eleuthero, rhodiola, schisandra, ashwagandha, cordyceps, reishi, ginseng, and licorice.

Dysbiosis/Fungal Overgrowth

Activated Charcoal

Anti-Biofilm Enzymes

Botantical Herbs (Anti-microbials)

Candida AR https://llax.metagenics.com/candibactin-ar

Candida BR https://llax.metagenics.com/candibactin-BR

OR

GI Synergy (Apex) * Must order through a practitioner

OR

Dysbiocide (Biotics)  https://amzn.to/2IvTHig

FC Cidal (Biotics) https://amzn.to/2q8ulPY

Digestive Enzymes

DigesteZymes Digestezyme https://amzn.to/2Ek56zs

Digest 

Carbo G

Emulsified Oregano Oil

ADP by Biotics: http://amzn.to/2F3q9qU 

HCL

Metagest by Metagenics

https://llax.metagenics.com/spectrazyme-metagest-formerly-metagest  https://llax.metagenics.com/spectrazyme-metagest-formerly-metagest 

Monolaurin

Lauracidin https://amzn.to/2GY5g4S 

Ox Bile

Beta Plus by Biotics (1 with each meal) http://amzn.to/2nf35Nc

Prebiotics

Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum https://amzn.to/2E9mXck  

Probiotics

Primal Probiotics http://amzn.to/2kulPrG 

GENERAL BLOATING & CONSTIPATION

Bloating

Atrantil. http://amzn.to/2DBhMlP Distills methane gas production.

Allicin (Garlic).
GarliActive by Pure Encapsulations. https://www.purecapspro.com/drlauryn/pe/products/product_details.asp?ProductsID=893 

Digestive Enzymes.
Digest by Transformation Enzymes. http://amzn.to/2DT6nRW 

Carbo-G (if you are sensitive to carbohydrates) https://www.amazon.com/Transformation-Enzyme-Carbo-G-90-caps/dp/B00A1RF44Y  

Beta TCP http://amzn.to/2DEBUDt  (if you are sensitive to eating fats—even healthy ones).

Essential Oils Peppermint, Fennel, & Chamomile.

Hydrochloric Acid or Apple Cider Vinegar.
Metagest by Metagenics. https://llax.metagenics.com/spectrazyme-metagest-formerly-metagest 

Ginger. A natural de-bloating effect. 

Ginger Pro by Thorne Research http://amzn.to/2Fk4sCK or Ginger Extract  https://www.purecapspro.com/drlauryn/pe/products/product_details.asp?ProductsID=1179 

Liposomal Curcumin

Empirical Labs Liposomal Curcumin http://amzn.to/2GjnpXp 

Prebiotics

Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum https://amzn.to/2E9mXck  

Probiotics

Soil based, like Primal Probiotics http://amzn.to/2kulPrG 

Constipation

Aloe Latex Capsules. A natural laxative effect. Cape Aloe http://amzn.to/2DBWOmJ

Dandelion & Licorice Root Smooth Move tea. http://amzn.to/2DDTEPB Dandelion tea http://amzn.to/2GjvsDE 

 

Bitter Herbs: 

AFNG (Byron White) http://www.byronwhiteformulas.com/tag/afng/

Digest (Standard Process) https://www.standardprocess.com/Products/MediHerb/DiGest-Phytosynergist#.WsZO9WaZPwc 

Iberogast http://amzn.to/2DzQ88H

Natural Calm. Magnesium Citrate plus Calcium relaxes digestive muscles. http://amzn.to/2DEwXdX

GI Renew (Designs for Health). A blend or herbals to support elimination. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FH11M4?ie=UTF8

Magnesium 

Ozonated Magnesium (NOW) https://amzn.to/2GAgMnz 

Magnesium Glycinate (Pure Encapsulations) https://www.purecapspro.com/drlauryn/pe/products/product_details.asp?ProductsID=951 

Magnesium Citrate (Natural Calm) https://amzn.to/2JoBSTs 

Peppermint

IB Guard https://amzn.to/2q8N9yF 

Prebiotics (see complete list at beginning)

Especially Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum https://amzn.to/2E9mXck  

Probiotics

Best probiotics for constipation:

Soil-based organisms (Prescript- Assist https://amzn.to/2uQmSur, Primal Probiotics https://amzn.to/2EnobjX, Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra https://amzn.to/2q5v0BM, ProBiome Rx 

Leaky Gut https://amzn.to/2EmNnao)

Transient commensals, like MegaSporeBiotic https://microbiomelabs.com/products/megasporebiotic/

E. coli Nissle ( Mutaflor https://feelgoodnatural.com/shop/digestion/mutaflor-sale-60-caps-30-days-supply/?c=e6574c964bd7)

Lactobacillus plantarum (Jarrow https://amzn.to/2GxXjno)

Bifidobacteria infantis Align https://amzn.to/2JnhSB0

Prokinetic: MotilPro by Pure Encapsulations. https://www.purecapspro.com/drlauryn/pe/products/product_details.asp?ProductsID=1255 

Vitamin-Electrolyte Blends Ageless Hydro-C https://www.gutsense.org/store/hydro-c-colonic-moisturizer.html 

GERD

HCL Tablets (Metagest)

Metagest https://llax.metagenics.com/spectrazyme-metagest-formerly-metagest 

GI Revive

Designs for Health http://catalog.designsforhealth.com/GI-Revive-Powder (use code DRLAURYNLAX to check out)

Gastro Mend

Designs for Health http://catalog.designsforhealth.com/GastroMend-HP-60

(use code DRLAURYNLAX to check out)

Prebiotics

Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum

Soil Based Probiotics
Primal Probiotics
http://amzn.to/2kulPrG

IBS-C (Constipation)

Antimicrobial Herbal Supplements.
Biotics: FC Cidal https://amzn.to/2Iz6CjC + Dysbiocide, https://amzn.to/2q94V5E 

Apex: GI Synergy, 

Metagenics: Candida BR https://llax.metagenics.com/candibactin-br + Candida AR https://llax.metagenics.com/candibactin-ar

Bitter Herbs: 

AFNG (Byron White) http://www.byronwhiteformulas.com/tag/afng/

Digest (Standard Process) https://www.standardprocess.com/Products/MediHerb/DiGest-Phytosynergist#.WsZO9WaZPwc 

Iberogast http://amzn.to/2DzQ88H

Natural Calm. Magnesium Citrate plus Calcium relaxes digestive muscles. http://amzn.to/2DEwXdX

GI Renew (Designs for Health). A blend or herbals to support elimination. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FH11M4?ie=UTF8

Magnesium 

Ozonated Magnesium (NOW) https://amzn.to/2GAgMnz 

Magnesium Glycinate (Pure Encapsulations) https://www.purecapspro.com/drlauryn/pe/products/product_details.asp?ProductsID=951 

Magnesium Citrate (Natural Calm) https://amzn.to/2JoBSTs 

Ox Bile. Liver support. Beta Plus https://amzn.to/2JrUNNl. or Bilemin https://amzn.to/2H1OrG8 

Peppermint

IB Guard https://amzn.to/2q8N9yF 

Prebiotic’s

Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum https://amzn.to/2E9mXck 

Probiotics

Best probiotics for constipation:

Soil-based organisms (Prescript- Assist https://amzn.to/2uQmSur, Primal Probiotics https://amzn.to/2EnobjX, Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra https://amzn.to/2q5v0BM, ProBiome Rx 

Leaky Gut https://amzn.to/2EmNnao)

Transient commensals, like MegaSporeBiotic https://microbiomelabs.com/products/megasporebiotic/

E. coli Nissle ( Mutaflor https://feelgoodnatural.com/shop/digestion/mutaflor-sale-60-caps-30-days-supply/?c=e6574c964bd7)

Lactobacillus plantarum (Jarrow https://amzn.to/2GxXjno)

Bifidobacteria infantis Align https://amzn.to/2JnhSB0

Prokinetic: MotilPro by Pure Encapsulations. https://www.purecapspro.com/drlauryn/pe/products/product_details.asp?ProductsID=1255 

Vitamin-Electrolyte Blends Ageless Hydro-C https://www.gutsense.org/store/hydro-c-colonic-moisturizer.html

For bloating symptoms: Atrantil http://amzn.to/2D750Lz  (2 capsules with meals, diminishes bloating as well)

IBS-Diarrhea 

Antimicrobial Herbal Supplements.
Biotics: FC Cidal https://amzn.to/2Iz6CjC + Dysbiocide, https://amzn.to/2q94V5E 

Apex: GI Synergy, 

Metagenics: Candida BR https://llax.metagenics.com/candibactin-br + Candida AR https://llax.metagenics.com/candibactin-ar

AND/OR 

Atrantil. http://amzn.to/2D750Lz 

Bitter Herbs: 

AFNG (Byron White) http://www.byronwhiteformulas.com/tag/afng/

Digest (Standard Process) https://www.standardprocess.com/Products/MediHerb/DiGest-Phytosynergist#.WsZO9WaZPwc 

Iberogast http://amzn.to/2DzQ88H

Butyrate Supplement https://amzn.to/2qaHvwS

GAPS or Elemental diet (specifically for Crohn’s)

Ginger & Ginger Tea.

Peppermint

IB Guard https://amzn.to/2q8N9yF

Prebiotics 

Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum https://amzn.to/2E9mXck 

Probiotics (soil-based)

Best probiotics for diarrhea/loose stools

Soil-based organisms Soil-based organisms (Prescript- Assist https://amzn.to/2uQmSur, 

Primal Probiotics https://amzn.to/2EnobjX,

Transient commensals, like MegaSporeBiotic https://microbiomelabs.com/products/megasporebiotic/

Saccharomyces boulardii (Jarrow https://amzn.to/2JnQ8Mk, Floramyces Designs for Health https://amzn.to/2GEV7Xv)

VSL#3 https://amzn.to/2GAu6s7

Elixa https://amzn.to/2EmTJ9M

IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease)

Active Flare

AIP Diet, GAPS Diet, or Low FODMAP Diet

Antimicrobial Herbs
Candida AR https://llax.metagenics.com/candibactin-ar

Candida BR https://llax.metagenics.com/candibactin-BR

OR

GI Synergy (Apex) * Must order through a practitioner

OR

Dysbiocide (Biotics)  https://amzn.to/2IvTHig

FC Cidal (Biotics) https://amzn.to/2q8ulPY

Butyrate 3-4 g. like Body Bio https://amzn.to/2HckdO9 

FMT Fecal Microbiota Transplant

Probiotics (soil based) & Prebiotics

VSL#3 https://amzn.to/2GAu6s7
Elixa https://amzn.to/2EmTJ9M
MegaSporeBiotic https://microbiomelabs.com/products/megasporebiotic/
Soil Based: Prescript Assist https://amzn.to/2uQmSur or Primal Probiotics http://amzn.to/2kulPrG
Mutaflor https://feelgoodnatural.com/shop/digestion/mutaflor-sale-60-caps-30-days-supply/?c=e6574c964bd7

Prebiotics  Sunfiber https://amzn.to/2E9mXck 

Remission/Maintenance 

AIP Diet, GAPS Diet, or Low FODMAP Diet

Curcumin

BCM-95 (Xymogen) https://amzn.to/2uNMd8i 

liposomal https://amzn.to/2HdWKfR 

Theracurmin (Integrative Therapeutics https://amzn.to/2GEWZTO) 

Colostrum

Tegricel form best; 1.5 g/d (Designs for Health, use code DRLAURYNLAX at checkout) http://catalog.designsforhealth.com/Tegricel-Colostrum-60 

Glutathione

Liposomal form best; 2 tsp per day (Empirical Labs) https://amzn.to/2uOGAqz 

Probiotics (soil based) & Prebiotics

VSL#3 https://amzn.to/2GAu6s7
Elixa https://amzn.to/2EmTJ9M
MegaSporeBiotic https://microbiomelabs.com/products/megasporebiotic/
Soil Based: Prescript Assist https://amzn.to/2uQmSur or Primal Probiotics http://amzn.to/2kulPrG
Mutaflor https://feelgoodnatural.com/shop/digestion/mutaflor-sale-60-caps-30-days-supply/?c=e6574c964bd7

Prebiotics  Sunfiber https://amzn.to/2E9mXck 

Vitamin D (if low)

Aim for serum level of 40-60 ng/mL

Vitamin D (if low)

Aim for serum level of 40-60 ng/mL

Rosita Cod Liver Oil https://www.corganic.com/products/evclo#592254c4b8e65

Vitamin D (Vitamin D-Supreme by Designs for Health http://catalog.designsforhealth.com/Vitamin-D-Supreme, use code DRLAURYNLAX at checkout)

Leaky Gut

  • Apple Cider Vinegar. Consume 1 tbsp. in 2-4 oz. of water with meals.
  • Butyrate Supplementation.
     Try: 1 dose Sodium-Potassium Butyrate (not Cal-Mag) http://amzn.to/2HLbku6.

Best probiotics for diarrhea/loose stools

Soil-based organisms Soil-based organisms (Prescript- Assist https://amzn.to/2uQmSur, 

Primal Probiotics https://amzn.to/2EnobjX,

Transient commensals, like MegaSporeBiotic https://microbiomelabs.com/products/megasporebiotic/

Saccharomyces boulardii (Jarrow https://amzn.to/2JnQ8Mk, Floramyces Designs for Health https://amzn.to/2GEV7Xv)

VSL#3 https://amzn.to/2GAu6s7

Elixa https://amzn.to/2EmTJ9M

Prebiotics  Sunfiber https://amzn.to/2E9mXck

Liver & Gallbladder Health

Liver/Gallbladder Support: Beta TCP (Pancreatic Enzymes) http://amzn.to/2DEBUDt  or Beta Plus (Ox Bile) http://amzn.to/2DGzjZG (if you’ve had gallbladder removed). Helps create bile (waste)

Ginger. Cleansing for the liver. Ginger Pro by Thorne Research http://amzn.to/2Fk4sCK or Ginger Extract  https://www.purecapspro.com/drlauryn/pe/products/product_details.asp?ProductsID=1179

Livotrit (Biotics Research) http://amzn.to/2Ee7fhH Contains a blend of liver cleansing herbs: Andrographis, Berberis Aristata, Boehavia, Eclipta, Indian Barberry, Indian Tinospora, Milk Thistle, Picrorhiza, Saccharum Officinarum, Sugarcane, Tinospora Cordifolia.

Muscle Strain/Injury Healing

Turmeric Blend. http://amzn.to/2DEvqEC Anti-inflammatory fighter.

Probiotics. http://amzn.to/2kulPrG Max absorption of nutrients you consume. 

Collagen Protein  http://amzn.to/2DCZBMK & Gelatin http://amzn.to/2DCjCmr

Cod Liver Oil Healthy fatty acids to boost metabolism and regulate blood sugar https://www.corganic.com/collections/supplements/products/evclo-capsules or Vital Choice Fish Oil http://amzn.to/2DTBVHn 


Mood Health 

Vitamin B12: 800 mcg–5 mg/day

DHA: Essential fatty acids boost brain health Vital Choice Fish Oil http://amzn.to/2DTBVHn

HPA Balance (Vital Plan): https://vitalplan.com/shop/hpa-balance?utm_medium=aff&utm_source=link-connector&utm_campaign=products&utm_content=hpa-balance Balance cortisol to support healthy hormones. 

SIBO

Antimicrobial Herbs

Biotics: FC Cidal https://amzn.to/2Iz6CjC + Dysbiocide, https://amzn.to/2q94V5E 

Apex: GI Synergy, 

Metagenics: Candida BR https://llax.metagenics.com/candibactin-br + Candida AR https://llax.metagenics.com/candibactin-ar

Anti-Biofilm

Interfase Plus –https://amzn.to/2q75Ljp

Atrantil: 

Atrantil http://amzn.to/2D750Lz 

Beta TCP or Beta Plus (if no gallbladder)

Beta TCP- http://amzn.to/2DEBUDt 

Beta Plus https://amzn.to/2uOFMSI 

Cod Liver Oil

Rosita Cod Liver Oil https://www.corganic.com/products/evclo#592254c4b8e65

Digestive Bitters

Bitter Herbs: 

AFNG (Byron White) http://www.byronwhiteformulas.com/tag/afng/

Digest (Standard Process) https://www.standardprocess.com/Products/MediHerb/DiGest-Phytosynergist#.WsZO9WaZPwc 

Iberogast http://amzn.to/2DzQ88H

Digestive Enzymes

Digestezymes  http://catalog.designsforhealth.com/Digestzymes-180 (use code DRLAURYNLAX to checkout)

Digest https://amzn.to/2HelVii 

Carbo G https://amzn.to/2IAMopD

HCL

Metagest https://llax.metagenics.com/spectrazyme-metagest-formerly-metagest

Monolaurin

Lauracidin https://amzn.to/2uRjFLh 

Peppermint Oil
IB Guard
https://amzn.to/2qaLQAa

Prokinetic. Motilpro https://www.purecapspro.com/drlauryn/pe/products/product_details.asp?ProductsID=1255

Soil Based Probiotic

MegaSporeBiotic https://microbiomelabs.com/products/megasporebiotic/
Soil Based: Prescript Assist https://amzn.to/2uQmSur or Primal Probiotics http://amzn.to/2kulPrG

Zinc: https://www.purecapspro.com/drlauryn/pe/products/product_details.asp?ProductsID=1003

Sleep Better

Sleep Remedy.
 A combo of Magnesium, Vitamin D and a proprietary sleep blend to stimulate the brain to relax. http://www.docparsley.com/shop/ (don’t take melatonin or magnesium in addition to this)

Melatonin. http://amzn.to/2DDFjme Promotes bette sleep.

HPA Balance. Balances stress levels. https://vitalplan.com/shop/hpa-balance?utm_medium=aff&utm_source=link-connector&utm_campaign=products&utm_content=hpa-balance  

Natural Calm. Magnesium Citrate plus Calcium relaxes body http://amzn.to/2DEwXdX

Acetyl-CH (Apex Energetics) http://amzn.to/2FlkA7c A calamine neuro-transmitter for imbalanced hormones, like cortisol, that influences mood and sleep.

Skin Health

Biotin http://amzn.to/2BwrDaw

Fresh renewed skin is yours. 

Collagen Protein

Vital Proteins https://amzn.to/2q9AZpQ 

Equip https://amzn.to/2JlD9eh

OSsoGoodBones https://www.ossogoodbones.com (use code THRIVE for 10% off)

Niacin (B3) http://amzn.to/2Ef1X5v

Prevents skin dryness and rashes.

HCL https://llax.metagenics.com/spectrazyme-metagest-formerly-metagest 

Vitamin A

Cod Liver Oil 

Healthy fatty acids to boost metabolism and regulate blood sugar https://www.corganic.com/collections/supplements/products/evclo-capsules

Vitamin C

Hydration for the skin. Use short-term supplementation via 1000 mg of Liposomal Vitamin C (Empirical Labs http://amzn.to/2CfDqzm, 

Seeking Health http://amzn.to/2BZSlK5). Liposomal formulas are more absorbable.

Hydro-C https://www.gutsense.org/store/hydro-c-colonic-moisturizer.html 

Vitamin K2. http://amzn.to/2BxuO1H
Beneficial for preventing wrinkling and premature aging.

Vitamin E 

Skin healing from scars, breakouts and scabs. 

Silica  

Skin hydration and tautness. 

Zinc

Wards off acne flares.  

MAINTENANCE SUPPLEMENTS

Soil Based Probiotic

Quality probiotics that are similar to the probiotics of our ancestors’ microbiome “back in the day”—once found rich in our soil, fruits and veggies. 

Prebiotic
Necessary to absorb and “digest” your probiotics. 

Sunfiber 

Hydrochloric Acid or Apple Cider Vinegar. Metagest by Metagenics. Boost stomach acid. 

Digestive Enzymes
Helps break down foods you eat.

Digestezyme

(Use code LAURYNLAX to be able to order)

Cod Liver Oil  

Anti-inflammatory, essential fatty acids, absorbable Vitamin A & D, non-rancid formula.
The result? Eased digestion, better brain power and energy.

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