So, if I could only take 5 supplements for basic wellness, what would they be?
#1 — Magnesium
Calms the nervous system and regulates cortisol
Reduces blood sugar and normalizes insulin
Is essential for the production of thyroid hormone and can help regulate thyroid conditions
Aids us in getting a good night’s sleep
Fuels cellular energy
Supports healthy estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone
Activates Vitamin D3; without enough mag, D3 can’t do it’s thing (see more about Vitamin D3 below).
#2 — N-Aceytl Cysteine
It’s great for protecting the lungs, brain, kidneys, brain, and liver.
NAC protects us from toxins, like heavy metals, pesticides, and even chemical warfare (source)
It’s a great biofilm disruptor. (Biofilm is what bad bugs in your gut secrete around themselves that makes them impervious to treatment.)
NAC improves fertility in both males and females.
Boosts the immune system and helps protect against the flu.
Fights free radicals.
May help with muscle fatigue and inflammation after exercise.
#3 — B Complex There are 8 different B vitamins:
B5 (pantothenic acid)
B9 (folate – NOT folic acid which is synthetic)
#4 — Probiotics + Prebiotics + Apple Cider Vinegar We need good bacteria and yeasts (probiotics) for proper gut function. Without them, our bodies can’t protect us from disease (because over 70% of our immune systems are found in our guts), can’t regulate our mental health (because our gut is the second brain), and can’t digest our food (which causes all sorts of issues). I’m a firm believer in getting as many strains of beneficial bacteria and yeast as possible, which is why I take 2, sometimes 3 probiotics at once. And I rotate my probiotics so that my gut is getting a steady supply and variety beneficial microorganisms.
#5 — Greens Powder Greens powders generally contain 24–30 or more different ingredients, which vary by brand. These commonly include:
Leafy greens: Spinach, kale, collards, parsley
Seaweed: Spirulina, chlorella, dulse, kelp
Other vegetables: Broccoli, beets, carrots, tomatoes, green cabbage
Grasses: Barley grass, wheatgrass, oat grass, alfalfa grass
High-antioxidant fruits: Blueberries, raspberries, goji and acai berries
Nutritional extracts: Green tea extract, grape seed extract, ginkgo biloba extract
Probiotics: Lactobacillus (L.) rhamnosus, L. acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis
Plant-based digestive enzymes: Amylase, cellulase, lipase, papain, protease
Herbs: Holy basil, echinacea, milk thistle
Mushrooms: Maitake mushroom extract, shiitake mushroom extract
Natural sugar substitutes: Stevia leaf extract, monk fruit extract
Extra fiber: Rice bran, inulin, apple fiber
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