Supplements are not meant to replace anything in the diet; after all, they are called “supplements.” In fact, with a solid nutrition plan, you probably don’t need any supplements, but not many of us have a diet that has enough variety, the right quantity, and the ideal quality of foods to cover all our bases.
Therefore, we recommend a few supplements for most of our clients. Others might be recommended depending on your goals.
1) High Quality Multi Vitamin – To ensure you are getting all your vitamins and minerals, a multi-vitamin is a must. This is a coverall and ensures you have the necessary components in your diet to keep you healthy. Men and women also have different needs, so you need to find something gender specific.
2) Greens Supplement – Even with a multivitamin, we also recommend a Greens Supplement that includes probiotics to keep your gut healthy. These supplements help with reducing inflammation, promoting gut health, and boosting immune function.
3) High Quality Fish Oil or Omega 3 Supplement – To ensure you are getting enough of this essential fat in your diet, a supplement is very important. A balanced diet often does not provide enough omega-3 fats. The research is pretty clear that fish oil is critical for reducing inflammation in the body and keeping you healthy. Look for high quality fish or krill oils that have high levels of DHA and EPA.
We recommend Reflex Omega 3 fish oils (also available from reception).
4) Vitamin D3 – Although vitamin D can be obtained through adequate exposure to sunlight, most of us don’t get enough for us to have healthy levels. We recommend taking 2000-10,000 IU of D3 each day. You can find vitamin D3 at any health food store. The amount you need is very individual based on the time of year and how much exposure to sun you are getting naturally.
D3 is essential for a healthy immune system, hormone balance and much more. Most of us are deficient in vitamin D and need supplementation.
*NOTE: Vitamin D3 is a fat soluble vitamin, so you should take it with food or a meal that includes some levels of fat.
5) Whey Protein – This is something that can be added in for convenience or to ensure you are getting enough protein in your diet. Many people handle whey very well, and it makes for a quick and easy protein addition for snacks or meals.
Finding a high-quality protein that has very few additional ingredients is important so that you are staying as close to the natural product as possible.
Note:– All of the above are available to purchase from our reception.