We can’t all eat perfectly all the time—or always get optimal nutrients and support from our food.
Strategic supplementation can help fill in
the gaps and provide a helpful boost as
needed. Here’s what our experts are taking.
(Of course, always consult your doctor
before trying a new supplement.)
Here’s why: In the olden days, our ancestors got most of
their vitamin D from the sun as they worked on their farms.
But now, many of us work in offices and use sunscreen, etc.
So supplementing with vitamin D makes sense. It can help
boost your mood, immunity and bone health—and even
potentially reduce the risk of autoimmune disease and
cancer, depending on who you ask.
Here’s why: This is a top-selling product for a
reason: It's clinically shown to increase iron levels
and reduce fatigue without the kind of nausea or
constipation iron supplements can cause.
MegaFood Blood Builder contains nourishing, whole
foods like beets and organic oranges, plus folic acid
and B12 for healthy red blood cell production, and
vitamin C to support iron absorption. It’s even okay
to take on an empty stomach.
Here’s why: A healthy microbiome is vital to the body's ability
to break down and absorb nutrients, support healthy cholesterol
levels, soothe inflammation, boost immunity, and fight off free
radicals. Part of that involves the microbiota in your gut, which
thrives best when it contains a wide variety of microorganisms.
But it can become imbalanced due to poor eating, food intolerances,
chlorinated water, stress—and antibiotics. And that can lead to
inflammation, food malabsorption and other health problems.
Probiotics can help restore some balance.
Here’s why: Protein is an essential macronutrient
that helps build muscle, repair tissue and make
enzymes and hormones. It can also aid with weight
loss, fight hunger and help tone muscles along the way.
Here’s why: Studies suggest that CBD—and particularly topical
CBD—may provide and even extend relief for pain and inflammation,
including arthritis. This cooling topical cream can offer short- and
long-term relief of muscles, joints, and tendons after any activity. It
can have an affect on both acute and chronic pain.
Here’s why: People who eat fish or take fish oil regularly
appear to get some extra protection against heart disease and
stroke, as well as inflammation and depression. The American
Heart Association now recommends 1,000 mg a day of DHA
and EPA for people with coronary artery disease. That’s also
reasonable advice for people with cardiac risk factors like
high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels and diabetes.