Supplements & Superfoods
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This supplement should not be overused, but it can be helpful with jet lag, to aid with general sleep issues, assist with migraines and cluster headaches, and during a protocol to improve female egg quality. Also note that taking too high of a dose can actually give you the reverse effect. This brand sells it in lemon flavor and this one in raspberry vanilla. Both products are alcohol-free and made in the USA with no binders, fillers, or artificial additives.
ACV should be organic, raw, unfiltered, and with the “mother” in order to offer the most effective health benefits. In case you’re wondering, the mother is a colony of beneficial bacteria that helps create vinegar through a secondary fermentation process.
This Peruvian Andes plant is known to be hormone balancing, boost the overall physical functioning of the body, and lift emotional states. The powder is made from the root of the maca plant. Nonetheless, maca is a cruciferous vegetable containing compounds that can contribute to hyperthyroidism, stored maca root can accumulate mold that produces toxic aflatoxins, and the high starch content of the root vegetable can make it hard to digest. Cooking the maca root before consuming it addresses all three of these concerns and the darker colored maca roots (i.e. red, black) contain significant amounts of natural iodine making them a natural substance to further help prevent goiters, which the lighter varieties can cause.
Also aids gut, skin, and joint health, but can be used in both hot or cold foods as it won’t clump. So, collagen peptides are a great way to add protein to smoothies.
Supports gut, skin, and joint health. It’s important to get pasture-raised, grass-fed, non-GMO gelatin. Gels in cold liquids so I prefer to use it in soups, desserts, as a sauce thickener, and to make gummy snacks and jello.
Turmeric is blood-sugar balancing, detoxifying, and anti-inflammatory. Given that curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory, many find it helps relieve joint pain and arthritis related discomfort.
Evening primrose oil helps reduce PMS pain, is anti-inflammatory, and supports hormonal function.
Red Raspberry Leaf and nettle leaf have beneficial properties for the woman’s reproductive system. These herbs can assist with reducing excessive menstrual bleeding and the severity of cramps as well as relaxing and toning the uterus and aiding the immune system. Some nutritional benefits: magnesium, b-vitamins, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. If you’d like both herbs in a chlorine-free tea bag, Moontime Tea has a lovely organic option with added peppermint and clover.
nutrient-dense source of essential vitamins including the fat-soluble vitamins A and D as well as anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. In addition to lowering inflammation, cod liver oil may provide other health benefits including reducing heavy menstrual bleeding, diminishing joint pain, and lessening symptoms of anxiety and depression to name a few. If in Europe try this quality brand. You can get cod liver oil in both liquid and capsules, but look for cold pressed oil with no synthetic vitamins added.
A traditional superfood rich in B vitamins, folate, choline, selenium, and vitamin A. If you’re not a liver-lover or are looking for convenience, like when traveling, liver capsules are a great option. Look for non-defatted grass-fed beef liver like these two brands that come in a veggie capsule or gelatin capsule.
My family and I consume probiotics in the array of fermented foods in our diet, but we also alternate between probiotic supplements to further support our gut health – Bio-Kult is what we currently use.