Can trying different whole food supplements be a hobby? It should be. I am fascinated by how different products are sourced, formulated, and how well they work. Over the years I have been led to many different supplements, some worked, and some definitely did nothing (testing to prove it).
Being in the Functional Medicine world for years now, there are many brands that align with those principles: addressing a person’s toxicities and deficiencies.
Trying and testing multiple products on myself and others through the years, there are 5 simple supplements that work wonders, and five supplements that work wonders for more advanced cases and detoxification.
Whole Food Supplements that Really Work
Simple yet time tested and powerful whole food supplements that are beneficial to every person.
Ocean plasma contains all 78 trace elements and minerals in the SAME RATIO as your own blood making it a highly bioavailable source of electrolytes and minerals for cellular hydration.
Read more about ocean minerals in this article, Cellular Hydration
Cod liver oil:
Cod Liver Oil has been a healing staple for centuries. One that has a huge impact on skin, hormones, and brain function. This is the one supplement that I can tell if my daughter is not taking it because her skin begins to become dry/eczema. Once she takes it consistently, her sensitive skin is beautiful. A must for fertility and children’s health.
Read more about Cod Liver Oil
Vitamin C (and d3/k2)
Vitamin C is one of those supplements that people just take because ‘it’s good for the immune system’, yet it goes so much deeper than that. Vitamin C plays a critical role in collagen production and free radical protection aka anti-aging nutrient.
The type of vitamin C matters. There are actually many different types, and most C supplements people are taking are not in the desired forms.
I like to switch between this whole foods vitamin C and this liposomal vitamin C.
Vitamin D also goes much deeper than most people understand. It’s actually a hormone and it’s critical for almost every system in your body to function properly.
I like taking a liquid d3/k2 (k2 is needed for the absorption of D3).
Apple Cider Vinegar:
Cheap, easily accessible, and a miracle. This is one of my go-tos for multiple symptoms because of how well it works. Cold, sore throat, UTI, infection, acne – I have resolved all of those with AVC alone.
Read more about Apple Cider Vinegar
I have a different take on probiotics. I don’t think you should take them every day, and I definitely don’t think you should take the same one week after week.
Instead, for daily gut and microbiome care, I take IonBiome. An ancient substance that closes tight junctions in the gut and promotes diversity of healthy bacteria.
Read more about IonBiome (formerly called RESTORE)
Powerful Detoxification Supplements
When clients are struggling with more complex issues that require extra support and detoxification, here are my top five go-to’s.
Biociden is a potent Broad-Spectrum Botanical Combination which addresses the G.I tract and supports a healthy and balanced intestinal ecology. In addition to G.I. uses, it may also be used as nutritional support for systemic wellness, and is an excellent support for winter wellness.
Biocidin is recommended by leading physicians in the field of Functional and Integrative Medicine, who are faced with complex and chronic clinical presentations. Independent laboratory testing has concluded that this formulation has broad reaching effects in various and challenging environments. For general use it has been helpful for those undergoing cleansing programs and for health maintenance.
Summary of Benefits:
-Broad-Spectrum Botanicals and Essential Oils target Systemic and G.I. Wellness.
-Laboratory and Clinically Tested for Effectiveness for over 25 years.
-Pleasant Tasting liquid is enjoyed by both Children and Adults
-Recommended by leading G.I. Dysbiosis, Autism, Candida and Lyme specialists.
-Excellent support addressing Biofilms.
Cellular Silver is a staple for winter wellness and all things cold, flu, throat, and infection.
Read more about Cellular Silver
My favorite way to remove heavy metals and environmental toxins.
CytoDetox Liposomal Zeolite Clinoptilolite with Fulvates is a cutting-edge way to support the removal of environmental toxins like heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides, and biotoxins at the cellular level, safely and 100% naturally. CytoDetox contains Molecular Clinoptilolite Fragments that come from zeolites. Zeolites (Clinoptilolite) are natural minerals formed from fossilized volcanic ash and seawater that are known as nature’s detoxifier for the environment.
CytoDetox provides an all-inclusive detox support system with water-soluble molecular clinoptilolite fragments, larger clinoptilolite molecules and fulvates with the ability to travel beyond the colon and liver, supporting your body’s natural ability to detoxify throughout every cell. This zeolite clinoptilolite and liposomal technology contain ingredients provided by nature with no known allergens or side effects, and start working immediately.
Dr. Shade’s Liver Sauce – Quicksilver Scientific
Dr. Shade’s Liver Sauce™ is a premier liver support combination that simultaneously supports all phases of detoxification and toxin elimination.
Each 5 mL of Dr. Shade’s LiverSauce™ delivers 810mg of a proprietary blend, and 60mg of R-Lipoic Acid. A serving size is one teaspoon. Each bottle contains 20 servings.
LiverSauce™ contains a blend of four classic drainage botanicals with a potent effect on bitter receptors, along with a synergistic medley of powerful phytonutrients to control inflammatory response and amplify detoxification reactions.
The liposomal “bitter” quartet includes dandelion, solidago, gentian and myrrh which: 1) stimulates digestion 2) boosts liver, gallbladder and kidney function 3) promotes healthy bile flow, and 4) offers broad microbia balancing action.
This “bitter” boost keeps drainage pathways open, while a blend of powerful targeted nutraceuticals offers detoxification, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and histamine-controlling support. It includes: 1) the unique flavonoids quercetin and luteolin to modulate pro-inflammatory mast cell activity 2) DIM (Diindolylmethane) for gentle hormone-regulating action, promotion of T-regulatory dominance (immune moderating), and stimulation of Nrf2, our own master antioxidant switch 3) R-Lipoic acid, a strong Nrf2 upregulator and major driver in this formula, to increase production of glutathione and facilitate the liver’s excretion of metals and 4) milk thistle for potent liver protection and bile flow stabilization.
Quicksilver Delivery Systems® utilizes modern science to unleash the curative power of nature. With the world’s most advanced phospholipid delivery systems, Quicksilver Scientific supplements actually nourish your cells with phosphatidylcholine as they deliver their core effective ingredients faster and more efficiently.
Ultra Binder® Universal Toxin Binder
There is no universal binder that has an equal affinity for all toxins. Ultra Binder® answers that need with a comprehensive blend of natural materials that can effectively bind the wide array of toxins we encounter in everyday life. This may allow our body to detoxify safely and naturally.
Can bind the widest array of everyday toxins*
Can support and restore natural detoxification ability*
Can help normalize gut function and flora*
Can safely bind mercury in the intestine with proprietary IMD*