Some of you have asked about the supplements I take and why I take them, so here is the list of supplements I am currently taking and the benefits of these supplements.This list changes depending on what is going on in my day to day life as well as my training schedule.
As a clinician, I suggest clients take their recommended supplements for a period of 90 days and then re-evaluate the need for them with a trained professional. As most deficiency can be resolved in that time if other diet and lifestyle changes are also incorporated. With conditions like adrenal fatigue supplements may need to be taken for a longer period of time.
Jackie’s Vital Smoothie: Great pre- or post-workout drink. Personally, my favorite “meal” of the day. Made with either almond milk, coconut milk or coconut water and 1 scoop of Vital scoop, 1 scoop of Paleo Meal protein powder, and 1-2 tsps each glutamine and Maca root powders.
Vital Scoop™ promotes optimal cell metabolism, gentle detoxification, blood sugar support, growth and repair, hormone balance and peak performance, all without stimulants or artificial ingredients.
PaleoMeal®-DF (Dairy-Free) is a plant-derived protein powder alternative to our popular whey-based PaleoMeal®. It is free of casein, lactose, and gluten and offers the same comprehensive nutrient blend as the original PaleoMeal®. When used with a balanced whole foods diet, PaleoMeal®-DF is designed to help promote an optimal intake of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals needed for overall wellness.
Maca root helps balance our hormones and due to an over abundance of environmental estrogens, most people’s hormones are a bit out of whack. Maca stimulates and nourishes the hypothalamus and pituitary glands which are the “master glands” of the body. These glands actually regulate the other glands, so when in balance they can bring balance to the adrenal, thyroid, pancreas, ovarian and testicular glands.
Glutamine promotes the maintenance of a healthy digestive tract and post exercise muscle recovery. May promote mental alertness and improve mood and memory. May boost immune function and fight infection. May decrease sugar cravings and the desire for alcohol. Helps to prevent the kind of muscle loss (wasting) that can accompany prolonged bed rest or illnesses such as cancer and AIDS who may be incapable of manufacturing their own supply of glutamine.
Women Over 40 is a multi-dimensional formula designed specifically for women in the climacteric years. Drawing on research demonstrating that certain phytonutrients and phyto-hormones in plants are advantageous during this time of change and onward, select organic botanicals with estrogenic and balancing properties help to safely restore and promote the health of the endocrine and reproductive systems. Provided in the quantities consistent with the traditional tonic use of herbs, the organic botanicals include those revered as gentle cleansers, such as dandelion and milk thistle, as well as endocrine and immune restoratives such as ashwagandha, eleuthero, schizandra and astragalus. Organic holy basil and hawthorne, as well as organic berries revered for their anti-aging properties, are also included for their exceptional attributes particularly supportive for women over 40. Providing an extraordinary union of nutrients, concentrated adaptogenic herbs, superior foods and powerful antioxidants, Women Over 40 offers unparalleled support.
GTF Chromium (Glucose Tolerance Factor Chromium) is the biologically active form of chromium. GTF chromium works closely with insulin to facilitate the uptake of glucose into cells.
Pregnenolone’s anti-aging benefits may include reduction of stress, reduction of arthritic inflammation, potential maintenance of memory capability, improved mood, well-being, and the ability to see and smell better.
Flora 20-14 Probiotics Cultivating and maintaining a balance of beneficial microflora is a foundational element in supporting the integrity of digestion. Probiotic supplementation supplies the beneficial microflora that work with the body in digestive processes, detoxification, elimination, nutrient production and absorption. Flora 20-14 is formulated to repopulate and promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the small and large intestine. Supporting the beneficial microflora of the digestive system, Flora 20-14 contains only naturally occurring non-competing flora in a non-dairy food base.
Vitamin D3 2,000 mg Vitamin D-3 plays a vital role in bone health and immune health, calcium utilization, cardiovascular and lung health. With vitamin D deficiencies at an all-time high, supplementation of this nutrient is of paramount importance.
Zinc is an essential mineral that is found in every cell in our body. It stimulates the activity of about 100 enzymes, substances that promote biochemical reactions in your body. Among its many functions, zinc helps maintain a healthy immune system, is needed for wound healing, helps maintain your sense of taste and smell, and is needed for DNA synthesis. Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence, and helps sperm develop and is needed for ovulation and fertilization.
Vitamin D3 (see above)
B Complex B vitamins are essential nutrients for good health. They have important roles in many physiological functions, including energy production and nutrient metabolism, and for the overall health of all systems in the body. Since B vitamins rely on each other to carry out their health functions, it is recommended that they be supplemented as a group, or complex, to provide optimum benefits and to avoid a nutritional imbalance. Several factors that can rapidly deplete the body’s stores of B vitamins are poor diet, smoking, regular consumption of alcoholic beverages, certain prescription drugs and chronic stress. If any of these factors are applicable, incorporating a B-complex food compound vitamin into the diet is recommended to maintain good health.
Digestive Enzymes Clinical Strength is a broad spectrum digestive enzyme supplement formulated to provide effective enzymatic activity for general digestive support as well as for managing specific digestive deficiencies.. Optimal digestion and absorption of vital nutrients is crucial for overall health; Digestive Enzymes Clinical Strength is the perfect addition to a supplement regimen that focuses on giving your body the best chance for achieving overall health and wellness.
Adrenal Response® is a meticulously researched adaptogenic formula using clinically proven nutrients, herbs and whole foods to assist the adrenal glands’ natural response. This botanical formula is targeted at helping to support biochemical imbalances, cortisol levels in particular, related to alterations in adrenal function. The use of non-stimulant plant adaptogens is a safe and effective method of helping to modulate an individual’s stress response or hormonal perturbations.* Crafted from a synergistic combination of botanicals, the primary inclusion is Sensoril®. Sensoril is an extensively researched and proven patented extract of ashwagandha root and leaf, which has been clinically shown to strengthen the body’s natural response to stress. Rhodiola, an adaptogen which has been documented to help normalize the manner in which the body responds to stress triggers and maintains equilibrium within the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA)’s Astragalus, holy basil, schizandra and American ginseng are complementary inclusions selected for their ability to help improve the body’s overall resistance and vital energy.
Taken As Needed:
Sleep Response is an nutrient mix crafted specifically to promote a restful sleep and reduce tension related to stress. The primary inclusion is organic reishi antler mycelia, revered for its powerful adaptogenic activity. Non-GMO, reishi antler mycelia is grown on anthocyanin-rich purple kculli corn and is considered to be the most potent form of reishi mushroom available today, providing superior antioxidants to combat oxidative stress. This supreme combination is formulated with Sensoril®, a patented extract of ashwagandha root and leaf, clinically shown to calm and nourish the nervous system.* The inclusion of concentrated nervine extracts of skullcap and lemon balm, traditionally used to soothe, further enhance this comprehensive formulation.
Calm Response is crafted exclusively from 100% whole food nutrients and supportive tonic botanicals known to help replenish and gently support the body during the nutritional challenges of stress.* Stress depletes the body of essential nutrients, including vitamin C and the B vitamins. All the botanicals in this formula are provided in the quantities consistent with traditional tonic use of herbs. Skullcap, ashwagandha and chamomile are renowned nervine tonics, revered for the support they supply in strengthening and toning the nervous system.* The inclusion of astragalus and eleuthero helps to promote the body’s resistance to a wide variety of external influences. A superior synergy of nutrients, Calm Response is a unique formulation providing exceptional nutritional support during periods of stress.*
CraveArrest is designed to balance the production of the major neurotransmitters, including serotonin and dopamine, that affect cravings of all kinds, including carbohydrate and sugar cravings. The Tyrosine and 5HTP found in CraveArrest are in an ideal 10:1 ratio for superior results. The adaptogenic herb Rhodiola Rosea known for aiding the stress response is included, as is Taurine.
GABA is produced in the human brain and functions as a balancer, maintains balance between the body and the mind in states of excitation. GABA supplement aids several complications including Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD, hypertension or HBP, obesity, insomnia, alcoholism and many more. It is also a great help in treating mental blocks. Additionally, GABA shows increases in the level of Human Growth Hormones (HGH), induces relaxation and sleep, reduces muscle tension, stress, anxiety and depression while it promotes well being.
If you are interested in a FREE supplement evaluation, please contact me at (213)822-2634 or via email at Eatingforwellness@yahoo.com
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Training And Food Intake 11/14-11/20
7:00 AM Vital smoothie with coconut water and coconut milk
7:45 AM Crossfit class (IT Band sore both legs)
10:00 AM Chicken leg and thigh and red bell pepper
2:45 PM 3 hard boiled eggs and cherry tomatoes
6:30 PM Lamb stew and broccoli
Morning and evening supplements
9:00 AM Scrambled eggs, broccoli and tomato
11:15 AM Run 3 miles 34:38, average pace 11:34 346 calories
12:30 PM Chicken thigh, cabbage beet soup
3:00 PM Hot Stone Massage for IT soreness
4:10 PM Vital smoothie with coconut water and coconut milk
6:30 PM Lamb stew with broccoli
Morning and evening supplements
Weigh in 152.6
7:00 AM Scrambled eggs, tomato
8:00 AM Cycling 22 miles
12:00 PM Roasted brussels sprouts with onion and bacon, stuffed peppers with bison, zucchini, onion and tomato (ate too much, should have eaten more before ride)
5:00 PM Rest of stuffed peppers and bowl of cabbage beet soup
Morning supplements only
8:45 AM Chicken wings, leg, cherry tomatoes
1:40 PM Lamb stew with added chicken.
3:00 PM Cabbage beet soup and 3 apple bars (not GF)
5:00 PM Rest of beet soup, almond meal crackers, roasted Hubbard squash with coconut oil (very snacky, not enough protein, too many carbs)
Morning supplements only
9:00 AM Ground bison, onion, zucchini and tomato
2:45 PM Chicken breast and apple
7:00 PM Sautéed zucchini and onions, 3 dates and dark chocolate bar (72%)
Morning and evening supplements
6:00 AM Vital smoothie with coconut water pre-run
7:00 AM 10 miles 2:11 13:01 average pace 1059 calories coconut water, Emergen C and 6 dates during run ( should have been 12 miles but blisters prevented it)
10:30 AM 3 eggs, guacamole and heirloom tomato
1:30 PM Apple
4:00 PM Burger in a bowl with avocado 1/2 at restaurant
6:00 PM Other 1/2 at home
Morning and evening supplements
9:30 AM Chicken sausage, eggs and guacamole
2:00 PM Roast beef with broccoli, butter and salt
4:00 PM Teecino and coconut milk
6:00 PM Chicken sausage