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Best Vitamins and Supplements for Daily Use
Best Protein Powders
Perfect, Glass Meal Prep Containers
1. VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS FOR DAILY USE
WHY GREEN DRINKS
In the last 50 years, our food supply has seen a precipitous drop in nutrient density. The loss of trace nutrients is so great that supplementation is mandatory to achieve optimal health. Quality green food supplements can provide remarkable nutrient density that are also highly absorbable and bioavailable.
WHY THIS BRAND
Award winning superfood that is nutritionally so comprehensive, it can replace your multivatin. It contains 77 different ingredients, including 5 different types of grasses, fibers, 25 billion probiotics (from 12 different strains) and enzymes, land and sea vegetables, herbs, and roots, Phyto-boron (helps testosterone homeostasis and Vitamin D absorption). It is highly absorbable, gluten-free and made with mostly organic or wild-harvested ingredients. All ingredients and sources are listed, unlike other brands that have "proprietary blends. If you're traveling, handy SINGLE USE PACKETS are available. Read reviews.
Because gut bacteria greatly affects both overall physical and mental health, a high quality, therapeutic grade probiotic is one of the most essential daily supplements. In absence of adequate normal flora, the immune system can't function properly, reducing resistance to infection and leaving the body susceptible to disease. Probiotics increase the number of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract and have countless benefits from enhancing immunity and helping prevent cancer to reversing depression, ulcers, IBS, Crohns, colitis, and many other chronic conditions.
WHY THIS BRAND
Contains all the main probiotic types and is considered to be in the best probiotic supplement by many practitioners in the field of digestive wellness. Unique processing results in no need for refrigeration. Live bacteria are encapsulated with protective coating during the freeze drying process, which aids in the protection of bacteria while on the shelf and from the stomach's harsh acidic environment. Blister packaging offers additional protection.
WHY HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and plays key roles in many bodily functions. It fights aging, promotes younger and firmer skin, supports a healthy weight and metabolism, reduces the appearance of cellulite, keeps appetite in check, supports stronger bones and joints, improves gut function and digestion, combats inflammation, builds and restores muscle, promotes healthy brain function, encourages deeper sleep,
WHY THIS BRAND
It is sourced EXCLUSIVELY From Brazilian Pasture Raised (Grass Fed) Cows and contains no fillers, flow agents or added ingredients. It is tasteless, odorless, and easily dissolves in hot or cold water. It is 90% bioavailable, tests out at 97% protein, the highest in the industry, and scored a perfect 9 out of 9 in the 9 Point Test for High Quality Collagen Supplements. It is the brand I use and recommend to my clients. If you're traveling, handy SINGLE USE PACKETS are available.
Although magnesium is involved in 300+ biochemical functions in the body and is one of the most crucial minerals to health, 80-95% of Americans have a serious magnesium deficiency, which can lead to major health issues (e.g., hypertension, cardiovascular disease, kidney and liver damage, MS, glaucoma, Alzheimer's, restless leg syndrome, worsened PMS, behavioral disorders, mood swings, osteoporosis, recurrent bacterial or fungal infections, and impotence). Supplementation can increase energy, calm nerves & anxiety, treat insomnia & prevent migraines, facilitate digestion & relieve constipation, relieve muscle aches & spasms, improve/maintain heart health, and prevent osteoporosis.
WHY THIS BRAND?
In addition to being the purest and highest grade magnesium available, EASE is topical, which offers better absorption and bioavailability vs. oral supplements (where absorption is only 20-55%) and does not stress the kidneys because it doesn't have to pass through the digestive system.
WHY FERMENTED COD LIVER OIL
It is a concentrated superfood and has countless benefits from clearing acne to lifting depression, balancing hormones and reversing autoimmunity. Its primary benefit is the concentrated presence of naturally occurring fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, + K2 in ratios balanced for ideal nutrient assimilation. It also contains CoQ10 and quinones (known for anti-tumor, anti-microbacterial, and anti-cardiovascular disease properties). I recommend taking it together with skate liver oil (1/2 tsp ea daily), which contains a different Vitamin D profile and is a richer source of DHA. Liquid is preferable to the capsules (8-10 pills = 1 tsp).
WHY THIS BRAND?
The oil is extracted via fermentation vs cold/hot temperatures or chemical extraction used by other brands. The cold processing, fermentation, and concentrated food-form make it a safer and more health-promoting option than isolated PUFAs in traditional fish oil supplements. It's one of the best sources of Vitamins A, D and Omega-3 EFAs available and is The Weston A. Price Foundation's recommended brand.
It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and one of the most potent and healing herbs on Earth. Supplementation has shown to help the body fight foreign invaders, dramatically increase antioxidant capacity (which fights oxidative damage and is one of the mechanisms behind aging and disease), improve brain function, lower the risk of brain and heart disease, help prevent (and perhaps even treat) cancer and Alzheimer’s, help alleviate symptoms of arthritis (it can be more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs in some cases) and treat symptoms of depression (some studies suggest that it may be as effective as Prozac), and help delay aging and fight age-related chronic disease.
WHY THIS BRAND?
As most people are too busy regularly make tea with raw turmeric root (which is preferable), this product is the next best thing. It's made with 100% organic ingredients, contains BioPerine (which significantly increases the bioavailability of turmeric curcumin), and is chemical-, pesticide-, and herbicide-free.
WHY FERMENTED SKATE LIVER OIL
It's an all-natural, fermented cartilage fish oil that is taken for energy, brain power, and pineal gland decalcification. In addition to being abundant in vitamins A, D, E, K and the full range of Omega EFAs, skate liver oil is an exceptionally rich source of DHA and has all the unique nutrients found in shark liver oil (e.g., chondroitin, squalene, and alkoxyglycerols). For best results, I recommend taking it in combination with cod liver oil (1/2 tsp ea daily). Liquid is preferable and more economical than capsules (8-10 pills equal 1 tsp).
WHY THIS BRAND?
The oil is extracted via fermentation vs cold/hot temperatures or chemical extraction used by other brands. The cold processing, fermentation, and concentrated food-form make it a safer and more health-promoting option than isolated PUFAs in traditional fish oil supplements. Taken in combination with cod liver oil, it is one of the best sources of Vitamins A, D and Omega-3 EFAs available and is The Weston A. Price Foundation's recommended brand.
WHY ELDERBERRY EXTRACT?
The dark berries from the elder tree may have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti-cancer properties. They have been shown to shorten the duration of colds and flus, while helping to boost the immune system, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.
My family and I take 1 teaspoon daily as a preventative measure from October to May. In the event of illness (which is rare), we bump up the dosage to 1 teaspoon 3x a day to minimize symptoms and duration.
WHY THIS BRAND?
I recommend this particular brand, because it is the purest black elder berry product I've found to date. It is the only brand that is free of added sugars, artificial sweeteners, alcohol and any other unnecessary additives. Moreover, it has one of the highest concentrations of the active ingredient, Sambucus Nigra L., of any other brand.
WHY VITAMIN D3
Vitamin D deficiency is detrimental to health and has been associated with many different diseases, over 10 types of cancer, and osteoporosis. Supplementing with D3 is significantly more beneficial than D2. D3, the active form and the same Vitamin D our bodies produce from sun exposure, converts to a hormone that regulates more genes than any other. Optimal D3/K2 levels are absolutely crucial for maintaining and improving cognitive function, maximizing peak physical performance and muscle strength, and greatly benefit cardiovascular and physical health.
WHY THIS BRAND?
Sublingual liquid drops are optimal for absorption and provide the most efficient pathway into the body. They are non-GMO, gluten-free, and contain no synthetic preservatives, dairy, added sugars, fillers, binders, flavoring or dyes. Contains Vitamin K2, which is not only necessary for optimal absorption of D3, but also greatly enhances absorption of calcium, which is essential for bone health.
2. BEST PROTEIN POWDER
My clients always complain that they have trouble reaching their daily protein goals, so supplementation is key. Unfortunately, most protein supplements are full of artificial sweeteners, additives and other chemicals that I would never consume, much less recommend to a client. That’s where Naked protein powder comes in. It only contains 1-4 of the highest quality ingredients I have found in any protein powder and maximizes nutrition at 25g of protein and 5.9g of BCAA (branched-chain amino acids) per serving:
Naked Egg contains only 2 ingredients: Non-GMO Egg Whites and Sunflower Lecithin
Naked Whey contains only 1 ingredient: cold-processed, grass-fed whey protein (the Vanilla and Chocolate flavored versions contain 3 ingredients: grass-fed whey plus organic vanilla or chocolate, and organic coconut sugar).
When choosing between whey or egg, consider the following:
A possible allergy or food sensitivity to eggs or dairy
Egg white protein tends to more easily digestible, as some people have a whey sensitivity and report bloating and other digestive issues
Whey has been shown to improve body composition and performance, and be more satiating, warding off hunger for longer
Don't be alarmed by the price. You are buying a bulk 5lb (or 3lb if buying Naked Egg) container. Compared to other protein powders per pound, this is not only one of the best products out there, but also one of the most economical. FREE SHIPPING on all orders!