Detox & Fat Loss Nutrition

Get Successful Results With Supplements

get more successful results with supplements

With a few easy tips, you can get successful results with supplements to help you save money and get better health and weight loss results.

Want to learn better ways to buy and take supplements? Keep reading!

4 Essential Supplement Tips

1. Ask, “Why?”

Ask yourself, “why am I taking this supplement?” Do you need it? Or are you taking it because of a trend or marketing hype? Is it for short-term relief from symptoms, such as constipation or pain? Or are you taking it as a band-aid for stubborn symptoms?

The best way to use supplements is…

  • For support
  • To correct deficiencies
  • Improve body function
  • Assist healing

Unfortunately, many wellness practitioners make recommendations based on a single factor. For example, they find a lab marker for low thyroid and prescribe pills, which can provide short-term relief but don’t address why issues developed. Get results with supplements by creating a customized protocol with a wellness coach who looks at the BIG picture. A good coach reviews labs, correlates symptoms, and focuses on underlying issues.

Short-term supplementation for symptom relief is okay, but it’s best to address root causes and stop symptoms at the source.

2. Quality is Crucial

​Do supplements work? Unfortunately, most don’t because they’re made from poor quality ingredients that aren’t absorbed well. Poor quality supplements waste money and do more harm than good. For successful results with supplements, look for quality ingredients that are sustainably sourced and organic. Select products free of GMOs, gluten, heavy metals, and harmful additives. Above all, avoid ingredients that sound like a chemistry experiment.

Over 90% of supplements come from synthetic ingredients.

Natural ingredients list food sources, such as citrus or beets. In contrast, synthetic nutrients don’t provide a reference. Synthetic ingredients also have a much higher potency than anything in nature. For example, vitamin C can have 1,000 percent of the Daily Recommended Allowance. But, not all synthetic nutrients are bad. Some people tolerate them better, which is why customization is essential.

3. Maximize Effectiveness

Supplementation is unique for each person, which is why it’s crucial to dose appropriately for your body. Also, focus on quality over quantity. Don’t take ten supplements at once, or you won’t know what’s helpful or harmful. Start one supplement at a time, at the lowest dose, and increase to the amount you feel best. 

The more patient and tuned into your body, the better. Increase or decrease as needed before introducing another. Furthermore, you can maximize effectiveness by storing and taking supplements as directed. Some are best with food, while others are ideal on an empty stomach. Lastly, work with your health practitioner to improve your digestion and gut health, as this will help increase your absorption of nutrients.

4. Find Better Balance

Balance supplements with a healthy diet and lifestyle. You can’t “out-supplement” poor nutrition. Supplements can’t replace a healthy diet or lifestyle. Eating healthy, nutrient-dense, whole food is a priority. The better your diet, the fewer supplements you’ll need. Can you skip them altogether? Unfortunately, supplements have their place. Most modern food lacks nutrients due to soil depletion, food processing, and food transportation.

Balance nutrients by taking supplements with a synergy of nutrients. Look for forms of nutrients that are most natural. Whole food ingredients are much easier for the body to absorb. A perfect example of this is whey protein. It’s much easier for the body to eat a high-quality source of protein. Favor proteins like chicken, fish, or beans over something processed. Also, most whey proteins aren’t healthy. They’re often allergenic, highly processed, carcinogenic, and contain unhealthy filler ingredients.

Common Mistake: Avoid supplement overload. 

Taking too many supplements can burden your liver and make you feel worse. Less is best. A good practitioner will rank your supplements in order of importance.

Recap for Supplement Success

  • Ask, “why?” — band-aid or support while getting to the root
  • Supplement based on symptoms, labs, history, etc., as a whole
  • Buy products made from high-quality ingredients
  • Start one at a time and increase the dose
  • Improve gut health and digestion to increase absorption
  • Balance supplements with a healthy diet and lifestyle
  • Avoid taking too many

Supplement Standouts

  • Spirulina — ideal multi-vitamin
  • Barley Grass Juice Powder — excellent detoxifier
  • Cilantro tincture — heavy metal detox
  • B-12 — energizing and greater than a B-12 injection
  • Magnesium — essential mineral supplement
  • Mushrooms — Chaga, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Reishi, Turkey Tail
  • Vitamin C Amla Berry or Liposomal
  • Silver — natural antibiotic

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