I just wanted to do an update post on which supplements I now take regularly, and why they are so helpful.
I have talked about what I have tried, but here’s what I faithfully take now:
- Papaya & Pineapple Enzymes
- Olive leaf extract
- Vitamin C
- Complete Omegas
- Multi-vitamin & Mineral
- Colloidal Silver
- Green Superfood
- Manuka Honey
I have suffered from intense anxiety & panic attacks for most of my life, impending doom-worry, and Chronic IBS-D (irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea). So for me, I wanted and needed to approach all aspects of my health from all angles.
Let me explain the reason behind each one.
Papaya & Pineapple enzymes: Papaya enzymes contain several proteolytic enzymes (they help breakdown and digest proteins), with anti-microbial and anti-ulcerative properties. (So if you have IBS, gut flora is important, and this helps).
Olive leaf extract: Olive leaf extract is good for blood pressure, your heart, diabetes, it can help reduce carbohydrate absorption, an antioxidant, and immune system support. (perfect if you’re under stress or not feeling well).
Niacin: Niacin can lower cholesterol, help digestion, and even help with depression.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is great for your immune system and also aids with healing sore muscles from working out.
Complete Omegas: Omegas are great for joints, skin, and cognitive functions. There are many different supplement options, (omega 3, 6, 9) which is why I chose to take a complete omega.
Multi-Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a must on a daily basis. I look for one that has all B vitamins, minerals and Iron. (The one above is my favorite from trader joes does).
Fiber: There are many different fiber supplement options. I went with Heather’s Tummy fiber formula because its soluble fiber (fiber is either insoluble or soluble. Most supplements are insoluble, and if you have IBS, insoluble fiber is intolerated).
Moringa: Moringa is not a well known supplement, but it’s incredible. It has 9 times the protein of yogurt, 10 times the vitamin A of carrots, 15 times the potassium of bananas, 17 times the calcium of milk, 12 times the vitamin C of oranges, 25 times the iron of spinach. Its also an antioxidant, can lower blood sugar, reduce inflammation, maintain healthy cholesterol, protect against arsenic toxicity, and an antibacterial. WOAH. Need I say more?
Colloidal Silver: Colloidal silver is great for immune system support. I also sometimes use it if I get a toothache, or a scratch, it works phenomenally.
Green Superfood: This is great if you aren’t eating enough vegetables every day. I usually take this daily with a teaspoon of agave syrup & a tablespoon of moringa.
Manuka Honey: Manuka Honey has antiviral, antibiotic, and antiseptic properties. Some people put it on their skin or in tea. I eat a teaspoon a few times a week.
Probiotics: Probiotics are vital, not just for people with IBS but for everyone. When looking for a good probiotic it can be tough to know where to start. I ONLY take Dr. Mercola probiotics. His are some of the purest I’ve ever seen (70 billion CFUs). They are also good for: growing healthy gut bacteria, immune system support, aids in breakdown of toxins, helps maintain blood pressure levels.
So there you have it. My list of supplements and why I love each one 🙂
I have put countless hours, and probably years into research to discover the best combination that works for me. My goal is to be able to help anyone else who has suffered like I have!
Thanks for reading,