Health Practitioners Recommend These Supplements (2021)
We spoke to some of the leading health experts and asked them their health supplement recommendations.
(This article will be continually update with new entries from experts across the globe.)
Dr. Will Cole
''As a functional medicine practitioner, I believe food is foundational when it comes to health. However, there are a few supplements that can help give your health a boost. In general, a probiotic for gut health, a curcumin supplement to support healthy inflammation levels, and a Vitamin D can really support the various areas of your body that greatly impact your overall health. That's why I personally curated The Collection with these three supplements and more from the earth's finest ingredients to provide high-quality bioavailable supplements to everyone.''
Dr. Will Cole, leading functional medicine expert, IFMCP, DC, and author of The Inflammation Spectrum and Ketotarian
Within the world of functional medicine, we have at our disposal thousands of supplements and lifestyle gadgets. Diet is the foundation and a ketogenic diet is probably the most significant dietary movement for creating epic health. In the supplement world, there are some fundamental go-to's.
My top 5 are:
- Vitamin C - electromagnetic pollution and environmental toxins are two Big of the big challenges in our age and vitamin C is one of the best supplements to mitigate some of the effects of these.
- Tudca - This is a gem of supplement that has been used for thousands of years. It is the best supplement for a healthy gallbladder and liver.
- Chlorella - We live with a lot of toxins in our environment and chlorella is a way to mop up these toxins while benefiting from its nutritional profile also.
- Rhodiola & other adaptogens - These are great in the morning. The challenge of our age is to support the body with the relentless stress that we are under through work etc. Adrenal support through adaptogens can make a big difference in how we handle stress.
- A good multivitamin - I have not ran a vitamin or mineral profile that did not show at least one deficiency and most will show many. In the clinic, we prescribe in line with test results but as a general recommendation, a good multivitamin is a very useful tool. As we age absorption decreases and a good multi could make a huge difference to our expression of health if used in the long term.
Paul Foley, Functional Medicine Practitioner & Nutritional Therapist - https://www.pfoleyclinic.com/
Normally I recommend that people eat real food, not processed. However in these strange times I would suggest supplementing with zinc, Vit c, Vit d and glutathione, lots of research out there that shows these deficiencies may contribute to a stronger immune system. See Dr Ben Lynch insta!
Catherine Rogers is the Author Gut Well Soon and Founder of Reset Your Health
"In a perfect world, we all would be able to get all of the nutrients we need from whole food sources. Yet there are so many reasons why strategic supplementation may be indicated, and even as a Registered Dietitian I recommend supplements to my clients, family & friends often. I recommend nearly everyone to take a high quality multivitamin and omega-3 fatty acid supplement. The former helps fill in nutrient gaps that are present in nearly every diet (even super healthy eaters), while the latter is essential for managing or preventing both acute and chronic inflammation, supporting heart health, and so much more"
Joanna Foley, RD, CLT and owner of Joanna Foley Nutrition (https://www.joannafoleynutrition.com/ )