Once your digestive lining is on the mend and you have detoxified and cleansed your body of chemical residue and heavy metals, it can be helpful to add supplements to the diet to ensure proper nutrient intake. Because most people are deficient in vitamins and minerals, it may be essential to increase your intake of both. Even if you are taking a vitamin or mineral supplement in pill form, there is a good chance that you are still deficient. Here’s why; most vitamin and mineral supplements are not sourced from living foods, nor do they exist in a form that is bio-available to the body. Recent research on the efficacy of most forms of supplements, show that they actually have very little impact on health , which is why it is so important to take the proper kinds of supplements; those derived from living, raw, organic sources, that have not been heated, and have been minimally processed. This ensures that the nutrients are alive and can be assimilated into your body.
The best way to get living vitamins into your system is through juicing (see the “juicing” page). In addition, begin integrating the following supplements into your daily regimen. Even if you are currently taking a supplement that you think matches what I provide here, know that I have picked each of these supplements very carefully for specific reasons, which can make a big difference in your overall process of healing. I highly recommend each of these brands for their purity and quality.
Supplements To Begin Taking
-Solaray Vitamin C –Start off with 1 capsule per day. This dosage will increase during the deep tissue cleanse. This is about a 3 month supply.
-Now Foods MSM (200 capsules) — Take 2 capsules daily with food. This is a two month supply.
-Concentrace Mineral Drops (8 oz.)— Start off with 10 drops in a glass of water in the morning, and work up to 40 drops over the course of a few weeks. This is a three month supply. Experiment with dosages for best absorption. It may help to drink two glasses of water in the morning and night, each with 20 drops, instead of one glass with 40.
-Nutrigold Krill Oil (120 capsules) — 2 capsules per day, taken with food. This is a two month supply.
-Jarrow Mushroom Optimizer (90 capsules) — 3 capsules a day taken on an empty stomach or with food. Dosage can be increased to 6 capsules per day. This is a one month supply at 3 capsules a day.
A brief explanation for each supplement is provided below, followed by a link to a more in-depth article I’ve written for answers.com on each supplement. You can find each of these products on my “Nutritional Products” page under the “Step 3 Supplementation” category, and all products can be purchased through this website at no additional cost.
Solaray Vitamin C
—Vitamin C helps to heal the intestinal lining and boost the immune system, promoting regular immune functioning and overall good health. Vitamin C, in conjunction with MSM, will begin detoxifying the body in a gentle way. This brand of vitamin C comes uses acerola cherry, and is easily assimilable by the body.
NOW Foods MSM
— MSM is an essential compound that aids the body in the detoxification process. MSM is believed to relieve inflammation, improve joint flexibility, reduce stiffness, improve circulation, improve cell vitality, and reduce pain and swelling. The supplement is also believed to aid the body in detoxification. MSM is thought to increase cell permeability, allowing cells greater respiration. Discover The Health Benefits Of MSM
Concentrace Trace Mineral Drops
— Minerals are absolutely necessary and essential for thousands of processes in the body. Due to nutritional deficiency, industrial agriculture, and environmental toxins, most people are deficient in minerals. In order for your body to adequately absorb minerals, they must be in the proper form (ionic). In recent years new technology has been able to reduce the size of particles in mineral solutions, allowing the body to absorb them. Concentrace mineral drops include 72 trace minerals, and are naturally sourced from the Great Salt Lakes in Utah. Benefits of Ionic Trace Minerals
Nutrigold Krill Oil
— Krill oil is one of the best sources of EPA and DHA, also known as Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3’s are hugely important for so many functions of the body and is also a compound that the body is not able of producing on its own. Krill oil helps reduce inflammation, increases cellular respiration, and allows cells to maintain a greater electrical charge. Omega 3’s improve memory, circulation, concentration, increases mood, and helps the body detoxify safely. Krill oil is superior to fish oil because it contains a potent antioxidant called, astaxanthin, which prevents the oil from becoming rancid (a common problem which most fish oils). Take the recommended dosage on the bottle. The Healing Properties Of Krill Oil
Jarrow Mushroom Optimizer
— This blend of 7 mushroom extracts supports the immune system during healing and detoxification. The mushrooms in this blend are known as adaptogens, which refers to their ability to modulate and balance the immune response, nervous system, and to increase the body’s ability to handle stress. This supplement can be taken indefinitely, and provides numerous health benefits including lowering cortisol levels, reducing blood pressure, and increasing mood. The Benefits of Adaptogens