These are the top health supplements for 2016, that I have relied on and loved.
This is the most amazing liver supporting product I have ever taken. I take just 1 capsule each evening before bed and due to this, continue to have excellent liver function (as shown by blood tests) and Cholesterol levels. If you are a drinker of alcohol and worry about your liver, then Natures Way Super Thisilyn is the product I suggest. I have seen the most miraculous changes in peoples liver function tests and particularly to their GGT and ALT levels after taking Super Thisilyn.
There are so many multivitamins to choose from, but my number one choice of a multi is Country Life Multi-100. I really notice the difference on the days I take a Multi-100 tablet, compared to a day when I may forget (usually in the weekend). They are really different to other multis because you do not get that sudden rush from the 100mg of B Vitamins that are in each tablet. Instead, these are “released” more slowly throughout the day, rather than all at once. This makes them ideal for those who need sustained energy levels throughout the day and still need their multi to be helping them in the mid to late afternoon.
I am a huge probiotic consumer and notice an incredible difference when I am taking a probiotic compared to when I forget. If you have asked my advice before on which probiotics I recommend, the answer is the Ethical Nutrients probiotic range, which includes Inner Health Plus. What an extensive range of probiotic strains they have, suited for a wide host of different problems, including help with Allergies, Eczema, an overgrowth of Candida Albicans, for Gastro problems (like food poisioning and tummy upsets), for Medically diagnosed IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) for better immunity, as well as their childrens range, which are even suitable for babies. They have genuine dairy and gluten free products in their range and as well as this, they have done extensive testing on their probiotics, to be able to tell us that at temperatures of up to 25C they can guarantee the viability of the product for 4 months out of refrigeration. I take their Inner Health Plus on a daily basis and when I have a gastro problem, introduce the IBS Support.
For me, there is nothing worse than waking in the morning from a peaceful sleep, having a stretch and my calf cramps up, making me need to make a quick exit from my bed to try and sort it out. Cramp is a sure sign you are not taking enough magnesium or if you are taking it, you may not be absorbing it adequately. I am a much more relaxed person when I am taking Xcel Health Superior Magnesium. I notice I stop clenching my teeth, my shoulders feel more relaxed, my blood pressure is better and I sleep more soundly, being able to shut my brain off more easily. The busier you are, the more magnesium you use and need. It is a buffering alkalising mineral, so if you are a go go person, who is stressed and doesn’t eat as well as you could, then magnesium could be of huge benefit to you.
I take medication for high blood pressure so it is vital I take Co enzyme Q10. Most medication that has
an effect on your cardiovascular system effects CoQ10 levels in the body (as well as a lot of other nutrients). CoQ10 works in the mitochondria of your cells in your body, the powerhouse where most of the body’s energy is produced. It is involved with ATP or energy production. I notice a huge difference in my energy levels when I take CoQ10. One day I made the mistake of taking my CoQ10 at around 4pm and that evening, couldn’t sleep properly. I never have this problem if I take it after my breakfast, just good sustained energy throughout the day. There are heaps to choose from by the one I take is Ethical Nutrients Hi Strength Q10 Absorb 150mg. This product uses an exclusive bio-availability delivery system called VESIsorb, which a study has shown to increase coenzyme Q10 absorption by an average of 622% (6 times higher absorption).
Most women need a boost of iron at some stage in their life, due to menstruation. Those with coeliacs disease, vegans and vegetarians, those with a bleeding ulcer, hemorrhoids or polyps may also need a boost of iron now and then. I can always tell when my iron is low as my tinnitus (ringing in the ears) becomes really noticeable. As well as this, I just dont feel enthusiastic about life when my iron is low. Some people become emotionally erratic, feel depressed, experience breathlessness and have headaches with low iron. When I talk to women about iron supplementation, most tell me they cant take iron tablets, because it upsets their digestion (either constipation or diarrhoea) and because of this, are reluctant to take iron and would rather deal with the low iron instead.
Superior Iron contains Iron Bisglycinate, a different form of iron to the ferrous form found in common over the counter products. Bisglycinate is considered 4 times more absorbable than the ferrous forms and the likelhood of digestive upsets is minimal (especially if taken at a meal). As well as this Superior Iron contains the co factors Vitamin B12 and Folate, in their methyl or active forms – Methylcobalamin and MTHF- 5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid. It also contains Vitamin C, all essential for the proper absorption of iron.
I know this is not a supplement, but I am sooooooo impressed with this product and use it every day. If you are anything like me, I do not want to use chemical deodorants. I have tried all of the Crystal deodorants and these are a great alternative for most people, but once I tried Its All Good Cream Deodorant, I was sold. This stuff is amazing! I was a non believer (sorry) when my daughter told me her friend Inka used this product and we should stock it, because it works so well. So I gave her the benefit of the doubt and ordered some in and I started using it. WOW!!! It is the best natural deodorant I have ever tried. As well as this, we have found that if you are a bit smelly in the armpit area, just put some of this cream deodorant on and it seems to neutralise odour that may have already built up. I also like it because I think it is beneficial to be regularly examining your armpit area, as part of better breast health, so am able to do this each time I apply the cream.
I take a lot more supplements than this, but these are the top on my list for 2016.
What are your favourite supplements? Which ones do you rely on?
Founder Ideal Health