Supplements and Simplements

If you sort of suspect you should take some supplements, but have no idea where to start, you're not alone.  Here are the important things:

1. The most important supplements are a trace mineral liquid (because our bodies make most of our own vitamins from minerals, but we cannot make minerals and soil depletion means our veggies don't have the mineral content we need), and B-vitamins (because we cannot make B vitamins on our own).

2. Don't buy cheap supplements.  This is an area where price does reflect quality, and poorly-made vitamins simply will not be absorbed and assimilated properly.  So you're just wasting money if you buy super cheap supplements.  A brand that tries to be as economical as possible while maintaining high quality and assimilability is Now, with an orange label.

3. Once you have the basics of minerals and B vitamins handled for at least a month, you will know better what additional supplements might be worthwhile--often, a ton of symptoms and fatigue become history once you are consistently taking minerals and Bs.  Vitamin C is always good.  If you drink, you should add milk thistle and turmeric.  Vitamin D is another we cannot make ourselves, and it can help with depression.  Fish oil rounds out your complete roster of supplements, as none of us eats enough fish to fulfill these omega needs.

4. The key question is always: "How well is it absorbed?"  The form is as important as the substance, so your minerals should be a colloidal liquid, and your B complex should be a liquid sublingual.  

5.  The herbs in Chrysalis Tea are high in minerals, so you can use the tea if you are in between bottles of trace minerals.  If you need digestive support during a low-carb diet, take a tablespoon of psyllium husk powder (not seed) with a huge glass of water in the morning.  It's like a street sweeper for the large intestine, but doesn't irritate the lining like senna.

6.  Let us know if you have specific questions!