My Tried and True Supplement Recommendations

The number 1 question I get asked is “what are your favorite supplements?” and I believe it’s for good reason. There are SO MANY supplements on the market and it can get extremely confusing as to which one you should supplement with and which one of the million brands you should choose from. I have a few brands that I’m extremely loyal to because I trust them wholeheartedly since they insist on the highest standards for their products. I also want to be clear that I will never recommend products I haven’t personally used and loved- being genuine and honest is my number one priority for this blog along with sharing health and wellness tips, of course.

I know there is a lot of back and forth between how much we should supplement our diet and this is strictly my opinion and what has worked for me. I strongly believe that these days we do need to supplement our diets even if we are eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and this is because the soil that our produce is grown in these days is depleted of the vitamins and minerals that it used to be rich in. This is due to new agricultural methods which you can read more about here. I am a Certified Health Coach and hold my Bachelor’s in Nutrition but I am not a doctor, so I recommend consulting your health care practitioner before starting a new supplement regimen, especially if you take any medication. Below is a list of all the supplements I believe have lessened my anxiety, improved my energy, skin, gut health, the functions of my adrenals and thyroid, and have improved my overall health and wellness.

My Tried and True Supplements

Daily basis:

Probiotics - to populate the gut with beneficial bacteria. This one also acts a bit like a multivitamin and provides the prebiotics for the probiotics to feed off.

Cod Liver Oil - great for bone, tooth, and skin health. Also a good source of Vitamins A and D and supports the body’s immune system.

RESTORE for gut health - the most amazing thing I have found to restore gut health. If you have problems with digestion, you might have what’s called “leaky gut” where the tight junctures in your intestinal lining have separated and now food particles can get through which causes an immune response (aka food allergies) and inflammation in the body. This supplement is tasteless and helps to restore the integrity of the gut lining.

Daily Cleanse Vitamin - I love these vitamins. They help to detox the liver so that your skin can be fresh and clear. I also feel like they give me energy. I only take 1 capsule daily opposed to the recommended 2 and it works great for me.

Ashwagandha - this is one of the most beneficial herbs for balancing my hormones, aiding in stress and anxiety relief, and providing mood support.

Vitamin D - for immune support and to supplement in the winter months when we don’t get as much sun.

Weekly basis:

Digestive Enzymes - to help break down food to help our digestive system and absorb our nutrients better. Also great if you want to eat something your body doesn’t normally respond well to like gluten, dairy, or sugar.

Hawaiian Spirulina - for chlorophyll to help oxygenate the blood and provide vitamins and minerals. Helps to bind to heavy metals so that you body can get rid of them.

Beet Kvass - very detoxifying for the liver and helps to curb sugar cravings.

Bee Propolis Throat Spray - amazing for immune support or if you feel like you’re getting a sore throat. I always travel with this to fight off germs and bacteria I might pick up on the plane or in the airport.

Dulse - nourishing for the adrenals and thyroid because of the iodine content. It also provides lots of vitamins and minerals.

I hope this list helps you with supplement suggestions. Again, these are all supplements I personally use and love on a daily or weekly basis. If you have any questions about my supplements, I would love to help. You can shoot me an e-mail at: ashley@ashleycarlson.co .

With Love,

Ashley