Supplements…. they can be tricky. What works for one person might not work for another. It definitely depends on what that person CURRENTLY needs, physically and mentally. Not to mention how their body reacts to certain homeopathic ingredients, ya know?
That being said, the Kiwi has to be EXTRA careful with taking certain supplements due to the racing/drug testing protocol. Heck, caffeine was once banned on the banned substance list. Good thing it’s not anymore! And me? Well, I have a sensitive stomach, so it’s always hit or miss with that works.
Okay, let’s get to these supplements. And just to let you know, we’re not telling you to go take them, we’re just simply stating how they’ve worked for us. Disclaimer in layman’s terms. Mmmm k?
Coromega is one of my favorite fish oil supplements. Yes, I eat a lot of fish anyway, but I like that Coromega has Vitamin D added for absorption.
Be Bright is their new Superfood oil and I’m totally diggin it. It’s made of plant based oils and seeds.
We like to alternate our Omega sources between plant based and cold water fish. I find it beneficial to vary our sources of nutrients, just like you would your daily intake of vegetables. Ya know?
This creamy oil tastes like hemp and avocado combined. I’ve been adding it to my smoothies and mixing into gluten free oatmeal.
Next up is Coconut Charcoal. Yes, I said Charchoal.
This is not a supplement we take daily. It’s more of a detox supplement. Even though I hate the word detox, it’s the best way to explain it’s usage.
- Activated charcoal is estimated to reduce absorption of poisonous or toxic substances up to 60%. (Toxins from low quality, processed food, and environmental pollution)
- It works by adsorbing chemicals, thus reducing their toxicity (poisonous nature), through the entire length of the stomach and small and large intestines (GI tract).
- Activated charcoal itself is a fine, black powder that is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic.
- It’s uses as a detoxification agent go well beyond just ingestion. It can be used to cleanse your teeth and face, effectively removing toxins from these areas, as well.
How we’ve been using this? I mainly use it when I travel, have too much wine (hey, it happens), or when I have gone to eat out and feel like the food was poor or had hidden gluten in it. Yes, that happens too. So I’d say I take this 3-8x a month. And when I do, I definitely feel better the next day, stomach and all. Could be placebo, could be real deal. Either way, I’m enjoying it as a “safety net” you might say.
Last but not least, more ADRENAL support. I’d say these supplements are more for the Kiwi, but I have taken both when under a lot of stress (mentally and physically). We take these in phases, not continually.
The reason I really like the Cortisol Manager is because it helps the body with regulating the natural rhythm of your cortisol hormone (high in morning, low at night).
The two ingredients we have found most beneficial when regulating cortisol and and adrenals are below.
– phosphatidylserine (PS) is a naturally occurring phospholipid nutrient that is most concentrated in organs with high metabolic activity, such as the brain, lungs, heart, liver, and skeletal muscle. Phosphatidylserine supplementation has the potential to attenuate the serum cortisol response to acute exercise stress. (Source and Study)
– an herb with an adaptogenic benefits. Adaptogens are substances (a combination of amino acids, vitamins, and herbs) that help naturally regulate your response to stress or environmental changes – Source
So why the two? When my husband races a lot, it can be stressful. Especially with back to back races, long hours of travel, exposure to sun/toxins, etc. I like to have him take this the week of the race and after to help off set any additional stress.
AdreCor doesn’t have either phosphatidyleserine or Ashwagandha, but it does have another propriety blend of minerals and adaptogens that I like. Plus 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) which supports the nervous system. You might want to read the difference between folate and folic acid here! Super important! I have been taking this on and off when needed.
Again, every one responds differently with supplementation. I would definitely talk to your practitioner before taking any of these (I did). But it’s good to know what’s out there and what’s working.
Have a MARVELOUS Monday.
Any new supplements you have found worked well for you?