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Supplements for someone coming into paleo from SAD?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 02, 2011 at 5:16 AM

Hi, Just wondering what you would list as supplements for an indivdual to take when transitioning to a paleo template nutrition... thinking along the lines of vitamin D, A and K as well as fish oil, a probiotic and something magnesium/zinc (zma) or along the lines. Would this cover most bases?; ie. reduce inflammation, heal gut and restore gut health etc. Thanks!

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on September 02, 2011
at 11:29 AM

have completed a whole 30 though went overseas and relapsed into eating rubbish... been up and down since but doing another whole 30 to get rid of the cravings, inflammation etc so basically looking for something to reset and restore the system and then simply maintain after that.

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on September 02, 2011
at 06:22 AM

Greens provide MK7 not MK4 which is the good type of K2. Supplementing MK4 K2 is smart.

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on September 02, 2011
at 06:15 AM

What are your goals?

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on September 02, 2011
at 06:16 AM

I think vitamin D, fish oil and a probiotic would be a good start. You should be able to get ample Vitamin A & K from having a varied diet with lots of differently coloured vegetables & good quality animal products.

I find it hard to find good quality vitamins in Australian health shops, really check the ingredients carefully before you buy. I'm a fan of primal blueprint supplements http://primalblueprint.com/categories/Store/Supplements/ as I know they are made with paleo considerations in mind.

I think the best way to restore good health at the beginning, is to follow a strict paleo elimination/ whole30 diet, at least for the first month.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on September 02, 2011
at 06:22 AM

Greens provide MK7 not MK4 which is the good type of K2. Supplementing MK4 K2 is smart.

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D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on September 02, 2011
at 06:18 AM

Gut health: probiotic, zinc, l-glutamine, l-carnatine, gelatin, vitamin C, and an adaptogen of some kind

General health: Multivitamin, fish oil (if your n-6/3 ratio is wonky), Vitamin D, Vitamin K2, magnesium (preferable glycerinate or malate chelate many people do poorly on citrate).

Take them with a meal so you don't need to think about what's water-soluble and what's fat soluble.

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on September 02, 2011
at 05:32 AM

I started with a cycle of supplements that were recommended out of the book Protein Power Life Plan (PPLP). There suggestions put me on a pretty swift path to improved health and well being from my SAD Diet.

http://www.amazon.com/Protein-Power-Lifeplan-Michael-Eades/dp/0446678678/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314941246&sr=8-1

After that Ive been able to maintain with just D3, Fish Oil, probiotics and some magnesium at nite.

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