UPDATED June 2019: Are you healthier than when the year started?
One area that can help is supplements. But if you’re like the majority of us, it’s hard to know what we should and shouldn’t be taking.
Let’s be real, we know a multivitamin is important but what makes one multi better than another?
And you may have heard of Magnesium, but wait, you might be thinking, my yoga instructor said that she recommends something to detox the liver. Or, my girlfriend said that I should take Vitamin C because that’s what her doctor told her.
We get it...figuring out the right supplements can be overwhelming.
Don’t worry...we know you’re busy kicking your New Year off so our team has sorted through some different options for you.
Grab your hot tea and sit back as we share with you the 7 supplements that you need to keep your hormones balanced and you feeling your best in 2019!
We’ll break our recommendations down into foundational ones and the hottest ones that are delivering a big bang.
Remember the story of The Three Little Pigs?
We know the pig with the toughest house stood against the evil wolf trying to blow it down.
Your body is just like that house made of bricks; the stronger it is, the better it will perform for you.
And all of that starts with supplements that provide a good foundation.
These foundational supplements provide winning combinations to help you bridge those biggest gaps in your nutrition, giving you the most bang for your buck.
1. The Trusty Multi
We don’t know about you, but our first memories of a multivitamin are the infamous Flintstone chewables many of us took as children.
Now that you’re an adult, the multivitamin is still very important, providing you with a host of micronutrients.
There are so many to choose from, but remember, the quality will vary.
Dr. Sara is a huge fan of Multitasker.
This proprietary blend is packed with 13 concentrated extracts including vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.
What sets this apart is it not only meets stringent standards, but with it's scientifically tested ingredients to support cellular health and overall wellness, you know you’re getting the real deal.
2. A Healthy Gut is a Sexy Gut
Nowadays, everyone seems to be talking about what used to be taboo; what goes on in the bathroom.
From the sprays that make your experience smell nice, to the endless amounts of products claiming to help with digestion, going to the bathroom is now everyone’s business!
And in terms of supplements, fiber is at the top of this list.
The king of helping you “go” is touted to be in a lot of the foods that we eat. However, many of us aren’t getting enough of it.
But how much do you really know about fiber?
Let’s break down what it is and just why it's so vital to many things. And some facts may even surprise you!
Fiber is the roughage that comes with vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, and whole grains. Alone it does nearly miraculous things – it suppresses appetite (reducing weight), improves your blood sugar and cholesterol profile, decreases inflammation, and slows aging.
In short, fiber is awesome!
As Dr. Sara has seen in her practice, this nutrient is a must for women.
With eighty percent of women aged 35+ having estrogen dominance, fiber is proven to lower estrogen levels (and thus prevent breast cancer).
Fiber Love is an exclusive product that Dr. Sara can’t stop talking about. With 6 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber per serving, Fiber Love is a low-allergy-potential blend which can support healthy intestinal transit time and bowel regularity.
Bonus: Fiber helps you regulate the Fatso (yes, that’s really the name) gene.
This gene is strongly associated with your body mass index, and when you have the variant you have sloppy control of leptin, a hormone in charge of satiety - meaning you’re hungry all the time. Turn off your Fatso gene with exercise, a low carbohydrate food plan and a diet that’s high in, you guessed it, fiber!
3. Flood Your Body with Good Bacteria
Were you able to dodge the cold that your children brought home from school last week? If so, you can thank your immune system.
With the majority of your immune system housed in your digestive tract, having the proper balance of bacteria is vital.
Enter in probiotics.
These bacteria flood your gut, keeping your insides flourishing with a healthy colony of good germs.
In recent years, the medical community has touted the benefits and the food industry has responded with probiotics now in everything from milk to packaged foods.
Don’t get tricked. The best food sources remain yogurt and fermented stars such as Kimchi and Sauerkraut.
Although many of us, especially during stressful times such as the holiday season, are not eating enough of these.
If you’re finding it hard to get your daily dose of probiotics in, we are in love with Probiotic Booster.
What’s different about this supplement is that it doesn’t just provide relief from intestinal distress with just any old strain of bacteria. No, Dr. Sara has taken it a step further by utilizing 60 billion powerful microorganisms, including a 50/50 blend of B lactis bi-07 and L acidophilus NCFM.
And this just makes it even better: Probiotic Booster is a dairy-free capsule, non-GMO, gluten free and vegetarian.
So what are you waiting for? As we said earlier, a healthy gut is a sexy gut!
Now that we know what a few of the foundational supplements are to help you tackle 2019, we wanted to introduce a few of the superstar newbies gaining popularity.
4. The Secret to Catching More Zzzz’s
You might think we are going to mention Melatonin. No, we are talking about the other “M”, Magnesium.
This essential mineral, is one of seven essential macro-minerals that the human body needs in large quantities. And we do not produce it naturally so the magnesium your body needs must come from outside sources.
Magnesium functions on many levels within the human body, helping regulate and facilitate many essential functions.
And of its benefits?
You guessed it, better sleep. Insomnia is a common symptom of magnesium deficiency (and most adults are deficient).
Achieving and maintaining healthy magnesium levels often leads to deeper, more sound sleep.
How does it work?
When your body gets the restorative sleep from magnesium, it then maintains healthy levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that promotes sleep.
Dark, leafy vegetables are a good source but realistically, how many of us are eating greens with every meal?
How else can you increase your levels?
Enter Dr. Sara’s Essential Magnesium. This is must-have supplement for 2019!
The difference is clear: This highly absorbable form of Magnesium has a unique formulation of magnesium bis-glycinate.
This magnesium formulation is absorbed through a mechanism similar to those of amino acids - which means it does not depend on stomach acid for absorption like the other brands.
Oh and one more thing that we want to share about magnesium...it also contributes to heart and bone health too! And for women, we recognize the importance of this.
5. Getting Rid of the Junk
What’s the best way to lose the junk we accumulate in our bodies?
A quick internet search for a detox will provide you with a variety of options, however, the safety of many of these are questionable.
What’s really a detox? Detox is nutrient rehab. Detoxing means cleaning out the body, removing toxins, clearing out your jammed hormone receptors, and resetting key hormones.
And detoxing works best when you actively do it on a daily basis.
Looking for a few simple ways to get started with your detox...
Try Clean Slate. This supplement provides daily support for detoxification.
How’s it different from the rest?
It uses key phytonutrients like methylated (30% of people cannot metabolize unmethylated!) vitamin B12, and a bioavailable version of folate called calcium L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate.
Also, drink herbal teas. Some of Dr. Sara’s favorites teas are ayurvedic, including holy basil (tulsi) or ashwagandha, or oat straw before bed. When not detoxing or when transitioning off caffeine, you can drink green tea.
6. A Little Fish Goes A Long Way
We've all heard about the benefits of eating more fish.
Rich in the beneficial oils known as omega-3 fatty acids, the best include mackerel, herring, tuna, and salmon.
Two of the most important omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
The research on omega’s continues to fascinate Dr. Sara. In fact, she’s been a proponent of fish oil for years.
Why do you need it?
From reducing inflammation in the body, to boosting immune response, the omega’s seem to have it all. Oh and did we mention, it also gets a standing ovation for increasing joint health and is good for your heart!
After taking the time to formulate the best omega supplement, the long awaited, Omega Hero is here.
What’s different about Omega Hero?
The higher doses of both EPA and DHA come in a purified triglyceride form for maximum absorption...and you only need to take one pill.
7. The Hottest Anti-Aging Powerhouse Supplement
The latest in anti-aging has skipped the cosmetic counter by recognizing what we put into our bodies are just as important, if not more so, as what we use on them.
Resveratrol, most commonly found in red wine, it has been shown to fight the effects of aging on a cellular level. Resveratrol also can mimic the benefits of calorie restriction – that is, eating less – and is a strong antioxidant.
Berberine is a plant compound that has anti-inflammatory and metabolism-balancing effects. It cools inflammation in your body and behaves like an antioxidant.
Did you know?
Dr. Sara’s Berberine formula is more potent and bioavailable than some Berberine formulations, so 400 mg once per day is sufficient. Other less concentrated formulas may require higher or more frequent doses.
And guess what? Blood sugar rises with age, starting at 50, and berberine can help you normalize blood sugar levels, supplementing with Berberine is an easy anti-aging win.
You can get these supplements and more rolled into one with Dr. Sara’s Aging Reset Essentials.
There are so many supplements to choose from and these are just a few that we believe provide a good start. To see what else is in Dr. Sara’s product line, click here.
Remember friends that supplements help bridge the gap and can't replace healthy eating.
Take time to breathe and get focused on making progress on your New Year goals,
Team Dr. Sara & Reset360