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Supportive Supplements

Holistic Care includes taking care of your body. Modern life, ultra processed foods, high stress, overtaxed adrenals, and indoor living all contribute to nutritional deficiency. Even with our best efforts to eat organic and a variety of foods, we often cave in to dining out, convenience eating, skipping meals, and limiting the variety of foods we eat. Our foods also contain fewer nutrient dense levels due to poor soil conditions and pesticides. Genetics can also influence lower nutrient levels like vitamin B12 and magnesium.  Here are some healthful products that can be affordable and useful in having "whole person" health care.  Below are examples of quality brands.


Supportive Supplements

Acetyl L-Carnitine

Acetyl-L-carnitine helps the body produce energy. Important for heart and brain function, muscle movement, and body  functions requiring energy. Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) is considered the most effective form for the brain. Studies suggest its beneficial for support in neurodegenerative diseases. Acetyl-L-carnitine is often used to assist in improving memory,  thinking skills, alcohol use disorder, bipolar disorder, nerve pain, fibromyalgia, and infertility.  It is also used to help the body turn fat into energy.

Chewable Vitamin B complex

"B-Complex vitamins are a group of important water-soluble vitamins with similar functions in the body. B-Complex vitamins provide nutritive support for healthy hair and skin, nerve impulse transmission, immune system function and red blood cell formation. They also work together to aid in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. This product is specially formulated for people exposed to stress."


As a losenge meant to be absorbed sublingually. It is premethylated to help the body manufacture neurotransmitters a bit more efficiently. Some individuals with MTHFR snips tend to benefit from ingestion on this form. Please consult with your provider for individualized dosing.

Jarrow Formulas® Methyl B-12, Methylfolate Plus Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P5P) Lozenge combines the active forms of these vitamins to support DNA and neurotransmitter synthesis and amino acid metabolism.* Homocysteine is converted to methionine by methylfolate and B12, and to cysteine by P5P-dependent enzymes. * Click on picture link.

Buffered Vitamin C

Buffered C Powder makes it easier for individuals with sensitive digestive systems to absorb a higher amount of vitamin C without suffering from gas, bloating, intestinal discomfort. 

Thyroid Support

 NOW® Thyroid Energy™ is a complete nutritional supplement for the support of a healthy thyroid gland. NOW has combined iodine and tyrosine, the two constituents necessary for the synthesis of thyroid secretions. The minerals selenium, zinc and copper have been added as cofactors needed for normal thyroid function.* In addition, NOW® Thyroid Energy™ has the ayurvedic herbal extract ashwagandha to complement its nutritional support components.Click on picture link.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is synthesized in the body by exposure to the sun. This is reduced when sunblock is added or when a person is a person of color. Due to excessive indoor living, our vitamin D levels are lower than previous generations. Modern persons need a baseline of  daily intake of  2,000 iu of Vitamin D. If you are running low, you made can feel depressed and may have seasonal sadness. Persons more likely to get COVID 19 have been found to have low vitamin D levels. 

Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes help break down food to be better absorbed in the gut to be used as nutrition to think and function. * These proteins accelerate chemical reactions converting food substances to be easily absorbed in the digestive tract.  Amylase breaks down carbohydrates and starches, Protease breaks down proteins, and Lipase breaks down fats to useable forms. They can help decrease stomach discomfort, acid reflux, bloating and gas and tend to be better than using synthetic medications like tums and acid blockers which prevent absorption.  click on picture link.

Daily Essential Nutrients

Daily Essential Nutrients (DEN)is available without a prescription. Used by healthcare professionals worldwide for treating mood and anxiety-related disorders,  bipolar disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, OCD, and anxiety disorders. DEN is a clinical-strength broad-spectrum micronutrient formulation. DEN provides a solid nutritional foundation for optimal brain and body need to performance.* It is backed by independent, peer-reviewed research including double-blind studies. Recommended by health providers worldwide to improve mood, mental clarity, and behavior in clients.* Click on picture link.

EMPowerplus Lightning Trial Pack

This multi-ingredient formula is intended as  complimentary support for mental health treatment for kids and adults." Comprised of 36 vitamins and minerals in a unique direct-to-mouth (DTM) powder delivery system, it rapidly delivers nutrition sublingually, bipassing the gut.  Placed as powder under the tongue, the flavorful powder is meant to replace lost nutrients due to prolonged stress. There is not another substitute for this product. This specific supplement is backed by impressive science and >20 years of testimonials of improved health and well-being.*"  Click on picture link.

Vitamin K2

For every 5,000-10,000 units of D3 being recommended and tested for, we are recommending 100 mcg of K2 mk7 to be sure and prevent the inappropriate calcification that higher doses of D3 alone could cause.As described above, when vitamin D3 is taken with vitamin K2, they work together to maintain calcium balance. But when vitamin D3 is taken without vitamin K2 it exacerbates the deposition of calcium in blood vessels and other soft tissues, including the lungs. This can cause acute lung damage and respiratory distress.  * Click on picture link.


Inositol Powder helps create the antioxidant Glutathione. Aids in detoxification to protect and decrease Kidney and Liver damage. Crosses the blood brain barrier. Used to improve psychiatric disorders, addictive behaviors,  pediatric bipolar disorder, ADD, anxiety, and depression. Helps relieve respiratory conditions as it breaks up mucous. Boosts brain health by regulating glutamate and replenishing Glutathione. Helps calm  symptoms of stress, anxiety, panic and depression. Supports  brain and digestive function by influencing neurotransmitter signaling.* Effective in double-blind trials as a complimentary intervention for anxiety and OCD  when taken at prescribed doses. Taken in water, sprinkled on food, or eaten as dry powder on a spoon.  Follow your prescriber's doses which will be higher than listed on bottle. Click on picture link.


"Glutamine is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins. Its side chain is similar to that of glutamic acid, except the carboxylic acid group is replaced by an amide. It is classified as a charge-neutral, polar amino acid." Glutamine is taken by mouth for sickle cell disease, to improve nutrition and help people recover from surgery, injuries, burns, bone marrow transplant, complications of HIV/AIDS, radiation, and cancerchemotherapy, and for many other uses.


Theanine(aka L-γ-glutamylethylamide and N⁵-ethyl-L-glutamine) is a specific amino acid analogue of the proteinogenic amino acids L-glutamate and L-glutamine. It is primarily found in certain plant and fungal species and used for decreasing anxiety, helping support sleep, and providing a sense of calm. 

Magnesium Glycinate

Magnesium glycinate, a mineral supplement, is more easily absorbed in the gut than other magnesium products.  Persons with low serum blood magnesium levels tend to be more nervous, suffer leg cramps, limb numbness and tingling, sleep disturbances, and be more anxious or worried. Magnesium can reduce muscular tension, improve sleep, help with constipation, and decrease tension headaches. This flavorful chewable product is easy to take and easily absorbed in the body, helping to support the nervous system. * (4 tablets = 400 mg).  

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Magnesium malleate

Magnesium malate, created from malic acid magnesium salt, is a mineral health supplement commonly used for nutritional support. Magnesium tends to be low in our modern diets and in the soil from our food crops. People are commonly deficient often experiencing muscle aches, leg cramps, muscular tension, sleep disturbances, headaches, and migraines. This supplement is often used to soften these symptoms, ideally doses are recommended by qualified health providers.


Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in response to darkness; its function is to regulate the natural sleep–wake cycle. It influences the body's 24-hour internal clock (circadian rhythms) which creates restorative sleep. Being exposed to light at night (lamps or screens) blocks normal melatonin production. This is why many people today have sleep disturbances. Sold as dietary supplement, it is should only be used short-term to treat insomnia, jet lag or shift work. We need lower doses than sold over the counter, often just 0.5-1 mg nightly.

NAC-N Acetylcysteine

NAC can help balance your adrenals helping to balance cortisol and sleep/wake states. It can also help balance your moods too. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has been used as an antioxidant precursor to glutathione (γ-glutamylcysteinylglycine; GSH) dependence. N-acetylcysteine is also used as an antidote for acetaminophen overdose and to help break up mucus.  Also found to be helpful w/Cannabis dependence and mildly assist with Cocaine dependence.

PB8 Probiotic

Gut health is essential to have an optimal immune system and stable moods. PB8 supports Digestive Health with 14 Billion active cultures of 8 different strains of  beneficial bacteria. The microflora growth concentrate selected for PB8 is inulin, a carbohydrate from chicory root (Cichorium intybus). Inulin is also found in a variety of fruits, vegetables, and grains..Researchers have recently discovered healthy levels of gut bacteria is the cornerstone of physical and mental health.* This product is free of Milk, Gluten or Soy and sold in a BPA-Free Bottles.   

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SAMe  (akS-Adenosyl methionine) is a molecule that is formed naturally in the body. It can also be made in the laboratory. SAMe is involved in the formation, activation, or breakdown of other chemicals in the body, including hormones, proteins, and certain drugs. 

Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids

Omega-3s are vital for normal brain function and development. Low levels of omega-3s may accelerate brain aging and contribute to deficits in brain function.   omega-3 fatty acids may also be important to mental health. The two main omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have important biological functions in the CNS. Omega-3s help lower the risk of major chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and arthritis and have been found to improve mood and memory thus protecting the brain from depression and dementing illness. Click on picture link.


Zinc, a nutrient found throughout your body, helps your immune system and metabolism function. Boosts Your Immune System. Zinc helps keep your immune system strong. Because it is necessary for immune cell function and cell signaling.  Zinc is also important to wound healing and sense of taste and smell. Doses should not exceed 25 mg daily and sometimes less is required unless instructed by a qualified health professional. 


Great Food & Supplement Store

This farmers market grocery store has an excellent selection of high quality food supplements. You can shop locally and get assistance in product selection from their nutritionists or purchase online. 

Click link below to go to supplement section at Sprouts.


*The Food & Drug Administration have not reviewed these claims.

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