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    Hello! I just started Phase One of the program yesterday and I would like to start taking supplements as directed in the book. I know nothing about supplements, but am learning that there are low quality & high quality supplements and vitamins. What are some specific brand recommendations for the following vitamins and supplements the book recommends: Glutamine, Fish Oil, Multivitamin, Liver Supplement, Vitamin B Complex, Omega 3 Capsules, Liver Supplement & Vitamin D-3. (And any others I may have missed.)

    I would also love a recommendation for a protein powder.

    Thanks so much for any help!

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    Jessica Romeo
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    Ok so I am going to have to do a little digging into this one, but for now, I would definitely focus on the B complex vitamin, there is actually one sold here under the member tab thats the one I use and love it! I need to do some more research into all the others, for now though just know that trying as hard as possible to vary your diet as far as veggies and protein goes is your best bet, before stocking up on supplements. Anyways I will get back to you on this!

    For protein powder I personally LOVE Vital Protein Collagen Peptides (but it is flavorless), you can find this on Amazon. Others on the Facebook page love the Quest Protein powders. I will look for links and send them to you later!

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    Okay, thanks so much for any digging you are doing Jessica! I have the B Complex vitamin through PS1000 and it is wonderful. I feel more energy. I really like taking it every day. Thank you for the protein powder recommendations! I need a powder for my smoothies. Picking the right one from a grocery store is overwhelming! Thank you again for any other vitamins/supplement recommendations!

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    blanca rosas
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    Hi…in the same situation as Stacie…would like some recommendations on the supplements.

    thank you

    #9869

    Jessica Romeo
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    My main concern with supplements is that often times people self diagnose and can cause harm. I don’t really like telling anyone to take supplements beyond the drops and B12 drops, and sometimes a liver supplement. Is there any specific reason you are concerned with being deficient? Also if you are on any medications sometimes it can be a little dangerous to use supplements because there may be drug interactions that happen. I also do recommend for people at some point to ask their doctor to run some lab tests on them. I did this over a year ago and was surprised to know that I was actually not low or high on any of the key vitamins. This can be very helpful and a lot safer than just thinking you need it. However if you are still wanting to get supplements I would go to your nearest health food store, (not a big grocery store) and ask someone there what products they recommend. There are so many on the market that it is impossible for me to keep up and honestly I rarely ever tell someone to take supplements. The main thing is to never go for the cheapest vitamins, this is usually a bad quality vitamin.

    Here is a fantastic resource that describes each vitamin, their role in our bodies, the amounts we need and what happens when we have too much or too little of them. For some it will even list drug interactions. So when you go to the site you can click on the vitamin and then click on vitamin name-consumer
    https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/list-all/

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