Sunday, September 7, 2014
Detox Supplements and their Cost (Be Careful of Iron Supplements)
Here is a list of the detox supplements I'm taking for my Nutritional Balancing program and some vitamin and mineral information.
*NOTE - this was my prescription for my 1st hair test when I was in the 4 Lows pattern. It changes every 4 months. For a list of detox supplements everyone needs see my article here.
I've never taken so many pills in my life! But it's totally worth it. The supplements and dosages were specific for my hair test results. The numbers indicate the dosages throughout the day. So 2-2-2 means 2 pills 3x day. It definitely isn't cheap. I did the math and it comes out to $5.37/day or $161/month for my current regime. To put it in perspective, pretty much the same price as a daily fancy latte at Starbucks. I've already sent out a prayer to the universe to help me make enough money to buy organic food and my supplements.
Even if you're not going to do a Nutritional Balancing program because you're not ready yet, you can try some of these detox supplements that everyone needs and see how you feel. However, it is recommended to use a trained practitioner to get the formula just right. Hair Test results aren't easy or intuitive to read. I'm an approved practitioner and would love to work with you if you're interested.
Keep in mind, just by changing my diet I felt way better even before I started the supplements. (Haven't had to take my bladder infection supplement since I started the program!)
You also get a 20% discount from Endomet labs if you mention your practitioner's name. All of the info below is from Dr. Wilson's website. I summarized and added links if you'd like to read more.
TMG 1-1-1 : (Trimethylglycine) (I chose Source Naturals 750mg $19.59/240 ct) This supplement functions and acts like an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, energy booster, methyl donor and more. When ingested the body converts the methyl groups into components. One of those is a B-complex vitamin that has been shown to benefit chronic fatigue syndromes, allergies, alcoholism and drug addictions. It's also been shown to assist with speech and behavior in autistic people, it improves ADHD and neurological function. The other component is Glycine which is an amino acid important in the formation of collagen, among other functions. It also increases the body's natural production of SAM-e which helps with depression. *Note 12/30/15: Dr Wilson recently changed the recommendation of this supplement, women should only take 1000mg a day and men can take up to 2000mg
Limcomin 2-1-2: ($34.40 for 180 ct with 20% discount or more when you have a practitioner) This is a formula made by Endomet Labs which contains copper, manganese, zinc, magnesium, and vitamins A, C and B6. It's useful for boosting the immune system and to correct infections in the body. I suspect this supplement has a lot to do with why I was able to stop taking D-Mannose after a few days.
Paramin 3-3-3: (same price as Limcomin) Another formula made by Endomet Labs that is mainly Calcium and Magnesium supplements with some boron and Vitamin D. It helps balance the pH, autonomic nervous system, it calms the nerves to promote rest and sleep. They recommend only buying this formula because they don't get the same results from other calcium magnesium products. I was prescribed a heavy dose because I was in a 4-lows pattern and Paramin helps "put the adrenals to bed" so they can rebuild.
GB-3: 1-1-1 ($44.00/180 ct) An Endomet labs digestive enzyme supplement formula made from ox bile, pancreatin and Russian black radish. GB3 helps kill infections, yeasts, parasites and other flora or micro-organisms in the intestines that aren't ideal. It can also help destroy cancer cells and is an excellent liver support formula that helps the body eliminate many toxic metals and chemicals from the liver. (hence the need for the coffee enemas to flush out the toxins) The only alternative I know about which is close but not as powerful is Now Foods Super Enzymes.
Taurine: 2-1-2 ($37.60/180 ct) Endomet Labs formula. An amino acid that is usually only prescribed with those in a four lows pattern. Helps will lots of things in the body. See the link for more info.
Kelp: 2-2-2 (Nature's Way $5.99/180 ct) Something Dr. Wilson recommends for everyone (except if you have a serious thyroid issue) as an excellent all around trace mineral supplement. It also has protein, vitamins and is rich in folic acid, a special form of calcium and bioavailable iodine. He speaks of why he chooses kelp above all other mineral supplements or green foods and also why it's important to buy the right brand in this article here.
Vitamin D3: 5,000 iu/day (Healthy Origins $12.34/360 ct) New research indicates that going out in the sun doesn't seem to help one's Vitamin D status much, unless all day long. Vitamin D deficiency is a growing epidemic across the world and is contributing to many chronic debilitating diseases. It is involved in multiple repair and maintenance functions, touches thousands of different genes, regulates the immune system and much more. It's very effective against many things including cancer, and it reduces the chance of heart disease and diabetes by 43%.
Fish Oil: 1,000 mg/day (Puritan Pride: 3 bottles for $19.99). Dr. Wilson doesn't specify the brand on this one and I had already bought these. I'll probably get a different one next time because omega-3 is the most important and this blend has 3,6 and 9. Omega-3's are important for lubricants for the joints, keeping the cell membranes flexible and as an anti-inflammatory. These fatty acids are very important for the nervous system and a lack of them can contribute to ADD and ADHD, autism, learning disabilities and many common mental and emotional problems of children and adults.
If you're on an Iron Supplement, please read this article to learn about iron toxicity. He says in many cases of iron deficiency anemia, the cause is not really poor iron levels but copper toxicity and or biounavailable iron. Many doctors are prescribing iron to patients who do not need it, including most menstruating women who have copper toxicity and copper biounavailability causing their anemia. This wastes time and money and leads to worsening iron overload.
Lots of love on your journey to radiant health!