Let’s talk about supplements!
I knew I would need supplements, at the very least to balance my hormone levels. Turns out my hormones are creating other imbalances as well. For something so incredibly small, those little buggers can be pretty disruptive. Time to step aside, multi-vitamins, the big guns have arrived.
This is my new daily regimen:
With breakfast, 1 Methyl B12, 1 L-5-MTHF. 2 Liver-GI Detox, along with my current meds (Pristiq, Wellbutrin, and Crestor).
Mid morning, 1 scoop of MycoBind diluted in water. It’s a teensy scoop of beet root powder. No big deal.
With lunch, 2 Liver-GI Detox.
Midafternoon, another scoop of MycoBind.
With dinner, 1 L-5-MTHF, 2 Liver -GI Detox.
Before bed, another scoop of MycoBind, and 2-4 pumps Lipsomal GABA w L-theanin. The pumps are small and get squirted directly into my mouth. I swish it for 30 seconds before I swallow it. It’s actually decently tasty.
What does all this stuff do exactly? Gotta look this up again for a quick minute – hang tight…
- Support for liver and gastrointestinal detoxification‡
- Helps to ensure proper nutrient utilization in the intestine‡
- Made with hypoallergenic ingredients
Liver-G.I. Detox is formulated to stimulate both liver and gastrointestinal detoxification. Liver-G.I. Detox helps to maintain healthy integrity of the intestinal barrier.‡
L-5-MTHF provides a natural, biologically active form of folate. Folate is essential for cell division and growth, and also works to balance the homocysteine pathway.** These formulas provide folate in the bioidentical, bioactive form, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate. L-5-MTHF (the “L” signifying that it is the all-natural [6S] isomer) is the active circulating form of folate found in the body and one of the several forms found in food. In nature it is found only as this [6S] isomer, which is why DFH uses L-5-MTHF, the natural isomer, rather than the mixed (or racemic) form. Our L-5MTHF uses the patented folate derivative Quatrefolic®. This innovative form of folate has demonstrated high bioavailability and solubility as well as long lasting stability. Quatrefolic® L-5-MTHF helps to increase blood folate levels much better than folic acid.**
Methylcobalamin is an active, coenzyme form of vitamin B12 and helps to prevent vitamin B12 deficiency.
- Helps prevent vitamin B12 deficiency
- High dose vitamin B12 in its most effective form
- Promotes healthy nerve function
- Helps prevent pernicious anemia
Source of antioxidants. Provides antioxidants that help protect cells against (the oxidative damage caused by) free radicals.
Liposomal Glutathione is an exciting glutathione product formulated with liposomal technology. Liposomes are spheres made of phospholipids—the primary building blocks of cell membranes. Owing to this structure, liposomes bond easily with cell membranes to facilitate intracellular delivery of their nutrient cargo. Thanks to this enhanced delivery and absorption, nutrients delivered in liposomal form offer superior absorption and bioavailability.
Full disclosure – that is all straight up copy and paste. I want you to have exact information, and there’s no way I’m gonna explain all that with any amount of accuracy! It made complete sense to me when Corey explained it all, but retaining it all? Not my specialty.
I am waiting on BiEstroCare and Progesterone. This comes from a compound pharmacy. I talked to them yesterday, and apparently the holdup is my insurance. They initially approved full covereage, as they do with all my other prescriptions. Then they decided they need to investigate further to decide if I really need this and why. This is the difference between medical doctors prescribing synthetic drugs and naturopaths prescribing natural supplements. SO STUPID!
If I was taking long term synthetic HRTs to manage symptoms, they would pay 100% of that for as long as I wanted. But natural supplements, that I may potentially need on a short term, because the neurofeedback is teaching my brain to manage hormone creation and release on its own, well that sounds like a lot of phooey malarkey – further investigation is required.
The costs of all these extras are mounting up to be sure. That alone is anxiety-inducing. BUT THIS IS WORKING!!!
None of this is experimental. None of this is a shot in the dark with good wishes that I will feel better at some point. This is all designed with a lifetime of balanced health in sight. Over the long term this costs my insurance company so much less. But because very few people are asking for this in Canada, it is met with suspicion.
This is WHY.
Why I talk about my mental health.
Why I talk about spit and urine tests.
Why I share pictures of my brain.
Why I tell you every possible detail of every part of my journey.
The more we talk about it, the more people may be willing to give it a try based on my experience. This results in more demand for change from our traditional medical providers, our health care policy makers, and our insurance providers. And that creates change for good for everyone.
Coming next, further urinalyses and IV chelation therapy to determine and eliminate heavy metals. I grew up during the greatest lead generation. And, mercury fillings in my teeth. That stuff sticks around and creates all kind of havoc.
Before you pop that next big pharma vitamin, read the ingredient label. Do some research. See a naturopath. Having a clear picture of what your body and brain actually need, and how to best deliver that, is a game changer.
Stay well, my friends.