High-Quality Natural Supplements

A recipe is only as good as the ingredients – same goes for supplements! In a market with tremendous variation in supplement quality, I comb through research and seek out companies backed by strong scientific data and vetted sourcing. These supplements rank for purity, potency and no dangerous fillers. Choose these best-in-class supplements to live better and fill any gaps in your diet.

High-Quality Natural Supplements

Each energy supplement listed below works in a different way. It may take some experimentation to find the right combination for you. Caffeine-containing products have an immediate effect. Others such as B12 and NADH may be most helpful when used consistently for a few months. For an immediate but gentle physical and cognitive boost that will provide sustained energy and focus without the crash, try combining one from each category, such as Ribo-CarniClear + Ningxia Nitro.
Energy
Caffeine-Free:
Designs for Health – Ribo-CarniClear
RLC Labs – a Drenal
Seeking Health – Active B12 with L-5-MTHF, 60 Lozenges
Seeking Health – NADH + CoQ10 25 mg NADH + 50 mg CoQ10 Lozenges
Contains Caffeine:
Amazing Grass – Green Superfood Energy

Immunity

Timing is everything when it comes to getting ahead of a virus. It’s a good idea to keep your kitchen pharmacy stocked with 2-3 supplements that strengthen your immune response. By having them on hand you will be able to take 1-2 as soon as you have been exposed to an unhealthy person or are starting to feel under the weather. This can help bring virus replication (which is what makes you eventually feel sick) to a halt.

Refer to my book, Optimize Your Immune System, for more specific information on my top immune supplement recommendations, the 3 phases of immune support, and what to take during each phase – plus immunity on a budget recommendations. Below, you will find some of the products recommended in my book plus a wider selection to choose from to meet a variety of needs. Choose 1-2 to take and follow label directions.

Elderberry is one of my favorite immune support supplements. It comes in many forms. Many of my students use it every day during the fall and winter. The syrup is a delicious topper for pancakes or stirred into yogurt. Gaia is a company that owns their own farms and makes excellent products. The Nature’s Way product is a great combination product for anyone who needs to get more of the important immune nutrients, vitamin C and zinc.

Biocidin – Throat Spray
Designs for Health – EGCG Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract
Enzymedica – MucoStop
Gaia Herbs – Black Elderberry Extra Strength Immune Support Gummies
Gaia Herbs – Goldenseal Propolis Throat Spray
Gaia Herbs – Immune Shine
Gaia Herbs – Black Elderberry Capsules
Gaia Herbs – Black Elderberry Night Time Syrup
Gaia Herbs – Black Elderberry Syrup
Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract Formula 103 Immune Formula
Kyolic – My Community (extract or capsules)
Host Defense – Aged Garlic Extract Formula 103 – Immune
Life Extension – Super Bio-Curcumin
Metagenics – Immune Active
Natura Health Products – Botanical Treasures
Natura Health Products – Flew Away
Natura Health Products – Mushroom Synergy
Natural Factors – Anti-V Formula
Nture’s Way – Sambucus Elderberry (also contains vitamin C and Zinc)
Nutribiotic – GSE Grapefruit Seed Extract
Pharmax – Garlic Freeze Dried
Pure Encapsulations – Grapefruit Seed Extract
Quick Silver Scientific – Vitamin C + Elderberry
Source Naturals – Wellness Formula Daily Immune Support (capsules)
Y.S. Eco Bee Farms – Propolis 1000

Vitamin D

In addition to strengthening your immune system, vitamin D is an essential nutrient for overall wellness. Its best to take vitamin D along with vitamins K1 and K2. These added nutrients make sure the increased calcium that’s absorbed as a result of taking vitamin D, will get ushered to the right place and not wind up in your arteries and joints where it can wreak havoc. Vitamin A in the second entry below provides extra barrier immune support.

If you regularly eat foods high in vitamin K1 and K2, you can get the less costly products that contain only vitamin D.

See my book for additional information on optimal D levels, testing and calculating the right dosage.

Vitamin D with Vitamin K1 and K2:
Designs for Health – Vitamin D Supreme with 5,000 IU of D
Natural Health Products – Vitamin D+A+K
Vitamin D Only:
Carlson – Liquid Super Daily D3 drops with 1,000 IU of D
Nature’s Way – Vitamin D3 with 2,000 IU of D

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential immune nutrient that is also a multitasker. Consume high vitamin C foods every day along with a vitamin C supplement to get the full amount needed for optimal health. Take extra C during times of stress and infection.
Garden of Live – Living Vitamin C Antioxidant Blend, 250 mg
LivOn Laboratories – Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C 1,000 mg (liposomal)
Natural Factors – Big Friends Chewable Vitamin C, 250 mg
Natural Factors – C 500 mg, fruit-flavor chew in a peach, passionfruit and mango blend
PERQUE – Potent C Guard (buffered powder), 1,584 mg
Pioneer – Vitamin C , 500 mg

Zinc

Designs for Health – Zinc Supreme, 30 mg
Garden of Life – Vitamin Code Raw Zinc, 30 mg
Natura Health Products – Zinc, 25 mg

Multivitamins

Even if you try to eat healthy, you are most likely not getting enough nutrients since the soil our food is grown on is very nutrient depleted. Continue to do your best to have healthy meals and snacks and then fill the nutrient gaps with a good multivitamin. My Whole Foods Quick Start Guide with Tracker can help you make healthy food choices. It is best to spread out your multivitamins instead of taking the full dose at one time. The products below split the daily dose into 2-6 tablets, making it easy to spread them out.
Designs for Health – Twice Daily Multi
Nature’s Way – Doctor’s Choice 45+ Women
Nature’s Way – Doctor’s Choice 50+ Men

Thorne – Basic Nutrients II

Joint & Ligament

Designs for Health – Inflammatone
New Chapter – Zyflamend Whole body
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Disclaimer and Important Safety Notes

All recommendations are for non-pregnant, non-nursing adults. The contents of Product’s Marie Loves are for educational purposes only. It should not be used in any way as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment with your physician or other qualified healthcare provider. Recommendations are not provided to diagnose, prescribe or treat any condition. All recommendations are for general guidance only. Information for strengthening the immune system and supporting the healthy function of your body, is not intended as a or diagnosis of any sickness. Every foreign invader has unique characteristics and may respond in a manner that differs from the activity demonstrated in the research. Since every person has a unique physiology and responds differently, you should consult your primary physician or qualified healthcare provider prior to using any new food, supplement or product. Supporting one’s immune system is in no way a guarantee against any illness.
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