Our Top Supplements
WHY these made it into “Our Favorite Supplements”
Ingredients: Broccoli Sprouts (Sulforaphane – proprietary process), Melon Concentrate, Chaga Mushroom, Curcumin, Black Cumin, Resveratrol, Quercetin, Probiotic Blend
The ingredients speak for themselves. Sulforaphane (search in PubMed), found in broccoli sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables, is proving to be one of the most exciting dietary compounds in terms of positive epigenetic effects. Together with the melon concentrate Caibr8 is formulated to help the body ramp up its own antioxidant production system to produce the most powerful antioxidants such as superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase. We also love that the secondary ingredients are all those that we always come across in our research and are sure to get into Ryder as well, all in formula that’s so delicious we’re even able to sneak in less appealing yet important supplements (such as Haelan 951…) along with it and Ryder still demands it every day.
Ingredients: Fermented Soy: Genistein, Daidzein
This is a product that has been around for a long time with very impressive research associated with it. It’s one of the few nutritional products to accumulate several studies in clinical settings with actual cancer patients, which explains why so many natural practitioners we’ve worked with along the way have enthusiastically endorsed it. There has also been an incredible amount of research on the primary isoflavone itself, genistein (search in PubMed!) for a host of conditions. Haelan uses a special strain of soy with the absolute highest content of the beneficial isoflavones and other important nutrients (each bottle contains 25 pounds’ worth!) and is strenuously tested for GMO and all other potential impurities. Be warned, the only thing that’s not so hot about Haelan is the taste. The NG feeding tube we had in Ryder for over a year was a life-saver (literally), and after we did take it out we found we could mix the Haelan with water, Calibr8, and a little bit of coconut milk (LINK TO NATURAL VALUE) and almost entirely hide the taste! BEST OF ALL – Haelan has so much research behind it that the product was recently approved by the FDA to be covered by insurance!! You can contact Haelan Products directly for information on how to work with your doctor to submit a claim to your insurance company.
Ingredients: Chrysin, Coriolus Versicolor, Diindolymethane (DIM), Resveratrol, Turmeric Extract (Curcumin), Quercetin, Green Tea Extract, L-Selenium Methionine
Another product that’s got so many crucial ingredients all in one place! LifeOne delivers all of these compounds in a liposomal base which has been shown to dramatically increase absorption of nutrients and tastes pretty good too! The various case reports submitted by actual doctors using the product and other studies you can find at lifeone.org are very encouraging as well.
Ingredients: Liposomal Sodium Ascorbate
The benefits of Vitamin C are very well known and documented. You can read about them and the history of high dose Vitamin C use in our article on the subject! We like Core Med Science because they’ve been making liposomal products for a long time and put a lot of emphasis on quality control and efficacy of the liposomes. The product is tested non GM and pesticide free and uses non hydrogenated phosphatidylcholine, which is very important for health. We also really like the fact that there aren’t a whole bunch of “other ingredients” like you see with a lot of liposomal products and they state right on the website that the “natural flavors” are fruit and berry extracts and contain no MSG or anything synthetic. It’s priced a lot better than many of other high-end liposomal C products which is important as if you’re following a high-dose C protocol it adds up quickly, and Ryder loves the taste to boot.
Ingredients: Apple, Maqui, Acai, Bilberry, Blueberry, Chokeberry, Cranberry & Goji Berry Extracts, Marine Phytoplankton, Halophile Pink Micro Algae, Mangosteen, Pomegranate, Noni Juice, Olive Leaf Extract, Ginger, Rose, & Frankincense Essential Oils
This is our dietary antioxidant powerhouse… While the antioxidants produced by the body (that we use the Calibr8 for) are likely the most powerful, we want to be sure we’re getting all forms and sources and we have never found a better whole food antioxidant juice than this. It’s got a super high ORAC score of 58,000 but much, much more importantly Be Young has performed extensive testing to ensure the product is actually absorbed and used by the cells of the body. Manufacturers can put whatever claim of an ORAC score they want on a product but if the body isn’t utilizing it at a cellular level it doesn’t do a whole lot of good. It was also designed with the fact in mind that there are more than just one major class of free radicals, there are actually five. Many antioxidants only hit one or two of the different free radical classes whereas Masaji addresses four of them. Along with all of the incredible antioxidant berry and fruit ingredients it’s also got marine phytoplankton and pink micro algae for a nutrition super boost and together with the ginger, rose, and frankincense essential oils the taste is unbelievable!!
Ingredients: Fermented Wheat Germ Extract
Fermented wheat germ extract (search in PubMed!) is a very interesting substance we’re very happy to have found it. More and more research is coming out showing that instead of being so focused on genetics or even epigenetics, we should be looking at cell mitochondria and how cells metabolize energy. From the company’s website: “when you have enemy cells in your body, they use glucose at a rate that is 10 to 50 times faster than normal, healthy cells do. That’s why people with serious health issues get frail because massive amounts of glucose are being robbed from their healthy cells and providing a feast for these enemy cells to grow and reproduce. (Metatrol) helps the body regulate glucose metabolism so efficiently that the enemy cells are forced to use glucose at a normal, healthy rate. But guess what. These harmful cells can’t survive without massive amounts of glucose, so they literally starve and die.” Metatrol is the new super concentrated, gluten-free version of a well-known fermented wheat germ extract product called Avemar.
Bee Propolis Ultimate – Natura Nectar Use discount code “MKCC” to receive 25% off at checkout
Ingredients: Brazilian Red Bee Propolis, Ultra-Green Bee Propolis, Brown Bee Propolis
If you haven’t seen our article on the benefits of bee propolis (search in PubMed!), it’s a must read!! The amount of research that’s been done on the compounds found within bee propolis is mind-blowing. The only problem in my own research was that I quickly came to realize that depending on what region the bees live in, you could be getting entirely different compounds from one source to the next! That’s why we were so excited to discover NaturaNectar’s Ultimate product, which combines red, green, and brown propolis from different regions all into one product. The other problem we were finding with most other propolis products is that they come in tinctures with a base of either alcohol or polypropylene glycol depending on the extraction method, both of which taste horrendous. The alcohol didn’t excite us to be giving to our child, and the product was very sticky making it almost impossible to mix into juice. The polypropylene glycol was more solvent, but when we looked into that chemical we quickly realized it is absolutely NOT something we wanted to be putting into our child. Again, NaturaNectar saved the day with their purified water extraction method that results in a very pure powder that can either be taken in a capsule or easily mixed into juice with a pleasing taste. IMPORTANT: On the NaturaNectar website you can use the code MKCC for 25% off of anything you choose.
Marine phytoplankton are a species of microalgae that grow in the ocean, feeding most marine life also supplying a large concentration of the earth’s oxygen! We love marine phytoplankton because it is the epitome of nutrient density AND living food! And we love Ocean’s Alive because they seem to do phytoplankton better than just about everyone else!! Possibly the best selling point for us is that they went to great lengths to choose the two best strains of phytoplankton to match human nutritional needs, and they take the best samples from each batch to grow the next. So the product literally keeps getting better and better! As product purity is a huge deal to us and the quality of the oceans these days is questionable at best, it’s also very good to know that Ocean’s Alive is grown in a completely contaminant free photobioreactor.
Ingredients: MSM / Organic Sulfur
The sulfur cycle transports oxygen across cell membranes and also assists in the HEALTHY regeneration of cells. The sulfur cycle in both plants and humans has been broken due to the pesticides used in modern farming. So we need to be sure we’re getting our sulfur. As always with a specific product we look for purity. We’ve tried several brands and H2O Air Water Americas’ crystals are by far the largest we’ve gotten and we love the fact they do a combination of in-house and third party testing for purity.
Throughout this journey we’ve constantly been searching for the ultimate multi vitamin / mineral product. Lately this view has shifted and more and more we’ve been looking to whole food products to cover all of Ryder’s foundational nutritional needs. Even the best multi product is still “fragmented nutrition” which isn’t quite the same to the body as the real thing. While Ryder does still get IntraMAX (the best “multi” product we’ve ever found hands down) once or twice a week to ensure we’re covering our bases, his daily nutrition is coming from whole food sources. Marine phytoplankton and moringa oleifera are both known to contain just about all vitamins, minerals, and amino acids necessary for the body to function (and heal!!) properly, in whole food form in the right ratios that it knows exactly what to do with, and in the most nutrient dense / best bang for your buck concentrations you could ask for.
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