There was a time I was taking up to 24 different supplements and herbs. I had two cases of pill holders because nothing would fit how much I was taking. I’ve learned to simplify my supplements after the parasite infection is gone. Prior to being properly diagnosed and treated, I was given countless supplements that my body was barely absorbing. In August, I decided to take a break and stop using all supplements because I knew something was off (infection). I’m happy I made that decision on my own even though I was scared I just kept trusting myself (hello, intuition). Now, I can finally and happily start the healing process of the immune and gut function. I’m not adding dosages because they vary based on person and again this is for me.
VSL DS #3- High potency probiotic, designed for ulcerative colitis.
Vitamin D3 liquid –I suggest anyone with an autoimmune disease to take vitamin D. It reduces excess inflammation. Especially if you are on prednisone or have a long history of steroid use, you should look into taking vitamin D.
S-Acetyl Glutathione- this supplement is an accelerated form of glutathione. It’s made by Xymogen and a fairly new supplement. But again this helps with overall digestion, absorption, healthy immune and cell function.
Hepotothera Forte – this helps with detoxifying my liver. It contains selenium, milk thistle, N-Acetyl L-Cysteine and Alpha Lipoic Acid.
Zinc- helps the body overcome viral and bacterial infections, especially longstanding infections. It plays an important role in tissue repairing. Everyone with an autoimmune disease has a leaky gut, that is where it all starts.
Glutamine powder- this is an amino acid that helps your body seal and heal from a leaky gut. Glutamine does amazing things to help the body function like repairing the intestinal cells, maintains secretory IgA, and works with glutathione for reducing inflammation and detoxification.
Vitamin A- is vital for tissue healing, which helps to heal leaky gut. I get a lot of vitamins from my diet but once you have an autoimmune or history of chronic illness, you may need vitamins in supplement form while you are trying to heal.
Collagen- is a protein we have in our bodies and our skin. It improves our hair, skin, nails, and our digestion. I’m using Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides for the first time and I’m really excited to see my skin and nails get back to normal!
Fish Oil (Omega 3s)- Both EPA and DHA help to heal leaky gut by reducing inflammation by reducing the production of inflammatory cytokines. It also helps with joint pain and skin inflammation.