When Should I Take My Supplements?
Taking supplements can seem like an overwhelming experience. What supplements should you take? When should you take them? How do you keep track of everything?
If you’re healing your gut, studies have found the functional medicine approach to gut health can be the most successful in identifying and healing the root cause of the issue. A range of gut issues can be treated by following the 5R’s of functional medicine: Remove, Replace, Reinoculate, Repair, and Rebalance.
Gut Garden’s GoodGut Program was created with the 5Rs in mind. Let’s take a look at each step to see the why behind the process:
- CLEAN (Activated Charcoal): Safely absorb and remove toxins and unwanted material through the digestive tract and out of the body with activated charcoal.
- PREPARE (Digestive Enzymes): Replace digestive functions that may have been depleted or compromised over time to help digest fats, carbohydrates, lactose, and protein.
- PLANT (Perfect Probiotics): Reintroduce beneficial bacteria with probiotics to optimize metabolism, digestion, and immune function.
- FEED (Resistant Starch): Help beneficial bacteria thrive by feeding them with a broad spectrum prebiotic to promote bacterial diversity.
- PROTECT (Collagen Peptides): Restore and strengthen the intestinal lining with the amino acids and nutrients found in collagen.
So how does this process translate into a supplement schedule?
Although this schedule is just a recommendation, it’s a simple and effective way to incorporate supplements into your routine without feeling overwhelmed. In just 28 days, you should start to feel relief from any negative symptoms!
NOTE: Work with a healthcare practitioner to treat any underlying infections, parasites, bad bacteria, or yeast. You may also want to start an elimination diet at this time to determine what foods if any, are causing GI symptoms.