Supplements

General Supplement List

Although it’s important to eat a clean diet consisting of whole healthy foods, I do recommend nutritional supplements and herbs to my patients (and of course also personally take them).  And so I’ve listed some of the supplements I commonly recommend to my patients.

Note: some of the companies require practitioner codes, which I included at the end of the list.

DISCLAIMER: I can’t give those in this course specific recommendation, as while I recommend some general supplements to most of my patients (i.e. probiotics, fish oils), other supplements are recommended based on the person’s specific test results.  It’s always best to work one-on-one with a healthcare practitioner to get specific recommendations, doses of supplements, etc.  While side effects aren’t common with these supplements, it’s always possible to have a negative reaction with any supplement or herb.  As a result, if you take any of these on your own you might want to start with the lowest dose possible and then gradually increase the dosage.

Note: I’m always making changes with the supplements I recommend, and so you might want to check back every now and then.

Supplements for Hyperthyroid Symptom Management:

Bugleweed (Think of this as an “antithyroid herb” which helps to inhibit the excess production of thyroid hormone.  Take 2.5 mL 2x/day with a few ounces of water 15 to 20 minutes before meals:

https://www.standardprocess.com/Products/MediHerb/Bugleweed-12

Lemon Balm (has antithyroid activity and a calming effect): Take 30 drops before bed with a few ounces of water:

https://shop.savemythyroid.com/gaia-herbs-lemon-balm-herb.html

Motherwort (Think of this as a “natural beta blocker”, as it helps to manage the cardiac symptoms).  Take 2.5 mL 2x/day with a few ounces of water 15 to 20 minutes before meals:

https://www.standardprocess.com/Products/MediHerb/Motherwort-12

L-Carnitine (this also helps to inhibit thyroid hormone). Take 2 capsules 2x/day 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner. The research shows that taking between 2 and 4 grams per day can lower thyroid hormones, and it can also slow down the loss of muscle mass, which is common in hyperthyroidism.  I’ve had some patients tell me that they did better when taking L-carnitine tartrate combined with acetyl-l-carnitine, and it also helps support the mitochondria, the brain, and has antioxidant properties, which is why I have a product that combines both L-carnitine tartrate and acetyl-l-carnitine.

https://shop.savemythyroid.com/catalog/product/view/id/20458/s/smt-carnitine-supreme/

 

Supplements for Inflammation and Gut Support:

Probiotics (2 options, as I recommend rotating them):

Option #1: SMT-Probio (Contains over 40 billion CFU and 18 well-researched strains): 1 capsule with lunch (please refrigerate upon receiving):

https://shop.savemythyroid.com/smt-probio.html

Option #2: ProbioMed 50 (contains 50 billion CFU of well-researched strains): 1 capsule with lunch (please refrigerate upon receiving):

https://shop.savemythyroid.com/probiomedtm-50.html

https://naturalendocrinesolutions.ehealthpro.com/products/probiomed-50-30-capsules

Now Foods, Certified Organic Inulin (a prebiotic): start with 1/4 to 1/2  teaspoon per day and gradually increase:

https://www.iherb.com/pr/Now-Foods-Certified-Organic-Inulin-Pure-Powder-8-oz-227-g/1100

Now Foods, Certified Organic, Acacia Fiber, Powder: start with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon daily and gradually increase:

https://www.iherb.com/pr/Now-Foods-Certified-Organic-Acacia-Fiber-Powder-12-oz-340-g/16278

Note: you can rotate the prebiotic inulin with the acacia fiber, taking each one every other day.

Enzymes Plus: This is what I usually recommend to my patients.  It’s a blend of digestive enzymes that also includes betaine HCL and ox bile extract: 1 capsule at the beginning of each major meal:

https://savemythyroid.com/product/enzymes-plus/

XymoZyme (vegetarian digestive enzyme that I recommend to my vegetarian/vegan patients): 1-2 capsules with meals 3x/day:

https://www.wholescripts.com/XymoZyme-60-C

OmegaPure 820 (an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids): 1-2 softgels 2x/day (please refrigerate upon receiving):

https://www.wholescripts.com/OmegaPure-820-120-sg

Gamma Linolenic Acid (helps to reduce inflammation): one softgel every other day:

https://shop.savemythyroid.com/gla-gamma-linolenic-acid-60-softgels.html

SMT-GI Restore (supports gut healing): 2 tsp once or twice per day 30 minutes before meals or between meals:

https://savemythyroid.com/product/smt-gi-restore/

Gut Healing Bundle:

https://savemythyroid.com/product/gut-healing-bundle/

 

Supplements for Adrenal Support:

Note: I always recommend adrenal testing and then give specific recommendations based on the results.  If you haven’t done specific adrenal testing you might just want to consider a general adaptogenic herb or formulation, such as Adrenal Essence:

Adrenal Essence (supports the adrenals and HPA axis): 1 capsule 15 to 20 minutes before breakfast and/or lunch

https://www.wholescripts.com/Adrenal-Essence-60-C

Cortisolv (helps to reduce high cortisol levels): take one capsule 15 to 30 minutes before each high cortisol episode:

https://www.wholescripts.com/Cortisolv-60-C

Adrenal Tonic Phytosynergist: 1 tsp upon waking up in the morning:

https://www.standardprocess.com/Products/MediHerb/Adrenal-Tonic-Phytosynergist%C2%AE

**Licorice root is contraindicated in those who have high blood pressure

Xymogen B Activ B Complex: 1 capsule 2x/day

https://www.wholescripts.com/B-Activ-90-C

 

Electrolytes:

LMNT (a source of electrolytes): these are the electrolytes I take, and they have an unflavored option that is AIP-friendly:

http://elementallabs.refr.cc/ericosansky

Note: you don’t have to order through the above referral link, but if you do you get an extra sample pack 😊

 

H. Pylori Triple Therapy Protocol:

SMT-Probio (Contains over 40 billion CFU and 18 well-researched strains): 1 capsule with lunch (please refrigerate upon receiving):             

https://shop.savemythyroid.com/smt-probio.html

Saccharomycin DF (Has Saccharomyces boulardi). 1 capsule with breakfast and dinner (please refrigerate upon receiving):

https://www.wholescripts.com/Saccharomycin-DF-60-C

ProbioSpore (a spore-based probiotic consisting of 5 different bacillus strains): 1 capsule with breakfast and dinner:

https://shop.savemythyroid.com/probiospore-60-vegetarian-capsules.html

GastroSelect: 2 capsules 2x/day with breakfast and dinner:

https://www.mossnutrition.com/product/gastroselect-60-vc-m008/

ParaBotanic Select: 2 capsules 2x/day 20 to 30 minutes before meals

https://www.mossnutrition.com/product/parabotanic-select-120-vc-m036/

 

Which Detoxification Program Do I Recommend?:

There are many different detoxification programs available, and recently I’ve been recommending the one from DesBio:

DesBio OmniCleanse Detoxification Program: this combines botanicals and advanced nutraceuticals to support the body in the facilitation of elimination. Each kit includes: Comprehensive Homeopathic Detox Kit, OmniCleanse Powdered Beverage, OmniCleanse Capsules and OmniCleanse Detoxification Practitioner Guide.  You would take the detox powder and capsules for the first 2 weeks, and the homeopathy for the remaining 6 weeks.

https://shop.savemythyroid.com/omnicleanse-detox-kit.html

Note: you’ll need to set up an account to view and purchase the product.  If you’re not logged in you might get a 404 error message.

 

Other Supplement Recommendations:

N-Acetylcysteine (NAC): helps with glutathione production, which supports the detoxification pathways: 1 capsule 2x/day between meals:

https://www.wholescripts.com/NAC-60-C

Hepatommune Supreme (supports liver and immune system): take 2 capsules 2x/day:

https://savemythyroid.com/product/hepatommune-supreme/

https://shop.savemythyroid.com/hepatommune-supreme.html

SMT-Mag (contains highly absorbable magnesium providing 150mg of elemental magnesium per capsule: 2 capsules with meals:

https://savemythyroid.com/product/smt-mag/

https://shop.savemythyroid.com/smt-mag.html

DFH Complete Multivitamin: 2 capsules 2x/day:

https://shop.savemythyroid.com/dfh-complete-multi-120-capsules.html

DFH Twice Daily Multi: 1 capsule 2x/day:

https://shop.savemythyroid.com/twice-daily-multi-120-vegetarian-capsules.html

CoQnol 100 mg (a highly absorbable form of CoQ10): 1 softgel/day:

https://naturalendocrinesolutions.ehealthpro.com/products/coqnol-100-mg-60-softgels

https://shop.savemythyroid.com/coqnol-100-mg-60-softgels.html

Organ Synergy (a unique combination of freeze‑dried bovine organs sourced from 100% grass‑fed and finished New Zealand cattle): 3 capsules 2x/day

https://shop.savemythyroid.com/organ-synergytm-180-capsules.html

Note: I personally only take 2 or 3 capsules per day

 

Individual Nutrients:

Zinc Glycinate: 1 capsule 2x/day:

https://www.wholescripts.com/Zinc-Glycinate-120-C

Xcellent C: 2 capsules/day:

https://www.wholescripts.com/Xcellent-C-120-C

Liposomal Vitamin C: 1 tsp/day:

https://naturalendocrinesolutions.ehealthpro.com/products/liposomal-vitamin-c

SMT-Mag (contains highly absorbable magnesium providing 150mg of elemental magnesium per capsule: 2 capsules with meals:

https://savemythyroid.com/product/smt-mag/

Xymogen Optimag (bioavailable magnesium and malic acid) 1 capsule 2x/day:

https://www.wholescripts.com/OptiMag-125-120-C

Magnesium Citrate (for constipation): 1 capsule 2x/day:

https://www.wholescripts.com/Magnesium-Citrate-120-C

Douglas Labs Chromium, 400 mcg: 1 capsule/day:

https://www.dssorders.com/dnswexd.asp?id=8211

Thorne Research Selenomethionine: 1 capsule/day:

https://www.dssorders.com/dnswexd.asp?id=5054

Thorne Research Vitamin D/K2: 10 drops/day equals 5,000 IU

https://www.dssorders.com/dnswexd.asp?id=4593

Xymogen K2-D3 5000: 1 capsule/day:

https://www.wholescripts.com/K2-D3-5000-60-C

Note: 25-OH vitamin D should be tested before supplementing with vitamin D3.  You’ll also notice that these include vitamin K2, which helps to guide calcium into the bone.

Thorne Research Basic B Complex: 1 capsule/day:

https://www.dssorders.com/dnswexd.asp?id=63

Xymogen B Activ: 1 capsule/day:

https://www.wholescripts.com/B-Activ-90-C

 

PROTEIN POWDERS

If you are looking for an autoimmune paleo-friendly protein powder to add to your smoothies I would recommend “PurePaleo” from Designs for Health.  It comes in vanilla, chocolate, and unflavored:

https://naturalendocrinesolutions.ehealthpro.com/products/purepaleo-protein-unflavored

A less expensive (and vegetarian) option is Organic PurePea Protein, and this seems to be fine for those following an AIP diet.  This also comes in vanilla and chocolate.

https://naturalendocrinesolutions.ehealthpro.com/products/organic-purepea-unflavored-slash-unsweetened-450-grams-450-g-1-lb

I personally like to use the Organic PurePea Protein with Greens (as an extra source of prebiotics):

https://naturalendocrinesolutions.ehealthpro.com/products/organic-purepea-plus-with-greens

ThyroSave Supplement Bundles:

Gut Healing Bundle:

https://savemythyroid.com/product/gut-healing-bundle/

Thyroid Eye Disease Bundle:

https://savemythyroid.com/product/thyroid-eye-disease-bundle/

Thyroid Calming Bundle:

https://savemythyroid.com/product/thyroid-calming-bundle/

 

Here is the login information for Xymogen/Wholescripts:

Website: www.wholescripts.com

Code: OSANSKY

Moss Nutrition:

Patient Provider code:  O080