January 13th, 2012

Vitamins & Supplements…The Big 3

Today we are talking supplements. As a reminder, no, I am still not a doctor, nutritionist or in any way qualified to give you direct nutritional or medical advice. When it comes to this subject I like to keep it simple. Just remember the Big 3. In my opinion, these are 3 supplements almost everyone should be taking.

Quality cod liver oil– This oil is rich in fat soluble vitamins A & D and Omega 3 fatty acids. All three of these are vital to almost all aspects of your health.

Vitamin D3– In our gloomy area of the world almost everyone is  Vitamin D deficient to some degree without supplementation. Ground breaking research is taking place almost daily on this one and many mainstream doctors are jumping on board with alternative practitioners who have been effectively supplementing their patients for a while with great results. Supplementing Vitamin D should be done with regular blood testing to avoid toxicity.

Probiotics– Much of our immune system and digestive health are built around the positive bacteria residing in our intestinal track. Most of us don’t consume enough, cultured dairy, dirt, kombucha or Kevita to keep the positive gut flora rolling so most of us need to take a probiotic. For more information on probiotics talk to Ryan. Maybe if we are lucky he will put some info in the comments section for us!

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  1. 260# (5 PR)
    Good day, nice workout, good people, what better way to start the day. Working a swim meet tomorrow – have a good one.

  2. Bench Press 3RM: 245
    that five extra stupid pounds seem d to just break it. doh!
    Really impressed with Mark’s effort this morning. Definitely max effort.

  3. 235# (5# PR) I borrowed Matt’s lifting shoes but don’t tell him.

  4. 180 X 3!

  5. 165-175-185-195-205

    10# PR – Groovy.

  6. JV- my quality cod liver oil says it provides 120% of my daily needs of Vit D. Could it be possible I need more?

    • Good question! I was wondering the same thing. Could it be D3 is different enough that we would need to supplement with both?

    • I recommend getting your blood levels tested to know for sure. It is a simple test that any doctor can do. There are two tests. The correct one is called 25-hydroxyvitamin D or 25 (OH) D. Ideal levels according to Weston A. Price are between 40 and 50 ng/mL. Other sources put ideal numbers a bit higher. Every individual is different so the blood test is really the only way to know where you stand. Hope that helps.

  7. […] said, I do believe there are a few supplements that most everyone should be taking. More on that here. In an attempt to make the lifestyle we are promoting more accessible to you we are bringing some […]

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