My current supplement stack. Some or all of these links may be affiliate links. I personally use all of these supplements, and you can find my thoughts on their use below.
Thorne Basic Nutrients V
If you’re going to do a multi-vitamin, don’t buy the garbage with poorly absorbed minerals (e.g. magnesium sulfate) and/or non-methylated b vitamins (e.g. folic acid vs. 5-methyl tetrahydrofolate). Thorne produces some of the best multi-vitamins on the market. Do it right and buy the good stuff. Your body will thank you.
Prescript-Assist Broad Spectrum Probiotic / Prebiotic Complex
The gold standard of probiotics. I’ve been struggling with gut issues for years, so this is one supplement I don’t compromise on.
Nordic Naturals Arctic Cod Liver Oil
I don’t eat enough fish, mostly because farmed fish is loaded with heavy metals and PCBs. This is a good insurance policy for weeks without access to high quality, clean(er) fish.
BioMatrix Support Liver
Especially for those who are struggling with digestive issues, a solid liver support supplement is quite useful, especially when dealing with changes in your microbiota. (Or, you know, if you just drink way more than you should.)
Jarrow Sustain N-Acetyl Cysteine
Encourages the production of glutathione, which is important for combating inflammation in the body. As someone who has suffered from systemic inflammation in the past, I do whatever I can to boost my antioxidant reserves along with eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.
NOW Foods Melatonin
The perfect remedy for sleepness nights. I rarely need the full 3mg, so I break these in half. One bottle lasts me over a year.
I find taking magnesium at night helps my body relax. Considering it’s tough to get all the magnesium you need from diet, it’s a no brainer to supplement with a highly-absorbable magnesium supplement.
Blue-light blocking glasses
Not quite a supplement, but absolutely essential for ensuring a good night’s sleep in a world filled with lights and digital screens. When I remember to wear these, I can fall asleep much quicker.
Philips goLITE BLU Light Therapy Device
Again, not quite a supplement, but important for your circadian rhythms. If you spend most or all of your morning indoors blue light therapy can help wake you up and help you sleep better later.
Optimum Nutrition Micronized BCAAs
I used to take pre-workouts, creatine, and a ton of other supplements, but after removing the unnecessary and caffeine-laden supplements, BCAAs remained. It’s great for right before or during a workout and helps me recover faster. I get my protein from whole foods sources these days.
Jarrow Jarrow-Zymes Plus
I find digestive enzymes keep me feeling light after a meal, rather than tired and sluggish. I carry these with me everywhere.
I use it for digestive detox, but I hear it’s great as a preventative measure for those traveling through countries with potentially harmful microbes in the water.
Great Lakes Collagen
Easily absorbable, fairly inexpensive and contains plenty of amino acids that your gut needs to stay health. Most people won’t need this, but I find it helpful given my history of stomach issues and dysbiosis.