Your Supplement Questions Answered! How To Find Quality Supplements and What You NEED to Take — #112

by | Aug 4, 2019 | ketoforwomen

What do you know about supplements? In this episode of the Keto Hot Seat, we dish out all the good, the bad, and the ugly about the supplements you’re taking (or not taking) and answer all the super insightful questions you’ve sent our way. 



Questions Answered in this Episode:

  • How do you know which supplements are good, and how to avoid the “junky” ones?
  • When is a good time to take probiotics?
  • Should you rotate probiotic brands and types?
  • Should you take probiotics forever?
  • What are the supplements to take before and after antibiotics?
  • How effective are supplements when you take them all at the same time?
  • Can you take magnesium and calcium together?
  • How do you check for interactions between supplements when most doctors disregard this?
  • How do you know which supplements your body needs?
  • What are the basic supplements everyone should be taking?
  • What are the necessary supplements versus what would be nice?
  • What test should you take before starting supplementation?
  • If you eat a nutrient-dense diet and you take mineral supplements that are needed, is a multivitamin really necessary?


Key Takeaways:

  • There is nothing a supplement can do that replaces what your diet and lifestyle choices do for you.
  • Whereas pharmaceutical products go through rigorous testing to determine their safety and efficacy, supplements are in the category of “safe until proven guilty”. Supplement products can go on the market and stay on the market until a problem comes up.
  • Supplements are categorized into the following:
    • Pharmaceutical grade 
    • Medical grade
    • Cosmetic/nutritional grade
  • Taking a probiotic during and after antibiotic use prolongs your gut’s ability to recover.
  • The benefits of probiotics mainly happen transiently. They don’t necessarily colonize in the gut.
  • A lot of nutrient deficiencies are caused by stress and lack of sleep.


Action Steps:

  • Choose nutrient-dense foods.
  • Work on your stress reduction.
  • Get proper sleep. In fact, sleep as much as you possibly can. That is the best thing you can do for your gut.
  • Get enough sun exposure.
  • Work out and build your strength.
  • Commit to being an informed consumer and stay educated.
  • Consult a healthcare professional for supplement recommendations.
  • Do your own research on supplements and become your own investigator.
  • Read the ingredient labels of your supplements just as closely as you read your food labels.
  • Support your gut by eating fermented foods.
  • Get tested for vitamin D levels and work with a practitioner to understand what dosing would be right for you.
  • Spend a little bit of money to know what nutrients you’re deficient in.
  • Don’t just supplement to fix a symptom. Definitely dig in and figure out the root cause.
  • Get a hormone test,
  • Download Shawn’s supplement guide



Be on the lookout for my new coaching series! It’s going to be about mindset as it relates to your diet, your body, and your eating habits. If this piques your interest, you can head over to my website and check on the interest list that’s going to be posted over there.

Take care!

Kristin said:

“Just because a certain supplement works for your friend or someone recommends it, it does not mean it’s good for you or that your body needs it… It is always in the context of “What are you dealing with? What are your goals? All those things.”

Shawn said:

“This information that we share today, it might all change tomorrow… There’s something about supplements, they’re super confusing for consumers because there are so many brands, there are so many promises.” 

Resources mentioned in the show:

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The advice and opinions in The Keto For Women show are intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical care or advice. Please always consult your medical professional for your specific health concerns.

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