Looking for supplements to help you succeed with your low carb or ketogenic diet? You’re in the right place.
To be honest, supplements are not essential. If anything, supplements are just that: supplemental to what is hopefully the nutrient-rich low-carb or ketogenic diet you’re already following. However, depending on someone’s current state of health, and the exact composition of their diet, increased amounts of certain nutrients may be helpful for some period of time.
So while not everyone needs supplements, I personally experience noticeable benefit from them, and, when warranted, I encourage my clients to supplement intelligently.
What is “intelligent” supplementation?
Well, it doesn’t mean taking a lot of random things and hoping for the best. It means being guided by labwork that has identified deficiencies, insufficiencies, or imbalances. It means taking specific nutrients and nutraceutical compounds that have been shown to be beneficial for the goals someone is trying to accomplish—for example, improving blood sugar control, reducing digestive upset, supporting a more positive mental outlook or improved energy levels, supporting skin, nail, and joint health, etc. It also means periodically evaluating the supplement regimen to see if doses should be changed or certain products discontinued. Things that were beneficial at one point might no longer be needed sometime down the line. Our health status, diet, and overall lifestyle don’t stay exactly the same year after year, decade after decade. Our supplements shouldn’t either.
This is the brand I use most often, myself, and the reason I use them is because I trust them. I know the company leadership personally, have visited their headquarters, and have visited the in-house lab where they test and verify the purity and potency of every batch of every product they make. I know that with Designs for Health products, my clients and I are always getting exactly what the label says is in the bottle. There’s no cheating and filling the bottles with inferior ingredients, or worse, leaving out altogether some of what the labels claim are in the products.
Shady shenanigans abound in the supplement industry, but Designs for Health has an impeccable reputation for honesty, integrity, and basing their formulations on solid science. Their prices are a little higher than what you’re likely used to seeing at the corner drugstore or even your local health food store, which reflects their commitment to the highest quality ingredients and testing. Like I said, I don’t just trust my clients’ health and wellness with DFH products; I use them myself.
My store currently includes my favorite products for:
- Supporting healthy blood sugar and insulin levels
- Supporting brain health and cognitive function
- Supporting weight loss/body fat loss
- And my favorite products in general, all of which I have used at one time or another
My favorite products are "featured," but the entire DFH line is available to you there. Everything from A to zinc. (You will need to create an account to begin purchasing.) Looking for something specific that you can't find, or want some suggestions? Contact me using this form.
If you have any questions about specific products that might be helpful for you, please contact me here.
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Disclaimer: Amy Berger, MS, CNS, is not a physician and Tuit Nutrition, LLC, is not a medical practice. The information contained on this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition and is not to be used as a substitute for the care and guidance of a physician. Links in this post and all others may direct you to amazon.com, where I will receive a small amount of the purchase price of any items you buy through my affiliate links.