Since starting time restricted eating and focusing on OMAD (One Meal a Day) with food flexibility this led me down the path of healing my microbiome which then led me to start craving a more plant based lifestyle!
After doing some research I decided to dive into a mostly plant based OMAD to test it out for myself and almost a month later I am OBSESSED with how amazing I feel and have been LOVING it ever since!! Many of my followers have asked which supplements I use daily so I compiled the below list of my current daily supplements!
My goal is to improve body composition (maintaining muscle while losing fat) PLUS age in reverse and continue optimizing my microbiome, I am focused on increasing lifespan along with health-span which is why a mostly plant based lifestyle is aligned perfectly with these goals, these are the supplements I use on a daily or every other day basis!
As with any new dietary lifestyle change, check with a doctor before adding any supplements to your lifestyle especially if you are taking medications or have any health conditions or concerns! This is simply informational purposes based on what I’m doing based on my own research and why!
Appetite Control + Metabolic Boost
- NAT ketones help with appetite and hunger control making fasting easier, boosts energy, mood and mental clarity as well as contains high B12 Vitamins which are critical for a plant based lifestyle. Use liquid, powdered or carbonated ketones in the fasted window.
- Keto//PRO ketones are a vegetarian (not vegan) low protein shake that helps with maintaining muscle while losing fat. Ketones help with uncoupling of mitochondria and are a signal to “waste calories” use Keto//PRO in your fasted window if you are working on training yourself to skip a meal at that time or anytime you wish! I typically use this product right before breaking my fast to help ease me back into my eating window.
*If i had to choose just one of the two products to use a day I would use the NAT ketones as a primary support for your fasting goals and use the PRO as an optional tool when you feel like it!.
Cellular Aging Boosters
Niagen, supports the 37.2 trillion cells in your body by boosting levels of NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), a molecule that’s essential to life as we know it. Niagen is a patented form of nicotinamide riboside (NR), and one of the most efficient NAD+ boosters out there. Backed by 30+ owned and licensed patents, 200+ published scientific studies, and 2 Nobel Prize winners.
CoQ10 is an antioxidant found in organs with the highest energy needs, such as the heart, where it helps fight free radicals in the body and supports energy metabolism.(1)+
Helps convert food into cellular energy+
After taking the microbiome test the company takes the data to customize a tailored superfood blend specifically for your unique microbiome to optimize your overall health, this is a living formula and changes with time as your body heals with future tests! I take the superfood supplements and the pre and probiotics created uniquely for my body. (The test itself even without the supplements will produce incredible results simply by following the avoid list and focusing on the enjoy and superfood list but if you are looking for optimal microbiome shifts adding the supplements is worth the investment)
Plant Based Vitamins
Food-based formula complete with vegan essentials like vitamin B12 and lichen-derived vegan vitamin D3. Plus, vitamins C, A, E, Calcium, Magnesium, Biotin, Zinc, Selenium, Iodine-rich kelp, and more. 42 Raw Natural Fruits & Vegetables, each serving is loaded with non-GMO whole food like blueberries, spinach, wheatgrass, spirulina, kelp, strawberries, broccoli, celery, mango, Asian pear, and more!
I take iron to fill the gaps as this is one mineral that plant based lifestyles are typically deficient in, typically I will take this every other day simply as insurance!
Omega-3s are essential fatty acids used by multiple systems in your body. Your body can’t produce Omega-3 on its own, so you have to get it from food or a supplement. This is where a mostly plant based diet can get challenging. While omega-3s can be found in seeds and nuts, it’s important to make sure you are getting them from the right source. Foods such as pumpkin seeds, walnuts and flax contain the omega-3, ALA (alpha linolenic acid). But this is not the only omega-3 you’re looking for. ALA can convert to DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), but at an extremely low rate – around 5%. For non-vegans, eating seafood can be a great way to make sure you are getting DHA and DPA. Sadly, it comes with certain risks: the contamination of our oceans greatly increases the chance for accumulation of mercury, PCBs, and pesticides.
Iodine is often cited as a nutrient of concern for those following plant-based and low-sodium vegan diets. Although as much as 30 percent of the global population may suffer from iodine deficiency, it’s more common among vegans and can cause serious problems if ignored. Because both a deficiency and too much can be a concern I simply take this every other day or a few times a week just to be sure I am not too low!