Supplement Savvy

Get clarity on which supplements to take with some foundational advice from Metagenics. Their suggestion for all round good health is the 'Foundation Four.' Here's what you need...


These days getting our micronutrient and phytonutrient needs from food can be tricky. A good quality, broad-spectrum multivitamin helps fill the gaps in your daily intake. Vitamins and minerals work better with phytonutrients, the pigments in fruit and vegetables. Optimise vitamin function by including a blend of plant-based pigments to help you 'eat a rainbow' every day. #eatarainbow


Vitamin D has remarkable effects across a broad range of body systems and positively impacts immunity, inflammation, blood sugar and even mood. Many people aren't aware they have a vitamin D deficiciency. The good news is that optimising your levels improves overall health and resilience. Central to this is having a body-identical source. Vitamin D3 is more bio-available than plant based D2, and will have a greater impact on your health. #D3forthewin


Essential fatty acids are called essential for a reason. We need them to thrive. Omega 3 comes from items like fatty fish, walnuts and flax and is often lacking in our diet. Fish oil from deep sea caught fish and responsibly sourced from the wild, which has been thoroughly cleaned and tested for contaminants, has the highest amounts of the active, health promoting components, EPA and DHA. Look for at least 1000mg of EPA and DHA to support your cellular integrity, cardiovascular health and mental wellness. #omegagenics


The final component of the Foundation Four approach is supporting gut health with probiotics. As the common adage says 'all health begins in the gut'. This is because millions of gut bacteria contribute significantly to how we interact and respond to our environment and the food we eat. Probiotic support with the right strains for daily digestive and immune support, will make sure your gut is primed to digest and absorb what is needed, and respond when defence is required. Look for probiotic solutions that identify the strains used, are backed by clinical research and kept refrigerated to guarantee the number of viable organisms per dose until expiration date. #doyouhavethegutstobehealthy Metagenics has a range of triple GMP certified foundation solutions that match the Four Foundation credo. PhytoMulti is a science-based, clinically evaluated multivitamin and phytonutrient combination, with a generous dose of micronutrients and plant pigments. D3 1000 offers bio-available D3 for daily maintenance. OmegaGenics EPA DHA 720 is a purity certified omega 3 fish oil, and UltraFlora Balance is a probiotic that is strain identified and potency guaranteed.

*MULTIVITAMINS: These are essential building blocks for life. Add phytonutrients (found in fruit and vegetable pigments) for vibrant health. 'Vitamins keep you alive, phytonutrients keep you healthy.'

*OMEGA 3: Fish oil is still considered the best source of omega 3 - it has the highest level of active ingredients. Make sure the one you choose has a purity-certified origin.

*PROBIOTICS: For daily gut support take a probiotic with the right strains and number of organisms. A combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07 and at least 15 billion live organisms per day will do the trick.

*VITAMIN D3: This is vital for optimal health. A daily maintenance dose is 1000IU per day.

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