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Sep 04 2012

SCD Supplements

Supplements are a great way to get a nutritional boost while on the beginning of the diet when the restrictions are in place. When on SCD we have to be careful about additional ingredients so as to not harm our bodies as we are trying to heal it.

Pecanbread.com states that “Please be aware that children with very fragile guts may not tolerate some supplements (even legal ones) in the early months of the diet. Even one supplement may sabotage the success of the diet. So one strategy would be to avoid supplements during the early days of the diet if you see no improvements. Supplements may be custom made without illegal additives by compounding pharmacies. Please use common sense. If you feel a supplement is absolutely necessary, then continue to use it but do not blame SCD if you do not get results while using a supplement that contains illegal ingredients. If you do not get the results you had hoped for, please consider pulling all illegal supplements out and starting over.
Be also aware that many children lose the need for many of the supplements as the gut heals.
Some children react to the illegals in supplements and others can tolerate them. The most important thing that you can do for your child’s health is to restore the GI system and get rid of the endotoxins produced by the intestinal pathogens. So, it is optimal to make your supplements 100% SCD legal.”

So it is a good idea to add in one supplement into the rotation at a time like you do with the foods. That way you can gauge if it is helping or not.

Here’s a list of legal ingredients that are in supplements. If it’s not on this list, it is most likely illegal.
Ascorbyl Palmitate
Cellulose (also Methyl Cellulose, Microcrystalline Cellulose,
Plant Cellulose,
Vegetable Cellulose)
Calcium Stearate
Citric Acid
Ethanol
Glycerin
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
Hypromellose
L-leucine
Magnesium Stearate
Malic Acid
Potassium Sorbate
Silica Silicon Dioxide
Sodium Benzoate
Titanium dioxide

Here are a few I use/used/starting to use.

Freeda SCD Multivitamin-I get it from Amazon in the large 180 tablet bottle.

Bluebonnet Vitamin D3-I purchase it at Whole Foods in the 120 vcaps but Amazon actually has a better price. I have low Vitamin D levels so need to supplement.

Country Life Folic Acid-I get the 800mcg at Whole Foods but Amazon price is better. Need it for my childbearing years.

Freeda Kosher SCD Calcium Complete - I get the large 250 bottle from Amazon.

Enzymedica Digest Gold-in the 240 capsules. This is a digestive enzyme that helps break down the foods so it is easier for your body to handle.

Nutri-cology Saccharomyces boulardii-I purchase it at Vitacost in the 50 capsules bottle. It must be refrigerated. Sac B as I call it is good for killing the yeast that has grown and fed off all the yummy but not so healthy food that has been digested.

Other places to get great supplements:
GI ProHealth
Digestive wellness
Lucy’s Kitchen Shop

Links will take you to the product or store.

 

Disclaimer: Not a doctor. Please consult one when starting a new diet or supplements.

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