What I’ve learned in 30+ years in this industry

I started my career in Toronto, Canada, where I owned a health supplement store. Every day, I’d meet people coming into the store looking for natural ways to feel better and get rid of that brain fog, lack of energy, poor digestion and anxiety.

I’ve seen trends come and go, and I’ve learned a lot about what we all need to find more energy, improve our digestion and support a healthy mood.

I learned a lot talking to people. This experience, coupled with digging into nutrition research, taught me that there are 3 fundamental supplements that we should all be taking to feel our absolute best, every single day—for more energy and wellbeing, and a healthy, detoxified body.

(Hint: it has less to do with taking handfuls of pills, and more to do with bringing the body back into balance – starting with digestion.)

 

These are the 3 foundational supplements that everyone needs:

Phytonutrients/Polyphenols

We all eat fruits and vegetables because we know they’re good for us. Over the years, scientists have identified isolated vitamins and minerals in fruits and veggies.

But they only recently discovered the real reason why fruits and veggies are so healthy for us…

The answer is polyphenols, which are microscopic plant nutrients that are found in coffee, chocolate, berries and red wine.

Polyphenols are amazing. They’re probably best known for the energy that they give us, and how they help to cool down inflammation and provide heart health benefits.

Polyphenols are needed by our bodies in higher amounts than what’s available in food. That’s why we all need to supplement with a superfood that’s rich in polyphenols.

I learned this back in my store, when I met Sam Graci, the man who formulated greens+. I started selling greens+, and started to get absolutely incredible feedback from my customers. Brain fog disappeared, people had so much more energy that opened up their time in the day to do more things that they wanted to do.

After all of these amazing testimonials, little did we know that the newest research was uncovering even more incredible things: Polyphenols help to nourish our digestive system (AKA our gut) act as food for the friendly bacteria that live there.

People were telling us that greens+ had helped their gut health immeasurably. But we also knew that there were so many people suffering from poor gut health, and that we could do more to help them.

That’s what inspired us to continue to look at the research, and create fermented organic gut superfoods+, which is a polyphenol-rich superfood created for the gut. We’re now all just beginning to understand the massive role that our gut plays in our overall health – and that supporting it can bring so many other benefits to the rest of our bodies.

Omegas

If you’re exhausted yet can’t sleep, struggle to lose those stubborn five pounds, have chronic pain, trouble focusing or just feel “off,” you may be surprised to learn that the problem could be that you’re not eating the right fats in the right amounts.

Back in the 90s, we were just learning this, as research was just discovering that fish oils provided so many benefits. I’m so glad that we learned about it, because so many people were struggling with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease, kids were having trouble learning and ADHD was becoming more diagnosed.

So we looked at the science and worked with our longtime friend Dr. Alan Logan to formulate clean, sustainable fish oils with high EPA to address low mood.

Along the way, the feedback on our omegas was incredible. And we also made some more amazing discoveries about how fish oils have amazing amazing gut health benefits.

Probiotics

Have you noticed that people are always complaining about feeling bloated, suddenly becoming allergic to this or that, can’t fight off a cold, or are just feeling “off?”

That’s because the environment that we live in isn’t ideal for the trillions of bacteria that live in our guts, and we’re losing diversity of these “friends.”

There are plenty of probiotic-rich foods available these days, but they don’t provide enough different strains of good, living bacteria that the body needs.

That’s why we all need to take a probiotic.

So many probiotics were on store shelves, so we took the time to really learn about probiotics and create a better one.

We set out to make a different, more effective probiotic. We spent a lot of time looking at the science of what probiotics can do and how they work – and worked backwards to create a probiotic that would deliver more healthy, living bacteria to the gut for maximum impact.

We launched advanced gut health probiotic in early 2017, to rave reviews. If you’ve taken advanced gut health probiotic yourself, or have read the customer testimonials on our website, I’m sure you’ll agree.

In my more than 30+ years in the industry, I’ve learned a lot of things from listening to what you’re saying, and looking at what the research says.

I care about making great supplements that make a difference in your life, because it matters.

What we do matters. What we put in the bottle matters. How we treat the planet matters. How we treat people matters. And empowering you with education matters, so you can make the best choices for your health.