I’m not a huge fan of nutritional supplements at all. I have always – since a young age – steered clear of pills to get my nutrition and focused on getting it through my actual nutrition: the food I put in my body.
So, while I never say never, this may be the only time I recommend supplements.
A little background: when I first got interested in the Keto lifestyle and Ketosis – I have said this a lot – I poured myself into the science and research behind it. When I do anything, I first have to be completely informed and a diet that touted eating bacon all day seemed questionable, but I was intrigued. So I spent literally days reading, watching YouTube videos and reading medical journals to REALLY understand it. One of the main people who got me 100% invested in Ketosis is Dr. Eric Berg. His videos are thorough, break down why our bodies fail us and how a Ketogenic lifestyle can get us back on track. In the Keto world, he’s a legend. And he does have a line of supplements and products – which normally would turn me off but this guy is so smart and comes across as genuinely passionate about health and changing our lives – so I decided to try two of his products, after MUCH research, a try and I love them. I’l post about his Trace Minerals soon and why I believe they are important, but first up are Dr. Berg’s Adrenal & Cortisol Support dietary supplement.
Dr. Berg’s Adrenal & Cortisol Support
As I’ve said, I clearly suffered from Insulin Resistance (as I believe many women my age do) and my adrenals were clearly stressed. While living a Ketogenic lifestyle has helped me tremendously and I do focus on getting the most of what’s in this formula through my food, there are a couple of specific needs I can’t really get from my diet…like Ashwagandha Root or Holy Basil Leaf Root. While the ingredients my seem unnecessary, I gave these a try and I truly have felt a difference. I started them about mid-way through my Keto journey thus far and I’ve seen improvement in my sleeping, overall stress levels and I’ve seen greater improvement as far as weight loss. I hit a plateau after I lost around 25 pounds and while that’s normal, I think adding this along with the Trace Minerals got my weight loss back on track.
Have you tried any of Dr. Berg’s products? Let me know in the comments below!
Dr. Berg’s Adrenal & Cortisol Support – $38.42 for 90 capsules at Amazon.com