Products

The following is a list of supplements and products I believe are high quality. Please be sure to discuss any addition to your supplement routine with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are taking any other medication. Any supplements and products you are taking are taken at your own choice and at your own risk.

 

Prenatal Vitamins

For pre-conception, during pregnancy, postpartum and nursing

3 great options (all contain the active/ methylated form of B-vitamins):

 

It's also a good idea to get your Vitamin D levels checked (especially if you are experiencing anxiety or other mood related issues or have a family history in thyroid imbalances). I like NuMedica, Micellized D3 1200 Higher Potency 1 Ounces

 

Supplements to heal nutrient deficiencies:

The following are vitamins and minerals that are commonly depleted in women coming off hormonal birth control.

 

Supplements to heal gut imbalances

*Note: Your gut health is not only related to your hormones, it also plays a key role in your immune system and how your body signals inflammation. It essentially affects everything from your hormonal well-being, your energy levels, your immune response, chronic vaginal infections and your body’s ability to absorb nutrient. A healthy gut goes a long way!

  • Probiotics: 10-50 billion CFU’s per day with food. Prescript Assist Probiotics, Dr. Ohirra’s Probiotics, Metagenics Ultra Flora Plus DF 15 Billion Organisms. (It’s a good idea to rotate probiotics as different brands offer different strains and you want to build up as many different ones as possible)
     
  • Fermented foods: Sauerkraut, kim-chi, kefir (if you can tolerate lactose), coconut or water kefir, kombucha
     
  • Glutamine: An amino acid that feeds the cells of your gut lining. It is your gut’s favorite food and helps to heal gut permeability issues. 500mg/ day up to 15g daily. Take with water. Thorne Research L-Glutamine 500mg capsules, Pure Encapsulations L-Glutamine Powder
     
  • Collagen: It has so many amazing effects on the body. It is rich in amino acids that we often lack in our modern diet (we often don’t eat bones, skin and tendons of our animal meat which are actually rich in amino acids that are great for our gut health). Gelatin, for example, enhanced gastric acid secretion and restores a healthy mucosal lining in the stomach. Great Lakes Gelatin, Collagen Hydrolysate is great in soups and smoothies because it dissolves in cold liquids and doesn’t alter the taste.

 

Supplements to support detoxification:

*Note: it is important to detoxify your body BEFORE conception or trying to get pregnant, NOT DURING pregnancy or while breastfeeding (when you detoxify while pregnant or breastfeeding, your body release toxins into your bloodstream and thus into the baby; not good!) 

  

Fertility Tracker

Ava Bracelet.

What is Ava? 

  • Ava is clinically proven to detect the very beginning of the fertile window in real time.
  • Ava was shown to detect an average of 5.3 fertile days per cycle at 89% accuracy.
  • For women who are trying to get pregnant, Ava doubles the chances of conceiving each month.
  • Ava gives you insight on your cycle phase, stress, sleep—every aspect of health.
  • Wear the Ava bracelet at night for effortless insight about your fertility, pregnancy, and your health.

I tried the Ava bracelet and really loved the readings and information I received from it. You can get your Ava Bracelet and receive $20 dollars off your purchase by entering my promo code: hcaczcoaching

Disclaimer: Personally I did not use the Ava bracelet to get pregnant (I was nursing my 7 month old second son when I received the bracelet, so my hands were full ;)), but I will definitely give it a try if (IF!), we decide to have a third.

 

other

Crio Bru. My favorite coffee replacement.


And remember: This list is purely meant to share with you what products have worked for me and many of my clients. Please be aware that you are choosing to take any of these products based on your own choice and that Caroline Zwickson Coaching LLC is not responsible for the quality of any of the products you decide to try.