Every year, we — The Morrison Center Wellness Team — reevaluate our supplement collection in order to have the most advanced and effective products on-hand for ourselves and our patients. In the spirit of the recent phenomenon “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” we want to help you declutter your supplement drawer — and stock up on those that we believe will “spark joy” in your body and mind!
- SUPPLEMENTS WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT FOR 2019 -
NO. 1 DAILY COLLAGEN
If you follow us through email or on social media, you’ve probably gathered by now that we’re crazy for collagen — it plays so many beneficial roles in the body (including better skin!) and couldn’t be easier to add to your morning shake.
Recommended dose: 1 scoop daily
NO. 2 DAILY BENEFIT PROTEIN POWDER
There’s a reason (well, several) this product remains our best-seller year after year: it’s a high-quality, tasty protein source that we call a “multi in a shake” — it provides well-rounded nutrition in an easy-to-mix powder, along with nutrients like glycine and L-cysteine to help support Phase II liver detoxification, and green tea catechins and beta-carotene to protect against harmful compounds in the environment.* We love it and we’re stocking up to start the year off right.
Looking for a delicious way to enjoy Daily Benefit Protein and Daily Collagen together? Try our Daily Benefit Green Beauty Smoothie.
Recommended dose: 2 scoops daily
NO. 3 BUFFERED VITAMIN C
We all know vitamin C is crucial for healthy immune function, especially during the winter, which is why everyone in our office has a bottle on their desk! Our buffered version contains minerals that help buffer the acidity of vitamin C so you can take more vitamin C per capsule. Yay for efficiency!
In addition, people are often surprised to learn of vitamin C’s role in our body’s ability to deal with stress. The adrenal glands — the glands that produce hormones like cortisol and epinephrine to keep us resilient in the face of daily challenges — are our body’s number one users of vitamin C. We often see low vitamin C levels in people who’ve been under stress for a long time (looking at you New York), even if they’re eating plenty of fruits and veggies. So be proactive and take your vitamin C!
Recommended dose: 2 capsules daily, or 2 capsules every few hours if you’re feeling sick
NO. 4 BERGAMOT BPF
You may think of essential oils when you hear bergamot, but believe it or not, this citrus fruit has powerful cholesterol-balancing properties. Bergamot BPF (Bioactive Polyphenolic Fractions) provides a unique blend of herbs and polyphenolic flavonoids (antioxidants) to support healthy cholesterol levels, including helping to lower LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels and increase HDL cholesterol levels. It also provides anti-inflammatory properties to support overall cardiovascular health.* Quite the impressive little fruit!
Recommended dose: 2 capsules daily
NO. 5 SBI PROTECT POWDER
We now know that a strong intestinal lining plays a key role in immune health. In recent research related to autoimmunity and leaky gut, researchers found that proteins called immunoglobulins have a positive effect on gut health: they actually bind immune system triggers like microbes and toxins in the GI tract and help the body to eliminate them. This means those triggers don’t get a chance to set off an immune response!
With this realization, immunoglobulin powders have entered the supplement market to help individuals trying to heal their digestive tracts. We love SBI Protect because it’s the only purified, dairy-free source of immunoglobulin G (IgG) available as a dietary supplement.
Recommended dose: 1 scoop twice daily in 4 ounces of water or in the beverage of your choice — we love adding it to our Daily Benefit Protein shakes!
NO. 6 GINST15
As we dive back into a busy new year, we’ll be sure to keep a bottle of GinST15 Elixir close by. It contains a patented high-absorption form of ginseng that promotes balanced energy, mental clarity, and blood sugar balance. We love it because it helps with mental focus.*
Pro tip: Is one of your new year’s resolutions to drink less caffeine? Try GinST15 Elixir in the morning, and another dose if you have an afternoon energy slump.
Recommended dose: 12 drops in water or other liquid, or directly under the tongue.
NO. 7 200 MG OF ZEN
Let’s be real: we could all use a little more zen in our lives. This product remains a favorite among our staff and our patients. It contains GABA, a calming neurotransmitter, and L-theanine, an amino acid that helps to calm the mind and body — a gentle yet effective combination that helps provide calm focus without lowering energy levels.
Recommended dose: 2 capsules once or twice daily.
If you’re like us, you may be feeling ready to “cleanse” your supplement drawer. We hope these recommendations help you re-stock for a fulfilling, healthy and joyful new year.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to treat or cure any disease.
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This guide was written by Dr. Morrison and the health and nutrition experts at The Morrison Center. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health through the treatment and prevention of disease.
Dr. Jeffrey Morrison is an award-winning medical doctor, a leader in the field of Integrative Medicine, and champion of a nutritional approach to healthcare
Robin is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine and holistic healing modalities. She helps her clients address complicated conditions and return to wellness.
Stephanie is a Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner with a passion for helping her clients fulfill their potential through both emotional and physical optimization.