Lesson Three: Optimise your health with our favourite food-based supplements!

We believe that natural, food-based supplements are best as they provide micronutrients to your body in the way that nature intended. And choosing the natural form over a synthetic version means the micronutrients are highly bioavailable and easy to absorb, digest and assimilate in your body.

To help you find out exactly which supplements you need, and which ones you don’t need, we provide a personalised health coaching service .

Why supplements are needed

Even when we choose quality nutrient-dense foods, our modern food system has introduced some major obstacles to staying healthy through diet alone. These include:

    1. The aggressive agriculture of intensive farming has resulted in mineral depletion of the soils, leaving our modern food less than nutritious.

    We are taking nutrients faster than what can be replenished, meaning our children face an uncertain future with less global food security.[1] "Some of these soils developed over thousands to millions of years. We can destroy that in a few hours."[2]

    2. Pesticide, herbicide and fungicide sprays on our food can have several damaging effects on the earth, flora, fauna and human health.
    There are measurable declines in beneficial pest predators, essential pollinators, crop yields, air pollution, soil and groundwater leaching, and chemicals in food products that bioaccumulate in the food chain. Moreover, the risk of contamination can persist for decades as many pesticides remain in the environment over long periods. [3]

    3. Air pollution from vehicle emissions, fossil fuel combustion, forest fires and factory outputs bombard our bodies daily. Studies show nutritional supplementation can support our bodies to perform at their best. Consider adding B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin D and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) to your supplement regime for their protective effects. [4][5][6]

    4. We recommend high-quality food-based supplements that have been sustainably harvested, minimally processed, and proven effective.

While it would be great to get all of our nutrients through diet alone, most of us need to include some level of supplementation to function at our best.

Our favorite food-based supplements

Rosita - Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil (EVCLO)

One of nature’s best sources of omega-3, vitamin A, and vitamin D. Cod liver oil provides pure fatty nutrients that can help to promote skin health, heart health, increase vitamin and mineral absorption and boost the immune system.

Rosita uses traditional knowledge handed down the generations to extract the liver oils gently to maintain maximum freshness and nutrient availability.

Smidge® - Kakadu Plum Capsules

Your body can’t produce vitamin C on its own, so your immune system can become more vulnerable during the cold, dark winter days. Kakadu Plum supplement delivers nearly 75% of your daily value of vitamin C, ensuring you’re getting the nutrients you need to stay well.

This 100% pure Kakadu plum is sustainably hand-harvested down under in Australia.

KIKI Health - Organic Chaga Mushroom Extract

Chaga known as Inonotus obliquus is considered to be the ‘King of medicinal mushrooms’ used in Russian and Chinese traditional medicine over the last several decades. The Chaga mushroom is naturally found on birch trees – their preferred host. They have a barky appearance and tough fruiting bodies.

This 100% Organic Chaga may contain potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a potential alternative for tackling arthritis and high blood pressure.

Roam – Original

The Roam team are real-food champions. They have specialised in making the premium grass-fed beef bar that is gently air-dried for 12 hours and seasoned with simple yet delicious herbs, mushrooms, and spices.

They come in four delicious flavours: Original; Chili; Apricot and Hazelnut; Smokey Paprika; and Cranberry and Almond.

Ossa – Certified Grass Fed Collagen Peptides

Free from hormones, antibiotics and anabolic steroids, OSSA's grass-fed collagen powder is tasteless and highly versatile. Use it to boost the gut-friendly properties in your morning coffee, soups, stews, desserts, and more, the options are truly endless. Because collagen has a huge amount of amino acids, glycine, glutamine, and proline, it can help soothe a stressed intestinal tract and stomach lining. It can help us absorb nutrients more effectively, reduce inflammation, and support our digestive organs.

Hunter & Gather’s - organ supplements

Liver is a nutritional powerhouse and is considered one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat.  Not only is it packed with highly bioavailable Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Riboflavin, and Copper, but it is sourced straight from wild, Icelandic lamb. Hunter & Gather supplements provide natural organ support from wild roaming 100% grass-fed lamb in a gelatin capsule.

Want to know more?

For further reading on food-based supplements, we’ve got a blog on why food-based supplements are better than synthetic supplementation.

Also, if you’re looking for supplements to help to support your cognitive function, provide neuroprotective benefits, and aid working memory, check out this blog post.

[1] Human security at risk as depletion of soil accelerates, scientists warn.
[2] Save the Dirt: Researchers find pristine soils losing out to farming and development.
[3] Managing the Biodiversity Impacts of Fertiliser and Pesticide Use.
[4] Nutritional Solutions to Reduce Risks of Negative Health Impacts of Air Pollution.
[5] Pollution and respiratory disease: can diet or supplements help? A review.
[6] New Opportunities to Mitigate the Burden of Disease Caused by Traffic Related Air Pollution: Antioxidant-Rich Diets and Supplements.