It’s time to hit the reset button and celebrate your new era. I hope it is your “take back your health era.” If so, I am here to help you along your path. Supporting a healthy diet and lifestyle is crucial, so I decided to give you my essential supplements for 2023.
New Year’s resolutions begin with the best intentions, yet they are easy to forget the minute a chocolate cupcake crosses your path. Even if you’ve already slipped with your resolutions, the good news is that it’s OK!
I am here to get you back on track, and I will give you my picks for the supplements everyone should take in 2023. Let’s begin with the essential supplement virtually everyone needs– The Myers Way® Multivitamin.
The Myers Way® Multivitamin
Everyone needs a high-quality multivitamin due to the decrease in our Earth’s soil and water quality. Many of us get fewer nutrients from our food than our ancestors did.
You may believe you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals if you only eat whole organic foods or carefully check the labels and follow the Recommended Daily Value (RDV). However, I’m here to tell you that’s not always the case.
The RDV is the number of nutrients you need to prevent disease. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last updated the RDV in World War II. The truth is that it’s outdated, and the recommended amounts are not how much you need for optimal health.
I formulated The Myers Way® Multivitamin to ensure you get optimal amounts of essential nutrients your body needs. The Myers Way® Multivitamin contains the highest quality blend of vitamins and minerals designed for optimal absorption and bioavailability.
I spent over a decade perfecting The Myers Way® Multivitamin to include essential vitamins in a bioavailable form that the body can absorb and utilize efficiently.
Unlike many other multivitamin formulas, this multivitamin has optimal levels of selenium, zinc, and iodine to support thyroid health. It contains 100% of the folate you need daily for optimal thyroid function.
Everyone needs a multivitamin as a foundation for optimal health and wellness. If you only take one essential supplement in 2023, it should be The Myers Way® Multivitamin.
Probiotics are another essential supplement to add to your health routine in 2023. Your gut microbiome is a delicate ecosystem. Under optimal circumstances, the good and bad bacteria live in harmony. However, our high levels of stress and exposure to toxins throw off this delicate balance, and the opportunistic harmful bacteria overtake the good bacteria in your microbiome.
Probiotic Capsules 100 Billion and Probiotic Capsules 30 Billion contain essential Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium bacterial strains found in common probiotics. I also included the yeast Saccharomyces boulardii, which helps fight off disease-causing gut organisms.
Probiotic Capsules 100 Billion is designed for maximum support. You will see only a few products on your local store shelves that have this potency level AND don’t need to be refrigerated. Probiotic Capsules 30 Billion is designed for daily maintenance or for people who can not tolerate a high level of probiotics and provides an excellent maintenance dose.
If you can believe it, there are certain situations where standard lactic acid-based probiotics can cause more complications than they solve. SIBO, or Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth, is one of those situations. I recommend Primal Earth Probiotic to anyone who has SIBO, suspects SIBO may be at the root cause of their issues or doesn’t tolerate most probiotics.
Primal Earth Probiotic is a soil-based probiotic that contains three strains of soil-based bacteria that mimic the essential probiotics available in our Paleolithic ancestors’ diets.
Whichever potency or type of probiotic you take, you can feel confident that you’re taking care of your gut bacteria and working toward optimal health.
Leaky Gut Revive® MAX
Your gut is the gateway to health. Repairing your gut is so essential for optimal health in 2023. Nearly 80% of your immune system lives within your gut. If you have a leaky gut, your immune system cannot function optimally. That’s why I formulated the most advanced formula of my No. 1 tool to repair a leaky gut– Leaky Gut Revive® Max.
Leaky Gut Revive® Max is an extra-strength, physician-formulated blend of nutrients designed to soothe and repair your gut quickly. Featuring pharmaceutical-grade L-Glutamine and a potent combination of gut-soothing botanicals, Leaky Gut Revive® Max works immediately to repair your gut.
Moreover, Leaky Gut Revive® Max contains 1,000 mg of ImmunoLin®, the world’s highest concentration of naturally sourced immunoglobulins. Immunoglobulins play a critical role in your immune system by binding to particular antigens in your gut, such as viruses and bacteria, and aid in their removal from your body.
Leaky Gut Revive® Max also contains a proprietary blend of botanicals, including Larch Arabinogalactan Bark Powder, to support healthy immune function. Larch Arabinogalactan Bark Powder is a prebiotic that provides food to the beneficial bacteria in your gut to support a healthy gut barrier. Leaky Gut Revive® Max is one of my most essential supplements for 2023.
Brain Health Supplements
We are under more stress than ever before. As a mother, CEO, wife, and entrepreneur, I am constantly on the go and often forget to take a break or slow down. When discussing essential supplements for a new year, you cannot ignore the importance of supporting brain health.
Cortisol is how our body responds to stress. Too much cortisol can suppress the immune system, increase blood pressure, raise blood sugar levels, decrease libido, and contribute to acne and obesity.
Furthermore, constant stress increases your risk of developing chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes, depression, and autoimmune disease. Our bodies are not designed to live in fight-or-flight mode all the time.
My tools to promote a healthy stress response include Adrenal Support, ZenAdapt™, Rest and Restore™, and Rest and Restore Max™.
Adrenal Support is my No. 1 tool to promote optimal adrenal gland function. It contains a blend of adaptogenic herbs such as Rhodiola Rosea, Panax ginseng, Eleuthero, and ashwagandha that facilitate a stress response and support healthy cortisol levels. I’ve also included the amino acid L-Tyrosine in Adrenal Support to support catecholamine production, which is essential for an optimal stress response.
ZenAdapt™ is another one of my go-to essential supplements to support optimal cortisol levels. ZenAdapt™ contains an ideal blend of botanicals and micronutrients for promoting a balanced stress response. That way, you can mitigate the overproduction of stress-response chemicals that keep you tossing and turning at night. I made sure to include four of the most potent adaptogenic herbs: Ashwagandha, Rhodiola Root Extract, PEA, and Saffron.
Essential Supplements for Optimal Sleep
Stress can also affect your sleep pattern. In fact, if you lack quality sleep, it can be detrimental to your overall health by increasing your risk of developing hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, depression, and obesity.
I formulated the essential supplements Rest and Restore™ and Rest and Restore Max™ to promote optimal sleep for brain health. Both are physician-formulated combinations of amino acids to support falling asleep fast and promote deep, restful sleep.
If you’re looking for support to help you relax and unwind, I recommend Rest and Restore™ is right for you. To promote a healthy sleep pattern for brain health, Rest and Restore Max™ is an essential supplement you should include in 2023.
Unless you have already introduced collagen into your routine, you will likely need this essential supplement.
Collagen Protein is one supplement everyone should take. I use it every single day! Collagen is essential for anyone who:
- Is concerned about leaky gut and wants to maintain a healthy intestinal lining
- Is looking to alleviate occasional joint pain
- Lives an active lifestyle to promote muscle growth
- Cares about strong and healthy hair, skin, and nails
- Wants to optimize thyroid and immune function
- Wants to support healthy weight loss
- Is over the age of 30
Collagen Protein contains 100% grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine collagen. It includes type I and type III collagen to support a healthy gut lining and intestinal permeability, promote vibrant hair, skin, and nails, and facilitate healthy bones and joints. If you’re looking for whole body support, I highly recommend adding Spectrum 5 Collagen™ to your morning coffee or smoothie. Since it is hydrolyzed, it makes it easier to dissolve.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Collagen Bars are a great way to get collagen if you don’t have the time to make bone broth or need something quick. These bars are gluten-free and have no artificial flavors, sweeteners, trans fats, or unhealthy oils.
Essential Skincare Products
Skincare products are abundant on shelves in drug and grocery stores, with new ones appearing daily. Knowing which ones you should add to your skincare routines can be overwhelming. Streamlined skincare routines are a hot wellness topic in 2023, making skincare an essential supplement.
In truth, you don’t need a medicine cabinet full of skincare products. The popular ingredients to look for include hyaluronic acid, vitamin c cleansers, and retinol. This is not news to me and is precisely why I developed my skincare line with simplicity in mind.
Most skincare products have ingredients that can do more damage than good. That’s why I created Amy Myers MD® Beauty. I believe you shouldn’t have to compromise your standards when it comes to selecting beauty products that work. The cosmetic industry argues that it’s perfectly fine to use phthalates, parabens, and formaldehyde on your face because only tiny amounts are used in each product and are therefore not harmful. However, with daily use, these toxic chemicals add up and wreak havoc on your body and health!
I use three products daily on my skin – a vitamin C cleanser with vitamin C, an age-defying serum that includes retinol and hyaluronic acid, and a hydrating cream to keep my skin feeling soft and youthful. Once a week, after I’ve cleaned my face, I apply a generous scoop of the Purifying Probiotic Mask onto my entire face, ensuring to distribute it evenly.
This year, consider taking skin-targeted essential supplements to get your favorite skincare benefits for your skin from the inside out.
High-protein diets are gaining popularity because more people better understand the role protein plays in optimal health. That’s why I believe that The Myers Way® Paleo Protein powders are essential supplements for 2023.
Protein provides your body with many benefits, yet it’s crucial for many of your body’s functions, including growing and repairing its tissues to supply your body with energy. In fact, protein literally makes up your body.
Protein is a macronutrient, meaning your body needs large amounts of it for optimal health, as opposed to the comparatively small amount of micronutrients your body needs, such as vitamins and minerals. Unlike fat, another macronutrient, your body doesn’t have protein stores, so you need to consume it daily. How much depends on your activity level and your basal metabolic rate.
One of the best sources of protein is animal protein. I always recommend that you buy organic meats, fruits and vegetables. However, I understand that can be expensive, so at the very least, your meat should come from organic sources such as grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and poultry, and wild-caught seafood.
While all protein powders tout health benefits, the hidden toxins and inflammatory ingredients in many protein powders, such as whey and casein (dairy), gluten, soy, legumes, and sugar, can be counterintuitive to feeling the full benefit of the protein. The Myers Way® Paleo Protein powders are the only truly pure protein powders on the market sourced from grass-fed cattle.
The FInal Word on Essential Supplements
Giving your body the support it needs is the perfect way to reach optimal health in 2022. Focusing on the gut, immune system, and brain health is a great way to get your resolutions to live healthier in 2023 back on track or even started. Are you curious to see if any of my essential supplements end up on your personalized list? Take this quiz to find out!