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  1. Hi! I am new to Whole30. Right now, I want to take someone's head off, but that is a different story. Wondering if anyone has found a brand of supplements or vitamins that are Whole30 compliant? Almost every single one of my vitamins has soy or some form of sugar. I am directed by my doctor to be on Vitamin D and Magnesium, but I also take Acidophilus, Biotin, Folic Acid, B12 (this one appears to be compliant) and Omegas/Fish Oil. Help! The Vitamin D, Mag and Acidophilus are my biggest concerns. I could look into a multivitamin but need to watch the Vitamin A. Thank you in advance!
  2. Protein Supplements

    I was wondering if protein powders are completely out the window or not. I am getting ready to start my Whole 30 Journey. I usually supplement with promix grass-fed whey (the flavor i'm drinking is not compliant) when I have a plain jane salad for lunch. Just wondering if there are any other affordable protein options out there!
  3. I am taking a supplement called glutathione (an antioxidant) to help with some deficiencies and low energy levels discovered in the past month - is this Whole30 compliant? It says it contains phospholipids derived from soy (which I know is not compliant) but since it is in a unique form I thought I would check.
  4. Hi All, I take a few supplements from the MyProtein range. I just assumed that these would be compliant but now im not so sure. I hope they are! I would appreciate any input. Please see attachments.. Thanks.
  5. So I already had to restart my Whole 30 on day 5 because it turns out that the case of broth that my partner bought from Costco (the one that looks exactly like the fully-compliant broth that I normally use) lists cane sugar as the 3rd ingredient and I used it in 2 sauces. That was demoralizing, but I bit the bullet and began again. I realized this evening that the melatonin that I take so that I can sleep contains a small amount of rice powder . . . it's listed in print so fine that I needed a magnifying glass to see it and was not on the part of the label where the other ingredients were listed. I have since triple-checked all other pills of any kind to be sure I was not missing something else that was non-compliant. I am told that Advil and other strictly-necessary OTC's are ok despite having some small amount of starch. Normally I don't sleep very well and take both melatonin and an antihistamine that is sleep-inducing to get a few hours of shuteye, though I take breaks from the antihistamine since using it uninterrupted is not great for you and it becomes less effective the more you continually use it. My nighttime ritual would also include a couple of glasses of red wine if I weren't on the Whole 30, and I have successfully gone without alcohol for the duration. So my question is: do I have to start over again because of a few possible milligrams of rice flour each night? I'm on day 4 of the re-start (almost back to where I was before the sugar-broth fiasco) and honestly I nearly cried when I thought of having to restart again, going without the melatonin, or having to spend more money on a new supplement that is compliant-- doing Whole 30 is already breaking the bank since I am a woman of modest means right now. If I do have to start over, does anyone know of a compliant brand of melatonin? Below is a picture of the offending brand.
  6. doTERRA's carrageenan claims

    I have been using doTERRA for about 6 months and have enjoyed some benefit from their products. I had to stop using their On Guard soft gels and beadlets as well as the Omega soft gels once I started the Whole 30 due to the fact they have carrageenan in them. My friend sent this link to me to demonstrate to me that I should not be worried. I am skeptical but would love for someone with relevant knowledge to sound off on this notion that there is a type of carrageenan that is not a concern since it is "not absorbed by the intestinal tract." Thank you!
  7. I am beginning my Whole30 a week from today, and have a question about the current supplements I'm taking. I've had stomach issues since I can remember (gas, bloating, CONSTIPATION), but as of the last year, things have been pretty good. Not great, but good. Every day I take a probiotic (Hyperbiotics Pro-15 Advanced Strength), drink a 1/2 cup of plain kefir, and take digestive enzymes with each meal (I used to take the NOW brand of these enzymes, but have since switched to Zenwise Labs Advanced Digestive Enzymes). I attribute my things being "pretty good" to the daily addition of these three things to my diet. However, I am wondering if I should go into the Whole30 sans the two supplements (the kefir is obviously out), and see if the program itself doesn't help me. Can someone please provide me with some guidance?
  8. My doctor prescribed a fiber supplement several months ago (before I started the Whole30). It has helped my extreme stomach pain tremendously, and I've always gotten a lot of fiber. (Maybe not as much as I would on the Whole30, but a lot.) Upon review, however, the supplement contains maltodextrin. Everything else is compliant. I take a very small amount each day, with water and apple cider vinegar. I'm loath to stop, based on how much better I have felt. Can I keep taking this, or am I better off cutting it out and hoping the Whole30 itself helps with the stomach pain?
  9. I'm planning on doing another Whole30 in the next week or so. I feel that I struggle with appropriate meal portions and have recently started taking a fat-burning, muscle preserving supplement called Vintage Burn by Old School Labs. I feel that this has helped a little with appetite control and has given me a little more energy, especially for workouts. It is pill form and the ingredients contain; green tea leaf extract, green coffee bean extract, raspberry ketones(?), olive leaf extract, caffeine, bacopa leaf extract, garcina fruit extract, chrysin, forskohli root extract, in a vegetable capusle, other ingredient listed is vegetable stearate. I know this would probably be discouraged but would this supplement be compliant during whole30? Thank you!
  10. Help with some liver supplements?

    Hi Everyone- First time Whole30, I'm on day 14! Woohoo I have some fatty liver issues and gallbladder sludge. It was suggested I take, Livertone Plus by Dr Sandra Cabot, and, Stone Free by Planetary Herbals. I am not sure if these are Whole30 compliant. I have listed the ingredients below. Livertone Plus Ingredient List: (I highlighted the one ingredient I am really not sure of) Milk Thistle Seed Extract (Pure Silymarin 210mg) equiv 17,500mg dried milk thistle Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 105mg d-alpha tocopheryl succinate (vitamin E) 200iu Thiamine hydrochloride (B1) 11mg Riboflavin (B2) 11mg Nicotinamide (B3) 11mg Pyridoxine hydrochloride (B6) 11mg Folate (as L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (L-5-MTHF))….240mcg Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)….60mcg Biotin….60mcg Calcium pantothenate (equiv pantothenic acid 22mg)(B5)….27.5mg Zinc (as zinc oxide) 7mg Selenium (as selenomethionine) 50mcg Livatone® Plus Nutritive base 379mg Taurine, N – Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), phosphatidyl choline from GMO free soya lecithin, broccoli powder, L-Glutamine , Glycine, Inositol, natural caretenoids, (Camelia sinensis (green tea) extract, L – glutathione) Veggie Cap, Hypromellose, Magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide. Stone Free Ingredient List: Proprietary Blend: Turmeric Root, Dandelion Root Extract, Ginger Root, Lemon Balm Leaf, Marshmallow Root Extract, Parsley Root, Coin-Leaf Desmodium Aerial Parts, Lysimachia Aerial Parts, and Licorice Root. Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, acacia gum, modified cellulose gum, and silica. I am also using the NOW brand of Digestive Enzymes and Kaire Labs Probiotics, I think I read that both of these brands are Whole30 approved. Did I get that right? Thanks so much. I have a leaky gut and overworked liver to heal. Any help would be much appreciated.
  11. IT Work Greens

    I have been drinking Geens daily for 5 months and I'm wondering if I can continue. It helps with chronic constipation. I started Whole30 last Monday, August 8th and have followed it completely but stopped drinking the Greens when I started. Now, things are moving, if you get my drift. I don't see anything in the ingredients that I recognize as being offensive but I'm just wondering if anyone knows if it's allowed or not. I would love to begin drinking it again. I've attached the nutrion info. Thanks for your advice! Carol Lue
  12. Supplements

    Hi, My apologies if this is covered somewhere on the site, and I've missed it. I'm wondering if it's Whole30 compliant to take supplements? Specifically, multivitamins, calcium, fish oil, iron, and biotin. I do see that there is an approved brand of fish oil on the site - is that the only fish oil that is compliant? Thanks for your help with this!
  13. Hi There -- Day 1 of my Whole 30 today. Can't wait to feel the results. Can I continue to take my Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) supplements? Manufacturer = Bulk Supplements. Ingredients -- Safflower Oil, Glycerin, Gelatin (bovine) capsule. It looks ok but I'm not sure about the glycerin. Thanks!
  14. Acne

    I'm on Day 18 of my Whole 30. I started with the overall goal of getting my hormones in balance and cleaning my gut - all brought to my attention by my struggle with adult acne. I started taking a fish oil supplement at the beginning of my second week. I do eat a lot of grass-fed meats and pastured eggs, but I do not eat any fish and eat out weekly, so I've been supplementing with about 2.5 grams of fish oil per day. Since I started taking the supplement, my breakouts have been horrible. Bigger cystic breakouts than what I've been having on parts of my face that weren't breaking out initially. Towards the end of It Starts with Food when they discuss supplements, they mention taking a GLA supplement if fish oil makes you break out. I've also been reading through the Clear Skin Diet, which recommends taking fermented cod liver oil instead, as it has a smaller dosage, as well as Vitamins A and D (which are good for skin). My question is, why does fish oil make some people break out? Is it because of the imbalanced ratio of Omega 3:6? If so, should I just ride it out? Or lower my dosage and work up? Or, is my body just still detoxing? I'm fully prepared to extend to a Whole 45 or 60 if needed. One more note, if it matters - before I had not had any fermented foods in my diet, and have been drinking GT's Kombucha several times a week to introduce probiotics into my system. Any help, advise, or guidance would be greatly appreciated!
  15. One A Day Women's Vitamin

    Hello, I'm sorry for reposting this question. I'm new to this and initially posted in the "Join the Whole30" Forum and didn't find this forum until after my earlier post. Please read my question below. I've googled and couldn't find anything specific about this type of vitamin. Thank you. *********************************** Hello, I am on day two of the Whole30 and took a One A Day Women's Vitamin this morning. After taking the vitamin, I looked at the ingredients list and grew concerned about the length of the list and began wondering if any of the ingredients are noncompliant. The ingredients are listed below. Can someone help me out? I know I probably should not have taken the vitamin until finding this out, but it's habit for me. Thanks, Kamille INGREDIENTS: Calcium Carbonate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ascorbic Acid, Ferrous Fumarate; Less than 2% of: Beta- Carotene, Biotin, Cholecalciferol, Chromium Chloride, Croscarmellose Sodium, Cupric Oxide, Cyanocobalamin, D- Calcium Pantothenate, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, FD&C Blue #2 Lake, FD&C Yellow #5 (tartrazine) Lake, FD&C Yellow #6 Lake, Folic Acid, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Magnesium Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Niacinamide, Phytonadione, Polyethylene Glycol, Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Selenite, Stearic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Titanium Dioxide (color), Vitamin A Acetate, Zinc Oxide.
  16. Yikes! I was taking my multivitamin as usual this morning when I casually glanced at the list of ingredients, only for these horrors to jump out at me: -Colours (Titanium dioxide E171, Iron oxide E172) -Purified talc (WTF?!) -Modified starch -Maize starch -Copper sulphate -Mannitol -SUGAR What the hell is all that about? Do I need to reset or is the dose too small to affect my Whole30? Please help... Nicole x
  17. Chinese Herbs

    I recently began working with a chinese medicine doctor. The doctor just prescribed me a blend of herbs for my autoimmune condition where the skin attacks itself. My autoimmune condition is getting progressively worse everyday and I want to start the blend…but I'm also starting Whole30 in 3 days. My questions is should I start the herbs simultaneously with Whole30 or try Whole30 first and then at the end of Whole30 if I'm still not better should I try to herbs? I'm just worried that I might not tell be able to tell if it's the herbs or Whole30 that are (hopefully!) healing me but I also don't want to waste time while my conditions is escalating quickly. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
  18. Approved Supplements

    My wife has been told by her doctor that her B12 and Vitamin D are low. I don't want her to stop taking a doctor recommended supplement, but we both want to stay as compliant add possible. We start our first Whole30 next week. Can anyone recommend a supplement brand? We spent an hour in Whole foods today and nothing seemed to work.
  19. I've read the article on what to look for in supplements, but I was wondering if Trader Joe's B-Complex "once daily controlled release" was ok on the Whole 30. The ingredients don't have any obvious sugar or soy, etc. I'm hoping to get pregnant soon and have a history of b12 deficiency, so I should be taking a b vitamin. Alternatively, if this one isn't compliant, is there one someone can recommend? Thanks so much!
  20. Iron Supplement on the Whole30?

    I believe I have an iron deficiency. Still need to get this verified via bloodwork, but I have many of the symptoms and I'm a pescatarian, so this has happened before. Are any brands of iron supplements all right during a Whole30? Many of them have soy or corn ingredients, or sneaky added sugars. Please know that it is very difficult for me to get enough iron through diet alone. As a lady and a pescatarian it's recommended I eat 18-27 mg per day normally. To recover from a deficiency this increases to >= 60 mg of iron daily. For comparison a serving of spinach has up to 3.5 mg, a serving of salmon has around 1 mg. I'd rather not take a supplement but I might have to. Thanks!
  21. Beating a dead horse

    Ok y'all as the topic states I am aware that a similar question has probably been posted on more than one occasion. I am also aware that doctor's orders trump the Whole30 rules. That being said.... my doctor recommended these prenatal/pregnancy vitamins (trying to conceive) that come in a packet with the prenatals, calcium/magnesium, choline, and fish oil. She is the one who got me started on the Whole30 and is very familiar with the requirements of the program as she has done it herself several times. I asked her if they are complaint and she said they were. Well I purchased the (expensive) box and went home. The supplements look compliant EXCEPT the choline has soybean oil and sorbitol in it. Just looking for some expert advice. Should I take them? Just take the other supplements and leave that one out? Thanks in advance!
  22. Good evening, Unfortunately, I did not read all of my labels labels. 4 days into my Whole30, I realized I had a few cups of tea with soy lecithin in it, as well as some glycerin in my herbal supplements. Do I need to start over, or just omit from now on? Thank you!
  23. Stevia in Supplements

    Hello, We are starting tomorrow (!! !!) and we are very excited...went through all of our foods, stocked up pantries with Whole30 lists in hand, etc. Even starting ramping down on all non-compliant foods for a few weeks now. Thought we were in GREAT shape but now I'm panicking...I just found stevia leaf as the last ingredient in my liquid, all natural, plant based supplements. I have read all of the suggested supplement brands and searched the forum. And yes, I'm about to be "that person" who says...is this really not okay? But I ask because I have a terrible time with pills so my naturopath & doctor put me on liquid forms of things a few years ago. I've purchased the BEST ones I can find but they all seem to add stevia leaf at the end. So IS this the same as salt containing sugar? Because it's so little? If not, I will buy the capsules. (This is not a doctor>Whole30 situation, I do have a choice, albeit a difficult one due to my issue.) For example (see attached label):
  24. Hello, I am new to the Whole30 and my doctor (who is on day 4) suggested I try this to help with anxiety, fatigue, general lethargy, vertigo, brain fog, and muscle trigger points that I can't fully get rid of and seem to activate with little-to-no warning. I have been doing my research and preparing for a start date of August 7 (tomorrow). I already don't eat dairy or gluten and try to eat clean, but my biggest changes will be the hidden additives and sugar, cutting out all grains and soy and getting more protein. My biggest concern is that several of the supplements I take contain additives that are "no-no's" in the Whole30 plan (such as my fish oil (soy), daily vitamin (soy and others), probiotic (brown rice powder). The question is, do I just cut those out for 30 days? I was encouraged to take the fish oil (most of all) by my physician and can probably find another brand that doesn't contain the additives. Thoughts? Any suggestions or tricks to help me out? Has anyone out there received relief from reoccurring muscle trigger points with this program? Thanks, all!
  25. I would really appreciate a validation from a moderator or Melissa about whether my 13 days in won't count (meaning I have to start over). I've searched the forums, but I get some conflicting senses of what's okay or not okay. In one place I read that taking one bite of something means you have to start over. Then I read that we need to take it easy on ourselves and expect that it's not perfect, etc. Therefore, I'm asking for guidance/recommendations/verifications for the following mistakes I've recently discovered that I've made. Carrageenan - I discovered recently that my toothpaste has carrageenan. When I research online, there is a LOT of differing opinions about the negative aspects of carrageenan, as well as (apparently) different forms of carrageenan with varying effects. Vanilla extract - there wasn't added sugar, but I didn't think about the fact that it is preserved with alcohol. I've used it a couple times in my coffee, but only 5-6 drops at a time (I used to use a lot of sugar, and I'm still craving it, but so far this is the longest I've ever gone without any direct sweetener/sugar of some kind). Homeopathic / Cell Salt remedies - I've recently learned that the pills that the remedies use to deliver the remedies are lactose based, meaning I've consumed a little dairy? I realize in the big picture that these are such tiny amounts that common sense would seem to indicate there's not a problem (I haven't done any of these things daily except use my toothpaste). That said, a HUGE part of the psychological support I need is to be 100% confident I'm doing this right. I need to know, at the end of 30 days, that I'm not in a position of "it didn't really count" for the "full reset effect" because of these things. Can you help? Again, I would really appreciate an 'official' response. Not that I don't appreciate the 'community' support, I just need that official 'proof' so I can be completely confident in continuing and in reaching 30 days. Thanks very much, Lake