To note: this is an old post & video. I no longer recommend taking fish oil, but rather algae oil instead. For a list of the current supplements I recommend click here.
I did a review of my supplement shelf today, in review of the “extras” that I take to help on my journey to healing endometriosis.
Check it out….
Here is a breakdown of the supplements that help with my endometriosis that I talk about in the video:
- Vitalzym – A digestive enzyme blend, helps with systemic inflammation contains the magical enzyme – serrapeptase – eats scar tissue and cysts
- L-Glutamine – Amino acid with so many healing benefits. Helps heal leaky gut.
- Fish Oil – Anti-inflammatory
- Manjistha – Ayuervedic herb – helps to move the lymph and detoxify the thyroid
- Bee Propolis – Excellent source of B vitamins (very important for healing endo)
- New Chapter Pre-Natal Vitamins – An excellent multi vitamin made up of organic fruits and veggies – easy on my tummy 🙂
- Cramp Bark – Helps relax the muscles in the uterus, helps cramping
- D-Mannose – Helps bladder flares and Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
- Colon Clear – Contains an Ayuervedic herb called Triphala and aloe vera – both improve digestion and help clear out that which is blocked up 🙂
- Femmenessence Maca Harmony – Adaptagen that helps to naturally balance hormones – love/hate for women with endo – start with a low dose.
- Probiotic – Good for digestion and to balance out good gut flora.
Please note that everyone is different, so what works for me, may not work for you. I’ve come to my own conclusions from my own experimentation and being in tune with the impacts — both positive and negative.
Also note that many supplements can have hidden additions that could actually be harmful. Pay attention to hidden additions of gluten, soy, corn, etc.
On the Positive Side?
The supplements that I talk about have really helped me with my endometriosis pain and related conditions that come along.
As I mention in the video, I’ve shifted from taking a ton of supplements to only primarily including those that help aid my digestion and detoxification pathways. This is with consideration of my liver, as every supplement that we take has to get processed through this important organ.
With that in mind, I don’t take all of these supplements everyday. Much of these I take only when the need arises. This shift has been positive for my wallet, Lol. Supplementation can definitely get expensive.
Did I miss a supplement that really helps with your endometriosis? I’d love to hear from you….
This is really helpful. I’m just starting to compile a shopping list for supplements and several of these are on the list. I was also considering taking NAC.
At the moment I take Moringa powder but have no idea if it’s helping my health. It could be green colored talcum powder for all I know! I started D-Mannose too and I take a spoon of concentrated tart cherry juice to increase melatonin. Women with endo are said to be low in melatonin. Melatonin lowers levels of oestrogen.
Glad that this was helpful. I was taking Moringa for awhile too, but ran out and haven’t re-stocked 🙂
I have NAC on my shelf too. I didn’t talk about it since I haven’t tried it. From experiences from other ladies with endometriosis, it sounds like it can have a pretty heavy detox effect for a couple of cycles, which is what has deterred me from jumping right in.
Thanks for the tart cherry reminder. The melatonin issue seems to be following me lately. Perhaps this is a sign? Lol.
Zyflammend by New Chapter is an amazing natural anti inflammatory. It contains turmeric, ginger, rosemary, holy basil, skullcap and truly takes he place of ibuprofen.
That sounds awesome Erin – thank you so much for sharing. Definitely impressed with New Chapter. I will check these out.
Hi Aubrey! I’m glad that I came across your blog. Like you, I am battling my endometriosis a year after laparoscopy. I will add up L-Glutamine in my supplement list because of your blog, thank you. In about two months of taking Magnesium, Vitamin E with Selenium, NAC and Vit C 2000mg, my overall pains (in all sides of my abdomen) from the start of my menses until cycle day 16, has improved significantly. I now experience lesser pain on the day of menses until 7days and I only feel them now mostly on the left side where my bowel & ovary fused and on the left side of bladder. I feel very positive for the next cycle that the entire pain will be gone. The extra benefit is that I feel more energetic and can focus at work plus a wonderful sleep at night. God bless 🙂
So awesome to hear of your success Cheryl! Staying positive and believing the pain can cease is so important. Best of luck on your healing journey 🙂
Thank you for this list! I’m curious how many Vitalzym pills you take a day?
Hi Annalisa – I started out taking nine pills a day. This was right after my first lap. I continued on this dosage for a good amount of time, maybe a year? Now I take only three a day, sometimes six if I’m feeling unwell. It can have a detox reaction at first, especially at a higher dosage.
I bought your book last night and read half of it in one sitting! It’s so nice to feel a little less alone. I grew up always healthy, nothing phased me. Until about a year, maybe year and a half ago when I started having this nagging hip pain. I have since had laparoscopic surgery to remove ovarian cysts and endo. The pain subsided for a few months, then came back about 4 months ago and is now daily. I just keep trying to figure out where I went wrong, while popping ibuprofen and alieve to get through the day and night.
I love reading your website, as it gives me a sense of hope. I am looking into trying the supplements you list above. It would be great if you created an amazon shop with the supplements you take so others like me could just jump in and order what works for you.
Thanks for putting your story out there and continuing to share your journey.
Thanks for reaching out. I hope that you find something that works for you. Would love to chat with you to see if I can help out.
Hi Aubree – Can I take Manjistha after ovulation while ttc ? Please let me know. thanks.
Hi Jay. Yes, you should be fine, but if you have concerns, I’d check with your doctor. Good luck!
thank you for your response. I’ll add Manjistha from my next cycle and update you !