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The GAPS Supplementation Criteria

The essential Supplementation Protocol for GAPS advised by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride follows: Please note suggested brands marked with an asterisk for preferred clinical use.

1. An effective therapeutic strength Probiotic

►  A probiotic containing as many strains with a mixture of different species with the right CFU to survive the acid with at least 8 billion of bacteria per gram

          GAPS Supplement Suggestion:   

                *Bio-Kult 14 Strain Probiotic Formula

 

2. Essential fatty acids

►  A good seed or nut oil blend in the ratio of 2:1 omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids

          GAPS Supplement Suggestion: Select one of the following   

                *Udo’s Oil

                 Evening Primrose Oil

 

►  A good Cod Liver Oil

          GAPS Supplement Suggestion: Select one of the following   

                Rosita Extra Virgin Raw Cod Liver Oil

                Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil

 

►  Fish Oil with a higher ratio of EPA to DHA

          GAPS Supplement Suggestion: Select one of the following   

                Nordic Naturals Complete Omega 3,6,9

                *Sockeye Salmon Oil (coming very soon)

                                                          

3. Vitamin A & D in the form of Cod Liver Oil

          GAPS Supplement Suggestion: Select one of the following  

                *Rosita Oils

                Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil

 

4. Digestive Enzymes only for some

          GAPS Supplement Suggestion: Select one of the following  

                *Bio-Care Betaine HCL with added Pepsin for those who can swallow capsules

                *Higher Nature Betaine HCL for children who need to open capsules to sprinkle small amounts on food

 

5. Vitamin, Mineral and Amino Acid Supplements

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride does not recommend any vitamin or mineral supplementation at the beginning of the program until the digestive system shows signs of improvement. Some patients may require targeted supplementation at this time, however this is a matter for a qualified practitioner to decide and should be avoided where possible so that it does not interfere with the healing process.

If you are going to use supplements:
► Choose supplements without any ingredients which may aggravate the gut condition.
► Choose supplements with added fulvic acid ensuring a high absorption rate.
► Keep supplements to an absolute minimum unless targeted supplements are required.

Please view our GAPS Practitioner List to consult with a ‘Certified GAPS Practitioner to assist you with supplements and managing the GAPS Diet.

Please refer to the GAPS Book or the GAPS Diet Australia Supplementation Guide (coming soon) for more suggested dosages and other targeted supplementation for GAPS conditions.

We have made an Essential GAPS Supplementation Bundle Option Set in our shop to make your selection of essential supplements for GAPS easier.  Click HERE