Targeted Vitamins, Minerals & Amino Acids for GAPS: Dr Natasha Campbell McBride believes in putting most of the effort into the diet, however she does acknowledge that some conditions require targeted supplementation by a qualified practitioner.
Whilst the Probiotics, Fermented Cod Liver Oils and Fish Oils are the most important supplements for GAPS, some targeted vitamins, minerals and amino acids will be helpful for specific conditions in the early stages of the diet.
People with abnormal gut flora almost without exception have low stomach acid production produced by overgrowth of Candida species, Clostridia and other pathogens. The GAPS criteria for supplementing Stomach Acid is with Betaine HCl and Pepsin. Sauerkraut is a better option to stimulate stomach acid for children but some small children may require Betaine (without Pepsin).
For specific conditions like schizophrenia and eating disorders, please refer to targetted supplementation in the GAPS Book. Supplements in this category marked with * are the authors preferred options (and meet the GAPS Supplementation Criteria).