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What Supplements Do I Personally Take?

September 28, 2023

By Lyle Sunada, R.Ph.

As Cloverdale Pharmasave marks its 40 years in business and I reflect on my 33 years of providing supplement recommendations, I would like to share my personal supplement regimen. In my pursuit of optimal health and well-being, I take supplements to bridge potential nutritional gaps, enhance bodily functions, and bolster my immune system.

1. Magnesium

Magnesium supports hundreds of enzymatic reactions and is an essential nutrient in the body. Given that magnesium deficiency is common, I take CanPrev’s Magnesium BisGlycinate (the best absorbable type of magnesium) to maintain regular bowel movements, prevent leg cramps, and help with my overall vitality.

2. Vitamin D & K

Based on tests, I have a genetic predisposition to be low in Vitamin D and Calcium. Vitamin D aids in calcium absorption, which is crucial for bone strength and immune function. Vitamin K assists in proper blood clotting and bone mineralization. I always recommend taking Vitamin K when taking Calcium or Vitamin D. Research indicates that calcium supplementation can lead to artery calcification whereas Vitamin K can help prevent this effect. I take Vitamin D & K (by CanPrev).

3. Vitamin B Complex

I am also predisposed to be low in Vitamin B12 and Folate. Stress B Complex (by Thorne) is an all-around B Complex containing the active methylated forms of B vitamins and Vitamin B5 for stress. Many people have trouble methylating the B vitamins into their active forms. B vitamins are not stored in the body and are easily depleted, so supplementing ensures that I have enough to support my energy metabolism.

4. Multivitamin

In today’s fast-paced world, maintaining a balanced diet can be challenging. As a safety net, I take PhytoMulti (by Metagenics) which provides a comprehensive array of essential vitamins and phytonutrients necessary for various bodily functions including cellular repair.

5. Probiotics

A healthy gut is the foundation of overall well-being, and probiotics play a pivotal role in maintaining gut health and can support digestion, nutrient absorption, and immune function. I currently am taking Probiotic Intensity (by NewRoots), but I change frequently to promote the diversity of good bacteria.

6. Curcumin

Almost all chronic diseases have an inflammatory component to them, so I take Purica’s Curcumin BDM50 because it has the highest amount of the most studied curcuminoid and is micronized for maximum absorption.

7. Medicinal Mushroom Blends

I add Awaken (by Eversio) with Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, and Turkey Tail to my coffee along with Collagen Creamer (by withinUs) and Magnesium-400 powder (by Canprev). I also take Immune-7 (by Purica) with additional mushrooms like Red Reishi. My aim is to nurture my immune system’s resilience and readiness to combat potential threats including cancer.

Join us for our Black Friday Sale on November 24, 2023 with 25% off all supplements, and stay tuned for an in-store lecture with Eversio Wellness.


Lyle Sunada is a compounding pharmacist and NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner specializing in hormone balancing and alternative medicine at Cloverdale Pharmasave. He specializes in natural remedies and compounding for both human and veterinarian use.

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All information posted and shared by Cloverdale Pharmasave is offered to provide information and choices regarding nutritional support for various health concerns, none of which is intended to be a treatment protocol for any disease state. The information does not replace seeking professional advice from your Physician. Consult your health care practitioner before taking dietary supplements.

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