My Personal Supplement Regimen?

Dr. Shawn Talbott (Ph.D., CNS, LDN, FACSM, FACN, FAIS) has gone from triathlon struggler to gut-brain guru! With a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry, he's on a mission to boost everyday human performance through the power of natural solutions and the gut-brain axis.

I’m often asked, “What supplements do YOU take?” – so I thought I’d tell ya…

Here is a list of what I take – and when – with a companion video explaining why in some detail.

Please let me know any questions – you can type them in the comments section below – or ask me for a video answer via AnyQuestion.

Morning (when I first wake up – I feed the dogs and mix up “my version” of Happy Juice) = Edge + Mentabiotics + SeedFiber + SuperFood (the dogs also get a few Amare supplements)…

I mix that in a tall 16-ounce glass of filtered water and use it to wash down my other morning supplements = MentaSync, MentaFocus, MentaHeart, Mood+, Ignite for Him

Afternoon = I usually don’t eat for several hours after waking up – but when I do, I also take VitaGBX. I also like to exercise around mid-day, so if I’m running or riding my bike, I will fill my bottles with Energy and Electro to support endurance. If I’m at the gym lifting weights, then I sip on some combination of GBX Protein/Origin/Fit20 to enhance muscle building. In the later afternoon – when some people are slowing down, I like to take a sachet of Kids Mood+ to help wake up my brain for zoom calls. On days where I have a particularly intense workout, I take MentaFocus and MentaHeart right before my workout – so they “kick in” right around 30-45min to amplify both mental and physical performance for the second half of my workout (when I need it most) – and you could add Nitro Xtreme to this if you really wanted to amp up your performance!

Evening – another dose of VitaGBX with dinner.

Night = right before bed, I brush my teeth and take Sleep+ (every night), HempGBX+ (sometimes) and Relief+ (sometimes). The “sometimes” is because I use these as “post exercise recovery” supplements to help control inflammation and enhance tissue repair – so I only take them on nights when I have had a very hard workout earlier in the day. I also take my omegas (either OmMega or Sunset) and probiotics (either Probiotics or Restore) at night – watch the video to see why I “cycle” between them. The final product that I swear by before bed is Digestive – I haven’t had night-time heartburn for YEARS since starting this one.

That is quite a few supplements – and I hope this list and the video help you understand why I take what I do – and how you can determine the right supplements for your specific situation?

About the Author

Exercise physiologist (MS, UMass Amherst) and Nutritional Biochemist (PhD, Rutgers) who studies how lifestyle influences our biochemistry, psychology and behavior - which kind of makes me a "Psycho-Nutritionist"?!?!

  • What about Protandim? You were so excited about those products when you were with LIfeVantage. I remember you saying something like… everyone should take all three Protandim products as long as they are breathing. Have you stopped or just don’t mention that now, yet still do?

    • Hi Melissa – good question – the VitaGBX that I take twice daily does everything that Protandim does – and a whole lot more…it has all the phytonutrients needed to activate the full range of Nrf pathways to protect cell membranes, DNA and mitochondria from oxidative damage, and it also has phytonutrients for modulating the whole range of CDRs (cellular defense responses) to protect from inflammation (NfKb), aging (MTOR/Sirtuins), and metabolic imbalances (AMPK/insulin). All that – and it is also a comprehensive multi-nutrient supplement with bio available forms of all the essential vitamins and minerals. This makes VitaGBX a more comprehensive (and affordable) way to protect and repair every cell in the body. Hope that helps!

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