The Best Method for Healing with SCD
pecanbread.com
Home About SCD

How to Do SCD

Supplements

Probiotics

SCD Science Counselors Yogurt Links Support
Search & Site Map SCD Information Enhanced SCD Allowed Foods

Recipes

Intro Diet Ready Made SCD Foods The Stages

Supplements for SCD


There are several different ways to use supplements with the SCD diet. The most important principle being to make sure that your supplements do not contain any illegal additives but exceptions are made for medications that are required. Medications may be custom made without illegal additives by compounding pharmacies.

(Disclaimer: Just because a product is listed as "legal" on this list does not imply an endorsement nor a recommendation of the product. Taking supplements is a personal choice.)


Please be aware that children with very fragile guts may not tolerate some supplements (even legal ones) in the early months of the diet. Even one supplement may sabotage the success of the diet. So one strategy would be to avoid supplements during the early days of the diet if you see no improvemnets. Supplements may be custom made without illegal additives by compounding pharmacies. Please use common sense. If you feel a supplement is absolutely necessary, then continue to use it but do not blame SCD if you do not get results while using a supplement that contains illegal ingredients. If you do not get the results you had hoped for, please consider pulling all illegal supplements out and starting over.

Be also aware that many children lose the need for many of the supplements as the gut heals.

Some children react to the illegals in supplements and others can tolerate them. The most important thing that you can do for your child's health is to restore the GI system and get rid of the endotoxins produced by the intestinal pathogens. So, it is optimal to make your supplements 100% SCD legal.

Read about the experience of list members with supplements

View Elaine's comments regarding supplements


LEGAL MULTI VITAMINS

GI ProHealth GI ProChild:
http://www.giprohealth.com/GIProChild.aspx

Freeda SCD Multi Vitamin:
http://www.digestivewellness.com/itempage-1057-24-15-1593.html

Klaire Labs VitaSpectrum:
http://www.klaire.com/index_proddetail.asp?id=K-VTSC

Lee Silsby ASD Vitamin & Mineral Powder
Link for Lee Silsby ASD Vitamin & Mineral Powder

Lee Silsby ASD Vitamin & Mineral Powder (no B's):
Link for Lee Silsby ASD Vitamin & Mineral Powder (no B's)

Lee Silsby ASD Vitamin & Mineral Powder (without Stevia or flavor):
Link for Lee Silsby ASD Vitamin & Mineral Powder (without Stevia or flavor)

Lee Silsby ASD Vitamin & Mineral Ultra Pure:
Link for Lee Silsby ASD Vitamin & Mineral Ultra Pure

BrainChild Nutritionals Spectrum Support Ultra-Sensitive Formula:
http://www.brainchildnutritionals.com/SSUS_Ingrediex.html

PLEASE NOTE: The BrainChild supplement contains a tiny bit of gum; there might be a small percentage of children who do not tolerate it. If you are not happy with your SCD results, then try omitting this supplement for a month and carefully observe your child.

LEGAL CLO AND FISH OILS

This unflavored, fermented CLO is legal but the flavored versions might not be SCD legal:
Green Pasture's

The plain is legal and we are waiting for verification of the flavored ones (cinnamon, mint, and orange):
Blue Ice High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil


ENZYMES

View the list of SCD compliant enzymes


OTHER SUPPLEMENTS

ALLOWED BRAINCHILD SUPPLEMENTS

Spectrum Support Ultra-Sensitive Formula
LiquiMag (flavored and unflavored)
Lipoceutical Glutathione
Cell food
Note about Brainchild Spectrum Support Ultra-Sensitive Formula: This supplement contains a tiny bit of gum; there might be a small percentage of children who do not tolerate it. If you are not happy with your SCD results then try to omit this supplement for a month and carefully observe your child.

LEGAL SUPPLEMENT ADDITIVES

Ascorbyl Palmitate
Cellulose (also Methyl Cellulose, Microcrystalline Cellulose,
Plant Cellulose,
Vegetable Cellulose)
Calcium Stearate
Citric Acid
Ethanol
Glycerin
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
Hypromellose
L-leucine
Magnesium Stearate
Malic Acid
Potassium Sorbate
Silica Silicon Dioxide
Sodium Benzoate
Titanium dioxide


ILLEGAL SUPPLEMENT ADDITIVES

Aloe Vera
Carrageenan
Croscarmellose Sodium
Dextrose
Food Glaze
FOS
Fructose
Guar Gum
Gums of any kind
Inulin
Maltodextrin
Mannitol
Natural Flavors
Rice Bran
Rice Flour
Slippery Elm
Sorbitol
Sucralose
Tapioca Flour
Xanthum Gum
Xylitol


KIRKMAN SUPPLEMENTS
Kirkman Supplements Alert

The following Kirkman Vitamins are no longer SCD legal. We called Kirkman and they confirmed that this is true.

TMG 500 mg with Folinic Acid & Methyl B-12 - Hypoallergenic
294/200
DMG with Folinic Acid & B-12 - Hypoallergenic
295/200
TMG with Folinic Acid & B-12 - Hypoallergenic

Kirkman Multiple Vitamin Pro-Support has removed "no starch" from the label. Someone called to find out why and was told that the chemist says there is a trace amount of starch from the vitamin E.

In-depth checking needs to be done before we safely can say that the other Kirkman supplements are legal. There were several efforts recently to talk to the head of Kirkman but he was unavailable. An employee of the company said that Kirkman specialized in GFCF products.

It is very important for a supplement company to have a good understanding of SCD in order to be able to produce supplements that are compatible with the diet. Elaine helped Freeda to make the supplements that contain the SCD label. All the GI ProHealth supplements are carefully monitored by an expert on SCD.

We hope that an autism organization will provide testing for SCD supplements. Periodic lab testing of supplements is the way to go. Until we get this done, do not blame SCD if you are not getting good results and are using supplements that were not made especially for SCD.


MISCELLANEOUS ILLEGAL SUPPLEMENTS

Ambrotose
BrainChild products
Culturelle
Echinacea (although there is disagreement about this one)
Juice Plus
Ojibwa (Essiac) Tea
Primal Defense
Ultra Flora


MILK THISTLE

Elaine Gottschall's remarks regarding Milk Thistle:

Is it legal or not? I think the SCD will accomplish everything milk thistle does and will avoid the side effects including diarrhea, etc. But I have no expertise in herbs and some people swear that some herbs have accomplished amazing results. Considering that the report found on Medline came from controlled research under the auspices of NIH and STILL no conclusive answers, how can I give it my stamp of approval? I realize that most people want "black and white" answers from me. In this case, I cannot say it is illegal because it just might hasten up the process of detoxification of the liver. If you have been using it and there has been no diarrhea and you can see results, then use it.


NATURAL ANTIFUNGALS

Natural antifungals include garlic, oil of oregano (OoO), Olive leaf extract (OLE), caprylic acid, Grapefruit seed extract (GSE).

The natural antifungals should be rotated.

Click here to read more about yeast and SCD


NATURAL REMEDIES FOR COMMON AILMENTS

Click here to read about SCD legal natural
treatments for colds, sore throats, cough and
other common ailments.