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Vitamins and Supplements to Help With Binge Eating

I wish that I could tell you that if you popped a vitamin every day that you’d never have any issues with food or body image, but of course that’s not true. However, there are certain supplements – vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that can be helpful in your journey toward recovery from binge eating.  These supplements can help with anxiety, sleep, stress related eating, sugar cravings and to balance blood sugar. Definitely check with your physician before  starting a supplement regimen, and if you are on any other medications, please discuss possible interactions or problems with taking these particular supplements.

  • B-Vitamins -help regulate serotonin levels to elevate mood and decrease binge episodes
  • Chromium -200 mcg per day – when needed for sugar cravings. Helps insulin to get into your cells to regulate glucose so that your hormones stop sending messages to your brain that you need more sugar.
  • Manganese– 10 Mg per day helps the transport and metabolism of glucose. It stabilizes blood sugar to reduce sugar cravings.
  • Magnesium– 500 mg in the evening- calms the body and the brain while stabilizing glucose levels which can wildly fluctuate when a person is binge eating. When magnesium levels are stable, cravings decrease. This is also great for night time sleep. 
  • Zinc– 15mg- per day- helps to regulate appetite
  • 5-HTP– 200 mg per day in the evening- or whenever you have the urge to binge. The precursor to serotonin will suppress your appetite and relax you to take the anxiety away from the binge.
  • L-Glutamine– 500 mg when needed no more than 3 times per day. When you are having a strong sugar craving, take 500 mg of L-Glutamine or open a capsule and put the powder on your tongue. L-glutamine is an amino acid that is converted into food for the brain.
  • Fermented Cod Liver Oil- To help with anxiety, stress and for immune support and strength.
  • ReloraDecreases stress related eating 

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