ReCode Supplement Suggestions: Tier 1 & Tier 2

Only one supplement is required for The Adrenal ReCode program, and that is our ReCode DFH Complete MultiVitamin designed with higher amounts of all the key nutrients required for faster adrenal and thyroid healing.

Other supplements are optional but highly encouraged, as they will expedite the healing process by roughly 30%.

Once you take your assessment in Module 1, you will know which Tier of the ReCode you’ll be following along with customized Tier supplements suggestions.

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Supplement Ordering & Shipping Information

You will need to place orders with both Designs for Health and PureRXO to get all of the supplements you will need for the program. Shipping from both vendors is free within the US. If your supplements need to be shipped outside of the US, see the Adrenal ReCode International Supplement Substitutions handout.

A Note About Medications

You should continue to take all medications as directed by your doctor while on this program.

If you are currently taking thyroid or other steroidal medications you will need to check in every 6 weeks with your doctor because you will be healing and will likely need to lower the dose. The same is true concerning medications for anxiety or depression.

Recommended Supplement & Description

DFH Complete Multi (Tier 1 and Tier 2)
by Designs for Health (180-count) - purchase 2 bottles

This should be called the ReCode Multi because it is NOT your average multivitamin. It is specifically designed for those working on their adrenals, thyroid, nervous system, and brain. It contains super doses of fat-soluble vitamins, as well as methylated B vitamin support in the higher amounts required to heal your endocrine system. It also includes chromium for blood sugar stability, choline, and inositol for your brain, the right combination of thyroid vitamins and minerals, along with specific antioxidants to protect and nourish your brain, lower high homocysteine levels, and slash inflammation that is unnecessarily driving up your cortisol. This product alone will help you feel 20% better within 21 days of taking it.

Ingredients: Vitamin A (As Mixed Carotenoids from Palm Tree Fruit), Vitamin C (As Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D (As Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (As D-Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K (As Vitamin K1 Phytonadione; Vitamin K2 Menaquinone-7), Thiamin/B-1 (As Thiamine HCI), Riboflavin/B-2, Niacin/B-3 (As Niacinamide), Vitamin B-6 (As Pyridoxine HCI), Folate (NatureFolate™ Blend), Vitamin B-12 (As Methylcobalamin), Biotin (As D-Biotin), Pantothenic Acid (As D-Calcium Pantothenate), Calcium (As TRAACS® Calcium Glycinate Chelate), Iodine (As Potassium Iodide), Magnesium (As Di-Magnesium Malate), Zinc (As TRAACS® Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate), Selenium (As Selenium Glycinate Complex), Manganese (As TRAACS® Manganese Bisglycinate Chelate), Chromium (As TRAACS® Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate), Molybdenum (As TRAACS® Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate), Potassium (As Potassium Glycinate Complex), High Gamma Mixed Tocopherols (As D-Gamma‚ D-Delta‚ D-Alpha‚ D-Beta), Trimethylglycine, Choline Dihydrogen Citrate, Inositol, Quercetin, Rutin, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Hesperidin, Boron (As Bororganic Glycine), Vanadium (As TRAACS® Vanadium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate), cellulose (capsule)‚ rice bran extract‚ silicon dioxide.

DOSE: 3 with breakfast & 3 with lunch.

Optional Supplement Packages

Additional supplements are optional, other than the DFH Complete MultiVitamin both Tier 1 and Tier 2 will need to take while on the program.

Tier 1 or Tier 2 followers have the option to purchase a customized Tier supplement package to expedite healing, that includes the DFH Complete MultiVitamin.

These seven key supplements have been thoroughly researched for their quality, efficacy and clinical synergy to have the most powerful positive impact in order to cut your healing time by 30-50%.

As mentioned, these supplements are optional and not mandatory and we will discuss them in detail when we begin the program to help you make the best decision for your healing process based upon your goals.

Customers with a shipping address outside of the US please see what we recommend in the Adrenal ReCode International Supplement Substitutions handout.

Tier 1 Supplement Package
This package includes the following:

  • 2 Bottles of Designs for Health Complete Multi 180 Count
  • 1 Bottle of Pure Encapsulations Ashwagandha 120 Capsules
  • 1 Bottle of Pure Encapsulations Vitamin D3 1000 IU 60 Capsules

Tier 2 Supplement Package
This package includes the following:

  • 2 Bottles of Designs for Health Complete Multi 180 count
  • 1 Bottle of Pure Encapsulations Chromium picolinate 200 mcg 60 Capsules
  • 1 Bottle of Pure Encapsulations PS Plus 60 Capsules
  • 1 Bottle of Pure Encapsulations Rhodiola Rosea 90 Capsules
  • 1 Bottle of Pure Encapsulations Ashwagandha 120 Capsules
  • 1 Bottle of Pure Encapsulations L-Theanine 60 Capsules
  • 1 Bottle of Pure Encapsulations Vitamin D3 1000 IU 60 Capsules

Optional Individual Supplements & Descriptions

Please read the details below about why each product was selected so that you can understand the positive effect they will have on your nervous system and adrenals and make the best decision for yourself about what to include.

Ashwagandha (Tier 1 and Tier 2)
by Pure Encapsulations (120-count) - 1 bottle

Note: If purchasing independently, be sure to select 120 count.

Ashwagandha root is also referred to as Indian Ginseng has an extensive, 4,000-year history of traditional use. This is one of our favorites and is best for sensitive souls. Ashwagandha has potent adaptogenic properties and provides multiple benefits for individuals who have compromised health due to extreme stress exposure that has hit their central nervous system. It has been shown in clinical studies to work as well if not better than anti-anxiety medication within three weeks time.

Its adaptogenic properties promote general mental and physical wellness, including support for occasional stress, joints, memory, immune function, as well as healthy lipid and glucose metabolism.

Research proves its benefits to both the adrenals and the thyroid simultaneously. Ashwagandha gently regulates mood and restores a sense of calmness, even under times of high-stress by reducing our stress hormone, cortisol. It’s particularly helpful for those who feel tired and wired, and who experience anxiety and/or insomnia.

Ingredients: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) extract (root), hypoallergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)

Note: Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women.

DOSE: 1 with lunch and 1 with dinner.


Chromium (Picolinate) - 200 mcg (Tier 2 only)
by Pure Encapsulations (60-count) - 1 bottle

In order to heal your adrenal glands, you must be able to metabolize glucose efficiently, and you must be able to metabolize fat in order to create room in your liver to rebuild your glycogen reserves for long-term healing. Taking an additional 200 mcgs of chromium picolinate daily (you’re receiving 200 mcg daily from your Complete Multi) will help you to achieve better metabolism and contribute to balanced weight, moods, and energy levels. You will be eating more frequently on the Adrenal ReCode program in order to heal and chromium will help you to eat less frequently by the end of the program without getting “hungry”.

Chromium picolinate was selected over chromium GTF (glucose tolerance factor) because it’s a highly utilizable form of chromium (most dietary chromium is hard to absorb with only 2.5% being absorbed in the intestines which is why many people are deficient).
Studies show that chromium picolinate may reduce the risk of insulin resistance.

Ingredients: Chromium (as chromium picolinate),  hypo-allergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)

One with lunch.


Desiccated Liver (Recommended Tier 1 and Tier 2)
by Radiant Life (180-count) - 1 bottle

Note: This product is not needed if you will eat 4 ounces of liver a week.  If you won't be eating high-quality liver while on the program, then you can order a bottle of Radiant Life Beef Liver Capsules.

Most adults do not get enough of choline and inadequate intake can lead to poor liver function, fatty liver, gallstone formation, premenstrual syndrome, fibroid tumors, fibrocystic breast disease, and other hormonal disorders in women, along with poor memory, and nerve degeneration.

Taking 2 liver pills a day plus eating 1 egg yolk per day will give you enough bio-available usable choline to help you emulsify fat, making a huge impact on liver health so that you can better digest your fat, detoxify your liver from medication, radiation, pollution, alcohol, and other toxins.

Liver will help with the absorption of the crucial fat-soluble nutrients you are taking in via your diet to build cellular energy and heal your nervous system.  If you will eat liver two times a week you do not have to order this supplement. We recommend one egg yolk daily on Adrenal ReCode to make up for the remainder of your needs of bioavailable choline/inositol.

Ingredients: Desiccated Liver (Bovine), BSE-free bovine gelatin

DOSE: 1-2 with breakfast and 1 with lunch.

Note: If you don’t eat eggs, take 3 liver pills daily while on the program. Otherwise, take 2 pills.


L-Theanine (Tier 2 only)
by Pure Encapsulations (60-count) - 1 bottle

L-Theanine is a unique amino acid derived from tea and is the biologically active constituent of green tea responsible for promoting relaxation. Five randomized controlled trials found L-theanine reduced stress and anxiety in people who were experiencing stressful situations. Another study found that it increased alpha brain wave activity, which is an indication of an alert/relaxed mental state. The best part is that it increased relaxation rapidly without causing drowsiness and a reduced resting heart rate.

Theanine has been reported to moderate the effects of caffeine on the central nervous system. It has also been shown to support healthy neurotransmitter function. When paired with caffeine, L-theanine may help increase focus and attention. A 2013 study found that moderate levels of L-theanine and caffeine (about 97 mg and 40 mg) helped a group of young adults to focus better during demanding tasks. The study’s participants also felt more alert and less tired in general. According to another study, these effects can be felt in as little as 30 minutes.

In another a clinical test, theanine also provided both mental and physical support for women, including moderation of occasional irritability and stress and promoting a healthy attitude.

Ingredients: L-theanine, vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water), hypoallergenic plant fiber (cellulose)

DOSE: 2 before bed. 2 as needed for anxiety and stress during the day or with your green tea or coffee mid-morning for attention and focus.


PS Plus (Tier 2 only)
by Pure Encapsulations (60-count) - 1 bottle

Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a phospholipid found in all cells but is most concentrated in brain cells. It binds to high cortisol (stress hormone) and brings it down to help you feel calm and relaxed enough to sleep at night so that your cortisol can spike in the morning when it’s supposed to. A key substance to restoring healthy cortisol rhythms, PS is also crucial to healing the myelin sheath, which is the plasma membrane that protects your nerves. Image the myelin sheath like electrical tape protecting your nerves and when you experience trauma, sandpaper grates the electrical tape making it rough and frayed. It stays like that even after the trauma is no longer occurring and needs help healing. PS is like soothing honey or jelly to restore the damage the sandpaper does, making the myelin sheath smooth again.

This familiarly termed “brain nutrient” supports cognitive function, emotional well-being, and behavioral performance by restoring cell membrane composition. This soy-free (sunflower-based) phosphatidylserine formula has also been shown to support memory, mental processing, and overall cognitive function. This proprietary blend provides a powerful antioxidant and phytochemical complex from blueberry, strawberry, and spinach. These fruit and vegetable extracts have been shown in studies to support healthy neurotransmitter production, release and signaling in addition to protecting the central nervous system from oxidative stress associated with aging. We target the use of this complex for healing the myelin sheath to support total nervous system healing. PS cannot be obtained with diet.

Ingredients: Sharp-PS® GREEN phosphatidylserine (from sunflower lecithin) (soy-free), PhytoMemory proprietary blend providing wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) extract (fruit), Orléans strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) extract (fruit), and spinach (Spinacia oleracea) extract (leaf), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water), hypoallergenic plant fiber (cellulose), maltodextrin, silicon dioxide, tricalcium phosphate, ascorbyl palmitate

DOSE: 150 mg at night before bed.


Rhodiola Rosea (Tier 2 only)
by Pure Encapsulations (90-count) - 1 bottle

Rhodiola Rosea is also known as golden root or Arctic root and is native to Asia and Russia and has been used traditionally for hundreds of years in countries including Russia and Siberia. Due to its ability to increase resistance to multiple types of stressors (both physical and emotional), this botanical has been well studied and widely used to assist with fatigue and burnout, support the nervous system, regulate mood (especially to assist with depression) and provide greater mental clarity.

Rhodiola Rosea may also promote energy metabolism. In a university study, it enhanced physical work capacity and improved recovery time for individuals participating in a high-intensity exercise. In a separate study, this extract was shown to promote endurance and coordination in athletes.

This adaptogenic botanical has also been shown in clinical studies to help sustain levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine; for this reason, Rhodiola is amazing to help with depression, but should not be taken concurrently with an SSRI unless you are working with a practitioner.

We love using Rhodiola in place of stimulants like coffee, to boost cognitive functioning, short-term memory, and concentration. Rhodiola is more of a stimulating adaptogen when compared to other adaptogens so it shouldn’t be taken after 1 pm.

Rhodiola Rosea has also demonstrated the potential to support liver function, glucose and insulin metabolism, in addition to providing antioxidant and cellular protection. Rhodiola may be contraindicated for individuals taking adrenergic-blocking and antiarrhythmic medications.

Ingredients: Rhodiola Rosea extract (root), hypo-allergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)

 1 with breakfast and one with lunch for 45 days (until the bottle is gone).


Vitamin D3 - 1,000 IU (Tier 1 and Tier 2)
by Pure Encapsulations (60-count) - 1 bottle

Get your vitamin D3 tested during the program. It should be 60-100. If it’s under 60, add an additional 3,000 IU per day for 60 days, for a total of 5,000 IU (including 1,000 IU in your Multi). If it’s 60-80, this dosage is fine for two months, and if it’s above 80, do not take this additional Vitamin D.

Vitamin D levels have been shown to decline with age, due primarily to a reduction in either absorption or metabolism by the liver. Decreased exposure to sunlight, a vegetarian diet, or a low intake of vitamin D fortified foods also plays a role in inadequate vitamin D levels.

One important yet little-known fact of the numerous functions of vitamin D is its role in the regulation of nervous system development and function. Vitamin D has a neuroprotective effect, meaning it protects nerve cells against damage, degeneration, or impairment of function and is thought to prevent oxidative damage to nervous tissue. Vitamin D may also provide cardiovascular support, which may be attributed to its effect on calcium metabolism.

Clinical studies suggest that vitamin D deficiency may lead to an increased risk of disease of the central nervous system (CNS), particularly schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis. Adequate intake of vitamin D during pregnancy and the neonatal period seems to be crucial in terms of prevention of these diseases.

Ingredients: Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)(D3), hypoallergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)

DOSE: 1 with breakfast.

Note: Have an additional 1,000 IU in DFH Complete Multi.


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