Lately, I’ve tried to put myself in the shoes of someone who is trying to quit drinking – or who has recently quit – and come across this website. There is so much information here on the physical component of alcohol recovery that it can be difficult to know where to start.
A lot of people have been helped by premium supplements like Calm Support, but what if you can’t spend a lot of money today? The solution I’ll present is a solid step in the right direction.
As it turns out, there are three crucial supplements available for fairly cheap, and which people RAVE about consistently in the comments sections here, as well as in my online course and in emails to yours truly.
I can also personally attest to the effectiveness of these basic supplements for helping to ameliorate protracted alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Depending on which issues you’re struggling with after quitting drinking, you could at least start the process of biochemical repair by trying one of the below:
- Magnesium Citrate – Helps with relaxation, anxiety, insomnia (magnesium citramate is great too, but don’t settle for magnesium oxide)
- L-Glutamine – Helps with alcohol and sugar cravings (1-5 grams placed under tongue)
- DLPA – Helps with mood, energy, natural euphoria
If you try one of the supplements discussed above and find that it helps, then you’ve just discovered the tip of the iceberg. Intelligent experimentation with nutritional supplementation can heal your body and mind.
You can learn much more about supplementation for alcohol recovery by enrolling in my online course, Total Alcohol Recovery 2.0.
This course proceeds methodically to show you what pieces of your alcohol recovery puzzle you could have been missing for weeks, months, or even years. It’s never too late to fix the missing links in your recovery!
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If you have any questions about the three supplements discussed here, feel free to leave them in the comment box below.
Chris, your information is amazing, inspirational and spot on. Thanks to fit-recovery, I am 36 days sober and the happiest I have been in years. Looking forward to trying the supplements because i cannot sleep past 2 in the morning…Thanks
Wonderful Bev, keep up the great work!!
Hey Chris. Thanks for all your doing, which is absolutely helps humanity as a whole. As Bev said a while back, sleeping past 2-4am is not happening 14 days dry. Taking BioRebalance (love the taste) along with other supps. Just started Kratom (~6 – 8 grams, 2 days in), along with CBD (50mg) & Herbal Medicines Deep Sleep. Any suggestions as this is definitely disrupting second sleep wave every night. Thanks in advance.
Great stuff Trey, and thank you for the kind words! Not sure what your Deep Sleep supplement is, but I’ve had good success with a combo of lithium orotate and magnolia bark for sleep. Both can be found on Amazon for cheap. Also, I sleep best when I get a sweat in during the day and read right before bed (TV gives me a sort of hangover). Keep it up!
L-Glutamine is a total game changer! I can now see past the cravings. It really dulls the discomfort.
Great to hear!!
Hi Chris, superb blog! I quit drinking 16 days ago with the support of a local alcohol workshop group and my own determination having changed how I see alcohol, I decided to follow your advice on supplements from one of your emails. I purchased a months supply of I-Glutamine, 5-HTP, St Johns Wort, Dl-Phenylalanine and Valerian.for approx £40-50 from the local Holland & Barrett store (a mere fraction of the price I was spending on alcohol each month, I was guzzling a half bottle of vodka per day!). What a great combination, immediately I felt a change in mood and… Read more »
Awesome Paul – Thank you for sharing this! Keep up the good work buddy!
Hope you are still dry since you posted this Paul! The thing is, even if you are not, you now know a formula you can apply over and over again to regain control. Lots of people go back and forth with drinking, but, as with life, it can often be two steps forward and a step back. If you can do it that way, you will always be moving forward.
I take paxil can I take these?
Hi Chris – thanks for this informative article – I have heavy metals toxicity Beryllium, Arsenic and Mercury. I was alcohol free for 2 yrs but last year I had mad cravings for it again. Is there any supplements that can block/eliminate the toxins so that I can once again be Af?
Hi Carly, thanks for sharing this – sorry to hear it, yet very interesting and good for you for getting tested for heavy metals. I’m not a doctor and can’t comment specifically on how to remove those toxins. But if I were you, I would try to determine the source of the toxicity before looking for specific supplements. Perhaps certain types of seafood? There’s a good book on this subject called Dirty Genes – I recommend it! I will say that as part of my own detox regimen, I eat plenty of leafy green vegetables and sweat copiously during hot… Read more »
Thanks for the tips and information. I will look into them!👍
You’re very welcome Carly!