I'm new to the Paleo diet. How do I get started?
We have a great page to read through if you are new to the Paleo diet. Click here to read about Paleo dietary guidelines.
I'm already following a Paleo-type diet to some degree. Can these products help me even though I'm not just getting started?
Absolutely. Often, the obstacles that keep people from transitioning to the Paleo diet for the first time are the very same issues that keep them from getting the most out of it later. Regardless of where you are on the Paleo adoption spectrum, ask yourself these questions:
- Do you ever experience stomach upset and digestive issues?
- Does your energy ever dip, especially after a meal?
- Do you still experience cravings for sugar or carbohydrates?
If you have any of these issues, or if you just want to become more compliant and get even better results, this pack is designed for you.
Do I have to take these supplements forever?
Let your body be your guide. For most people just starting a Paleo-style diet, there is a transition period of up to 90 days - and this program was designed for that transition period. That said, it’s perfectly fine to take any or all of the four formulas for as long as you feel you need help getting the most out of eating a Paleo-type diet. As long as you feel like you have digestive challenges or issues with energy or craving foods, these formulas can help. Many people continue to take the AdaptaGest Core and/or AdaptaGest Flex formulas as an effective digestive aid long term. Others enjoy the boost they feel from the AdaptaBoost formula. If, however, you feel like your issues may be signs of more serious or chronic conditions, you should talk to a medical professional.
How many capsules of each formula should I take?
For the AdaptaClear, AdaptaBoost, and AdaptaGest Core formulas:
For the average person with minimal health complaints, take 2 capsules twice a day with meals.
Therapeutic Dose: Those with specific health conditions or more advanced symptoms may benefit from increasing the dose to 2 capsules three times a day with meals.
For the AdaptaGest Flex formula:
Start with one capsule with each meal, or as directed. Every 2-3 days, add another capsule with meals until you feel a mild warming sensation. Once you do, reduce your dosage to the number of capsules you were taking before you experienced warming, and stay at that dosage.
Refer to www.paleologix.com/HCL for more information about Betaine HCL.
What if I already have stomach issues? Can I still take these supplements? Will they help?
These supplements were developed with people like you who came to Chris and Robb with similar issues. Their success in using formulas similar to these is what prompted Chris and Robb to invest in creating the Paleologix formulas and making them available to the public. If your symptoms are chronic or serious, you will want to consult with your own medical professional to help you evaluate your options in terms of both diet and supplementation.
How do Paleologix formulas help get rid of my carb cravings?
The problem is not that you have a craving. The problem may be that your cravings for carbohydrates or sugar are too intense to resist. Have you ever gone grocery shopping when you were really hungry? You probably came home with a lot of things you didn't need, or shouldn't really be eating. If you weren't so hungry, you'd be perfectly capable of making good shopping decisions with very little effort. These formulas help to balance your blood sugar levels, and boost your body's innate energy production so that you feel less of a sense of 'need' on a regular basis. They also help your body transition from using carbohydrates as a primary source of energy to efficiently burning fats and proteins for energy. When you feel good and energetic, you are happier, too. This helps you resist even the psychological triggers for poor eating decisions.
What if I have energy issues like Chronic Fatigue or Fibromyalgia? Will these formulas help me get more energy?
Chris Kresser has used his modified personalized Paleo dietary plans together with many of the ingredients in these formulas to help people with chronic conditions achieve a full recovery. However, the path to health is not the same for everyone. These formulas are designed to address the most common issues that keep people from reaching their goals with a Paleo-type diet. If your condition is caused by these common issues, then you may experience amazing results. You should, of course, consult with your medical professional. You may want to consider Chris' Personal Paleo Code Program, which is designed to help individuals personalize their approach to Paleo through a simple but powerful three-step process.
I've been on the Paleo diet for a while, but I'm not 100% compliant. Could the Paleologix Support pack help me get more out of the Paleo Diet?
Absolutely. The reasons some people fail to adopt the diet at all are often the very same reasons that they have a hard time becoming fully compliant. Sheer willpower only goes so far. Why push a boulder up a hill if you don't have to? How much closer could you get to your Paleo goals if you didn’t have digestive issues to deal with, and enjoyed steady energy levels and reduced cravings? If you cleared your detoxification pathways so you could really feel the results of your healthy choices, you could feel that much more encouraged and motivated to remain on a healthy diet.
Do I need to take all four formulas, or could I take just those I think will help me the most?
Each Paleologix formula has been designed to work well individually, and they are even more effective when combined, as the program was designed to be synergistic. You will experience far more powerful results if you start with all four formulas for at least 90 days. The support for detoxification in AdaptaClear, for example, is designed to enhance the the improved cellular health promoted by AdaptaBoost. After an initial period of taking all four formulas, you may decide to continue with just the formula you feel you still need. Many people choose to continue with the AdaptaGest Core and/or AdaptaGest Flex formulas beyond the first 90 days. Others continue using all four.
I'm a vegetarian switching to Paleo. Will this support pack help?
For you, the Paleologix Support Pack may be even more important than for someone coming from a typical western diet. One of the biggest causes of failure in vegetarians is low stomach acid due to not eating animal protein. On a Paleo-style diet, you’re transitioning to an entirely new diet, and the AdaptaGest Core and Flex formulas in the AdaptaGest Duo were created with your digestive health in mind. The second issue for vegetarians is the drop in energy people experience when their bodies are not able to transition easily from using carbohydrates as a primary source to fats and proteins. AdaptaBoost was formulated with this concern in mind. As a vegetarian, addressing these two issues can be a key shift for your success.
I'm pretty healthy already. Do I really need this extra support from supplements?
Experiencing energy dips and digestive issues when you transition to a new way of eating is not a sign you’re unhealthy. These symptoms are a natural part of any dietary transition. Even if you are fit and healthy now, your body has become accustomed to whatever you were previously eating and will benefit from extra support as you move toward new foods and new primary energy sources and away from the simpler sugars, carbohydrates, and other foods you may crave.
My goal with the Paleo Diet is weight loss. How will this pack help me reach that goal?
As with any lifestyle change, or simple change in diet, you can’t enjoy the benefits if you don't stick with it. A Paleo-style diet is a lifestyle change that could not only help you reach your ideal weight, but also help you achieve a much higher level of overall health. When the transition is too difficult, you'll never realize those benefits. The Paleologix Support System Pack was designed to make your transition easier so that you can reach your fitness, health, and weight goals.
Are these safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
No, they are not recommended for pregnant and nursing women.