Kate Mahoney teaches us about what constitutes a quality supplement brand or product

104- Kate Mahoney’s Top Supplement Brand and Product Recommendations

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

April 9, 2020

You may have remembered back in Episode 85, we left off the show with a teaser about what the best supplement brands and products are currently on the market.

Well, we are lucky enough to have Kate Mahoney back on the show to walk us through some of her favorite products and brands!

Kate has been working in the supplement industry for over a decade, and is constantly staying up to date with the latest quality controls and manufacturing processes. In the last episode with us, she taught us how to determine if a product is good quality. This episode she lays out for us which ones to get!


What To Expect From This Episode

  • What to look for in a quality Fatty Acid Supplement
  • Different types of probiotics, and what makes a brand stand out
  • Brands that are transparent with their production
  • Herbal products that utilize the best extraction methods


  • [3:15] In Episode 85, Kate provided us with a great intro to supplements to understand quality of products
  • [4:00] Kate shares a quick overview of what we will be learning about today
  • [5:00] The first supplement Kate Mahoney talks about is on Essential Fatty Acids
  • [6:30] Barlean's Oils are one of the highest quality vegetarian EFA supplement available
  • [8:30] What are the differences between plant-based fatty acids and animal-based fatty acids
  • ‚Äč[12:00] Fish oil is a tricky supplement because most fish oil is rancid before it is processed into supplements
  • [16:15] Is it recommended to stick with plant-based fatty acid supplements instead of animal-based
  • [23:15] For supplements using algae, how do they control the quality and reduce the exposure to toxins
  • [25:30] What should we know about probiotics and why are most probiotic supplements containing dead beneficial bugs
  • [29:30] Dr. Ohhira's probiotics are highly recommended for their quality and live probiotics
  • [36:15] The second type of probiotic that Kate likes are spore-based probiotics
  • [39:30] Can you take probiotics with antibiotics
  • [42:15] Can S. Boullardi be taken with antibiotics or should it be used after the round of antibiotics
  • [45:00] How did our ancestors get their probiotics, and taking high doses now, how will that impact our health
  • [46:15] Should you be rotating the types of probiotics you are using
  • [48:00] Are digestive enzymes helpful for the body, and what are the different types of enzyme categories
  • [52:00] One of the recommended digestive enzymes is Enzymedica Digest Gold
  • [54:30] Not all colloidal silver products are the same, so Kate teaches us what to avoid
  • [56:30] Can you take too much silver and have it accumulate in the body
  • [58:30] Kate typically doesn't have any favorite brands, but if she had to choose one, it would be Megafood
  • [62:00] We start to talk about different herbal brands and products that are high quality
  • [69:15] Oregon's Wild Harvest is a great brand utilizing herbs in a traditional method
  • [72:30] How can you tell if the vegetables you are buying are hydroponically grown or not
  • [75:00] The final brand that we discuss is Urban Moonshine and their high quality bitters
  • [78:30] There is only 1 brand of glandulars that Kate recommends, and it is from Biotics Research

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Kate Mahoney

Website: AcademyOfPSC.com

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About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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