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Ideally, you should get as many of the key nutrients you need from the foods you eat. If you need to supplement, that’s often a sign of poor dietary habits. There are only a few cases where supplementing may be beneficial. Let us explain those exceptions.

Are Collagen Peptides Paleo?

Collagen peptides are all the rage in the supplement world, but do you even need them? And are they Paleo-approved?

By Irene Jay
How Diet Can Help (or Hurt) Migraines

Chronic inflammation is at the heart of migraines. Here’s how to change your diet, and supplements to consider, to reduce the occurrence of these painful headaches.

By David Seaman, D.C., M.S.
Carnitine Levels and Muscle Boosters 

Before heading to the vitamin shop to stock up on carnitine supplements, make sure your diet is a balanced Paleo approach including meat, fish, and poultry.

By Nell Stephenson
Vitamin and nutritional supplements increase chronic disease morbidity (incidence) and mortality (death)
Vitamin or mineral supplements are unnecessary when eating Paleo. Except for fish oil and vitamin D, supplement intake increases your risk of cancer and CVD.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Vitamin D: One of the Few Supplements Paleo Dieters May Require
The Paleo Diet helps individuals achieve almost all DRI’s recommended, however, Vitamin D is one exception. Not only do individuals need more sun exposure, but not all foods high in Vitamin D serve the body equally.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Nutrient Deficiencies and Supplementation

Clinicians often see nutrient insufficiencies that promote obesity, ill health and disease. Consuming a Paleo Diet will prevent any nutrient deficiencies.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Gum Disease and Nutrient-Dense Food Supplements

Can nutrient-dense food supplements fight off gum disease? Alvin Danenberg, D.D.S. tested the effects of three supplements in treating periodontitis.

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Selenium Supplementation and The Paleo Diet

Selenium is essential to thyroid function and the immune system. Common Paleo Diet foods make it easy to consume the recommended amount of selenium per day.

By Christopher Clark
Damage Control: Glucose Metabolite and HDL Cholesterol

Are drugs the answer to preventing damage of HDL cholesterol by glucose metabolite or can adopting Paleo Diet promote balance without drug supplementation?

By Christopher Clark
Q&A: Whey Protein And Its Effect On Insulin

Whey protein is one of the key factors along with lactose in dairy products that likely causes insulin resistance. Whey consumption is correlated to acne.

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Paleo Leadership
Trevor Connor
Trevor Connor

Dr. Loren Cordain’s final graduate student, Trevor Connor, M.S., brings more than a decade of nutrition and physiology expertise to spearhead the new Paleo Diet team.

Mark J Smith
Dr. Mark J. Smith

One of the original members of the Paleo movement, Mark J. Smith, Ph.D., has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the benefits of Paleo nutrition.

Nell Stephenson
Nell Stephenson

Ironman athlete, mom, author, and nutrition blogger Nell Stephenson has been an influential member of the Paleo movement for over a decade.

Loren Cordain
Dr. Loren Cordain

As a professor at Colorado State University, Dr. Loren Cordain developed The Paleo Diet® through decades of research and collaboration with fellow scientists around the world.