odors from supplements

odors from supplements

supplements are a very popular addition to a healthy whole food diet

modern farming of whole food tends to focus on size, appearance and quantity (profit) over nutrient density and quality (goodness)

some supplements can accommodate for diminishing nutrients in farmed produce

however, like some foods, consuming some supplements in higher amounts than the body can process results in excess odorous compounds circulating in blood and tissue

these compounds can be excreted from the lungs, skin and digestive tract via breath, sweat and eliminations

the tolerance level of odor-causing supplements depends on genetics and current metabolism capability of the individual

odor perception is subjective and depends on genetics and sensitivity of the nose

some foods and supplements can also internally deodorize the body by neutralizing odor-causing compounds and optimizing metabolism

the table below includes some supplements and their commonly perceived odor description

please note

if you are taking a prescribed supplement that might be causing unpleasant odor it is important not to adjust the dose without consulting your prescribing medical professional

supplementodor description
alpha lipoic acidasparagus
betainefishy
Carageenansulfur
cholinefishy
Chondroiton sulfatesulfur
fenugreekbacon, rancid curry
garlicgarlic
Glucosamine sulfatesulfur
Glutathionesulfur
l-carnitinefishy
lecithinfishy
Methylsylfonylmethane (MSM)sulfur
omega-3 fatty acids / fish oilfishy
cis-resveratrolstrong, distinctive, bird poop
seleniumrotting cabbage, garlic
taurinerotting cabbage
thiaminevitamins
tyrosineboiled cabbage
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