The information below corresponds to Chapter 2.3: Supplements. At the time of this writing, these supplements have worked well with the SCD. However, companies have been known to change their formulations.

  • Important: Before using any supplements, consult with your healthcare practitioner.

Foundational Supplements


  • *GI Pro Health,
    - GI ProChild
  • Klaire Labs,
    - VitaSpectrum, Multiple vitamin/mineral supplement for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Digestive Enzymes

Commonly Used/Highly Beneficial Supplements

Vitamin B-12

  • Evaluate B-12 status with your healthcare practitioner.
  • If B-12 is needed, ask for methylcobalamin.
    - Note: sublingual* B-12 is not SCD legal.
    (* Tablets taken under the tongue)

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Vitamin D

  • Vitamin D3 supplements should be given based on a physician-administered blood test.
    The daily amount is very individualized.
  • Sunlight, if accessible is one of the best sources of Vitamin D.
    Consult your healthcare practitioner regarding sun exposure.

Additional Probiotic Support

Saccharomyces Boulardii

Multi-strain probiotics with Bifidobacteria species

Used when a child is not responding to L. Acidophilus alone.