HI! I'm Tara.
HI! I'm Tara.

Labs & Supplements

Hey friends! Many of you have been asking what lab work I do & what supplements I take. Here's my list! Hope it's helpful. Also, friendly reminders - I'm not a doctor. Take this just as an informational snippet of my life.  (also, no one pays me anything to list / share this!) 


Absolute Essentials.

  • Vitamin d3

    • Dosage

      • Light Skin: 1000IU per 25lbs body weight

      • Dark Skin: 1500IU per 25lbs body weight

    • When to Take

      • Morning

    • Brand / Link


Forms of Mag

I take 2 glycinate in the AM & 2 threonate in the evening. Also if i’m in a lot of pain or am having muscle cramps i’ll take 2 - 3 mag tablets (anytime). Mag Citrate when I’m constipated. 💩


Other things I take on the reg  / have used in the past

Fun & Nice to Have on Hand

  • Immunity (if you're feeling like you're about to get sick)

  • Biotin / Hair, Skin, Nails supplement

  • Gotu Kola

  • Lion’s Mane Extract

  • Melatonin

  • Glutamine

  • Cortisol manager


I don't use them but other ppl might want / need them

  • Copper

Trusted Supplement Brands

  • NOW foods

  • Jarrow

  • Metagenics

  • LifeExtension

  • Gaia Herbs

  • Ancient India

  • Pure Encapsulations



Rhonda Patrick Supplement List




Blood Tests

  • Metabolic Markers:

    • HbA1c (average insulin over last 3 months)

    • Morning Fasting Glucose (exactly 12 hours after the last bite)

    • Morning Fasting Insulin

    • CoQ10

    • Reactive Insulin

  • Inflammation:

    • hsCRP

  • Full heart health panel

    • + If possible - LDL Particle number via NMR, LP(a) via NMR (most atherogenic particle)

  • Full Thyroid panel

    • TSH, total T4, Free T4, Total T3, Free T3, Reverse T3, anti TPO Ab and anti Thyroglobluin Ab

  • Complete metabolic panel including electrolytes

  • Complete blood count

  • Female hormones panel (including free testosterone)

  • Essential Nutrients

    • Iron, ferritin, vitamin D, vitamin B12, magnesium

  • Heavy metals

    • lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, copper, zinc, aluminum, and thallium

  • IGF-1

Other Labs

  • Cortisol test (spit test)

  • Food allergy or sensitivity panel

  • OGTT (oral glucose tolerance test): 1 hour warning signs —>anything over 40 / 50 on insulin