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Recommended Vitamins and Supplements

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Therapeutic dose studied is at 2000 mg of EPA (not Total Omega-3)

 

Effects:

Relieve pain (anti-inflammatory)

Stabilize mood (helps with anxiety, depression, mood swings)

Decreases risk for heart disease

Improves memory, focus, attention

Good for skin, hair, nails

Lowers triglycerides by 50%

 

Where to Find it & How to Take it:

Flax oil “Barleans”

has omega 3+6+9, improves constipation;

take 1 -2 tbsp/day or 2-4 capsules OR

Cod liver oil “Nordic Naturals”

start at 2 capsules a day up to 8 a day or 1-3 tsp/day

Fish oil “Ultra Pure Fish Oil”

start at 2 capsules a day up to 8 a day or 1-3 tsp/day

Omega-3 “Nordic Naturals ProOmega”

start at 1 a day, increase to 6 capsules/day

Mag-Tab SR

 

Where to Find it & How to Take it:

Over-The-Counter at your pharmacy; ask the pharmacist

BRAND NAME ONLY (do not get any other brand)

start with 1 tablet at bedtime

may increase to 3 tablets at bedtime and 3 tablets in a.m.

(= 6 per day)

 

Effects:

Relaxes muscles (skeletal and smooth muscles)

Helps muscle aches/muscle
spasms, restless legs

Relieves headaches (including chronic migraines)

Helps you sleep through the night

Helps with detoxification

Probiotics

 

Where to Find it & How to Take it:

FullScript Online Shoppe

See below for Recommended Brands...

PB 8

good “beginner” probiotic

start w/ 1 capsule may take up to 6 capsules/day

Megaflora

1-6 capsules a day

Therbiotic Complete

has 25 billion CFU /cap, 10 strains – 1 to 4 capsules/d, highly potent

Therbiotic Detox

has 50 billion CFU/cap, only 3 strains – 1 to 4 caps/d, may
combine brands

Antibiotic Support

best taken during or after antibiotic use for whatever reason, has a little Saccharomyces boulardii (good fungus that fights bad fungus) plus Lactobacillus species

Many choices: (Best taken before breakfast, altogether)

 

Effects:

Relieves nausea, gassiness, reflux, diarrhea/constipation, abdominal pain, and cramping

 

Makes the gut healthy, improves the immune system

 

Wards off common/recurrent infections (such as recurrent bladder infection, MRSA/VRE skin infections, C-diff colitis, etc)

 

Absolutely improves halitosis (bad breath) and dysgeusia (bad taste in mouth)

Antioxidants

 

Where to Find it & How to Take it:​

Fullscript Online Shoppe

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Vitamin A

in Cod liver oil, or Thorne Vitamin A 15,000 to 25,000 iu/cap; in a.m.

Buffered Vitamin C or Ester C

start with 1000 mg/cap 1 in a.m., may increase to 5 a day when fighting an illness or when exposed to a disease (such as in an epidemic or during the flu season).

CoQ10 or UBIQUINOL

100 mg/cap; take one in a.m.; may increase to 300 mg /day

 

Effects:

Fights disease

Gives cellular energy

Relieves fatigue

Improves immune system

Other Vitamins & Supplements

(optional)

 

Calcium with Vitamin D

 

Does not relieve any symptom but calcium can help firm up stools. Vitamin D is low in about 95% of adults. Vitamin D is now considered a hormone, not just a vitamin. It is known to increase Calcium absorption in the gut, and therefore improve bone density (and osteoporosis), helps stabilize mood, etc. I, therefore, think that it is essential for adults to take Calcium (about 500 mg a day) and Vitamin D (about 200 iu/day) for maintenance especially if on the GFCF diet.

 

Biotin

 

Along with Vitamin A, C, E, CoQ-10, Biotin strengthens hair, nails, and skin. For this function, you will need to take about 10,000 mcg/day or 10 mg/day.

 

Melatonin Solution

 

Helps to fall asleep, helps with detoxification, the precursor of neurotransmitter Taurine. For adults, start with 1 mg (1 dropper) up to 3 mg/at bedtime. For children, start with 3 drops, may increase to 1 dropper. Squirt under the tongue; it is effective in 15 minutes.

 

Enzyme Complete DPP-IV

Has plant-derived digestive enzymes plus DPP-IV which is the enzyme that breaks down the opiate peptides gluten and casein. It, therefore, helps minimize the effects of infractions of gluten and dairy in the diet.

 

Taurine

 

GABA

Calming neurotransmitter relieves mood instability and anxiety, helps with detoxification, helps with sleep problems. Start with 500 mg/capsule, may increase to 2000 mg as needed.

An inhibitory neurotransmitter, mood stabilizer, helps reduce ADHD, OCD, and tics. Start with 250 mg at bedtime; may increase to 500 mg.