I don't take this religiously, but I do take them regularly. This article lists them and gives a short explanation of their importantance.
Most of these supplements can be found in the final section of Dr. Hyman's excellent book, The UltraMind Solution. When looking at the amounts, keep in mind that they are for a 200-220 lb. man. Adjust for your size and weight. See the Resources for more information, and by all means use those resources to determine the amounts that are right for you.
Acetyl L_Carnitine: 500 mg
Helps burn fat by transporting it into the mitochondria (cellular furnaces). Accompanies the fat contained in animal meat. But if you have any excess poundage or impaired digestion, the supplement is desirable.
Alpha Lipoic Acid: 300 mg
A wide-spectrum antioxidant that is produced naturally in the body--but supplementation is recommended if you have a non-optimal diet and/or you live in an industrial society!
BioMatrix Support Adrenals
A nutrional blend to support adrenal glands that were depleted by years of gluten-containing foods.
Chromium Picolinate: 200 mcg:
Deficient in most U.S. soils, and missing in any foods that have been processed. Necessary for sugar metabilism.
CoQ10: 200 mg
Enables cellular mitochondria, which produce the energy that makes you active.
Digestive Enzyme Blend
To break down nutrients as far as possible, so that (a) a higher percentage is absorbed and (b) so undigested molecules don't pass through the leaky gut produced by years of gluten poisoning.
Fish oil: 1000 mg
To ensure the Omega-3 fatty acids that keep you positive and happy.
Folic Acid: 800 mcg
Necessary to absorb B-vitamins. Should also be produced in the gut--if the environment is optimal. (See Vitamin B6.)
Stopped taking this one when it kept producing digestive disturbances. Need to find a form that works, one day, because it operates in conjunction with Vitamin C to build healthy bones and cell tissue.
To make sure I'm getting at least minor amounts of anything I've missed.
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC): 600 mg
Removes toxic minerals from the body! I really have to thank Dr. Hyman for this one. Need to overcome years of dental mercury and any other substances that have accumulated or are present in the diet.
Selenium: 200 mcg
Deficient in most U.S. soils, and necessary to make glutathione peroxiodase, which restores Vitamin C in the eye, after it is broken down by sunlight, flourescent lights, tube TVs, and CRTs.
Vitamin B6: 200 mg
Necessary for energy metabolism. (By rights, it shouldn't be needed. The flora in a healthy intestinal environment is capable of producing all the B-vitamins you need. But if your diet includes anything but fiber-rich foods, it's a good idea.
Vitamin B12: 2000 mcg
The “energy vitamin,”necessary for energy metabolism and immune system support. Ccritical for circulation, adrenal hormone production, and melatonin production (so you get a good night's sleep, awake refreshed, and are alert through the day. Found in meats. With this vitamin, you can use nuts and seeds for your protein source. (You don't need much. Just sprinkle a handful over your vegetable-based meal.) I still eat too much meat, but most of it is chicken or fish, so I take this to be on the safe side.
Vitamin C: 1000 mg
This "vitamin" is a macronutrient. It's not just a catalyst that enables chemical reactions, like other vitamins. It's actually used (and consumed) in those reactions. So your actual daily requirement is much higher than the RDA would suggest. (When sick, take 1000 mg every hour until you reach your bowel tolerance limit--the point where you have something like diahrea, except that it doesn't feel bad.)
Vitamin D3: 3-10k IU
This is the bio-available form of Vitamin D. It unlocks the cellular RNA that hold the templates for fighing cancer and influenza. Vitamin D is also produced by sunlight, from cholesterol near the surface of the skin. So I vary the amount based on the amount of sunlight I'm getting, and how much skin is getting it.
To keep building the intestinal flora ravaged by gluten intolerance and years of high-sugar, high-fructose foods.
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