NMG, I didn't see Vitamin C in your list. I prefer www.vitamincfoundation.org as a resource for learning about recommended daily dosage.
Every morning I currently take 1g omega 3 (softgel), 5000IU vit D (softgel), saw palmetto extract* 320mg, and a multivitamin called "femibion" that contains the following at 100% RDA (whether the RDA is any use, on the other hand...?)
and also 3mg coebzyme Q10, and 10 million units (??) of probiotic.
I'm trying to counter pcos symptoms, hence the saw palmetto, and Cillakat's helpful advice also suggested I'd burn through B vitamins at a rate of knots.
I've just heard of the use of glutamine to counter sugar cravings. And I'm running low on supplies so I'm relooking at my shopping list.
I'm considering this little lot, plus the same saw palmetto and equivalent vit D
Any thoughts on the contents of the multi in particular?
Anything I'm missing out on?
I'm wondering whether to stop the omega 3, replace with krill oil...??
Thanks in advance
Hi NorthernMonkeyGirl, i have the book- the most effective natural cures on earth by Jonny Bowden. He recommends 1,000 mcg of chromium picolinate or polynicotinate aswell as 8-16 mg of biotin alongside a low-glycemic diet as a natural prescription for pcos. He also recommends the herb fenugreek for its beneficial effect on blood sugar when used at doses of 1.5 to 2 mg per kg of body weight. Hope this helps.
as for those products, the multi:
vit E is excessive
uses k1 instead of k2
doubtful you can convert that much b6 as pyridoxine into the active pryidoxal
least preferred form of folate (methytetrahydrafolate is best)
b12 as cyanocobalamin is crap (look for methycobalamin)
selenium is excessive imo
some of that could be harmful. i'm not a fan of multi's ;/
not sure about glutamine supplementation, i think it's abundant enough in meat.. as 12 oz steak has about 14grams
are you getting enough magnesium and K2 without supplementation? it's pretty important w/ that much vit D
Magnesium. Magnesium. Magnesium!
It is one of the most underrated minerals and most of us are ultra deficient in it. By chance I'm writing up a blog post on it, so will post a link soon, but it has so many benefits in regards to both physical AND mental health. Highly recommended!
"I know what my body needs and what it can handle. There's no better way to achieve my goal than what im doing now. If my regimen leads to my death, be it in six days or six months...I will die fullfiled. The outcome is irrelavent so long as i steer towards my fate. If death is to be my prize, i welcome it with open arms."
"A pound of meat a day keeps the doctor away"
My blog post on Magnesium is up.
The general gist for those who don't want to read it is this. Magnesium has a huge effect on mood and muscles. Magnesium balances your calcium, which reduces stress and thus cortisol. Decreased cortisol means better health as well as faster weight loss. Also its relativley cheap.