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    Supplements, please help

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    I am currently supplementing with 5000IU (1000IU/25lbs) of Vitamin D and fish oil (good EPA/DHA levels).

    I want to look at supplementing Mg (DVs from food are very low), zinc (for acne) and biotin (for hair). I know that there is a lot of supplement information on the forum, but I don't really know where to start. How much to take? What form? Do any of the supplements inferere with each other?

    Any information from a supplement guru would be greatly appreciated.

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    Here are some very detailed info pages about each of your nutrients of interest, from the Linus Pauling Micronutrient Research Center:




    Here's a good MDA Forum thread on magnesium:

    and you may want to check out Dr. Carolyn Dean's book, "The Magnesium Miracle", for info about dosing recommendations:


    If you're interested, here are the respective supplements that I take:

    Life Extension, Magnesium blend (500 mg) -- these don't cause too many digestive problems for me, and I've been pretty satisfied with them; I'm considering alternating these and other brands/forms of Mg

    Jarrow Formulas, Zinc-Copper Balance (supplementing with more than 60 mg/day of zinc has been found to cause copper deficiency, so these caps are one way to help avoid this problem)

    Now Foods, Biotin

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited by healthseekerKate; 10-27-2010 at 03:06 PM.

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    I have a *boatload* of decently organized supplement information in my google docs - her they are from my google docs link in my sig line:

    Reading List - Science Blogs

    What I Take and Where I Purchase
    Vitamin D Dosing and 25(OH)D Levels

    Magnesium (leg cramps, anxiety, depression, growing pains etc)
    What should I eat?
    Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Spices
    Cruciferous Veggies (list of)
    Fish - dha:epa ratios in wild fish and commercial fish oil preparations
    Fish - what to buy....(safety, fish and pregnancy etc)
    Magnesium (leg cramps, anxiety, depression, growing pains etc)
    Potassium and Produce
    Stretch Mark Prevention (yes, it's a nutrition issue, not a skincare issue)
    Vitamin D Dosing and 25(OH)D Levels
    Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Infant Care

    Estrogen Balance (acne or melasma)
    Leg cramps (see Magnesium)
    PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

    Many of these are in very rough form. And there are 100 or so more in even rougher form

    Last edited by cillakat; 10-27-2010 at 06:15 PM.

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