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    Essential supplements?

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    What supplements do you think are essential? Right now I take:

    - Copper (RDA based on Scrappy's recommendation)
    - ZMA (zinc)
    - Multi-vitamin
    - Vitamin D

    Are there any other essential minerals that are difficult to get through diet? I know copper is one of them.

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    I take:

    Multi
    Vit D
    Magnesium
    Fish oil
    Vit C

    The Perfect Health Diet recommends:

    Multi
    Vit D ~2,500mg
    Vit K2 1mg
    Selenium 200mcg
    Iodine 1 to 50mg
    Magnesium Chelate 200mg
    Copper 2mg
    Chromium Picolinate 200mcg
    Vit C 1g

    You should definitely add magnesium... I use magnesium citrate (not oxide)

    Anyone have any thoughts on these others??
    Last edited by healthy11; 04-02-2011 at 09:01 AM.

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    What about amounts / doses of each?

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    cal/mag citrate
    d3 drops
    fish oil
    glutamine
    bcaa (really helps for the gym)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artimus71 View Post
    What about amounts / doses of each?
    See above... I edited my post

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    Quote Originally Posted by healthy11 View Post
    I take:

    Multi
    Vit D
    Magnesium
    Fish oil
    Vit C

    The Perfect Health Diet recommends:

    Multi
    Vit D ~2,500mg
    Vit K2 1mg
    Selenium 200mcg
    Iodine 1 to 50mg
    Magnesium Chelate 200mg
    Copper 2mg
    Chromium Picolinate 200mcg
    Vit C 1g

    You should definitely add magnesium... I use magnesium citrate (not oxide)

    Anyone have any thoughts on these others??
    Thank you. I was thinking about adding magnesium and fish oil. (I eat a lot of fish but my fiance won't eat salmon... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavemanj View Post
    Thank you. I was thinking about adding magnesium and fish oil. (I eat a lot of fish but my fiance won't eat salmon... )
    Note that ZMA is Zinc + Magnesium, so you're already taking it.

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    What I’m doing:

    -Omega 3 Fishoil (At least 6 a day)
    -DHEA/Pregnenolone (50mg/100mg)
    -Vitamin D (10,000 IU) Most people would be fine with 2,000 IU.
    -B Complex with Iron. I get a strong mix from my dr that also has Vit A, C, and a good mix of minerals like magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, and chromium.
    -Maitake D Fraction (360 mg) This is a mushroom extract that assists the immune system.
    -Maitake SX Fraction (about 3,000 mg) This is a custom blend mixed with green tea that boosts insulin sensitivity.

    At night:

    Melatonin with GABA, 5-HTP, and L-Theanine (12 mg). This is to sleep better and wake up better as well.

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    So far I'm do this:

    Zink (one tablet, didn't read amount)
    VitD (6000 IU)
    Multi vitamin (one tablet)
    Fish oil (16000mg/day)

    Wanting to/thinking of adding 5-HTP, magnesium (pretty surely) and maybe up the fish.

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    I take:
    Multi
    Cal/Mag with D
    Iron (I am low iron without a supplement)
    Fish Oil
    Probiotic (long standing tummy issues)

    Other than the fish oil and probiotic, I am just taking supplements that put me up to what I need based on RDA
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