Hi Elaine, Welcome.. This is a great way of eating/living. You will learn a TON from this crowd of folks.
I don't know about the damage control supplements, hopefully someone who is taking them will answer.
My husband can't swallow big pills either. We cut them in half, thirds sometimes. If capsules, I put them in yogurt.
Years ago, he was talking and eating and a piece of steak lodged in his throat, he could breathe but it wouldn't budge.
We went to the ER, they retrieved it and told him to never eat/swallow while talking, and if it kept happening, he'd have to have his throated 'stretched'. That kinda freaked him out so he's been careful since then.
And, hey, congrats on the weight loss..that's wonderful.