Vitamins and supplements

Dr. Weil rcommends his own vitamin supplements (big surprise).

His recommended supplements include:

  • multivitamin (vitamin E, coenzyme Q 10, vitamin A, astaxanthin, zeaxanthin, lutein, lycopene, phytoene, phytofluene, b-complex, folic acid, bioflavonoids, choline, inositol, and rutin);
  • omega-3 fatty acids (breast issues, heart);
  • vitamin C (environmental);
  • glucosamine sulfate (joints);
  • horse chestnut seed (aescin; supposed to help increase the tone of the blood vessel walls and may possibly help reduce edema; 40-120 mg daily);
  • siberian ginseng, cordyceps (a fungus), ashwaganda for energy;
  • astragalus, polypore mushrooms for immune support;
  • magnesium (prevents migraines);
  • st. johns wort, B6 and folic acid for mood;
  • gingko biloba and DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid) for brain function;
  • Ester-C for circulation;
  • evening primrose for PMS support.

(struck items are not items I’m willing to take at this time — both st. johns wort and gingko biloba gave me unpleasant reactions the last time I tried to take them, ester C is a type of vitamin C, and mushrooms just ain’t gonna happen even in pill form)

Supplements I currently have on-hand and could/should be taking:

  • flax seed (1000 mg per capsule; cold pressed, certified organic; a-Linolenic acid or ALA and linoleic acid, an omega-6);
  • wild salmon and fish oils (1000 mg per capsule);
  • evening primrose (500 mg per capsule);  
  • multivitamin, natural source (beta carotene 10000 IU, vitamin A 1000 IU, vitamin E 50 IU, vitamin C 150 mg, folic acid .8 mg, vitamin B1 or thiamine 25 mg, vitamin B2 or riboflavin 25 mg, vitamin B6 or pyridoxine 25 mg, vitamin B12 25 mcg, vitamin D 400 IU, biotin 25 mcg, pantothenic acid 25 mg, choline 25 mg, inositol 25 mg, di-methonine 25 mg, calcium 130 mg, iodine .1 mg, iron 15 mg, magnesium 65 mg, copper 1 mg, manganese 2 mg, potassium 15 mg, zinc 10 mg, chromium 20 mcg, molybdenum 20 mcg, selenium 20 mcg, vanadium 20 mcg, lutein .25 mg) ;
  • glucosamine and chondroitin;
  • calcium (333mg), magnesium (167mg), vitamin D (133 IU);
  • vitamin C (500mg), wild blueberry (30mg), rutin (1.4mg), hesperidin complex (1.4mg), lemon bioflavonoids (1.4mg), acerola cherry fruit (1.4mg), rosehips (1.4mg);
  • B100;
  • fibre

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