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by 379 · about 8 hours ago

I regularly eat eggs, pastured meat and wild-caught fish as well as organic plant foods, but recently while working from home I started getting mid-day brain fog. Maybe I have a nutrient deficiency, maybe I don't get enough exercise, maybe I don't... (more)

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VegasGuy10 0 · September 15, 2014 at 6:42 PM

If you are just taking a normal b complex supplement, I would not be concerned.  Your body excretes excess b vitamins.  I get B12 injections at high doses, that can affect you by disrupting sleep if it is too much.

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by 432 · about 8 hours ago

I assume food is the best way to obtain all necessary nutrients (for the most part); however, for those of us recovering from the typical american diet, which vitamins, minerals, or other supplements might be beneficial for short term therapy? ... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · October 20, 2012 at 3:55 PM

DHA/EPA: The reason is simple. Most people start off their lifestyle change with excessive omega 6/3 ratio???s in their diet and tissues. I strongly recommend everyone getting a O6/3 blood assay done prior to making the shift. I did and mine back... (more)

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by 418 · about 8 hours ago

Selenium Magnesium (Before Bed) 400 mg Vitamin D 5,000iu Cod Liver Oil Fish Oil Vitamin B Complex Plus C Opti-Zinc 60-90mg Probiotic (In Morning) Chromium Picolinate Niacin Multivitamin And please don't preach about getting it all from... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · February 06, 2012 at 12:43 AM

I'd ditch the multivitamin. Can't give you a great reason but I have a hunch we're probably better off without those type of supplements.

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by 310 · about 8 hours ago

Does anyone have significant firsthand experience with Sam-E? I am considering trying it for depressive tendencies, anxiety and extreme PMS mood swings, as I understand Sam-E can help with each of these issues. I am not interested in prescription... (more)

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qualia 0 · March 02, 2011 at 5:22 PM

SAMe is one of the most impressive supplements i have ever used with regards to enhancing mood (and i have tried pretty much every supplement). the effect is of the highest possible quality and feels 100% "real" - like if your brain would take a... (more)

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by 3509 · about 8 hours ago

Currently I am not having any supplement, but two substances raised my interest: co-enzime q10 which is produced by the body but its production diminishes with age, to the extent that some people believe that it is one of the substances that... (more)

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Helen 0 · February 25, 2011 at 10:18 PM

I supplement with K-2 and since I started doing so, all of the spider veins I had in my ankles and at the sides of my nose have disappeared.

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by 8858 · about 8 hours ago

My $0.02: Potassium is too high (I assume that lower sodium intake corresponds to diminished need for potassium...thoughts?) Vitamin D is too low (I'm guessing that in equatorial regions, current levels are fine but that as one goes higher in... (more)

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Angelo___Latest_in_Paleo 0 · December 21, 2010 at 6:06 PM

I would focus far more on real food, versus nutrition-speak for something like this that is intended in large part for general-public consumption: I would create food groups like "Leafy Greens," "Other Vegetables," "Meat," "Organ Meats," "Fish,"... (more)

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by 1781 · about 8 hours ago

My 7 year old grandson has just been diagnosed with Whooping Cough. I am in fairly regular contact with him. Given that my increased Vit D3 intake seems to be providing me good common cold protection, (haven't had even a sniffle for years) could I... (more)

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Vrimj 0 · December 06, 2010 at 3:55 PM

I got the booster. It seemed like a pretty clear benefit to boost my immunity and help protect kids.

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by 491 · about 8 hours ago

Hi Guys, I've been doing some research on the best form and dosage of magnesium, but I am quite surprised by the various different types you can get: ascorbate, aspartate, chelate, citrate, glycinate, malate, oxide, plus more! Even more worrying... (more)

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Rick_Kiessig 0 · March 11, 2010 at 11:01 PM

Mg in river water is generally in ionic form (Mg+2), though it can also be hydroxide. However, the concentrations are normally very low, roughly 2 ppm--which really isn't enough to be considered a dietary source. Animal products are an excellent... (more)

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by 2485 · about 8 hours ago

Magnesium has come up in a few questions and it certainly seems like something worth trying to get more of. My question is, how the heck do we get enough of it? Looking at magnesium levels in food, it seems like hitting 100% RDA from just... (more)

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The_Blanket 0 · February 28, 2010 at 5:24 PM

~A day's worth of paleo food-sourced magnesium without supplementation: 2 oz. nuts (macadamia, almond, walnut...) - 16-38% DV 8 oz. broccoli - steamed, sauteed, raw - 8% DV small can sardines or salmon - 9-38% DV 4 oz. kale with four eggs - 12%... (more)

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by 3 · about 8 hours ago

Hey there. Thanks in advance to all of those who will give their advice.After adding Mct oil to my diet and getting some weird symptoms, it made me realize that I very probably still have some sort of either yeast or bacterial overgrowth that... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 03, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Avoid supplements that treat mysterious diseases that cause vague sympotoms.  SIBO… needs the right resistant starch/fiber, not a carb-free diet. Candida… if you have a fungal infection, your best bet is an anti-fungal... (more)

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by 75 · about 9 hours ago

Trying to find good quality supplements for the few I do take. Occasionally use Jarrow and NOW but I find their quality can be hit and miss. Anyone have good or bad experiences with this company? See they have the GMP standard going for them, but... (more)

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by 10 · about 9 hours ago

My crossfit trainer told me that I should be taking a better set of daily supplements instead of my current multi-vitamin. Given that, I am looking for recommendations for a good daily supplement to replace my current multi-vitamin. Some of the... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · August 14, 2014 at 3:24 PM

@rblythe, Re: magnesium, I've read that the only clinical study of epsom salts (Mg sulfate) indicated that it slighly raised blood serum levels of Mg. Since only .05% of the body's Mg is in the blood serum and another .05% is in red blood cells,... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Hi all,I have been reading a lot lately about taking some supplements (as well as going back to Paleo) to naturally reduce my blood sugar in an effort to get my A1C down from 5.8 to about 5 (hopefully). A little background - my dr recently told me... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I've been researching about what to take to have the healthiest pregnancy and I've been reading about taking folate instead of folic acid. Now I've been searching for folate supplements and I'm only coming across bio-active folate. I am assuming... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 03, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Tetrahydrofolic acid is the active form of Vitamin B9, folic acid is converted to tetrahydrofolic acid in at a low rate (this is not a bad thing!), because - surprise! - vitamin B9 needs are rather modest (<500 µg per day.) All the alternative... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I started supplementing with Wild Pacific Salmon Oil a few days ago (1,300mg x4/day) and I have noticed that it gives me an upset stomach. My experience has been loud gurgling and discomfort, light, heartburn-type stabbing pains throughout my... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · July 27, 2014 at 12:48 AM

You don't need any salmon oil. Simply buy wild salmon and eat it (or in cans).

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by 3 · about 9 hours ago

Hello all,A person very dear to me is going into surgery (for a uterin wall sort of problem ) and I am going to be taking care of her during her recovery.She is not paleo, no junk food, but she has been eating commercial dairy and bread on a daily... (more)

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by 8100 · about 9 hours ago

I was just diagnosed with "solar purpura", also known as "actinic purpura" or (ugh) "senile purpura". This is bleeding under the skin on the forearms, especially my left forearm. It's related to damaged collagen, primarily from sun exposure... (more)

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moors 0 · July 16, 2014 at 8:25 AM

Maybe you can give a serious try to autoimmune protocol:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20477126http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14646381

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by 8 · about 9 hours ago

Hey, so after supplmenting with magnesium glycinate after a suggestion from someone on here (and having it relieve my muscle cramps almost entirely), I'm very interested in learning more about how and in what combinations vitamins and minerals... (more)

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moors 0 · July 12, 2014 at 5:09 AM

I recently searched acu-cell's claim that excess pyridoxal-5-phosphate makes spinal/nerve degeneration in google scholar and there doesn't seem to be anything that confirms it.I also would benefit from a good source of information about... (more)

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by 226 · about 9 hours ago

I have a 2mg boron glycinate supplement with no additives other than cellulose.Needed to create 100mcg doses of this and was wondering if I can dissolve this powder with either oil or water in a dropper bottle? I've done this before with K2 liquid... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 09, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Why are you supplementing such a low dose?

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by 226 · about 9 hours ago

Was comparing these 2 boron supplements and was wondering if they both contain the same active ingredient?Natures way: Boron (as Boron amino acid chelate)Pure encapsulations: Boron (as boron glycinate)I would assume so based on this:Chelation, in... (more)

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daz 0 · July 04, 2014 at 5:00 AM

yep, they are both boron.i would go with the pure encapsulations brand. glycinate is one of the better chelates (from what i have read).with the nature's way supp, you do not know what the chelate is, they probably go with the cheapest product... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I am a 22 year old male, current college athlete , and am currently at the end of my first month of my Paleo diet. I have seen great results, losing around 15lbs since I have started. My diet consists mainly of fish, turkey, beef, eggs, mostly... (more)

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BobK 0 · June 19, 2014 at 2:52 AM

Answer to OP...supplement if you want but a varied paleo diet should do the trick. However, depending the intensity of your activities supplementation is probably cheap insurance against doing more damage to your body.With respect to... (more)

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by 83 · about 9 hours ago

Do you supplement Vitamin C? If so, how much, and why? If not, why not?I prefer to not supplement anything and i get about 2-300% RDA of vitamin c, but it seems there may be benefits to going higherI was doing some research on ways of reversing... (more)

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paleot 0 · June 18, 2014 at 4:15 PM

I don't do much ascorbic acid as a supplement, but I get lots of the vitamin C complex in my diet. (I probably eat a bell pepper a day with a couple lbs of plants.) If I feel like I'm fighting something or need the immune system boost, then I... (more)

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by 129 · about 9 hours ago

I dont eat any seaweed, nor does my sea salt contain it. Ive heard cranberries are a good source but I dont eat those either. How would one know if they need to supplement Iodine?

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HerbalResearcher 0 · June 26, 2014 at 2:08 PM

@Reefrash1043 Iodine deficiency is not rare. In fact it is very, very common. In the general population, 2 billion people have insufficient iodine intake. (de Benoit et al., 2007)In the UK, 68% of British teenage school girls test as iodine... (more)

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by 175 · about 9 hours ago

I have recently went through dozens of different articles and posts on certain health forums and I am trying to put in order all the information. On one hand, many people say that maca helped them a lot and since it is an adaptogen it doesn't work... (more)

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by 2319 · about 9 hours ago

I've used this product for awhile now and I feel I am getting good results but it is so expensive. Is there anything similar I could consider? I really must be feeling better because I didn't use to care what it cost! I've tried a day or two... (more)

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Girlgenius 0 · June 09, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Assuming 1 per day, that's $13/mo. Since it's providing you with hormones, you might try Swanson's vitamins and check prices for DHEA. Not sure if it will work the same for you but who knows?

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