Ian, can you please post AGAIN list of supplements

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' started by sunflowergirl, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Active Member

    for FM/CFS. I know you've done this in the past, and I know I printed it off, but darn if I can find the list now. My DD has been going to an integrative doc, was put on a ton of supplements, and I was telling her about CoQ10, which she was going to talk to doc. about.

    She won't do anything without permission from her doc. Boy! Does she have a lot to learn!!!!!
  2. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    Sun, I did see Ian's list and I'm sure it's here somewhere....in the meantime, good on your daughter and her integrative/alternative path, I was in my very 50's when I started....my daughter is on that path too but not seeing an integrative MD..she gets a lot of info from me and "listens" to the consultants at our coop health food store, that is where she and grandgirl got an education on probiotics last week....so she's open and listening and acting and NOT going to the drug world...she's been there....sadly and dealing with too much damage from them...... jam
  3. IanH

    IanH Active Member

  4. Bob1970

    Bob1970 Member

    Hi all,

    Apologies that my first post is piggy backing on another post but it's regarding the supplements in question.

    I'm new to ME, recently diagnosed, and although I'm on the waiting list to see a specialist, I'm keen to start helping myself as it were.

    I've started taking some of the supplements mentioned like q10 for example but just a 100mg capsule a day so far (which is way under the 600mg a day in the linked post). I guess I'm asking is if there is any reason not to take the doses stated? For some reason I'm (admittedly ignorantly) concerned about taking high doses of anything really.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
  5. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    If youa re new at taking supps, just ask as many of us have been taking supps for many years. Personally, I take 200mg COQ10 daily and don't know that I NEED a higher dose on this supp.

    There are supps that many of us take in higher doses....like Vit C and Vit D3.....some days I take over 5000mg of Vit C and every day take 5K of D3 and K2 for best absorption.

    So much to learn on supps....I don't deal with the ME, but other stuff including NOW a milder FM...you can see my issues and supps I take on the signature on my page, it's at the bottom. I've been taking supps for 25some yrs... I know some take higher folate who deal with ME...I take 2400mcg and "think" I'm having more overall energy. Hang around.....jam
  6. Bob1970

    Bob1970 Member

    Thanks for the advice. I'll see how I get on and build up from there if needed.

    How do you all take your supps? Mostly tablet form?

    Cheers, Bob
  7. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Active Member

    thanks Ian.......I'm saving it and also passing it on to my DD who is now seeing an integrative.
  8. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    Bob, MOST of my supps are capsules...tabs I've found just don't dissolve like a capsule....taking a powder form is very beneficial as that form goes right into the system, but I mostly do capsules....for all the years of taking supps I have no problems....I do take Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics daily and DGL for stomach lining protection and so I try to cover it all for my system. jam
  9. IanH

    IanH Active Member

    Bob, regarding the high doses.
    CoQ10 or ubiquinone can be taken safely at this dose (200mg three times daily) A few people have raised liver enzymes at this level but as far as I know with no consequence. However you can take ubiquinol at a lower dose (100mg three times daily). This initial high dose should then be reduced to 100-200mg once daily once your energy has increased - usually about 8-10 weeks.

    This applies to all the doses in the protocol
    Of course any dose lower than those recommended will still be helpful. Some of the items in capsule form are relatively tasteless, like CoQ10 so you can just bite the capsule open and spit the empty capsule out - I do this because my stomach does not like too many pills.