PLEASE HELP/ QUESTIONS ABOUT SUPPLEMENTS/ WHY AND BENEFITS THANKS

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by jeanderek, Mar 17, 2003.

  1. jeanderek

    jeanderek New Member

    Calcium+Magnesium+Zinc

    What are the benefits of taking these together for fibromyalgia?
    How much?
    What were your results?

    Garlic Supplements
    What are the benefits of taking this?
    Has it helped you?
    How much to take for benefits?

    Please, I am new to all of this and I am so confused about everything right now. I know that I have read some of you taking these things, I would love to hear back from you guys

    Thanks so much
    hugs,
    Jeanna
  2. judywhit

    judywhit New Member

    Hi, I have done a fair bit of reasearch into this DD that we have and the suppplement that is always mentioned is magnesuim and malic acid. I have been taking a supplement called fibro care that has magnesuim and malic acid in it. I will be switching soon to ZMA which is supposed to help with sleep to (2 cap at bedtime) It has the required mag we need plus zinc and vitamin B1. I will take the malic acid seperatly also the calcium. As for the garlic I do not know about that one. Good luck in your venture. It takes alot of trial and error. iherb with a dot and a com has great prices on supps and herbs. This site is good too.
    Judy
  3. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Here is what I am taking, and the amounts, time, and for 'what', hopefully this helps. If you have questions about any of this, just ask.

    I am not going to be on the board much tonight, but will be back tomorrow.


    I am mainly on supplements, herbs, vitamins, etc. The only med I take is Xanax, low dose (0.25 milligrams) at 6pm for racing brain syndrome. It can also be taken with OTC's Advil gel caps, the Xanax enhances the effect of the Advil, and it is a great pain reliever. BUT do keep in mind that Xanax can be very addictive if used consistantly.

    Xanax is an anti anxiety drug, a rather old one. It is addictive, but I only use it once a day, or if I feel an attack coming on.

    I have listed below what I take, hope it is helpful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask me, be glad to help.

    Shalom, Shirl

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    Product; Pro Energy: Malic Acid & Magnesium Glycinate
    (I take one before breakfast, and one before lunch)
    This is for energy and pain.

    Product; Ultra B-Complex (High Potency with Folic Acid)
    (1 capsule after or during lunch) This helps with brain fog, and energy too.

    Product; 800IU's of Natural Vitamin E
    (For numbness, heart, blood etc)

    Product; Ester C 500 milligrams
    (antioxidant, helps prevent colds, virus etc.)

    Product; ZMA (zinc, magnesium, Vitamin B-6)
    For sleep, deep sleep also helps with muscle pains.
    (2 capsules at 10pm )

    Product; Jarro-Dophilus (Probotics)
    3 a day for IBS, replaces good bacteria

    Product; Melatonin (5milligrams)
    To help fall asleep, take right before bedtime.

    All the above can be bought from Pro Health, be sure to ask for a free catalog/Newsletter too. If you want to call the number is; 1-800-366-6056 or you can order on-line. Just go to the 'Store' link on the top right of this page for additional information on supplements.
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    Product; Essiac Herbal Tea by Resperin Corp.
    This is a blood/liver cleanser. It is also known as a cancer cure/preventive.
    I take two ounces in the morning two ounces at night.
    Can be bought at most health food stores and Supplement catalogs.

    Product; Polynesian Pure Noni Juice
    (I take one teaspoon before breakfast, one before lunch for my IBS, it is a great product). I order it by the case!
    Can be bought in most health food stores, be sure you get the 'pure' juice or it won't work.

    Product; Natural Calm put out by 'Natural Vitality'
    This is a powdered Magnesium Citrate.
    (I take a teaspoon a day for pain, especially spasms . But don't take too much it will give you diarrhea).

    This is about it for the time being, as for a multi vitamin, I have trouble digesting them, so I drink two cans of Ensure a day for the multi.

    Also, I drink half my body weight in ounces of water per day, along with a quarter teaspoon of Sea Salt. This has helped with severe sinus headaches, and it seems to have helped the Fibro Fog too.
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    Here is some good advice; I strongly recommend you add ONE thing at a time for at least a week or two, this way if you have a problem with a product/supplement, you know what is causing it. If you try to take too much at once then if you have a problem, you would have to quit everything and start over again.
    I learned this the hard way, so though I would pass on this wise advice!

    It took me years to get the right things that I could take. Wasted a lot of money on eyerything from doctors, prescription meds, and vitamins and herbs too.

    Just remember, we are all different, so some of what I take might not be the right thing for you. It really is trial and error with these illnesses.

    Hope this helps, and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I am usually here everyday, but not at a special time.




    PS, always buy the best supplements you can afford, as you really get what you pay for with supplements. Pro Health has some of the best ones I have ever taken, and I am not just promoting them, its the truth. I have taken there products before I ever heard of this board.















  4. teawah

    teawah New Member

    In the lab, garlic juice inhibits the growth of many bacteria and fungi.

    It aids in getting rid of bad cholesterol and helps build good cholesterol. This in large amounts.

    Also in large amounts it enhances the process by which the body breaks up potentially dangerous blood clots.

    It is one of the best sources of mineral selenium which is one of the nutrients that cancer researchers have cited for its impressive antioxidant properties.

    In the lab it has impressive antibiotic properties but they don't know if it is the same when eaten, or if it is the same when taken in supplement form.

    Zinc helps in making protein and building bones, affects the senses of smell and taste, and aids in healing wounds.

    Chronic health problems may interfere with zinc nutrition making supplementation necessary.

    Calcium of course for better bones, also linked to heart health cancer prevention, insomnia and high blood pressure.

    Magnesium, prevention of heart disease, absorbtion of calcium and essential to the nervous system.
  5. teawah

    teawah New Member

    In the lab, garlic juice inhibits the growth of many bacteria and fungi.

    It aids in getting rid of bad cholesterol and helps build good cholesterol. This in large amounts.

    Also in large amounts it enhances the process by which the body breaks up potentially dangerous blood clots.

    It is one of the best sources of mineral selenium which is one of the nutrients that cancer researchers have cited for its impressive antioxidant properties.

    In the lab it has impressive antibiotic properties but they don't know if it is the same when eaten, or if it is the same when taken in supplement form.

    Zinc helps in making protein and building bones, affects the senses of smell and taste, and aids in healing wounds.

    Chronic health problems may interfere with zinc nutrition making supplementation necessary.

    Calcium of course for better bones, also linked to heart health cancer prevention, insomnia and high blood pressure.

    Magnesium, prevention of heart disease, absorbtion of calcium and essential to the nervous system.