Useful Nutritional Supplements

This is a list of supplements that I have found useful. If you intend to buy online, remember to use the discount code PML793 to get up to US$10 off on your first order.

1) Life Extension, Mega EPA/DHA, 120 Softgels [High quality, molecularly distilled fish oil]

This has more EPA, which is best for reducing high blood cholesterol. The DHA in this also helps improve brain and eye health. Take 3 to 6 per day for good effects.

2) Life Extension, Two-Per-Day Capsules*, 120 Capsules [includes Vitamin B complex]

The best multivitamin that I know of – Ignore the instructions, take only one capsule per day. The label dosage is rather strong.

3) 21st Century Health Care, Calcium Citrate+D, 400 Caplets [absorbable despite poor digestion]

Calcium is the basic foundation before taking other supplements to help with bones. Take 4 per day, each at different times whenever possible. This is a very well-absorbed form of calcium.

4) Doctor’s Best, Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM, 240 Capsules

This contains the 3 key ingredients that helps a lot with joints. Take 3 per day at different times. For those with high blood pressure: this contains sodium so be aware of intake.

5) Now Foods, Magnesium Citrate, 200 mg, 250 Tablets

This helps with bones and body energy; should take if you are taking calcium. Take 2 per day, at different times if possible. This is a very well-absorbed form of magnesium.

6) Now Foods, C-500, Calcium Ascorbate-C, 250 Capsules

This is a very well absorbed form of vitamin C. Improves general health and skin collagen production. Take 1 per day when healthy as a preventative measure, 1 per meal when not well.

7) Nature’s Way, Choline 500 mg, Bitartrate, 100 Tablets

This is for the brain and helps keep you awake. Take 2 per day; once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

8) Now Foods, Zinc Picolinate, 50 mg, 120 Capsules

This is for immune system; best to take with Vitamin C. Do not overdose. Take 1 capsule 3 times a week when healthy, 1 per day when not well.

9) Now Foods, E-400, 100% Natural D-Alpha Tocopheryl, 250 Softgels

This helps to keep the skin and circulatory system healthy, as well as the brain alert. Take 1-2 per day.

10) Healthy Origins, Alpha Lipoic Acid, 600 mg, 150 Capsules

This helps recycle vitamin C and E, which helps repair the body tissues. This can keeps you alert and refreshed. Take 1 per day.

11) Enzymedica, Digest Gold with ATPro, Premium Enzyme Formula, 240 Capsules

This is for those with digestion problems; to help absorb nutrients properly. Ignore the instructions; just take one per day is more than enough. Can reduce to 3 times per week

12) Now Foods, NAC*, 600 mg, 250 Vcaps

Take one of these per day, with Vitamin C. Contains trace elements that can help diabetics. It helps the liver to detox as well as clearing mucus from coughs and colds.

13) Healthy Origins, Probiotic, 30 Billion CFU’s, 60 Vcaps  [like very strong Yakult]

This is a strong probiotic. Unlike many other brands, it is supposed to require no refrigeration. Take daily if having stomach flu, travelling to third world countries or just finished taking antibiotics.

14) Doctor’s Best, High Absorption CoQ10, 100 mg, 120 Veggie Caps

CoQ10 is a nutrient that supports heart function and promotes energy production in cells. It can also help with some migraine headaches. Start by taking one a day, then observing the effects.

15) Source Naturals, L-Lysine, 1,000 mg, 100 Tablets

Lysine helps with nails, bones and hair. There is also a theory linking lysine to the reversal of excess cholesterol deposits.

 

* Singaporean readers: The two highlighted supplements may be subject to import restrictions. Ordering by DHL/UPS may result in confiscation by customs.

Caution: I am not providing any medical advice. Please research on the Internet and consult with your doctor before using any of these supplements.