Supplements: I think I have missed over the years... - AMN EASIER

AMN EASIER
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Supplements

I think I have missed over the years, many of the vitamins and supplements that people have taken that have more than anecdotal evidence.

Some, via the internet, seems confusing to me. I have upped my exercise to include 3 days a week weightlifting and 6 days a week cardio. I want to improve muscle mass and lose about 30 pounds.

No massive bodybuilding. I am just getting this 55-year-old body back in a little shape.

Like Omega 3. On the surface, it seems useful for the general population but isn't Fish Oil a VLCA source?

If there is a consolidated post, please point it to me.

If you post, please give the name of the supplement and why you take it. Also, any medical resource that advised it.

Here is what I have been taking

Vitamin B Complex, nerve function, internet

Iron, fatigue, internet

Omega 3 Fish Oil, cardiovascular, DVT, my GP

Magnesium, nerve funtion, and exercise, internet

Zinc, Cardiovascular and muscle maintenance, internet

D3, I have low production, my GP

General daily multipurpose

I am considering adding

Ginseng, Gingko, L-ARGININE, L-Carnitine, and possibly Omega 6

Please tell me if you know of any AMN hazards.

Certainly, add yours to the list.

Thanks for any insight,

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Hi,.

Here's a list recommended by fightald

fightald.org/treatments.htm

I take vitamin D3 from November to March, my pain increases during this time and D3 is the only thing that works for me!

All the best

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Hi Steve, are you taking all of these, on the list? I take vitamin D3 all the time, and vitamin C, slow release

Best

Hillary

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Hi Hillary,

I take nothing at the moment but as the season is changing I'm started to ache so I'll be taking vitamin D3 very soon!

All the best

Steve

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Reading the link you posted made me think I should be doing more, lol. Glad your ok, take care

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I turn 55 this weekend. I dropped from 285 to 235 over the last couple of years and hit a plateau. A painter came to the house to paint a room. We were talking and he said you need to lift weights, I finally decide to join a gym.

Over the last month, I dropped 8 more. I feel better. I can take less medication.easier to move around. I wish I had done this 10 years ago.

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Hi, I'm 61 now and used to go to the gym but in recent years things have deteriorated so I'm no longer able to go. I do think you need to do as much as you are able to, this horrible disease takes away so much from our lives, just getting outside in the sunshine can make you feel good

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Living in Texas there is not really a shortage of sunshine.

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Much better than Wet Wales, UK😂😂😂😂

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I wouldn't worry about fish oils. The body makes VLCFAs from shorter-chain fats so regardless of what fats you eat (and you need to eat some fat for lots of reasons), your body will make VLCFAs.

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I have a friend with a lot of nerve issues who is taking Alpha Lipoic Acid and says it is doing wonders for her. I ran it by my endocrinologist and she said to try it, so I just started a regiment. Fairly reasonable on Amazon..

amazon.com/gp/product/B001E...

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Hi Kenny,

I wanted to see what your thoughts on ALA are so far. Has it helped neuropathic pain? Thanks!

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Hi Aaron,

I was told it takes a bit to kick in, so I'm kind of in that period right now. I'm not sure what it is, but I am feeling better lately. I have also stepped up my vitamin intake as recommended by my endo, that could help as well. I'm seeing Dr.Eichler in Boston this week and will see what his opinion of it is and will report back if he has any knowledge on it.

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Hi Again Aaron,

I visited with Dr.Eichler yesterday and mentioned ALA. He said he doesn't have any knowledge of it helping, but is worth the shot. He would rather me up my dosage of Neurontin before I do both at the same time. So I'm back to the Neurontin and will switch to ALA if that doesn't seem to help.

Good luck!

Ken

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Thanks for the update, Ken. Neurontin did nothing for me, but I know it has been effective for others. I saw a pain management specialist early last week, and he recommends trying a ketamine/baclofen/amitriptyline topical cream. I don't have high hopes, but I'll try just about anything.

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