hey there LA, here are some thoughts:
probiotics: sounds good to me.
cod liver oil: if you are going to take both vitamin D and cod liver oil, please be careful! ... or do you mean fish oil, which i am given to understand does not have potentially dangerous concentrations of vit A and vit D (presumably because it's not from the liver)...
multi: pick a good one - here's a link where you can see how the products you are thinking about choosing stack up: http://vitaminone.com/AdultRankings.htm
vitamin C - sounds good
vitamin D - make sure it's vitamin D3! personally i get a small phial of 1,000,000IU/gm liquid for under $40 CDN and it lasts me ages. currently taking a drop a week (25,000IU per drop).
vitamin E - please ***ensure*** that your vitamin E is natural source E8 complex. [please do not go for the cheapest thing you can find easily which will probably be d- or dl-alpha tocopherol forms (not good enough and potentially harmful) ] ...natural source vitamin E from things like sunflower oil are good and safe. my supplement is new roots E8 complex and it's got sunflower oil in it, plus i also eat sunflower seeds and use sunflower oil in salad dressing....
omega 3 - looks good... per best bet, go for 3 grams daily combined EPA plus DHA...
vitamin b12 - i would say add at least a b50 complex to the daily intake of b12. i sincerely doubt there will be enough b complex in most multivitamin products. have you had any recent b12 tests, by the way?
protein powder - protein = important! good thing to have in there.
i notice the therapeutic multi MINERAL suggested in the swank regimen is not included here.. where minerals are concerned, i tend to agree more with the Best Bet recommendations at http://www.direct-ms.org/supplements
, such as:
Calcium – 1000 to 1200 mg
Magnesium – 500 to 600 mg
Zinc – 25 to 50 mg
Selenium – 200 mcg
i know there is a concern with mineral balance and that you shouldn't overdo certain minerals at the expense of others, but i do pretty well with my multivit/min product, plus Inno-vite cal-mag multimineral with D3 and zinc, a 50mg zinc, and 200mg selenium.
best bet also recommends supplementing copper and manganese... but my copper levels are fine without it and have actually crept up slightly... i let the manganese come from the multi and don't worry about adding extra...
you might also want to have your iron levels checked.
all that said, i understand that all this info is a lot to take in at first. it took me a while to get on board with the mineral side of things, as compared to the vitamin side.