I am looking at the supplement list at David Wheldon’s site, all of them I’ve encountered on this forum too. So I seriously started to consider taking (some of) them, doing some calculations along the road.
So the daily (essential) supplements are:
- N-acetyl cysteine 600mg twice daily: 2 pills
- Vitamin D3 4000 IU: if I take a 2000 IU /pill dose, that’s 2 pills.
- Vitamin C 1 g: easily available dose for 1 pill
- Vitamin E 800 IU: either 2 pills at 400 IU, or 1 at an overdose of 1000 IU
- Omega 3 fish oil: 1 pill
- Acetyl L-Carnitine 500mg: 1 pill
- Alpha Lipoic acid 150 mg: half a pill of 300 mg
- Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10) 200mg: 1 pill
So that’s already 11 pills (half a pill is still a pill)!
Not counting the daily Doxycycline, and the Azithromycine 3 times a week.
Nor the Evening primrose oil, Selenium, B complex, Magnesium and Calcium 500mg supplements in the evening (remote from the time of taking doxycycline) daily, as well as the probiotics (lactobacillus acidophilus) and the high-dose sublingual Vitamin B12…
How do you all manage taking that many pills? Considering you’re at work untill 6pm, returning home by 6.30-7pm, not able to take them while at work?
Until now, I took my antibiotics right after dinner, but I can’t imagine taking 15+ pills at once… I’m afraid of taking pills in the morning, because I don’t have breakfast, and I had to throw up twice after taking my doxycycline with just a little orange juice on an empty stomach (yes I had to make the same mistake twice!).
Or do you take combination preparations? Would save me some trouble, and maybe even some money… especially if it’s a lifelong thing.
Any suggestions or tips? Quality brands with combination preparations? Other non-pill formulations?