Mike takes supplements to provide (hopefully) everything his body needs to help it heal. (Neither Mike nor I are medical professionals. We are sharing what we do, not endorsing any products here.) We’ve both researched supplements that can help him. The two ‘heavy hitters’ are listed below with more description and links.
Supplements that Mike takes:
(Everything is one per day wit the exception of Critical Liver Support which is 3 per day.)
One a Day Men’s Health Formula Multi-Vitamin
Garli Pure (odor controlled) – Garlic 500 mg
Saw Palmetto Berry – 585 mg
Eye Formula – 10 mg Lutein and 500 mg Bilberry & Blueberry concentrates
Chromium Picolinate – 500 mcg
Vitamin D3 – 2000 IU
Lutein – 20 mg lutein in safflower oil with 860 mcg zeaxantin
Chromium / Vanadium – 125 mcg
Ginko biloba – 120 mg for brain and circulatory health
Alpha -lipoic Acid – 600 mg SR for nerve health
Alpha-lipoic acid (also known as ALA) is a synthetic version of lipoic acid, a naturally occurring compound produced in the body and synthesized by both plants and animals. This antioxidant is vital to cellular energy production, and helps to neutralize the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are chemical byproducts produced during the process of oxidation that converts nutrients to cellular energy. While the body can naturally manufacture enough lipoic acid for metabolic functions, supplementing can allow more optimal levels to circulate in a free state. Alpha-lipoic acid appears to help increase insulin sensitivity, and may be especially useful in addressing metabolic syndrome. In addition, ALA works with other antioxidants to help neutralize free radicals and reduce cellular damage. It also acts as a synergist with B vitamins to help in the production of energy from the proteins, carbohydrates and fats consumed through foods. Researchers have investigated the use of alpha-lipoic acid in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy, liver ailments and glaucoma. It may improve memory via its protective effects on brain and nerve tissue.
Critical Liver Support (Renew Life Brand) 3 per day – Antioxidant Liver Support Formula
Critical Liver Support is a highly concentrated liver support program formulated to assist individuals with special liver needs. It combines powerful milk thistle seed extract with antioxidants, amino acids, herbs and nutraceuticals.
For optimal liver support, research suggests the use of at least 420 mg of Silymarin per day from an herbal extract of milk thistle standardized to 80% Silymarin content. The milk thistle extract in Critical Liver Support contains 80% Silymarin (480 MG) with the added benefits of alpha lipoic acid, N-acetyl-cysteine, vitamin C, selenium and more. It is a comprehensive, natural approach for deep liver support.