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Preventing Degenerative Disease
RDA Minimum Recommendations
Table 1 - Dr Strand's Optimal Supplementation Recommendations
The more and varied your antioxidants, the better.
I do not recommend the use of straight vitamin A because of its potential toxicity. Instead supplement with a mixture of mixed carotenoids. Carotenoids become vitamin A in the body as the body has need and they have no toxicity problems.
It is important to have a mixture of carotenoids rather than taking only beta-carotene.
- Beta-carotene 10,000 to 15,000 IU
Lycopene 1 to 3 mg
Lutein/Zeaxanthin 1 to 6 mg
Alpha carotene 500 to 800 mcg
A mixture of vitamin C is important, especially calcium, potassium, zinc, and magnesium ascorbates, which are much more potent in handling oxidative stress.
o 1000 to 2000 mg
It is important to be getting a mixture of natural vitamin Es: d-alpha tocopherol, d-gamma tocopherol, and mixed tocotrienol.
o 400 to 800 IU
BIOFLAVANOID - COMPLEX OF ANTIOXIDANTS
Bioflavanoids offer a necessary variety of potent antioxidants and are a great asset to your supplements. The amounts may vary but should include the majority of the following: Rutin Quercetin Broccoli Green Tea Cruciferous Bilberry Grape-Seed Extract Bromelain
15 to 30 mg
20 to 30 mg
10 to 20 mg
o Precusor. N-acetyl-L-cysteine 50 to 75 mg
B VITAMINS (COFACTORS)
Folic Acid 800 to 1000 mcg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 20 to 30 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 25 to 50 mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 30 to 75 mg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 80 to 200 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 25 to 50 mg
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) 100 to 250 mcg
Biotin 300 to 1,000 mcg
OTHER IMPORTANT VITAMINS
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)----450 IU to 300 IU Vitamin K 50 to 100 mcg
Calcium 800 to 1,500 mg depending on your dietary intake of calcium Magnesium----500 to 800 mg Zinc----20 to 30 mg Selenium ---200 cg is ideal Chromium-- -200 to 300 mcg Copper----1 to 3 mg Manganese----3 to 6 mg Vanadium----30 to 100 mcg lodine----100 to 200 mcg Molybdenum--- 50 to 100 mcg Mixture of Trace Minerals
ADDITIONAL NUTRIENTS FOR BONE HEALTH
Boron----2 to 3 mg
OTHER IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS
Improved Homocysteine levels and improved brain function
Choline----100 to 200 mg
Trimethylglycine----200 to 500 mg
Inositol----150mg to 250 mg
Supplementing Your Diet
Cold-Pressed Flaxseed oil Fish Oil Capsules
Blend of soluble and insoluble fiber----10 to 30 mg depending on your dietary consumption of fiber (ideal Is 35 to 50 grams of total fiber daily)
Several nutritional companies are puffing together these essential nutrients into one or two different tablets, which need to be taken 2 to 3 times daily in order to achieve this level of supplementation. Look for a high-quality product that comes as close as possible to these recommendations. If the manufacturer follows pharmaceutical GMP and USP guidelines, you will be giving yourself the absolute best protection against oxidative stress.
The essential fats and fiber provide added nutrients that are usually missing in the Western diet.
Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress