ru442 wrote:Brain do you mind sharing your supplement regimen? I had a high score ~3 years (1400ish) and while I've been taking my recommended Bredesen regimen I would like to add anything I may be missing.
Sure, RU. Let me give you the latest recommendations (which my husband will be following) because there have been some changes. I took notes as the three of us spoke, but my husband and I are waiting for our reports to be mailed to us, so I don't know certain things, such as the dose for K2. I can add missing information when I have it. I'll note what's new and what doesn't apply to me.
Basic supplements for my husband:
1. Fish oil – It needs to be the right kind and in the right amount: 4000 mg per day of EPA and DHA. Look at the label and the serving size. How much EPA and DHA are in one pill? The balance between EPA and DHA doesn’t matter (this is new since my first scan; EPA used to be for the heart and DHA for the brain; it was recommended I go “heavy” on the EPA for my heart). Don’t take a supplement with omega-6. The materials Lindsay sends us will include three recommended brands. I don't know if they are the same that were recommended to me three years ago, but I suspect so. Here those are: Carlson's Brand Fish Oil Liquid, Natural Factors Ultra Strength, and NutriGold Triple Strength Omega 3.
(I've been taking one capsule of Nutrigold, but it's hard to find. I'll be looking into the other two brands with my next purchase. I've also been taking two capsules of Nordic Naturals' DHA Xtra. As part of my SIBO treatment, I'm also taking 1 tsp of Genestra's Cod Liver Oil Forte. With all that, I'm still not quite up to 4000 mg per day, but I think I'm close enough.)
2. Vitamin D3, 5000 IUs, in the oil form. Any brand is fine. (I'm taking Designs for Health's Hi-Po Emulsi-D3. I take two drops in the summer and three drops in the winter.)
3. Vitamin K2 (This is new, but I was already taking it for osteoporosis based on my FM PA's recommendation. I'm taking Vitacost's Ultra Vitamin K, one capsule per day. I don't yet know the recommended dose from the clinic.)
4. Baby aspirin at night. (This was recommended to me three years ago, but given my gut issues, I didn't want to take it. At the time, she said that was fine, but based on my next scan, I might want to reconsider. Fortunately, I don't need to reconsider! However, I do take Integrative Therapeutics' Theracumin. I wonder if that's a suitable anti-inflammatory.
5. Kyolic’s aged garlic extract. Take 2 pills in the morning and 2 pills at night. (This is new. I'm going to try it, but I learned when re-introducing high sulfur foods after treatment for hydrogen sulfide SIBO that I'm sensitive to garlic.)
6. Niacin (B3). The bad news: it’s the flushing form, but it will go away (in most people) if one perseveres. Start with 1/2 a pill at night for 2 weeks. Hopefully, you can sleep through any flushing that occurs. (We don’t yet have the dose that my husband should aim for. Mine was 1000 mg, but I couldn't tolerate it. I suspect that dose is the same for him.)
ApoE 4/4 - When I was in 7th grade, my fellow students in history class called me "The Brain" because I had such a memory for detail. I excelled at memorization and aced tests. This childhood memory helps me cope!