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Suggested Supplements
for Musculo-skeletal Health
Supplement
Suggested dosage
Comments/Uses
Vitamin C with bioflavinoids 3,000-6,000 mg daily in divided doses
  • essential in healing tissue damage; formation of collagen; adrenal function
  • reduces inflammation
  • antioxidant-eliminates toxins, attacks free radicals
  • good for bruising, immune support
bioflavinoids 10,000 mg daily for 6 months
  • this high dose for bruising only
  • quercitin good source
Vitamin E with selenium 400-800 I.U.-start with lower doses and add gradually
  • antioxidant- prevents cell damage, retards aging
  • improves athletic performance
  • reduces muscle cramps and spasms
Bromelain as directed on label
  • anti-inflammatory
  • digestive aid
Garlic as directed on label
  • anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiviral
  • enhances immune function
  • improves circulation
  • good for arthritis, colds, sinusitis, yeast infections
Echinacea as directed on label
(at first sign of cold, take every hour until better)
  • anti-inflammatory, antiviral
  • good for the immune system and lymphatic
  • take regularly for 6 weeks with one week off to reduce possibility of resistance to herb
Calcium and magnesium
with boron
calcium-1,500-2,000 mg daily.  Magnesium-750-1,000 mg daily
Boron- 3 mg daily for proper calcium uptake
  • needed for repair of connective tissue, muscular contraction, and prevention of muscle cramps
  • necessary for bone growth and repair
  • consuming excess protein, fat and phosphorus (soft drinks) result in need for more 
Vitamin B complex 100 mg daily
  • anti-stress: anti-depressant
  • proper nervous system functioning: brain function
CoQ10 as directed on label
  • energy production
  • stimulates immune system, aids in circulation, increases tissue oxygenation, anti-aging effects
Bilberry as directed on label
  • controls insulin levels
  • strengthens connective tissue
  • may help in protecting eyesight
Ginger root as directed on label
  • reduces muscle spasm
  • stimulates circulation
  • antioxidant and antimicrobial
  • stimulates digestion
Kava Kava as directed on label
  • helpful for anxiety, depression, insomnia and stress
  • mental and physical relaxant
Pau d'arco as directed on label
  • antibacterial
  • cleanses the blood
  • good for candidia, infections, allergies
 
 
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