Most Important Supplements to Take

The following list is from a Mercola article: “Are These the 19 Most Important Supplements to Take?” I’ve saved it as a pdf: Top20-SupplementsToTake-AndWhy_MCL_032423.pdf.

  • Includes: 1. Story At-A-Glance; 2. Supplement List; 3. Cat’s Notes
  • See also: 1. Diet and Health Menu

Story At-A-Glance

    • “Molecular hydrogen is a selective antioxidant, meaning it doesn’t indiscriminately
      suppress free radicals but, rather, helps your body make the antioxidants it needs

      Glycine and NAC are glutathione precursors; your body uses glutathione to increase the
      effectiveness of antioxidants such as vitamin C, which is why it’s known as the “master antioxidant”
    • Magnesium is involved in the functioning of more than 300 enzymes, and many people are deficient
    • The best supplements for you depend on your age, health status, diet and health goals
    • I mention a bonus supplement at the end of the article

Supplement List

Cat’s note: I’ve changed the order of the list, to be in alphabetic order, and to put all vitamins and all minerals together:

  • Molecular hydrogen (H2)
  • Minerals:
    1. Magnesium
    2. Copper
    3. Zinc
    4. [Cat’s note: he does not discuss the importance of taking proper Zinc-to-Copper ratio of 8:1; see links to articles about this ratio, below]
  • Vitamins:
    1. Vitamin A (Retinol)
    2. Vitamin B complex
    3. Vitamin B-12; his important note: Be sure to choose the more biologically active and absorbable form: methylcobalamin, or “methyl B12.” Avoid using the most common form of B12, cyanocobalamin.
    4. Vitamin C (not ascorbic acid)
    5. Vitamin D [specifically D3]
    6. Vitamin E
    7. Vitamin K2
  • NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide)
  • Probiotics
  • Omega-3 Fats, DHA and EPA
  • L-Glycine
  • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC)
  • Quercetin
  • Collagen
  • L-Carnitine
  • Bonus: Methylene Blue (a drug)

Cat’s Notes:

Zinc:Copper Ratio:  Here’s some articles about the importance of taking proper ratio

  1. Livestrong: From article: Zinc and copper should be taken in a proper balance of “2 mg of copper …for every 15 mg of zinc [a zinc-to-copper ratio of 7.5:1] … but do not exceed the daily maximal intake limit of 45 mg of zinc per day.”
  2. Weston A Price: From article by , the recommended zinc-to-copper ratio is 8:1
  3. Dr Jockers: [has a long but interesting article about this]

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