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For those on PHD diet, what supplements do you take in practice?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 16, 2012 at 5:06 AM

For those on PHD diet, what supplements do you take in practice and why? So far I've got 2.5k Vit D (living in Boston) and am thinking of K2. The book recommends a lot of others I'm just curious what other people have decided to do and why.

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on January 17, 2012
at 07:14 PM

magnesium def helps. not sure about the rest yet, too early to tell! i also have a connective tissue disorder

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:17 PM

Does it help? I've had episodes of neuro-muscular pain in the past but none in about a year. I have allodynia in one spot sometimes.

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:53 AM

Only at much higher doses than 200mcg. Chromium helps BG control but it's most effect at doses higher than 1mg. But at that level, ur talking about kidney issues. Not recommended. As it is, lookgin at blood work around here, I see people with very low GFRs for their age, courtesy of high cretinine and BUNs. Some even seem to have started VLC/high fat/high protein with impaired kidneys.

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

about 10000 IU Vitamin D

Vitamin K

Vitamin C

Zinc

Natural Calm (Magnesium)

BCAAs (nothing to do with the Jaminets)

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on January 16, 2012
at 05:35 AM

I do 4000 iu vitamin D in the winter, although I'm planning to cut back on that once I get more direct sunlight. Also, raw Brazil nuts to taste (1-2 most days a week; none other days) for the selenium. I recently started K2 drops and it seems to be clearing up my tooth discoloration/tartar. Magnesium as I feel anxious/crave it, which is usually 3 doses a week. I also do plenty of probiotics and try for a bit of seaweed daily,, although I don't remember if those are PHD-specific recommendations. I'm considering adding zinc soon with vitamin C on my next vitamin order to see if I have subjective improvements.

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on January 16, 2012
at 02:25 PM

I eat a diet pretty close to the PHD. I take 2500 IU vit D per day in the winter and maybe 1000-1500 IU per day in the summer. I live in NYC. My levels are pretty consistently 45-50 ng/ml.

I take 45 mcg of mk-7 k2 every third day. I eat green leafy stuff a few times per week and have occasional liver and about 5-10 eggs per week. Once in a while (less than once per week) I take a drop of mk-4 K2 (100mcg drop).

I take magnesium citrate (250mg) 3-4 times per week and drink Jana water. I take calcium (500 mg) once per week too. My need for mineral seems to increase with the amount of acid I consume (generally consumed to prevent GERD).

For GERD, I drink Kombucha several times per week and sometimes take betaine HCL. I also limit FODMAPs. no meds needed (anymore).

I add a drop of 12 IU vitamin E to my food once per day.

I occasionally take 250 mg of vit C. And, occasionally take a zinc lozenge (5mg zinc).

And that's it.

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on January 16, 2012
at 08:45 PM

(i have a LOT of neuro-musc pain)

vit d
total mins iron free (half a dose)
extra chromium
r-lipoic acid
sublingual b12
mag glycinate, epsome salt baths
about to start iodine and brazil nuts
1000 mg of vit c a few x a week

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on January 17, 2012
at 07:14 PM

magnesium def helps. not sure about the rest yet, too early to tell! i also have a connective tissue disorder

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:17 PM

Does it help? I've had episodes of neuro-muscular pain in the past but none in about a year. I have allodynia in one spot sometimes.

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on January 16, 2012
at 08:22 PM

I take the full range of their standard recommendations. Why? I have numerous health issues so decided to go with their recommendations and look for improvement.

But I am wondering whether to drop the 200 mcg of chromium. I need to look into that one more as there have been suggestions about a link with kidney issues.

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:53 AM

Only at much higher doses than 200mcg. Chromium helps BG control but it's most effect at doses higher than 1mg. But at that level, ur talking about kidney issues. Not recommended. As it is, lookgin at blood work around here, I see people with very low GFRs for their age, courtesy of high cretinine and BUNs. Some even seem to have started VLC/high fat/high protein with impaired kidneys.

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on January 16, 2012
at 07:47 PM

I consume 4000IU of vitamin D daily in the winter.

200 mg of magnesium citrate after my final meal of the day where I eat the bulk of my carbs.

500 mg of vitamin C 4 times a day before and between meals. About once or twice a week I will take 50 mg of zinc with my first dose of vitamin C.

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on January 16, 2012
at 04:34 PM

I take 2000 iu of Vitamin D, Fish Oil, a multi-vitamin and a probiotic. I'm sure I'm over doing it, but I haven't been sick since I started Paleo and my vitamins. Knock on wood... :)

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on January 16, 2012
at 02:57 PM

i take 5000 IU vitamin D (winter only), 3 brazil nuts most days, and some seaweed most days. that's it! the only time i add other things is when i'm feeling under the weather. then i might take some vitamin C too.

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