Nutritional Supplements, vitamins, minerals and other voodoo that I think might just work.
Please be very careful when consulting this page, do not take any of this as gospel and please if you are in any doubt then do make sure to consult with someone in the medical profession, preferably with skills in your particular area of interest.
What I’m advocating here is a daily diet supplement regime, I’m not here referring to supplements that one might take as a one-off – for example before a run.
I went a bit crackers in the past, I recently moved house so it afforded me the opportunity to get all my pills and potions together in one place. Over the years I’d built up quite the collection and I’d taken them all in different amounts and mixtures. I’d never done it scientifically and hence I would sometimes have benefits but sometimes I would have an adverse reaction to a concoction of pills and potions. The danger mixture that caused the problem would usually be a mystery to me because of my rapid changes and I would then make sweeping changes to my intake to negate the effect.
With this as a jumping off point I would recommend this simple plan:
- Start slowly
- Increase dosages by a new pill once every week or two weeks
- Record the reaction and either adopt the pill or dump it – I dumped zinc quickly when I realised it gave me nose bleeds.
- Note that sometimes one pill may contain something that when mixed with another causes an adverse effect, it might be a cumulative dose of two ingredients or ingredients that don’t mix together, so keep an eye on that.
- Some pills are better quality than others, so check the content lists.
- Don’t follow my advice mindlessly, ask questions yourself and build up a regimen of your own.
- Remember to be very careful as this can all get a bit out of hand and you can land yourself in a world of pain.
This is what my pill cupboard and various drawers amassed when I got all my bit and bobs together:
So as you can see above it can all go a bit crazy.
Anyway here’s my first dip into the pill pond.