- A especially in the form of Beta Carotene. 25,000 i.u. (15 mg.) to 100,000 + i.u. per day.
- B Complex especially emphasizing B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacinamide), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxyl-5-Phosphate), B12 (Cobalimin), and Folic Acid. Choline, Inositol, and Biotin should also be included in any good B Complex formula.
- C Complex with Bioflavonoids (Rutin, Hesperidin, etc.)
- E Complex with mixed Tocopherols
All minerals, and many trace minerals, are important to the proper functioning of your body and its immune system. The following, in alphabetical order, are of special importance:
Other minerals and trace minerals of vital importance include Boron (bone and joint health), Chromium (glucose/sugar metabolism), Iron (red blood cells carrying oxygen; avoid Iron in supplemental form if there is cancer or potential for cancer), Molybdenum (immune support), Phosphorus (metabolism), Silicon (bone health), and Vanadium (metabolism).
- Calcium, optimally about 16 mg. for every gram of protein consumed daily
- Copper is usually adequate in your diet. Excess intake of Zinc can cause a copper deficiency that is similar to a Vitamin C deficiency as well as a form of anemia.
- Germanium Sesquioxide greatly increases your body's supply of available oxygen.
- Iodine is generally adequate in most diets. Sea vegetables are a great source.
- Magnesium should be taken in amounts equal to or greater than Calcium.
- Manganese needs to be replenished daily since you excrete almost as much as the average diet supplies every day.
- Potassium is provided in excellent quantities in sea vegetables.
- Selenium is deficient in the soils of the Pacific Northwest.
- Zinc is especially important for men. Too much can result in a Copper deficiency.
Minerals compete with each other for digestion and absorption. Fiber also slows down and blocks some mineral absorption. Acid assists the digestion and absorption of minerals. The best mineral supplements are chelated with (bound to) amino acids, especially citrates.
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