Supplements for natural weight loss
If you take supplements, we recommend that you go organic if possible and check with your physician in advance. Take only what works for you. The only way to find that out is to experiment. Listed below are what I, Dennis [the co-webmaster of this website], use in order to give you some ideas that might be worth trying—or not.
These health and fitness products are listed in no particular order within the three categories. They seem to work well for me, and, perhaps, they will work well for you. I use the dosages recommended by the manufacturers.
Please note that vitamin and mineral supplementation does not replace eating well. If you haven't read about eating for health and fitness, please do so when you finish reading this page; an appropriate link awaits you further down this page.
If you are also a post-60 master strength trainee, what I take may also be appropriate for you. Even if you are not, much of what I take may still be appropriate for you.
In relation to nutritional products, be aware that nothing any responsible authority recommends is likely to work instantly. Don't expect super fast results.
For health and fitness vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, I use Nutrilite's DoubleX daily. That's 3 tablets 2X [twice daily].
I take two tablets of Nutrilite's Concentrated Fruits and Vegetables daily. They provide phytonutrients from 10+ servings of fruits and vegetables.
I take 6 or 9 99 mg potassium tables daily with meals.
I take about 2 grams of high-quality fish oil before bed. I use either Nordic Naturals cod liver oil or Nutrilite's (Ocean Essentials) Heart Health softgel fish oil tablets.
I take 4500 mg l-leucine.
Also at bedtime, I take 400 mg of magnesium citrate.
I take 100 mg of ultra coenzyme Q10 (ubigtuinone) daily.
I take 500 to 600 mg of PS (Phosphatidyl Serine) daily.
I take 2000 mg glucosamine sulfate daily.
That's it for my basic ones. II. I also take the following but consider them less important.
I take 300 mg milk thistle extract twice daily.
I take 600 mg calcium citrate tablets daily as well as 1 prolonged release 500 mg vitamin C table, and 2000 to 4000 I.U. of Vitamin D3.
I also take 3000 mcg biotin, 200 mcg chromium, and 1000 mg cinnamon extract.
Also, with my physician's approval, I take 81 mg aspirin daily.
Six days weekly I take one 725 mg capsule of decaffeinated green tea extract, 600 mg of alpha lipoic acid, and one garlic tablet that has 6000 mcg of allicin.
On days when I do strength training, if I can afford the extra carbs, I use Accelerade during training and MuscleLink's Recover X (sometimes with a scoop of their CreaSol) for my initial post-strength-training shake.
Additional health and fitness supplements
Although I don't usually take them, III. here are some additional things that you may want to consider.
For immune system support, you might try Nutrilite's Triple Guard Daily Mushrooms or Host Defense (from New Chapter).
As health and fitness supplements, amino acids can be sometimes beneficial for certain conditions; for details, see the Ross and Larson books:
Herbal remedies seem to work well for some people. (Dosage should not be exceeded.)
Homeopathic remedies also seem to work well for some people. (If homeopathic remedies don't work, they are harmless to your body.)
Anna, my best friend and co-webmaster of this website is a advocate of natural medicine and in particular constitutional homeopathy.
Whatever health and fitness supplement you decide to take, remember to use them in conjunction with our guidelines about eating well.
Web pages to help you further
Health and fitness supplements should not replace obtaining nutrients from the best foods. Use the following link for more information about our dietary recommendations:
Recommended books for optimum health and fitness
The books are available at some good bookstores, especially Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, usually in Kindle and paperback form, sometimes as hardbacks. If you found this page informative, these books are excellent further reading.
On most pages of our website, we aim to recommend the very best books available according to the topic of each page. We endeavor to make the best suggestions based on experience and our many years of work and research in the fields of health and fitness. We suggest only books that we have read and can wholly commend.