Fasting and Dietary Supplementation

Does it Work and is it Worth it?

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Should we be concerned about dietary supplementation?  When I started restricting my food intake and particularly when I went on my first long fast of 47 days I naturally started to worry about developing vitamin deficiency diseases and other disease associated with nutrient deficiencies.

Fasting and Dietary Supplementation Fasting and Dietary SupplementationAnd so I started studying supplementation.  The books I found most helpful were Dr. Atkins’ Vita-Nutrient Solution, Protein Power by Michael and Mary Eades MD and Optimal Health Revolution by Duke Johnson, MD.

When I had digested all these resources I had quite a list of recommended supplements.  I started taking about 60 pills a day plus cod liver oil  and I took about 15 pills at once about  four times a day.  My monthly cost for this supplementation was about $175 per month and I ordered everything over the Internet.  I was also taking one hormone.  I was walking about four or five miles a day at the time.

I took the supplementation every day during my 47 day fast and for about 9 months after I ended this long fast.

I then stopped taking the supplements and took no supplements thereafter nor did I take any supplements during my recent 75 day fast.

Most of the time during these long fasts I felt great.  After the fasts I felt even greater.  But I cannot report any difference whatsoever regarding how I felt when I was taking the supplements versus when I was not.  In my opinion I could have been taking placebos.

I could change my mind of course, but right now I am leaning towards the opinion that food supplements have negligible impact on our health.  Maximum super health is available to all through fasting and some moderate exercise and cannot be found in a bottle at your local health food store IMHO.  Dietary supplementation does not work.  At least not for me.

This is kind of a rough cut and paste, but this is what I was taking:

My Vita Nutrient Solution:

Natural beta-carotene  10,000 IU (WM Anti ox formula 1 daily 60 for $5) .08

Vitamin A 12,000 IU (CL oil WallG 3 tp daily 30 for $6) .2

Vitamin B Complex 100 ( VShp 1 caps daily 300 for $40) .13

B1 100 mg

B2 100 mg

Niacin 100 mg

Pantothenic acid 100 mg

B6 100 mg

Folic acid 400 mcg (need 2000 – 4000)

Biotin 300 mcg

B12 100 mcg (need 180 – 240)*

Choline 50 mg (need 300 – 600)

Inositol 100 mg (need 240 -480)

PABA 100 mg (need 300 – 600)*

Vitamin C 2000 mg ( 4 caps daily, WM 60 for $10) .16

Vitamin D2 1000 IU (WM 100 for $6) .06

Vitamin e 800 IU (wm 50 for $7) .14

Choline and inositol  ( VShp 1 caps daily 100 for $9) .09

Choline 250 mg

Inositol 250 mg

Folic acid (WM 50 for $3, 5 tabs daily) .06

Copper 2mg ( VShp 1 caps daily 100 for $6) .06

Chelated Solamins  ( VShp 6 caps daily 30 for $25) .83

Calcium 1000

Magnesium 500

Manganese 8 mg

Zinc 10 mg

Selenium 100 mcg

Chromium (Internet 3 daily 80 for $10) .13

Potassium (WM 3 daily 80 for $8) .1

Garlic (WM 2 daily 60 for $5) .08

Oil Formula (WM 3 daily 40 for $7) .18

Transmax 500 mg (Biotivia 1 daily 60 for $45) .75

Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 mg (Internet 1 daily 120 for $9) .07

Coq10  100mgs (Wallgreens 1 daily 180 for $45) .25

L-taurine 1500 mg (Internet 3 daily 80 for $10) .12

DHEA 50 mg ( VShp 1 caps daily 100 for $13) .13

Melatonin 9mg ( 3 caps daily WM 40 for $8) .2

GABA 750 mg ( 1 caps daily amazon 100 for $13) .12

Muscadine grape seed 700mg2  caps daily vitamin life)  .25

 Quercetin 500mg, amazon, 1 cap daily Veg-Capsules, 100-Count  .11

Milk Thistle 250 mg, Swanson, 2 cap daily,  .13

Pyridoxal 5 phosphate 25 mg ( Swansons 1 caps daily 200 for $8) .04

Citrus Bioflavonoids 500 mgs (Swansons one cap daily  240 for $17) .07

n-acetyl cysteine 600 mgs ( Swansons one caps daily 200 for $13) .06

molybdenum 75 mcg (country life ONE HALF tab daily 400 for $8) .02

Vanadyl Sulfate 5 mg (country life 1 caps daily 360 for $13) .04

Octacosanol 5000 mcg (Now Foods one caps daily 200 for $18) .09

Reduced glutathione  (Herbal mania ONE HALF caps daily 200 for $14  .07

Pregnenolone  50 mg (Swansons one cap daily 120 for $9)  .07

AKG  (Swansons one cap daily 90 for $10) .11

PABA 500 mg (swansons one cap daily 250 for $8) .03    $0.60 daily or $18/month

PhosphatidylSerine Matrix 500mg, (source naturals amazon 1 cap daily 60 Softgels
$22.18  .36

Ginkgo Biloba 500mg 180 capsules amazon 1 cap daily $9  .05

Acetyl L-Carnitine 500 mg NOW Foods 500 mg 1 cap daily 100 Caps  $19.90  .20

B-12 Ultra Triple Action Swanson 1,000 mcg 180 Tabs 1 $8.99  .05     $0.68 daily or $19.80/month

Grand Total = $170/month

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