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Golfer4588 wrote: Hi,I have quite a few supplements that I have purchased from Now foods.

There are quite a few and I’m not sure I should be consuming quite so many supplements per day.

This list doesn’t include probiotics which I also take.

Any advice would be very much appreciated

Many thanks


Milk Thistle
Swedish Bitters Alcohol free
Tea Tree
Oregano oil
Garlic tablets
Siberian Ginseng
St Johns Wort
Grapefruit seed extract
Cranberry Extract
Psyllium and Apple Pectin
Vitamin C
Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin D3
Vitamin E
Digestive Grape Bitters
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA)
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC)
Olive Leaf Extract
Licorice root extract
Liquid myrrh
Pau D’Arco’s

It does seem like a lot and you probably won’t need a lot of them when you get your nutrition nailed. None of them seem harmful, but here’s a few tips.

— You only need one source of vitamin D. D3 is the most readily used by the body.

— NAC is a precursor to glutathione, and is a cheaper way to get it. Glutathione is more ideal though, since cysteine has some issues. It’s not necessary to take both, but might not hurt.

— Swedish and grape bitters do the same things, but you can switch between them if you want.

— You can get a lot of zinc from oysters once a week and calcium from a decent amount of daily kefir. Supplements won’t hurt, but remember zinc needs to be balanced with copper. 100g of beef liver has a week’s worth of copper and more than half a week’s worth of vitamin A and B12.

If you’re anywhere near as enthusiastic about the nutrition in your food as you are about supplements, you should make good progress. Since you’re not eating processed foods, you’ll need to think of sea salt as a kind of supplement too. If you pee a lot or feel dehydrated, you may not be using enough.