Month Comments
December 2001 Reduced Lecithin from 1030 to 800mg/day. Added note on Kava. Updated notes on Green Barley; split notes on Niacin and Niacinamide; combined EFA and Udo's Ultimate Oil entries; added Deficiency symptoms notes. Started St. John's Wort and Kava (as a replacement for Paxil). Started using GNC Ultra Mega Gold split-dose time-release multivit. Created supplement summary page.
November 2001 Stopped Apple Cider Vinegar because hadn't notice any benefit after 6 months of use. Replaced Sundown Milk Thistle Complex with Quest Milk Thistle Formula. Revised introduction. Updated Calcium, Chromium, Garlic, Ginkgo Biloba, and Ginseng supplement notes. Added notes on Echinacea, St. John's Wort (which I'm considering as a replacement for Paxil), and SAMe (S-Adenosylmethionine). Chromium reduced from 500 to 225mcg/day when I learned of possible toxicity concerns. Plan to drop use of Chromium-Vanadium when run out because of evidence that Vanadium may reduce effectiveness of Chromium. Investigating use of a split-dose multivit when current multivit runs out
October 2001 Paxil stopped; Natural Factors Ultra Multi Plus multivit started
September 2001 Inhibace increased from 5 to 10mg/day (I'd only been taking 5mg/day during Jul & Aug); Fenugreek reduced from 1100 to 100mg/day; EFA capsules stopped but increased Flora Ultimate Oil Blend from 1 to 2 tbsp/day; Webber Chromium-Vanadium added (200mcg Chromium + 50mcg Vandium per day with existing 500mcg/day of Chromium GTF); B12 reduced from 550 to 50mcg; Vitamin C increased from 1000 to 2000mg/day (I'd only been taking 1000mg/day during Jul & Aug); Biotin increased from 2.95 to 4.05mg/day; CoQ10 reduced from 120 to 60mg/day; Paxil reduced from 20 to 10mg/day; Whey protein increased from 20 to 40mg/day; Glutathione added 100mg/day
July- August 2001 Milk Thistle replaced with Milk Thistle Complex; EyeFactors replaced with SuperVision; Panex Ginseng stopped until July 28; Flora Flax Oil replaced with Flora Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil Blend (for a balanced Omega 3, 6, 9 EFA source); Diabetex (Gymnema Sylvestre, Bitter Melon, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Fenugreek, and Ginkgo Biloba) added; Fenugreek restarted (1100mg/day)
June 2001 GlucoBalance dropped; added 100mg Alpha Lipoic Acid; dropped Chromium & Vandium; added 500mg Chromium GTF; reduced Ginkgo Biloba from 180 to 120mg/day; increased B12 from 50 to 550mcg/day; increased Niacinamide from 450 to 550mg/day and Niacin from 50 to 150mg/day; added 500mg Panex Ginseng; increased Biotin from 1.75 to 2.95mg/day
May 2001 Inhibace reduced from 10mg to 5mg (I was taking two 5mg tablets by mistake, my previous tablets were 2.5mg, my new ones are 5mg; my blood pressure is fine); Paxil moved to evening because of drowiness during day; Biotin increased from 1150mg to 1750mg/day; Glucobalance, plan to drop when run out this month but will need to add Alpha Lipoic Acid (300mg/day) and increase Ginkgo Biloba by 60mg/day; Chromium & Vandium, plan to drop when run out this month and replace with additional Chromium GTF (200mcg); Selenium increased from 175 to 225mg/day; Aloe Vera dropped (didn't notice any benefit and I didn't like the taste)
April 2001 EyeFactors (Eyebright, Bilberry, Lutein) added; Bilberry increased from 80mg to 180mg/day (100mg from EyeFactors); Folic Acid increased from 0.2mg to 0.6mg/day; Biotin increased from 1.15mg to 2.3mg/day; Chromium GTF increased from 0.225mg to 0.625mg/day; Grape Seed increased from 100mg to 200mg/day; Milk Thistle added, 500mg/day; Selenium increased from 125mcg to 175mcg/day; Panex Ginseng stopped. Also added food sources of vitamins.
March 2001 Inhibace increased from 5mg to 10mg/day; Glucosol added, 48mg/day; Grape Seed reduced from 200mg to 100mg/day; B12 reduced from 550mcg to 50mcg/day; Billberry reduced from 240mg to 80mg/day; Fenugreek reduced from 1600mg to 100mg/day (from GlucoBalance); Ginseng stopped from Mar 8 to Mar 22
February 2001 GlucoBalance (Gymnema Sylvestre, Bitter Melon, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Fenugreek, and Ginkgo Biloba) added; Lecithin increased from 6mg to 1036mg/day; Chromium GTF & Vandium added; Chromium Picolinate dropped; Niacinamide increased from 50mg to 450mg/day; B12 increased from 50mcg to 550mcg/day; Bilberry increased from 160mg to 240mg/day; Biotin increased from 0.55mg to 1.15mg/day; Calcium increased from 175mg to 875mg/day
January 2001 Started supplements