Fatigue Nutrients and herbs

Fatigue Nutrients

This table shows the Fatigue Nutrients:

SUPPLEMENT

SUGGESTED DOSAGE

COMMENTS

Chromium polynicotinate 200-300 mg daily. Aids in controlling hypoglycemia.
Coenzyme Q10 75 mg daily. Enhances the effectiveness of the immune system and protects the heart.
plus
Coenzyme A
from Coenzyme-A
Technologies
As directed on label. Works with coenzyme Q10 and aids in the removal of toxic substances from the body.
Kyolic-EPA
from Wakunaga
As directed on label. Supplies essential fatty acids. Fatigue Nutrients.
L-carnitine 1,000 mg daily, on an empty stomach. Take with 50 mg vitamin B6 and 100 mg vitamin C for better absorption. Transports fatty acids into the mitochondria, where it is used to make ATP, thus increasing energy levels.
Lecithin granules
or capsules
1 tbsp 3 times daily,
with meals.
1,200 mg 3 times daily,
with meals.
Promotes energy and enhances immunity.

Malic acid

and

magnesium

As directed on label.

500-1,000 mg daily.

Involved in energy production in many cells of the body, including muscle cells. Needed for sugar metabolism. Deficiency has been linked to CFS. Fatigue Nutrients.
Often deficient in people with CFS, magnesium is needed for ATP synthesis.
Manganese 5 mg daily. Influences the metabolic rate by its involvement in endocrine function.
Nicotinarnide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) 10-20 mg with water first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. Studies have shown that it increases energy levels and aids in preventing depression. May take 2-3 weeks to work.
Proteolytic enzymes or Inf-zyme Forte from American Biologics As directed on label, 6 times daily, on an empty stomach. Take with meals, between meals, and at bedtime. Reduces inflammation and improves absorption of nutrients, especially protein, which is needed for tissue repair. Fatigue Nutrients.

Vitamin A with mixed carotenoids

and vitamin E

25,000 IU daily for 1 month, then slowly reduce to 10,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily.
200 IU daily for 1 month, then slowly reduce to 100 IU daily.
Powerful free radical scavengers that protect the cells and enhance immune function to fight viruses. Use emulsion forms for easier assimilation and greater safety at high doses. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form of vitamin E.
Vitamin C with bioflavonoids 5,000-10,000 mg daily. Has a powerful antiviral effect and increases the energy level. Use a buffered form.
Dimethylglycine (DMG) (Aangamik DMG from FoodScience of Vermont) 50 mg 3 times daily. Enhances oxygen utilization and destroys free radicals.
Free form amino acid (Amino Balance from Anabol Naturals) As directed on label. For tissue and organ repair. Use a formula containing all the essential amino acids. Fatigue Nutrients.
Kyo-Green from Wakunaga As directed on label. To improve digestion and cleanse the bloodstream.
Liquid Kyolic with B1 and B12 from Wakunaga As directed on label Provides energy and builds red blood cells.

Vitamin B complex injections

plus extra

2 cc twice weekly or as prescribed by physician. B vitamins are essential for increased energy levels and normal brain function. Injections (under a doctor’s supervision) are best. All injectables can be combined in a single syringe.
vitamin B6
(pyridoxine)
and
1/2 cc twice weekly or as prescribed by physician. Aids in absorption of vitamin B12
vitamin B6
(pyridoxine)
and
1/2 cc twice weekly or as prescribed by physician. Aids in absorption of vitamin B12
vitamin 12,
plus
liver extract injections
or
1 cc twice weekly or as prescribed by physician.
2 cc twice weekly or as prescribed by physician.
A natural energy booster needed to prevent anemia. A good source of B vitamins plus other valuable nutrients.
vitamin B complex
plus
100 mg of each major B vitamin 3 times daily (amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary). If injections are not available, a sublingual form is recommended for best results.
pantothenic acid 100 mg 3 times daily. Needed for proper adrenal function.
Needed for proper adrenal function. 5 grams, 3 times daily. Ribose is a sugar needed by the mitochondria to produce energy for the cells. In one study, 66% of patients found that they had more energy.

Gamma-amino-butyric acid (GABA)

As directed on label, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg vitamin C for better absorption. To maintain proper control of brain activity and to control anxiety.
Multivitamin and
mineral complex
with
calcium
and
potassium
and
selenium
and
zinc
1,500 mg daily99 mg daily

200 mcg daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 40 mcg daily.
50 mg daily

All nutrients are necessary in balance. Use a high-potency, hypoallergenic product.
Raw thymus
glandular
and
spleen glandular
plus
raw glandular
complex
As directed on label.

 

To boost the immune system.
Shiitake extract Or reishi extract or maitake extract As directed on label. Help to combat fatigue, boost immunity, and fight viral infection.
Acidophilus (Kyo-Dophilus from Wakunaga) As directed on label. To replace necessary “friendly” bacteria. Also fights candida infection. Fatigue Nutrients. Chronic fatigue and candidiasis often occur together. Use a nondairy formula.
Melatonin As directed on label, taken 2 hours or less before bedtime. A natural sleep-regulating hormone that is helpful for promoting sound, restful sleep.

Fatigue Herbs

❑ Astragalus and echinacea enhance immune function and are good for cold and flu symptoms.
Cautions: Do not use astragalus in the presence of a fever. Do not take echinacea for longer than three months. It should not be used by people who are allergic to ragweed.

❑ Fresh black walnut hulls, garlic, gentian root, fresh ginger root, neem leaves, quassia bark, and fresh wormwood all help to rid the body of parasites, a common problem for people with CFS.
Caution: Do not use wormwood in high doses or for extended periods because it contains the chemical compound thujone that can be poisonous. Do not use wormwood if you suffer from any type of seizure disorder or are pregnant.

❑ Teas brewed from burdock root, dandelion, and red clover promote healing by cleansing the blood and lymphatic system, as well as enhancing immune function.
Combine or alternate these herbal teas, and drink 4 to 6 cups daily.

❑ China Gold from Aerobic Life Industries is an herbal formula containing thirty-six different herbal extracts, in-cluding ten varieties of ginseng. It helps to enhance adre-nal function and overcome fatigue.

❑ Use goldenseal to control infection. At the first signs of a sore throat, take a few drops of alcohol-free goldenseal extract, hold it in your mouth for a moment, then swallow.
Caution: Do not take goldenseal internally on a daily basis for more than one week at a time. Do not use it during pregnancy or if you are breast-feeding, and use with caution if you are allergic to ragweed. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use it only under a doctor’s supervision.

❑ Ginkgo biloba improves circulation and brain function.

Caution: Do not take ginkgo biloba if you have a bleeding disorder, or are scheduled for surgery or a dental procedure.

❑ Kava kava, skullcap, and valerian root all improve sleep.

Caution: Kava kava can cause drowsiness. It is not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers, and it should not be taken together with other substances that act on the central nervous system, such as alcohol, barbiturates, antidepressants, and antipsychotic drugs.


❑ Licorice root supports the endocrine system and increases cortisol levels by blocking the action of an enzyme that breaks it down. Adrenal exhaustion leads to low production of cortisol, and licorice may prove to be beneficial for CFS sufferers.
Caution: Licorice root should not be used during pregnancy or nursing. It should not be used by persons with diabetes, glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, or a history of stroke.

❑ Milk thistle protects the liver.

❑ Olive leaf extract has antibiotic and antiviral properties, and helps fight infections.

❑ Pau d’arco, taken in capsule or tea form, is good for treating candida infection.

❑ St. John’s wort has antiviral properties and is a good antidepressant. Caution: St. John’s wort may cause increased sensitivity to sunlight. It may also produce anxiety, gastrointestinal symptoms, and headaches. It can interact with some drugs including antidepressants, birth control pills, and anticoagulants.