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Ronnie51 07-02-2014 09:44 AM

What supplements have you tried that did or didn't work?
What worked:

The only supplement I've taken that showed real results was Strontium, which increased my bone density up to 7% after two years. I have another bone density test this coming November and I'm very curious to see what my bone density is now that I've been taking Strontium for 4 years.

What didn't work:

- Biotin for my thinning hair. But I'm still taking it anyway. :dunno:
- Green Coffee Extract for post meal BG highs. Waste of money; I'm now on Metformin.
- Cinnamon supplements for post meal BG highs. See Green Coffee Extract comment.
- Estroven for hot flashes. Nothing seems to help those, 7 years and counting.

What supplements have worked for you? Or not?

Heidinem 07-03-2014 03:42 AM

Magnesium in powdered and liquid form helped with sleep and energy. Resistant starch may have helped to lower blood sugar, although I am not sure about this.

Dottie 07-03-2014 05:38 AM

5HTP for mood.
Garcinia Cambogia for appetite works ok.

grneyedldy 07-04-2014 08:17 AM

Mine would be a combination working in unison:

Magnesium (ionic and oil), D3/K2. My vit D3 levels are finally going up into a healthy range. My energy is soaring. I think being ketosis adapted plays a role too.

I'm also taking an omega3 supplement (from Trader Joes) and potassium. Not sure if they are making a difference.

kay9 07-06-2014 10:28 AM

Most noticeable -
Ecodrink takes care of my cramps.
Natural Vitality Calm (Magnesium Citrate) keeps me regular.

Patience 07-06-2014 11:11 AM

sodium for leg cramps

5-htp for anxiety . . . I rarely take it anymore but I still keep in on hand.

miss_a 07-18-2014 01:01 PM

Melatonin to help sleep.

And I second what others have said about Natural Calm/magnesium citrate.

E.W. 08-18-2014 06:39 AM

Boron. In my reading I ran across a couple of articles about boron being involved in bone health and arthritis. And in men it may raise there testosterone just a little bit and lower there estrogen some. Well I started taking some about 3 weeks ago and a chronic case of tendinitis I have had has cleared up. I tend to get tendinitis verry easily just doing 1 or 2 sets of barbell curls will give me a mild reaction that takes 2 to 3 weeks to clear up. But almost 2 weeks a go I started back exercising and no longer seem prone to tendonitis.

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