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Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs for Chronic Fatigue

© Susan M. Lark MD

Herbal Tinctures Maximum Daily Dose
Ginkgo biloba 2 droppersful
Ginger root 2 droppersful
Burdock root 2 droppersful
Dandelion root 2 droppersful
Licorice root 1/2 dropperful

Dosage: Take one-quarter to full amount of the above nutrients on a daily basis. Begin this formula with the lowest dose of each nutrient and increase the dose slowly and gradually to the recommended maximum depending on how you are feeling.


Optimal Nutritional Supplementation for PMS and Hypothyroidism

Vitamins and Minerals Maximum Daily Dose
Beta carotene (provitamin A) 15,000 I.U.
Vitamin B complex
B1 (thiamine) 50 mg
B2 (riboflavin) 50 mg
B3 (niacinamide) 50 mg
B5 (pantothenic acid) 50 mg
B6 (pyridoxine HCl) 300 mcg
B12 (cyanocobalamin) 50 mcg
Folic acid 200 mcg
Biotin 30 mcg
Choline bitartrate 500 mg
Inositol 500 mg
PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) 50 mg
Vitamin C 1000 mg
Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) 100 I.U.
Vitamin E 600 I.U.
Calcium (amino acid chelate) 150 mg
Magnesium 300 mg
Iodine 150-300 mcg
Iron (amino acid chelate) 15 mg
Copper 0.5 mg
Zinc 25 mg
Manganese 10 mg
Potassium 100 mg
Selenium 25 mcg
Chromium 100 mcg

Dosage: Take one-quarter to full amount of the above nutrients on a daily basis. Begin this formula with the lowest dose of each nutrient and increase the dose slowly and gradually to the recommended maximum, depending on how you are feeling.

Amino Acids for hypothyroidism
(as capsules)
Maximum Daily Dose
Phenylalanine 500 mg-2000 mg
Tyrosine 500 mg-1500 mg
Herbs (as capsules) Maximum Daily Dose
Burdock 210 mg
Sarsaparilla 210 mg
Ginger 70 mg

Dosage: Take one to two capsules per day.


Optimal Nutritional Supplementation for Fatigue Related to Menopause

Vitamins and Mineral Maximum Daily Dose
Beta carotene 5000 I.U.
Vitamin A 5000 I.U.
Vitamin D 400 I.U.
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl acetate) 800-2000 I.U.
Vitamin C 1000-2000 mg
Bioflavonoids 800-2000 mg
Rutin 200 mg
Vitamin B1 50 mg
Vitamin B2 50 mg
Niacin (as niacinamide) 50 mg
Vitamin B6 30 mg
Vitamin B12 50 mcg
Folic acid 400 mcg
Biotin 200 mcg
Pantothenic acid 50 mg
Choline 50 mg
Inositol 50 mg
PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) 50 mg
Calcium (calcium citrate) 1200 mg
Magnesium 320 mg
Iodine 150 mcg
Iron (ferrous fumarate) 27 mg
Copper 2 mg
Zinc 15 mg
Manganese 10 mg
Potassium (potassium aspartate) 100 mg
Selenium 25 mcg
Chromium 100 mcg
Bromelain 100 mg
Papain 65 mg
Boron 3 mg

Dosage: Women with mild to moderate menopause symptoms can use the formula at half strength. Women with severe symptoms should use the full strength.

Herbs (as capsules) Maximum Daily Dose
Fennel 100-250 mg
Anise 100-250 mg
Blessed thistle 100-250 mg
False unicorn root 100-250 mg
Blue cohosh 100-250 mg

Dosage: Take one to two capsules per day.


Optimal Nutritional Supplementation for Anemia

Vitamins and Minerals Maximum Daily Dose
Iron 27 mg
Vitamin C 250 mg
Vitamin E (natural d-alpha) 30 I.U.
Vitamin B1(thiamine) 7.5 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 7.5 mg
Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) 10 mg
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) 50 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 30 mg
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) 250 mcg
Folic acid 400 mcg
Biotin 100 mcg
Choline bitartrate 5 mg
Inositol 5 mg
PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) 5 mg
Zinc 1.5 mg
Copper 250 mcg
Betaine HCL 10 mg
Herbs Maximum Daily Dose
Chlorophyll 2 droppersful
Yellow dock 2 droppersful
Pau d'arco 2 droppersful
Licorice root 1/2 dropperful
Red clover 1 dropperful

Dosage: Take one-quarter to full amount of the above nutrients on a daily basis. Begin this formula with the lowest dose of each nutrient and increase the dose slowly and gradually to the recommended maximum, depending on how you are feeling.
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Dr. Susan M. Lark is one of the foremost authorities on women's health issues and is the author of nine books. She has served on the faculty of Stanford University Medical School...more
 
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