Houston buyers club
Jul 17, 2008
Hi Nelson, Sorry to bother you. I know you are busy trying to doing something great in the fight against hiv! Brother you are an inspirational figure and we are grateful to have you fighting among us. Nelson i read something that you have a supplement vitamin and mineral list that you take in addition to your hiv drug regime- where can i find that? and also- vitamins and minerals are very costly- i mean at gnc or vitamin shoppe i have trouble fitting the bill. Does the Houston Buyers Club do online shopping that would help me foot the bill? Sorry for the long question. In best of health :-) Nikos
Response from Mr. Vergel
Thanks for your kind words.
Yes, you can order by phone from the Houston Buyers Club, a non profit organization, by calling 800-350-2392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are only a few supplements that have some HIV-related data:
Omega 3 fatty acids (fish oils)- To lower triglycerides
Niacin (a B vitamin)- To increase good cholesterol HDL and lower bad cholesterol LDL- Good to combine with fish oils. You may experience a flush and some people say taking a baby aspirin 30 min before taking niacin helps to minimize that problem
B vitamins- Just good in general for health. I take the B-100 formula
JUVEN- an amino acid powder with some pilot data that shows increases in lean body mass in people with unintentional weight loss
Selenium- Some encouraging data in immune response in those with deficiencies
SAMe- An ACRIA study showed that this supplement improved depression and energy in HIV positives. It is also a strong antioxidant that may have liver protective properties
The folks at the Houston Buyers Club can give you more details about dosage and brands.
Let me know if you need anything else!
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