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Vitamins and Minerals

Why Are Vitamins and Minerals Important? What Are Antioxidants? How Much Do I Need? Which Nutrients Are Important? What About Other Supplements? Can Nutrients Be Harmful? For More Information Why Are Vitamins and Minerals Important? Vitamins and minerals are sometimes called micronutrients. Our bodies need them, in small amounts, to support the chemical reactions our cells need to live. We get them from food or supplements because...
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Supplement recommendations

I have seen several comments regarding "anedoctal results" using B1, B2, vit E, Co-E10 and L-Carnitine for lipo. What daily amounts are recommended? At this point, I'm willing to give it a try as long as these do not have any...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is little firm data on that issue. I would recommend getting a copy of "Healing HIV" by Jon Kaiser which has several good chapters and reasonable recommendations regarding general use of those vitamins and supplements. KH... Read more »

Confusion about Experts' Supplement Recommendations

Im concerned and confused about supplements.In <Healing HIV>, Dr. Jon Kaisers nutritional supplement recommendations include a high-potency multiple vitamin/mineral; 2000 mg vitamin C; 400 iu vitamin E; 100 mg vitamin B6, 30 mg Coenzyme Q-10,...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
Welcome to the club! Everyone is pretty confused about supplements. One reason why there are not sweeping recommendations in the "Clinician's Guide" is that there is very little to support them at this time. We are all making what... Read more »

What are the best vitamins for HIV

What are the best vitamins to take for being HIV.. Are those multi-vitamins with 4 or 5 pills in a pak good or just plain old 1 a day multi vitamins. Comments please.Also have you any information about Synergy2000. I bought some from...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
One of the many difficult questions in HIV care is how supplemental nutrients (and other substances) might fit in. It is even more impossible than a question like, "What is the best medicine for HIV?" In a nutshell, there is no... Read more »

Vitamins/Supplements for HIV - What to take?

Hi NelsonI'm on a limited income so I don't have a lot of extra money to spend on vitamins and supplements (which are not covered by insurance). If I had to pick just 1-3 supplements to take that would provide the most benefit and would...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
With a limited income, I would take a multivitamin twice a day that contains (total amount per day provided by two pills):200 micrograms of seleniumat least 50 mg per day of every B vitamin15-50 mg of zinc3 mg of copperno iron1000-2000 IU of vitamin... Read more »
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Vitamins and supplements

Posted by Blixer, 6 Replies
Does anyone have recommendations for a recommended daily vitamin and supplement routine. I've done some searches but haven't found anything that is greatly helpful. I've never been one to take a daily vitamin but now I'm thinking that anything I can... Read more »

Pre-med vitamins and nutritional supplements

Posted by DC23, 5 Replies
Hello,
I'm newly positive, and I don't yet require any meds. (My viral load is low, and my T-cells are high.) I was wondering if anyone had any advice on preventative measures to take now that I'm early in my HIV infection. Does anyone recommend... Read more »

also want therapist recommendations in NYC

Posted by ShantiNurse
Also, any good individual therapist recommendations? My friend has insurance so he is quite flexible in who he can see. He really wants/needs to be sheparded through the process of adjusting to his HIV status. Thanks! Read more »

What meds would you recommend?

Posted by TrueOptimist, 1 Reply
Just curious anyone have any ideas what are the best neds out there for HIV? Read more »