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Supplemental Protocols for Common Clinical Situations - Part 2

To "Get the Ball Rolling" & Start Patients Down the Road to Better Health


12/01/2018 - Product Newsletter #320

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SUPPLEMENTAL PROTOCOLS FOR COMMON CLINICAL SITUATIONS - PART II

This month my series on basic supplemental protocols for common clinical situations continues. 

Please note, as before, that all supplements are listed in order of priority.

____________Inflammation______________

CurcuSelect - 2 capsules 3 times per day with meals for a total of 1500 mg.  2000 mg per day is the highest recommended dose.

InflammaSelect - 2 capsules twice per day on an empty stomach.

EPA/DHA HP Select - 2 capsules with breakfast and 2 capsules with lunch (Evening doses of fish oil may cause insomnia).

DHA 710 Select - 1 capsule with breakfast and 1 capsule with lunch

Vitamin D - 1000 - 5000 IU per day with food

SarcoSelect - 1-2 scoops as a protein shake

Magnesium Select and K Alkaline supplementation based on 1st morning urine pH

____________Insulin Resistance__________

NutraGlucoSelect - 2 capsules with each meal for a total of 6 per day

Glycemic Select - 2 capsules with each meal for a total of 6 per day

Berberine Select - 1 capsule with each meal for a total of 3 per day.  Some patients cannot tolerate this dose and will experience GI distress so have them take 2 per day

B Complex Select - 1 capsule with breakfast

HPA Select - 2 capsules in the AM with or without food

Vitamin D - 1000 to 5000 IU per day

Zinc Select - Supplementation based on Zinc Eval Select taste test results

____________Iron deficiency____________

Ferrochel Select - 1-6 capsules per day.  Instruct to slowly increase the dose by 1 capsule every three days and if side effects such as headaches or constipation are experienced, reduce the dose by 1 capsule and maintain that dose.  The most common effective and tolerable dose is 1-2 capsules per meal

Buffered C Select - Instruct the patient to take 1 capsule with every dose of Ferrochel Select to enhance iron absorption

Betaine HCl and enzyme-based products such as Pancreatin Select and Digest Select may be necessary to enhance digestion and absorption.  1-2 capsules with each meal should be sufficient

____________Macrocytic anemia_________

B12 Methylfolate Select - Dissolve 1 tablet under the tongue with breakfast

B Complex Select - 1 capsule with breakfast

____________Prostate support___________

Prostate Select - 1 capsule with breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Optimize zinc levels with Zinc Select based on the results of the zinc taste test using Zinc Eval Select

____________Thyroid support___________

Thyroid Select - 2 capsules with breakfast

HPA Select - 2 capsules in the morning with or without food.  An additional 2 capsules can be taken with lunch

Optimize zinc levels with Zinc Select based on the zinc taste test using Zinc Eval Select

Iosol - 1 drop with breakfast for one week.  Then 2 drops with breakfast for one week.  Then maintain at 3 drops with breakfast for 2-3 months, then discontinue.  Iodine may inhibit thyroid function so only use this supplement if a true iodine deficiency has been established.  **Avoid in cases of thyroiditis or the presence of thyroid nodules**

Selenium 200 - 1 capsule with breakfast.  **Selenium supplementation can cause hypothyroidism if true iodine deficiency exists**

Leucine Powder - Add 1 scoop to all protein shakes

____________Iodine deficiency___________

Iosol - 1 drop with breakfast for one week.  Then 2 drops per day for one week.  Then maintain 3 drops per day for 2-3 months, then discontinue

____________Metabolic Acidosis_________

Test 1st morning urinary pH with Hydrion pH Paper for 5 days in a row.  Discard the high and low values and average the middle three.  If the pH if below 6.4, take 1 capsule of K Alkaline and 1 capsule of Magnesium Select before bedtime and recheck the first morning urinary pH the following day.  If the first morning urinary pH is still below 6.4, increase the dosage of K Alkaline and Magnesium Select by one capsule before bedtime.  Continue to increase by 1 capsule of each before bedtime until the first morning urinary pH is at least 6.4.  Maintain that dose for four weeks and then retest the first morning urinary pH for 5 days.

K Alkaline + Mg can be used in lieu of the above two supplements for less difficult cases

____Sarcopenia (Loss of muscle mass)___

SarcoSelect - 1-2 scoops per day as a protein shake.  On workout days instruct the patient to consume after exercise

Leucine Powder - 1 scoop added to protein shake

CurcuSelect - 2 capsules after exercise

EPA/DHA HP Select - 1 capsule twice per day with meals

AminoSelect - 4 capsules twice per day on an empty stomach

Select Greens - 1 scoop added to protein shake

Zinc taste test instructions

Put 1 teaspoon of Zinc Eval Select into the patient's mouth.  The liquid should be held there for 30 seconds and then spit out.  Do not swallow the liquid as it can cause nausea.  Ask the patient about the taste:

1.     No specific taste, sweet or "water-like" taste while holding solution in the mouth indicates a very low zinc level.  Under these circumstances have the patient take 1 capsule of Zinc Select with breakfast, lunch and dinner for a total of 3 capsules per day for 30 days and then retest.

2.     A slight or bitter metallic taste indicates a moderately low zinc level.  Under these circumstances take 1 capsule of Zinc Select with breakfast and dinner for a total of 2 capsules per day for 30 days and then retest.

3.     An immediate bitter, unpleasant or metallic taste indicates adequate zinc levels, so zinc supplementation is not required.

If nausea is experienced with Zinc Select, take the supplement with whole food meals.

Zinc supplementation must be taken 4-6 hours away from thyroid medication, so the breakfast dose should switch to lunch if thyroid medication is taken in the morning.

Zinc supplementation must be taken away from iron.  Therefore, do not take Ferrochel Select with Zinc Select.

Protein intake guidelines

0.8 g/kg body weight - This is the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for protein.  It is the absolute minimum requirement to maintain general health.

0.8 - 1.2 g/kg body weight - This higher range is mostly used by young or middle-aged health-conscious people or people who are new to exercise and are trying to build muscle.

1.2 - 1.5 g/kg body weight - This is the recommended range for building muscle and reaching athletic goals.  This range is also recommended for all elderly individuals.

1.5 - 2.0 g/kg body weight - This amount should be considered for elderly patients experiencing weight loss due to chronic illness.

As always, please contact us if you have questions!  800-851-5444 option 4.

 

 

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