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Offline tommy246

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Advice on supplements
« on: October 25, 2009, 12:00:12 PM »
After taking vitamin supplements then dropping them for two months i have decided to take them again on a permanent basis.
I will take 2 x omega 3 , 1 x multivit with minerals, and from what i have read the most important of all for people with hiv vitamin d and calcium supplements.
Is there anything else you think is important not on my list? and also whats the reccomended daily dose of calcium and vitamin d,thanks.
jan 06 neg
dec 08 pos cd4 505 ,16%, 1,500vl
april 09 cd4 635 ,16%,60,000
july 09 ,cd4 545,17%,80,000
aug 09,hosptal 18days pneumonia cd190,225,000,15%
1 week later cd4 415 20%
nov 09 cd4 591 ,vl 59,000,14%,started atripla
dec 09  cd4 787, vl 266, 16%
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Re: Advice on supplements
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2009, 04:36:53 PM »
After taking vitamin supplements then dropping them for two months i have decided to take them again on a permanent basis.
I will take 2 x omega 3 , 1 x multivit with minerals, and from what i have read the most important of all for people with hiv vitamin d and calcium supplements.
Is there anything else you think is important not on my list? and also whats the reccomended daily dose of calcium and vitamin d,thanks.

There isn't really a general consensus among doctors on which supplements to take, except on a good multi-vitamin.

One thing that has gained a lot of acceptance is selenium. Make sure your multi-vitamin contains it. The best dose is 200 micrograms, and the form should be l-selenomethionine which is the most bioavailable.

For vitamin D, see if you can get your blood level checked. That will help you determine how much to take.

There are a whole bunch of other supplements that people take, including myself, but they aren't as popular, and the studies have been smaller. Here is something of interest (though now dated).

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0ISW/is_2002_April/ai_84211153/?tag=content;col1

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Re: Advice on supplements
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 03:03:40 PM »
Thanks for that madbrain i bought the best one in the shop today (multi vit with minerals) i will post the name next time see what you think of them but they cover everything i think.
I also bought some natural mushroom based pills said to boost your immune system shitake etc do you know about these products again i will post the name next time as i left them at work.
jan 06 neg
dec 08 pos cd4 505 ,16%, 1,500vl
april 09 cd4 635 ,16%,60,000
july 09 ,cd4 545,17%,80,000
aug 09,hosptal 18days pneumonia cd190,225,000,15%
1 week later cd4 415 20%
nov 09 cd4 591 ,vl 59,000,14%,started atripla
dec 09  cd4 787, vl 266, 16%
march 2010  cd4 720 vl non detectable -20  20%
june 2010  cd4  680, 21%, ND

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Re: Advice on supplements
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 06:10:45 PM »
Thanks for that madbrain i bought the best one in the shop today (multi vit with minerals) i will post the name next time see what you think of them but they cover everything i think.
I also bought some natural mushroom based pills said to boost your immune system shitake etc do you know about these products again i will post the name next time as i left them at work.

I was unable to find convincing studies on the mushrooms, so I don't take them.
I tried some expensive AHCC before and it definitely didn't help. No more for me.

Offline GNYC09

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Re: Advice on supplements
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 11:05:54 PM »
I was unable to find convincing studies on the mushrooms, so I don't take them.
I tried some expensive AHCC before and it definitely didn't help. No more for me.
There is information on shitake mushrooms here from Cancer.org, which allegedly are used to build up the immune system of cancer pages.  Note that this webpage lists some studies but does not actually take a position pro- or against.

A warning: I've personally used a mushroom capsule called "Host Defense" twice and had to stop each time after 3 days because I found they made me very light-headed (all day).  These mushrooms are said to also lower your blood pressure, which isn't good for somebody like me that already has low blood pressure.

Offline tommy246

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Re: Advice on supplements
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2009, 02:53:15 PM »
The brand i have bought is solaray dietary supplement SPECTRO multi vit and min 120 vegetarian capsules 38 euros here in spain and  60 beta 1,3 glucans by solgar vitamin and herb u.k.What do you think ?
jan 06 neg
dec 08 pos cd4 505 ,16%, 1,500vl
april 09 cd4 635 ,16%,60,000
july 09 ,cd4 545,17%,80,000
aug 09,hosptal 18days pneumonia cd190,225,000,15%
1 week later cd4 415 20%
nov 09 cd4 591 ,vl 59,000,14%,started atripla
dec 09  cd4 787, vl 266, 16%
march 2010  cd4 720 vl non detectable -20  20%
june 2010  cd4  680, 21%, ND

 


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