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How to Use Optimal Nutritional Formulas for Chronic Fatigue
Dietary habits are crucial for relief of chronic fatigue. Many women must also use nutritional supplements to get high levels of some essential nutrients. I included vitamin and mineral formulas & herbal formulas so you will have the widest range of supplements to choose.

I recommend women with chronic fatigue take all supplements cautiously. Start with 1/4 of the daily dose listed. Only go to a higher dose when you are sure you can tolerate the dose you're using.


Nutritional System for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Candida Infections, Allergies, and Depression

Vitamins and MineralsMaximum Daily Dose
Malic acid/Magnesium hydroxide1,800-6,000 mg (take in 6 small doses)
Beta carotene (provitamin A)10,000 I.U.
Vitamin B complex
B1 (thiamine)50 mg
B2 (riboflavin)75 mg
B3 (niacinamide) 200 mg
B5 (pantothenic acid)200 mg
B6 (pyridoxine)75 mg
B12 (cyanocobalamin)100 mcg
Folic acid 400 mcg
Biotin400 mcg
Choline700 mg
Inositol500 mg
PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid)50 mg
Vitamin C2000 mg
Vitamin D200 I.U.
Vitamin E400 I.U.
Calcium aspartate1200 mg
Magnesium aspartate600 mg
Potassium aspartate 200 mg
Iron18 mg
Chromium150 mcg
Manganese20 mg
Selenium50 mcg
Zinc15 mg
Copper2 mg
Iodine150 mcg

Dosage: 1/4 to full amount of above nutrients on daily basis. Begin with the lowest dose of each nutrient. Increase the dose slowly & gradually to recommended max depending on you're feeling.

Herbal TincturesMaximum Daily Dose
Ginkgo biloba2 droppersful
Ginger root 2 droppersful
Burdock root2 droppersful
Dandelion root2 droppersful
Licorice root1/2 dropperful

Dosage: 1/4 to full amount of above nutrients on daily basis. Begin with the lowest dose of each nutrient & increase dose slowly and gradually to recommended max depending on how you 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 acid200 mcg
Biotin 30 mcg
Choline bitartrate 500 mg
Inositol 500 mg
PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid)50 mg
Vitamin C1000 mg
Vitamin D (cholecalciferol)100 I.U.
Vitamin E600 I.U.
Calcium (amino acid chelate)150 mg
Magnesium300 mg
Iodine150-300 mcg
Iron (amino acid chelate)15 mg
Copper0.5 mg
Zinc25 mg
Manganese10 mg
Potassium100 mg
Selenium25 mcg
Chromium100 mcg

Dosage: 1/4 to full amount of above nutrients on daily basis. Begin with the lowest dose & increase slowly and gradually to recommended max, depending on how you feel.

Amino Acids for hypothyroidism
(as capsules)
Maximum Daily Dose
Phenylalanine 500 mg-2000 mg
Tyrosine500 mg-1500 mg
Herbs (as capsules) Maximum Daily Dose
Burdock210 mg
Sarsaparilla210 mg
Ginger70 mg

Dosage: Take one to two capsules per day.


Optimal Nutritional Supplementation for Fatigue Related to Menopause

Vitamins and Mineral Maximum Daily Dose
Beta carotene5000 I.U.
Vitamin A5000 I.U.
Vitamin D 400 I.U.
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl acetate)800-2000 I.U.
Vitamin C1000-2000 mg
Bioflavonoids800-2000 mg
Rutin200 mg
Vitamin B150 mg
Vitamin B250 mg
Niacin (as niacinamide)50 mg
Vitamin B630 mg
Vitamin B12 50 mcg
Folic acid 400 mcg
Biotin 200 mcg
Pantothenic acid50 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
Selenium25 mcg
Chromium100 mcg
Bromelain 100 mg
Papain 65 mg
Boron 3 mg


Dosage: Women w/mild to moderate menopause symptoms can use the formula at 1/2 strength. Women w/severe symptoms should use the full strength.

Herbs (as capsules)Maximum Daily Dose
Fennel100-250 mg
Anise100-250 mg
Blessed thistle100-250 mg
False unicorn root 100-250 mg
Blue cohosh 100-250 mg

Dosage: 1 to 2 caps per day.


Optimal Nutritional Supplementation for Anemia

Vitamins and MineralsMaximum Daily Dose
Iron27mg
Vitamin C 250mg
Vitamin E (natural d-alpha)30 I.U.
Vitamin B1(thiamine)7.5 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)7.5 mg
Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) 10mg
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)50 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 30 mg
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)250mcg
Folic acid400mcg
Biotin100mcg
Choline bitartrate5 mg
Inositol5mg
PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) 5 mg
Zinc1.5 mg
Copper250 mcg
Betaine HCL10 mg
HerbsMaximum Daily Dose
Chlorophyll 2 droppersful
Yellowdock 2 droppersful
Pau d'arco2 droppersful
Licorice root 1/2 dropperful
Red clover 1 dropperful

Dosage: 1/4 to full amount of above nutrients on daily basis. Begin with the lowest dose of each nutrient & increase dose slowly and gradually to recommended max, depending on how you are feeling.


Food Sources of Vitamin A

Food Sources of Vitamin B Complex (including folic acid)
* Eggs and meat should be from organic range-fed stock fed on pesticides free food.


Food Sources of Vitamin B6

Food sources of Vitamin B12
* Eggs and meat should be from organic range-fed stock fed on pesticides-free food.


Food Sources of Vitamin C

Food Sources of Iron (listed from best to good)

Food Sources of Zinc


Food Sources of Calcium


Food Sources of Magnesium


Suggested Reading

Castleman, M. The Healing Herbs. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1991.

Crook, W., M.D. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Yeast Connection. Jackson, TN: Professional Books, 1992.

Lark, S., M.D. Menopause Self Help Book. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 1990.

Duchateau, J., et al. Influence of oral zinc supplementation on the lymphocyte response to mitogens of normal subjects. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1981; 34:88-93.

Gozan, H. A. The use of vitamin E in treatment of the menopause. New York State Medical Journal 1952; 1289-91.

Horrobin, D.F. Essential fatty acid and prostaglandin metabolism in Sjo-gren's Syndrome, systemic sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Scandi-navian Journal of Rheumatology Supplement 1980; 61:242.

Lapp, C. and R. Cheney. Chronic fatigue syndrome: self-care manual. The CFIDS Chronicle Antiviral effect of flavonoids on human viruses. Journal of Medical Virology 1985; 15:71-79.

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