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Old 10-28-2008, 01:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Who has had experience with these? I'm tired, irritable, angry, and have a very poor short term memory.

Any experience with these or suggestion for something else would be welcome.
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I'm taking b12 (as well as b-complex, make sure you take both), and fish oil supplements. Teamed up with exercise, sunshine, lots of water, and also eating food with omega-3, I've found a huge improvement the last few weeks in my moods (depression, anxiety, anger).
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Here are some links with very useful info:

http://amenclinics.com/bp/care/supplements.php

http://www.amenclinics.com/ac/waysto...anx_depression


Magnesium—160 to 250 milligrams (mg) magnesium two times daily. The last dose should be taken at bedtime.
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Calcium—1200 to 2000 mg daily, divided into two doses, the last to be taken at bedtime
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Vitamin D—400 to 1000 international units (IU) vitamin D daily
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Zinc—30 mg daily
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Vitamin E—400 IU alpha-tocopherol, including at least 200 mg gamma tocopherols -memory

GLA—285 to 1425 mg daily in two divided doses
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EPA/DHA—1400 mg EPA and 1000 mg DHA daily
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Flax seed oil with lignans—1 to 3 tablespoons daily


Ginkgo biloba extract—120 mg daily - memory, energy level.
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Theanine—100 to 200 mg daily to induce a state of relaxation
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5-HTP- 50-150mg daily.

Saint-John’s-wort—up to 900 mg daily

If you could tell me a bit more about your symptoms I'd like to see if I can make more specific recommendations.
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