The vitamins I take, from where I source them and why I take them

I drink up to two litres of water a day. Into each bottle I put a capful of colloidal silver. It can kill bacteria in the water and apparently the US Govt (I think it was the Dept Agriculture) found people who have colloidal silver did not die when exposed to Ebola.

Acetyl L-Carnitine www.purebulk.com
Antioxidant, helps the body produce energy, supports brain function and healthy memory.

Alpha Lipoic Acid www.purebulk.com
Antioxidant that functions in both water and fat, helps turn glucose into energy, helps recycle C and Glutathione, increases the production of glutathione, can cross blood/brain barrier and work in all parts of nerve cell to prevent damage.

Astaxanthin www.mercola.com or www.bioastin.com
Most potent antioxidant (many times more powerful than vitamns C and E), increases energy, naturally prevents sunburn, potent anti-inflammatory, protects brain.

Vitamin B1 www.purebulk.com or www.swansonvitamins.com
Used quickly if doing lots of mental work. (100mg in 47 minutes.)
Benfotiamine is the fat soluble version of B1, good for retinal health and maintaining optimal weight

Multi B www.iherb.com
B group vits are involved in the metabolism of carbs, fats and proteins and are important for the body’s energy producing reactions and mental state.

Vitamin B12 www.ausnaturalcare.com.au
Boost red blood cell production, energy, metabolism, maintain central nervous system.

Bacopa monieri/Brahmi www.australherbs.com.au and I grow it in my back yard
Improves memory and concentration.

Beta Sitosterol www.PureBulk.com
for prostate health

Vitamin C www.ausnaturalcare.com.au
Antioxidant, synergistic with vitmain E.

Carnosine www.purebulk.com
a wide range of anti-aging effects, including marked reductions in lethal glycation reactions protecting brain cells from toxic metal ion reactions that lead to dementia
More at http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2011/1/Carnosine-Exceeding-Scientific-Expectations/Page-01

Co-Enzyme Q10 www.mercola.com
To help maintain healthy heart, boost body’s energy reserves, stamina and endurance. Comes in two forms. The normal one is unbiquinone, OK for people under 40 but less readily utilised by older bodies. Ubiquinol, the reduced version, is more readily absorbed by older bodies. I now get a combo of CoQ10 and PQQ from iherb.com

According to leading experts who are on the cutting edge of natural health, it’s critical to supplement with CoQ10 as you age. After the age of 30, natural levels of CoQ10 begin to diminish. By the age of 50, your CoQ10 levels may be too low to support optimal heart function. By age 70, your levels can become so low they can actually accelerate aging. Your age aside, further loss of CoQ10 is caused by stress, illness or the use of certain medications such as statins.

In fact, the WORST culprit is statin drugs. It is now estimated that 1 in 3 adults over 50 take a statin. Meanwhile, few doctors warn their patients that by taking a statin to “help” their heart, they are in fact slowly draining their heart of the very fuel it needs for optimal health. In my opinion this is a shame, since so many people’s heart health is being needlessly jeopardized at the hands of their own doctors.

Creatine www.purebulk.com
Creatine is not only used by athletes to improve their overall performance, it may also help treat a range of neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, congestive heart failure, and depression, in addition to improving cognitive ability. More at: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/263269.php

Crinum Latifolium www.ebay.com
Prostate health.

Vitamin D3 www.purebulk.com and www.iHerb.com Healthly Origins brand
Boosts immune system by 300-500%. 50,000 IU accompanied by 30 ppm nanosilver hydrosol cured prostate cancer.

DHEA
Slow aging processes, improve thinking skills and immune system, helps with weight loss and reduces osteoporosis.

DMAE www.purebulk.com
Boosts alertness and clarity of thinking, improves mood. Take early in day. Amazingly, DMAE helps rid the body of lipofuscin, the “aging pigment” that causes liver spots on the backs of hands. (5)

DPA www.swansonvitamins.com
Serves many functions in the human body that primarily deal with blood health and cell proliferation. The support of healthy clotting is one of the most common reasons for taking DPA. It is also commonly used to support healthy inflammation management and blood vessel function.

Vitamin E www.ausnaturalcare.com.au
Antioxidant, synergistic with vitmain C, skin and heart health.

Fish oil www.ausnaturalcare.com.au
Omega 3 fatty acids

Ginkgo Biloba www.australherbs.com.au
May assist with blood circulation and healthy cardiovascular system. Boost blood to the brain, promotes memory, attention, concentration and cognitive functions.

Glucocamine and Chondroitin www.ausnaturalcare.com.au or www.swansonvitamins.com
Help with cartilage rebuilding and reduce joint pain.

Glutathione master antioxidant and Premier toxic waste eliminator https://provizion.com/Healthelicious

Huperzine A (20 mcg) — Extracted from a plant called Chinese club moss, huperzine A helps enhance memory and learning, and protect against age-related memory problems.

Hyaluronic Acid www.iHerb.com NOW brand
Joint and skin maintenance

Inulin www.morlife.com.au
Dissolves visceral fat and helpsd with fatty liver disease.

K2 www.iHerb.com
Boosts ability of body to deposit calcium in the correct place in the body, teeth and bones rather than arterial walls.

Krill oil www.mercola.com
Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants contribute to:
A healthy heart
Support for concentration, memory and learning
Blood sugar health
Healthy joints, with an increase in joint comfort
Fighting your signs of aging
Healthy brain and nervous system function and development
Protection for cell membranes
Cholesterol and other blood lipid health
Healthy liver function
Bolstering your immune system
Healthy mood support
Optimal skin health

L-Carnitine www.purebulk.com
Health benefts:
FAT LOSS
If you are looking to get lean, then this is the amino acid you need. L-carnitine transfers long-chain fatty acids, such as triglycerides into mitochondria, where they may be oxidized to produce energy. Carnitine has also been shown to reduce fatigue and serve as an appetite suppressant as well. Therefore, l-carnitine would be a major asset to have in your arsenal when you are dieting. It not only will help keep your body from storing fat, but it will increase your aerobic capacity to help you burn more calories.

2 MUSCLE MASS
L-carnitine is also a great weapon for hardgainers looking to pack on muscle. Supplementing with l-carnitine can help you increase your strength and heavier weights mean bigger muscles in the long run.

3 BONE MASS
Aging bone loss is a major concern of many senior citizens and post-menopausal women. Of course this can lead to increased chances of fractures, osteoporosis, and arthritis among other bone diseases. Fortunately, by taking l-carnitine, you can slow down the bone loss process and improve bone micro structural properties by decreasing bone turnover.

4 HEART CONDITIONS
Carnitine is primarily used for heart-related conditions. Several clinical trials show that L-carnitine can be used along with conventional treatment for angina to reduce the needs for medicine and improve the ability of those with angina to exercise without chest pain or discomfort. Some studies have determined that taking l-carnitine after a heart attack decreases the chances of suffering another one later. Carnitine has actually been given to help treat people with heart disease.

5 KIDNEY TREATMENT
Your kidneys produce carnitine so naturally when people have been diagnosed or may have kidney disease, carnitine is recommended to help make up for the deficiency of carnitine that your kidneys aren’t producing.

6 MALE INFERTILITY
For those men that have been trying to have children and have low sperm counts, carnitine has been suggested and shown to help improve both sperm count and quality sperm.

7 WOMEN WHO BREAST FEED
New mothers who choose to breast feed normally do so in part because of the number of calories it burns, but one side effect is it lowers your body’s amount of carnitine. Even though you are sufficient in it while you are pregnant, taking extra carnitine can help prevent your body from being deficient. Combining both the breast feeding and the carnitine means that new moms will lose that baby weight faster.

8 TYPE II DIABETES
People that have Type II diabetes can also benefit from carnitine supplementation. Taking L-carnitine helps diabetics by increasing glucose oxidation, glucose storage, as well as glucose uptake.

9 IMMUNE SYSTEM
L-carnitine serves as an antioxidant that can help prevent damage done to your healthy cells by free radicals. This can help you out when you have a cold or are dealing with various seasonal allergies and training.

10 BRAIN FUNCTION
Seniors that can use something to help improve brain function has more than just gingko biloba to take. L-carnitine helps protect the brain from both age related and stress related damage to the brain which helps it function longer and better.

L-Citruline www.purebulk.com
Boosts protection against nitric oxide
Helps blood vessels relax and work better resulting in improved health outcomes in treating many diseases
Helps lower blood pressure
Helps with intestinal problems and radiation damage

L-Isoleucine www.purebulk.com
help endurance and assist in the repair and rebuilding of muscle
Boosts energy and training recovery

L-Leucine www.purebulk.com
helps maintain muscle tissue through sustaining nitrogen balance, supplies energy to the body even when under the stress of training and preserves muscle glycogen used for muscle contraction. Leucine is essential for a muscle building environment and assists mental ability even when exercise becomes more intense.

L-Valine www.purebulk.com
Has a stimulating effect and is needed for muscle metabolism, repair and growth of tissue and maintaining the nitrogen balance in the body
For optimum absorption, you need two parts L-Leucine and two parts L-Valine for every one part L-Isoleucine.

Lecithin www.iHerb.com NOW brand
Helps dissolve fat deposits in arteries

MSM www.purebulk.com
Natural energy booster
Key source of sulfur. Sulfur is perhaps one of the most important nutrients required by our body as it is present in the amino acids which are in turn the basic building blocks of protein.
It also has a series of other healing and preventive properties for the human body. MSM happens to be the best form of sulfur which can be consumed both in the form of food products as well as dietary supplements.
The sulfur provided by MSM produces generous quantities of collagen and keratin, both of which are vital for healthy hair and nails.
MSM considerably increases the permeability of your cells which means that it increases cells capability of flushing out excess fluids and toxins. This mechanism has a very important detoxifying effect, making way for essential nutrients into your system and thereby improving the overall functioning of your cell membranes.
Being a calcium phosphate dissolver, MSM helps in breaking up the unhealthy calcium deposits in the body that are the root cause of degenerative diseases.

N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) www.purebulk.com
NAC is the the precursor to glutathione, a powerful cell-protective antioxidant that your body produces, given it has adequate cofactors available. It has been shown to protect the liver against mobile-phone induced damage and to reverse memory loss due to Alzheimer’s.

Nattokinase – Contains vitamin K2 www.purebulk.com
Prevents osteoporosis. Eating natto can cut the time it takes the body to dissolve a routine clot in half. Higher doses in tablet form are able to open up veins that are completely blocked with blood clots.
From: http://www.denvernaturopathic.com/news/natto.html

PABA (para-amino benzoic acid) (50 mg) — This remarkable “youthifying” compound promotes healthy brain function, cools inflammation, relieves joint pain, and can even restore original color to gray hair. (4)

Phosphatidylserine www.swansonvitamins.com or www.iherb.com
A vital component of neurotransmitters that delivers superior mental nourishment
Keeps brain working at top speed by helping to maintain cell integrity
A member of a class of chemical compounds known as phospholipids, found in egg yolks, liver and peanuts. It is a major component of the cell membrane thought to increase the communication between brain cells and restore a primary neurotransmitter that is important to memory and cognitive function. Increases the rate of protein synthesis during periods normally marked by muscle breakdown. Can aid in preventing further deterioration and in improving memory function. 200-300mg a day is recommended. An Italian study of 170 patients with moderate memory loss found a 44% improvement in memory retention, speech ability and word association.

PQQ www.swansonvitamins.com or www.iherb.com
A remarkably strong antioxidant that shields the mitochondria in your heart from the stress of making all that energy. PQQ activates the genes that give birth to new power generators in your cells. Mice had 55% more mitochondria after being supplemented with PQQ. PQQ stimulates the natural production of nerve growth factor, which triggers the growth of new brain cells. PQQ also relieves the stress on your brain cells called excitotoxicity. This is the over-stimulation of brain cells that causes senility and loss of memory as you get older. Best taken with CoQ10. I now get a combo of CoQ10 and PQQ from iherb.com

Resveratrol www.swansonvitamins.com or www.purebulk.com
Potent antioxidant, anti-cancer and anti-aging.

Saw Palmetto www.australherbs.com
Prostate health.

Shilajit contians 85 minerals, doubles the effectiveness of CoQ10, increases energy by 144%.

Vinpocetine www.vitabase.com or www.swansonvitamins.com
Improves blood flow to the brain, improves memory, makes it easier for the brain to use glucose and oxygen, and allows the brain to survive longer and better after periods of oxygen deprivation.

Zinc www.ausnaturalcare.com.au or www.swansonvitamins.com
Hair loss, immune system booster, prostate cancer risk reducer.