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Bromelain Dosage

Supplementing with Bromelain

Daily Dose of Bromelain: 80-320mg, 2-3 times a day

Bromelain, or bromelin, is an enzyme that contains sulfur and is naturally occurring near the core of pineapples. People take bromelain for its anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. When taken with other substances such as rutin and trypsin, it relieves pain and improves joint function among people with osteoporosis. It was discovered in a study that . . . Read more

SAMe Dosage

Supplementing with SAMe

Daily Dose of SAMe: 200-1600mg

SAMe or S-adenosylmethionine is a chemical that is found naturally in the body but is also made synthetically in a lab. It is made from the essential amino acid methionine and adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the energy-producing compound found in all cells in the body. SAMe works by donating the methyl group to many reactions in the body. After giving the . . . Read more

Manganese Dosage

Manganese Dosage

Daily Dose of Manganese: 2.3g for men, 1.9g for women

Manganese is a trace mineral which plays an important role in many processes of the body but is only needed in very small amounts. It is necessary to help form bones, connective tissue, sex hormones, and aid in blood clotting. It is also a cofactor to antioxidants and helps metabolize fats, carbohydrates, amino acids, and . . . Read more

Cod Liver Oil Dosage

Cod Liver Oil Dosage

Daily Dose of Cod Liver Oil: 20-30ml

Cod Liver Oil is oil obtained from the liver of the codfish. Similar to Fish Oil, it contains omega-3 fatty acids. The difference between the two is that Cod Liver Oil has higher amounts of Vitamins A and D. Vitamin A is good for maintaining good vision and healthy skin, while Vitamin D is important for keeping bones . . . Read more

Calcium Dosage

Supplementing with Calcium

Daily Dose of Calcium: 1,000mg

If you ever wanted stronger bones and to lessen your risk of immobility as you age, calcium is definitely something to look into. Calcium is a mineral that is essential for keeping bones and teeth healthy and strong. This is probably the most known fact about calcium, however, it is also important for keeping blood pressure low and maintaining a . . . Read more

Chondroitin Dosage

Chondroitin Dosage

Daily Dose of Chondroitin: 1000-1200mg

Chondroitin is a chemical that is naturally found in the connective tissues, like the cartilage around joints in humans and animals. Supplements are either extracted from cow or shark cartilage or they are synthetically manufactured. The supplements are also known as chondroitin sulfate, which is a combination of chondroitin and mineral salt.  It is often used as a treatment for Osteoarthritis . . . Read more

Glucosamine Dosage

Supplementing with Glucosamine

Daily Dose of Glucosamine: 1500mg

Glucosamine is a naturally occurring compound that is found in the fluid of healthy cartilage, more specifically the joints. It plays a vital role in building cartilage and keeping the joints healthy. It is commonly consumed as a supplement by people with arthritis, especially osteoarthritis. Supplements come in different forms but the most common and effective is glucosamine sulfate. Sulfate . . . Read more

Niacin Dosage

Supplementing with Niacin

Daily Dose of Niacin: 14mg for women, 16mg for men

Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, is responsible for many processes in the body and is important for overall health. Its biggest job is to help the body produce energy. Niacin processes fat and helps the body use calcium, as part of the B vitamin group that converts food into energy. Besides assisting in energy . . . Read more

Vitamin A Dosage

Supplementing with Vitamin A

Daily Dose of Vitamin A: 700mcg for women, 900mcg for men

There are 2 types of Vitamin A, retinoids from animal products, and beta carotene from plants. It is essential for vision, immune function, proper bone growth, and reproduction. Vitamin A is a component of the protein rhodopsin, which absorbs light in the retinal receptors. It also supports the function of the conjunctive membranes and . . . Read more

Vitamin K Dosage

Supplementing with Vitamin K

Daily Dose of Vitamin K: 90mcg for women; 120mcg for men

Vitamin K is a group of fat-soluble vitamins that is well known for its important role in blood clotting to prevent excessive bleeding. This is useful in reversing the effects of “blood thinning” medications if too much is given. Blood clotting is also necessary to help wounds heal properly. Vitamin K1 and K2 are . . . Read more

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