Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pills, pills, pills: What's in them?

Well, I purchased the supplements the doctor ordered today. Not going to list the meaningless brand names, but here are the active ingredients in them.  I note a couple items are double-covered, but we're almost a factor of 10 below dangerous levels for B6, and factor of 100 for B5.  I am going to lay off the multivitamin and the Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc.  I should probably pick up some plain calcium to replace the latter with.  I'm going to work up to the Vitamin D levels slowly given my previous poor experience with high levels of D3.

Supplement/Drug Amount DV
Riboflavin 10 mg  588% 
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) 25 mg  1250% 
Pantothenic Acid (as D-calcium pantothenate) 50 mg  500% 
Raw Adrenal Concentrate (bovine) 80 mg 
para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA) 25 mg 
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) 330 mg  ** 
DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) 170 mg  ** 
Other Omega-3 Fatty Acids 60 mg  ** 
Palmitoleic Acid 105 mg  ** 
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 240 mg  400% 
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) 100 mg  5000% 
Pantothenic Acid (as D-calcium pantothenate) (vitamin B5) 500 mg  5000% 
Magnesium (as magnesium oxide) 75 mg  19% 
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex 100 mg 
Protease 104,000 USP units 
Amylase 104,000 USP units 
Lipase 16,640 USP units 
Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®
Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07
Zinc (as zinc arginate† and zinc glycinate†) 20 mg  133%
Vitamin D 5000 IU 1250%