Age and Gender

Infants and Young Children

Children

Neither this site nor our book, Eat to Save Your Life, are intended to address the specific and complex needs of infants and young children.

When it comes to children in the age range infant to pre-school, we want you to work with your healthcare providers on questions specifically concerning nutrition and supplementation, including vitamin D3.

Nevertheless, one warning is appropriate in your search for children’s supplements: Don’t be seduced by marketing trickery. Read the label for sugar content, colorants, additives, and other non-nutritional ingredients.

The tablets might look like friendly animals, cartoon characters, or space aliens all designed to appeal to a child, but the standards of excellence that hold for adults hold for everyone.

Our Ten Totally Terrific Questions will help you and your healthcare provider find the right supplement products for your infants and young children.

Older Children and Youth

Teens

As a school-aged child, teen, or young adult, whether male or female, you are building bone mass and hormone structure and leading a very dynamic lifestyle, right? Therefore, you have some specific supplementation needs. Of course, you will benefit from the same Foundational Supplements your parents need (so supplementing can be a family thing), but some of you will need special help with regard to lifestyle and dietary issues.

In addition to Foundational Supplements, probiotics likely are a good idea. They will help compensate for challenging junk food diets (although they can’t make up for a poor diet), and they will even help shore up your immune system.

Finally, a few more supplements may make your life more lively:

  • Vitamin B-complex
  • Vitamin C with bioflavonoids
  • A Calcium-Magnesium-Vitamin D complex that also contains Vitamin C, copper, manganese, and zinc to help prevent osteoporosis
  • GLA for girls with PMS issues
  • Iron
  • Vitamin D3.

For a full explanation of these supplements and why they may be beneficial, see Chapters 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12 of Eat to Save Your Life.

Women

Women

Yes, you can, but not if you are impeded by the influences of the Nutritional Void©.  The nutritional support you will need to realize your potential may be found in the group of Foundational Supplements, but don't leave anything to chance. Take charge—add these supplements to your nutritional program:

  • A Vitamin B-complex
  • Vitamin D3 with vitamin K2
  • A Calcium-Magnesium-Vitamin D complex that also contains Vitamin C, copper, manganese, and zinc to help prevent osteoporosis
  • Vitamin C with bioflavonoids
  • CoQ10 for heart support
  • GLA for menstrual pain
  • Black cohosh for hot flashes
  • Iron for pre-menopausal women
  • Probiotics, soluble fiber, and digestive enzymes for adults (colon, cholesterol, immune system).

For a full explanation of these supplements and why they may be beneficial, see Chapters 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12 of Eat to Save Your Life.

Men

Men

Men, you tend to resist nutritional supplementation for whatever reasons, but you know you are just as vulnerable to the negative impacts of the Nutritional Void © as women, yes? If you want to maintain your masculine lifestyle as long as possible, minimize the effects of aging, protect your heart, and keep that energy up, first get on the Foundational Supplements, then consider these as your special buddies:

  • A Saw Palmetto complex with saw palmetto, nettle root, and bioflavonoids for prostate and urinary health
  • Vitamin C with bioflavonoids
  • Vitamin D3 with vitamin K2
  • A Vitamin B complex
  • CoQ10 for heart health
  • A Calcium-Magnesium-Vitamin D complex that also contains Vitamin C, copper, manganese, and zinc to help prevent osteoporosis (yes, men, you can get osteoporosis, too)
  • Rhodiola for energy.

Read chapters 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, and 12 (heck, read the whole book!) for detailed explanations of why these supplements are important to you.

And men, abdominal fat kills—so if you have a belly, deal with it!

Boomers and Seniors

Seniors

As a boomer or senior, you need the same Foundational Supplements as your younger counterparts, and you may need targeted support—especially if you experience symptoms or have particular genetic predispositions:

  • Vitamin B-complex, plus extra Vitamin B-12 in the form of methylcobalamin, sublingual (administered under your tongue)
  • Vitamin C with bioflavonoids
  • Vitamin D3 with vitamin K2
  • Siberian Ginseng/Gingko Biloba to increase oxygen flow to the brain
  • CoQ10 for muscle energy, especially the heart muscle
  • A Calcium-Magnesium-Vitamin D complex that also contains Vitamin C, copper, manganese, and zinc to help prevent osteoporosis
  • Saw Palmetto, for men experiencing prostate symptoms or for those wishing to take preventative measures
  • Black Cohosh for women experiencing menopausal or post-menopausal symptoms
  • Soluble Fiber, to help maintain good bowel function without laxatives and escort LDL Cholesterol out of the body
  • Digestive enzymes.

Chapters 3, 4, 8, 9, and 11 in Eat to Save Your Life explain these suggested supplements in more detail.

Freaky Fact

Statin drugs are often prescribed for cholesterol issues, yet such drugs deplete CoQ10, which is vital for heart health.

Related Supplements

Take CoQ10 for heart health. And be aware that biosynthesis of CoQ10 requires at least 7 vitamins (B2, B3, B6, Folic Acid, B12, Vitamin C, Pantothenic Acid) and several trace elements.

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