1). #MTHFR #A1298C + #Liver & #BH4 support
Start at a few crumbs per day and very gradually, go up over several weeks’ time (generally 4-6 weeks). The goal is 1⁄2 to 1 capsule daily ($54.95/60 caps & $29.95/30 caps). This is whether you have the MTHFR A1298C defect or not.
2). Black Bear Spray or Get B12 Spray
Start at 1-2 sprays per day and very gradually work up to 3-5 sprays once or twice daily. A tip for adults who develop headaches with wine, it is very likely that you are sensitive to sulfites and the Black Bear Spray would be even more beneficial for you (as well as limiting alcohol & sulfur). $12.95/$29.95 bottle
3).*GABA Balance to start at 1⁄4 cap or less at night first (can cause very mild sedation) but is a great way to instill calming and reduce anxiety during the day & help with sleep disturbances at night. Best to start low at 1⁄4 cap and work up to 1⁄2 to 1 capsule in the AM and 1-2 capsules at night depending on how you respond. ($17.50 /90 caps). This is not to be used with sedatives, sleeping pills, or alcohol.
*The #Glutamate/ #GABA (Calm Down Spray) spray may also be a better option for daytime.
4). Co Q 10 Spray is often much more readily tolerated than the capsules for those who are sensitive to methyl donors. Start at 1 spray per day and slowly work up to 3-5 sprays daily. ($19.95 bottle w/CoQ 10, L-Carnitine, Vit E, & Ribose). For those taking statin ( #cholesterol drugs), it is paramount to take at least 3-5 sprays.
5). Ultimate B is a very specific combination of B vitamins, which REALLY limits the dose of Vit #B6 and P5P since many cannot utilize or tolerate this as well, particularly those with the #COMT & #CBS defects. Some may not tolerate this combination of B vitamin supports. Proceed slowly and see how you do. *Start very slowly and watch behavior, energy level, mood/irritability, etc., for self or child. Start a small sprinkle daily for 3-5 days before slowly going up. The goal is 1⁄2 to 1 capsule daily. ($41.95/60 caps).
6). #Resveratrol is an excellent antioxidant, recommended by conventional & alternative practitioners alike and can take the place of Grape Seed Extract. Take 1⁄2 to 1 cap daily. Can purchase at Trader Joes for $15/60 caps or at HHI.
7). Minerals: (This will vary considerably) Potassium 99mg daily, Liquid Zinc at 1 drop daily & Magnesium citrate 1⁄2 to 1 cap/tab daily. If you have not previously tolerated any of these, please discuss this with your healthcare provider. This suggests a propensity toward Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic nervous system dominance.
8). Special Digestive Enzymes (SDE) & Pancreatic enzymes Highly recommended for anyone with gut issues or nutritional deficiencies and/or the genetic results are known. SDE are very necessary for those with the #SHMT , #ACAT , BHMT, AHCY, and/or VDR FOK defects.
If you cannot even tolerate tiny doses to start, try SerenAid #digestiveenzymes instead, also at small doses. Most people tolerate either of these quite well, however, a small percentage of those with chronic gut inflammation or specific bacteria pathogens may have cramping, pain, or more acid reflux. The enzyme known as SerenAid may be a better option for sensitive guts. SDE ($18.95 100/caps) 1⁄4 cap with meals and gradually work up to 1⁄2 cap to 1 cap with meals yet may need to adjust based on CSA results. Also see Nutricology Pancreatin support.
9). Bionativus trace #minerals: Especially necessary for those with nutritional deficiencies, leaky gut issues, and those who drink filtered or bottled water as oftentimes, the essential minerals are vastly depleted. It is also helpful for the ACE defect. 1-5 drops in every glass or water bottle throughout the day. ($9.95/bottle).
Other very helpful basic supports include:
Cell food—ideal for extra mineral support at 1 drop daily in juice/water.
Pycnogenol—an antioxidant that offsets excitotoxin damage. 1 Cap daily.
#Lithium orotate—if low on testing this mineral is substantially important for mood, B12 transport, & glutamate balance. Not to be mistaken for lithium carbonate, used in many mental health disorders. Take 1⁄4 cap daily and periodically check levels. Especially helpful for those with #COMT ++ & #MTR 11 enzyme defects.
Vit D 3—either the HHI Vit D spray or Carlson’s brand (you need a bit of the herb Rosemary with Carlson’s for absorption).
Vit C with Rose hips or Ester C. 1 tablet daily (500Y1,000 mg daily).
RNAs—Stress Foundation, Nerve Calm, & the General Health Foundation are excellent for lessening the added stress that natural detox also places on the body in addition to reducing the overall inflammation commonly found in chronic autoimmune or neurological diseases.
If you can afford these, I HIGHLY recommend them & taking 2-4 drops once or twice a day instead of 1⁄4 dropper. This is a very reasonable dose for many & drastically reduces the cost. (All RNAs, except Bowel inflammation Plus, are $85 bottle & typically last 2-3 months, yet will last much longer if using smaller doses. Many patients have them for 4-6 months).