UCyousee...could you give us the daily dosages of the natural antiTNF supplements you take as listed above? Do you try and take these above the RDA to overcome bioavailability issues?
To be honest I didn't do much research on the bioavailability of the herbal supplements I take, partly because I was initially just looking to add more anti-inflammatory ingredients to my diet, but here goes:
Boswellia - the one I'm taking has 75% Boswellic Acids and 10% AKBA Acetyl-11-Keto-Boswellic Acid. They're 300mg tablets and I take one a day. I started on Boswellia this summer, and I think it's making a difference.
Turmeric - The supplement I take is actually 80mg of turmeric dry root (curcumin) and 50mg artichoke dry leaf (cynarin). I take one a day. (It's called Thisilyn Turmeric Xtra).
Grape seed extract - I've bought different brands but the one I'm currently taking is 100mg of grape seed extract per tablet. I started taking grape seed extract around 2015 when there was a lot of discussion on the forum about
the microbiome, but I tend to forget to take supplements while I'm in remission so it was a bit on and off, more off than on. The recommended intake on the bottle is higher, but as I'm taking a variety of supplements, to aim for for an anti-inflammatory diet in general, it's fine for me.
Slippery elm powder - I make a drink out of 1 teaspoon of the powder. I find the trick to avoid it going too gloopy (blurgh) is to use a flat or slightly rounded teaspoon, add cold water, then top up with a little hot water, so it's warm.
Vitamin D3 - I've had this on prescript
ion in the past, and I currently take 800iu per day (2 tablets),
Omega 3 -To be honest, the supplement I'm currently taking is ALA (a gummy aimed at children!), and I should probably switch to something with EPA and DHA. I'm thinking of switching to an algae based supplement. I tend to avoid having high doses of omega 3 as a supplement because if I take loads I go off eating oily fish, like salmon.
Post Edited (UCyousee) : 11/9/2021 2:49:08 PM (GMT-7)