Yes, I took (and am still taking) a few supplements, but they land here at the bottom of the list because of all the healing methods I’ve used, supplements are the one I probably could have healed without. However, I do think a few key players supported my recovery, even if they were not essential.
After painstaking research into the mechanics of cellular biology (not something I wanted to do,) I decided on a small handful of supplements I thought might support my personal healing. My biomagnetic pair therapist muscle-tested to confirm my choices, and I curated my list based on my body’s preference and my own research.
For the first 8 months of my biomagnetic therapy, I took two antioxidants: A-Lipoic Acid and L-Carnitine, both of which have been shown in studies of experimental treatments for ME/CFS to provide limited relief of some symptoms in some patients. While the science is luke-warm on this front, I opted for antioxidants because my whole health crash started with OTS, which is, in essence, a problem caused by oxidative stress.
Following the same line of supporting cellular energy production, I also began taking a liquid, activated form of Vitamin B12 to support production of red blood cells, as well as magnesium to support ATP production. At the time I completed my biomagnetic pair therapy and felt about 90% well again, I continued taking these two and probably will continue with a smaller dose of each indefinitely.
This is in addition to my previous supplements: Vitamin D3, Omega 3, and a multivitamin with iron, which fill my specific needs and dietary gaps.
I considered taking D-Ribose (to support aerobic energy production,) and CoQ10 to support cellular integrity, but neither muscle-tested well. I had reservations about D-Ribose anyway, as the side effects can be gnarly. I may revisit the CoQ10 at a later point.