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Nutritional Supplementation Program Based on Triage Theory of Aging

To prevent the diseases of aging (cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementia and immune system dysfunction) Bruce Ames, PhD, has proven that there are about 40 essential nutrients required daily for optimum health, and that any single nutrient missing from the diet results in DNA and chromosomal damage, equal to radiation damage. Chromosomal and DNA damage are considered causative factors in the diseases of ages. Dr. Ames has proven that by ensuring you include these nutrients in your daily diet, that you will significantly lower the risk of cancer, heart disease, dementia and immune system dysfunction.

The nutrients identified by Dr. Ames as critical to good health, which can prevent the diseases of aging include:

Vitamins: Biotin (B7), Folic Acid (B9) (only MTHF form), Niacin (B3), Pantothenate (B5), Riboflavin (B2), Thiamine (B1), Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 (P5P is the best form), Vitamin B12 (methyl or hydroxo), Vitamin C, Vitamin D (D3 is most absorbable), Vitamin E (esp. gamma tocopherol), Vitamin K (K1 and K2).

Minerals: Calcium, Chloride, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iodide, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Selenium, Sodium, Zinc.

Other Nutrients: Choline, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Omega-3 Linolenic acid EPA/DHA, Omega-6 Linoleic acid (GLA from Borage is best), Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine.

The program below is designed to provide all the essential nutrients recommended by Dr. Bruce Ames. If you have a specific health concern, I recommend using this program first to stabilize your basic nutritional status.

Vitamin-Mineral Formulas

Professional Quality, Practitioner Only:

Please note that all quality professional and non professional supplements require 3 per day (1 with each meal), 6 per day (2 with each meal), or 8 per day (2 with one meal, 3 with two meals). This is to ensure sustained blood levels of water soluble vitamins (B vitamins and vitamin C), which are critical cofactors (coenzymes) for the production of neurochemicals, hormones, and to extract energy from food. To complete the program, additional supplements (see below) are required to ensure optimum Vitamin E (gamma e), essential fatty acids, Vitamin D (no multi has enough) and Vitamin K2 levels. A protein supplement is recommended to ensure sufficient amino acids, and a food based fibre product (PanaChia, Nutracleanse) to ensure adequate fibre. Finally, probiotics are recommended to ensure optimum GI health, the promotion of digestive enzymes, to optimize nutrient absorption, and to normalize bowel function (especially if there are bowel irregularities, i.e. constipation, etc.)

Douglas Laboratories

Ultra Preventive X (best)
• Symptom Specific Series (CVS, ARTS., DGST, OSTS, etc.) (better)
• Ultra Balance III, with or without Iron (very good)

Pure Encapsulations

• Men's/Women's Nutrients (better)
• Ultra Nutrients (better)
Nutrient 950 (good)

The Synergy Company

• Organic Vita-Min-Herb for Men or Women (best natural food based vitamin)

Good Quality, Non Practitioner

AOR Ortho Core (Very Good)
• Platinium Series (but take 1 with each meal, not 2 per day)
• Enerex Sona Multi, and Multi 55 Plus
• NOW Adam / NOW Eve
• Lorna Vanderhaeghe Multi (Powder)

Essential Fatty Acids - Omega 3 (3.5 Grams Per Day)

• Carlson Laboratories - Omega 3 Elite Gems -5 capsules per day (best)
• Carlson Laboratories Cal Omega, 7 capsules per day (better)
• Carlson Laboratories Very Finest Fish Oil Capsules, 10 per day - (good)

Essential Fatty Acids, Omega 6 GLA

• New Roots Herbal or NOW Borage Oil - 2 capsules per day

Vitamin K2 (ensures calcium goes into the bones, and not into the arteries)

Douglas Laboratories Vitamin K2 - 2 capsules per day

Gamma Tocopherol (Specific isomer of Vitamin E for cancer protection)

• Enerex Gamma E - 3 per day (good)
• Carlson Labs Gamma E Gems, 1 per day (best)

Vitamin D (Critical to Immune Function and For Calcium Absorption)

• Carlson Labs Solar D Gems, 4000 IU, 1 per day (best)
• Carlson Labs Solar D Gems, 2000 IU, 2 per day (best)
Carlson Labs Vitamin D3, 2000 IU, 2 per day (very good)

Protein Supplement (Source of vital amino acids)

• AOR Advanced Series (Vanilla or Plain) (best)
• Douglas Laboratories Ultra Protein Plus (best)

Super Green Food (source of valuable plant (phyto) nutrients)

• Pure Synergy Powder (the very best)
• Boku Greens (very very good)
• BioPharma Nano Greens (very very good)
• AOR Beets and Berries (very good)


PanaChia (source of fibre and essential fatty acids), 3 tablespoons per day
Nutra Cleanse (excellent source of fibre, 1/3 cup per day)

Probiotic Supplements (Optimize Gastrointestinal Health)

• Culturelle Lactobacillus GG (Best)
Pure Encapsulations Probiotic 50B (Best)
• Vita Biosa Liquid (Best)
• Complementary Prescriptions Bio Pro (Best)
• Innovite DDS (various versions) (Best)
Metagenics NCFM (best)

Health Disclaimer. Copyright ©2012. Nathan Zassman is a trained nutrition practitioner and the owner of Aviva Natural Health Solutions.