Supplements

Disclaimer

There are a lot of supplements out there with many claims. We would like to caution you to evaluate each carefully and completely. Please know we have placed them here to share our research and make it readily available to you. We strongly advise that you do your own research and/or consult with your physician before starting any supplements. It is easy to get on many different ones. Make your choices wisely and see how each impacts how you feel. Our personal belief is in combining the traditional and alternative approaches to treatment. We like to particularly emphasize the combination of Mind, Body & Spirit. 

5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)

  • An amino acid which produces Seratonin, a neurotransmitter which aids as an antidepressant and also calms down the muscles. 
  • Part of the Deanna Protocol.

Butyrate

  • A short chain fatty acid. 
  • It is important for creating tolerance in the gut and promoting an anti-inflammatory environment.
  • Important for intestine functionality

NRF-2 activator

  • Activates the NRF-2 pathway.
  • The NRF-2 pathway is very important for detoxification.

Phodphotidylcholine

  • A phospholipid which improves communication between nerves by increasing choline and acetylcholine levels in the brain.
  • Part of the PK Protocol.

Vitamin D

  • A huge part of the Coimbra Protocol.
    • Immunoregulatory role.
    • Stimulates regenerative substances in the brain.
    • It has been correlated that areas further from the equator have increased incidence of autoimmune conditions, indicating a correlation between Vitamin D levels and autoimmune disease susceptibility.

Intestinal Binders

  • Binders "bind" all the toxins in the body to facilitate excretion of it.
  • Some binders are  Chlorella, Zeobind and Pectasol-C.
    • Chlorella is an algae that binds to toxic heavy metals.

Magnesium

  • Low levels of magnesium and calcium are common in ALS patients.
  • Studies have shown that when the environmental levels of calcium and magnesium are consistently low, that the absorption of heavy metals is increased.

Omega 3

  • Helps to reduce inflammation in the body. 
  • Restores brain health 
  • Helps boost your immune system.

CoQ10

A powerful antioxidant and key component of mitochondrial function.

Vitamin E and C

  • Help support immune function, strengthen connective tissue, and generally help maintain the entire function of your body.
  • Vitamin C also helps with glutamate uptake, so a deficiency in C could be creating the abnormally high glutamate levels that may contribute to nerve death.
  • Vitamin E has been shown in certain studies to play a role in ALS prevention and potentially to be beneficial for managing symptoms.

Melatonin

  • Strong antioxidant effects and may help strengthen the immune system.
  • Helps with sleep

NAD (Elysium)

  • Helps with mitochondrial function

Methyl Cobalamin

  • AKA B12
  • Ultra-high dose methylcobalamin can significantly prolong survival and retard progression in ALS if administered early.
  • As an intramuscular injectable, it has been reported to provide energy and muscle strength and reduces limb weakness and atrophy in ALS.

Curcumin (Turmeric)

  • Helps to decrease inflammation.
  • An antioxidant (helps decrease oxidative stress)
  • Helps with mitochondrial function.

Probiotics

  • Helps to restore gut bacteria balance

Creatine

  • Used often by athletes to increase muscle strength
  • May help boost energy supplies to weakening muscles and deteriorating motor nerves.

Glutathione

  • Glutathione is the body’s master antioxidant and is the most powerful antioxidant for the brain and entire nervous system. 
  • Combats oxidative stress, detoxifies the body, supports the immune system, and assists in cell function and repair. 

Coconut Oil

  • Once ingested, coconut oil converts into ketone bodies that can be used by cells as energy.
  • In ALS, the mitochondria malfunction so by giving the body another source of energy, we can prolong cell vitality.

MCT Oil

  • Creates ketone bodies (see above).

Beta Carotene

  • Boosts immune system
  • Antioxidant
  • Can improve respiratory and pulmonary function.

CBD/THC

  • Medical Marijuana (Cannabis)
  • Cannabis can be used as an analgesic, muscle relaxant, bronchodilator, saliva reducer, appetite stimulant, sleep inducer and antidepressant. Cannabis also has strong antioxidant and neuroprotective benefits