You've landed on a page that departs from the topics of astrology and numerology, and focuses instead on your health.  While the best source of nutrients has always been the food we eat, in recent decades, our food supply has gone down hill; depleted soil, chemicals added, and a lack of time or willingness to prepare fresh foods in a healthy way.  Even if you are armed with all of the latest facts about nutrition and you take to time to follow all of the rules, chances are you are no longer getting all of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants needed to keep you healthy, prevent disease, and extend your healthy, active lifespan.

To illustrate one of many ways to get the nutrients needed for a healthy person who wants to stay that way, I have choosen to use my own personal supplement plan as an example.  I arrived at this plan using advice and counsel from the book Natural Cures by Allen S. Josephs, MD.  Most of the information stated here comes from his book and/or where I get all my supplements at wholesale.  You can get them at the same prices I pay!  Since I am generally a healthy person, my goal in designing this program was to:

1.  Get all of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants needed to stay healthy as long as I possibly can.

2.  Treat and try to cure the health issues I do have now in my late 60s, arthritis and periodic allergies.

3.  Spend as little money as possible.  Important!

In Natural Cures I learned that half of the population doesn't take any dietary supplements.  Of the half that do, 90% take popular mass market one-a-day products.  Only one in 20, 5% of the population are buying all of the good stuff.  I hope you will become a member of this distinguished group.

So,  here is the ways and wherefores of my dietary supplement plan:

NSI Synergy Basic Multi-Vitamin Version 2 - 60 Caps
Version 2 of Synergy Basic provides a superior multi-vitamin with more antioxidants for the budget-minded. At a cost of only $15 per month, two capsules per day can help supply your essential daily nutrition.
Synergy Basic Version 2 has been designed with effective amounts of many powerful antioxidants -- including alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, quercetin (the major bioflavonoid in our diet, and made from tea, onions and apples), hesperidin, grape seed extract (ActiVin®), and ginkgo biloba extract.

Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a powerful "universal" antioxidant, which is active in all tissues. Alpha Lipoic acid may also promote healthy blood glucose by reducing glucose tolerance and decreasing insulin resistance. It may also restore glucose availability in tissues such as the skeletal muscle. When vitamin C, vitamin E, or coenzyme Q10 neutralize a free radicals, they are no longer active, but ALA may help recycle the inactive vitamin C, vitamin E and coenzyme Q10 back to active, protective antioxidants.

The herb ginkgo biloba has been associated with memory support, and may also help to increase oxygen flow to the arms, legs and brain.

Contains the full spectrum of B vitamins including folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 (in the potent neuroactive form of methylcobalamin) which may enhance homocysteine blood levels.

Lutein is a unique antioxidant that is concentrated in the macula of the retina, where we have our high resolution visual functions, such as reading. Lutein at 6 mg or higher may protect the eyes from free radical damage that leads to vision loss. Synergy Basic includes 6 mg of lutein using the clinically-tested, standardized FloraGLO® extract.

NSI® Synergy basic also includes 200 mcg of selenium as selenomethionine and 20 mg of zinc as L-OptiZinc®.

The foundation of a good supplement program is a good Multi-Vitamin product.  I have selected the NSI Synergy Basic.  In keeping with item 3 above, I have selected one of the least expensive products that will do the job for a healthy person.  I'll adddress the arthritis later on.  This is a great product.  I encourage you to compare it to the product  you are now taking.  Here is what is in it:

Vitamin A 5000 IU
Vitamin C (as calcium ascorbate)(Ester-C® MV) 200 mg
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) 700 IU
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol succinate and mixed tocopherols) 200 IU
Vitamin K1 (phytonadione) 300 mcg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine HCl) 50 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 10 mg
Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) 50 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl) 50 mg
Folic Acid (as folacin) 1 mg
Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) 500 mcg
Biotin 500 mcg
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) 50 mg
Calcium (ascorbate)(Ester-C® MV) 20 mg
Magnesium (oxide) 200 mg
Zinc (as L-OptiZinc®) 20 mg
Selenium (selenomethionine) 200 mcg
Copper (as amino acid chelate) 1 mg
Manganese (as amino acid chelate) 5 mg
Chromium (as chromium polynicotinate)(Chromemate®) 400 mcg
Molybdenum (as amino acid chelate) 150 mcg
Coenzyme Q10 10 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 100 mg
Bioflavonoid (hesperidin) 50 mg
Bioflavonoid (as quercetin) 100 mg
Grape Seed Extract (seed)(ActiVin®) 100 mg
Ginkgo Biloba (ginkgoaceae)(leaves)(standardized 24% ginkgo flavonglycosides, 6% terpene lactones) 120 mg
Black pepper extract (Piper nigrum)(fruit extract)(Bioperine®) 5 mg
Lutein (from 120 mg standardized 5% FloraGLO® lutein extract) 6 mg
Zeaxanthin (from 120 mg FloraGLO® lutein extract)(marigold flower) 300 mcg

The cost of this comprehensive mult-vitamin is just 50 cents a day!

Click on the bottle to order.

NSI Coral Calcium with Magnesium - 2,000 mg of Marine Coral Per Serving - 180 Caps
As with most multi-vitamin products, there's not enough calcium in that supplement.  Most adult don't get nearly enough calcium in their diet.  
Coral Calcium nutritional supplement, from natural above sea marine coral in Okinawa, Japan, provides 74 trace minerals, including 700 mg of elemental calcium. This coral calcium formulation also contains magnesium, which is an essential mineral and works with calcium to build healthy bones. Magnesium is also needed for cellular energy production and healthy heart function.

The cost of a daily dose of this high quality product is just 22 cents.  Click on the bottle to order.

NSI Mega EFA 2 Omega-3 EPA & DHA -- 240 Softgels

Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) are polyunsaturated "good" fats found in oil from cold-water fish such as salmon, mackerel and tuna, or in seeds of flax, walnuts, hemp and other plants. They're classified as "essential" because your body needs them for complete health, yet cannot produce them on it own. They must be obtained through diet or supplementation.

Omega-3 EFAs play an important part in cardiovascular wellness by helping to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, blood pressure and heartbeat. They're believed to reduce the "stickiness" of blood cells (also known as platelet aggregation), promoting healthy circulation. The American Heart Association recommends consuming fatty fish at least twice a week, or that omega-3 EFAs be obtained through regular supplementation, for heart health protection.
Omega-3 EFAs may also contribute to neurological, or brain, health. Nearly 60 percent of the human brain is composed of structural fat, a third of which is docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). DHA is essential for the proper growth and development of the infant brain, and appears to affect function throughout one's lifetime. Low levels of this important fatty acid may be connected to increased incidence of poor mood, personality and behavior.

Because omega-3 EFAs can be converted into anti-inflammatory substances (prostaglandins and leukotrines), they're also believed to provide joint support, promoting flexibility, mobility and potential pain relief.

NSI® Mega EFA Omega-3 EPA & DHA has been formulated to contain optimal levels of the omega-3 EFAs, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). While typical fish oil supplements contain only 180 mg of EPA and 120 mg of DHA, Mega EFA Omega-3 EPA & DHA contains 400 mg of EPA and 200 mg of DHA per one-softgel serving.

Mega EFA contains oil from fresh, deep-sea, cold-water sardines and anchovies, harvested from waters off the coast of South America, where there are significantly less environmental impurities. It also undergoes the process of molecular distillation to ensure mercury and any other potential contaminants are eliminated.

Mega EFA conforms to the Council for Responsible Nutrition's (CRN) monograph, which establishes strict quality standards for manufacturing marine-sourced omega-3 EFAs. In addition, it's the only fish oil product on the market to contain USP-Verified ingredients, thus setting the standard for quality.

The above is pretty much it for the youngsters (people under 50). The balance is for my problems and/or aging with energy!

NSI CoQ10 + Alpha Lipoic Acid + Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl -- 120 Capsules

Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl    250.00 mg    
Alpha Lipoic Acid    250.00 mg    
Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone, USP)    200.00 mg

A little on the expensive side, but very good.  $.54 daily dose.
This exclusive formula combines three nutrients that together promote cardiovascular and cognitive health, while enhancing energy and antioxidant protection.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), or ubiquinone, is a vitamin-like nutrient found in cell mitochondria, where energy is produced. The heart, with greater energy requirements than other organs, contains significantly higher amounts of CoQ10 than other tissues in the body. Unfortunately, levels naturally decline with age, which may result in less efficient functioning of the heart and other organs. Supplementing with CoQ10 may provide cells with the energy needed for optimal performance. CoQ10 may also benefit oral health.

Alpha Lipoic Acid
As an antioxidant, alpha lipoic acid is naturally produced by the body and functions as a defense against free radicals that damage healthy cells. Free radicals result from normal body processes, such as the conversion of food into energy, but also from environmental factors such as ultraviolet light, cigarette smoke and pollution. Alpha lipoic acid works together with vitamins C and E to neutralize these harmful molecules to help stop the chain-reaction of damage they cause.

Acetyl L-Carnitine
Acetyl l-carnitine is a nutrient similar in form and function to L-Carnitine, an amino acid that assists with the conversion of fatty acids into energy. It also plays a part in the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetyl l-carnitine may help fight fatigue and promote enhanced memory and cognitive function. It's also an antioxidant that protects the body from free radical damage.

NSI Quercetin & Vitamin C -- 180 Caps

Daily dose just $.11
This product is used to increase the amount of vitamin C taken, and to address the allergy problem we face living here in the woods.

This a synergistic combination of two antioxidants that block histamines. Bioflavonoids are water-soluble compounds present in citrus fruits, rose hips, and other plants. In humans, bioflavonoids maintain resistance of capillary walls to permeation and change of pressure, and have synergistic antioxidant effects with vitamin C. Quercetin is the active flavonol part of rutin. It also is used as a capillary protectant and is a more powerful antioxidant than rutin.
All Nutraceutical Science Institute Vitamin C products contain only pharmaceutical-grade ascorbic acid.

NSI Glucosamine Sulfate -- 1,000 mg - 240 Capsules

I take 2 grams daily for less than $.10
Effective for joint function and health.
Your body uses glucosamine, a natural compound, to create one of the main building blocks of joint cartilage -- proteoglycans. As you age, the amount of glucosamine created by the body decreases. This causes cartilage and bones to scrape against each other. Joints become damaged, and the lubricating synovial fluid in joint spaces becomes thin and watery. Supplementing your diet with glucosamine may help to replenish these fluids.

To ensure effective absorption and tissue utilization, this formula uses glucosamine in the sulfate form to provide the sulfur necessary for supporting the repair of cartilage.

The Scientific Advisory Board at NSI® (composed of medical doctors) has developed a revolutionary approach to bio-available technology: UltrAbsorb Technology®. It provides speedy assimilation and allows easy, gentle absorbtion of nutrients that promote your health.

NSI MSM (Methyl-sulfonylmethane) -- 1,000 mg - 240 Capsules

I take 2 grams daily for about $.08
MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, is the natural form of organic sulfur found in the tissues of all living organisms and the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. It makes cell walls permeable, so water and nutrients flow in freely, while waste and toxins flow out. MSM plays a part in the body's creation of new cells, and also helps connective tissue absorb fluid to cushion the shock of movement and activity. It's important for the support and maintenance of joint function and may also help with healthy skin, digestion, respiratory and circulation.

The nutritional benefits of MSM were discovered by Robert J. Herschler, a chemical researcher, in the early 1980s. OptiMSM® is easily assimilated, and is the first MSM to be certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. NSI formulations use only OptiMSM®, a superior, non-toxic and non-allergenic ingredient. Another source of MSM is NSI Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM, which combines 1 g of MSM with these two nutrients, shown to be effective for bone and joint health.

NSI FlavenZym The Ultimate Systemic Enzyme Formula
800 Enteric Tablets

Combines powerful enzymes—including bromelain, papain and pancreatin—to support the body’s natural defense system.
Promotes cardiovascular, immune, joint and total-body health.

In addition to systemic enzyme benefits, this supplement also delivers antioxidant protection from cell-damaging free radicals through the nutrient rutin, which is found primarily in citrus fruit. Free radicals are unstable molecules that attack the structure of healthy cells, damaging their membranes, mitochondria and DNA, leading to poor health and accelerated aging.

For best results, FlavenZym™ should be taken on an empty stomach with a full glass of water.

NSI® FlavenZym™ "The Ultimate Systemic Enzyme Formula" is better because it:
Provides safe, natural support for multiple body systems in one convenient formula.
Also provides antioxidant protection!

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How Does FlavenZym™ "The Ultimate Systemic Enzyme Formula" Work?
Delivering an exclusive blend of systemic enzymes, including pancreatin, papain, bromelain and more, FlavenZym™ works to naturally support the body’s immune and cardiovascular systems.

Unlike digestive enzymes, which work in the gastrointestinal tract to help break down foods for enhanced absorption of nutrients, systemic enzymes are a special enzyme class that work on every system in the body to support complete, or systemic, health.

Benefits of systemic enzymes may include:

Promoting healthy blood consistency for enhanced circulation and blood pressure (and, thus, overall cardiovascular health), as well as better nutrient absorption.
Immune support. Enzymes help regulate immune function, helping prevent under- or over-activity of the body’s immune response. They also support healthy white blood cell activity and may increase natural killer cell production.
Enhanced joint health and mobility. Besides helping to normalize the body’s inflammatory response, systemic enzymes may provide pain relief associated with poor joint health.
Breakdown of protein. Enzymes ensure that protein is completely digested and absorbed by the body. When protein is not digested properly, poor digestion and buildup of toxins may result.