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Stage 4:  Optimize

Almost everyone is short of some specific nutrient and needs a little boost.  The Oligoscan can really help narrow down what that is for you.  Hopefully these can be temporary additions to your Stage 2 Basics - if you improve your diet and lifestyle habits at the same time!  

Copper

Copper Benefits:  Too many to fit on this page.  Helps chelate heavy metals like fluoride.  Helps with energy and brain fog.  Helps with nerve pain, numbness, tingling, peripheral neuropathy.  Helps prevent DOMS after hard workouts for athletes.   Prevents nausea.  Helps with morning sickness during pregnancy.   Helps with histamine and allergic reactions.   Boosts immune system.   Helps balance iron and prevent anemia.

Important! Copper needs cofactors! You cannot just take copper on its own for more than a week or two without adding  Zinc, Vitamin C, Magnesium, B Vitamins,  etc.   Ask VIGEO for a more detailed breakdown of nutrient cofactors.   If you are getting grey fingernails, then you need more zinc to balance out your copper intake.   

Tablets: https://www.amazon.com/Swanson-Antioxidant-Support-Mineral-Supplement/dp/B00068TSEK

Liquid:  Copper Sulfate crystals   

Get a lifetime supply from VIGEO for $20.

Iodine

Iodine is critically important to the Thyroid gland as well as the stomach and ovaries.  If you are diagnosed with Hashimoto’s (hypothyroidism) it’s likely that a shortage of iodine is causing these issues.  Iodine deficiency can include constipation, low energy, cold hands and feet, skin issues and a multitude of other symptoms (do a Google search for hypothyroid symptoms). In our toxic world, Bromine can stand in for Iodine (they are both Halides in the Periodic Table) and when this happens your hormones won’t function correctly.  In the podcast below, Dr. Brownstein states that 75% of the blood tests of his new patients indicated they needed Thyroid hormones.  When he tested them for Iodine deficiency, 96% of his patients were severely low on iodine. When he had them supplement with iodine, some of those patients no longer needed Thyroid hormones.  Tread carefully here.  Large doses of iodine may cause temporary goiter symptoms as the Thyroid quickly expands to soak in Iodine and get rid of Bromine (like a dry sponge soaking up water).   It is recommended to start companion supplements a week before iodine to help chelate Bromine from the body, including Vitamin C, Selenium, Copper, Magnesium, B Complex, and Salt.  Take Iodine supplements away from food and other supplements. See the Iodine Truth Group on Facebook for more info on dosing.  Yes, these supplements have 100x the RDA of iodine in them.  The RDA was written just to prevent goiter… we want to optimize our health, not just be barely alive!  The body can hold 1500 mg of Iodine at a time, and Japanese women (who have the lowest incidence of recorded thyroid problems) get 12 mg a day on average.  Correcting a hypothyroid deficiency may also help with high cholesterol and high blood pressure.   If you take blood pressure meds, as you supplement with iodine, monitor and reduce your meds accordingly.

http://truemedmd.com/2014/03/iodine-bromine-detox-unrefined-salt-jeffrey-dach-md/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005MKP9OK/ref=twister_B01N7C1HZS

 

https://www.amazon.com/Carlyle-Lugols-Percent-Potassium-Solution/dp/B07C2KTNSM   1 drop is 2.5 mg

 

https://www.learntruehealth.com/the-many-benefits-of-iodine-with-dr-david-brownstein/


https://alivenhealthy.com/2021/10/19/how-to-use-iodine-to-improve-immunity-and-prevent-infection-naturally/

Magnesium

90% of people are deficient in magnesium and it can affect sleep and cause muscle cramps. There are 20 versions of magnesium and most of them give you diarrhea or just don’t aren’t very digestible.   Look for the Glycinate, Threonate, Malate or Mag w/SRT forms to avoid that problem and consider a combination of multiple forms to target many organs at once.  Yet a proper for of magnesium is amazing for sleep, energy, skin, heart issues, chronic fatigue, acid reflux, anxiety, digestion, depression, headaches, IBS, neve problems, and Raynaud’s, among other things. Take these at night as they usually help with sleep.

 

https://bioptimizers.com/shop/products/magnesium-breakthrough

 

https://bit.ly/3O8eblBJigsaw Health Mag w/SRT

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a great antioxidant. Use it to bowel tolerance to avoid taking antibiotics and to get over colds faster. Liposomal forms are as good as getting C in an IV!  I buy large bottles of it 1000 mg per capsule at the Vitamin Shoppe or Costco.  Cheap versions are fine for this vitamin.   It’s water soluble so divided doses over a day is better than one large dose.  Vitamin C can be taken safely at much higher doses than recommended on the bottle.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Liposomal-Vitamin-1200mg-Serving-Capsules/dp/B07DH1ZJZ9 

Zinc

If it’s winter, you’ve been around someone who’s sick, or you want to bump up your immune system, Zinc is a powerhouse.  Resveratrol and Spermidine are effect against symptoms of long Cov1d.  These combos can also help with allergies, inflammation, and viruses.   Add Copper if you take Zinc, they really need to be balanced.

 

https://www.upgradedformulas.com/products/zinc

Kidney (Selenium)

Kidney provides high amounts of selenium as well as peptides and cofactors, and has been good for alleviating all sorts of allergy symptoms. Selenium is a trace element essential for thyroid and metabolism health. Correcting a deficiency might also help with asthma, prostate problems, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, and Multiple sclerosis.   Selenium is one of a few things we can measure - get a blood test to check your levels.  

https://ancestralsupplements.com/collections/allergy-support/products/grass-fed-kidney-by-ancestral-supplements-1

Vitamin D3

Most people are deficient in D especially in the winter. I take 5,000 IU a day most days, and if I’m around someone who is sick, I bump it up to 50,000 IU a day for a few days. Although it is fat-soluble it takes waaaaay more than that to cause toxicity problems. If you are worried about your immune system and C0VID, which seems to hit the hardest if you are overweight and/or have (pre)diabetes, take Vitamin D2 + K3 at 5,000 IU a day, plus a couple GRAMS of vitamin C.    Take Vitamin D3 ONLY in the morning, D can affect sleep when taken too late in the day as it affects cortisol levels.  D3, K2, Magnesium and Calcium all work together synergistically so need to be taken in balance.   High levels of Vit D have been shown to be capable of healing old injuries and perform many important functions.  Sunshine is often not enough.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K2 carries Calcium around the body, and if there is not enough K2, Calcium gets deposited where it shouldn’t, such as in your arteries and the plaque behind your teeth.  I’m convinced that lack of Vitamin K2 is a hidden factor in heart attacks.   It can also help prevent kidney stones. Take with cofactors Vitamin D and Magnesium.

https://www.k-vitamins.com/index.php?page=vitamin-k-buy-now

B Complex

If you feel overly tired too often, a B Complex might pep you up. Especially important if you’ve drunk a lot of alcohol in your life or been a smoker.  If you have a history of smoking or alcohol, then consider adding a sublingual B12 supplement as well.   Choose only Methylated versions of B Vitamins which say Folate and Methylcobalamin.  

AVOID Folic Acid and Fortified/Enriched Foods.  These can't be digested by most people due to genetic mutations and cause poor sleep, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression and anxiety.  

 

Chromium

Low Chromium can be a sign of poor blood sugar control and insulin/diabetic issues.    Can be a sign of fatty liver disease and alcohol issues.    Excess chromium is rare.    Signs of low chromium include hypoglycemia and a need to snack at night.  

https://www.amazon.com/Pure-Encapsulations-Picolinate-Hypoallergenic-Metabolism/dp/B00172YQHI/

Borax

20 Mule Team Borax Laundry detergent for arthritis?   Yes!  Borax is just the element Boron with some fancy advertising.  And in tiny doses, Boron is essential for joint health and can prevent and cure joint issues including Rheumatoid Arthritis.  There’s even a Facebook group which talks about how great Borax works for Arthritis.  Well, what they mostly do is talk people off the ledge who are afraid of eating laundry detergent!  Don’t be that person.  Repeat after me:  Boron is an element. Boron has good antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral properties, and is essential for the integrity and function of cell walls. Boron has the highest concentration in the parathyroid glands, followed by bones and dental enamel. It is essential for healthy bone and joint function, regulating the absorption and metabolism of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus through its influence on the parathyroid glands.  Boron is for the parathyroids what iodine is for the thyroid.  Take 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon of borax in a glass of water a few days a week in the morning.  Less if you are a small person.  Don’t buy expensive supplements for this, a box of Borax will last you for years.  The rest of it will help clean your laundry and keep the bugs out of your house too.

https://www.amazon.com/Borax-Laundry-Booster-Powder-Pounds/dp/B018HUUK40/

Lithium

Mood and sleep regulator. Product for bone marrow for white blood cells. Intrinsic relationship with B12. If B12 is high in blood but low in Oligoscan, its because low lithium. Lithium increases binding proteins for B12 inside the cells.   May help with Fibromyalgia and Nerve pain. 

https://www.amazon.com/Pure-Encapsulations-Hypoallergenic-Supplement-Emotional/dp/B00DEQERAQ/

Phosphorus

This is the most important mineral after calcium, including 80% in bone and 20% in the brain, muscles and blood, particularly in the form of phosphoprotein compounds, phospholipids, and ATP.  Phosphorus plays three important roles: Structural role: with calcium, it is the mineral structure of bone,  Energy role: storage and transfer of energy (ATP)

Has a Role in cell permeability.  Low Phosphorus indicates adrenal fatigue.
Important for strength in bonds between bones, tissue, collagen

Sources- Phosphorus is found in fish and shellfish, eggs, meat, poultry, legumes, nuts and whole grains. 

 

DO NOT TAKE AS A SUPPLEMENT, GET FROM FOOD SOURCES. 

B12

B12 is involved in Metabolism of nucleic acids, Methionine synthesis and DNA synthesis.   Helps with anemia.   Deficiency may cause neurological pain.  Helps with Blood building, DNA production, Nerve and cell health (supports Red Blood Cell production), helps to prevent megaloblastic anemia that makes people tired and weak, vital role in cell production and supports healthy hair, skin, nails.  

Cofactor for enzymatic reactions in the methionine and folate cycles. The B vitamins are required for clearance of homocysteine

Choose a form that says Methylcobalamin.   If yours says Cyanocobalamin, please throw it aways, it's a synthetic form which contains cyanide.  

Avoid Energy drinks and foods which contain Cyanocobalamin.

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