Recommended Doses of Common Supplements

Nov 1, 1999

If you've studied the facts, discussed them with your health care team, and concluded that one or more of these supplements will benefit you, here are some suggested daily amounts, arranged as follows:


  • Daily Dose Suggested
  • Source


Vitamin C

  • 250-1000 milligrams
  • Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD

Vitamin E

  • 800 IU
  • R. Keith Campbell, RPh, CDE

Alpha-Lipoic Acid

  • 100-600 milligrams
  • Natural Health magazine (July-August 1998, "Consumer Guide to Vitamins & Minerals)

Chromium Picolinate

  • 400 micrograms
  • Campbell

Folic Acid

  • 800-1600 micrograms
  • Campbell

Gamma-Linolenic Acid (Evening Primrose and Borage Oils)

  • 200-500 milligrams
  • Natural Health


  • 800 milligrams, twice per day
  • Campbell

Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Fish and Flaxseed Oils)

  • 3-5 grams
  • Natural Health


  • 400 micrograms
  • K. P. Khalsa, author of "Herbal Defenses"

Vanadyl sulfate

  • 5-25 milligrams
  • Natural Health
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