SUPPLEMENT QUIZ: WHAT SUPPLEMENTS SHOULD I BE TAKING?
In the UltraMind Solution, Dr. Hyman recommends everyone take the following supplements as a basic support package for your body and brain:
Multi-Vitamins/minerals - A high-quality, high-potency, highly bioavailable broad spectrum multivitamin, which contains all the basic essential vitamins and minerals.
Calcium Citrate - 600 to 800 mg depending on how much is in your multi-vitamin
Magnesium - amino acid chelate (aspartate, glycerinate, ascorbate, taurate, or citrate) 400 to 600 mg depending on how much is in your multi-vitamin
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) - 2,000 IU in addition to what is in your multi-vitamin.
B Complex vitamins (Methylation) - Folate (800 mcg with at least 400 coming from the active form or 5-MTHF or L-methylfolate), B6 (or pyridoxine, 50 mg), and B12 (1000 mcg with at least half coming from methylcobalamin)
Omega-3 fats (EPA/DHA) - 1,000 mg twice a day containing a ratio of 300/200.
Probiotics - or beneficial bacteria to improve your digestion, reduce food allergies and reduce gut inflammation - 10 to 20 billion organisms twice a day
Dr. Hyman also provides you with quizzes that are designed to help you identify which keys should be optimized in your body. That way you can customize the program for your particular needs. Again, you can download the guide that includes the quizzes. There is also a chapter on Supplements: What, When and How Much to Take. He also goes into a lot of detail in the book on supplements.