Vitamins that May Help

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I do not know if vitamin supplements will help everyone with dyslexia. They do seem to help me. More importantly other people, that did not know I was doing anything different, have made comments of improvements.

I do NOT want to suggest, or imply, that this is a cure. There are still days that I have a lot of trouble. And there are possible dangers involved in taking large amounts of vitamins, including DEATH.


Side note and one more warning:

Over the last few years I have been hearing the statement, “Since it is all natural, it is safe.”

Granted many natural products are safe. However, Cyanide is also all natural. It can be found in the seeds of many plants. A few of which have enough to cause death, if the seeds are eaten. So if you remember nothing else … always remember all natural does NOT equate to being all safe.

Always double check the item before you try anything new.

I have no clinical studies for any of this, just trial and error over the years.

If you know of any studies, regarding treatments for dyslexia (does not have to be vitamin related), please email me.

I am sure there are many factors that will effect the results, from sleeping habits, eating habits, exercise habits, etc., etc., etc. Thus, finding an exact match with the vitamins is probably not important.

It will probably take a few days before one will notice a change. The first change, I remember, was being more frustrated, when I was writing or typing, because I was suddenly 'aware' of the mistakes that I was making.

Again, this is NOT a cure. I still spell very poorly. I still reverse words/'jumble phrases', along with many other mistakes. The mistakes are just less common.

Check with a medical professional BEFORE adding any of this to your diet.

I weigh approximately 155 lbs (70 kg). I assume vitamin/mineral proportions would need to be adjusted according to weight.

My current Intake of supplemental vitamins:

1 multi-vitamin/mineral tablet -- 2 times a day for about a week then 1 a day
  (There are many inexpensive brands available, both generic and brand name) 

    Each tablet contains:
      Vitamin A - 5000 IU               Calcium - 162 mg
        (25% as beta Carotene)
      Vitamin C - 60mg                  Iron - 18 mg
      Vitamin D - 400 IU                Phosphorus - 109 mg
      Vitamin E - 30 IU                 Iodine - 150 mcg
      Vitamin K - 25 mcg                Magnesium 100mg
      Thiamin - 1.5 mg                  Zinc - 15mg
      Riboflavin - 1.7 mg               Selenium 20 mcg
      Niacin - 20 mg                    Copper 2mg
      Vitamin B6 - 2 mg                 Manganese 2 mg
      Folate - 400 mcg                  Chromium 120 mcg
      Vitamin B12 - 6 mcg               Molybdenum 75 mcg
                                        Chloride 72 mg
      Pantothenic Acid - 10 mg          Potassium 80 mg
      Nickel 5 mcg                      Tin 10 mcg
      Silicon 2 mg                      Vanadium 10 mcg
      Boron 150 mcg                     Lutein 250 mcg

1 St. John's Wart Supplement Tablet -- 2 times a day for about a week then 1 a day Each tablet contains: 300mg St. John's Wart (aerial parts)
Note: (May 20, 2003) I have use the Selenium and Lecithin supplements for many years with good results. However, there are some suggestions that a supplement of Ginkgo Biloba might give the same results. Thus, I am experimenting with a new formula and currently not taking the Selenium and Lecithin.
1 Selenium Supplement Tablet -- 2 times a day for about a week then 1 a day Each tablet contains: 50 mcg Selenium
1 Lecithin Supplement Tablet -- 2 times a day for about a week then 1 a day Each tablet contains: 19 grains Lecithin
The results so far with substituting the Ginkgo Biloba for the Selenium and Lecithin are promising but still to early to say for sure. 1 Ginkgo Biloba Supplement Tablet -- twice a day Each tablet contains: 30 mg Ginkgo Biloba extract Standardized for minimum of: 24% Ginkgo Flavone Glcosides (14.4 mg) 6% Terpenes (3.6 mg)

I do not know what long term use with high doses of these vitamins & supplements will do to the body. (Again, if anyone knows of any published studies, please email me.)

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