Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Kaiden's current supplement list

It's been awhile since I've updated Kaiden's full supplement list here on the blog.  Keep in mind, this is what we're doing right now at the time of this writing - we're in the midst of some testing so things may change.

Kaiden is still getting:
Powdered kelp once every 8 days or so
Dr. Christopher's Kid-E-Mins (plant based)
Dr. Christopher's Kid-E-Calc (plant based)
Dr. Christopher's Kid-E-Trac (plant based)
Vitamin D3
CoQ10 (ubiquinone)
Taurine - recently reduced his dosage based on bloodwork, seeing if we still get the same results
Digestive enzymes - bromelain free

We are almost out of the ubiquinone, and the ubiquinol version of CoQ10 is supposed to be more effective.  To be honest, I've never seen any improvement with the ubiquinone, so we'll have to try the ubiquinol - but it's expensive!!

We recently did an amino acid panel, a fatty acid panel, and are currently awaiting results from the latest GI panel.   The fatty acids came back all good, but with the recommendation to try curcumin for metabolic inflammation.  Still researching what kind I want to try with him - most people recommend Nutrivene's Longvida curcumin because it's been shown to cross the blood-brain barrier, but there's several companies making bio-curcumin now, so there's lots to choose from. While turmeric isn't supposed to be quite as effective, I used to give it to our senior rottie, Carl, and it did wonders for his arthritis.  I can always try that in the meantime with Kaiden and see if we have any results. 

The amino acid panel showed Kaiden was a little high in taurine, so we reduced his dosage for now.  He showed low (near the bottom of acceptable range, but not below) in l-tyrosine, glycine, and threonine.  His osetopath recommended to giving him glysom and l-tyrosine. 

Right  now I'm waiting for the GI results to come in and to see if we need to run another CBC before making any additional changes.

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