Around the year 2011, I found out that taking high doses of certain vitamins and minerals can substantially increase wellbeing. I have since experimented with different combinations. Below is a list of what I take at the moment (last change: June 2020); I am very happy with this.

Caveat: I am not a physician. Please consult your physician before doing any of the stuff listed below. If you have any suggestions or corrections (maybe you are a physician?), then please let me know.

The PZN numbers are used to unambiguously identify pharmaceutical products in Germany. They can be looked up at any German online pharmacy (such as Medpex or Aponeo). I give the total number of capsules in each bottle in parenthesis after each PZN.

In the morning

I take all of this at once, while having my breakfast. My breakfast consists mainly of fat (in the form of vegetable oil) and protein, which helps me to attain stable blood sugar levels. Moreover, fat is required for the body to absorb some of the vitamins listed below, such as Vitamin D3.

  • 1 capsule of Nutrient 950E without Cu/Fe/I (PZN 06552396 (90) or PZN 06552404 (180)). Use the PZN and a German online pharmacy to check out the actual ingredients.

  • 2000 IU of Vitamin D3 (2 capsules of PZN 5495644 (60) or PZN 05495667 (120))

  • 100mcg of Vitamin K2 (PZN 12870284 (60))

  • 400mcg of Folic Acid and 400mcg of Vitamin B12 (PZN 12341746 (90))

  • 1000mcg of Vitamin B12 (2 capsules of PZN 10918667 (90))

  • 120mg of Q10 (PZN 05134923 (60)). This stuff is expensive. You may take a lower dose if you like to safe some money, for example PZN 5134998 (120) or PZN 5135035 (120).

  • 400mg SAMe (PZN 09901408 (60)). This stuff is expensive, but it is highly recommended.

During the day

Many minerals will compete to be absorbed by the body. So I stretch the minerals out over the day. Now it is Zinc time; in the evening, I will conclude with Magnesium.

  • 30mg of Zinc (2 capsules of PZN 2788239 (60) or PZN 02774504 (180))

In the evening

  • 360mg of Magnesium (3 capsules of PZN 5852191 (90) or PZN 05852222 (180)). I believe that it makes a big difference in what form Magnesium is taken, and that Magnesium glycinate is one of the best. This stuff helps a lot in removing muscle tension, hence preventing headaches.