Dr. Bob is mentioned many times on this web site. He was a M.D. internal medicine, orthomolecular doctor, M.D. psychiatrist, chiropractor, and healer 65 years. Dr. Bob was a diabetic who lived to 108 years, with only 1 side effect 2 years before he passed away. He started treating addicts in the 1930's and continued to treat them for 7 decades.
Dr. Bob said the main reason for bruising in addicts is a nutritional problem. The skin is mainly made from a substance called collagen. Collagen is made by the body, mainly using vitamin C to compose it. So a person who is bruising easily, according to Dr. Bob, is likely not getting enough vitamin C from their nutrition. Therefore one idea to aid in preventing bruising is to supplement vitamin C.
Dr. Bob advised supplementing 1-2 grams of buffered vitamin C powder, 2 or 3 times a day. Dr. Bob advised using vitamin C powder with magnesium, called "ascorbate C with magnesium." The reason is magnesium is a mineral that can increase metabolic processes. In other words magnesium can speed up the body and since many heroin addicts feel sluggish or lack energy, magnesium is helpful to these types of conditions and can be a part of the vitamin C supplementation. Vitamin C ascorbate powder is water-soluble so you should use it in divided doses to keep the blood levels constant with vitamin C. Dr. Bob also recommended fat-soluble vitamin C called ascorbyl palmitate, 250-500 mg each day as part of your vitamin C dose.
Vitamin C does not work by itself. The body works by synergy, meaning many different substances are needed to combine and make the body work. Vitamin C needs other cofactors when making collagen in the body and Dr. Bob said one method to aid in providing cofactors with vitamin C is to use a multi vitamin and mineral. However, addicts usually have a great amount of stress in the body whether they are using drugs or have stopped. Stress often leads to nutritional deficiencies or insufficiencies in the body and this means an addict needs higher amounts of some supplements in order to get the nutrition they need. Most multi vitamins and minerals are made for a healthy male, about age 30 and weighing about 170 pounds. This is not the type of supplement an addict needs due to the metabolic and biochemical stress of their disease. Dr. Bob recommended Maxilife multi vitamin and mineral for addicts. The reason is Maxilife bases its doses on deficiencies in the body, meaning if you are deficient due to your disease, Maxilife can provide the doses you need. Dr. Bob said he studied many different vitamin companies and never found one multi made that covered deficiencies like Maxilife. Therefore Dr. Bob advised the full daily dose of Maxilife in divided doses. If you begin Maxilife take the full-recommended daily dose in order to get the sufficient amounts often needed by addicts.
Note Ė In order for these anti-aging ideas to be successful, you must use supplements of the highest quality. Dr. Bob often said, "almost all supplement companies produce poor quality." You can consider the product page of this web site. Almost all the products met Dr. Bobís approval. Since he passed away we have attempted to keep the same high standards.
WARNING: DO NOT STOP ANY TREATMENT OR MEDICATION YOU CURRENTLY USE. CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING THE USE OF SUPPLEMENTS.
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