Dr Lapp’s supplement recommendations
Dr Charles Lapp, founder of the Hunter-Hopkins Center for chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia has recommended the following protocol of nutritional supplements: a multivitamin, vitamin B12, vitamin D3, calcium, magnesium, D-ribose, DHEA, Lysine, fish oil, plus for the most severely ill he also recommends NADH and acetylcarnitine.
A multivitamin[edit | edit source]
Vitamin B12[edit | edit source]
Vitamin B12 injections, which he believes helps boost energy in up to 80% of people with CFS or FM.
Vitamin D3[edit | edit source]
Calcium and Magnesium[edit | edit source]
D-Ribose[edit | edit source]
Dr Lapp recommended 5000mg of D-ribose three times a day for two weeks, then 5000mg twice a day. Results are usually obvious within three weeks. D-ribose is used in cell metabolism and energy production, and has a very large effect on blood sugar levels. Do not take with blood thinner medications or supplements like CoQ10.
NADH and acetylcarnitine[edit | edit source]
NADH[edit | edit source]
Dr Lapp recommends 10-20mg of NADH daily, which may take three to six months to work, with only a "subtle" response. NADH, also known as nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, increases ATP production in mitochondria.
Acetylcarnitine[edit | edit source]
1,000mg acetylcarnitine twice a day is recommended by Dr Lapp to "improve cognition". Acetylcarnitine is also known as acetyl-L-carnitine. This is used with NADH to increase energy production.
DHEA[edit | edit source]
Dr. Lapp recommends DHEA doseage of 25-50mg daily (women), or 50-100mg daily (men). DHEA is also known as dehydroepiandrosterone.
Supplements of DHEA can help with energy levels and libido, according to Dr Lapp. He states that there are a range of unpleasant side effects, and that is not needed if a person is already taking estrogen and/or testosterone via hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Lysine[edit | edit source]
Fish Oil[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Campbell, Bruce. "Dr Lapp's Recommendations on Supplements | ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help". www.cfidsselfhelp.org. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
cognition Thought processes, including attention, reasoning, and memory.
adverse reaction Any unintended or unwanted response to a treatment, whether in a clinical trial or licensed treatment. May be minor or serious.