The needs of the individual may vary greatly and so the dosage of the micro-nutrients may vary also. Everyone knows that smoking and drinking alcohol have major consequences as far as the body is concerned but did you know that those consequences have a direct effect on the cells of the body. Vitamin C is an example of the sort of penalty faced when smoking and drinking as this vitamin is depleted to a point where the cells can no longer maintain their integrity. Connective tissue then deteriorates and allows easy passage of cancer cells. Vitamin C is the single most important micro-nutrient for our cells and many functions are dependant on it, however, other micro-nutrients are needed to complete the chains of the various processes. These micro-nutrients will include vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids and phytobiologicals which act together synergistically to maintain all the processes of the body.

When you read the words “basic supply”, it refers to micro-nutrients in minimum quantities, as listed in the table on the Diet and Health page, and include vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7 (biotin), B9 (folic acid), B12, vitamin C, vitamin D3, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, chromium, molybdenum, inositol, I-proline and l-lysine, l-arginine, l-carnitine, l-cysteine, coenzyme Q10, phosphorus, pycnogenol and citrus bioflavonoids.  Years of scientific research have confirmed that the most effective micronutrient supplementation can be achieved by applying specific and properly selected micronutrient combinations acting in biological synergy and can be supplied in one single supplement.

ADHD and Autism, Arrhythmia, Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer,  Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), Dementia, Hayfever, Migraines, Osteoporisis.

Allergic Reactions (Hayfever).

An allergy is a hypersensitive reaction by the body’s immune system to either foreign or bodily substances. The immune system identifies the substances as foreign and hazardous and thus sets an immune response in motion.

Supplements:- The basic supply Vitacor Plus(001) plus increased levels of vitamin C, polyphenols in the form of EGCG (green tea extract), lysine, proline and arginine. EpiQuercican™(019)

Artery Walls and Connective Tissue.

Connective tissue gives body tissues and organs strength and stability and is a vital protective factor against the spread of many different diseases. Natural stability and elasticity is achieved by optimum production of collagen, elastin and other connective tissue molecules and, this in turn, is dependant on optimum supplies of cellular nutrients. These nutrients are also vital for the arteries which have to maintain their structure and elasticity in order to function. If the  arteries start to break down then the body tries to compensate by filling the cracks with cholesterol  causing thickening of the artery walls and “hardening” of the arteries. Reducing cholesterol can only supply a short term gain.

Curcumin - As antioxidants, curcuminoid compounds help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system by improving the viscosity of blood and reducing plaque formation in the arteries, both of which obstruct proper blood circulation.

Supplements:- The basic supply Vitacor Plus(001) plus increased levels of vitamin C, lysine, proline, N-acetyl-glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate and copper. Arteriforte™(004)

Chronic Inflammation.

Inflammation is often accompanied by a weakened immune system. The body’s defensive reaction may persist for months or even years. The connective tissue will be affected due to the inflammation and defensive process. Cellular nutrients support important procedures in the body in this defensive struggle: supporting healthy cell function, strengthening the immune system, protecting and strengthening the connective tissue and inhibiting excessive production of collagen-digesting enzymes. Cruciferous plants such as Arugula, Bok choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collard greens, Horseradish, Kale, Radishes, Rutabaga, Turnips, Watercress and Wasabi.

Supplements:- The basic supply Vitacor Plus(001) plus increased levels of vitamin C, polyphenols in the form of EGCG (green tea extract), lysine, proline, arginine, resveratrol, chondroitin sulphate and quercetin. (Phytobiologicals Basic Formula)(018)


Most of the Cholesterol circulating in the bloodstream is produced by the body and any cholesterol consumed in the diet is only a fraction of the total. In a healthy individual the cholesterol produced by the body is in balance with the body’s needs regarding metabolic functions. Cholesterol doesn’t always mean the same to everyone and there is often confusion over the role that cholesterol plays. The chemical substance known as cholesterol is a single molecule that is manufactured in the liver and is so vital that you cannot live without it. Having too little cholesterol has serious consequenses.

Cholesterol is found in the cell membranes surrounding every cell in the body, forming many of the tiny machines called organelles within the cells. Cholesterol is also the precursor to many important steroid hormones and sunlight converts it into Vitamin D3. It is excreted by the liver in the form of bile salts which are released from the gall bladder after meals and attach to digested fat from the intestine in order to transport the fat to the blood. They are responsible for the absorption of fat and, in other words, you reabsorb the bile salts. This means that up to 50% of the cholesterol is recycled.

The name “cholesterol” is also applied to a large variety of particles found in the blood. These particles contain millions upon millions of molecules of cholesterol, some fats called phosphilipids and other fats called triglycerides. Triglycerides and cholesterol are not soluable in the watery plasma of the blood so, in order to dissolve in the plasma and be carried around the body, these particles are surrounded by water soluable phospholipids, proteins and antioxidants (stoping the fats from going rancid).  The spherical particle which is thus formed is called lipoprotein. These lipoproteins are unfortunately also called “cholesterol” by many in the medical industry but, are not cholesterol at all. To add to the confusion, there are many different kinds of lipoproteins (cholesterol). There are high-density lipoproteins (HDL), low-density lipoproteins (LDL), very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL) and intermediate density lipoproteins (IDL).

Put simply, the liver manufactures and places large LDLs into the blood to be carried all over the body where the cholesterols, triglyserides and phospholipids are offloaded to be used by the tissues. The LDLs get smaller and denser resulting in one of two kinds either, a large pattern type (pattern A) or a small pattern type (pattern B). The small pattern B LDLs have more triglycerides on board and arise as a result of insulin resistance from a high carbohydrate diet containing sugar, processed foods and a lack of certain nutrients such as Vitamin C.

It so happens that if the artery wall is damaged and little injuries occur in the lining of the artery due to sugar and high insulin levels, the pattern B LDLs are small enough to slip into these tiny tears and accumulate in the damaged area. In time, fatty streaks begin to grow as more small LDLs, particularly those with oxidised cholesterol, accumulate in the plaque which is forming.  They then become engulfed by white blood cells within the artery wall, forming foam cells and, eventually, porridge-like atheromas develop. This restricts the volume of blood passing through the artery and is the beginning of atherosclerosis. The answer to this is not to restrict the amount of "cholesterol" being produced but to give the body all the nutrients necessary to repair the artery walls and restrict the amount of sugar and processed foods. Just remember that HDL is not good cholesterol and LDL is not bad cholesterol as neither of them are cholesterol at all.   

Supplements:- The basic supply Vitacor Plus(001) plus increased levels of vitamin C, B vitamins, folic acid, biotin, carnitine, betaine and Arteriforte™(004). This combination helps repair the arteries.

Strengthening of the Immune System and Blood Production.

Strengthening of the immune system and blood production go hand in hand and are best considered together. The finest protection against disease is a healthy immune system and synonymous with this is the supply chain which we call blood. Blood transports oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells and, as blood has a limited life span, it must be constantly renewed. The immune system is dependent on the supply of nutrients and protective cells from the blood and, indeed, blood is part of the body’s defence mechanism.

Supplements:- The basic supply Vitacor Plus(001) plus increased levels of vitamin C, vitamin A (beta carotene), vitamin E, vitamins B6 and B12, folic acid, iron, zinc, selenium and lysine. ImmunoCell™(002).

Cardiac Muscle Cells - Powerful and Rhythmic Heart Beat

Cardiac arrhythmia is often caused by deficient supplies of cellular nutrients (bioenergy) to the heart muscle cells which trigger the heart’s electrical excitation. This deficiency in billions of electrical heart muscle cells leads to malfunctioning of the formation and conduction of electrical excitation in the heart. In sufferers this is manifest in symptoms such as confusion, racing heart and dizziness. The most important cellular nutrients needed to supply heart muscle cells with bioenergy are vitamin C, carnitine, magnesium and coenzyme Q10.

Supplements:- The basic supply Vitacor Plus(001) plus increased levels of vitamin C, carnitine, magnesium and coenzyme Q10 also B vitamins and taurine for extra support. Enercor™(008)

Sugar Metabolism - Blood Sugar and Vascular Protection

After a meal, the blood sugar level increases and the pancreas releases insulin so that the sugar can get into the cells. In the event that this procedure is disturbed due to a diabetic disposition, there will be an increased blood sugar level. Glucose molecules and vitamin C molecules are extremely similar in structure. For transportation into the vascular cells they use the same cellular uptake mechanism and in the case of an increased blood sugar level, more sugar molecules will be infiltrate the vascular cells and the vitamin C absorption decreases. Supplementing with vitamin C is, therefore, very important.

Supplements:- The basic supply Vitacor Plus(001) plus increased levels of vitamin C, vitamin E, B vitamins, chromium, inositol and choline.


Co-enzyme Q10, Magnesium, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) and Arginine have all been subject to studies individually when it comes to reducing the severity and frequency of migraines and have all proven to be beneficial. Unfortunately there are no studies involving all of them. The combination of Co-enzyme Q10, Magnesium and Vitamin B2 have been subject to small scale trials to good effect but these trials did not involve control groups. Coriander has been used for thousands of years as a treatment for migraines and epilepsy.

Supplements:- Vitamin C, Co-enzyme Q10 (Ubiquinol for people over 50 years of age), Magnesium, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin 200 mg), B6 (25 mg), B12 (400 mcg), Calcium, Folic Acid (2 mg), Vitamin D and Arginine.


The treatment of epilepsy is very similar to migraines in that Vitamin C, Co-enzyme Q10, Magnesium, Calcium and Arginine are all important however, Vitamin B6 has been shown to be deficient in many people who suffer from epilepsy. Also important are Carnitine, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Selenium, Taurine and Zinc which have all been tested and seen to give relief. Some of those nutrients tested are paired with others so that synergy is achieved.


The term “asthma” refers to regularly occurring breathing difficulties which includes coughing and shortness of breath. This shortness of breath is as a result of narrowing of the airways due to the cramping of the smooth muscle cells and swelling of the membranes. These symptoms are often triggered by irritants and one of the most important natural substances promoting the relaxation of the smooth muscle cells is Arginine.  Arginine raises the nitric oxide levels as it breaks down in the blood and this nitric oxide is taken up by the smooth muscle cells causing them to relax. This process is supported by vitamin C which boosts the availability of nitric oxide. Lysine and quercetin  have also been shown to help reduce the frequency of asthma attacks.

Supplements:- The basic supply Vitacor Plus(001) plus increased levels of Arginine, Magnesium,Vitamin C, Lysine, Quercetin and Omega 3. Don’t use a fish oil supplement with Omega 3, 6, 9 as Omega 3 will reduce the asthma but Omega 6 will increase it.


Cancer passes through several different stages of development and the disease has a number of characteristic properties. Principal among these are the uncontrolled cell growth, the ability to form new blood cells and the production of collagen digesting enzymes. The collagen digesting enzymes allow the cancer to travel around the body without restriction and this is also the reason why cells around the cancer are destroyed. Cancer cells are immortal and do not die in the way that other cells do and this is why the cell growth is uncontrolled. To combat this characteristics you must take the following in sufficient quantities and in combination so as to make best use of their synergistic effect.

Vitamin C - protects cells from damage and clears cells which are damaged. It is key in the production of connective tissue. Humans are one of very few animals who can’t produce vitamin C and so we have to get all from our diet. A minimum amount would be around 1500 mg per day but, this would increase significantly if you drink alcohol, smoke or live in a large town or city.

EGCG - a polyphenol compound of green tea which inhibits the formation and proliferation of cancer cells and is important in preventing cell damage. In addition, other active plant substances which control the proliferation and development of cancer cells are resveratrol, quercetin, glucosinolates and curcumin.

Berberine -  It seems to suppress the growth of a wide variety of tumor cells, including breast cancer, leukemia, melanoma, epidermoid carcinoma, hepatoma, pancreatic cancer, oral carcinoma, tongue carcinoma, glioblastoma, prostate carcinoma and gastric carcinoma. Animal studies have shown that berberine can suppress chemical-induced carcinogenesis, clastogenesis, tumor promotion, tumor invasion, prostate cancer, neuroblastoma, and leukemia.

Lysine - is a vital factor in blocking collagen digesting enzymes and is an important building block of stable connective tissue.

Proline - is also an important building block of stable connective tissue.

N-acetyl-cysteine - is a powerful antioxidant which helps protect the connective tissue against uncontrolled destruction.

Arginine, Selenium, Copper and Manganese - can suppress tumour growth and the early stages of tumour spread.

Curcumin - Inhibits the proliferation of tumour cells, Inhibits the transformation of cells from normal to tumour, helps the body destroy mutated cancer cells so they cannot spread throughout your body, inhibits the synthesis of a protein thought to be instrumental in tumour formation and helps to prevent the development of the additional blood supply necessary for cancer cell growth (angiogenesis).

Bioperine (Piperine) - Taken with curcumin to boost its absorption rate, however, bioperine shouldn’t be used when the cancer is gastrointestinal cancer. This is because slow absorption is a benefit in these cases.

CBD Oil - causes apoptosis or cell death in cancer cells. Cancer cells are immortal because apoptosis has been turned off. A broad spectrum CBD oil or CBD and THC is best.

Omega-3 - also causes apoptosis or cell death in cancer cells.  The DHA can be likened to a cellular alarm system with its oxidation triggering programmed cell death (apoptosis) by signaling caspase-3 when something goes wrong with the cell.

Astragalus - the root not only increases the number of various white cells and in particular the ´hunter´ T-cells it also helps identify the viruses, bacteria and other rogue cells. The University of Texas has shown that Astragalus seems to be an adaptogenic herb ´offering up´ viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells to be seen by the immune system.

Mannose - found in black currants, red currants, gooseberries, cranberries, cranberry juice, tomatoes, apples, peaches, oranges and blueberries also it resides in vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and green beans. Useful in the treatment of certain cancers. In experiments involving lab mice, mannose was shown to interfere with the ability of cancerous tumours to take up glucose.

Metformin - Metformin (Glucophage) has been the world's most frequently prescribed medication for type 2 diabetes. It has now been found to have significant anti tumour properties, however, this may in part be due to the way it controls and decreases sugar levels in the blood. That it works is not in doubt.

As with all supplements their effectiveness depends on their purity and manufacture. Some supplements are filled with the leaves of the plant when it is the root which is required and even the humble vitamin C has multiple forms. Quality is never cheap.

Another important fact here is sugar. Cancer cells love sugar and so cutting out sugar is a great way of restricting cancer growth. Remember here that most processed foods contain sugar and check on the sugar of drinks and, whilst we are on the subject of drink, stay away from alcohol because it depletes the body’s level of vitamin C.  Helpful here also is the ketogenic diet.  Over 90 percent of cancer cases are either preventable or treatable. The key here is to view cancer as a metabolic dysfunction, allowing you to gain control over this dreadful disease. To put it simply, the right foods and strategies can help suppress cancer growth while simultaneously pushing it into remission.  What most people don't know is that cancer cells are mainly fuelled by glucose and, in this regard, the ketogenic or the 4+4+12 diet is the obvious answer to cancer control.. By depriving cancers of their primary source of fuel, as well as protein restriction, cancer cells will literally starve to death.  Research regarding the ketogenic diet in relation to fighting cancer has grown over the years, however, maintaining a supply of micro-nutrients is critical to the whole process.

Finally, please remember that white carbohydrates convert readily into glucose and are just as bad as sugar when it comes to feeding cancer cells. White carbs are potatoes, pasta, white bread and white rice so limit these as much as possible. If you really must have chips then try sweet potatoes, I actually prefer them. One further warning, look out for artificial sweeteners and fructose. Artificial sweeteners are worse than sugar and have to be limited. Fructose is sugar but is treated differently by the liver which converts it into fat rather than glucose.  

Supplements:- The basic supply Vitacor Plus(001) plus EpiQuercican (019)

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Patients showing early signs of dementia should immediately be given omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid which has proven very useful in controlling this disease. These supplements, along with plenty of exercise, can go a long way to preventing dementia but beware, too many people feel that a half hour gentle stroll counts as exercise. We are talking about power walking or jogging so the earlier you start the better.

Suppliments:- Omega-3 fatty acids, Proline, Lysine, Coenzyme Q10 and vitamins C, B6, B12 and folic acid alternatively use the Rath treatments - Vitacor Plus(001), Enercor™(008), ProlysinC (009) plus extra Coenzyme Q10 and Omega-3.

ADHD and Autism

The treatments for ADHD and Autism are often similar except that the autistic child must have protein which includes dairy whereas a child suffering from ADHD may be better without dairy. The most common treatment for ADHD involves the use of prescription drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall. Both have been linked to suicidal thoughts and personality changes. Ritalin is a central nervous system stimulant and is proven to cause serious side effects including nervousness, agitation, anxiety, insomnia, nausea, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, and even psychosis.

Adderall is a legal amphetamine that is highly addictive with prolonged use. Its severe side effects include tremors, hallucinations, muscle twitches, high blood pressure, fast or irregular heartbeats, personality changes, and extreme mood swings. The 2015 documentary movie ‘Prescription Thugs’ provides shocking evidence regarding the dangers of such drugs and is well worth watching.

Given the side effects of prescription drugs, it is clear why an increasing number of patients are seeking effective natural remedies for both ADHD and autism. The beneficial effects of micronutrients in both have been scientifically proven. The best treatment approach involves excluding certain types of foods from the daily diet and taking a combination of supplementary micronutrients to make up for any deficiency.

The most important things for ADHD patients to exclude from their diets are sugar and gluten. Sugar is a massive problem because it can cause blood sugar spikes, which in ADHD patients result in a loss of focus when blood sugar levels spike down.  In addition to excluding sugar and gluten, it is also helpful to avoid dairy products, artificial food colourings, food additives such as monosodium glutamate and hydrolyzed vegetable protein, nitrates, caffeine, soy, aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. Beware of environmental poisons and buy organic produce whenever you can.

When we look at Autism the treatments are very similar. A diet which uses organic foods is a must and a low sugar and low white carbohydrate diet is a must. To clear any toxic metals, such as mercury, from the system use Lipoic Acid.  

Micro-nutrients that are effective in ADHD and Autism

Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 supplements are hugely beneficial to ADHD and Autistic patients. These essential fatty acids are critical for brain function and serve as a potent overall anti-inflammatory. Ensuring a sufficient supply to the body has been shown to significantly reduce symptoms and improve learning.

B vitamins

Children with ADHD or Autism may need extra B vitamins, especially vitamin B6, to help with the formation of serotonin (an important neurotransmitter). Lower concentrations of vitamins B2, B6 and folate are associated with an ADHD diagnosis, with B2 and B6 also linked to symptom severity.

Zinc, magnesium and iron

Zinc, magnesium, and iron play important roles in relaxing the nervous system. A deficiency of any of these minerals may exacerbate symptoms. Research shows that levels of these minerals are much lower in children with ADHD.


ADHD is closely connected to the digestive system. Taking a good quality probiotic daily will therefore help maintain intestinal health. Research has shown that probiotic supplementation early in life may reduce the risk of neuropsychiatric disorder development later in childhood.

Vitamin D

The 'sunshine vitamin' is very helpful with ADHD and Autism. According to a 2018 study and vitamin D supplementation in children with ADHD and Autism may improve cognitive function.  Research clearly supports a relationship between micronutrients and the development of both ADHD and Autism. Micro-nutrient deficiency is common in sufferers and is seen almost universally in autistic children.

Lipoic Acid

Lipoic acid is a good chelator of mercury because it binds well to mercury. It binds to mercury in sort of a "pincer grasp", making it very difficult for mercury to leave the chelator to bind to another molecule.


Bone tissue is continuously being broken down and replaced and, over a period of seven to ten years, the body’s entire skeleton will be completely renewed. As people grow older, however, and especially in women after the menopause, bone tissue begins to be broken down more quickly than it can be replaced. This means that the density of the bones reduces and makes them more prone to fractures. In osteoporosis the bones become increasingly brittle and fragile, with the result that they can fracture very easily. Until suffering their first fracture, osteoporosis patients often suffer no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, however, they can include problems such as back pain, a loss of height, and a stooped posture.

To diagnose osteoporosis, your GP will most likely perform a test known as a bone density scan. This measures how many grams of calcium and other minerals are contained in a square centimetre of bone. In general, the higher the mineral content, the higher is the density of the bone. The denser your bones are, the less likely they are to fracture.

Micro-nutrients that are effective for Osteoporosis

Vitamin C, Lysine and Proline - play essential roles in the formation of collagen.

Vitamin A, Manganese and Boron - plays an important role in the functioning of osteoblasts (for building new bone) and osteoclasts (for breaking down bone so that it can be repaired and remodelled).

Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Folic Acid, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Silica and Iodine - maintain bone health.

Supplements:- The basic supply Vitacor Plus(001) plus Osteoforte™(027)

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