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Nutrition for altitude

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 6 August 2014 | Views [1232]

Having spent a lot of time searching the internet this is still the best summary of what is helpful for high altitude.  I used a lot of this nutritional support last time and went quite well in altitude - although nutrition is only one element I think it is an important one.

This time I am dosing up on all these supplements ahead of time - except the Ginko which doesn't suit me, and I am not taking the aptogenic and cardiotonic herbs.  Cataplex E2 is very hard to get into Australia - that's another post.

From Denver Naturopthic

http://www.denvernaturopathic.com/news/altitude.html

Summary:
Drink a lot of water

Ginkgo: 120-180 mg/day (any history of asthma)
Milk Thistle: 120-240 mg/day (any liver complaints)

Antioxidants:
Vitamin C 2-3,000 mg/day
Vitamin E 400 iu/day
alpha lipoic Acid 150-300 mg/day
Raise glutathione levels:
Selenium 200 mcg/day (if you have a family history of cancer never stop taking this!)
N-acetyl-cysteine 1-2000 mg/day (especially if prone to nasal congestion)
l-glutamine: 3,000 mg/day (especially if prone to stomach irritation)

Adaptogenic herbs: your choice: Korean Ginseng, Siberian Ginseng, Ashwagandha, Reishi,(which has a growing reputation of being useful ) etc.
Cardiotonics: Hawthorne Berry Extract (Crataegus): 250-500 mg/dayand Co Q 10 90 mg/day (both especially if you have a weak heart)

The Bottom Line: From Denver Naturopathic
My favorite thing to use Cataplex E2: 2 tablets 3-4 times per day plus a multivitamin with high antioxidant levels. Having read through all these abstracts I am going to try to start adding l-glutamine, ginkgo and glutathione to my ski morning breakfast.

 

Tags: altitude, nutrition

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