I have dysautonomia and high blood pressure which is difficult to control because it's high in certain positions but low in others. I also have metabolic issues (most likely from psych meds: low testosterone, high lipids, high glucose--basically metabolic syndrome). I ordered both magnesium glycinate and ubiquinol online. I already take fish oil, Cinnulin PF (water extract of cinnamon which does a pretty good job controlling my blood sugar), a multi-vitamin with fairly high B potency, 6,000 IU vitamin D (which gets me to 30 ng/dl), and magnesium oxide (switching to magnesium glycinate when it arrives).
Suggested intake: The body obtains branched-chain amino acids from proteins found in food, especially meat, dairy products and legumes. "A balanced diet with adequate protein provides enough BCAAs, even for the strenuous exerciser," says Currie. Nitrogen balance studies have shown that no amount above grams per kilogram of body weight is beneficial. And just because experts believe BCAAs help prevent muscle breakdown doesn't mean it's necessary. Says Currie: "As long as you're getting enough dietary macronutrients—such as proteins, fat and carbohydrates—lean body mass, or muscle, will be spared." If you do decided to take BCAA supplements, make sure they're from a reliable company. "Also, pay attention to how you feel while taking them," warns Currie. "If you think they're makes a difference, go for it."
Herbal supplements, sometimes called botanicals, aren't new. Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. However, herbal supplements haven't been subjected to the same scientific scrutiny and aren't as strictly regulated as medications. For example, although makers of herbal supplements must follow good manufacturing practices — to ensure that supplements are processed consistently and meet quality standards — they don't have to get approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before putting their products on the market.