Life Extension Suggestions
(eg, psyllium husks): about 6 g daily for women and about 12 g daily for men
Note: The average fiber intake for Americans is only about 16 g daily, but the suggested intake is 22 g for women over 50 and 28 g for men over 50 (USDA 2010; King 2012).
- Magnesium and vitamin C (as an effervescent powdered formulation): 4500 mg vitamin C and 250 mg magnesium three times weekly or as needed
- Probiotics:15 billion colony forming units (CFUs) daily
- Prebiotics: 1500 mg daily
- Cascara sagrada: Per label instructions (for temporary or short-term use only)
In addition, the following lab tests may provide helpful information:
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