Is there any supplement that you could recommend for vertigo/dizziness/balance?
Dear Terry, “I've had intermittent vertigo for some time and the doctors do not really have anything to give for it. Is there any supplement that you could recommend for vertigo/dizziness/balance?” — Colleen F., Tampa, FL
Dear Colleen, I do have some options that I believe can make a difference. However, I would first recommend consulting further with your healthcare practitioner as I have learned that in some cases vertigo was due to a cardiovascular deficiency. If underlying illness is ruled out, you may want to consider the following recommendations:
You may want to consider adding pomegranate to your daily regimen. Everything about the pomegranate is good for you. While pomegranate juice has shown incredible health benefits, it is very high in calories and sugar. And, if you’re only drinking the juice, you’re missing out on some of the most important compounds in the plant. Instead of juice, look for a formula that features pomegranate seed extract and seed oil. This special combination provides the amazing power of pomegranate, without the sugar, calories, or mess of drinking the juice or eating the fruit. I recommend taking 600 mg twice daily.
Another excellent supplement is mesoglycan, a naturally occurring substance found in the body. Mesoglycan is an excellent source of glycosaminoglycans (also known as GAGs) – vital and necessary components that build the walls of our blood vessels and arteries. Other examples of GAGs include chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. Mesoglycan works on the actual formation of blood vessel walls, helping them to be strong, yet flexible, plus it helps keep blood moving through our arteries and blood vessels. I recommend taking 50 mg of mesoglycan twice daily.
In addition to the pomegranate and mesoglycan, you may also want to consider taking grape seed extract. Grape seed extract is one of the most powerful nutrients I have found for fighting inflammation. I would recommend taking 150-300 mg of grape seed extract three times daily.
When looking for a grape seed extract, it is important to choose one that is standardized to contain only OPCs that are small enough to be absorbed, so you’ll get the maximum benefits. Many extracts contain tannins, which are too large to be effectively absorbed and don’t contribute to your health the same way that OPCs do. However, these tannins are counted as OPCs and enhance the label claim, even though they cannot be absorbed! Tannin-free is best.
Terry . . . Naturally