Taking supplements, to improve health, is real popular. But, how safe is that for porphyria sufferers? I’ve tried a few with marginal to bad results. I am going to share what I’ve experienced or heard; your results may be vastly different.
Maca – triggered attacks
Multivitamins – no attack; but, slowed me down greatly
Propolis – Caro had problems
Magnesium – great for relaxing bowels during attacks. I mix magnesium citrate power (brand name Calm) & magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt). This I mix into water or some safe fluid. The amount that I use is not much, less than a tea spoon. Probably best to start small and increase to suit your needs. Warning – it will clean out your bowels.
Glucose – this has made a world of difference. I used it whenever I start to feel porphyric. See Sugars page.