Soundbite From Our Scientists: Taking DEN With Other Supplements

One our of most frequently asked questions is, "Do I need to keep taking my other supplements while using Daily Essential Nutrients?".  

As a general rule of thumb, it is not necessary to take additional vitamins or minerals when taking Daily Essential Nutrients due to the completeness of the DEN formulation.

There may be cases where individuals have higher nutrient needs or imbalances, in which case there may be an exception.  For instance, individuals who take additional magnesium to help regulate mood or bowel function may find that they need to continue to do so while taking DEN.  Those who have high copper levels may need to take additional zinc to balance their zinc and copper ratio, depending on their individual situation, until those become balanced.  For people who need to take additional iron because they are anemic, they can take additional iron as long as those levels are monitored until balanced.  

With psychoactive herbal and botanical supplements, such as St. John's wart, kava kava, or valerian, we recommend caution when taking them together with Daily Essential Nutrients because they can have an effect on the central nervous system.  Be sure to watch your symptoms and make adjustments accordingly when combining psychoactive herbs and botanicals with DEN.  Like psychoactive drugs, some herbal supplements can become stronger in the system when taking DEN, so be sure to pay close attention and watch for any interactions that could take place.  We recommend cautious use when it comes to herbs and botanicals.

Individuals taking proteins and balanced free-form amino acids have found positive results when combined with Daily Essential Nutrients, but we do recommend caution when using modified amino acids like SAM-e and 5-HTP because they can affect the central nervous system.  Be careful to watch for interactions when using those specific types of supplements.

Another supplement people often ask about is Omega-3 fatty acids. These are perfectly fine to continue taking with Daily Essential Nutrients.  In fact, our high-quality concentrated blend of fish oils provides an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids for children and adults.

If you have questions, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us any time for more help.