See below for the third installment of “Mitochondrial Medicine” where Dr. Jon Kaiser describes how to best correct mitochondrial dysfunction:
Dr. Jon Kaiser Thursday, 14 April 2016 18:56 Comment Link
Thank you for your comment. Whereas some people may want to take higher dosages of specific nutrients, the goal of the K-PAX Fatigue Protocol is to meet the basic micronutrient needs of most individuals with mitochondrial dysfunction. If recommended by your physician, additional amounts of specific nutrients can be added to the K-PAX formula.
Learner Wednesday, 06 April 2016 15:13 Comment Link
The unfortunate truth is we're all genetically unique individuals with different environmental factors. While the KPAX nutrients seem to be high quality, a one size fits all approach won't fix everyone's problems. Many of us need certain forms of folate and B12 and there's a wide variation in need for various B vitamins.
I found this site looking for more mitochondrial support after successful cancer treatment and chelation after being on all the nutrients in the KPAX formulas, and can tell you it's just not enough of some nutrients - I need 3 mg methylcobalamin and 300mg of pyridoxal-5-phosphate, a form of B6 due to my genetics and my environment.
Many chronically ill people have increased needs, too, but it's highly individual. The best approach is testing and customizing if you have a serious problem, or you risk unintended consequences.
Just my two cents...
Dr. Jon Kaiser Wednesday, 30 March 2016 17:22 Comment Link
Thanks for your comment. It appears that you required an ablation procedure to correct a cardiac dysrhythmia you developed from taking too many stimulants. If this is so, you bring up an important point. There are a list of conditions that would preclude someone from taking any prescription stimulants. These include a previous history of heart disease, stroke, or seizures. Patients with these conditions should check with their doctor before considering the addition of any new medications.
For those people who need to avoid all stimulants (including caffeine), K-PAX Immune formula provides a broad-spectrum mitochondrial support supplement without any caffeine.http://www.kpaxpharm.com/vitaminsandsupplements/immunesystemboosters/immune-support-tablets
Tony Tuesday, 29 March 2016 21:36 Comment Link
I'm 63 yo and had an Ablatia most probably from all the stimulants over my life. I still get episodes of taccacardia with any kinds of caffeine. I need nutrition without this invasive threat to my heart
cheri Thursday, 24 March 2016 20:00 Comment Link
Thank you for the quick answer Dr. Kaiser!
I have noticed sometimes when I take the Immune formula even with a Kpax Energy 1 or 2. I actually feel tired a bit later. wondering what your thoughts might be on this? I noticed I dont feel this if i just take 1or 2 of the energy alone.
thank you so much!
Sue Thursday, 24 March 2016 15:45 Comment Link
In response to the question about using coffee instead of the pharmaceutical grade caffeine in KPAX Energy, I would also like to add to Dr. J Kaiser's excellent reply about why the coffee doesn't work in the same way, that also coffee usually has other chemical and mycotoxin components in the coffee which often affects people adversely. By using the KPAX product you are getting a clean product for a better chance of success. At least that would be my opinion as an RN.
Dr. Jon Kaiser Wednesday, 23 March 2016 23:07 Comment Link
Thank you for those thoughtful questions. I'd like to respond to several of them here:
1. Does drinking a cup of coffee with the nutrients provide the same type of catalytic effect? Unfortunately it does not. Consuming caffeine in the form of pharmaceutical grade USP caffeine (as found in K-PAX Energy), produces a much more dependable effect. In addition, combining pharmaceutical grade caffeine with this combination of nutrients appears to provide a sustained and well-tolerated peak effect followed by a smooth, gradual taper.
2. Is it possible to substitute a low dosage of a stimulant other than Ritalin© (i.e. Adderall©)?
The only data we've collected so far has been using methylphenidate (Ritalin©) as the stimulant.
3. Is the amount of iron in your supplements safe, even for a person taking testosterone?
The amount of iron in 4 tablets of K-PAX Immune or K-PAX Energy is only 50% of the recommended daily amount. While this question comes up often, I have never had a patient not be able to tolerate this amount of daily iron intake. If you have a specific medical concern about supplementing iron, you should discuss it with your physician.
Carrie Gordon Wednesday, 23 March 2016 21:04 Comment Link
Thank you for the video. I was wondering if drinking a cup of coffee with the supplements would provide the catalyst to make them effective, as you said, wake up the mitochondria.
Cbbrooks Wednesday, 23 March 2016 18:19 Comment Link
Hi and thank you Dr. Kaiser for all your research and work in this area.
is it possible to benefit using the K paks formulas l& ow-dose Adderall instead of Ritalin?
also I have concerned about the iron content in the multivitamins as I take a low dose testosterone and tend to build too many red blood cells when I had existential iron to my diet.
Hoping you might have some thoughts on either of these.
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