Submitted by Michèle on Sat, 2008-04-26 04:05

Recommended Supplements

As well as the antibiotics (ABX) our bodies need these supplements to help them recover from the effects of Cpn, the ABX and the toxins. The most important of these is N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC). It supports the liver which is going to be doing some hard work during this treatment but more importantly it causes the EBs (Elementary Bodies) to burst open before they have a chance to infiltrate a cell. So it has a direct action on Cpn.


NAC 600 to 1200mg, twice a day - build up gradually, can cause heartburn

Vitamin C 1g, once a day

Vitamin E 800iu, once a day

Omega 3 Fish Oil 400mg, up to three times a day

Evening Primrose Oil 1g, once a day


Acetyl L-Carnitine 500mg once a day } - Combination available

Alpha Lipoic acid 150mg once a day   }

Co-enzyme Q10 200mg once a day 

Selenium 200 micrograms once a day

Turmeric 400mg once a day - Can help alleviate toxin reactions

Melatonin 1.5mg, at night - If needed for sleep

Vitamin D3 2000iu, work up to twice a day, has antibiotic properties, may cause some die                        off symptoms

Vitamin B12 4000 micrograms, several times a day - sublingual lozenges. After three                                months of treatment once a day.

Lactobacillus acidophilus 1g, twice a day, not to be taken within two hours of antibiotics

Vitamin B complex Once a day

Calcium 500mg Magnesium 300mg in the evening,  usually found in combination. Not to              be taken at the same time as Doxycycline.


The bold supplements are considered the ones that are essential; on the whole these are fairly inexpensive. But if you can afford it you should aim at taking at least the complete list.

There are other supplements that you may be used to taking or that your doctor may recommend so this is not an exhaustive list. There is more information on supplements here. There is more information on antifungals and probiotics here.