Water retention is a serious problem.
It can lead to congestion in the body, which can be damaging.
Diuretics can help, but they relieve the situation not cure it.
Furthermore, diuretics can result in the loss of important minerals, such
as magnesium and potassium, resulting in additional stress to the body.
The body stores water when it perceives a drought
situation. The body believes there
is a drought and it stores water for an emergency.
Dr. Bob was a MD internal medicine, orthomolecular doctor, MD
psychiatrist, chiropractor, and healer 65 years. He was a diabetic who lived to 108 years with only 1 side
effect 2 years before he passed away. Dr
Bob suggested you could trick your body into believing you had sufficient water.
increase your water consumption and the body may be
tricked to believe there is no need to store extra water.
For example, in many cases where you have swollen ankles the idea is to drink
more water and your body will get rid of excess water.
Dr. Bob also advised 100-300 mg of vitamin B6
per day in divided doses for water retention.
Vitamin B6 controls many aspects of water balance in the body.
Also Dr. Bob advised a multivitamin and mineral with the B6.
The B6 needs cofactors to work and therefore a multi is needed along with
B6 supplementation. Dr. Bob
recommended Maxilife multivitamin and mineral powder.
Dr. Bob advised you laboratory measure your
calcium-magnesium, and B6 levels before beginning supplementation.
Measuring before you begin supplementation can help you optimize your
Dr. Bob advised the following:
Consider supplementing Maxilife multivitamin and mineral powder each time
you use vitamin B6.
Consider supplementing a B50 or B100 as another method to get part of
your B6 dose. In this case the
multivitamin and mineral would be optional with the B50 or B100.
Consider supplementing 500 mg magnesium and 1000 mg calcium daily.
Magnesium is an important cofactor of B vitamins and calcium is necessary
to balance magnesium. Chocolate and
milk can block absorption of calcium. Consider
supplementing calcium 3 hours before or after you consume chocolate or milk.
Consider supplementing most of your calcium in the nighttime.
Dr. Bob advised your magnesium and calcium supplementation in a vitamin C
buffered powder. The product page
contains, “TLC buffered vitamin C” which we consider a well-blended
calcium-magnesium-buffered vitamin C product and fits Dr. Bob’s criteria
nicely. You should get laboratory
testing to analyze your calcium-magnesium levels.
If they are not proper consider supplementation to balance them.
Consult with a nutritional specialist.
Consider supplementing 100-300 mg of B6 total daily in divided doses.
Consider supplementing 15-45 mg of zinc picolinate total daily in divided
doses. Zinc is an important
cofactor of magnesium.
Dr. Bob note – Dr. Bob considered water
retention has “puddling”. He
explained that proper circulation should be the “solution” to water
retention. Thus he recommended
strengthening the heart and vascular system.
You can consider exercise that improves the cardiovascular system to help
control water retention. In the
heart section on this web site the article “Increasing Heart Strength,” can
provide ideas on strengthening the heart. Dr.
Bob advised that improving heart strength is an excellent method to help improve
– In order for these nutritional ideas to be successful, you must use
supplements of the highest quality. Dr. Bob often said, “almost all supplement
companies produce poor quality.” You
can consider the product page of this web
site. All the products met Dr. Bob’s approval.
Since he passed away we have attempted to keep the same high standards on
WARNING: DO NOT STOP ANY TREATMENT OR MEDICATION YOU CURRENTLY USE. CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING THE USE OF SUPPLEMENTS.
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