Many people cringe at the word "Supplement" - but they can address specific areas where you need assistance and help your body out.  Your dietician and physicians should discuss supplements (Iron, Fiber, Vitamin D, Vitamin B, CoQ10, etc.) with you and if supplements may help slow down your kidney disease and possibly improve your kidney function.  Never self prescribe supplements - always consult with your health care team first!  Below are the supplements I currently have in my cabinet.

ProRenal+D with Omega-3 Fish Oil

I take 2 tablets a day for general kidney health.

  • Daily Kidney Multivitamin with Vitamin D, B Vitamins, and other vitamins recommended for all stages of kidney disease, including those on dialysis and post-transplant.

  • Nephrologist Recommended and Formulated

  • Supports and Addresses Nutrient Deficiencies Common in Kidney Patients

  • Available with EPA/DHA Essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  • Recommended by Davita, National Kidney Foundation, Fresenius Medical Care, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen for kidney disease patients.

  • Use discount code "Dadvice" to save 20% and get free shipping directly from the manufacturer.  Call 1-877-277-6765 or email info@nephroceuticals.com to order with the discount code.

  • International Shipping is available through TransExpressRegister for a Free Miami Florida address on TransExpress, then have your ProRenal+D order shipped to your TransExpress address.  TransExpress will then re-ship your order to your international address.

Renadyl™ Probiotic

I take daily 30 minutes before I eat to help lower BUN, uric acid, and creatinine.

  • Renadyl™ is formulated with all-natural, highly specific strains of beneficial bacteria that can help maintain kidney health.

  • Three clinical studies have shown, Renadyl™ can help reduce BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen) Levels and other Nitrogenous wastes.

  • With continued use, Renadyl™ may stabilize eGFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate), a key test in measuring kidney function.

  • A 2014 study showed a reduction in C-Reactive Protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation, in dialysis patients.

  • Renadyl™ utilizes natural processes in the gut to help reduce levels of urea, uric acid, and creatinine.

  • Use discount code "DadviceTV" to save and get free shipping within the United States.  

  • International Shipping is available!

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High Potency Vitamin D3 (50,000iu/125mcg)

 

I take 1 tablet every other week to keep my Vitamin D levels up.

  • Chronic kidney disease patients are often deficient in vitamin D, which helps maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus and helps promote calcium absorption, important for strong bones.

  • Promotes hair growth and helps you grow thicker hair.

  • When I was first diagnosed with CKD I needed 100,000iu a week for the first 6 weeks to get my blood work within the standard range.

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Nephro-Vite Vitamin B & Vitamin C

 

I take 1 tablet every day to keep my RBC & Hemoglobins up and prevent Anemia.

  • Helps make new cells; maintains nerve cells

  • Works with folate to make red blood cells.

  • Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron; manufacture collagen, form and repair red blood cells, bones and other tissues.

Kirkland CoQ10 300mg softgels

 

I take 1 tablet daily in the morning with breakfast to reduce Cholesterol and Creatine in addition to helping my heart health and blood pressure.

  • Helps Maintain healthy blood pressure

  • Promotes energy production

  • CoQ10 supplementation significantly improved metabolic profile in patients with CKD by reducing total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, MDA and creatinine levels, yet it did not affect fasting glucose, insulin, HOMA-IR, and CRP concentrations. (2018)

  • 81% Positive Response to CoQ10 treatment for Chronic Kidney Failure (Singh RB, et al. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of coenzyme CoQ10 in patients with end-stage renal failure. J Nutr Environ Med 2003;13:13-22.)

  • Fortifies the body’s natural antioxidant capacity and reduces levels of oxygen free radicals, indicating its important defense against CKD. As it happens, CoQ10 has been used experimentally to control hypertension and kidney disease in laboratory animals since the early 1970s.

Melatonin 10mg

 

I take 1 tablet at night as needed (usually when traveling to different time zones) to help sleep.  Not to be taken every night.

  • Supports rest and relaxation to aid with occasional sleeplessness

  • Nutritionally supports sound sleep

  • No artificial ingredients or potassium (be careful of other brands - most contain potassium)

Common Supplements for Kidney Disease

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