As I wrote about in my last post, I've been planning to rank all of my supplements and prescriptions in order of most effective to least effective. After that, I plan to start cutting from the bottom until I notice a decline in my health. The idea is to get down to only the supplements and prescriptions I absolutely need in order to maintain my current baseline health. My new doctor supported his idea.
I had ranked by supplements once before, but it has been years since I've done so, and since then, many of my supplements have changed. I've also had much more time to observe which supplements are clearly helpful and which supplements are more questionable.
Unlike last time, I'm not going to rate any "treatments" other than supplements and prescriptions -- in other words, nothing that fits into the category of lifestyle adjustments, like changes to diet or sleep habits.
I'm only including supplements that I take every day. I am not including "as needed" supplements. For instance, whenever I'm coming down with a cold, flu, or other mystery bug, I take my cold-buster regimen. I'm not worried about cutting back on those supplements at this time.
The ranking is included on the attached Google Docs spreadsheet. The supplements and prescriptions at the top of the list are the most effective and would be the last to be eliminated.