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Basic Recovery Support
Basic Recovery Support was developed by Dr. Carolyn Coker-Ross, a specialist in the treatment of eating disorders and integrative medicine to enhance the treatment of patients who suffer from eating disorders – anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating. The products included in the Basic Recovery Support are the result of extensive research and are designed to:
- Replace vitamins and minerals that are often depleted in individuals with an eating disorder
- Treat co-occurring disorders that are commonly found in those with eating disorders – including depression and anxiety
- Offer natural therapies for the treatment of the common digestive complaints that individuals with eating disorder experience, such as constipation, bloating, abdominal cramping
Basic Recovery Support is a unique combination of nutritional supplements that has been tested on eating disorder patients in a large inpatient facility as part of an integrative medicine protocol for the treatment of eating disorders. Other components of the protocol included acupuncture, shiatsu, chiropractic, massage and energy healing along with standard conventional eating disorder treatment. The study showed that the use of the dietary supplement protocol reduced reports of digestive complaints significantly and reduced the use of conventional medications for constipation dramatically.
Taking the Basic Recovery Support on a daily basis may help restore energy, reduce fatigue, improve mental performance and mood. It should be used as part of a whole-person approach to the management of eating disorders. For more information about the integrative medicine approach to eating disorders see Dr. Ross's book Healing Body, Mind and Spirit: an Integrative Medicine Approach to the Treatment of Eating Disorders.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Who should take Basic Recovery Support?
- How much should I take each day of the Basic Recovery Support?
- Is there any age limit for who should take the Basic Recovery Support?
- Can I take the Basic Recovery Support with my current medications?
- Will the Basic Recovery Support help me stop my eating disorder behaviors or help me with my addictions?
- Is there anything in the Basic Recovery Support that will make me gain weight?
- Will the Basic Recovery Support treat my chronic constipation?
- Why did Dr. Ross develop the Basic Recovery Support?
If you have been diagnosed with an eating disorder – anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder – or you are overweight or obese, the Basic Recovery Support can support you nutritionally helping to replace depleted vitamins and minerals, sustain your mood and reduce digestive problems.
The Basic Recovery Support is conveniently divided into an "AM" and a "PM" pack that contains all the pills you need for your morning and your evening dosage. Just put the cellophane wrapped pills into your purse or briefcase and take the AM packet in the morning and the PM packet at bedtime.
The Basic Recovery Support was designed for use by adults. It should not be given to anyone under age 16 unless as advised by a physician.
Unfortunately, we are unable to answer any questions related to your personal medications. You should check with your medical provider, pharmacist or other health care provider if you are taking prescription medications.
The Basic Recovery Support is not a cure or by itself, a treatment for eating disorders. It should be used in conjunction with recommended therapies for your eating disorder.
The Basic Recovery Support has no products that have an affect on your weight.
The Basic Recovery Support will help your body restore normal bowel function. It contains no laxatives or any other product that will stimulate the bowel.
Dr. Ross found that by giving her patients natural products that support their body's own ability to heal itself, she was able to use less of the prescription medications, lowering their side effects. She also found that patients became more energetic and more able to think clearly when they were receiving these nutritional supplements. In speaking with hundreds of eating disorder treatment professionals, Dr. Ross was asked many times "Where do I get these vitamins, which company should I use?" In response to this, she has developed the Basic Recovery Support through a very well known and tested supplement company so that patients, nutritionists and other providers who treat eating disorders can feel comfortable recommending and using this protocol.
Serving size: 1 AM pack and 1 PM pack
30 servings per container
|Amount per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Calories from Fat||16|
|Vitamin A (as fish liver oil and 60% [7,500 I.U.] as natural beta-carotene from D. salina)||12,500 I.U.||2,500%|
|Vitamin C (as calcium ascorbate and magnesium.potassium aspartate-ascorbate complex)||600 mg||1,000%|
|Vitamin D3 (from fish liver oil)||1,050 I.U.||263%|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)||200 I.U.||667%|
|Vitamin K1 (as phytonadione)||30 mcg||38%|
|Thiamine (as thiamine mononitrate)||105 mg||7,000%|
|Niacin (as niacinamide and niacin)||300 mg||1,500%|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)||80 mg||4,000%|
|Folic acid||800 mcg||200%|
|Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin on ion exchange resin)||150 mcg||2,500%|
|Pantothenic acid (as d-calcium pantothenate)||255 mg||2,550%|
|Calcium (as calcium citrate and calcium ascorbate)||250 mg||25%|
|Iodine (from kelp)||75 mcg||50%|
|Magnesium (as magnesium aspartate-ascorbate complex and magnesium amino acid chelate**)||250 mg||63%|
|Zinc (as zinc amino acid chelate**)||10 mg||67%|
|Selenium (as selenium amino acid complex)||100 mcg||143%|
|Copper (as copper amino acid chelate**)||1 mg||50%|
|Manganese (as manganese amino acid chelate**)||10 mg||500%|
|Chromium (as chromium polynicotinate***)||100 mcg||83%|
|Molybdenum (as molydenum amino acid chelate**)||75 mcg||100%|
|Potassium (as potassium aspartate-ascorbate complex)||50 mg||1%|
|EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid)||660 mg||*|
|DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)||340 mg||*|
|Vegetarian Enzyme Concentrate (All Acid Stabilized) Supplying:||450 mg||*|
|Microorganism Blend||220 mg||*|
|Provides 5.6 billion microorganisms from the following:|
|Choline (as choline bitartrate)||101 mg||*|
|PABA (para-Aminobenzoic Acid)||80 mg||*|
|Citrus bioflavinoids||50 mg||*|
|Boron (as boron aspartate-citrate)||1 mg||*|
|Vanadium (as vanadyl sulfate)||20 mcg||*|
* Percent Daily Value not established.
** U.S. Patent Number 4,599,152 Albion Laboratories
*** ChromeMate® brand. U.S. Patent Number 4,923,855 InterHealth Co.
1 Alpha Amylase Dextrinizing Unit
2 Spectrophytometric Acid Protease Unit
3 Lipase Unit
4 Cellulase Unit
Directions: Take 1 AM pack in the morning and take 1 PM pack in the evening.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, ultra refined fish oil concentrate, gelatin (capsule), vegetable stearate, glycerin, water, silica, rosemary extract, ascorbyl palimate, mixed tocopherols, coconut oil, sodium alginate, aluminum hydroxide, gum ghatti, titanium dioxide, natural tangerine flavor and canthaxanthin (carotene color).
This product contains NO yeast, wheat gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, sugar, starch, artificial coloring, preservatives. or flavoring.
WARNING: Keep out of reach of children.
Consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product.
TAMPER EVIDENT: Use only if bottle is sealed.
Store tightly sealed in a cool dry place.