Addressing Muscle Weakness

With the model, there may be a lack of metabolites which will vary from person to person. The response will further vary according to DNA. A reader asked specifically about how to treat muscle weakness that often occurs after stress.

In this post, I will attempt to identify treatment options for muscle weakness

The PubMed Literature

Bottom Line


  • Germanium supplements
  • Red rice yeast
  • Statins


  • Creatine – typically 20 g per day for 5 days) [1995] 3-5 g/day [Src]
  • L-Carnitine  – 250 mg/day  up to 2 g of lcarnitine every 12 h. [2004]
  • Thiamine (Vitamin B1) – “. All (IBD) patients were assigned to receive high doses of thiamine orally. Depending upon the body weight of each patient,
    dosage ranged from 600 mg/day (60 kg) to 1,500 mg/day (90 kg)” [2013]
  • Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) – “120 mg vitamin B6; “[1999] [1983]
  • Vitamin D3
  • Potassium (One banana = 422 mg –  it is thought that 1600 to 2000 mg is adequate [Mayo Clinic – includes list of potassium rich food]
  • CoQ10 – if statins or red rice yeast contributed

This is an education post to facilitate discussing this with your medical professionals. It is not medical advice for the treatment of any condition. Always consult with your medical professional before doing any  changes of diet, supplements or activity. Some items cites may interfere with prescription medicines.