I have a fairly long list of supplements I take every day (some twice a day), but I doubt if I'm off the charts as far as an average quantity for a typical American. I began, like most, with a daily vitamin. Then as I've aged I continued to add one or two more.
The supplement I take that raises the most eyebrows in the exam room, came about after reading an article in a (long past) issue of Discover magazine on the research of Bruce Ames of UC Berkeley. Not that I believe I can stop the aging process, but I figure it can't hurt to try.
Here's my list:
Acetyl L-Carnitine & Alpha Lipoic Acid 650 MG - 2x a day
Calcium Citrate 630MG - 2x a day
Centrum Silver Multi - 2x a day
B Complex - 1x a day
Ferrous Sulfate 65 MG -1x a day
Magnesium 250 MG - 3x a week
Fish Oil - 2x a day
Flax Seed Oil - 2x a day
Oat Bran tablets 2 - 2x a day