Supplement

Rationale

Dose

Asian ginseng
(Panax ginseng)

Elevates energy levels and libido.

200–400 mg/day

Black cohosh
(Cimicifuga racemosa)

Alleviates symptoms of menopause.

1–2 tablets/day

Calcium

Helps build strong bones.

1,000–1,500 mg/day

Coleus forskohlii

Stimulates metabolism.

Two 250 mg capsules/day

Green tea
(Camellia sinensis)

Stimulates metabolism.

3 cups/day, one before each meal

Magnesium

Prevents bone loss.

500–750 mg/day

Vitamin D

Helps body absorb calcium when the two are taken together.

200–400 IU/day

Source: Shari Lieberman, PhD, CNS, FACN.
Note: Consult your health care practitioner for individualized recommendations.