Liquid Power Multi-V or Ultra Supreme Greens and Fruits or Both?

Question: Hi,

I have been taking your Liquid Power Multi-V and your Mangosteen Elxir and I love it!  I am very interested in your Ultra Supreme Greens & Fruits and I just wanted to know is taking the liquid power multi-v and the Greens & Fruits a good idea or is it too much and I only need one.  I noticed the Greens & Fruits has a decent amount of vitamins in it already.  If I only need one which one do you recommend and if you recommend both how do you recommend I take them.  Both at the same time in the morning to start my day or one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Thanks!

Answer: Jason,

Liquid Power is the base and you will build from there. Here are a few other ESSENTIALS.

A complex of essential fatty acids Ultra Omega 3-6-9 and Lecithin granules (lecithin in the emulsifier that allows you to metabolize the oils, plus the brain is 30% lecithin, and it’s good for cholesterol metabolism).

Whey Protein: Proteins are essential parts of all living organisms and participate in every process within our cells. Protein is also what makes up our muscles, immune system, internal organs, hair, nails, skin, and connective tissue. Whether your body resembles a brick house, stick house, or straw house is determined by the level of protein in your body. When a client comes in for a consultation with weak nails, poor hair growth, a weak immune system, and/or low energy, I always know they are deficient in their intake of (quality) protein. I usually take one scoop a day (25 grams of protein), but two scoops on the days I am working out in the gym.

Vitamin D is mandatory for all of my patients – 5-6,000IU’s per day (see for more data)

Here is a protocol I put together some time back.

I hope this helps.


Marcus Ettinger, BSc., DC

Coral Calcium for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?

A high potency magnesium supplement

Question: I am writing for information concerning my sister. She is only 57 and her fingers are already starting to be deformed due to rheumatoid arthritis. Is there anything she can take to reverse it or keep it from getting worse. I was wondering about coral calcium but she has a problem with calcium deposits. Will coral calcium cause calcium deposits? Also wanted to know if coral calcium will cause kidney stones as I have an aunt that would like to take calcium supplements but she has a problem with the kidney stones.

Thank you, Bonnie

Answer: Bonnie,

This request is way too complex for this forum. I wish it was as simple as saying yes to the coral calcium and all would be better, but it wouldn’t. RA is an auto immune disease and the triggers are unique to the individual. I have helped many of my patients with RA, with the initial work-up being the most important component. Treatment involves dietary and lifestyle changes, along with targeted nutritional supplementation.

I have a distance patient program that will do all of this. Here is a link to that information. Also, please read my blog-post, There is a cure for arthritis – Reactive Arthritis (Reiter’s Syndrome). This form of auto-immune arthritis is similar to RA.

As far as your aunt goes, she would be better off with magnesium than calcium. Calcium supplementation is very, very over rated. Magnesium deficiency is of a greater concern and more prevalent than that of calcium. So is vitamin D. My recommendation would be to take 3000 IU’s (3 caps) of our Vitamin D (power D3) and 800mg’s (1 cap in the AM & 1 cap in the PM) of our magnesium (Calm).

I hope this information helps.


Marcus Ettinger, BSc., DC

The 5 Most Common Nutritional Deficiencies I See In My Practice

“These are the 5 most common nutritional deficiencies I see in my Orange, chiropractic and integrative medicine practice: Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Omega 3 Fatty Acids (ALA, EPA, DHA). I feel that these deficiencies are not just representative of my local area but are a glimpse of what the world, in general, is experiencing. Below is a brief summary for each nutrient. My ranking of nutritional deficiencies are based on dietary analysis, clinical observation and blood tests.” Marcus Ettinger BSc., DC


1. Magnesium

Deficiency: 8 out of 10 clients show clinical signs of magnesium deficiency. The average American diet only contains 50% to 60% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). According to Dr. Guosong Liu, half the population of industrialized countries have a magnesium deficit, which increases with aging.

Symptoms: Anxiety, confusion, heart attack, hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD), insomnia, nervousness, muscular irritability (twitches, spasms or cramps), restlessness, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), weakness, heart palpitations, depression….

Recommended Foods: All green leafy vegetables (ex. Swiss chard and spinach), Seeds (pumpkin or sunflower seeds), Beans (black or navy beans).

Recommended Nutritional Supplements: Calm “magnesium caps” See: Magnesium and the Pathogenesis of disease (400 – 600 mg’s per day)

2. Zinc

Deficiency: 7 out of 10 clients show clinical signs of deficiency.

Symptoms: Acne, ADD/ADHD, brittle nails, delayed sexual maturity, depression/apathy, diarrhea, eczema, fatigue, growth impairment, hair loss, high cholesterol levels, immune impairment, impotence, irritability, lethargy, loss of appetite, loss of sense of taste, low stomach acid (HCl), male infertility/abnormal sperm, memory impairment, night blindness, paranoia, white spots on nails, poor wound healing, psoriasis….

Recommended Foods: Calf’s liver, beef, mushrooms, spinach, green peas and pumpkin seeds.

Recommended Nutritional Supplements: Zinc Glycinate (50 – 100mg’s per day).

3. Vitamin D

Deficiency: 10 out of 10 clients show deficiency (99.8% of all of my Labcorp, client blood tests have shown deficiency).

Symptoms: Allergies, auto immune diseases, burning sensation in mouth, cancer, diarrhea, insomnia, myopia, nervousness, osteoporosis, poor calcium utilization, rickets, scalp sweating, weight gain….

Recommended Foods: Cod liver oil, shrimp and eggs.

Recommended Nutritional Supplements: Power Vitamin D3 or Power D3 Softgels. Recommended dosage of Vitamin D3/Cholecalciferol is (6,000 – 10,000 IU’s per day for adults and 2,000 IU’s for children above the age of five. A base-line blood test should be done with a goal of achieving a blood level between 50 – 70 ng/mL ). Skin exposure to the sun, 15 minutes per day, is another great way to get adequate Vitamin D exposure. Note: living in southern California, I only take my Vitamin D during the months of October – the beginning of June. I surf a lot and as soon as my wetsuit comes off and I can get 15 minutes+ of direct sunlight, I no longer need the supplement form. In fact if if I kept taking it I would sunburn within 15 minutes. This is what your body does when the vitamin D level is sufficient.

4. Vitamin E

Deficiency: 3/10 Males and 2/10 Females show signs of deficiency.

Symptoms: Neurological disturbances (gait disturbances, poor reflexes, loss of position sense, loss of vibration sense), shortened red blood cell life….

Recommended Foods: Green leafy vegetables (Mustard greens, chard, spinach and turnip greens), almonds and sunflower seeds.

Recommended Nutritional Supplements: Power E Complex – d-alpha Tocopherol w/mixed Tocohperols (400 – 800 IU’s per day)

5. Omega 3 Fatty Acids (ALA, EPA, DHA)

Deficiency: 8/10 show signs of deficiency.

Symptoms: Diarrhea, dry skin and hair, hair loss, acne, eczema, psoriasis, immune weakness, infertility, poor wound healing, premenstrual syndrome, gall stones, liver degeneration, ADD/ADHD and depression….

Recommended Foods: Wild-caught salmon (Important: avoid farm-raised salmon because of pollutants, artificial color and lack of EFA’s), flax seed and/or flax seed oil, walnuts and sardines.

Recommended Nutritional Supplements: Ultra Omega 3-6-9 (2 – 4 caps per day) or High Lignan Flax Seed Oil (3 – 6 caps per day)

Now they say that levels of Vitamin D over 30 INCREASES risk for cancer

Dear Dr. Ettinger,

I am so confused. Now they say that levels of Vitamin D over 30 INCREASE your chances for cancer. If I back my dose back to 2,000 IU’s a day, is that going to make my levels above 30? My co-worker, Husband, and myself just stopped taking any of it because we don’t know what to do. I always thought that levels between 50 – 70 were ideal. I take the Vitamin D (Power Vitamin D3 Liquid) that you recommended. They have also stopped suggesting that we  take multi vitamins. I never took a multi, but my Husband did until this came out. He has Parkinson’s and does very well, but we don’t want to do anything to cause harm. Is there anything safe to take in your line of supplements? I told my co-worker and Husband that I would see what you have to say because I trust your opinion. We all await what you have to say.



Whatever source said that is either wrong, misinformed or interpreting the data to fit their agenda – one of the three. Go to for all your vitamin D needs. This is where you want to go to find-out the truth about Vitamin D ., is another good source for non-biased data. Personally, I will never drop my daily dosage of Vitamin D below 6,000 IU’s (accept during summer when I surf 3 days a week w/o my wetsuit). My 6 year old daughter takes 2,000 IU’s per day. Your husband is fine with 6-10,000 IU’s a day (get routine tests for proper blood levels) and should have a blood level between 50-80. His multi is also okay as well.

Marcus Ettinger BSc., DC

Dr. Ettinger,

The IOM expressed concern about excessive intake of vitamin D. But raised the Upper Tolerable Intake Levels (ULs) (above which there is a risk of harm) for vitamin D. The UL for individuals aged 9 and older was set at 4,000 IU’s/daily, up from 2,000 IU’s daily. The IOM noted that some studies showed an increase in adverse events (including overall mortality, some cancers, cardiovascular disease, fractures and falls) at vitamin D blood levels (I.e., 25-(OH)D levels) ranging from about 30 ng/mL to 48 ng/mL (75 to 120 nmol/L). has updated this review to reflect the IOM recommendations. For a summary of the IOM report, click here.

Linda D.


This explains everything and personally I don’t believe a word of it.  It’s a government sponsored study, very prejudiced in favor of “not promoting supplements” or true health, for that matter! Study Sponsors

  • Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Department of the Army, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Health Canada
  • Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • National Institutes of Health (Division of Nutrition Research Coordination, National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin, National Cancer Institute, and Office of Dietary Supplements), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Marcus Ettinger BSc., DC Dr. Ettinger,

If you have been taking 6,000 of D3 with no bad effects that is good enough for me. I do trust you and Life Extension a whole lot more than anything the government says. I do know that they want to regulate vitamins and make it so you can only get them by prescription. I did not look at who did the study so what you are saying makes perfect sense. If it were going to affect the liver it should show up in blood tests. I’ll start back with my 6,000 of D3 tonight! I have read so many good things about D. I did read to take it with K which I do not do. I will take supplements over drugs any day.

I really do appreciate you being there and taking your time to answer some questions.

Have a very merry Christmas!!!!


Seasonal Cold and Flu (Swine – H1N1) Preparedness – A Natural Approach

Seasonal and Swine Flu (H1N1) Preparedness – A Natural Approach
by Dr. Marcus Ettinger

To make a long story short – My family and I are not going to be vaccinated for the “seasonal flu” or “H1N1 Flu virus”. We are taking my Proactive Nutritional Protocol (see below).  In 21 years as a holistic practitioner, I have never taken a sick day. I’ve had a runny nose and a scratchy throat but that’s it. In that same time span, I’ve been sneezed on and coughed on by hundreds of patients with the flu, pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis and colds. The point is – I know what to do to stay well. Visit my website and blog for more wellness information.

With the flu season moving into high gear, I am not worried or scared about the seasonal or Swine Flu – I am getting prepared, but not scared. My family and I are taking proactive, preventative steps that I know will enable our innate immune system to defend itself against the bacteria’s and viruses we will be exposed to. I am not saying that by taking these preventative steps, my family and I will be immune super-beings, capable of eating Swine Flu tacos for dinner. What I am saying is, with 100% confidence, we will possess the capability to defend ourselves, since all will be well within our bodies. At a minimum we will possess the capability to minimize the effects/symptoms after exposure to a contagion (bacteria/virus). The key here is to minimize the impact.

My Proactive Nutritional Protocol: Power Vitamin D3 Liquid or Power Vitamin D3 Softgels, Probiotic Flora-Health (multi-strain probiotic) and Power C w/rutin (These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)

I personally take 6,000 IU’s of  our vitamin D3, 1 capsule of our Probiotic Flora-Health and 2-4 capsules of our Power-C daily.

How you helped me with lyme

Hi Dr. Ettinger,

I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me be free from all Lyme symptoms for good! I was diagnosed with Lyme about three years ago and received antibiotic therapy about four months exposure. I hadn’t seen any bite or “bullseye”, but went to the Doctor after having multiple physical complaints and generally not feeling well. I was treated with antibiotics and felt much better; But, the symptoms began to return especially when I had more stress in my life…Things like low energy, head fogginess, very poor short term memory, mood swings, left hand tremor..between 2-4 in the afternoon…and these were all the symptoms I had upon initial diagnosis as well as an irregular heartbeat on and off. Anyway, after another run of antibiotic therapy that was only briefly helpful, I went to and “asked the doctor”. You recommended Liquid Power Multi-V, Absolute Acai, Totally Nude Noni Juice, Ultra Supreme Greens, and Vitamin D 5000 IU’s/day and Resveratrol……I have to admit I forget to take some of them daily, but I am symptom free for over a year!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope this helps other Lyme sufferers,


Jane Buckley

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Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.

Higher Vitamin D Levels Insure Better Golden Years

Power Vitamin D3

Older Adults With Higher Vitamin D Levels Have Improved Mobility, Study Finds
By Kathleen Doheny
WebMD Health News

April 26, 2010 (Anaheim, Calif.) — Vitamin D, already considered a way to help fight colds, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other ills, may also keep people mobile in their golden years, according to a new study.

Older adults who had higher blood levels of vitamin D had better physical functioning, says Denise Houston, PhD, RD, assistant professor of internal medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. She presented the findings Sunday at the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting.

“Those with better vitamin D levels started out better and ended up better on physical performance tests,” she tells WebMD.

We offer two easy ways to obtain your daily Vitamin D:

Liquid Power Vitamin D – and –  Power Vitamin D3 (soft gels)

Vitamin D helps ward off flu and asthma attacks

Vitamin D

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a study of Japanese school children, vitamin D supplements taken during the winter and early spring helped prevent seasonal flu and asthma attacks.

The idea for the study, study chief Dr. Mitsuyoshi Urashima, told Reuters Health, came from an earlier study looking at whether vitamin D could help prevent the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis. The researchers in that study noticed that people taking vitamin D were three times less likely to report cold and flu symptoms.

This led Urashima, of Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, and colleagues to randomly assign a group of 6 to 15 year-old children to take vitamin D3 supplements (1,200 international units daily) or inactive placebo during a cold and flu season.

Vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol, is more readily absorbed by the body and more potent than vitamin D2, or ergocalciferol, the form often found in multivitamins.

During the study, conducted between December 2008 and March 2009, 31 of 167 children taking placebo caught influenza A, the most common form of the virus, compared with only 18 of 167 taking vitamin D.

The vitamin D group was 58 percent less likely to catch influenza A, the researchers report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Vitamin D also appeared to suppress asthma attacks in children with a history of asthma. Two children taking vitamin D had asthma attacks during the study, compared to 12 children taking placebo. Urashima admitted to being a bit surprised by this finding and hopes to confirm it in a randomized trial targeting children with asthma.

Dr. Adit Ginde, of University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, who was not involved in the study, told Reuters Health: “This is the first time a study has been done that rigorously shows that vitamin D supplementation can reduce a type of influenza in a dedicated clinical trial.” Ginde and colleagues published a study a year ago showing that asthmatics with lower vitamin D levels were at five times the risk for colds and flu.

In the Japanese study, vitamin D supplementation did not prevent influenza type B, which tends to appear later in the flu season than the “A” flu variety.

Ginde said there is no solid explanation for why vitamin D prevented influenza A and not influenza B. “The immune system fights different viruses in different ways. This finding needs to be explored in more detail,” Ginde said.

Based on the current study, giving kids vitamin D supplements during the winter may help reduce cases of influenza A, the researchers conclude. Urashima suggests that children could take 1,200 IU per day starting in September to prevent flu and asthma attacks during the flu season, but best for parents to check with their pediatrician first.

SOURCE: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, online March 10, 2010.

Vitamin D3 “Cholecalciferol” and Refrigeration

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) Softgels

Q: Hi,

Does the Vitamin D3 Softgels need to be refrigerated after opening?



A: Julie,

That’s not needed and if you take it daily there will be do chance of it ever losing potency.


Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc

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