There was a time I didn't take much in the way of supplements, just swallowed whatever my mom put in front of me with my waffles. Then, other than a multi-vitamin, I pretty much skipped any supplements at all.
One day, I added fish oil. On three grams s day, my triglycerides dropped from over 300 to 100 in about six months.
After that, I went on a diet and lost almost 70 pounds (245 to 168) and my triglycerides dropped another fifty points. I added some calcium because I was drinking a lot of diet soda on the diet (the carbonation in sodas tends to be calcium stripping). Then some glucosamine as a preventative since my mother responds to it (it works for some people and not for others).
At that point I feel like I get a handful of pills every morning. I tried various other supplements from time to time. And there are some I've just thought about taking.
Some have strange effects (much to my surprise, vitamin C now helps me sleep better at night, but it turns out it neutralizes the traces of Vyvanse left in my system).
Right now I feel overwhelmed by supplements. Too much to read out there, too many books, too many thoughts.
I've got the fish oil, a multivitamin and the vitamin C going right now. My 20 mg a day Vyvanse prescription.
Hours later, week after week, I'm glad to be back to this forum.