Should there be an Andrew’s Six Favorites?

A few years ago, I introduced a product called Andrew’s Five Favorites.

Initially, it was intended to be a special one-time blended formula offering my five favorite ingredients that I personally use as bonus capsules to conveniently add my favorite beneficial nutrients to my daily vitamin regimen. It includes 100 mgs of combined CoQ10 with TruQ10, plus 150 mgs of Alpha Lipoic Acid along with 200 mgs of EGCG from Green Tea and 100 mgs of Resveratrol – the key ingredient from Red Wine. In three capsules, it more conveniently and more economically delivers the same levels of these key nutrients found from taking a single capsule of each separately.

Recently, I have been hearing a number of requests for an Andrew’s Six or Seven Favorites and rather than my doing this entirely on my own, I thought I would welcome your input on whether this would be a good idea and if so, what would you want that sixth or seventh ingredient to be?

I know I have my favorites and I know you do as well and you have already given me a number of suggestions, such as Vitamin D3, Pomegranate, Curcumin, Grape Seed, Garlic, Bilberry, Lutein, Pine Bark, Apple Polyphenols, Diosmin and many, many more.

Your input was greatly appreciated and is being followed in the development of our liquid TruQH product, so I thought I would ask for your help in determining if we should create another more economical combination of your and my favorites to add to our Five Favorites. So here is your chance to decide if we should make a Six Favorites and if so, what should that sixth ingredient be.

Thanks for your input and best of health. Andrew

56 thoughts on “Should there be an Andrew’s Six Favorites?”

  1. Hi, Andrew! I think it’s great that you try to tailor your products not only to the latest research (although you seem to be years ahead of the "latest research"…lol), but that you also try to provide supplements that suit the preferences of your customers.
    Personally, I would love to see some of the pine bark extract from your Pine Bark OPC Anti-Oxidants product included. It’s such a wonderful product – I think it would make a nice addition (plus, it’s not something that is already in your regular multi-vitamin).
    Thank you for allowing me to share my opinion. God Bless.
    Sincerely,
    Sherri

  2. Andrew:
    My first thought is that if you let US pick, it wouldn’t be a product based on YOUR favorites anymore!
    In all seriousness though, while I appreciate all the products you make, I have to confess that I’m getting a little overwhelmed by all the choices available–especially in the antioxidant line. The last time I placed an order, I decided to pick a nice, comprehensive antioxidant product. I printed out the ingredient list from Ultimate Antioxidants, World Health, Million ORAC, and Five Favorites, and after comparing them for days, I still couldn’t make up my mind. (Aha…maybe I should have gotten the Mental Benefits instead!)
    So while I don’t have a strong opinion on a 6th or 7th ingredient, I have a few thoughts you might consider.
    1. Would there be a certain antioxidant that would make this product any more well-rounded than it already is?
    2. Maybe you could leave the Five Favorites "as is", but develop a new "Customer Favorites" product based on a poll in which your blog readers could choose several ingredients to offer together. (Of course this won’t help my indecisive ordering practices, but I’m trying to keep an open mind here.) <smile>
    3. Perhaps offer a TS or bundle that would be an antioxidant sampler–either made up of single products or some of your combination products–with the idea that customers would be able to get a great price on several antioxidants that we could either take every day, or alternate days between the various formulations.
    Thank you for all of your research and most of all, for your willingness to share what you’ve learned with others.
    Blessings,
    Chris in Iowa

  3. Oh gosh, I have no clue…There are so many ingredients that are so beneficial. Hard to just pick a few. But, while I may have your attention… Have you thought about adding to your womens wellness product (or come up with a seperate formula) ingredients to support thyroid health as well,since women tend to or may down the road have thyroid issues. Not, saying a product to cure,prevent or anything like that. Just something to help support the thyroid. Just like the womens wellness supports womens health and the breast health supports the breast. I hope you would consider this and introduce something in the near future. 🙂
    Thanks for letting us give our suggestions. Keep up the good work! Your products are the Best!

  4. Greetings from Chicago, Andrew! Eventually I would actually like to see a combination of supplements that correspond to the 7 energy centers of the body or even better, the 12 anatomical systems. If that is not what you are looking to do at this time, my vote would be to add a probiotic to the Fav 5 to provide some digestive support. Thanks for all you do!

  5. Hello Andrew,
    Greetings, and thank you for all you do in giving me the supplementation and the truest delivery system that I require.
    I thing your fav 7 would be a great addition as I was looking to put together my own version, of course this would of been at a greater cost that yours would be.
    I’d love to see the addition of perhaps the pineapple fiber enzyme and maybe the addition of "hydrogen peroxide". I’ve heard of some amazing benefits from this when taken orally. Also, and I don’t have the information in front of me but there is a product that oxygenates the body and it comes from tree’s, I’m sure your aware of the product more than I, I was just thinking of another type of antioxidant that would protect the body from a different profile.
    Thanks for everything Andrew and God Bless you:)
    David Amburgey
    Dayton, Ohio

  6. Hello Andrew,
    Greetings, and thank you for all you do in giving me the supplementation and the truest delivery system that I require.
    I thing your fav 7 would be a great addition as I was looking to put together my own version, of course this would of been at a greater cost that yours would be.
    I’d love to see the addition of perhaps the pineapple fiber enzyme and maybe the addition of "hydrogen peroxide". I’ve heard of some amazing benefits from this when taken orally. Also, and I don’t have the information in front of me but there is a product that oxygenates the body and it comes from tree’s, I’m sure your aware of the product more than I, I was just thinking of another type of antioxidant that would protect the body from a different profile.
    Thanks for everything Andrew and God Bless you:)
    David Amburgey
    Dayton, Ohio

  7. Hello Andrew,
    Greetings, and thank you for all you do in giving me the supplementation and the truest delivery system that I require.
    I thing your fav 7 would be a great addition as I was looking to put together my own version, of course this would of been at a greater cost that yours would be.
    I’d love to see the addition of perhaps the pineapple fiber enzyme and maybe the addition of "hydrogen peroxide". I’ve heard of some amazing benefits from this when taken orally. Also, and I don’t have the information in front of me but there is a product that oxygenates the body and it comes from tree’s, I’m sure your aware of the product more than I, I was just thinking of another type of antioxidant that would protect the body from a different profile.
    Thanks for everything Andrew and God Bless you:)
    David Amburgey
    Dayton, Ohio

  8. Hello Andrew,
    Greetings, and thank you for all you do in giving me the supplementation and the truest delivery system that I require.
    I thing your fav 7 would be a great addition as I was looking to put together my own version, of course this would of been at a greater cost that yours would be.
    I’d love to see the addition of perhaps the pineapple fiber enzyme and maybe the addition of "hydrogen peroxide". I’ve heard of some amazing benefits from this when taken orally. Also, and I don’t have the information in front of me but there is a product that oxygenates the body and it comes from tree’s, I’m sure your aware of the product more than I, I was just thinking of another type of antioxidant that would protect the body from a different profile.
    Thanks for everything Andrew and God Bless you:)
    David Amburgey
    Dayton, Ohio

  9. Hello Andrew,
    Greetings, and thank you for all you do in giving me the supplementation and the truest delivery system that I require.
    I thing your fav 7 would be a great addition as I was looking to put together my own version, of course this would of been at a greater cost that yours would be.
    I’d love to see the addition of perhaps the pineapple fiber enzyme and maybe the addition of "hydrogen peroxide". I’ve heard of some amazing benefits from this when taken orally. Also, and I don’t have the information in front of me but there is a product that oxygenates the body and it comes from tree’s, I’m sure your aware of the product more than I, I was just thinking of another type of antioxidant that would protect the body from a different profile.
    Thanks for everything Andrew and God Bless you:)
    David Amburgey
    Dayton, Ohio

  10. Hello Andrew,
    Greetings, and thank you for all you do in giving me the supplementation and the truest delivery system that I require.
    I thing your fav 7 would be a great addition as I was looking to put together my own version, of course this would of been at a greater cost that yours would be.
    I’d love to see the addition of perhaps the pineapple fiber enzyme and maybe the addition of "hydrogen peroxide". I’ve heard of some amazing benefits from this when taken orally. Also, and I don’t have the information in front of me but there is a product that oxygenates the body and it comes from tree’s, I’m sure your aware of the product more than I, I was just thinking of another type of antioxidant that would protect the body from a different profile.
    Thanks for everything Andrew and God Bless you:)
    David Amburgey
    Dayton, Ohio

  11. Hello Andrew,
    Greetings, and thank you for all you do in giving me the supplementation and the truest delivery system that I require.
    I thing your fav 7 would be a great addition as I was looking to put together my own version, of course this would of been at a greater cost that yours would be.
    I’d love to see the addition of perhaps the pineapple fiber enzyme and maybe the addition of "hydrogen peroxide". I’ve heard of some amazing benefits from this when taken orally. Also, and I don’t have the information in front of me but there is a product that oxygenates the body and it comes from tree’s, I’m sure your aware of the product more than I, I was just thinking of another type of antioxidant that would protect the body from a different profile.
    Thanks for everything Andrew and God Bless you:)
    David Amburgey
    Dayton, Ohio

  12. Hello Andrew,
    You are on top of all of the research and only what benefits you have studied for us with as proven from the research.
    I would continue to stay with that philosophy as you are not going to offer the newest product that has all the lastest frills.
    Personally, I think the 6th adn 7th addition are pomegranite and white tea. These seem to be of you highest antioxidant levels.
    Keep us informed of your choice.
    Dan

  13. Since so many people are deficient in Vit. D 3, I vote for that. You have not let us down yet so I trust you will make the right decision.
    Thank you and God bless you.
    Margie

  14. Put the N-Acetyl Cystine back into the blend since it was removed when the TruQ was added. I agree with the addition of vit D as well.

  15. I recommend keeping this an antioxidant powerhouse just like it is today. Technically, it should be called Andrew’s 4 Favorites, which includes:
    1. CoQ10 / TruQ10 (both forms of CoQ10)
    2. Alpha Lipoic Acid
    3. EGCG
    4. Resveratrol
    My recommendation would be:
    5. N-Acetyl Cysteine
    6. Pomegranate (which you mentioned on your Webcast that you take everyday in addition to your Founders)
    Get rid of the Barley/Wheat Grass. I’m sure these scare away the Gluten intolerant folks, even if it does or does not affect them.

  16. I am hesitant for you to mess with the Five. I started taking them about a month ago and simply love them. Adding more ingredients would only increase the cost and perhaps include some things that people are taking in another supplement. ( Ex. Vitamin D already comes in the multi as well as the Calcium Mag Intensive). If you make a Six or Seven, I hope its in addition to the Five and not a replacement for it.
    Elese

  17. I’ve heard that curcumin and quercetin are a powerful combination, according to Dr. Russell Blaylock. I totally trust you though and am grateful to you for all you do to keep us healthy, happy and terrific! Thank you!!

  18. Fun question… I vote for something that’s not normally found in a typical multi-vitamin – as for what ingredient specifically, I agree for this product it should be what you like, since it is "Andrew’s Favorites", after all :o)

  19. Thank you for asking, and for all your awesome products! I would love to have the option of purchasing Andrew’s Seven Favorites {your in Vegas, lucky 7 :)}, sorry couldn’t resist, it seems like you need a smile, sometimes. As far as the ingredients, Omegas, D3, or a nice enzyme, perhaps Pineapple would be appreciated. You are the expert, I am certain whatever you choose, will be very beneficial, thank you for appearing to truly care about your patrons and our environment!

  20. Hi Andrew!
    Whatever your sixth and seventh most favorites are! Or, you could just leave it at 5 — it’s awesome the way it is! I take three every morning along with Secure. I’m so glad you continued to make them! Thank you Andrew!

    1. Made this tonight for a tough crowd and WOW! What a hit! It was absolutely delicious. I never would have thought to brown the rolls (definitely wod7nu&#821l;t have thought to leave the tops on to brown) and it was the perfect added touch. Thanks for another great recipe!

  21. Hi Andrew,
    I am taking 13 supplements every morning, and it would be great to consolidate..I think you should add the Pomegranate. That would be fabulous! Keep up the good work, we all love you out here!!!! Thanks for asking for our opinion as well..God bless you…

  22. Andrew,
    Using Million Orac as a guide to the ultimate in antioxidant protection… pine bark and tumeric would be an awesome choice.

  23. hi andrew ,I realy love your product alot and all my family and my sisters ,brother and my mother takes your vitamins I realy trust your product and what you say a bout them and I AGREE ON ANY THING YOU WLII DECIDE to add but I have a question a bout a product called CLA i heard that if you take CLA SUPPLEMANT yoy would loose weight so please can you find out a bout this thank you so much for the best vitamin in the world .last concern if it is possible to make ca in a big dossage .APPRICIATE A HARD WORK

  24. Personality, I love the Five Favorites
    It seems to be perfect!
    I trust if you add a sixth you do not cut back on the present formula.

  25. Why Andrew,
    Where to begin….. Love all your products and your Today Specials, I have read your articles on Pine Bark OPC and would love to try it on a more affordable formula. This would be a great addition to your 5 favorites for the seventh ingredient I know that what ever you decide will be awesome. Please don’t ever stop making vitamins.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE Melissa

  26. Hi, Andrew,
    Thank you so much for your work improving our health!
    I’ve only recently begun taking your "Five Favorites," especially for the resveratrol. (I live in a wine region, but still need this one for the benefits!) I decided to start taking resveratrol due to hearing about studies linking it to longevity, weight-control, vitality, etc. The fantastic combo of antioxidants here is a great bonus for me.
    If you were to add a sixth favorite, I’d love to have the Eye Support in this blend. For myself, this one is a staple in my vitamin cupboard.
    A seventh, for me, would be CholestaCare, but there may be people who wouldnt’t need it. But my family history dictates that I take this. Ditto for Omega-3 (& doc’s orders)…But would the oil work?
    Those are my musts. When the budget takes a dive & vitamins must be cut from my list, I find ways to keep these around. Quality of life thing, you know?
    Thanks for asking for our input! Cheers to you!

  27. Andrew,
    I just stopped in to update one of my orders with you and decided to check out your blog. No…I don’t have any recommendations. I just want to thank you. Three and a half years ago, I found myself on my deathbed, suddenly ill from the effects of 9/11. For the first two years, it was touch and go as my life hung in the balance. However, it was during the first year or so as I was lying in bed and praying for a miracle…that I found YOU. I won’t go into all of the details except to say that I started with one of your products and now am benefiting from 12-15. Am I going to tell you that they SUDDENLY turned my life around. No. Even so, I know that by taking them steadfastly, I have seen improvements which I would never have imagined. Doing this one good thing for myself (taking your supplements) has also given me a sense of SOME control in a situation where I have had none. No, I am not out of the woods, but I am forever grateful for the knowledge I have attained through your "professorship" vis a vis HSN. Should you have any particular suggestions regarding anti-toxins (besides CoQ10, Resveratrol, Omega 3, Pomegranite), please let me know. I know you cannot make claims, but I can. Miracles CAN and DO happen when you are in the right hands! As for this next product, all of the above is just a preface to say that I have particular choice AND that I DO trust yours. Thank you, always. Teresa

  28. Hmmm…I was against pomegranate at first, but okay. It may be the best option for the most people. Please do not add any of the common alphabet-vitamins; not even D3. If you do seven favs, I vote for:
    pomegranate + diosmin (favorite combo)
    or
    pomegranate + turmeric
    or
    pomegranate + pine bark

  29. Thanks Andrew,
    I am a gastric bypass patient and have lost 125 #. I have been extremely happy using the protein shakes…They simply taste good. In addition, one of the phases of bariatric surgery is the loss of hair and the Healthy hair skin and nails has been great for this. I kept most of my hair by doubling the dosage. I am concerned with the liver, bing the filter of all my meds…so this is a great concern so I take the phos chol and the extra fiber. Great for bariatric patients….I take numerous items of your and my blood work has been great…No extra B12…yours in more than adequate, The iron is a must and I have both my elderly parents on several of your products.
    Now take care of my dog. They need the liver suplements also. The dog food out there, is killing their livers…so is the flea med and worm mediction. Please do somethign for their livers…I give my dog your milk thistle and glucosamine along with the calcium.
    Keep it coming
    Thanks

  30. Hello Andrew!
    As if you haven’t done enough with your favorites! WOW I would love to see additional favoriates to the existing Five.You choose as you know best. I will wait to see what happens. I love your vitamins. I am a LIFE R !

  31. Don’t add anymore B vitamins – I get so much in your other supplements – probably too much.
    I agree with Sally that our poor dogs need help. I put my furbaby on your liver antioxidants after he was diagnosed with liver cancer. He lived longer than expected according to the vet.
    The dog always hated the flea meds put on him, but I had too. Poor little buddy – he seemed to know it was toxic to him.
    Andrew can you recommend a safe flea repellant that really works for dogs? What do you use on your dogs to prevent fleas?

  32. Hello Andrew, I think acetyl-l-carnitine would be a good choice as it seems it’s recommended to take with alpha lipoic acid. Also pycnogenol would be a nice addition too. Thank you for your great products!

  33. 3 suggestions most people are deficient in
    (… favorite 8? 8D )
    omega 3, vita D and Mg+
    Love, love, LOVE your products!
    I spend money with your company above any other to support you, your deep caring for educating us about our health, improving the quality of our lives by providing information and awesome pure healthy vitamins and supplements, and doing it all taking great measures to take equal amazing care of our planet! You’re the absolute BEST!!
    God bless you, your family and loved ones, your business, and everything you lay your hand to!

  34. Hi Andrew –
    Since you named this product Andrew’s five favorites, I suggest you add what ever else is your favorite! I trust your judgment completely! Why not put 5 or 6 different capsules together and name it "Andrew’s Recommendation?"
    Thanks for everything Andrew –
    Diana

  35. Hi Andrew,
    I have been taking many of your products for years and the only draw back is opening so many bottles every day so I love the 5 favs since there are only 3 caps. I have had bad health for many years through no fault of my own and by using your products it has made such a difference. No specific suggestion on a six or seven favorites but maybe 2 more antioxidants that work on other free radicals that EGCG and RESVERATROL don’t fight. Possibly an ACAI product. Also I would like to see the Omega 3, Phos chol, and vit E in a consolidated liquid gel cap. The mint you added to the Omega was the only thing that kept me taking that product. Thank you for all your research and letting us partake of your products. I learn so much from you every time you are on HSN. You are a wealth of knowledge and I trust what you say.

  36. Dear Andrew, I already take the basic five however,in a phone conversation with one of your representatives the friendly flora was recommended. Since taking it I have developed an incredible feeling of well being and my body seems to be on track. I will not skip the product. Please give this my vote.

  37. I love all of your products and would appreciate anything you think is an important or a life-value ingredient (maybe Resveratrol).
    I do have a question….I take several of your Favorite Five ingredients separately and notice they have a higher potency than what is in the Fav Five. Could I stop taking them individually and replace them with the Fav Five and still get the same or close to the same benefits? That would be less money for me and less swallowing, which would be good 🙂
    Currently I take about 8-10 of your supplements and wish there was a way to combine more of them so as to swallow less 🙂
    Thanks for your research, forward thinking and the teaching you do for us. Keep up the good work!!

  38. Hi
    I have been reading up on the cause of gray hair and part of the reason we go gray is due to Tyrosinase inhibition. Pine Bark Extract is proven to cause this inhibition. So I would suggest leaving Pine Bark Extract out of the five favorites. It inhibits melanogenesis which is what we dont want if we want to keep our hair color

  39. Of those that you listed as suggestions above, I would like to see pine bark, curcumin and resveratrol/grape seed, in that order, added to the Favorites blend. However, I agree with another poster that PS and especially NAC would be a good addition. Thanks for all of your great products and your webcasts. Keep up the great work!

  40. Andrew,
    I have been ordering your products through HSN for years. I have compared, and they are the best available. I trust you completely. I am just now discovering your procapslab website after your mention of it on HSN in regard to Resveratrol and QVC. I am so proud of you for defending your products and exposing the unethical practices of other companies. On the five favorites subject, I would like to see the Co-Q10 level increased, and N-Acetyl Cysteine and Pomegranate added. If it doesn’t compromise delivery, perhaps the Vitamins C & B12 and barley and wheat grasses could be removed to keep the number of capsules to a minimum. Keep up the great work, Andrew! Oh, one other thing….I can’t wait for the pet vitamins!

  41. Andrew, I have a number of your products that help me feel and operate better, but lately I’ve read about the benefits of polyphenols. Are they as beneficial as some people claim? I see some in your Reservatrols. If they are so good for us, is there something you suggest to maximize the benefits from them? Thanks.

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