iHerb shopping list to make it easier for you to buy supplements

iHerb is an online retailers of supplements like Amazon… you don’t have to buy from them but they make it pretty easy for Americans and Canadians.

Coupon Codes

Remember to use coupon codes to save money on checkout.


Patient Experiences Protocol - specific items to buy

protocol here: Patient Experiences Protocol (Dec 2022)
slides: https://longhaulwiki.com/resources/assets/The-Patient-Experiences-Protocol-v1.pdf
The video/slides explain the supplements listed below.

Black seed oil

Any of these 3 should work:

Plastic bottle: https://ca.iherb.com/pr/zhou-nutrition-organic-black-seed-oil-cold-pressed-8-fl-oz-240-ml/82374
Plastic bottle: https://ca.iherb.com/pr/healths-harmony-organic-black-seed-oil-8-fl-oz-240-ml/116919
Glass bottle: https://ca.iherb.com/pr/pure-indian-foods-organic-cold-pressed-virgin-black-seed-oil-250-ml/79308 ← Not sure why this is under Grocery > Condiments, Oils & Vinegars

Cat’s Claw

NOW Foods tends to be a reputable brand and they don’t push questionable practices with their essential oils products. Their Cat’s Claw should be fine.

Oil of oregano

The convenient, pre-diluted version:

You can also buy oregano essential oil, but you’ll need to measure out how much to take and dilute it. The Aura Cacia brand has a bottle for C$9.60. I’d probably just get the pre-diluted version, it’s so much easier to deal with.



Lavender supplements (or essential oil)

As a supplement / sleep aid: https://ca.iherb.com/pr/nature-s-way-calmaid-clinically-studied-lavender-30-softgels/43054

Essential oil is cheaper but not convenient: https://ca.iherb.com/pr/now-foods-essential-oils-lavender-1-3-fl-oz-10-ml/79008

EDIT: Lion’s mane is no longer recommended

This thread has information on this supplement’s safety.
This is a ridiculous amount of mushroom: https://ca.iherb.com/pr/kos-organic-lion-s-mane-powder-12-84-oz-364-g/104645


Cheaper version: https://ca.iherb.com/pr/doctor-s-best-artemisinin-100-mg-90-veggie-caps/7592
Not sure what the expensive version does: https://ca.iherb.com/pr/nutricology-artemisinin-90-vegetarian-capsules/4389


The iherb house brands like 21st Century and Lake Avenue are trash (you may not absorb a lot of magnesium), don’t get that one. Doctor’s Best should be fine???


There are different forms of magnesium. Magnesium oxide is one that your body won’t absorb well.

Magnesium oxide has difficulty dissolving in water and is not absorbed into bodily tissues as easily as water-soluble magnesium salts, such as magnesium citrate, magnesium chloride, magnesium lactate, or magnesium malate.
Magnesium Oxide: Health Benefits, Nutrients per Serving, Preparation Information, and More.

Magnesium citrate is used as a laxative agent and generally produce bowel movement in one-half to three hours… so watch out for that one.

Serrapeptase, Nattokinase

5 people on the Patient Experiences Survey (spreadsheet) reported that they recovered and found significant improvement from serrapeptase. It was generally taken with nattokinase, so the combination may be important.

Please be careful as anticoag supplements can make you bleed.

Serrapeptase: https://ca.iherb.com/pr/doctor-s-best-high-potency-serrapeptase-120-000-spu-90-veggie-caps/23747
Nattokinase: https://ca.iherb.com/pr/doctor-s-best-nattokinase-2-000-fus-90-veggie-caps/33


3 recovered people on the Patient Experiences Survey (see ‘what helped the most’) said that NAC helped them the most. It does not have to be quantum or augmented NAC.

The response rate was low (0.9%) so the chance of this working is quite low.

DAO Enzymes

I’m not sure which is best, sorry. Here’s an example:


Red Yeast Rice

Don’t buy this from iHerb. Get the following UK product because it’s 10mg lovastatin (monacolin K) per capsule:

Ebay sellers usually ship internationally:

*WARNING: This is the same molecule as the prescription drug lovastatin. It has side effects like ‘Coca-Cola pee’ (see a doctor if you get rhabdomyolysis!!) and muscle pain. This is very very similar to the prescription drug so don’t be stupid.

Other supplements

Here are some other supplements that people are trying. Not sure if they’re worth buying, but here you go. You don’t have to go crazy and buy everything at once because you can just place a second order and you’ll probably get free shipping.

Artemisia extract


This is NOT the same as artemisinin. See this post for an explanation.

Vitamin C

The iHerb brands are usually low quality but this should be fine:

Resveratrol, ALA