Welcome to HCM,
I will provide you some general guidance as to your issues. You ask a number of very specific questions that would be better dealt with on a private consultation as interaction reports would have to be generated to answer some of your specific questions.
You speak of the color of your waste products and generally, the darker the stool the more iron is present, strictly dietarily speaking, which would come with the increased meat consumption. Also, the longer the stool sits in the intestine may affects color, so promoting regular evacuation is important. In this respect, try to assure fluid intake is 8-10 cups per day and if fiber intake is low, gradually increase it.
and your query #2, I suggest you purchase vegetarian omega-3 supplements made from algae and not fish to avoid the distasteful
Regarding ginkgo and vinpocetine
,the interaction checker did not find any issues.
Generally, the multivitamin
is in am. The ginkgo is taken separately from the multi and can be taken with vinpocetine according to my sources and experience. Since the ginkgo and the vinpocetine are generally taken to enhance cognition, these are taken fairly early in the day.
I hope I have addressed your issues. If your issues are more involved, you might want to make an appointment with a Dietitian or come through our Specialist Portal. Regards, Kathryn Shattler, MS,RDN