When following the Klenner protocol it is vitally important to take all of the oral vitamins, injectable B1 and Liver Extract each and every day. As patients follow the protocol, the body repairs over time and symptoms disappear. Just as the body can get worse without obvious signs of a problem until an attack, the body can also repair and do a lot of good work for a while before the patient sees or feels the change. Be patient and take everything in the protocol EVERY day.

Sometimes patients get in touch because they are concerned that they are not progressing as fast as they should be or they might even feel that they are going backwards somewhat. There are a few common reasons that we have found that have caused trouble for people:

  • First of all, you MUST take the calcium AT LEAST 2 hours away from any other oral vitamins or shots. Calcium is an important mineral for the body and you will need it to heal. But research has shown that calcium “grabs” other vitamins and minerals when they are taken together and this can block the absorption of the oral vitamins and stop or prevent progress on the protocol. Therefore, it is very important to ALWAYS take the calcium at least 2 hours before or after any other vitamins or shots. Also, the calcium (as calcium citrate) must be taken on an empty stomach (for the purposes of the protocol, an empty stomach is defined as at least 1.5 hours after eating food. And then you cannot eat after the calcium for at least 1 hour.)
  • Another common experience that patients have is a Herxheimer reaction (also referred to as a herx reaction, die off, or healing crisis). This is a medical phenomenon that was first discovered by Dr. Herxheimer and Dr. Jarisch. A Herxheimer reaction occurs when toxins are released into the body when it kills some kind of foreign invader (such as bacteria, fungus, etc.). Basically what happens is that the dead cells release toxins into the body faster than the body can clean them out (generally through the stools and urine). This can happen during the protocol and when it does, the patient should get extra rest and drink a lot of water to help the body clean out these extra toxins. Generally, the patient feels much improved at the end of a herx reaction and may even find that he or she has a regained ability, such as improved walking, the ability to sweat (which would decrease or end heat sensitivity), etc.
  • The third reason that patients sometimes feel like they are getting worse after they had been improving is simply that they are missing something in the protocol, such as missing a shot or missing one or more oral vitamins. Sometimes some of the oral vitamins are missed by accident and sometimes patients get the idea that they no longer need to take one or more of the vitamins. But nothing could be further from the truth! Everything in the protocol works together and some vitamins will not do their full job without the help of some of the other vitamins on the protocol. So it is of the utmost importance that you NEVER miss any oral vitamins or shots. The orals are just as important as the shots. Neither will do the full job of repairing the body alone. The body needs everything on the protocol to get the best and fastest results for you.
  • The patients who tend to have the most steady improvements and gains are those patients who have made up a list of all of the vitamins that they need to take and have laid out a schedule to follow to ensure that they never miss a dose. Those patients tend to set out their vitamins and then check what they have set out against their list to be absolutely certain that they haven’t missed anything. (It doesn’t take long to double check what you’ve set out. And many patients have been surprised to find that they would have missed one or more vitamins for the day if they hadn’t double checked what they had set out.)
  • Make sure you follow the best nutritional plan according your individualized needs. Without the right nutrition the protocol vitamins will not save you. You should always remember that! (read also Wrong Nutrition). There are some general rules for everyone on nutrition but you should discover the rest by listening to your body.
  • An exercise program is absolutely necessary! This is something your physiotherapist and you will decide. Exercise helps your mood and shape. While progressing you will never notice real changes if you don’t begin to realize them through certain exercise techniques.
  • Additionally, the body requires a tremendous amount of energy to heal. So be sure to arrange your schedule to get enough rest and good quality sleep at night.

After seeing many, many patients run into trouble because of missing dosages, we had one patient, Ava, who provided a copy of her original vitamin schedule so that we can share it with all of you. You can use this schedule as a guideline to create one for yourself. Most patients start on the basics of the protocol and then add in some of the additional supplements later on in their healing. Often patients get in touch to find out which additional supplements might help them most. You can get in touch through the website’s contact form This schedule does not list out every vitamin or mineral that you should be taking. You may be taking supplements that are not listed here. If you are, continue to take them . You can take this sample schedule and add your other vitamins to the list as well so that you can hang it on your refrigerator at home or put it where you store your vitamins for easy use in checking the vitamins after setting them out.

Here is the sample vitamin schedule:

Upon waking:

Thiamine Injection – 400 mg.

Add Liver Extract 2X per week – 1cc (at least 3 days apart, for example on Wednesday and Sunday)

Upon Waking (after shots):

Niacin – 100 mg. (2 times per week – taken on an empty stomach will produce a better flush)

Breakfast:

Vitamin E – 400 IU

B 100 tablet

B12 – methylcobalamin – 2 mg daily, sublingually

Ascenta Fish Oil (lemon flavored) – 1 teaspoon per day (except if you get your omega 3 from Krill Oil or Flax Seed Oil)

Vitamin D3 – 5,000 IU – (That means you use 5000IU tablets. In case you use 2000IU try to split them and keep the the dose up to 4000IU-6000IU daily)

Probiotics* – 1 capsule (Find the one with the most strains of intestinal bacteria that you can, ideally 12 strains or more. Make sure that the probiotics are refrigerated in your local store and then take it home and put it right into the refrigerator.)

Magnesium Citrate – 200mg

Beta Carotene – 25,000 IU

Vitamin C – as Calcium Ascorbate – 2,000 mg

On an empty stomach (2 hours later):

Calcium Citrate – 400mg

Lunch (2 hours later):

Vitamin E – 400 IU

Magnesium Citrate – 200 mg

Vitamin C – as Calcium Ascorbate – 1,500 mg

Probiotics* – 1 capsule (Find the one with the most strains of intestinal bacteria that you can, ideally 12 strains or more. Make sure that the probiotics are refrigerated in your local store and then take it home and put it right into the refrigerator.)

On an empty stomach (2 hours later):

Calcium Citrate – 400mg

Dinner ( 2 hours later):

Magnesium Citrate – 200 mg.

Vitamin C – as Calcium Ascorbate – 1,500 mg

Probiotics* – 1 capsule (Find the one with the most strains of intestinal bacteria that you can, ideally 12 strains or more. Make sure that the probiotics are refrigerated in your local store and then take it home and put it right into the refrigerator.)

On an empty stomach (2 hours later):

Calcium Citrate – 400mg

Do not eat for one hour after calcium.

Do not eat for 1 ½ hours before calcium.

Do not take any vitamins a minimum of 2 hours before or 2 hours after calcium – especially shots.

IMPORTANT NOTES: This program is a guide which may not fit every patient 100%. Modifications may be made for shorter or longer periods perhaps to the following:

  1. You may want to take 400IU of Vit E instead of 800IU (especially if you are for some reason on Blood Thinners – in that case you should talk to your doctor)
  1. In case you are over 30 and have digestion problems or you are having pieces of food in your stool then you should definitely use Digestive Enzymes. Make sure the product you choose contains Betain HCL (Betain HCL is the acid needed in the stomach in order to assimilate the foods better) and a wide range of elements to help digest protein, carbs, lipids, dairy etc. A good quality organic product we suggest can be found here http://www.nationalnutrition.ca/detail.aspx?ID=2102 and a very good web store on enzymes can be found here: www.enzymedica.com where you can learn many things on enzymes also.

Besides that make sure you consume raw foods (vegetables, fruits) which contain high levels of enzymes and that you don’t overcook your foods. Enzymes contained in raw foods are enough to break down these foods and do not add to a probable need of extra enzymes. Because there are so many types of enzymes for digestion or therapeutic reasons you could discuss this with your health care practitioner to decide what best meets your needs.

  • You may change the time of some things if you find they don’t fit to your schedule. For example, you can take your B100 tablet with lunch if it gives you urgency to urinate and you have things to do during the day. The same goes for the B1 injection but if you change the hour make sure you keep it that way daily. (Please note that if you do the injections too late in the day, you may have trouble sleeping, which is why we suggest doing them when you wake up. Also, there are some patients who may be taking up to 800mg of B1 per day. Those patients tend to divide their dosages and inject some with breakfast and some with lunch so that they have energy all day long.)
  • Check our suggestion on vitamins and try to find as many products as you can, referred under the title “Our Best Quality Choice”.