Hi everyone I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season as best as possible. I'm in a pretty large quandary about supplements and was wondering if anyone could advise anything. Apologies if this question has been discussed before. Are there any alternatives to gelatin or cellulose (any form of) capsules? If not, which would you say is generally less harmful for CFS patients? The issue is, I have autism, for which, according to Amy Yasko, gelatin is excitotoxic. BUT I also have Hashimoto's (hypothyroid), for which cellulose inhibits the absorption of vital T4 and T3 medications. Then there are the fillers, such as magnesium stearate, silica, microcrystalline cellulose and more; all of which may likely have some sort of detrimental effect. A general google search yields some very frightening results, with side effects ranging from stirring up yeast, to destryoing the gut lining, to major inflammation of internal organs including the brain. I cannot seem to find any supplements free of all the above. Even liquid forms seem to contain potentially harmful ingredients. If, like me, you are taking 30-45 supplements per day (excluding medication) and likely will have to do so for the rest of your life, these problems quickly accumulate. What, in your opinion, would be the best overall option for people with CFS? I would welcome and appreciate anyone's input on this. Thanks.