Supplements

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Vitamins, minerals and herbs used to support health and detoxification.

Inosine

I've been reading online about inosine. It seems that a drug company is in trials with a proprietary version (Axosine) of it for strokes and MS to rebuild axons. It is known to raise uric acid levels. But I found some info that it is helpful against endotoxini:

Inosine infusion prevents mortality in endotoxic shock.
J Trauma. 2005 Dec;59(6):1432-5.
Substances that inhibit Na/K ATPase activity appear in plasma during severe septic shock causing Na and fluid to move into cells and K to move out, resulting in cell swelling and an elevation of plasma K. These changes contribute to the morbidity of sepsis. Recently, we reported that inosine and other purine nucleosides stimulate Na/K ATPase activity, prolong survival in hemorrhagic shock, and lower the plasma potassium in that condition. Here, we determine whether inosine prolongs survival in lipopolysaccharidei-induced sepsis shock. Pentobarbital-anesthetized rats underwent cannulation of a femoral artery and vein, and lipopolysaccharide was injected by intravenous bolus. Rats were than resuscitated (5 mL/hr) with inosine (5 mmol/L) in saline, saline alone, inosine with S-4-nitrobenzyl-6-thioinosine (NBTI, 10 mumol/L, an equilibrative nucleoside transporter blocker), NBTI alone, or no resuscitation. Inosine significantly and dramatically prolongs survival of rats in endotoxic shock as compared with saline resuscitation or to no resuscitation. Furthermore, resuscitation with NBTI (10 mumol/L) prevented prolonged survival with inosine. CONCLUSION:: Inosine prevents mortality in lipopolysaccharide-induced septic shock in rats. The mechanism of action must be intracellulari, as blockers of the equilibrative nucleoside transporter prevented prolonged survival with inosine.

Charcoal

I know that quite a few people swear by taking charcoal but I have never had this as an ajunct and was just wondering if it's part of the protocol.  I don't think it's on David W's list of supplementsi.  Does anyone think it is absolutely definitely required?

Can someone help me with my schedule for treatment?

We have starded the treatment last week. We found a really nice doctor in are nebeirhood that has accept to prescribe the treatment (antibioticsi). the only thing is that I'm the one that has to make the schedule of when to take what. It is a bit overwelming for me. I dont whant to make any mistakes. the protocole is in english and some time's, I am worried that I dont understand the right thing (I am french) we live in Québec, canada. So to make sure, I would appreciate some help. This is the schedule I made, hope it's find. If not, please tell me, and help me with the next step. I included the other medication's that was already prescribed and should be continued as are doctor suggested. Thank you in advance for your help!!!! It is very appreciaded!

Antifungals and probiotics

Antifungals and probiotics

Caution: most of the information collected here originates from manufacturers so please consider your options carefully.  

Some comments have come from users of these products, but as we know from our experiences with other medication each of us is different and may react differently to these products too.

 

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Sources for high quality supplements

Hi fellow MSers,

Since the quality of supplementsi is so important, can someone suggest some sources where i can get them? Especially NACi and Acetyl-L-carnitine. I know of Solgar and Biocare in the UK. Any other good online sources?

 Thanks for your help!

Sam

Glutathione

 
Here's a few links that had interesting info about glutathione: 

http://www.1whey2health.com/food-sources-glutathione.htm

And a page of links to various slides on Glutathione and Cell Defense:

http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/00/slides/3652s1_05/tsld001.htm

 

I did not know that NACi increases Glutathione levels!

Raven

CAPi since 8-05 for Cpni and Mycoplasma P. for MSi and/or CFSi 

Candida Supplements

This page will continually be revised! As will the Antifungal and Probiotic chart.  If you'd like to add something to the list or make some contribution in terms of your practice, please pm Michele< and give me your ideas.

We are looking for people to give us a protocol of antifungals/probiotics that works for them.   It might be useful also if you include the symptoms your are trying to eradicate.   No more than a paragraph would be good.

antifungal supplements

Hey everyone, sorry I haven't posted in a while.  I'm doing OK, and I'll try to update more later, but I can't right now b/c dinner is in about 5 minutes
 
My question is, I've been reading about people doing various things to fight fungus/candida, and I've been wondering how/whether this applies to me.  I tend to doubt the "candida" diagnosis that some "doctors" give to everything, but based on what I've read here, I think that fungal overgrowth is a valid issue.  I don't know for a fact that I have candida/fungus issues, but I have noticed some thrush on my tongue, and I get constipated when I forget to take my probiotic supplementsi.
 
I don't think my doc will be so big on synthetic antifungals, so I don't even really want to ask.  If I want to try a "natural" antifungal type supplement, what should I try?  I hear so many different things, I don't know who to believe and I don't want to get conned by advertising.  There have been about a gazillion different recommendations on this site too.  So if I want to go with something natural, likely to be effective, and easy on the wallet, what would you recommend?  Garden of Life products?  Plain oregano oil capsules?  Is it all just snake oil?  I don't mean to be skeptical, I just have no idea.  For what it's worth, I have been taking a probiotic blend, as well as Florastor, which is a "good yeast" (S.

Acai fruit products source of antioxidants

Here's some information on acai fruit products that contain many good benefits such as high levels of antioxidantsi. I have tried the prepared drinks from this company and will maybe order some of the dried acai to mix in my smoothies.

You can probably find these products in health food stores or send a message to the site and they will send you a list of distributers. Or you can order from the site.

 

http://www.sambazon.com/acai.asp?pg=13<

Has anyone else tried this product? 

Raven

Dr. Powell's protocol for Cpni and Mycoplama P. since 8-05 for MSi and/or CFSi 

Bad reaction to Acetyl L-Carnitine

Just wanted to post a quick note about a bad reaction to Acetyl L-Carnitine in case my experience might help someone else identify a possible bad reaction to it...

After reading several posts about how Acetyl L-Carnitine might help promote added energy and reduced brain-fog, and after experiencing a period with mild but annoying amounts of both of these, I decided to give it a try.   The supplementsi did seem to increase mental focus, but unfortunately, after two 500mg doses (@ 12 hours apart), I started noticing a worsening of my rosaceai symptoms (much increased flushing and burning and some increase in rashes) along with a dull headache, sleep disturbances, heart palps and asthmai like lung congestion.   It lasted for the three days I continued to take the supplements and cleared up about a day after I stopped taking them (and tossed them in the trash to avoid any temptation to take them again!).  

Colostrum -- anyone else using it?

My Doctor had me on colostrum before we started the CAPi. It seemed helpful, but I went off it when I started the CAP to avoid muddying the water.

Now I have been doing the CAP for 6 months (just finished pulse #12 for CFSi), I asked about adding it to my supplementsi, and he agreed I could try it.

I don't believe I've heard anyone else here using it, so I thought I'd put it out for the group's evaluation/comment/benefit.

Ron 

astaxanthin

Is anyone taking astaxanthin?

See http://www.astafactor.com/description.htm<

It's supposed to be a whopper of an antixodidant...? 

 

 

Dr R and the Ghost Blog

If I were the real thing I would not be a ghost writer but this story must be told and will be as accurately as possible.  

Dr R has now been off of 1 of his 3 bp meds for a week and today his bp was 112/59 - pulse 59.   Even in his deepest sleep and 3 meds I bet it was never close to the highest of the past month or more.    The usual was at about 149/89 - last January, before beginning abxi.  Now it has ranged from 144/84 to 136/75 to 116/69 to 107/65 with the lower range being much more usual.  Today both of us are less tired than in the past week.  I asked him if he knew what that meant, and of couse he said no.  I said "You are following the pattern of the rest of us - this is the third week of the cycle and you are sick, too".  Then I stopped him and looking him straight in the eye, said "Even the most skeptical of you guys will have to think something is happening"    So, we leave in 1 week for the Nationals and I think will "do" tinidazole  instead of flagyli.  This will be #3 pulse for Dr R. Doing flagyl at the Nationals  might be kind of like the astronauts going outside the ship without a tether.

Flavonoids inhibit myelin phagocytosis by macrophages..

An interesting abstract from a research group in the Netherlands.

http://tinyurl.com/pcgkx

(can't seem to get web address to convert automatically to a link) 

Raven

On Dr. Powell's protocol since 08-05 for Cpni and Mycoplasma P, MSi and/or CFSi 

 

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