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Definitely Strong Against Lyme Spectrum Organisms
Posted by Reviewer1931578 on Oct 07, 2009 | Verified Purchase
Recommended as the primary antimicrobial in Buhner's Lyme book, this herb is powerful. While the suggestion is to take 1 to 3 three times per day, I only took 1 per day and had such strong Herx reactions I had to stop. I will return but will have to do lower doses or a pulsing strategy. This stuff kills organisms no doubt about it. My Herx's are easy to spot...sore right shoulder, sore right hip, cramped calves, headache, severe weakness, depression, tinnitus...obviously a nervous system involvement. Andrographis gave me the same Herx as some powerful antibiotics, except maybe even stronger than ABX.
Posted by Reviewer1931578 on Oct 07, 2009 | Verified Purchase
Of all the herbs in Buhner's Lyme book, I found this one the most tolerable, probably because it is helpful with mopping up Herx toxins. Haven't been on it long enough to report any good or bad. But since I can tolerate it, that itself is promising.
Lost Effectiveness When Switched to Allimax
Posted by Reviewer1931578 on Nov 07, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I had been taking low dose of Dr Zhang's Allicin for skin infections and part of his Lyme protocol. It started working like magic within 2 days at the lowest dose. Very smelly however. Family and coworkers complained. I switched to non-odor Allimax. Even though I took a very high dose and went through an entire box in 3 days, the infections returned rapidly. No odor, but no effect either. Upon returning to Allicin of Dr Zhang, the infections immediately began healing. I also experienced mood improvement, less brain fog, energy, and well-being on Zhang Allicin, which all disappeared on Allimax. Zhang says allicin products must have the odor to be effective, and he was correct. The difference was dramatic. Now I need to try his recommendation for Chlorophill capsules to lessen the odor. Allimax, not effective at all, even at a megadoses. The service at iHerb however is excellent.
Excellent anti-infection (Lyme, Candida)
Posted by Reviewer1931578 on Oct 20, 2015 | Verified Purchase
Berberine was one of the herbs, and probably the best of them, in fighting chronic longterm misdiagnosed Lyme Disease with suspected Candida issues. I had multiple antibiotics and multiple herbs, but berberine was a major player. It has so many good mechanisms in the human body and treats so many different symptoms and conditions. I see it as one of the world's few true super plants. Every single person I have recommended it to, has had noticeable benefit from it. Even healthy people feel better in a non specific way. There are so many uses of berberine it could be the subject of an entire chapter or even a whole book. For serious infection like I had, double the bottle's recommended dosing is appropriate and was safe. Berberine is not widely available. Of the other two brands I am aware of, this one is the most economical and no less effective than more expensive ones
Good For Overall Health, Inflammation, Lyme
Posted by Reviewer1931578 on Dec 30, 2009 | Verified Purchase
Experienced decent improvement of daily headaches with 1 cap 3 times per day. This supplement has a myriad of good benefits no matter what you take it for. I take it for Lyme as per Stepehen Buhner's book. I have not found it to be a potent Lyme buster all by itself, but it is a good player within a mix.
Makes Hair Grow Fast and Strengthens Bones
I started taking this for osteoporosis. The main thing it seems to do is cause hair and fingernails to grow fast. It also does help to strengthen bones. I've been on it for a couple years and I can tell the difference with my bones though I have not retested bone density. It just feels improved. My spouse started taking it because it makes her hair very healthy and grows fast. She loves what it does for hair. I only take 1 capsule every 2 or 3 days and get noticeable benefit from that.
This Is a Popular Lyme Treatment Worth Trying
Samento and its cruder form Cat's Claw are both effective and popular in the treatment of Lyme disease and Lyme-like presentations. Both are equally effective, despite what you might read in biased marketing literature. Best bet is to try Cats Claw first since it is cheaper. If for any reason it doesn't work out or gives unexpected difficulties, switch to Samento. Neither by themselves will cure Lyme but they are strong foundations upon which to add other herbs.
Dramatically Reduces Intestinal Gas and Improves Bowel Movements
After having 13 inches of my colon removed, my digestive system was all messed up. And still is. This product helps in a big way to remedy my problems though it isn't a total cure. If I take 2 capsules at the end of every meal, or 1 capsule at the end of any snack, gas is much less and digestion is much more thorough. You won't see chunks of undigested matter in your stools anymore - they will be smooth and fully digested. I don't know why I have such a serious gas problem following surgery, and I have tried all sorts of remedies, but this product is the only thing that really makes a big difference. It is also a much better product than Beano if you are worried about gas from beans. Take this product for that.
Great Way to Get a Multitude of Great Plants and Fruits in Your Diet
We like this product for the Vitamin C but that isn't why we buy it. It is loaded with so many medicinal plants and fruits. In treating Lyme you want every advantage you can get. Even though we eat very healthy to begin with, this product gives us exposure to so much more nutrition and healing. We believe there is much more 'magic' and healing in plants than scientists know. They don't really study them very well because there is no money in it. But we believe in the power of God's medicines. And this product is loaded with them. It can even be a substitute for other products out there in the 'green foods' category.
Helps with Brain Fog and Energy
I started taking this a couple weeks ago to help increase memory and lower brain fog in Lyme disease treatment. There are rumors that this is one of President Trump's secrets to longevity and sharp mind in old age. True or not, I don't know. Literature is good. It feels fairly invisible but remotely reminds me of a low dose of Ritalin - it helps with energy, motivation and clear thinking. But it is very subtle. I only take 1 capsule in the morning.
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