Definitely Strong Against Lyme Spectrum Organisms
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.
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.
Very Strong on Neuro-Lyme
Like Andrographis, Source Naturals Reservatrol which is mostly Japanese Knotwood, is very powerful against the Lyme spectrum organisms including ones that have penetrated the brain. Strong Herx. This stuff definintely kills bad bugs.
Better Than Anything Else Tried
Posted by Reviewer1931578 on Dec 04, 2015 | Verified Purchase
This product works very well to unlock constipation smoothly without cramps. It takes about 2 days, sometimes just 1. It used to be even better but they recently removed an ingredient and gave the product a new name. It's a little slower to work now, but works much better than any of the OTC meds in terms of effectiveness, normalcy of stools, and lack of cramping or any other side effects. It basically causes someone with constipation to experience normal pooping and it feels invisible without side effects.
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