Be Careful With This If You Have Candida
Posted by Reviewer3304349 on Apr 18, 2009 | Verified Purchase
The product quality itself seems excellent. However, if you have Candida you need to be aware that taurine appears to feed it quite strongly. I follow a very strict anti-candida diet and introduce new supplements one at a time in order to clearly see any effects. After taking this product for approx 1 week started noticing a marked deterioration in my candida, and all the unpleasantness associated with it. I was taking 150mg twice daily (I buy the empty Vcaps from NOW and use a milligram scale to weigh my powders). I would not have believed that taking a single amino acid would aggrivate candida like that if I hadnt experienced it. The effect was as strong as eating small amounts of sugar for me. After taking the product for about 2 weeks I had to discontinue use, and with Google's help discovered that taurine is in fact not recommended for those with Candida. It's unfortunate because otherwise I was noticing some definite advantages from taurine intake (improved sleep and bile flow). Now that I have cleared that recent Candida load, I may experiment with putting a small amount under my tongue, rather than swallowing it. I hope this information is helpful, life is full of dietary land mines when you have candida.
Great for Candida, but HUGE Caution
Posted by Reviewer3304349 on Jun 02, 2009 | Verified Purchase
Ill start by saying that I've had a chronic candida infection (primarily in large intestine) for many years now. I've tried tons of nutritional and herbal therapies with varying degrees of improvement (olive leaf, oil of oregano, caprylic acid, GSE, clove oil, raw garlic, etc). I've also been on a very strict anti-candida diet for about 8 years. My problem goes back about 25 years to a period in high school when I was prescribed broad spectrum antibiotics for 3 years for acne (Oh, how I wish I could go back in time and change that). Anyway, bottom line is, Cellfood is absolutely the most effective thing I've ever used for my Candida. However, I nearly killed myself with my cleansing reaction from this stuff. It cleansed and scrubbed so much candida, so fast, that is was more than my liver could handle. I have never felt so sick in my life, and hopefully never will again. I didnt sleep for 3 days as my liver was using all of my body's available energy to try to detoxify the candida die off. Here's the catch, I stopped taking cellfood 5 days ago when it seemed that the die off was starting to get too hard to handle, but cellfood seems to perpetuate in the system for awhile, because my die off continued to worsen even after stopping the dosage I was taking (8 drops 3 times per day). Folks, dont make this mistake if youre going to use this for candida. I ramped up to 20 drops a day way too fast (I didnt expect it to work, frankly). Im almost back to my old self after dealing with that die off. Part of me wants to throw the bottle away, thats how sick it made me. But another part is telling me, this cellfood is the cure Ive been looking for. So, I'll be taking 1 drop a day for awhile, and maybe increase it 1 drop a week. I urge anyone else with candida to be just as cautious.
Something Not Right With This
Posted by Reviewer3304349 on Apr 21, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I've used many different brands of calcium citrate. I've enjoyed other Now brand products so I gave this calcium citrate powder a try. Unfortunately I had to discontinue use after 2 days. I was taking 200mg 3x per day (weighed on scale and poured in empty vcaps). WIthin 24 hours I noticed something was not right. For several hours after each dose I was extremely thirsty. I dont think I've ever been that thirsty in my life. By the second day, I started to feel a soreness in my left kidney (I never had any pain or sensation there before). That was enough for me, I discontinued this product and my symptoms disappeared. I cannot recommend this product to anyone.
Excellent, but start slow
Posted by Reviewer3304349 on May 27, 2009 | Verified Purchase
This is an excellent product for cleansing the liver. However, if you haven't maintained your liver much over the years, you need to start with this product very SLOWLY. If you start too quickly, I promise you will end up feeling downright miserable (nausea, chills, headaches, etc) due to TMG's strong detoxification effect. Keep in mind that all of the toxic crud that is being removed from your liver with this product will be traveling out of your body thru either your kidneys or your colon (via bile), so you will have to deal with whatever you set in motion for at least 24 hours, more likely 48-72 hrs. I'm not trying to scare you, its a great product, just take it slow to start and build up over a number of weeks. Maybe 100mg 3 times per day to start, for example. I'm normally very cautious but for some reason jumped head first into this product, and paid the price for a couple days. Hopefully this review will help others to use more common sense than I did.
Posted by Reviewer3304349 on Apr 15, 2009 | Verified Purchase
Gives a great flush, I love this product. It dissolves very quickly in your mouth because it has no binders or excipients. Just niacin and cellulose. That's reason enough to buy it in my book!
Posted by Reviewer3304349 on Apr 22, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I take one of these with each meal to make sure my food is fully digested due to a history of Candida and compromised digestion. Works great for my needs. Also love that there are no fillers, excipients or coatings.
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