Originally posted by All Seeing Eye
Anyone else having pains like this? You may want to research Lyme's Disease. If anyone is interested I can supply more info. Also, Lyme's is also a great pretender in that it mimics other conditions and diseases.
Originally posted by Bisman
how much is a "mega dose" vitamin C?
i see many pills for 1000mg each, are these the ones you (and many others) refer to when you speak of pumping yourself with it?
i ask because i intend to start taking vitC, i just wanna know where to start
My joints are unaffected. The MRI showed no degeneration of the bone. All damage was involved within the muscles.
Originally posted by Caterminator
reply to post by All Seeing Eye
I looked up cats claw. It has been used in the treatment of arthritis and rhuematism. It comes as no surprise it has helped you as the spine is made of bone and contains many joins prone to inflammation. I'm very happy for you!!
Taxonomy There are two species of Cat's Claw, Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis, each having different properties and uses. The two are frequently confused but U. tomentosa is the more heavily researched for medicinal use and immune modulation, while U. guianensis may be more useful for osteoarthritis. U. tomentosa is further divided into two chemotypes with different properties and active compounds, a fact ignored by most manufacturers that can have significant implications on both its use as an alternative medicine and in clinical trials to prove or disprove its efficacy.
second chemotype produces tetracyclic oxindole alkaloids known as rhynchophylline and isorhynchophylline which counteract the immune-strengthening actions of the pentacyclic alkaloids, reduces the speed and force of the heart's contraction, and in high doses produce ataxia, lack of coordination and sedative effects. Since U. tomentosa comes in at least these two different chemotypes, without chemical testing it is impossible to know which chemical compounds will predominate in a plant collected randomly from a natural setting.