04/17/2013: Bily from Bitola, , Macedonia: "Hi, will Hylauronic Acid work for a herniated cervical disc? ..."
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09/02/2010: Beryl from London, England: "Hi, After reading Alfred's letter about the benefits of hyaluronic acid, I started taking it, but found it made me feel overwhelmingly tired. It was from an animal source. So I changed to one sourced from plants, and have been taking it ever since with no ill effects. But to be honest I cannot see any improvement in my health, and I was wondering if anyone else had experienced any beneficial changes? In the meantime, I shall continue for a while yet. Perhaps give it three months in all. Best wishes. Beryl"Replies
04/03/2013: Maggie from Calgary, Alberta,canada replies: "Hi. Just wanted to respond to your question. I started my husband and I on hyaluronic acid pills 100 mg two months ago. I started 2 pills per day. Have slowed down to one per day. We have had no side effects that we are aware of. We both suffers aches and pains - my husband quite possbily has degenerative disc disease - some days we feel worse than others but could be contributed to other things such as what we eat. But all in all we have not seen any improvement in his back and leg pain as yet. I wonder if I should have put him on a larger dose to begin with. Will continue with it for awhile yet. The brand I have us taking has a very high review rating. Maybe it takes longer as Alfred has stated."
[QUESTION] 09/02/2010: Lisa from Lafayette, La: "Hi. I emailed Ted directly re: how to use his HA remedy for spinal degeneration. Will that also get posted to this website, when or/if he answers? My questions were; His mixture of Hyaluronic acid in sea salt and water were not extremely clear. I read his referred Purebulk website directions on mixing, and they were a little different. In Ted's mixture:
1. Does the water have to be 39 degrees F. Or lower?
2. How do I measure 1 gram of sea salt?
3. Does the formula go bad after 48-72 hours like that on Purebulk?
4. Mine did not gel up like Purebulk talks about, although Ted used 500 mg. HA, purebulk used over 2 grams, I believe. 5. Do you have to shake it every 2-4 hours for 12-24 hours like Purebulk instructs?
I am SO excited about starting this regiman, as is my husband. I actually mixed his up this yesterday morning, and shook it appropriately (is this necessary, Ted?) and gave him 8 capfuls this morning. He very sceptically asked me how long it takes to work. I said anywhere from 1 day on, why? He said he could hardly walk on his knee this morning, 3 hours later, no pain! Awesome if this would be "the Miracle Cure", huh?
God Bless, Lisa from SW Louisiana"
09/02/2010: Peter from Chicago, Il replies: "Lisa,
One gram of salt is approx 1-1/2 teaspoon (per Google), also 8 capful is equal to approx 1 shot glass. Accoding to Ted, this formula lasts over 2 weeks. Can you let me know when you pour 8 caps into a shot glass, do you fill up the shot glass?"
08/09/2010: Dj from London, Gb : "Hi all, I was about to buy from the purebulk site but got a little confused by Ted's initial comments. Can you clear up for me this comment: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand writes: "... Hyaluronic acid, yes I buy them from purebulk. The only particular brand I like is not the brand itself but for those formulations used for horses, which is proven to work. So Purebulk do not do an equine HA product." What does this mean then please? As I'm buying for international shipment the order will be very expensive for a months supply so I need to know what I'm buying! Cheers for viewing, best wishes, DJ"
[QUESTION] 08/08/2010: Sue from Fairfax, Va Usa: "Having read numerous posts here about hyaluronic acid, I am now trying it, but in the various suggestions I find some confusion. So I am appealing to the generosity of knowledgeable contributors who take the time to share their expertise. When taking the hyaluronic acid tablets:
1. Should it be refrigerated?
2. Should it be taken on an empty stomach, or with food?
3. Should it NOT be taken at the same time as vitamin C, or any other particular supplements?
None of these issues is addressed on the bottle. Many thanks for this wonderful site."
08/08/2010: Alfred from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "I know some of the answers...
1. Refrigerated best
2. Either way with food or empty stomach both work for me..
3. The one with Vit C.. I do not know the answer.. When you say Tab.. Normally tabs takes a long time to dissolve, sometimes more than 20 minutes which does not do too much for the body. Capsules are better,
08/09/2010: Sue from Fairfax, Va Usa replies: "Thank you for your reply. I am taking the same brand as what Lisa from Thousand Oaks is taking. As for the tablet dissolving in water, I always wondered about that test, since the stomach contains hydrochloric acid that is 10 times as acidic as pure lemon juice and can have a pH of 1 or less... In any case, I hope I get the same benefits as you and Lisa, and the many others who have generously reported their experiences. Thank you, Sue"
07/06/2010: Peter from Chicago, Il: "To Bill from San Fernando, Luzon
I have been taking's Ted's Hyaluronic Acid formula for the disk & back problem on empty stomach (3 times a day), he also recommends taking magnesium citrate on empty stomach also, can I take both of them at the same time ?
Thanks Bill for your advice."
EC: Peter is referring to Ted's reply regarding Hyaluronic Acid in the below thread:
04/18/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Hyaluronic acid, yes I buy them from purebulk. The only particular brand I like is not the brand itself but for those formulations used for horses, which is proven to work. Hyaluronic acid is way better then the popular Glucosamine sulfate. It is a miracle supplement against back pain caused by degenerative spinal column.
My formula that works is as follows: 500 mg of Hyaluronic acid powder (sodium hyaluronate) plus 9 grams of sea salt in 500 cc of water. Store in refrigerator when not in used. The formula advocated by the (purebulk) will not work as it degrades Hyaluronic acid since vitamin C will obviously degrade them. They do get more stable if EDTA is added in small amounts as free metal irons tend to degrade them. The dose is about 8 caps three times a day empty stomach. It takes about 2 weeks to completely remove all back pain and the joint affected area in extremities may take a little longer. I have a couple of cases with severe spinal degeneration of cartilage and gets fully restored upon taking of HA. What the HA does is very simple. It is a major component of synovial fluid - spinal fluids. It is also found in your skull that acts as a shock absorber. So if the movie Rocky got decomissioned from boxing, the HA will restore the brain concussion and helps boxers against brain damage as HA will act as shock absorber between the brain and the skull..." continued
11/09/2012: Amai from Spain replies: "Hello everybody...... After reading many of your feedbacks, i'm a bit confused, since some people is getting positive results but not with HA as itself (only) since many products are mixed with collagen or conditrion and so on.......... About The purebulk HA and Ted's mix---some people can't take salt as you may know so taking it alone isn't it as good as mixed one?"
06/13/2010: Alfred from Bangkok, Thai: "This Book I read when I am sitting on the John.
"How to Live 100 years Without Growing Old"..Back cover. What HA does. Holds water in the body,..acts as a lubricant in the heart valves..,Is the spongy shock absorber at the end of the bones..,holds most of the moisture in the skin.., makes up 80% of the human eye,.. provides a barrier against the spread of infection.. helps to erase fine facial aging lines and wrinkles.(plastic surgery in a bottle)...can produce scarless wound healing...has antioxidant properties....detoxifies the body...provides form and shape to the body...
author of this book Bill Sardi..Please Please.. do not push your bodies. we only have one body.. be good to it.. All these changes can not happen overnight (Rome Was not built In A Day) Take a normal,or a little more than normal supply of the HA..
Do not shock your system.. get a good quality HA.. do not waist you money on JUNK pills
[YEA] 07/19/2010: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Everyone, I just wanted to write about hyaluronic acid. I know that Alfred had a specific recommendation of which I ordered online and went through 4 bottles. When I ran out I was on holiday so I went to the health food store and found another brand and thought I'd give it a try. Well, it was fantastic! I had really good results with it and might venture to say even better than the recommended one. The brand I found is Source Naturals and the product is called Hyaluronic Joint Complex (with Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM). In addition it has collagen. Then, when I went to find it again, I could not! So, I decided to give another a try. This time it was the same company, Source Naturals but instead it was their Skin Eternal Hyaluronic Acid and still it worked quite well. The first one though was better for my needs which is hip pain. Now, the bonus- the first one was only $15 and the second I found on sale for $10! That's way less than Alfred's recommended. Here's to health, Lisa"
07/20/2010: Kay from In The Valley, Ca replies: "Lisa,
In checking on-line to try and find the Source Naturals brand that you recommended, I found that most people complained of the size of the pills. Some said that they returned them and a few said they just couldn't take them. Of those that could get them down, they seemed pretty happy with the results. What's your feeling on the size of the pills?
07/20/2010: Pr from Houston, Texas replies: "Hi Lisa, I am following your results with the hyaluronic acid and am glad to hear another brand not as expensive is working just as well. My question is can you up date on any new developments or if not any can you please restate how hyaluronic acid has been helping you. Thanks so much."
07/20/2010: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi PR and Kay, To answer your questions: The Source Natural pills are two different sizes. The joint complex pills are quite large although I didn't give it much thought until you posed that question. The way I have always taken pills though makes it easy I think. Since you usually have to take supplements with food, I chew a mouthful of food well and then when I'm ready to swallow, I put in a pill and it goes right down with the food. At any rate, that works for me. Now, the Skin Eternal formula of theirs- the pills are considerably smaller. Both have the same amount of hyaluronic acid in them but the Joint complex has considerably more ingredients. The reason I bought the skin formula was because I knew this company made a superior product since I had excellent results with the Joint complex and they also had an equal amount of HA. I bought them but as soon as I found the Joint complex again I grabbed them. I also noticed that the Joint complex sells out fast! So, obviously others notice their effectiveness.
As for my results that I notice, my skin is very soft and supple, my joints feel lubricated, wrinkles are almost non-existent on my neck and face. And at 53, that's a bonus! That being said, I have to honestly say that a lot of that may be due to my diet changes which are lots of raw veggies and a green smoothie daily. The biggest reason I wanted to try the HA though was to feel a difference in my hip joints because that has been an on-going search for several years at this point. After reading Ted's explanation about HA and what it does for the body I tried Alfred's HA recommendation. Definitely noticed a difference immediately but after the initial change, didn't notice anything more. Also, they were quite expensive. THEN, I tried this company's Joint complex and Wow! Big difference. Just what I have been searching for! It really is nice to be out of pain. Hope this info helps. Lisa"
07/20/2010: Pr from Houston, Texas replies: "Thanks Lisa, for your reply. It was helpful."
07/21/2010: Lee from New York replies: "Hi Lisa, I'm about to finish my supply of the "preferred" brand of HA and was delighted to read your update. Could you let me know how many milligrams you take each day (of the new brand)? Also, are the pills any larger than the ones that Alfred recommended? I feel that the HA is helping with general stiffness but have not noticed the other effects. Perhaps I need to take a larger dose. Thanks so much. I hope you are enjoying your summer. Lee"
07/21/2010: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Lee, I am happy to update! First off, I would like to say that this morning, after 2 days back on the Hyaluronic Joint Complex, I woke up completely able to walk without any catching in my hips! It feels miraculous. Especially after 5 years of pain. . . I am not sure what kind of effects you are after but that was exactly what I have been in search of. My diet change took care of many things but did not make any difference in my hip challenges. So, in light of this, I would have to say this formula is the answer over the Skin Eternal formula that this company offers, though they both have the same amount of HA in them. Two tablets have 100mg of HA, 600mg of Type II collagen, 750mg of glucosamine, 600mg of chondroitin and 400mg of MSM. It works for me! For myself, I have found that 3 tablets with my lunch and 3 with dinner work. I am going to stay with this for a couple of days and then cut back and see if my results remain the same. As for the size, the joint complex are large but I wrote how I take them in my last post which poses no problem for me. I think also that it is important to always remember the principle of uniqueness! This formula really works for me and I really gave the other one a fair shake- 4 bottles. I remember too that Deirdre had a negative reaction with the other one due to what she believes was from the inositol. This formula does not include that. For those who are sensitive to that, this may be the answer. We all have to find what works for our unique body. I hope this info helps Lee. If you have any other questions, I would be happy to answer them. Lisa"
07/21/2010: Alfred from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Lisa Congratulations. . No more joint pain after 5 years. . You now take 300mg per day. 3. . 50mg tabs per meal ( two meals). . I am very happy for you. . Just one thing when you talked about $15.00 price with Source Natural that was for a 15 day supply (not 30 day supply) Continue your climb for better health. My best. . Alfred"
[YEA] 07/23/2010: Tina from Princeton, N J replies: "Hi Lisa,
I just read your post on HA and had to comment. I too have been taking Source Natural's HA, in both the kinds you mention, the Joint Complex and the Skin Eternal formula. I think I wrote a post last month(?) about this. I started HA because of knee pain due to some over-enthusiasm at the gym. Within a few days my pain had disappeared and the bonus was that my skin looked and felt so smooth and I seemed to have new energy. I became an instant believer in the positive effects of HA and I can't thank earth clinic enough for all the info they allow to flow through. And I also would like to take this opportunity to thank Alfred for his original post about HA. I went to Whole Food to buy the brand he mentioned but they did not have it. Instead, I was led to Source Natural and was told that it was equally good. Since then, I'm on my second bottle (I take two a day, one in the AM and one in the PM) and along with a teaspoon of turmeric mixed with raw honey, black pepper and coconut oil washed down with a glass of warm water first thing in the morning, my knees have given me no trouble at all. Like you, I too have become a convert to green smoothies ( I try to have a green smoothie at least for one meal every day) and the difference is amazing: I have tons of energy, sleep like a log, and best of all, I have begun to lose weight!"
07/25/2010: Alfred from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Yes, We are learning about HA- that's why Earth Clinic is a Fantastic website. We learn from trial and error from You special people out there with challenges. . Alfred did not have too much hurting him, so he pussy footed around with 100mg of HA BUT a lot of YOU are hurting BIG Time. . So Lisa was the smart one. . She Bit the BULLET. . Took 300mg with two meals. . That HA took care of her pain she had for 5 years. My concern is YOU do what is best for you. . What ever company pill you now have. . And nothing seems to be happening. . Double or triple your daily dose BUT not more than 300mg per day. Then see what happens. . For the best quality HA- it's your choice who you will purchase from. The cost will be similar. . About $1. 00 per 100mg. . Both makers pills are good and maybe more out there we do not know about. If you have something broken, or something hurts real bad. . " Take the Lisa challenge. ". Go for 300mg per day. Then after your hurt is gone and joint repaired. . Go back to 200mg or what ever is needed. . Health #1. . Not his or hers or mine or yours. Thanks for your time. Alfred"
07/26/2010: Lee from New York replies: "Hi Alfred, I could not agree more. EC is the only place that I know of where we can read about the personal experiences of the many generous contributors and then draw our own conclusions. I am always eager to read the updates that people like you so kindly provide. Thank you so much - and a huge thank you to EC. Lee"
07/28/2010: Lisa From Mcminnville, Oregon from Mcminnville, Oregon, Usa replies: "Hi Ted, I am new to this site and I am wondering about taking Hyaluronic acid for Degenerative Disc Disease. My husband takes pain medication daily(2-3 500 mg percoset) and I am wondering if anyone has experienced any side effects by taking the HA in addition to pain medication. He desperately wants to find a solution to getting away from taking pain medication, and from everything I've been reading about HA it sounds like this may be the solution he's been searching for."
05/19/2010: Fltanz from Anywhere, Fl, Usa: "I was curious if anyone else has had the success that Alfred has had with HA and if they would share their story? Also, is anyone having sucess with another brand? Is there anything else you are using in combo with the HA?"Replies
05/20/2010: Alfred from Banngkok, Thailand replies: "Good Day Fitanz.. I feel the reason the pill I am taking is working so well is that the HA is mixed with other stuff, to make it easy for the body to absorb. I found out what the other is in the pill from PP and sent it to Earth Clinic.
Also I think 100mg in one pill is too much.. I would rather see it in 2 or 3 pills for better absorption. Stay well.
05/21/2010: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Fltanz,
I just wanted to say that I have been taking the brand that Alfred recommended. At first I only ordered one bottle, cautious in case I had no results. In 2 days I definitely noticed a marked difference in my joints- as if they were well-lubricated. Also, my skin began to soften even more. I say even more because I have been about 80% raw since Oct '09 and have been green juicing and now green smoothies daily which rejuvenated my skin and health!
Now with the HA all skin damage on my right arm from the sun in Hawaii 4 years ago is gone! Honestly, my arm looked like it was from a 90 year old and I'm only 53- scary!
No significant changes in my hair as of yet but, I will post if I see them. That would be fantastic if that changed! Anyway, since I could clearly see results immediately, I ordered 3 more bottles and am taking it daily.
Hope this helps you, Lisa"
05/22/2010: Lee from New York, New York replies: "Okay - that does it for me! I just ordered the "special" brand. It sounds awesome. I'm a huge walker and love the idea of no joint pain - not to mention all of the other side effects. Will keep you posted! Thanks for all of the info - as always. Lee"
05/24/2010: Tina from Princeton, N J replies: "Hi Lisa,
I know that product names are discouraged at EC (rightly so, I might add) but I was curious to know which HA product Alfred had recommended, since I would like to buy it too. Would EC permit you to write it? Thanks!"
EC: Hi Lisa, you can find the brand name in Alfred's post on our Supplement Favorites page here: http://earthclinic.com/Supplements/favorites.html#ALFRED
10/10/2010: Sherry from Lutherville, Md, Usa replies: "I've a question for Ted about the use of HA. My teenage son hurt his knee while playing sports and tore his cartilage about 9 months ago. He's taking comfrey tea and silica from horse radish for a month or so, but it is not helping too much. I am wondering if HA could help his torn cartilage. I woud appreciate if you could respond to my inquiry. Thanks."
[NAY] 05/11/2010: Val from Tampa, Florida: "No results with hyaluronic acid
After reading Alfred's posts about the benefits of this, my husband and I started taking 100mg (2 50mg capsules) daily one month ago. The brand I bought has very high ratings and was just manufactured in March 2010 (so it is not old product). We haven't seen any changes since taking this. Has anyone else tried this? Have you gotten results?
My next step is to try the brand he recommends I guess."
05/12/2010: Isabel from Tampa, Fl replies: "I have been taking hyaluronic acid for a month without any result, the formula I bought was from a well known company and it was good for arthritis so far nothing I mean no changes at all, I still have 3 more bottles because I took the promotion buy 3 get one free, I will finish all, but so far no changes at all, I won't buy it again."
[NAY] 05/12/2010: Lee from New York, New York replies: "Same for me, unfortunately. I'm going to try the recommended brand next because it does sound amazing."
[YEA] 05/12/2010: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi, In regards to the hyaluronic acid, I ordered the brand Alfred uses and within 2 days saw a big difference in my joints. I'll let you know if I see any changes in haircolor, skin, etc. It has now been 2 weeks on a regular basis and I have already ordered and received more. Hope this info helps, Lisa"
05/13/2010: Alfred from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "To Val from Tampa,
Sorry you're not getting any results from HA..When I was younger, I worked on saving money and purchased pills that I thought were good. Now I am getting along in years, running out of time, I buy the Best Pill I can find..Then I give it Ted's test.. Place pill in water, it should dissolve in 20 to 25 min. The pill from P dissolves in 12 min. Last week I got e-mail from a gal who was taking 400mg of HA.. But her pill did not dissolve.. So that was a waste of money.
Health worth more than money. June 3rd It will be 4 months.. Will send update.
05/13/2010: Alfred from Bangkok, Thai replies: "Lee, sorry your pill not working.. the one I am getting from P. Products is Ultimate Ha.. If you take 3 pills each day they equal 100mg.. You can take more up to 200 per day.. but at the start Please stay with 100mg. The pill your now taking.. how long does it take to dissolve in water. If it over 25 or 30 min, it's not helping you any.
05/13/2010: Alfred from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "To Lisa from Thousand Oaks,
Happy that the HA is helping.. My wife had head ache and NO energy.. She is taking Pefect multi, super Greens..NOW NEW person. NO headache plus energy the products..
05/14/2010: Val from Tampa, Florida replies: "Thank you, Alfred. Will try your recommended brand next."
06/25/2010: Alfred from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Val..is the new HA helping your husband?
07/01/2010: Val from Tampa, Florida replies: "Thank you for asking, Alfred! He can't take them because the capsules (Hylastin) are too large. Lord, they are monsters!
I started taking them 3 days ago though and will definitely let you know if I see any difference in my fine lines, dry skin, vision (oh, to not need reading glasses), gray hair or stiff neck and shoulders. We also just bought a new mattress so that will probably help with the stiff joints.
07/04/2010: Alfred from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Val... I agree the pills Hylastin from PP are Big.. But Big and powerful IF you can Swallow them.. I had trouble swallowing them but I finished the bottle by dipping the pill in Honey.. then it went down easier. Then I switched to Ultimate H.A. I take 4 pills a day now.. my hair on my going crazy..People keep looking at me.. Top and back top of my head.. Not a hair. Now a handful.. in black.. Maybe your husband can try the Honey thing.. the other thing if you have Dentures.. take my dentures out.. easier for me to swallow pill....My joints no pain, skin getting younger, barnicles of aging slowly moving on
Take it easy.. try the pill in honey..your husband needs the pills more than you do.
Herniated Cervical Disc Pain
03/13/2013: Bily from Bitola, , Macedonia: "Hi, I'm 35 years old and have cervical herniation, mostly vertigo and pain in my both arms for 15 years now, I wonder if Ted's Hyaluronic Acid remedy will work for me? Thanks"
Herniated Cervical Discs
04/17/2013: Bily from Bitola, , Macedonia: "Hi, will Hylauronic Acid work for a herniated cervical disc? Thanks."
Hyaluronic Acid Side Effects
05/15/2013: Holly from Portland, Or: "I'm concerned about the cancer implications of using high dose Hyaluronic acid, as wikipedia indicates that it contributes to cancer metastasis (spreading). Can someone speak to this very serious issue? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyaluronan"
08/07/2010: Alfred from Bangkok, Thailand: "Beryl.. Thanks for the confidence.. Now to get u on track. Take ACV Apple cider vinegar for two weeks.. Get your system cleaned out.. Then try the HA but start small.. Your pills are 50mg each.. Take one 50mg pill a day for a week.. Then two etc and see what happens.. I think to start with 150mg too big a load on the system.. Give your body time. Stay well my friend, Alfred"Replies
[SIDE EFFECTS] 04/12/2013: Leslie from Washington, DC replies: "I have also bought the Ultimate HA and found with just one pill it makes me as someone else has said "overwhelmingly tired". It's strange. There are other ingredients besides the HA so I'm not sure what is making me so tired. Does anyone have anyone ideas? Thank you! Leslie"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 08/06/2010: Beryl from London, Uk: "Hi
Alfred has won me over with the positive results he's had with Hyaluronic Acid, so a few days ago I purchased a bottle and started taking it. I've been taking 150mgs but find that an overwhelming tiredness comes over me and I do not have the energy to do anything. As the day goes on and I move further away from taking the HA my energy levels start to come back. I do feel that I've wasted my money because the HA was expensive and from a very good source. As far as I'm aware, the HA I purchased is animal sourced, would I fare better with a plant or fish based product?
I do find that I also feel overwhelmingly tired when I ingest flaxseed or chia seed.
[SIDE EFFECTS] 07/05/2010: Judy from Denver, Colorado, Usa: "I tried HA Joint Formula. Seldom have I had anything so devestating happen that is going on now. I took it two days and my ankles ached and swelled. I was taking something else new so I quit both. The swelling went down so I tried the HA alone. Same thing happened. I quit and swelling went down again. What possessed me to try it a third time, I'll never know, but I did. Ankles ached and swelled, I quit, but this time the swelling didn't go away. It got worse. My legs swelled and then my belly swelled. In three days I looked like I was 6 months pregnant and felt like I was carrying around a 20 lb watermelon and was hard as a rock. Then I developed a rash that was lumps in rows and felt like ropes. These were skin colored. Three days later I noticed I had a teet like bump (like teets on a dog or cat) and next day I had two more. A few days later I had deep red smooth rash where the skin was clear. I used ACV and that red went away in a day. All this from navel down. ACV helped get rid of the bumps somewhat but what is left feels hard. I got psoriasis on my elbow. I wake up in the morning with matter in the corners of my eyes and crust on lids and eyes are bloodshot. Eyewash helps, but eating sage on bread helps the most.
When my legs started getting badly swollen, I was ready to do anything. I quit taking every nutrient and stopped eating and drank nothing but water, a little juice, green tea and cup of coffee. It took two days for the swelling to go down enough to get compression socks on. The belly softened up but is still swollen. I have water pills but I'm allergic to them. They make my ankles swell and blood pressure go up. I'm taking black radish and parsley and now the leg swelling goes down at night, but I haven't seen my ankle bones in months. The swelling gets worse after I get up and after awhile have a hard time walking because of the pressure, and have no stength to get up a step.
This has been going on since mid-March. Before I took HA I felt great, had lost a little weight and had bought a polka CD and danced around to get exercise. I'm not one to go to doctors. Every time I go to one I end up worse off. Now I'm wishing I had. (at least an allergist) I think it's too late for an allergist now.
We have an annual health fair and you can get a pretty comprehensive blood test. (35 things checked) I've been going over 35 years and seldom have anything out of whack. This year - 7 things and 3 more one point over or under baseline. 2 tests point to heart, liver or kidneys. My cholesterol is perfect. Uric acid is high but I don't have arthritic pains or gout.
My blood pressure is/was high. I take L-arginine and hawthorn and ACV for that and most times it's close, or is normal. Six years ago I went to a doc that put me on BP med that raised by blood sugar and almost put me in a wheel chair because of back, hip and leg pain. Now I'm diabetic and as for BP, drugist says they've about run out of options.
My son takes medicinal marijuana for back pain. A friend of his gave me some salve for the rash his wife had and didn't use up. That seems to be helping and a side effect is, it lowers my blood sugar. It's always high in the morning even when I took medication. I do my best to keep it under control with nutrients, herbs and diet. I had it under perfect control with diet only before I was given the BP med that raised it. It's high in the morning but with this marijuana salve it's lower (normal) than I've seen in years. It got rid of the psoriasis on my elbow. I only got 1/2 gram. I'm not a marijuna person. Wouldn't smoke it, but I'm ready to find a dr that will prescribe the salve.
This HA has something in it made from olives that's supposed to "trigger" the HA and make it absorb better and faster. Boy, does it ever. This belly weight is not like fat and not like water bloat. I do a little dry brushing to get the lymph moving. I have a dutch door and I lean on that and sort of walk in place and do mild squats for exercise. Muscle tone in belly is gone.
Does anyone have any ideas? Sorry this post is so long."
07/06/2010: Alfred from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Judy, I am stunned what is happening to you. We are born with a lot of HA in our system. As we get older we lose much of it. Your side effects are many. Did you overdose on the HA? How many mm was the pill? I know pill not from PP. Their stuff is well balanced. That's the only thing I can figure. Did you give the pill the water test? How long did it take pill to dissolve? If longer than 20 min the pill was old. Judy, please send note to Ted. He is an amazing person. He will figure it out.
07/07/2010: Sara from The Beach, Canada replies: "Alfred, I would like to start taking HA, my health food store carries one at 150mg. Is this too much? You said you take 100mg three times a day. Should I take 150mg twice a day. And for a much sillier question- Will I grow a bunch of hair in places I don't want-face and arms. Thanks, Tina"
07/07/2010: Judy from Denver, Co, Usa replies: "Alfred, Thanks for answering. Yes it was PP, if we're talking about the same PP. All I can say is it was in capsule form, ad was on the radio, one bottle free and two more charged. I did not do water test. I think I did three total a day. I did whatever the directions said for two days each time. I forgot to add in original post, I'm very sensitive. When I was tested for allergies many years ago I was allergic to 40 percent. I'm sure hundreds of people could take this without a problem, otherwise I'd have sent form to the FDA. I seldom have a problem with nutrients and when I do it's very minor. I think I got caught up in their talk about how it helps get rid of wrinkles or I'd have left it alone after the first try. Serves me right to be that vain. I'm 69. Can't expect to look 55. Would be nice though.
I will contact Ted. Thank you."
07/08/2010: Alfred from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Sara.. You live in a Great Country.. Canada. I spent some time in Edmonton..
I guess I was not clear I take 100mg of HA..= 3 pills.. When I take 3 pills from pp it = 100mg.. I am now taking 4 pills = 133mg.. You can take up to 300mg per day according to the book.. "How to live to 100 without growing old" meaning you will be 100yrs old but Not look 100yrs old.. But my opinion. I think smaller doses would be better absorbed.. Like 50mg per time x 4 or 5 or 6.. Get absorbed better... I worry about Health food store pills.. My daughter is 58, knew the people, she said they know their business.. Took pills for 3 weeks nothing happened.. I asked her to give it the water test.. The pill did not dissolve.. If you trust the people.. Buy small quantities.
I think as far as the hair thing.. My hair is growing were it was. On my head and arms. No new places.. Please do not worry about that. Rome was not built in a Day.. You will not look younger overnight.. But the HA stuff is good. Has a list of GOOD things it will do for you.. Health worth more than money.. Take one day at a time.. Life will be good to you
07/08/2010: Alfred from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Judy.. You sound like one sweet person.. Only 69.. Just a kid.. BUT with the HA wrinkle stuff u can buy in the store.. It will dissolve your wrinkles (I call them hinges.) from smiling too much.. But seriously.. New stuff out in the market, that will get rid of those hinges. When you say 55.. In Thailand 5 means HA. If 555.. It would be HA HA HA. Now you know Thai.
I know you will contact Ted.. Please give him complete description of what is happening to your system (not Just HA stuff) but everything.. YOU WILL be amazed How he can clear your challenges UP.
06/11/2010: Alfred from Bangkok, Thailand: "After one week without HA.. my body started to fall apart. In about 4 days my knees started to hurt.. I have no reaction to HA..
I got to get off My a-- and do more exercise..I eat a lot of vegtables.. I grow my own purslane and aloe vera.. never knew you could eat aloe vera.. a little bitter BUT very healthy.. Just wash it, scrape the little ruff spots off the edge.. do not peel.cut in thin slices. eat the whole thing.. tell u one thing, it gets that poop out of you..every day like clock work.
That HA is good stuff Lee. Thanks for checking In.
06/11/2010: Carly from Seattle, Wa Usa replies: "Hi Alfred -
I am glad to hear you are feeling better. I always enjoy reading your posts here on Earth Clinic.
I had a thought concerning the HA and how when you went off it for a week you felt bad. I wonder if it is like the reaction people have sometimes when they stop taking high doses of vitamin C abruptly? Maybe if a person stops taking HA they should taper down slowly?
Sorry if you already addressed this idea. I did not see your first post, and am joining this in the middle.
Just wanted to throw that thought out there.
Best to You,
06/14/2010: Alfred from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Carly, Thanks for your suggestion.. that I stopped too fast taking the HA.. Should have been gradual...I do not know what my hurry is.. Moses lived 900 years, I am just a kid, No rush.. I have time. Thanks for the suggestion. Well taken.