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Collagen Protocol for Joint Pain (possibly from Lyme?)

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Lotus97, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Lotus97

    Lotus97 Senior Member

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    Stephen Buhner, author of Healing Lyme and a new book on coinfections bartonella and mycoplasma, has a collagen building protocol. I have a couple of questions.

    One of the things he recommends is pregnenolone. The dosages he recommends seem kind of high (50-200 mg). Is that normal to take that much pregnenolone?

    Another thing he recommends is silicon as orthosilicic acid such as BioSil. Swanson is selling a bamboo extract that's standardized to 70% silica.
    http://www.swansonvitamins.com/swanson-superior-herbs-bamboo-extract-300-mg-60-veg-caps
    There are also other companies that are selling silica from bamboo extract, but not much more expensive than Swanson's. The bamboo extracts have a much higher amount of silica so it seems like it would be a lot cheaper to use that, but I was wondering if it's the same thing as Biosil or Flora's vegetal silica since those are so much for expensive.
     

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