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Green coffee extract for OI

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by lnester7, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. lnester7

    lnester7 Seven

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  2. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    But this article talks about green coffee extract lowering BP! Seems like the opposite of what you would want for OI.

    Sushi
  3. lnester7

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    That is what I thought!!! at the same time, My BP goes up during a crash, is low when I wake up. but normal most of the day. But because it lowers BP is why I didn't try, so wondering for others experiences. Is there people with OI but high BP?
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    There are indeed people with severe OI and high BP. I am one of them. There are threads devoted to this topic on these forums. This is a specific green coffee extract. I do not know how much is in regular coffee - probably little. Bye, Alex
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    It basically comes from unroasted (green) beans and you could make coffee with those if you can find them unroasted. In middle-eastern countries you can get coffee that is made of green beans. The main active ingredient cholorogenic acid, is supposedly a huge antioxidant, increases liver function and inhibits glucose by controlling the release of an enzyme.
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  6. Allyson

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    well apparently you can grow your own green coffee beans if you have the right climate.
    I have seen them around.
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    yes Alex I have OI but my BP is on hte higher side; i wondered why; thanks for the post
    they base the dignosis on symptoms then rather than actual BP
    I suppose one explanation could be when you stand up you get and adrenaline kick to compensate for the drop so you BP goes up PDQ.
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    Interesting comment Allyson. When I enter a doctors office if my bp is taken its very high - but I have had to walk there, and am standing. Sitting for a while it gets a bit lower. Adrenaline might indeed explain this. Bye, Alex
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    While my BP at home is fairly low (about 105 - 110 over 65), when I enter a doc's office after driving, walking in the heat and usually hurrying and the implicit stress of seeing a doctor, it is usually high. (I've checked machine against the doc's and it is spot on) I guess mine fluctuates hugely (well the TTT showed massive fluctuations).

    Last time I went, the doc was late, I sat there in the air-conditioned office (it has been really hot outside) and read for about 20 minutes. Then when he took my BP (despite the "doc taking my BP effect" :eek:) It was slightly below normal.

    So I do think adrenaline is a factor with me. I have usually had a mug of coffee too to get myself to the doc's office too.

    Sushi
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    OI is low aldosterone, I don't care what anyone says. Fludrocortisone/Florinef is a very small pill and unless you take it on an empty stomach the chances of it absorbing are next to nothing. Also it must be taken with salt.
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    Is this the same green tea extract that Dr. Oz talked about for weight loss? If so it is available in pill form. I do not know where though. I have seen ads for it.
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    It must be the same. I saw the show too and remember he said only buy a specific kind described on his site. He suggests a lot of scam artists on the product, but offers no endorsement. Haven't gone to his site yet.
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    It is available at most supplement sites. I found it at Vitacost in capsules. It does seem to help a bit--also with cognition.

    Sushi
  14. ramakentesh

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    If there is dizziness in OI then it is unlikely that there is essentional hypertension. Impaired cerebral autoregulation means that there is still low cerebral perfusion.

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