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Pain: Meriva and Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO)

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by perchance dreamer, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. perchance dreamer

    perchance dreamer Senior Member

    I have fibro, OA, and some problems in my back and neck. For joint repair, I was on glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM for years, but I couldn't really tell any benefit.

    I asked my nutritionist for a suggestion for inflammation and joint repair. For inflammation, he suggested Meriva.

    I chose Thorne Meriva-SR. I took one the other day in the morning with food. I couldn't believe how much it helped with pain all day.

    However, it gave me really bad diarrhea and also had a bad effect on my sleep.

    I read that GI problems with curcumin aren't uncommon. I'm just surprised because I have really good digestion and also have been taking Sinatrol for years with no problem. Sinatrol has 300 MG of turmeric, standardized to 95% curcumin.

    The sleep problem might have been from the phosphatidylcholine that is bound with the curcumin.

    I might try 1/2 or even 1/4 capsule soon and see if I can slowly build up to a whole capsule.

    For joint repair and disc lubrication my nutritionist recommend CMO. I should receive it in the next couple of days. Here's the brand I got:

    From researching, I haven't found too much in the way of side effects with CMO other than some people have mild burping. I wouldn't want to get too musical, but that doesn't seem like such a bad side effect.

    I'll post again if I get any benefit from the CMO. It can take a couple of months to notice an effect although some people get pain relief sooner.

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