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Reactive Arthritis triggered by supplemental Collagen, but not Glycine

Discussion in 'Immunological' started by wookielove, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. wookielove

    wookielove

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    I'm searching for a way to identify which particular protein/molecule in beef collagen triggers my reactive arthritis. After getting baselined, I found a lot of improvement with glycine. As glycine is one of the major building blocks of collagen (mine is visibly impaired), I tried beef collagen, which triggers my reactive arthritis.

    I'm searching for a way to identify which particular beef collagen protein/molecule could be triggering my RA. I used bulletproof brand, which is pure beef collagen. I will try other sources (chicken, fish) but not until this current inflammation cycle abates.

    Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. echobravo

    echobravo Keep searching, the answer is out there

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    Sounds like a good idea to try a marine source of collagen. If the beef collagen is not from grass fed cattle, suspect they have been fed soy/corn resulting in residues of lectins, roundup in the meat. According to Dr. Gundry - "The Plant Paradox" book - these are all autoimmune ttriggers. He actually recommends marine collagen, "Vital .." smthn..check iHerb.
     
  3. wookielove

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    That may be, but this is a separate issue. My reactive arthritis is a connective tissue disorder where the body attacks the tendons in locations that attach to the bone. If I can trigger it with collagen, then I want to find the exact protein that causes it. If Crispr advances as I think it will, there will be an opportunity to address the single protein issue.
     

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