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Thymus Extract

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by L'engle, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. L'engle

    L'engle moogle

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    I couldn't find a specific thread about this. What are peoples' experience with thymus extract?

    Thanks!
     
  2. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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  3. L'engle

    L'engle moogle

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    http://www.iherb.com/Natural-Sources-All-Thymus-60-Capsules/6128?at=0

    I ordered this one. I took it the other day but foolishly took another supplement at the same time, and one or both of them interfered with my sleep and left me tired for days. I took the thymus again today so I guess I will find out if it is this or the other supplement that caused the problem!

    I had the 'wired and crash' problem with thyroid extract. With adrenal extracts, i think they helped a bit but the cost was high for the brand I tried. I feel a bit wired now on the thymus so we'll see if I can sleep properly or crash from it.

    I think it's giving me a bit of a headache this time... live and learn I guess!

    An hour later:

    I have a bit of energy but I fully expect to crash tomorrow and possibly for longer after that. Here's hoping it doesn't happen.
     
  4. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    if u still have some i would keep trying it for a few more days, maybe just an initial reaction the wired feeling??

    cheers!!!
     
  5. L'engle

    L'engle moogle

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    Yes, I think I'll see how it goes overnight. If I don't crash horribly tomorrow I will take it again. :)
     
  6. lnester7

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    Every time I tried proboost I got a very severe Flue like reaction. I am on another immune modulator now (imunovir) and do not get the same bad feeling, never stayed on it long enough (2 weeks top) because the feeling never got better.
     
  7. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    Do u think a reaction like that means it maybe working??
    how is immunovir working out??

    cheers!!!
     
  8. L'engle

    L'engle moogle

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    Thanks, Inester. I'm glad the immunovir works better for you. :)
     
  9. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    I took ProBoost for 3 months at 3 packets a day. I had EBV viral titers run prior and after the 90 day period with no change in either lab values or how I was feeling. Unfortunately it was a pricey bust of an experiment for me but I do believe that we all find different things helpful (or not!) so I wouldn't rule it out without doing your own trial.
     
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  10. L'engle

    L'engle moogle

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    Thanks Ema, It looks expensive. I bought the cheapest one available on iherb, so the loss will only be 7$ if it fails. Sorry it did not work for you!
     
  11. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    I did one box of ProBoost once. I guess a box only lasts 10-15 days. I probably had small benefits from it, but it wasn't worth paying for more.

    I am going to start natural thyroid soon. I don't know how different or similar that is to ProBoost. I have used natural thyroid before with good effect.
     
  12. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    Natural thyroid replaces thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone is needed for regulation of metabolism in every cell of the body.

    ProBoost is an extract from the thymus gland. The thymus gland is a part of the immune system responsible for T-cells.

    They are VERY different!
     
  13. L'engle

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    I slept well overnight and not doing too bad this morning. Thymus extract passes the first day test. :)

    I also took natural thyroid before, but I think it depleted my adrenals as I crashed badly after a few days of taking it. My hope is that thymus will be more effective. Since I am on different supplements now, I may give the natural thyroid another try but it's certainly one to be cautious for those who have adrenal issues. I had a bit of benefit from adrenal glandulars, but the brand I took was quite expensive and not worth the cost for small benefit. I may try a less expensive one.

    I took another thymus extract just now. We'll see how day/night 2 goes.

    1 hour later. It seems though this was not the source of my poor sleep on the first try, this is what made me depressed the next day after taking it. I feel depressed right now in a way that is unusual and that is a mirror of how I felt the day after the first time I took this last week. It was the rhodiola that messed up my sleep, however.

    I'm going to be careful with this one.
     
  14. Sallysblooms

    Sallysblooms P.O.T.S. now SO MUCH BETTER!

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    I take Proboost Thymic Protein A under my tongue daily. If I am coming down with a cold, I take more often to keep it away. I had not heard of it until my doctor wanted me to take it, have been on it quite a while.
     
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  15. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    Thanks for reporting your results. At only $7, I would like to try it, but I can't take supplements that make me depressed. I hope the depression is temporary for you and you stop getting that effect.
     
  16. L'engle

    L'engle moogle

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    OK,I feel pretty sick. I'm done with this one. I think it will be a couple days before it is done with me though :(

    Good luck to anyone else who tries it! Maybe the expensive brand is better, who knows.
     
  17. Sallysblooms

    Sallysblooms P.O.T.S. now SO MUCH BETTER!

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    $7 is pretty cheap. If you don't see it is good, you can try to Proboost.
     
  18. L'engle

    L'engle moogle

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    I think this has overstimulated my immune system. I still feel a bit rough. So I would be careful i someone tries this! hopefully it will work better for some.
     
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    Adster Senior Member

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    I just ordered some of this 5mins before seeing this thread. I'm going to give most of the easily available immune modulators a try, even a negative response can be useful data. Sorry to hear it didn't work for you though.
     
  20. Sallysblooms

    Sallysblooms P.O.T.S. now SO MUCH BETTER!

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    What did you order Adster?
     

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