Love Reading your updates
Please don't stop.
I would love some extra cardio power. I'm still mild but I don't think I could match you in a gym. Running is something else.
Are you saying the astragalus lowers your alcohol next day symptoms? You notice if you drink and miss astragalus.?
Your skullcap doses seems to be x10 over the bottle.recommended. think that's why none of us are reaching you. Just not getting the dose high enough
Great work 💪
No problem, telling other people about stuff that works for you is what phoenixrising is for, along with sympathy from fellow sufferers. Cardio in the broad sense is the thing I noticed literally within half an hour of taking Chinese skullcap for the first time. I did a kettlebell session, and previously I would have to lie down after each set and do breathing exercises so that I didn't trigger PEM, but this time I didn't feel dangerously out of breath from the same exercises. The boxing or the running is probably the hardest cardio I do know, the latter being shorter but more intense - duirng both my heartrate is significantly raised for blocks of 10-15 minutes at a time, and I get very little or no PEM from it.
Re: the astralagus, I guessed it has some effect on the gut (I think I found something showing this) , since I think most of the effects of alcohol with regard to PEM are mediated through its effect on gut permeability, at least in my case - I came to this conclusion after observing that if I ate a lot of FODMAPs the same day I had a few drinks the PEM would be worse. The astralagus seems to even allow me to eat a bit of gluten without increasing PEM significantly, although I still try to generally stick to the FODMAP diet.