as all of know, I have been using Gc-Maf for quite a while, and stopped more than a year ago. As some of you know, on top of all misery, I'm suffering from a widening of my thoracic aorta. Recently, my genetic doctor found a mutation on the FBN1-gene. The mutation is on the intron, not the exon, which is a bit strange he said. He thinks something is wrong with the splicing. I have my own theory what might be happening there, something I thought of in the very beginning. This gene is related to Marfan's syndrome. Though, he doesn't think I have Marfan's.
So far the background information. What I discovered is that ever since I quit Gc-Maf, the dilatation of the aorta stopped. My aorta didn't progress since a year now. In the beginning, I thought it was just good luck or related to something else, but it can't be that it stays unchanged for a year, especially when it grew 0.19 inch the year before. I was not taking much other supplements/treatments, and I added them one after one, but it doesn't affect my aorta.
The only question left is that vit-E that I took for some while after a great tip from a member here, made the difference. It might be, but I quit Vit-E too -as taking too much of alfa tocopherols is not good, as it lowers gamma-tocopherols as scientist say. And a lowering of gamma... increases the chances of cancer - and it doesn't change anything on my aorta. So, this leaves me with Gc-Maf...
My message would be, and this counts for everyhting you take which is scientifically not proven: be very careful, and have your main organs checked regularly.
p.s. I now take every now and then a few drops of the K-Guard, the homeopathic version of Gc-Maf.