Immpower (AHCC)

Andrew

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FWIW, my arthritis started acting up and I was afraid the AHCC was pushing me into an auto-immune condition. So I've stopped a couple weeks ago. Arthritis is a little better in the shoulders, but worse in the ankle.

Anyway, I don't know what to do next. All this guessing is no fun.

Thoughts?
 

Timaca

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Andrew~ I'm new to the immunomodulator supplements. However, after doing some reading, I am going to add in Beta glucan. That and transfer factor helped a friend of mine. Beta glucans do not seem to cause auto-immune issues. Here is some info I've gathered on them and transfer factors:


Beta Glucans:

Dietary modulation of immune function by Beta glucans: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031938407004702

Immune modulating effects of Beta glucan: http://journals.lww.com/co-clinical...Immune_modulating_effects_of___glucan.10.aspx

Beta Glucan Research: http://www.betaglucan.org/

Beta Glucan info, Dr. Vetvicka's lab: http://glucan.us/glucanfaq.html
An evaluation of the immunological activities of commercially available B-1,3 glucans http://glucan.us/Glucan1-2007.pdf

B-glucans History and the Present: Immunomodulatory Aspects and Mechanisms of Action: http://glucan.us/vetvickaglucan1.pdf

Beta Glucan Products: Jarrow brand: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013OX824/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Transfer Point: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002WDMM22/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1

Transfer Factor:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Info on Transfer Factors: http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/herb/transfer-factor

Comparative Study of transfer factor and acyclovir in the treatment of herpes zoster: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9839657

Transfer Factor: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3286720

PDR: http://www.pdr.net/drugpages/productlabeling.aspx?mpcode=30651060

http://www.pdr.net/drugpages/concisemonographprint.aspx?concise=2907

Transfer Factor Products: 4Life Product: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00337YAA8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A3FGYTO10I0HUZ

Pro Health Product: https://www.prohealth.com/shop/product.cfm/product__code/PH172/tab/Reviews#title

Here is some info on the immune supplement (using mushrooms) that I was thinking of adding in later. However, I would need to do some more research on it:


Immune Assist:

Effect of immunomodulating and antiviral agent of medicinal mushrooms (immune assist 24/7) of CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts of HIV infected patients: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=immune assist 24/7 ghana CD 4

Products: Immune Assist 24/7 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052OMX86/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&m=A32Q9JLNIJXSES

Immune Assist Critical Care Formula: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PC49TS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=A32Q9JLNIJXSES

Aloha Medicinals: http://www.alohamedicinals.com/immune-assist-critical-care.htm

Hope we all find something that helps us.
Best, Timaca
 

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Andrew,
I don't understand what you are trying to achieve?


Andrew~ I'm new to the immunomodulator supplements. However, after doing some reading, I am going to add in Beta glucan. That and transfer factor helped a friend of mine. Beta glucans do not seem to cause auto-immune issues. Here is some info I've gathered on them and transfer factors:
I tried beta glucans, if you go for it pick something that works. There's a lot of rubbish out there. The best for me was Beta 1,3D.
There's a study comparing effectiveness of different brands but I can't find it right now.
 

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found it, the comparative study on glucans, here it is
http://hopeforcancer.com/research/JANA2008.pdf
The brand I mentioned uses Glucan 300 that came top in the study. I tried other two brands could not notice any effect.
This one made me feel fluey and tired, I guess that was the result of activating my immune response but after about three weeks or so I stopped, as I started another treatment and didn't want to mix things up. I don't think I used them long enough to produce tangible results.
 

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I've got some beta glucans on the way, I'll report back when I have tried it for a while. Given my symptom remission when I catch an upper respiratory virus, I think immune balance/autoimmunity plays a big part in my illness.
 

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Hi; I am still pulsing (i.e. I stop for a few days every now and then) AHCC at about 3 gr per day, and seem to be improving very slowly and with drop backs from time to time, but am also following most of Terry Wahls' diet, and using a UV lamp (Sperbi) to get my Vit D up higher, so as usual don't know what is doing what--it would be so nice to have a doc who understood this stuff! Till then...
Best, Chris
 

Andrew

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I'm more clear on what's happening now. My biggest improvement is reduced orthostatic intolerance. I am at the level now where I can walk back and forth between rooms several times in a row. I sometimes stand and look at my mail, instead of immediately getting into a reclined position. One problem though. My orthosttic intolerance used to be so unpleasant it kept me from overdoing things. Now I am having mini crashes because I walk around my place too much. I'm going to have to learn to balance this.
 

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Jenny, how did you find the plaquenil? I started it and a big inflamatory response, and am just about to try again - for protomyxzoa - did you herx on it?
It's a long time ago now - almost 2 years! I seem to remember that for a week or so my pain improved a lot, but then it came back. I think I took it for about 2 months, but then gave up. I didn't get any worse on it though.

Jenny