First what is PEM please?
Post exertionsl malaise, a hallmark symptom of ME/CFS.
Copper high in blood or in hair test?
blood and urine. None of the several doctors I've seen ever rely on hair tests as accurate
I am sorry it was like this for you, maybe he got more careful with time? I don't know when it happened to you...
Last year. And, I interacted directly with EO and Chandler Mates, neither of whom would give answers to my questions. All they answered with was their same propaganda.
Meanwhile, if I hadn't figured it out, I could have had permanent nerve damage in both legs.
I can assure you some people had no results on other forms of thiamine, but I would not use thiamax unless failing with another form!
From the folks I've tin into in that world, most of them don't test, don't know what their pathways are doing and are following the next fad. I didn't see a lot of analysis or logic involved. More like a cult.
I find logical that Elliott promotes his business for a living, and I looked into thiamine thanks to his insistance!
I think he made thiamax because he believed in it, and not the other way round, or else he would have made another one...
No fillers and some good Magnesium in it. So I think Thiamax is better than other brands using TTFD.
Thiamax is a dangerous product. Most people here don't have adequate glutathione and EO himself admits it's dangerous in that situation. And, no, he never told me that, just let me be damaged by his product.
About the equivalents, I have read something once and it was not clear and any way as far as I see in the thiamine deficiency fb group, we all test our response to what we take, and there's little concordance in our reactions!
Yes some people even cannot take benfothiamine!
I am on thiamine hcl only to try (lol I have 1 kilo...) but could take the same amount of benfothiamine or TTFD. 200mg.
I can get hyperactive on TTFD though and get more sulfur smelling farts!
That sounds like a problem that should be addressed. My experience is it's either a functional deficiency of P5P or molybdenum.
My copper is normal high in blood and a bit low in hair, so I am not fond of increasing Mb...
Hair is not a good way to test. It is not accurate.
I got eyes issues and was suggested to take methylcobalamin. I don't have folate so I eat a lot of liver.
on your carnivore diet, it's unlikely you'd need more MB12. But it is likely you'd be short of folate, and unfortunately, though liver is a "good" source, it's not enough for many of us.
I also had to refeed, as I came from the carnivore diet
It is quite likely you are deficient in many things that are not found in a carnivore diet. Phytonutrients, certain minerals, folate, vitamins A, C, and E, etc. which could be leading to done of your experiences. I have found doing a Genova Diagnostics NutrEval or Metabolomix+ once a year to be really helpful so I don't have to run the risk of guessing wrong.