Glad to hear you're going to try it out.
1 I first took chlorella several years ago, and it did make things worse until I had a bowel mvmt. The chlorella binds to toxins then must leave the body. Now, after having done a few cleanses (Cleanse Smart, Florescence Essiac, First Cleanse) spaced out over about 8 months, and starting Odor Cleanse this year, chlorella doesn't cause a smell. The mushroom extract neutralizes everything that emits an odour once it has circulated through all the length of the bowels. It'll take several days to a week or 2 weeks depending on how fast your bowels are eliminating. And it takes time to reach the blood stream too, but then it will remove smelly ammonia from the blood.
2 I wouldn't take more than 500mg after each meal. 1500mg might have so much glutamic acid that you become constipated. Best to observe the effects of 500mg per meal first. You want to take the lowest effective dose of any supplement.
3 Probably should taper off the sleeping pills for a week before starting melatonin, as any sedative in your system will be made stronger by this natural sleep hormone. Melatonin helps to reset the pituitary gland so it can properly release its own sleep hormone. You can take it long term no prob. and it boosts the immune system/has antiaging effects.
5 I drink spring water, unsweetened pomegranate juice, unsweetened coconut water, rooibos tea. Caffeine hits the adrenal glands really hard so I rarely drink coffee/black tea. Caffeine depletes cortisol levels so if you are stressing, that will make you feel worse.
6 Flax oil has no effect on odor. Preti recommends it because it contains the parent fatty acid ALA which converts in the body to Omega 3 EPA and DHA. Omega 3 is good for depression and the intestinal lining. He sites it as being a more desirable choice than fish oil omega 3 which might exacerbate this odor in some people. Omega 3 and friendly bacteria also have a helpful relationship to each other.
7 Cortef is bio-identical cortisol. It gives the adrenal glands a rest. Inducers of cortisol release must be individually examined for proper restoration of adrenals: Mental and emotional stressors » Sympathetic Overflow » Tissue Damage, Inflammation, Pain » Glycemic Dysregulation »» Cortisol
There are 7 stages to Adrenal Fatigue:
I was at number 4 with low morning and noontime cortisol. So I take Cortef in morning and noon only. It was a saliva test called Adrenal Stress Index which also measures insulin and DHEA. They give you a kit with 4 cotton tube things to put in your mouth for about 2 minutes and get saliva all over it--4 separate times in the day. Mine was sent to Diagnos-Tech, Inc. in Washington. There should be a lab somewhere in UK. Ask a compounding pharmacy for the name of one.
9. I think Now is 50mg zinc picolinate dose. Don't take that much. 25mg/day. Dump half capsule out.
Good luck with your regime. I think you will find Champex works very well.
I received word about the trial:
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Occasionally, yes. It ranged from a mouldy smell, gassy smell to compost, sulpher, ammonia, fish, dirty socks, skunk, vinegar, and rubber tire like. Each one would last a day or two, and were combined sometimes. For a few years I thought it was something other than me, but everywhere I went I smelled it, and people were rude to me. I finally realized it was coming from me. Taking off my clothes at the end of the day was the revealing factor that scared me because I knew it had come out of me and absorbed into the clothes. The mould smell went away after a few cleanses and candida kits / white clay / saccharomyces boulardi. So there were improvements over the years, but not enough for people to treat me any differently.
What I find truly heartbreaking is the fact that I searched body odor on the web since 1996 and never came across the research about white mushrooms or Champex. It came on the market in 1999, but I guess it was just in Japan. They need to put their product name and body odour into all the search engines. Then more people will find out about it. Pure Encapsulations used to make a version of Champex called Odex. They stopped making it because of poor sales. They only supplied it to medical practitioners. Duh. The idiot doctors don't even believe patients have an odour problem.
If you can find this in a store please post the name for everyone.
It does not mask odours, it neutralizes them.
I don't think the studies have been long term enough to know how long we need to take it. TMAU sufferers might need it forever because they are born with a missing or damaged liver enzyme. Without it they cannot detoxify the gases that emit bad odours. This extract can do it for them.
Vitamin Shoppe has Odor Cleanse priced at $8.05 / bottle.
The best price so far is at http://www.smartbomb.com/046352004525.html $5.37 / bottle and should arrive in about 7-10 days after payment. I just ordered from there a few days ago.
I previously ordered from betterlife.com for 5.75 / bottle and received within 11 or 12 days both times.
How many bottles did you order?
Yeah, it still works. Now and then I get constipated for one day and have a very slight stale food smell coming me which goes away as soon as I have a b.m.
I lowered the dose from 7 caps of Odor Cleanse to 6 after each meal a few days ago and all is still well. And I think the addition of Lugol's Solution (potassium iodide mixture) has increased my thyroid's ability to detoxify. I believe the mushroom extract takes a huge burden off our body and gives other supplements a chance to finally work.
Could you please report your progress after one week of Odor Cleanse. I'm very interested in everyone's experience with this. It could be an important development for all who are afflicted. And there are long term improvements to bowel and immune health with this supplement.
For example, I hardly ever get constipated now, and don't have bowel fluttering and spasms anymore. This certainly took a long time. More than a month on the Odor Cleanse extract before this occured.