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Mar 21, 2013 in the Hepatitis Social Community - 62
Hi, Hector, I know you are not a fan of natural treatment options. But since your situation seems grave, i would simoly like to tell you what i would try, beyond the TACE, to reduce the AFP. I would take a very high daily resveratrol treatment, using 99% pure resveratrol, spread over the day in 10 doses of 1 gram each, taking half of it each time ...
Jul 21, 2010 in the Hepatitis C Community - 136
The NGI tests are not manufactured by someone else, but use a genuine complex technology, using many proprietary machines and large devices that are not available for purchase , testing can only be done on site, nowhere else. I do not know why the testing labs do not label their tests accoding to the test manufacturer. I would agree, that most of the po...
Jul 21, 2010 in the Hepatitis C Community - 136
If you tested UND with either the NGI ultraqual or quantasure (same sensitivity limit) at 12 and 24 weeks post treatment you are SVR beyond any reasonable doubt. The term "cured' needs to be defined, it has an emotional content to some, If your liver was severely damaged at the time of SVR, are you "cured"? There are as all here well know...
Jul 21, 2010 in the Hepatitis C Community - 136
I do not have direct performance comparisons for the quest TMA vs PCr, but would consider it my second best option at this moment, nevertheless. The problem with the transcription mediated amplification technology is its inherent compexity of molecular interactions, that can lead to false positives, more than with the NGI PCR, which is quite robust and false ...
Jul 20, 2010 in the Hepatitis C Community - 136
I want to clarify the reason why labcorp temporarily had to shut down the NGI quantasure test. New California state lab regulations require that in the performance of a clinical test, not for research, all and absolutely all personnel involved has to have a california medtech license. Since the NGI PCR is a very complex process, many techs are involved and...
Jul 17, 2010 in the Hepatitis C Community Best Answer - 14
The question if mixing "ALA' and R-Lipoic acid could be toxic is really very simple to answer. ALA is a racemate , that is a mixture of S and R Lipoic acid, 50% each approx, because the classical chemical synthesis process cannot distinquish the left and right form of the molecule. In nature only the R-form exists. the left or S-form has the abi...
Apr 25, 2010 in the Hepatitis C Community - 23
Re lipoic acid; it is better to use 2 x 100mg a day than nothing. Spread the dose, Lipoic acid is degraded in metabolism just like a fatty acid ( it basically is just a short fatty acid with two SH groups riding on it.) Vitamin D2 would be just an add on because of the antifibrotic hopes we have for it. But D3 is almost a must. However it would be importan...
Apr 24, 2010 in the Hepatitis C Community - 23
evangelin : Your RLA looks like the right thing. It should say sodium lipoate, not sodium lipoic acid, but I guess it is in fact sodium lipoate, the sodium salt of R-lipoic acid. This is not only better absorbed than straight R Lipoic acid (- which is indeed an acid, that indeed burns- so people will have stomach discomfort) , but the Na lipoate as a ba...
Apr 24, 2010 in the Hepatitis C Community - 23
i hope nobody gets confused by the double use of the abreviation ALA.... Flaxsee is a good source for alphalinolenic acid. Alpha Lipoic acid, on the other hand, is found in food only in small amounts, since it is naturally present only in micromolar amounts in tissues and always bound as Lipoamide on a lysine in the respective enzymekomplex where it acts a...
Apr 24, 2010 in the Hepatitis C Community - 23
Go look at the ingredient of your RLA. What are the milligrams/capsule/or per serving ?( Beware of not taking into account the "serving size" to which the content list always refers, not always one capsule!) Then, is it R alpha lipoic acid? or Na ( or Sodium) R- lipoate? This has a way higher resorption rate.