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4/16/09 at 1:05am
Okay, next update.
I started taking a little taurine myself - 500mg for about 2-3 days. Some people do 3g+, so this really seems like a small amount. I'm hoping it will help regulate calcium ion channels and glutamate levels, increasing sulfate available for other purposes like making my joints less crackly.
No obvious effect.
BUT my knee is horribly bruised, right over the kneecap, and the only cause I can think of is leaning on it (on carpet) for a couple of minutes while brushing dd's teeth. There's no way that that should cause a bruise, and yet it first started hurting right after that. My shoulder is also bugging me like it's bruised on the inside. The only reason I can come up with is from sleeping with it around dd - like I do all.the.time with no trouble like this.
Also, my face is breaking out in nodular acne. I used to have bad acne in high school, nothing touched it but accutane, and then it was only like 95% gone after flaring HORRIBLY. Since being pg and nursing, it's been close to 100% gone. After the NAC incident, I've had a bit, but it hasn't been painful nodular stuff like this. I'm wanting to blame the taurine, but all my googling is saying that it should make acne go away, not appear. So what's up?
No taurine yesterday or today. No improvement yet, either. I can't decide if I should start up again cause it *can't* be that or if I should take an extended break because so far every non-vitamin supplement has backfired on me :
I want to add taurine to increase bile and also to boost Magnesium absorption, but is it okay to use when I already suppect CBS upregulation? or it will add to total sulfur load? I do supplement with Molybdenum and it makes a huge positive impact when it comes to dealing with sulfur in foods. So at this point is it wise to add Tuarine or not?
Just noting for later...
"The herb Yucca, Dr. Yasko’s Ammonia support RNA product, and supplementation with charcoal and carnitine will bind up or neutralize ammonia, and add to your dietary efforts."
Carnitine for detoxing ammonia
Royal jelly is also high in pantothenic acid, iirc. I'll have to check that out! I don't know about forms of carnitine. I want to actually get my ammonia levels checked before adding even *more* random amino acids I know nothing about
I want to look into what part of the yucca to use - I've got three trees in my back yard