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I have been taking an assortment of supplements lately that my holistic doctor prescribed me. Every time I take one i can't help but flinch at the ingriedents which include: bovine glands,bovine lymph tissue, bovine spleen, bovine placenta,bovine thymus among other parts that I normally avoid. I've been pretty picky about the meat i eat for a long time now. Finding myself consuming all the things I've been trying to aviod is wearing thin on my nerves. I worry about concentrated levels of pesticides,antibiotics, and other enviromental toxins as well as the possible transmission of Mad Cow.<br><br>
So do you mama's have any insight or suggestions? Would you take supplements with these ingriedents if they were trully helping you, which these are? Any alternative ideas? Not that I can afford anything else as these have already cost me well over $200.
 

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It depends on the source. My adrenal doc will only carry bovine supplements that come from New Zealand - since BSE hasn't been found there.<br><br>
I take <a href="http://www.millerpharmacal.com/products/mil_adregen.html" target="_blank">Mil Adregen</a>. It's not crazy expensive like Dr. Ron's stuff either.
 

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I wonder about this, too. the ones I take also come from organic, range-fed animals from New Zealand. I use <a href="http://www.nutricology.com/Adrenal-Cortex-Organic-Glandular-100-Vegetarian-Caps-p-16418.html" target="_blank">adrenal cortex extract from NutriCology</a>, I get mine at iHerb pretty cheaply.
 

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I wouldn't take them, but I don't even eat beef because I'm scared of Mad Cow. So I'm definitely not the person to ask!<br><br>
I found some fish oil gel capsules that are made with non-bovine gelatin, and I'm excited about that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It depends on the source. My adrenal doc will only carry bovine supplements that come from New Zealand - since BSE hasn't been found there.<br><br>
I take <a href="http://www.millerpharmacal.com/products/mil_adregen.html" target="_blank">Mil Adregen</a>. It's not crazy expensive like Dr. Ron's stuff either.</div>
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Same here. My naturopath will only give me anything bovine if it comes from New Zealand.
 

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Thanks for your responses. I'm still on the fence. If I would have known what was in them before I bought them I wouldn't have purchased them in the first place. Everytime I think of all the money I spent on them, well it makes me kinda crazy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 
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