Yes! That is what we acne.org folks discovered as well. Good to know that its in the product book too. This website that Jodiat found
really spells it out and explains the taurine connection too. How much do you take? (I'm sorry, I know I've probably already asked...but the book says 2-4 of 500mg...seems alot. I think that would be great for a month andthen drop down to 1x. Thats what I hope anyway.)
I can't understand that site. I can't understand it unless it's written in Dr. Seuss language. I wish I could figure out what Phase I and Phase II were. I am drinking detox tea for my liver and taking colon cleanse supplements, but that's it. I don't know whether I need to add CDG or not. I know Jodiat would say I do (
) but I already take so many supplements. Ugh.
Im thiking of your long term health tho, CDG is somthing that you can use long term while DIM is somthing short term.
Phase one and two are different detox pathways. Phase one binds toxins from diet and environment into less harmful substances but this method creates free radicals! This is why Vitamin ACE help acne and the liver as they protect agaianst oxidative damage. Phase one can cause a problem like phase 2 if you take low amounts of antioxidents.
Phase two binds other substances to phase one substances and also deals with excess hormones and toxins. It binds a sulphur or protein to the hormone/toxin and allows it to be flushed from the body.
Both phase 1 and 2 are excreted via the kidneys (urine) and bile salts (bowels).
IMO more ppl will be using phase two liver enhancers while using DIM...I do think progesterone cream might be better then DIM or flax anyway.
For CDG ive taken 6 500mg tabs per day, 3grams basically. This is a fair ammount but the ammout you will need depends on 1) state of your liver 2)ammount of DIM,flax,soya,I3C you take. To be safe I would take 2 or 3 times the ammont in CDG to DIM your on. If your very new to any form of detoxing/hormone chnging I would include:
Fiber - To get the bowels moving
Probiotics - Absorb/breakdown food, helps bowel movements and helps create a health bowel
Aloe vera and L-Glutamine - To help rebuild the bowels from candida aka leaky gut
I think this is important because the longer you take to crap the more chance the toxins/hormones you flush from the liver have of being re-absorbed BACK into the blood stream thus never completing the cycle.