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Colostrum Log - Experiment

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Name: thehalfdollarman

Start Date: 12.24.09

Dosage History and method:

- 12.24.09: 6g morning/6g night. Symbiotic brand, powder. Empty stomach.

Results History: Too soon to tell.

Other Factors: Dead Sea Salt bath, face wash, 90% healthy diet, green smoothies.

Acne Description: Mild acne - face mostly clear, red marks. Mild/moderate acne on back, lots of red marks, 2-4 active zits at any one time.


REGIMEN

Alpha Hydrox Lotion 10% Glycolic Acid AHA (morning & night)

Sunscreen! -- Vanicream Sport SPF 35 -- (morning)

Exfoliate 2-3 times/week

DIET

NO DAIRY

Plenty of vegetables, low-sugar fruits, beans/legumes, gluten-free grains (brown rice, buckwheat, quinoa), fish (salmon, tuna)

Green Smoothies (2-4 cups/day)

SUPPLEMENTS

2500 IU Vitamin D (during winter months)

Vitamin B-Complex 100mgs


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I know it's only been about a month for me, but I feel inclined to update, since there have been changes in my diet/dosage.

Name: Pimple Popper MD

Start Date: Dec 11 09

Dosage History and method: Symbiotic Colostrum + capsules, 9 per day (4320 mg)

Results History: Still too soon to tell, but I think I'm finally on the right track!

Other Factors: 1 zinc tablet and 1 fish oil tablet every day

I also started the "no-wash" regimen a few days before I started taking the Colostrum, so my face had a major initial breakout that was probably effected by both the Colostrum "die-off" and discontinuing Benzoyl Peroxide. Also, I've slowly increased the colostrum dosage to the full recommended dosage.

Acne Description: I was breaking out consistently throughout the month I've been taking Colostrum. I've come to the conclusion that my problem may be candida-related. Since I've been on the anti-candida diet, I've had no new major pimples form (just a few small ones, but I've only been avoiding wheat and sugar for about 5 days, so these little zits could be the result of the foods I ate before) Throughout these five days, I've really been hit hard with die-off symptoms. Mostly fatigue, bone-tiredness, carb/sugar cravings, brain fog, headaches, joint aches, etc. I've been expecting another die-off breakout, but so far it's just been a few tiny pimples that heal within a day or two. It's still probably too early to tell, but I believe this vital diet change is a landmark in my progress. It will be interesting to see how this works out after more time has gone by.. Die candida, DIE!

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thehalfdollarman, added you. Thanks.

MD, I hope you understand that it is too early, and I don't want to introduce that type of bias. If it works we will know anyways with some time. I prefer to add your results once there are no more changes.

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Name: WayWavv

Start Date: December 24, 2009

Dosage: 4g twice daily

Results: Too early to tell.. but i haven't had any major cystic breakouts on my face since starting this which is rare.

Other Factors: multi vitamin and fish oil

Description: had acne since i was 12. has gotten MUCH worse in recent months.

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thehalfdollarman, added you. Thanks.

MD, I hope you understand that it is too early, and I don't want to introduce that type of bias. If it works we will know anyways with some time. I prefer to add your results once there are no more changes.

Yeah, I understand. I just wanted to take note of the changes in diet and dose I've made since my introductory post. Perhaps my part in this thread has become invalid since I don't believe the colostrum will have any effect if I don't simultaneously alter my diet.

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thehalfdollarman, added you. Thanks.

MD, I hope you understand that it is too early, and I don't want to introduce that type of bias. If it works we will know anyways with some time. I prefer to add your results once there are no more changes.

Yeah, I understand. I just wanted to take note of the changes in diet and dose I've made since my introductory post. Perhaps my part in this thread has become invalid since I don't believe the colostrum will have any effect if I don't simultaneously alter my diet.

I will make sure to add that aspect when the time comes. I think the same as you.

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You can remove me.


Things are lookin up, oh finally

I thought I'd never see the day

When you smiled at me


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You can remove me.

I would prefer to note why you want to be removed rather than deleting you from the list. Why do you want to be removed?

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I quit talking colostrum =P


Things are lookin up, oh finally

I thought I'd never see the day

When you smiled at me


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Name: Mikeanite

starte Date: 01/02/2010

Dosage History and method:

01/02 - took capsule symbiotic brand 6 capsule a day.

01/06 - switch it to symbiotic powder 2 spoon a day

Results History- too soon to tell

Other Factor: just starting to be on a anti-Candida diet

Acne Description: started when i was 12 now 25. acne on all over face and neck. the last week, been having initial breakouts?

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Name: Mikeanite

starte Date: 01/02/2010

Dosage History and method:

01/02 - took capsule symbiotic brand 6 capsule a day.

01/06 - switch it to symbiotic powder 2 spoon a day

Results History- too soon to tell

Other Factor: just starting to be on a anti-Candida diet

Acne Description: started when i was 12 now 25. acne on all over face and neck. the last week, been having initial breakouts?

Just added you, could you describe your anti-candida diet (so I can make note of it).

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I’m staying away from sugar, and eating more veggies and proteins. i go to the gym 3 to 4 times a week doing light weight and basketball

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Name: maxxie

Start Date: 13th Jan 2010

Dosage History and method: 3 teaspoons, twice daily, Symbiotics colostrum

Results History: Skin feels a little smoother, a few tiny whiteheads (one on arm, neck and face) they seem to dissapear as quicky as i notice them. Slight headache for a couple of days but not sure if its the colostrum.

Other Factors: Supplements: zinc and arctium, vitamin c, fish oil, copper. Also healthy diet (not anti-candida).

Acne Description: Had acne for about 2 years but wasnt bad until a year ago. Pretty calm probably 85% clear. Mostly on neck but a couple of spots on face and jaw at a time.

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Update 2: I am now 100% clear. I've only had one pimple since my last update, and it was a tiny one that went away in 24 hours. I'll blame my icecream for that one! ;)

I'm feeling really good..... haven't felt this good in years! ... :cool:

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jay6, although you posted here you were never added to the list because you never sent me the information (or I made a mistake, I apologize if that is the case). Could you fill out the form in the first post? I will add you and your results to the list afterward.

Thanks and congrats!

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Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this but so far, Symbiotics colostrum has 100% cleared:

*EDITED, TOOK OUT*

Results will be interesting after 2-3 month mark for everyone!

I am trying to avoid these type of posts that will only confuse people. In the first page there is a list of people who wanted to be added to the "log" and I will be updating their results with time. Posting this type of information in separate posts will lead to misinformation and invalid data (what happens if jay6's acne comes back? now we have this previous data spread around instead of in 1 place). I would appreciate it if you remove it.

For some reason the people who got clear decided they did not want to be part of the log at the beginning, as none of the people you mentioned are part of the blog. I am trying to add jay6, but I need his info (he'll probably reply to my PM some time soon).

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Update: I've been on 6g of colostrum (Symbiotics capsules) on an empty stomach for 1 month now. I haven't noticed much of a change or IB. I continue to get the same amout of new pustules. (8 to 10 a week). I did get new smaller whiteheads around my smile lines, which is odd. I also notice that some go away quicker and don't get as large.

My diet has been good (low sugar, high fiber and protein) for 2 weeks, but not as great around the holidays or the last few days. And the only cleanse I did was a liver cleanse last summer.

I'm hopeful that I'll see better results around the 2 month mark and will post back then.

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Why did y'all cancel this log?

Is not canceled, we are giving it time for it to flourish.

I have received PMs from a couple of people, and I will try to summarize what I have noticed so far. By no means this is definitive as I have only been contacted by a small group. When I contact everyone and get the results we will be able to get a better picture. Still, here are my observations:

-Some experienced really strong initial breakout (IB), which did not clear after months. Other, like me, did not experience any IB at all.

-Those with strong IB that has lasted for over a month have quit, which makes perfect sense.

-Those that I know have seen "some" results are also following a diet, mostly low-carb paleo or anti-candida.

-MY personal experience: I started taking colostrum while on a paleo + tubers diet (not low carb, around 40% of cals from carbs). Although I was improving, I noticed my skin reduced in oiliness about 2 weeks after starting colostrum. At this point I also started an anti-candida diet (very low carb, just veggies and meats). It has been almost 3 weeks and I have definitely seen some positive results. Finally had the balls to stop using BP, and although I still have cysts things are looking up.

-Because those that have seen results, including myself, had a diet at the same time, it would be really hard to tell if this is helping or not.

We will see a more complete picture with time.

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Just for the wind... I am also doing a Colostrum "log" on my post, check it out and comment if you want. And this looks good, I hope to see great results!

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Name: SWP

Start Date: Jan 4th 2010

Dosage History and method:

12Grams+ daily, i usually take 6g+ once i wake up, then wait 2-3 hours to eat, eat usually til about 7pm, then take 6grams+ around midnight when i go to sleep

Results History: definite results about 95% clear, if i would just stop eating utter crap everyday I would definitely be 100% clear ( its winter and i work outside , very stressful, most of the time theres no time to nitpick what I eat , i still strive for five !, I usually start eating healthy again once i get disgusted with myself) :dance:

Other Factors: I tend to pick a lot so that kinda screws me up as well, I only use water to wash my face, sometimes a little bit of baking soda, no other supplements , and i don't drink liquids from plastic bottles, sleep patterns are very irregular, i also avoid foods i know give me problems

Acne Description: whiteheads mostly, on the nose, between eyebrows, side of mouth, sometimes chin and other random spots, i also tend to get inflamed ones on my scalp

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I'm going to be using a colostrum cream. I am very pessimist about this kind of stuff, and I am not going to start ingesting more supplements or anything like that, there are enough risks with that, and a topical is unlikely to make me breakout unless it has alcohol or some such. As a topical it is supposed to work well for all sorts of things such as wounds and acne, so we'll see how it goes.

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