Moducare, a GREAT product for anxiety and immune system

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Kimelia, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. Kimelia

    Kimelia New Member

    It totally helps me with my anxiety. It is a plant sterol, we don't get enough of that from our diets.

    I can't say enough good about it. I use to stress out CONSTANTLY. It was just a natural thing that I could not shut off. Like my brain would go non stop.
  2. 1sweetie

    1sweetie New Member

    Can you give me more info or tell me where to find something about it??? My DH would love for me to find something that would help me turn off my brain for awhile.
  3. tansy

    tansy New Member

    Reprinted from The SA Retail Chemist 01/08/1997

    Professor Piet van Jaarsveld, head of Pharmacology at the University of Stellenbosch's Medical School, and a member of the research team, is quoted in an article in the popular magazine You (July 10, 1997), saying: 'It's the remedy of the future. People will take it to prevent colds and infections, the way they now take vitamins.' The headline on the front page of You reads SA's Miracle Muti for Deadly Diseases.

    We have already featured a news report on research on Hypoxis rooperi - common European names, the African potato or sterretjie. That entry drew e-mail queries from as far away as Gabon. The article deals with an unnamed preparation made from the plant, hailed as an important breakthrough in the fight against AIDS. Sterols and sterolins isolated from the plant are credited with efficacy in treating AIDS, cancer, TB, yuppie flu, arthritis and psoriasis.

    You mentions Professor Patrick Bouic of the University of Stellenbosch's Medical School, who is conducting trials on Hypoxis but, significantly perhaps, the article does not quote him. It states that the preparation 'increases the body's natural resistance to disease'.

    The plant was discovered by 78- year-old Randburg businessman R. W. Liebenberg, 40 years ago, when a relative made a miraculous recovery from prostate cancer after drinking a brew made from the sterretjie. In 1967, R.W. says, the plant was analysed at the University of Natal. In the 1980s research started, and in 1992 a trial on 200 HIV positive patients began. The article claims that the preparation was successful in 'stabilising the CD4-T cell count in both HIV+ and full-blown AIDS subjects.'

    Another study, using cats with feline immune deficiency virus, points to the possibility that it could help prevent in utero transmission of the HIV virus. Professor Ben Smit, head of the Department of Oncology at Tygerberg, comes across as less enthusiastic saying only that the supplement does seem to slow down the growth of certain types of cancer.

    The article is spiked with a series of anecdotal accounts: of an (unnamed) HlV-positive woman who feels she has benefited from treatment; a 72-year-old sufferer from cancer of the gall bladder who says he owes his life to Hypoxis; a woman with motor neuron disease, an arthritis sufferer, and others.

    Perhaps to protect themselves from a flood of enquiries, You states that supplements containing sterols and sterolins are available over the counter. Pharmacists and possibly doctors might field increased requests for it.

    Tell Me More
    When Penelope (not her real name) was diagnosed HIV positive she thought her life was over. She immediately wrote a will, invested money for her baby daughter and decided who she'd ask to raise the child when she was no longer around.
    That was two years ago. Today the 28-year-old Cape Town single mother is the picture of health and looks forward with confidence to some day becoming a grandmother.

    She has renewed energy and new hope - thanks to a medicine which encourages the body's immune system to fight the infections which can ravage HIV-positive patients.

    The remedy, developed by a research team led by Professor Patrick Bouic of University of Stellenbosch's medical school, has been hailed as an important breakthrough in the fight against AIDS. And as it increases the body's natural resistance to disease, it has given fresh hope to treatment of other illnesses - from the common cold to cancer, TB, arthritis, psoriasis and chronic fatigue syndrome or "yuppie flu."

    For generations, traditional healers have used it as a muti. Now the humble African potato has been found to be an amazing medicine in the fight against various modern diseases....

    It's a natural extract so it has no potentially dangerous side effects. It's found in a plant which grows prolifically in KwaZulu Natal and the former Transkei and has dramatically changed the lives of people like Penelope.

    Last year YOU, a Canadian magazine, told the story of Penelope's horror after she discovered the businessman she'd been involved with for three had left her with a terrifying legacy - the AIDS virus. She was one of four women he willingly and knowingly infected and she has started legal action against him. Mercifully, her two-year-old daughter from the union has tested negative for HIV.

    There was a time when Penelope constantly had chronic flu, lost a lot of weight and feared she'd soon fall victim to full-blown AIDS.

    Now she can't remember when last she had a cold and she's gained 5kg. "The treatment has given me oomph," she says. The story of the latest South African medical breakthrough began with a plant that has a potato-like bulb, and a man with an unshakeable belief that plants hold the secret to people's health. R. W. Liebenberg, founder of the pharmaceutical company which holds the patent rights to the treatment, is not a doctor. A relative's almost miraculous recovery from cancer made him look at the Hypoxis rooperi plant - more commonly known as the African potato - with new interest.

    It's an ordinary-looking plant, much like a lily, with a yellow flower which has earned it the name "little star." The potato has an unpleasant taste but isn't poisonous. Traditional African healers know it as the muti they use to treat a variety of ailments from virus infections and TB to sexually transmitted diseases. Yet Western researchers have only now discovered the properties of a plant sangomas have relied on for generations. At his home in Randburg, where the backyard is overgrown with Hypoxis plants, 78-year-old R.W. recalls the day some 40 years ago when a relative, Koos Louw, was discharged from hospital with advance prostate cancer and sent home to die.

    His children were gathered around his deathbed in Pretoria North when a neighbour came over with a hypoxis plant bulb. He told his family to make a brew from it and give it to Koos to drink. A week later Koos could sit up in bed and his appetite had returned. He lived for another 10 years to the age of 86. This aroused RW's interest in traditional remedies. "I discussed it with anyone who was prepared to listen," he says. One of those people was a German urologist to whom R.W. had sent some dried plant bulbs.

    The doctor made an extract from the bulbs and successfully treated patients with enlarged prostates. In 1967 RW had the plant analysed at the University of Natal and two active ingredients - plant sterols and sterolins - were identified. They exist in all plants but are highly concentrated in the African potato. In the 1980's RW sponsored research at the University of Stellenbosch's medical school in the hope a cure for cancer would be found.

    When the plant extract was tested on patients with lung cancer it was found their immune systems improved and they recovered quickly from their infections. Professor Bouic of the medical school's department of medical microbiology established that the plant sterols and sterolins in the extract stimulated and regulated the immune system. With the permission of the Medicines Control Council and the medical school's ethics committee he's been treating about 200 HIV-positive patients with the remedy since 1992. Their CD4-T cells - the cells which keep the immune system alert to invaders in the body-usually drop every year by some 130 cells per microlitre of blood.

    A normal person's average T-cell count is around 1000. When a patient's count drops below 200, full-blown AIDS has set in. But thanks to the plant sterols and sterolins, the T-cell count of Professor Bouic's guinea-pig group stabilised. The T-cell counts of full-blown AIDS patients also stabilised. It's a vital breakthrough because no remedy has ever been found to safely activate the body's T-cells, says Professor Piet van Jaarsveld, head of department of pharmacology and a member of the research team.

    Even though the remedy is not a cure for AIDS, it seems it can increase HIV-positive patients' lifespans. Dr. Luc Montagnier, the French doctor who identified the AIDS virus almost 20 years ago, has also shown interest in the treatment. He envisages giving patients anti-viral agents for a short while, followed by plant sterols to boost the body's defence mechanism.
  4. jane32

    jane32 New Member

    where do you get it and what dose?
  5. foggyfroggy

    foggyfroggy Guest

    Back when I first got sick I tried couple of bottles of this and didn't see an obvoius improvement. Of course when I was first sick I was terrified and frantic and was thinking in terms of "sick" and "well" so I'm not sure I would have even noticed "improvement". I have a book put out by the people who market this product called something like "The Immune System Cure" which has a very good basic explanation of how our immune system works. They also put out a immune system supporting vitamin mix which I think is very good - it uses high quality ingredients.

    I'm very glad it has helped you!

  6. tansy

    tansy New Member

    are most likely to help those who have a poor immune response to infections and low lymphocyte numbers. If prone to an over reactive immune response, including subsequent inflammation and/or coagulation, you might find natural immune modulators more useful.

    TC, Tansy
    [This Message was Edited on 07/30/2006]
  7. 1sweetie

    1sweetie New Member

    You are a wealth of information. Actually, my immune system does not seem to be my problem unless CFS is caused by a stealth virus. I do not have chronic infections any longer. I rarely have colds only allergies. All of my blood work is now OK.

    I am having serious problems with sensory overload, cognitive issues, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Oh yeah, I forgot the nausea, GERD, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and IBS.

    This does not sound like the supplement for me or does it? I need someone to think for me. The sentence that interested me was that it would slow down my brain which seems to not want to quite itself.
  8. Scapper

    Scapper New Member

    I think I may have seen this on my practitioner's shelf. I'll have to ask him about it in August when I see him next. His knowledge is endless!!!

    Kimelia: do you know the manufacturer of this? or where you get it?

    Thanks, scapper
  9. razorqueen

    razorqueen Member

    didn't notice anything different. You can get it at your local health food store.

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