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Old 07-29-2017, 17:09   #21
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OJ is loaded with carbs and sends my blood sugar through the roof. I live a fairly strict KETO lifestyle.

Normally, my version of Bulletproof Coffee Includes:
  • coffee
  • coconut oil
  • ceylon cinnamon
  • granulated splenda
  • butter (kerrygold)
  • heavy whipping cream

More recently it has included:
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  • granulated splenda
  • butter (kerrygold)
  • heavy whipping cream
  • brain octane oil (by bulletproof)

That being said, my morning number are much better now, as long as I don't forget to eat something or have my coffee - otherwise my liver kicks in and dumps all kinds of glucose.
Awesome thanks ill have to try ur bullet proof coffee,

Quick q, is ur liver impaired that u know of? Liver or pancreas dumping glucose? How do u know which is doing it? Asking as a trainer brought this up the other day, i have great liver #'s but found a fee cysts on my liver

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I had some quirky liver numbers in the past. Although I only drank alcohol occasionally back then (now not at all) I did take Tylenol on a fairly regular basis. I stopped both and now I take either NAC or Milk Thistle. My numbers are basically normal now. The doctor believes my liver panics when I don't eat and dumps glucose.

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I had some quirky liver numbers in the past. Although I only drank alcohol occasionally back then (now not at all) I did take Tylenol on a fairly regular basis. I stopped both and now I take either NAC or Milk Thistle. My numbers are basically normal now. The doctor believes my liver panics when I don't eat and dumps glucose.
Yup id imagine thats what mine is doing as wrll, as i used aspirin, tylenol a lot growin up, and now have imitrex an nsaid for migraines, so yeh i can imagine mine is doin the same thing

Look into using TUDCA or tuduca spelling maybe off its one of those 2 spelling wise

Or even synthergine for liver

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Cricket, can you tell me how much berberine you are taking? I take 2k metformin every day in the evening. I would love to add Berberine but wondering if I should take it all at once and how much to take?

And can anybody recommend the brand for Berberine? The choice is overwhelming.

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Cricket, can you tell me how much berberine you are taking? I take 2k metformin every day in the evening. I would love to add Berberine but wondering if I should take it all at once and how much to take?

And can anybody recommend the brand for Berberine? The choice is overwhelming.
As a reminder, I am not a doctor. I don't even play one on the internet so I can only tell you what I am personally doing. I am taking 1500 mg per day, but I split it up throughout the day. 500 mg/ 3 times a day as recommended in most of the articles I have read online.

I purchased the Solaray brand because that is what my local store had available, but when I run out, I was thinking about trying another brand through Amazon. I am researching quality now.

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As a reminder, I am not a doctor. I don't even play one on the internet so I can only tell you what I am personally doing. I am taking 1500 mg per day, but I split it up throughout the day. 500 mg/ 3 times a day as recommended in most of the articles I have read online.

I purchased the Solaray brand because that is what my local store had available, but when I run out, I was thinking about trying another brand through Amazon. I am researching quality now.
Please do share what you find.
I always thought Solary was a reputable brand. There are certainly lots of options on Amazon.

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I decided to stick with the Solaray brand for now, simply because it has been working. I may change my mind later though. Apparently I am on a supplement kick because I picked up some Gymnema Sylvestre tonight to add to the mix.

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It is far too soon to find a correlation between before I started Gymnema Sylvestre and after (I added one into the mix last night and one today) but I just check my blood sugar and it showed a 78. Yeah, I rechecked in case it was wrong. LOLOL It's been a while since I've seen a 78. Now, I am hungry and need to see about what I am gonna eat tonight.

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Mine is usually between 100 and 115. It goes into 90s, but I have never been able to keep it under 100 consistently in a while. I am thinking I don't have much to lose at this point. Ordered it yesterday from Amazin. 78 is amazing!

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Mine is usually between 100 and 115. It goes into 90s, but I have never been able to keep it under 100 consistently in a while. I am thinking I don't have much to lose at this point. Ordered it yesterday from Amazin. 78 is amazing!
That is how I started taking another look at supplements. I figured I didn't have much to lose testing out their impact on my results.

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