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Anatabloc Helped My UC

Introduction:

I got Ulcerative Colitis in Oct. 2006, was hospitalized for 11 days, had bloody diarrhea for weeks, lost 35 lbs. and missed 3 1/2 months of work. I was extremely weak because of blood loss, so I had a blood transfusion and my Dr. put me on Chromagen. I was on Remicade for 5 years.

Some more about me:

I am an audiophile and an amateur pianist. I lift weights, walk and try to eat a balanced diet; but raw fruits and vegetable (which I love) are problematical.

Symptoms:

Right now I have a little gas/bloating and occasional stomach acid.

Anatabloc Helped My Colitis

I was on Remicade for 5 years, but I developed a reaction and had to quit the infusions. My inflammation started coming back, but fortunately I found Anatabloc, which has helped me greatly. It’s an OTC anti-inflammatory (GNC sells it), comprised of Anatabine citrate which is found in Solanaceous plants. I started taking 6/day, and after 3 days I could feel the inflammation going away. I’ve been taking Anatabloc for 1 1/2 years, and my symptoms are greatly reduced. If I’m careful with my diet (no hot spicy food, only a little raw fruits and veggies) and take my Anatabloc, I can function pretty normally. No, I’m not “cured” of UC, and I still have problems with bloating/gas.  If I eat the wrong foods I’ll get some mild diarrhea; but I live a fairly active, normal life these days, thanks to Anatabloc. I also occasionally have excess stomach acid (not reflux) and take a Prilosec. I did have a colonoscopy recently and still have some mild inflammation, though it doesn’t bother me much. Anatabloc is currently being tested on a variety of inflammatory illnesses, including an ongoing Human Alzheimers trial, a Human CRP level trial, a Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis human trial and testing on animals for MS, Traumatic brain injury, and Ulcerative Colitis.

As of now, I only see my Doctor once a year; she is very skeptical regarding Anatabloc, even though I’ve told her it helped me. Peer reviewed articles will be appearing soon on the recently completed Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis human test and the Human CRP test.

As of now, UC has forced me to change my diet; I used to devour raw fruits and vegetables; I ate a banana every day, and a big salad for lunch every day. Even with anatabloc, I’ve had to cut back a lot on these; I can have a banana 2-3 times per week, and a small salad on the side with a meal. My favorite food was Indian food, Extra HOT! Of course I can’t do that any more, but I do eat mild indian food, maybe once a month now.

It turns out that Inflammatory bowel problems run in the family; my sister was diagnosed with UC 2 years ago, and my Dad has IBS. My grandmother had some sort of bowel disorder, but it was never diagnosed.

I’m most concerned about the long term effects of UC, that I might have to have my Colon removed or I might get colon cancer.

 
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Medications:

Anatabloc is the only medication I’m taking now. My Doctor wanted me to try some immuno-suppressant drugs, but I don’t like the long term side-effects and decided not to, although I could change my mind later.

written by Pawsman

submitted in the colitis venting area




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11 Responses to Anatabloc Helped My UC

  1. Adam
    Adam August 30, 2013 at 4:23 am #

    Thanks for sharing your story Pawsman. Positive stories are great!

    I’m always skeptical of new treatments/ideas that come across the wire for UC, but if you’ve been seeing positive results for over a year and a half, that’s pretty good, and congrats to you!

    Hopefully we’ll see some other comments here someday from others who have also taken Anatabloc with positive outcomes.

    Best of luck to you in getting all the inflammation wiped out someday, and thanks again for posting,

    -Adam

  2. Maggie August 30, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your story. Besides having UC, I also have psoriatic arthritis and no longer take any medications for either conditions because of bad side effects. I am going to give Anatabloc a try!

  3. pawsman August 30, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    Maggie,
    A lot people with arthritis have been helped with Anatabloc also; the only thing I would say is start off with a small dose and work your way up. The dosage is done by body weight, and is on the bottle.

  4. Maggie September 3, 2013 at 7:51 am #

    Thanks, Pawsman. I noticed Anatabloc has nicotine in it and that’s problably one reason why it helps. I used to be a smoker and since then, the last 4 years, I’ve been prescribed many meds and I have had bad reactions to them and can’t take them. I’m a little disappointed in the cost but I’ve spend hundreds on cigarettes and supplements and the supplements haven’t been of particular help. My biggest help so far is diet and spinach in particular but I’m getting tired of eating it! I’ve read other revues on Anatabloc on other sites that sounded good so your testimony has made me really want to try it!

  5. pawsman September 3, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    Maggie,
    Actually, Anatabloc does NOT have nicotine in it; the active ingredient is Anatabine, an alkaloid found in Solanaceous plants, including tobacco. I believe Anatabine is the silver bullet that helps Smokers with their UC. Researchers have also established that Smokers have a lower incidence of Parkinsons and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis; again, I believe that Anatabine is the ingredient that is fighting these disorders, due to it’s anti-inflammatory activities. Star Scientific, the creators of Anatabloc, are conducting many Human tests to validate it’s anti-inflammatory capabilities on Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Multiple Sclerosis, CRP levels and traumatic Brain injury. It’s helped my UC tremendously-

    pawsman

  6. Maggie September 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    Good to know, Pawsman. Actually, now that I know that, I’m going to think more seriously on giving it a go because I was a little worried about the nicotine factor and possibly causing hyper-sensitivity as I have that problem with so many meds and supplements. It’s good to know it’s helping with your UC.

  7. Anthony October 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    Pawsman,
    Are you still doing well with the Anatabloc regimen? I am curious to know how long it took you to begin seeing improvements with Anatabloc. I was diagnosed with UC about 3.5 years ago and have been battling the disease every since. I recently stumbled on Anatabloc after seeing a TV commercial, and have been trying to find others like you who have used it. I am a little hesitant to try the supplement due to the fact that it is somewhat pricey, but I know that if it does work it is a very small price to pay for “normalcy”.

    Maggie,
    Did you ever get around to trying Anatabloc? I am interested in hearing your experience with the supplement as well. Please let me know.

    Thanks,

    Anthony

  8. pawsman October 25, 2013 at 4:43 am #

    Anthony,
    Yes, I’m still taking Anatabloc and it’s definitely helping, along with changes in the diet. I’ve started on a Probiotic called Phillips Colon Health 4 months ago, and it’s helped with the stomach acid problem; I can drink orange juice now, after not being able to drink it for 6 years!
    I waited for a big sale from GNC, and got 2 bottles of Anatabloc for $60 each (including shipping and tax). Occasionally, they have a 30% off sale, which combined with the Gold Card discount gives you almost 50% off. I do think as Anatabloc becomes more widely accepted, the price will continue to come down.
    I noticed the effects after 3 days, but I had been on Remicade for 5 years, and that
    therapy helped me, but the side effects started to bother me so I stopped the infusions. I must stress that I use Anatabloc in conjunction with changes to the diet (i.e. I stopped drinking coffee, which helped my GI tract immensely as well. Stopped alcohol many years ago, also stopped hot, spicy foods). The flavored Anatabloc bothers some people, so I would try the unflavored. Hope this helps-

    pawsman

  9. Lewduva June 18, 2014 at 7:09 am #

    Pawsman, glad to see I’m not the only one who thinks anatabloc is helping. I was diagnosed with UC last year and decided I didn’t want medications due to side effects.

    I’ve been using anatabloc regularity for the last year. Not only did it help with UC, but other aches that have been bothering me in my shoulder, wrists, etcetera.

    A few weeks ago, I ran out of anatabloc and decided to go without for a while. Now I am getting hammered by inflammation again and actually stayed home from work today due to the discomfort. I’m going back to GNC today and getting more anatabloc. This has me convinced it works.

    • Anthony June 18, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

      Lewduva,

      I am glad to hear that Anatabloc is working for you. If you don’t mind, I am curious as to how severe your UC was prior to starting your Anatabloc regimen. Also, how long would you say that it took before you started noticing results?

      Pawsman,

      I hope that all is going well. Are you still taking Anatabloc> If so, is it still as effective as the last time we spoke?

      Although I have been researching Anatabloc for quite some time now, I have yet to go to start using it. I think that I may break down and buy me a bottle soon, because I really would like to get off of my prescription drugs.

  10. pawsman June 18, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    lewduva,
    Yes, Anatabloc has helped me also. I did switch to a different Probiotic, Ultimate Flora (thanks to Bev) and VSL#3. Both of these have helped with stomach acid and gas. The VSL#3 has actually improved my energy level, surprisingly enough. As Adam recently posted, research has shown that Gut bacteria is a very important component of Inflammatory Bowel disease, and these 2 probiotics have definitely helped. Anatabloc has helped with my inflammed gums as well. I have TMJ/bruxism which caused gum inflammation. The inflammation there is greatly reduced (actually eliminated). So Anatabloc and the probiotics along with diet (no coffee, hot/spicy food, etc.) has helped me manage this illness and live a relatively normal life. Are you a boxing fan? Lou Duva is an old boxing name-

    regards,
    pawsman

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