Dr. Gundry's supplement

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Dr. Gundry's supplement

Postby jul2873 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:39 pm

I've just had something unexpected happen. I ordered something called Gundry MD Total Restore Gut Lining Support Blend 90 Capsules from Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/Gundry-Restore ... 137&sr=8-9

I heard about it on a podcast one night while I was walking around a bit waiting for my kratom to kick in. It's supposed to help if you have a problem with nausea or upset stomachs, which I occasionally do. So I figured it might be worth a try. Very soon afterwards I went into the hospital for a total knee replacement (TKR). I was, of course, given a good supply of pain killers (Oxy, stuff like that) so I wasn't surprised when my RLS symptoms were completely covered for my time in the hospital.

When I got home I started to taper off of the Oxy, and substitute kratom. That took about a week. Another week went by, and it occurred to me that I did not have any RLS symptoms yet. That seemed odd to me, because even while on kratom I get symptoms when the kratom wears off. But nothing, as far as I could tell. What was I doing differently?

Then it occurred to me that I was taking this Dr. Gundry supplement for my gut health.

At this point (a month since my surgery) I haven't taken any opioids for at least two weeks, and have just taken my usual dose of kratom to help with the TKR pain. And still I have not even a whisper of RLS symptoms, from either leg--the one with the TKR or the one that wasn't touched.

So I'm not sure what's happening. Perhaps the kratom is completely covering the RLS. Since I didn't use it in the hosp. a lesser amount may be all that's need to give me complete coverage. Or--and here is the wild hope--this supplement from Dr. Gundry is healing whatever needed to be healed in me to get rid of the RLS.

i figure it's going to be weeks--probably months--until the TKR is completely working and I can tell with more assurance whether or not this supplement is working for RLS. (It is, by the way, helping with nausea after eating). But on the off chance that it really is something that works for RLS, I decided to post, in case other people want to check it out. Dr. Gundry is a very reputable doctor (cardiologist, researcher, etc.) although, unfortunately the advertising he does makes him sound like some guy just trying to make a quick buck. I think a bottle of his supplements costs about fifty dollars now. It might be worth a try. I plan to keep using it.

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Re: Dr. Gundry's supplement

Postby badnights » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:29 pm

An evaluation of the product that seems to be well-done is here:

Ingredients (from that site) are:
Magnesium 7 mg
Zinc 2 mg
L-Glutamine 213 mg
N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine 142 mg
Magnesium Beta-Hydroxybutyrate 86 mg
Grape Seed Extract 58 mg
Licorice Roots Powder 54 mg
Wormwood Powder 50 mg
Cinnamon Bark Powder 50 mg
Maitake Mushroom Extract 34 mg
Organic Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Tart Cherry, Elderberry, and Cranberry (VitaBerry) 22 mg
Cloves Buds Powder 17 mg
Black Pepper Seeds Powder 17 mg
Grapefruit Seeds Extract 17 mg
Marshmallow Roots Powder 10 mg
Zinc L-Carnosine (Pepsin Gl) 10 mg
Berberine Bark Powder 3 mg
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Re: Dr. Gundry's supplement

Postby jul2873 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:42 pm

Thanks, Beth. This is very helpful.

For some reason, it still seems to be controlling my RLS. I still get a fair amount of pain from the knee replacement, but I am not recognizing any RLS symptoms at the present. But, as I said, I am still taking some kratom for pain relief, so I can't be sure yet. I did send a bottle of this supplement to one of my daughters, who is also an RLS sufferer (although not too bad, yet anyway). She said it also seems to be working for her. But she also takes a little kratom, for her fibromyalgia, so we can't be sure.

I'll keep you all up.

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Re: Dr. Gundry's supplement

Postby Stainless » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:48 pm

How much Kratom do you take. I tried it once (and probably still have some around) but I could not figure how to choke down several tablespoons. I even tried brownies but who can eat a big brownie every night without blowing up. And all it did was make the brownies taste bad.

Good luck staying off meds. I dream of that.

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Re: Dr. Gundry's supplement

Postby jul2873 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:38 am

When I first started with kratom I took 1/2 tsp. as needed--usually every 2-4 hours at night sometimes once during the afternoon if I wanted to nap. As the years passed I developed some tolerance, and now take 1 tsp. or maybe a little more instead of 1/2 tsp. I don't keep a careful track. Pretty much I take what I need.

Either I make up capsules or--what I usually do--is put1 tsp. of kratom in a little cup of orange juice, and let it sit for at least twenty minutes so the kratom dissolves. Then I drink it. Usually I make up some little doses and keep them on a tray in the refrigerator so they are ready when I need them.

Good luck to you!

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