When following an ancestral diet and consuming beef organs like Mood & Memory for cognitive health and other NXGEN and Cow & Bull Supplement, we find that most customers tolerate our supplements without incident; however, approximately 5 to 10% of customers (usually with an autoimmune condition) may experience a detoxification reaction.
Detoxification reactions go by many different names including healing reactions, healing crises, cleansing reactions (or) Herxheimer reactions with hallmark symptoms of:
In this instance, detoxification reactions are generally an indication that detoxification pathways in the body are back online. Cells suddenly have an opportunity to release an even greater than normal quantity of stored toxins, metabolic wastes, pathogens and unwanted material.
A detoxification reaction is more likely to occur when starting with the full suggested serving size of 4 capsules per day too quickly, before your body has time to adapt.
If you are taking organ supplements for the first time or know that you are sensitive to supplements and/or you have an autoimmune condition, it is recommended to start slow.
Tolerability can be greatly improved by starting with just 1 capsule a day for the first week and drinking plenty of water, two capsules per day for the second week again with plenty of water to help cleanse toxins- one in the morning and one in the afternoon and increasing by just 1 capsule every week — this method may take a full three to four weeks to achieve the desired serving size of 4 capsules per day.
If tolerability remains an issue with just 1 (or) 2 capsules a day, another product may be a better match for you. For customers that experience tolerability issues we recommend Bone Marrow Matrix to gain the benefit of nose to tail nourishment.