weird e, from everything i can see it looks like ecgc should normalize blood pressure. what does it go up to?
what does flax oil do to you?
Jimmy, I'm not really sure how high it goes up, because my home BP machine gives me an error message a time or two before it will even register - something that was rare before the EGCG. Yesterday when it DID finally register it was 152/100. And I've even been taking a tad bit more of my BP med than before.
Ikulo, my EGCG is called Green Tea Complex from GNC. I thought by using the supplement it would avoid the caffeine jolt of tea itself, and caffeine isn't noted on the label. Dunno.
As for the flax seed oil, it's been awhile, so I don't remember precisely what version I was taking. (Heads up - long, barely believable story coming) A few years ago my ophthalmologist dx'd me with Dry Eye Syndrome, jammed plugs into my tear ducts (could only force it into one of them), gave me Restasis eye drops, and insisted I take flax seed oil.
Within a few days I developed this throbbing nerve pain in all my fingertips (the area ABOVE the first joint, not the joint itself) that even had me in tears typing at work. Unlike my one-sided MS stuff, I assumed it was yet another system-wide effect from something I'd swallowed, so I adjusted everything I could think of - meds, Restasis, foods, no change - for 3 months.
It got so bad I was sliding padded metal splints onto all my fingers at night (picture Edward Scissorhands) so touching blankets wouldn't set off the pain. I decided that nothing could possibly hurt that bad but "hand cancer", but was unsuccessful in researching for that. My ophtho shook his head and suggested that I close my eyes for 5 min after putting in the Restasis, even tho it didn't seem to be the culprit. No change.
Then I looked to my supplements and stopped the flax entirely. The pain was gone in 2 days, never to return, and I had never had it before that time.
I'm also allergic to shellfish and walnuts.
Thanks. Any other EGCG input?