Today I re-read this testimonial by a person who said that these blood-building supplements helped her with swelling. I have it posted on THIS PAGE. See the part that's highlighted.
After reading what this woman said about the swelling in her foot going down, I decided to look for studies that might show a relationship between low hemoglobin / low oxygen, to edema and ascites. And what I found, is below.
Effect of Oxygen Level on Ascites Incidence and Performance in Broiler Chicks
AbstractAn experiment was conducted using male Cobb × Cobb broiler chicks to evaluate the effect of two oxygen levels on the incidence of ascites, performance, and blood chemistry. Ascites occurred in the 13.6% oxygen groups on the fifth day of the experiment. Body weights and survivability were significantly lower (P < 0.05) in chicks maintained at the low oxygen level than in controls (20.6% oxygen). Hematocrits were significantly higher only in chicks with ascites at the 13.6% oxygen level.
OK so I have to say... this part highlighted in blue, below, is an example of how some of these research papers leave me scratching my head. While the part in yellow makes it look like the low oxygen levels give a worse outcome, the part in blue make it sound like, for some reason, the hemoglobin was higher in the chicks with ascites who had lower oxygen, than the chickens with 20.6% oxygen.... is this because there's a difference between the chicks (young chickens) and regular, fully grown chickens? Am I reading this wrong?
Hemoglobin was significantly higher (P < 0.05) in chicks with ascites at 13.6% oxygen than in chickens at 20.6% oxygen. Lactate dehydrogenase values were significantly higher in non-ascitic chicks maintained at 13.6% oxygen and in chicks with ascites at 20.6% oxygen than in non-ascitic chicks 20.6% oxygen.
Because the part highlighted in yellow, seems to conflict with what's highlighted in blue. Here it is again (the part in yellow):
Body weights and survivability were significantly lower (P < 0.05) in chicks maintained at the low oxygen level than in controls (20.6% oxygen).
I haven't read the entire study, but it strongly appears that increasing hemoglobin and oxygen levels could have a positive impact on ascites (meaning, it would DECREASE). I suggest you do your own research and draw your own conclusions.
Heres another study, that was done on chicks, showing how their oxygen levels affected ascites.
Effect of a urease inhibitor and
ceiling fans on ascites in broilers. 2. Blood variables, ascites scores,
and body and organ weights
You know, it's interesting how many studies are done, to improve the health of the LIVESTOCK we eat, because there is so much money involved in it, and yet, there can be MORE money to be made off humans NOT being as healthy as the livestock.
If you've never watched Dr. Joel Wallach speak, I highly recommend you watch his videos, and check out the book Dead Doctors Don't Lie. He started out studying health, by studying animals. His family raised livestock and he started to notice that more care was put the health of the livestock, than humans! You can see more about Dr. Wallach on THIS PAGE, and in the video below.
I have to say I have never tried this, but have been wanting to try it and also get some for my husband. Dr. Joel wallach founded Youngevity, and I do believe their vitamins and supplements could be just as good as Visalus - maybe even better, for all I know. We just haven't tried them yet. But if you care to check them out, this is one of the products I have seen sold by Dr. Michael Glidden, whom I also respect a lot -especially since he shares my same opinion about Proton Pump Inhibitors.
Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0(1 lb)
I also believe enzymes are really important for digestion, because they help break down protein, which is essential to make albumin, which you need enough of, to keep ascites from coming back.
Youngevity ULTIMATE ENZYMES - 120 CAPSULES
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