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Author Topic: Anybody heard of/taking "ProAlgaZyme"?  (Read 7874 times)

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Offline Central79

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Anybody heard of/taking "ProAlgaZyme"?
« on: April 01, 2007, 02:55:00 PM »
Hey

Has anybody heard of this product, ProAlgaZyme? I'm trying to locate the study done in Cameroon, but was wondering if anybody has any experiences.

Here's more info:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rXM9OD5TguI

http://www.genengnews.com/news/bnitem.aspx?name=11542453&taxid=19

Cheers,

Matt.

Diagnosed January 2006
26/1/06 - 860 (22%), VL > 500,000
24/4/06 - 820 (24.6%), VL 158,000
13/7/06 - 840 (22%), VL 268,000
1/11/06 - 680 (21%), VL 93,100
29/1/07 - 1,020 (27.5%), VL 46,500
15/5/07 - 1,140 (22.8%), VL not done.
13/10/07 - 759 (23.2%), VL 170,000
6/11/07 - 630 (25%), VL 19,324
14/1/08 - 650 (21%), VL 16,192
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Anybody heard of/taking "ProAlgaZyme"?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2007, 07:34:29 PM »
Hello Matt,

Here's a thread from January : There was not that much posted in it. :

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=7601.msg88057#msg88057


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of April 14, 2014,  t-cells are at 485 Viral load unknown @ this time

 Current % is at 14% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline Central79

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Re: Anybody heard of/taking "ProAlgaZyme"?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2007, 06:39:57 AM »
Cheers Ray

I can't find the study in pubmed, so I'm not gonna bother with it... Don't particularly like the idea of ingesting algae anyway!

M.
Diagnosed January 2006
26/1/06 - 860 (22%), VL > 500,000
24/4/06 - 820 (24.6%), VL 158,000
13/7/06 - 840 (22%), VL 268,000
1/11/06 - 680 (21%), VL 93,100
29/1/07 - 1,020 (27.5%), VL 46,500
15/5/07 - 1,140 (22.8%), VL not done.
13/10/07 - 759 (23.2%), VL 170,000
6/11/07 - 630 (25%), VL 19,324
14/1/08 - 650 (21%), VL 16,192
15/4/08 - 590 (21%), VL 40, 832

Offline Cerrid

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Re: Anybody heard of/taking "ProAlgaZyme"?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2007, 03:36:23 PM »
As far as I understand, the product is not the algae itself but the broth where it's growing in.

Quote
Health Enhancement Products, Inc. is a nutraceutical company engaged in the development of a Dietary Supplement product using only pure, all-natural ingredients. The company's sole product is ProAlgaZyme, a liquid product produced from algae grown in 100% distilled water. The liquid in which the algae are grown is drawn off, filtered, tested and bottled as ProAlgaZyme.

If it doesn't taste nice, they should add gelatine or agar and make it a rectal suppository...
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Anybody heard of/taking "ProAlgaZyme"?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2007, 08:08:48 AM »



After visiting the their website, found the cost of this product was $44.95 for a 32 ounce bottle.

At the recommended 4 ounces per day, one bottle would last 8days. That' too expensive for my taste.


And the disclaimer at the bottom :

"The statements contained on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any
disease or medical condition.

The products and information found on this website are not intended to replace professional medical advice or treatment, and the information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only. Individual results with use of the products may vary.

Health Enhancement Products, Inc. urges you to seek the advice of a qualified professional for any health concern lasting more than two weeks, and to share with your provider any information pertaining to your health and well-being, including the use of supplemental nutrition. "

 

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of April 14, 2014,  t-cells are at 485 Viral load unknown @ this time

 Current % is at 14% (L)

  
 62 years young.

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Re: Anybody heard of/taking "ProAlgaZyme"?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2007, 05:44:08 PM »
apologies for resurrecting this thread but i just found the results of the cameroon clinical trial:

http://www.heponline.com/press_011907.html for the full info but here is the relevant bit...

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(MARKET WIRE)--Jan 19, 2007 -- Health Enhancement Products, Inc. (OTC BB:HEPI.OB - News), a Scottsdale Arizona company, announced today the final results of two clinical trials involving its ProAlgaZyme product (PAZ) conducted by Dr. Julius Oben, Head of the Laboratory of Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry at the University of Yaounde, Cameroon. [...]  The second study involved patients infected with HIV virus. Patients were broken up into high and low dose groups. High dose groups showed positive results in the key prospective markers, including reduction in viral load and increase in levels of CD4+ cells. (CD4+ cells are white blood cells with important immune functions; levels of these cells are reduced as a consequence of HIV infection.) Low dose groups also showed significant increases in the CD4+ levels but did not show reduction in viral load.
Dr. Oben noted, "PAZ appears to have the potential to increase the CD4 T-lymphocyte cell count as well as reduce the concentration of total cholesterol. The level of significant differences observed between the PAZ group and the placebo indicates the potential of PAZ in treating metabolic syndrome as well as immuno-deficient patients." Dr. Tom Ingolia, CEO of Health Enhancement Products, added that the Company was extremely encouraged with the results: "The outcome of this study is exceptional, although it is consistent with what we have heard anecdotally from our customers. We are more committed than ever to exploring the potential of this product to enhance the health of our consumers. These results are in areas of significant medical need and enormous market potential."

In the HIV Trial, data was collected from 36 patients administered low dose (4 to 8 ounces of ProAlgaZyme per day) and 19 patients administered high dose (16 to 20 ounces of ProAlgaZyme per day) for 12 weeks, with no changes in their previous treatment regimens. In the low and high dose groups respectively, viral loads were down 15% and 32%; CD4+ T lymphocyte levels were up 36% and 49%; C-Reactive Protein levels were down 45% and 41%; and Total Cholesterol levels were down 30% and 30%. The reduction in viral load in the low dose group was not statistically significant; all other changes were statistically significant (p=0.05 or better).

so can someone translate this into reality?
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Offline frenchpat

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Re: Anybody heard of/taking "ProAlgaZyme"?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2007, 04:09:38 AM »
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The company's sole product is ProAlgaZyme, a liquid product produced from algae grown in 100% distilled water

mmmmm.....

Algae, like any living thing, needs nutrients. 100% distilled water is water from which all minerals, salts and other traces of nutrients have been removed...
I fail to understand how the algae would survive in a sterile environment like this...

Pat

PS: Algae can be nice to eat
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Offline JPinLA

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Re: Anybody heard of/taking "ProAlgaZyme"?
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2007, 10:57:28 PM »
Seems like they're beginning a US trial.  I wonder how differences in treatment regimens (other than placebo or proalgazyme) are dealt with as confounding factors in the study. 

I guess they have yet to publish their manuscripts.  I'm always cautiously optimisitic.  I wonder what the exact mechanism of action is (if they even know).

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