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sapphire101
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Are these the same thing? Artemisinin is in my protocol and I've run out. I was supposed to take it this morning along with my abx. We can't find it anywhere here or even in the bigger cities pretty close to me. All I can find is wormwood. Can I take this instead? I can't find any info that says they are the same thing. I would appreciate it if someone has the answer to this. I need to know soon. Thanks!

Connie

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No it is not the same thing. Wormwood is Artemisia Absinthium. Aremisinin is an extract / compound of artemisia Annua.

You can buy artemisinin on Amazon.com and other sites. Allergy Research Group brand is good.

http://www.amazon.com/Allergy-Research-Group-Artemisinin-Caps/dp/B000LVDHGC

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2/10 symptoms began
5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

IgM Igenex +/CDC +
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Currently on:

Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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sapphire101
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Thanks, I need it today. I was taking the Allergy Research brand but I just forgot to order it. Today is my last day on this round so I guess I will just have to skip it or should I take the wormwood?

Thanks,
Connie

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Well, you are supposed to pulse it...3 weeks on, 1 off. Or 4 days on , 3 off, otherwise you build up an enzyme in your gut which prevents its absorbtion. So perhaps take a break and order it.

(I'm not a doctor.)

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Bite date ?
2/10 symptoms began
5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

IgM Igenex +/CDC +
+ 23/25, 30, 31, 34, 41, 83/93

Currently on:

Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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poppy
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Wormwood is definitely not the same.
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