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EWT1638
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Cryptolepis drops are like chewing on asprin, even 1 drop in a cup of water is hideous. It is expensive and hard to get, I have only found drops.

I could probably handle it just fine if they were in gel caps. Does anyone know how one might get some empty ones I could inject with the stuff?

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MannaMe
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google 'empty gel capsules' and a bunch of places show up where you can buy them.

Put the drops in the capsule and take it right away before the liquid softens the capsule.

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OH yes. All health food stores carry them. Vitacost or Swanson's probably carry them also.

You could also put a little coconut oil in the capsule (use a little knife) to help your stomach out a bit!

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I buy mine at 1stchineseherbs.com

I was kind of curious about your idea. I was able to get about 30 drops in a 00 sized capsule. And at least with Cats Claw tincture the capsule has not melted yet. So I think it will work !

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I get mine at my healthfood store.
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Best deal: $7 for 300 "00" vegetable capsules through Swanson Vitamins. I use these for taking essential oils internally.
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Lymetoo
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I use them for oils too!

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Great! Thanks, this stuff is horrid tasting.

But I guess it is helping with 'detox' as my herx response is awful headaches. That sounds really stupid.

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What kind of oils other than coconut oil? Really good idea!!!
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LuluBelle
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Just a note about my little experiment.

With an alcohol tincture the capsule was soggy after half an hour.

Possibly an oil would last longer. But with a tincture I think you need to fill the capsule and take it.

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Essential oils like thyme, oregano, lemongrass, clove, etc.

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I get mine on Amazon. Size "00" is 750 milligrams.
"0" is 500 milligrams, #1 holds about 400 mg. #2 about 300 mg. #3 about 200 mg.

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One thing you might consider is that
gel caps are generally made from bovine or porcine prosessing by-products and have a high free glutamate acid content, i.e., MSG equivalent, which is considered not good for lyme patients - or anyone else for that matter - though especially bad for those with neuro issues, and certainly not good if your vegetarian. Vegetarian caps are widely available, though beware that some are made from GMO corn.

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i have some if you need them...i'm not using them...PM me and i will send.

Dave

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