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psano2
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You may have heard that the blue dye in Gatorade (& Blue M&Ms) has been found to help heal spinal cord injuries. If not, here's a link:


http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/diet-fitness/2009/07/27/can-blue-mms-blue-gatorade-protect-your-spine-surprisingly-helpful-foods.html

I'd heard it first on the tv. So today, I was really thirsty as I was driving around and decided to try a blue Gatorade. (I thought it might help settle my stomach as I've been a little nauseated recently.)

Well, anyway, it knocked me out, and I ended up sleeping the afternoon into the evening, about 5-6 hours. I don't know exactly what it did, but hopefully it was something good.

I'm curious as to whether anyone else has tried it and has had any significant response?

It would be interesting to have others here try it and report on any effects it might have on them.

Patti

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Tastes yummy, but never did anything for me.
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I never had any response to it, and I used to drink a lot of that stuff.
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Why anyone would drink this crap is beyond me...

Gatorade has entirely too much sugar and it is the carbs that are making you sleepy.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32543288/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/from/ET

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quote:
Originally posted by JRWagner:
Why anyone would drink this crap is beyond me...

Gatorade has entirely too much sugar and it is the carbs that are making you sleepy.

JRW

There *are* zero carb sports drinks which use Brilliant Blue G.
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Blue manmade chemicals are good for lymies ?

And pigs can now fly in circles around the moon due to those blue chemicals. Must be so cause it is on the net.

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blue gatorade?

hmm, think i'll get out the bird feathers, eye of newt, and the old black kettle.

double double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble. .....

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One of the things it does is suppress TNF-alpha.

BBG is good for major trauma.

Good for chronic Lyme (or other infections) ? Nobody knows.

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Hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained. I would say that not all man made items are harmful to one's health or to the environment, and that to object to its use on that basis only is also closed minded. I try to keep an open mind because I want to get well.

It's not the carbs that's knocking me out. It's not just putting me to sleep. Shortly after drinking it, my eyes start to droop, a neuro herx I experience most commonly after taking my antibiotics/grapefruit seed extract.

I can eat a piece of cake or half a pizza and not experience that herx at all. Gatorade only has 50 calories/serving, which is not a lot. The typical soda has 110-120cal/serving.

Even my current antibiotics, even when they make my eyes droop, don't keep me asleep for 5-6 hours. I can only speak for myself, but what I had yesterday was a very strong herx.

Laugh if you want. I just thought I'd share. I'm not your typical internet looney. I have a Dr. of Pharmacy and worked in the hospital setting for many years.

BTW, thank you ninjaphire and Grandmother.

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well ya know, stranger things have happened.

remember they thought people were crazy in new england and burned them for witches....some say it was the tomatoes they were eating.

go figure.

but at any rate, it can't hurt ya...better trying that, than some of the really wierd stuff on the net.

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psano2 - could it be an allergic reaction ?

Have had some patients so reactive to food additives and artificial sweeneners that they were given tilt table tests.

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massman - No.
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Why could it not be an allergic reaction ?
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could it be from the blue dye that use maybe?

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Allergic reactions typically involve rash, itching, sneezing, wheezing, or coughing.

And yes, based on the various articles I've read, I think it could be due to the blue dye.

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Watch out for yellow!

My son had a reaction (bad) to it...in Corn Puffs and in the new Minute Maid Citrus Punch.

Here's why:

Both of those contain a ``natural'' coloring called annotto.

It can color foods either red or yellow.


Here's what that ``natural'' food coloring can do:

Annatto is used to produce a red food coloring

The yellowish orange color is produced by the compounds bixin and norbixin, which are classified as xanthophylls, a type of carotenoid.

However, unlike beta-carotene, another well-known carotenoid, they do not have the correct chemical structures to be vitamin A precursors.

The more *norbixin* in an annatto color, the *more yellow* it is; a higher level of bixin gives it a more reddish shade.

``Annatto and its derivatives are members of carotenoids with long-chain conjugated polyenes, which are widely used as food additives and antioxidant.

However, carotenoids can also act as *pro-oxidant* under certain circumstances.''

Food and Chemical Toxicology
Volume 46, Issue 8, August 2008, Pages 2802-2807...more here:

It has been found that norbixin was capable of promoting copper(II) caused DNA damage on supercoiled plasmid DNA, whereas the long-chain saturated system such as lauric acid did not.

The control experiments showed that the redox cycle between Cu(I) and Cu(II), hydroxyl radical, singlet oxygen and hydrogen peroxide may play essential roles in the cleavage reaction.

PMID: 18602206 Food Chem Toxicol. 2008 Aug;46(8):2802-7.

The body uses either B6 or aldosterone to regulate Na levels. If B6 is low, aldosterone (a steroid hormone) goes up. To make it, we need boron...which we need little of, normally.

Boron levels can drop....as they did in my own son.

Who has a hard time "holding onto" sodium, Na and hyponatremia can be a seizure trigger.

Yes...his testing showed higher aldosterone (and testosterone) and low Boron.

All we have to do is throw off ONE nutrient...but the body will try to find a back-up route to save us.

Genetic, not infection and not vaccine triggered...his cousins have similar probs.

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