Bismuth aggregates were attached to the cysts and, in some, the pin-shaped aggregates penetrated the cyst wall.
The bismuth aggregates also bound strongly to blebs and granules of B. burgdorferi when RBC > or = MBC. When B. burgdorferi is responsible for ***gastrointestinal symptoms***, bismuth compounds may be candidates for eradication of the bacterium from the gastrointestinal tract.
Note swallowing bismuth does turn things (mouth, stool) BLACK...
Only the citrate form and subsalicylate forms are safe for human consumption...ORALLY.
Keep in mind while Bismuth citrate and Zantac looked to destroy Bb...first it had to be "out in the open" which it is not. Or it had to allow the opening of a channel to let it go into the infected cell.
This is for sure...we are trying to figure out which metal compounds might cure lyme...as we have done for other pathogens:
"Based on in vitro dissociation data and in vivo animal data, bismuth subsalicylate is believed to be largely hydrolyzed in the stomach to
bismuth ***oxychloride*** and salicylic acid.
In the small intestine, nondissociated bismuth subsalicylate reacts with other anions (bicarbonate and phosphate) to form insoluble bismuth salts. In the colon, nondissociated bismuth subsalicylate and other bismuth salts react with hydrogen sulfide to produce bismuth sulfide, a highly insoluble black salt responsible for the darkening of the stools.
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- Marnie's detail is very good. Many things can elevate the histamine reaction and that is no small part of feeling awful.
Cpn treatment is not easy and whether they call it a herx or not, treatment is gruelling. Secondary Porphyria is also a big concern with Cpn treatment and elevated porphryins can be create the same symptoms as a herx.