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How to beat Formaldehyde?

Discussion started by jason34 3 years ago

Hi all,

I wonder if any of you have any tips to beat Formaldehyde, avoiding expore is impossible but i wonder if there are any supplements or foods which support you with beating Formaldehyde.

I know of some plants and a supplement named Formaldehyde relief from Thorne Research. However, this a discontinued product :( Is there an alternative?

 

 

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jason34
jason34
Good that you find a way of more controlling the products you are using. Good luck with your battle Dawndy!

Maff, i have looked at my blood results from a few months ago and i have noticed that my Molybdenum is very low. After reading your article it makes more sense to me know! (www.ei-resource.org/articles/candida-and-gut-dysbiosis-articles/the-candida-aldehyde-detox-pathway-and-the-molybdenum-connection/)
I will start supplementing molybdenum along with Pantethine to break down the toxic waste products of the candida.
3 years ago
dawndy
dawndy
Hi Jason34,

Well, I had to quit working in the salons but I now do hair for photo shoots instead, where I have more control over the products being used. I still am affected by other elements around me while working but it is way better than being exposed to the salon chemicals and putting myself at the risk of further formaldehyde vapor exposure. The product is used in most salons, unfortunately. I do a great deal of advocating and lobbying for it to be removed from the market, but currently the way the law works it makes for a very difficult battle.

I am also going to look into this shark liver oil. This has been such a great thread.
3 years ago
jason34
jason34
Hi all,

Thanks again PDZ for the informative post, i will look into the Scandinavian Formulas shark liver oil and will give an update on this thread or by pm.
And I will buy some Boston Ferns as well.
I'm very curious for the effectiveness of SLO!

Maff, thanks alot for the link and glad you also indicated the cousin of formaldehyde. I suspect candida so i guess that's important to know!

Dawndy, also thanks alot. Besides the Boston Ferns i will look into those recommend plants as well (first i have to create some space in the room ;-) )
Argg that's bad! Most likely you had to quit your hair stylist job?

And yes, I have many insights and knowledge learned in the last days from the forums, groups, articles and of course the advice / comments. Really great and much appreciated!

Thanks again all!
3 years ago
dawndy
dawndy
Hi Jason34,

To answer your question, I currently have a lot of bamboo plants, aloe, spider plants, golden pothos and red edged dracaena plants. I plan to include some more, including ferns, in the future.

As for how I became poisoned, I am a hair stylist and the salon I had been working at in 2011 was using a hair treatment product that unknown to me had large amounts of formaldehyde in it. I was breathing it in vapor form daily for hours on end.

I am sorry to hear about your experience with formaldehyde poisoning. Everyone here has offered great insight and advice. Please let me know if there is any more information I may be able to provide!
3 years ago
Maff
Maff
Acetaldehyde produced by Candida/yeast and the metabolism of ethanol is a close chemical cousin of formaldehyde and they are detoxified by the body in the same ways.
3 years ago
Maff
Maff
Hi All,

Great tips from PDZ and dawndy so not much to add other than that the trace mineral molybdenum is crucial as an enzyme cofactor for detoxifying aldehydes - as is B5 (pantothenic acid) as dawndy recommended. With regard to the latter you might want to go for Pantethine which is the active form of B5 and may be more effective.

This article may be of interest - www.ei-resource.org/articles/candida-and-gut-dysbiosis-articles/the-candida-aldehyde-detox-pathway-and-the-molybdenum-connection/
3 years ago
Sink
Sink
Hi Jason,

According to the book the Boston Fern is the most effective of the 50 plants listed at removing formaldehyde. (A single plant = 20 micrograms per hour) Most of my plants are concentrated in a small closed off upstairs unheated bedroom where I spent most of my time. The rest in the living room which has underfloor heating which will presumably have made the formaldehyde in the laminate flooring more volatile.
The only bad reactions I have had to SLO have been mercury related. (frontal head pressure, poor short term memory and poor concentration,dizziness and balance problems and more)
With my heavily contaminated brain and body tissue the alkylglycerols were moving more mercury from there into my bloodstream than it could finally excrete. This is quite a complex issue that I won't get into here. On the plus side it considerably increased my energy and physical fitness levels and it just felt like it was improving my whole body metabolism. As well as boosting the white blood cells (immune system) the alkylglycerols increase the ability of the red cells to carry oxygen.
If you do have any bad reactions then you should look into the possibility of mercury poisoning. I had no idea that I was mercury toxic and it was only when I discovered this fact and started to deal with it that my seriously deteriorating health problems were turned around.
I am using Scandinavian Formulas shark liver oil 500mg sourced from www.evitamins.com . I am now finding it best to dose twice a day as near as possible to 12 hour intervals (breakfast and supper time). You will need to experiment with this within the range of one to three caps twice a day. I have not had any vitamin A build up problems as with other brands I have tried.
Please keep me posted as to how you get on with the SLO as this has turned into a bit of a research project for me.

Paul
3 years ago
jason34
jason34
Hi PDZ and Dawndy,

Thank you for your reactions and tips, much appreciated.

PDZ, interesting book 'how to grow fresh air'. I will look into it. About the Fifteen Boston Ferns, do you have one of it in every room or?
Shark liver oil looks really promosing, thank you for the tip with the detailed information.
Which adverse reactions did you noticed when you start using Shark Liver Oil?
I would like to receive more info about the brand which you are using, maybe through private message if it's not allowed here in the discussion group?

I have read about mercury poisoning before, especially because i had dental amalgams in the past. I can't wait to start with SLO!

Dawndy, which plants do you have in your house?
I have read on this site that the following plants could help: bamboo palm, dracaena 'Janet Craig', mother-in-law's tongue, dracaena marginata, peace lily, green spider plant, and golden pathos.

Dawndy, in which way did you get poisoned?
By me the crawl space is responsible for the most formaldehyde.
I had a b vitamin complex and everytime i took it i feel better for 2 hours. I never knew what it was, maybe the B5 could be responsible for that.

Thanks again!
3 years ago
dawndy
dawndy
Hi Jason34! I had formaldehyde poisoning in 2011 and a supplement that I take that I feel helps me a bit is B5 Pantothenic Acid. I also have a bunch of air purifying plants in my apartment. Hope this helps!
3 years ago
Sink
Sink
I have had problems from the laminate flooring in my house giving off formaldehyde. As you say 'impossible to avoid' especially as I have severe problems from VOCs widely present in the outside air. I have, however been making significant progress in combating the formaldehyde problem. Plants have helped to a limited degree. Fifteen Boston Ferns spread around the house. A useful read is 'How to Grow Fresh Air' by Dr B.C.Wolverton who researched the subject for NASA for use in future lunar habitats and now applies his findings to homes and offices.
Having suffered chronic mercury poisoning for almost 60 years, and unable to tolerate any of the documented detox protocols, I have been successfully experimenting with Shark Liver Oil to detox deeply embedded mercury from my body. The upshot of this is that it is gradually but significantly reducing my various severe chemical sensitivities and the formaldehyde in my home no longer seems to be a problem.
Alkylglycerols contained in SLO powerfully boost the immune system and judging by information gleaned and my own very real experience also grab, dissolve and remove organic mercury.
While it has become obvious that mercury poisoning has been at the root of all of my health problems (brain fog, adrenal, CFS/ME, IBS etc) including my vulnerability to more recent MCS I cannot say whether the MCS improvements I am experiencing are due primarily to the reduction of mercury in my body or directly to the SLO. I suspect a bit of both!

Some points with regard to SLO:

Its effects are gradual.

Natural SLO contains high levels of vitamin A (retinol) which can gradually build over time to toxic level. This also applies to vitamin D to a lesser degree. It is important to source products that have had these refined out together with any heavy metals. (I can give info on this - is it permissible to quote brand names here?)

In my own experience SLO does not like to work along with other supplements. After spending almost £15000 over a period of six years on various supplements with bad reactions and minimal results SLO has been doing it all.

If SLO does cause any adverse reactions, mercury poisoning should be suspected which will call for special attention to dosing amounts and frequency.

(My journey in trying to understand, research and treat my health problems has convinced me that mercury poisoning is far more prevalent than generally realised or acknowledged and is probably at the root of most of our problems. We are all exposed to it from our amalgams, in the air, in our food and in past vaccines and medicines. A subject for a new discussion? It is actually a big subject which I am not yet feeling quite ready to get into but if there are others who would like to pursue it I would be willing to go for it)
3 years ago

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