I have been taking superfood for about 6 months and just with in the last 2 months I drank some superfood and started to get hot and my ears and skin broke out with red blotches and they were very hot and slightly itched..
It doesn't happen all the time.. I called their line and was told that this is a common reaction from too much Niacin (vitamin B).. That I should cut back on my intake and drink some more water. I was told that the formula is more potent and to skip a day or two or just use 1 table spoon instead of 2...
Has this happen to anyone? I don't want to stop taking it but could it be something other then the Niacin?
I never had an allergic reaction like this from anything before..
Yeah this is like an allergic reaction- The first time was the scariest thing..
I swallowed more then 2 tbsp and all of a sudden my ears were burning up, and red rash was spreading and as it developed it was burning...then it started to spread to my arms and legs.. All over blotchy red and I was on fire..
My husband was laughing at me-it was pretty funny how I was wiggin out...
I was like, "WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!! IT"S NOT FUNNY!!"
I AM BURNING, OMG OMG!!! I am on fire, ah ah, what is wrong with me??? very scary..
I was seriously freaking out- Then about an hour later it was all gone...
Then it happen again last week... It was way milder..
Just want to know if this is common and normal? If it is too much Niacin well there is proof that this super food is potent- Cuz I must have seriously over dosed on SuperFood...
Yeah, I can relate, I know what it's like to be wiggin out on something while others are laughing. Many a time I've been on both sides of that.
I cannot say what it was you were experiencing. Who knows? It may even have been an actual allergic reaction, but I have some doubts. What you describe is not unlike how other people wig out after taking some sort of natural or herbal formula. In fact, using a formula that is about as simple as can be, I've witnessed people reacting just like you described. Actually, over a period of time, I've witnessed various people sort of work themselves up into a panic upon experimenting with the same simple formula. First there was myself. Like you, I stuck with it over a period of time. Unlike you, I noticed the effects soon got to a point where they did not seem to be as severe as the first time around. It was at this point that I got the idea that part of the effects that may have been the most severe was that part of the reaction made worse by what I had allowed to build up in my mind. Eventually I came to laugh at myself. Since I'm a bachelor, well, maybe you can imagine how i sorta have to fulfill the role of husband and wife at the same time :) In the beginning, I was the wigging out spouse, but within a few weeks I had become the other spouse laughing at the former. Eventually I got comfortable enough with this simple formula that I began branching out on two fronts: 1) I started offering this same formula to other people to try; 2) I started getting interested in more complex formulas made of more than just one simple herb.
Guess what? The #1 phase above allowed me to witness this wigging out phenom several times over. In particular, my one cousin had a major wig out reaction after having tried just the teeniest, tiniest drop of this formula; cayenne tincture.
Somehow, some way, this reaction you've experienced is trying to tell you something important, and it may not be what you suspect it is. This seems to ring true with how it is that we've been taught to think of "allergy" in the first place; they are not what we've been led to believe.
Hang in there. Good luck in the process. It might help to ease your mind that many people, Richard Schulze among them, is a firm believer that herbs and formulas made of herbs and other natural ingredients and taken in proper amounts, while they might cause people to experience reactions, even ones that some people perceive as severe, these will not ever truly harm a person.
I have not had the reaction that you describe, but I'm really sensitive to all vitamins/herbs and can only take a portion of the recommended dosages. I normally take 1 teaspoon of the Superfood in the morning and that's enough for me! Hope this helps! Sandy :)
Hey there. Something to realize is that the body goes through what are called "Healing and Cleansing Crises" When you make health-minded changes in your life from a state of ill health, over time your body starts to clean and repair slowly and build up its strength. When the body reaches a point of strength and stability, often it will make the decision to gather these resources and perform an 'all-out' cleanse or healing session, in which you may experience many ill effects, such as fever, diarrhea, skin rashes, and many more.. This is very normal for most persons making a changeover to a healthy lifestyle. You may experience these crises for many years, as the body has 20-40-50+ yrs of accumulation it needs to clean and repair. These types of crises should also be expected when making sudden radical changes, such as suddenly changing from your normal diet to the superfood diet and adding some of his other herbs such as the cayenne. This is likely to cause a crisis. A crisis is your body utilizing what your giving it, and performing a powerful cleaning.. something you should embrace!