(Moving another post over to the Oleander Support forum and other related forums - this was originally posted in the Ask Tony Isaacs forum 7/10/2008)
Today Marc Swanepoel (the man who devised the oleander based Sutherlandia OPC supplement) made a post in the Oleander Soup Yahoo Health Forum which I wanted to share with those who take the OPC supplement or any other form or oleander:
A few thousand people have already taken the S/OPC and there has not been a single serious problem. One person accidentally took half of the 500ml bottle at one go and landed up in hospital with heart palpitations. The next day she was ok.
These are normal side effects, especially during the first 10 days:
(1) Slight nausea
(2) Joint pains
(3) Pain at the tumor site
(4) Slight stomach pain
(5) Some diarrhea during the first 2 weeks or when the daily amount is increased
(6) Some people get a slight rash on the stomach, back, neck, or upper body
(7) Some tiredness during the first 10 - 14 days.
Most of the above reactions are detox symptoms and one does not have to worry about them. Most of them will go away after a short while and, if not, then one just have to cut back on the dosage for a while as the body gets used to the mixture. After the first few days, one should start to feel more energetic and, from the feedback I get, men in their fifties and later start to feel (and act) more virile.
HIV/AIDS patients should see their CD4 counts go up within 14 - 28 days. Cancer patients should see their cancer markers go down within 30 - 60 days PROVIDED they do a few other things at the same time as taking the S/OPC.
These other things are:
(1) Cut back on ALL animal proteins (meat, milk, eggs, yoghurt, fish).
(2) Get rid of stressful situations in your life
(3) Put the traumatic situations in your past behind you otherwise they will surely kill you.
(4) Go to bed by 10:30 pm
(5) Drink enough water (6 - 8 glasses per day).
(6) Eat lots of fresh fruit as well as vegetables.
(7) Get at least half an hour of direct sun per day
(8) Do the liver cleanse below
5-day liver cleanse.
It is best to have day 4 on a Saturday or at a time when you are staying at home.
Day 1: Drink 1 liter (4 cups) of apple juice during the day. Eat as normal otherwise.
Day 2: Drink another liter of apple juice. Eat normally
Day 3: Drink a 3rd liter of apple juice. Eat normally
Day 4: Do not take any sold food after lunch time
6pm - Take one level tablespoon of Epsom salt in a glass of water
8pm - Take another tablespoon of Epsom salt in a glass of water. You may find that you already have to take a trip to the toilet before the 8pm Epsom salt.
10pm - Mix one half glass of olive oil and three quarter glass of freshly squeezed grape fruit juice by shaking it very well in a jar with a lid so that it mixes well and immediately get into bed after drinking the mixture. You will probably make more than one trip to the toilet during the night as well as during the next day.
6am: Take another tablespoon of Epsom salt in a glass of water
8am: Take one final tablespoon of Epsom salt in a glass of water.
You will find that many gallstones from the liver will be passed and one will notice them in the toilet. They will vary in size from about pin head size to 10mm. Gallstones in the liver are a major cause of many health problems.
The above liver cleanse can be repeated every month until one finds that for two months in succession no more gallstones are passed. The liver will then be clean.
(You can read about this in much more detail in Andreas Moritz's book ' "The liver and gallbladder miracle cleanse" which you can download from his site at www.ener-chi.com).
The suggested dosages for the liquid and capsules are as follows:
Sutherlandia OPC capsules
Start off by taking 1 capsule with breakfast for 2 days.
Increase dosage to 1 capsule twice per day (2 caps total) with breakfast and lunch for a further 2 days.
For more serious ailments increase dosage to 2 capsules twice per day (4 caps total) with breakfast and lunch for 1 month.
If no improvement, increase dosage to 3 capsules twice per day (6 caps total) with breakfast and lunch for 2 months.
Sutherlandia OPC (Liquid)
Start off by taking 5ml (1 teaspoon) once per day during mealtime for 2 days.
Increase dosage to 5 ml twice per day with meals for a further 2 days.
Increase dosage to 5ml three times per day with meals for 1 month.
If no improvement, increase dosage to 10ml three times per day for 2 months.
If still no response, the dosage can be increased to 45ml per day (3 x 15ml)
The mixture is prepared using a lot of heat and it is not affected in any way by the 2 weeks' travel by air. Although I put the expiry date as 18 - 24 months, I have found that 4 year old batches that I give to welfare organizations still give very good results.
I trust the above info will allay the concerns of some people using the mixture.