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I'm totally confused. Some studies show Ipriflavones helpful in preventing bone loss while other studies show it doesn't. One study even said Ipriflavones decrease one's white blood cells and is harmful. What are we to believe? Should we steer away from using this supplement?
I completely agree with taking one day off a week from all vitamins. I have been doing this for years.

My calcium contains Ipriflavones. Probably most do.

P.
dianelip: Where did you read that Ipriflavones are harmful and can do harm to white blood cells? Can you give us a link? I have a low white blood count and do not need it to go any lower, now that I have just got it up to almost normal, as I did on my last blood test in July.

I just started taking a sublingual 200 mgs today. In Japan, it is considered the answer to osteoporosis.

I am not taking steroids, but my rheumatologist did
recommend it. I understand it is a very important
thing to take in Japan!
O

[quote]Originally posted by OppOnn:
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I just started taking a sublingual 200 mgs today. In Japan, it is considered the answer to osteoporosis.

I am not taking steroids, but my rheumatologist did
recommend it. I understand it is a very important
thing to take in Japan!
O

[/b][/quote]

Opp,

Welcome back! So you are taking extra ipriflavones? Did you know there is 100 mg. in the liquid cal we take? Do you feel taking extra is helpful and if so, where did you see that stated?

btw: my rheumie also suggested steroids but I refuse to touch the stuff. Personally, I think it deadly stuff to put in MY system!

P
The website "naturalproductinsider.com" refers to a study of ipriflavones with calcium. 474 women, 57-69 years old, given 500mg calcium with 200 mg. of ipriflavones. There was a decrease in lymphocytes (carries white blood cells) with no difference in increase in bone mass with the control group. 29 women developed "asymptomatic lymphopenia". Further study of this problem was suggested.
This study was reported at a conference for the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.
In regards to Ipriflavone lowering white blood cells.
I believe it was a study of the long term use of it which may have caused it. It suggested getting your white blood cell count done periodically. But how long is long term and how often is periodically, who knows. All the other studies say Ipriflavones are very beneficial. I will most likely still take them at the recommended therapeutic dose of 200 mg. a day, 3 times a day. But I will definitely make it a point to have a white blood cell count test done at least once a year at physical time. Of course I'd stop taking them if the count was going down.
Excellent article from the Osteoporosis Education Project that i just found answered all my questions and cleared the air on Ipriflavones:
[url="http://www.betterbones.com/research/articles/ipriflavone.pdf"]www.betterbones.com/research/articles/ipriflavone.pdf[/url]

Especially read pg. 5 "The Bottom Line for Ipriflavone Unsers"
When I took it, before I found out it could lower my white blood count even further than it already is, and it's not as high as it should be, I was taking it with my calcium, multi-vit, etc. I never took meds!!
Scared short and long term side fx. If you've been on F. for 4 weeks with no short term side fx, I guess you are one step ahead.

In Japan, I think they take Ipriflavones ...instead of meds, I think, not sure, it's sold on prescription there. Maybe also in Germany and Italy.

I'll do anything not to take meds. Which is why I take a good calcium (with D3, magnesium, other minerals), a
multi-vit...Vit K, I eat well, and exercise, although not enuf yet! But I do run up 3 flights of stairs one sometimes 4 times a day (and down, of course!)
O





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