Hi Herwig welcome to Healingwell. I doubt that pig whipworm eggs will benefit people with skin conditions (due to autoimmune diseases) since these eggs are normally confined to the intestinal tract and are short lived. This research is still ongoing and who knows what it will produce in the future but for right now they are concentrating on using these eggs for people with IBD's. I hope that soon they can find that these beneficial little buggers can help even more people with different AI's.
Marg, pig whipworm eggs are simply that, Whipworm. Pig and human share many of the same properties in of the immune system which is why sometimes you will hear of transplants from pig donors. These are whipworm eggs that have shown to have an improvement in people with Crohns and Ulcerative colitis due to some techinical jargon that I couldn't quite understand, but basically it helps reboot the immune system for the intestinal tract. These eggs do not live very long in the human intestine because our flora is not quite compatible with the flourishing eggs. It is being researched still so very little is known about
the potential health benefits of this.
I truly hope one day they will find the magic pill (or parasite) that can cure us all.
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Ulcerative Colitis since 1992
Secondary Raynauld's Syndrome since 2004
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