Japanese knotweed and Resveratrol.. same thing?

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eldonkey
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   Posted 4/29/2018 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Was thinking of trying some JKW to help hit either a borrelia or candida issue (not sure which). On amazon both of these show up when I search for Japanese knotweed. Are they the same? If not what are the differences? Any recommended brands for the JKW?

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   Posted 4/29/2018 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Japanese Knotweed is naturally high in resveratrol so it is often used as a source for resveratrol supplements.

My understanding from reading Stephen Buhner's book (Healing Lyme) is that the resveratrol is only one of several components that makes Japanese Knotweed useful for Lyme. So, if you get a resveratrol supplement that is from Knotweed but has been purified down to just resveratrol as much as possible, you would theoretically not get the full benefit. Again this is just my understanding so someone else can correct me if I'm wrong.

So I believe the advice would be to look for either a resveratrol supplement that uses a whole herb formulation, or to just get the bulk Knotweed powder.

There are a few bulk Knotweed powder brands on Amazon as well as through 1stChineseherbs. Buhner used to recommend the Source Naturals resveratrol supplement tablets but I believe no longer does.

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 4/29/2018 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
They are not the same, as the previous poster said. I would recommend getting Japanese knotweed whole herb from one of Buhner's trusted sources.

eldonkey
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   Posted 4/29/2018 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Good info. Thank you! Does JKW help fight Candida as well? It’s hard to tell for me what’s wrong with me exactly..

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   Posted 4/29/2018 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
If you want it in capsule form - Green Dragon Botanicals has Japanese knotweed - 500 mg per cap,


greendragonbotanicals.com/products/lyme-related-herbs/japanese-knotweed.html

Its one of the brands Buhner recommends.
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   Posted 4/30/2018 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
eldonkey said...
Good info. Thank you! Does JKW help fight Candida as well? It’s hard to tell for me what’s wrong with me exactly..


I'd have to look it up in Buhner's book to say for sure. Many of the herbs are anti-Candida, although they probably would not be enough to eradicate a serious Candida overgrowth.

What symotoms have you suspecting Candida? Have you been on long term antibiotics? Have you had any kind of testing for Candida?
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