Hi VanJordan, first of all thanks for all the answers and posts in here - much appreciated. I've been reading old mike and co in here for many years so thanks also to those guys.
I really like the sound of this theory and many of the ideas seem to fit with how I have reacted personally over the years- for example red meat, dairy and alcohol are the three main triggers for me to avoid. I am on mesalazine tablets and enemas. The tablets keep things fairly quite but every few weeks I have to use the enemas to stop new bleeding in a constant cycle. Incidentally the bouts of bleeding seem to coincide every time with if I get a cold - could that fit with the theory somehow? I have been on holiday in the past at all inclusive resorts where you can eat anything and took this as a challenge to fill myself with as much healthy fruit and veg as possible (unsustainable at home) - these have been the only times in recent years my bowel movements have been great. - Is this possibly a likely combo of increased butyrate and antioxidants?
So on that note I've gone and bought a ton of supplements as follows (I'm UK based).:
Pomegranate extract - supplemented.co.uk -
**Pomegranate Extract (90% Ellagic Acid) 250mg Capsules - 180 - £11.**
Milk Thistle - Amazon - Milk Thistle Extract 7500mg - 80% Silymarin - £6.99
Grapeseed extract - supplemented.co.uk (tablets)
vitamin C: camu powder - [Superfood Outlet Organic Camu Camu Powder 1kg](https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VTMJQKG/ref=crt_ewc_title_oth_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1VXL2W0ZMJK3 "Superfood Outlet Organic Camu Camu Powder 1kg") £24.99, rosehip powder, or acerola cherry powder
Orange Juice and cherries consuming more of.
Rutin - 50-100mg/day - Amazon -[Rutin 500mg | 120 Vegan Tablets | Natural…](https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08TQPVBD9/ref=crt_ewc_title_oth_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A4GQDSVHXXKAQ "Rutin 500mg | 120 Vegan Tablets | Natural Bioflavonoid Source | High Strength | Non-GMO, Gluten Free Supplement | No Artificial Preservatives | by Horbaach") £9.99
N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) - supplemented.co.uk
COQ10 - [Powerful CoQ10 Complex - 300mg Max Strength,…](https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B095STZGW1/ref=crt_ewc_title_oth_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3PW5D6E7RX1ZZ "Powerful CoQ10 Complex - 300mg Max Strength, 120 Capsules | Boosted with Kale, Flaxseed, Garlic and More | High Absorption Naturally Fermented Co Enzyme Q10 for Heart Health and Energy | Made in UK") - Amazon £19.99
I haven't got turmeric or probutyrate yet (turmeric gives me headaches and probutyrate was crazy money for me.) Didn't get quercetin as I went overkill on rutin on and this is better form of quercetin I believe ultimately? I also didn't pick up Vit e - I need to look closer at that and buy some.
I've started taking all of the tablets pretty much immediately as I have them all previously with no adverse affects on their own in a bid to get on top of this in my excitement (I know I know stupid). So far so good, better formed stools, no bleeding yet (it's only been a week however) despite having more beer and burgers than ever (very hot weather - very rare for me. I must say I have tons more mental energy now, feel better in that sense but a bit early to tell.
Now for the list of questions (sorry):
Oral Mesalazine - is known apparently to cause loose stools ironically - when did you taper off - is it wise to? Should I be hitting myself with the mesalazine enemas too for a period just to get things well under control then just take the anti oxidants?
Exercise - I do intensive exercise a couple of times a week - I used to take vit c before but will change this to CAMU CAMU berry. What are your thoughts on Zinc L carnosine before exercise too (I have also heard that Vit c can kill off some of the benefits of exercise strangely).
Dark Chocolate - any good as a ROS anti oxidant? ANother one I love but gives me headaches in higher quantities.
Selenium - I'm thinking I'll add a few brazil nuts every day?
Any thoughts on Triphala powder as an antioxidant?
Thanks again - hopefully.