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Oxidal - Liquid Mix Of MB, Caffeine And Benzoic Acid

Discussion in 'IdeaLabs' started by haidut, May 8, 2015.

  1. Wagner83

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    I was thinking about some stuff and decided to investigate the interactions between mb and gaba:

    Methylene blue inhibits GABAA receptors by interaction with GABA binding site

    I don't know how it would translate to humans but perhaps the negative effects seen in some people at 'low' doses can be explained by these properties as well. Of course it makes one wonder if an excess of gaba could be taken care of by mb.
     
  2. Soren

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    Could this supplement cause twitching say from the Methylene Blue? Been supplementing 2 drops a day for about a month and had some twitching develop in my right hand. Didn't take it this morning and no twitching.
     
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    Even stranger is that I use MB for sleep at times. Knocks me out and keeps me deep in it.
     
  4. Wagner83

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    Haidut told me the dose used in the stusy is extremely high.

    "The IC50 of MB in that study was 31uM. That would requite an oral dose of 100mg+ daily for several days, assuming 75% bioavailability. Hopefully, nobody on the forum is taking that much as the serotonin elevation would much more concerning than the GABA antagonism."
     
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    Oh, yea! that's high. I usually do about 1-2mg for sleep.
     
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    It can, if it elevates serotonin. Twitching is a common sign of elevated serotonin. Just 2 drops should not be causing such effects but as @Wagner83 mentioned, apparently even lower doses can cause issues when combined with certain foods.
     
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    Thanks. I'm curious as to which foods that might be. Gave some MB to family member suffering with Parkinson's disease and she said that whilst on it she felt more jittery. I think a lot of PD stems from serotonin and gut issues that contribute to high levels of serotonin.

    If i think back to when i started twitching it was only after the reintroduction of certain grains and a few days where I had PUFA from fries.
     
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    Hopefully, @Wagner83 can chime in. I think he noticed it from quite a few foods. I personally only get it from aged cheeses or when drinking a lot of alcohol (which is itself serotonergic).
     
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    I simply checked the foods high in tyramine and it seemed to match. You goggle it you should find plenty of references. One drop at once may be too much and haidut suggested it does build up. Amazoniac thinks 100mcg every other day (three days?) is better. I think cheeses like quarck cheese were fine for me (didn't try cottage cheese). Not convinced by chocolate, bread etc..
    Despite @Travis' attempt at switching on a light in my brain with his post, I'm still not sure if high-serotonin foods would be bad as well or if it wouldn't be an issue.
     
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