NOTE: this is about B15, not B17 folks. :-)
Thank you Gary for sharing your story!
When I was about a year old, I was diagnosed with severe asthma after two cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus, a few visits to NICU, and dozens to the ER. Since that time, I have used just about every preventative steroid and prescription medication on the market. I had one of the top pediatric lung specialists in the nation for twelve years and a highly qualified team of pulmonologists who saw me regularly. Yet, in spite of all of this, I still found it difficult or impossible to control the asthma. It was so out of control that I had to drop out of the college I was attending because of environmental triggers. I was rushed to the hospital via ambulance twice with asthma complications. My life has not been terrible by any stretch of the word, but asthma has definitely controlled and dictated a great many things that I can or cannot do.
In May of 2013, I was sent to the ER with an asthma attack that wasn’t being stopped by a rescue inhaler and with rapid decline in oxygen levels. In June of 2013, Sandi Rog introduced me to dimethylglycine (Vitamin B-15), and gave me a box of it. I started taking 500mg a day, and within two weeks my top trigger (allergies) was eradicated. This was in the summer, when that trigger is at its peak! I had been using very powerful antihistamines (usually two or three different ones at once), that were not effective at all. I haven’t touched an allergy medication since B-15. I increased my dose to 1000mg daily, and I haven’t had an asthma attack (or even asthma distress) since July of 2013.
By September of 2013, with daily use of B-15 (1000mg), Dr. Suskin, my pulmonologist, told me that my Forced Expiratory Volume-1 (the maximum amount of air you can forcefully exhale in one second) was at 130%. The average FEV-1 output of healthy individuals is 80%! Not only was B-15 getting my allergies and breathing under control, it was actually improving my pulmonary health beyond that of a healthy, asthma-free individual!
Now, I don’t even think about inhalers. I don’t take it with me anywhere because I don’t need it. Now, I hike, run, lift weights daily, and do whatever I want without worry. Before B-15, I was going through an inhaler every three weeks. I’ve had the same inhaler now for months. While I do still use a preventative medication (though much less frequently), it is the last in a long line of medications that I have been checking off the list. I have referred several people to this vitamin, and I highly recommend it to anyone having issues with asthma.
If it had not been for Sandi Rog, and her introducing me to this vitamin, I would still be harming my body with hundreds of micrograms of corticosteroids. I would still be going to the ER once a month. I would still be wheezing for air after a quarter-mile jog. I have been greatly blessed with these wonderful friends and good health, and I would not be where I am without them, or B-15.