Does Genesis Gold® have side effects?
Well, frankly everything potentially has side effects.
Genesis Gold® is a foundational hypothalamic formula – which means it not only supports optimal hypothalamus function which balances hormones, it helps support optimal cellular metabolism.
And when the body gets what it needs to function optimally- there are side effects of healing.
The most common side effects are associated with detoxification.
Before balancing your hormones, your hypothalamus needs to clean the house. That means clearing stored toxins. Detoxification can be very unpleasant.
Increased urination, defecation, and sweating can occur as your body gets rid of toxins. If your liver and gut are not functioning well, your skin can breakout in rashes and pimples. That’s because when you can’t release toxins through your bowels, they get released through your skin.
Sometimes headaches can occur as you’re detoxifying. Drinking lots of fluids can help your body clear toxins faster. Also, be sure you’re having at least daily bowel movements by increasing your fiber and water intake to help clear toxins.
And if detoxification reactions are too overwhelming, you can slow it down by reducing your dose of Genesis Gold® to 1/3 of your body weight for the first week and taper up your dose slowly.
Another potential side effect is gastrointestinal upset – gas, bloating, maybe some change in your bowel movements. And that usually comes from intestinal dysbiosis which means that the friendly bacteria in your intestine are out of balance, and you may have any overgrowth of nonbeneficial organisms or even pathogens. If you have an overgrowth, particularly with Candida, you’re going to notice more bloating and gas when taking Genesis Gold®. That’s because the micronutrients in Genesis Gold® are not just feeding you, they’re going to feed your bugs. So if they’re friendly flora great, but if they’re not beneficial to you, you’re going to notice gastrointestinal upset until your intestinal flora is back in balance.
In fact, I use Genesis Gold® when I suspect a patient has intestinal dysbiosis and they don’t want to go through stool testing. Usually, within a few days, they’ll start noticing some bloating and then I treat either their Candida or SIBO -small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Once treated they can get back on the Genesis Gold® and they’re fine.
The third most common side effect is a healing crisis. When you’re healing, sometimes things get worse before they get better. Some people think of it as a side effect when all of a sudden their eczema flares or they feel a little moodier. But it’s actually your hypothalamus. When it finally gets the support it needs, your hypothalamus can get a little dysregulated before it regulates. And oftentimes you’re not going to appreciate it.
For instance, hot flashes can tend to get a little worse before they get better. It’s your hypothalamus trying to correct your internal thermostat and it can take a few weeks before hot flashes subside.
Sleep usually will start to improve, although, in the beginning, you may have more dreams even nightmares. That’s because your hypothalamus is not only detoxifying your physical body, but it’s also cleaning up your subconscious. The hypothalamus is the gatekeeper for your thalamus, your emotional center. I suggest you keep a dream journal to record and try to decipher what’s going on.
This level of healing is a good sign that you’re physically in better balance. Healing the emotional and mental centers helps to completely heal the body.
Sometimes what you believe is your most pressing health issue is not what your hypothalamus needs to get back in balance first. For instance, if you start Genesis Gold® because you’re overweight and you haven’t detoxified first, you haven’t worked on your subconscious issues, your thyroid is out of balance, your adrenals are out of balance and your glucose metabolism is out of balance then all this needs to be corrected in order to lose that fat for good.
If your hypothalamus ramps up your metabolism and you begin burning more energy in your toxic cells, you will have more inflammation. So your hypothalamus detoxes your cells first. That’s the great wisdom of your hypothalamus.
Sometimes what feels like a side effect is actually part of hypothalamic healing.
Now, if you have allergies to any of the ingredients in Genesis Gold®, that’s different. Although most people have hypersensitivities rather than true IgE allergies. Once your hypothalamus becomes more in balance with Genesis Gold®, your immune system becomes less hypersensitive.
Healing your hypothalamus takes time – at least 90 days. So be patient with your body. It probably took a long time to get so out of balance in the first place. It’s my honor to help you on your healing journey as Genesis Gold® helps heal the root of your hormone and health issues.