I have no idea what's going to happen so I'm keeping an accounting of my experiences just in case it actually does something.
For those of you who are wondering, What the hell is Limu?, I will explain...briefly because I'm not really sure I'm clear on it either. And for the record, I am not affiliated with Limu and am only drinking it because a friend told me I should. That could change if it is as awesome as she claims. To be honest, I'm curious. And skeptical. Because how can it do all the things it claims to do?
Basically, Limu is a drink comprised mostly of Fucoidan. Fucoidan is an extract that comes from brown seaweed somewhere near New Zealand called Tongal. We know that seaweed has a lot of good benefits but Limu claims to have close to 100 benefits. Everything from preventing cancer, to weight loss, to better skin, cardiovascular support, GI tract support, reducing inflammation, helps eyes, teeth, gums, cholesterol, depression, boosts energy levels...the list goes on and on.
It sounds too good to be true. But if even 10% of the reported benefits are true, it would be amazing
My body ailments are as follows: Candida, bloating, strange eye swelling issue that doctors can't diagnose or seem to fix, hair falling out, grouchiness, lack of energy, sluggish metabolism that won't increase despite exercise and diet... Just a few things, right? ;)
There are three variations of Limu.
The Original Limu - Fucoidan extract plus mango and papaya.
The Blu Frog Energy Drink - Fucoidan plus some caffeine.
A Meal Replacement Powder - I'm told it tastes like a milk shake.
I'm taking the Original.
DAY ONE - two days ago
Starting weight: ???
Energy level: Low
I drank one ounce of Limu Original and one ounce of the Energy Drink this evening at about 8pm. The taste sucks. Everyone else says it tastes good but I hate mango and papaya. (shrug) Whatever, I'll do the shots. In my drinking days I drank worse.
Right away, I felt a little buzz in my body. Not enough to be classified as jittery, but definitely something was going on. About an hour later, I was definitely feeling more buzz, not jittery but a little uncomfortable. Definitely more energy. Had a lot of energy before bedtime around 11, but was able to go to sleep just fine.
DAY TWO - yesterday
Energy level: High
Grouchiness: Low to none
I woke up a couple times during the night feeling full of energy like I had slept 6 hours but only 2 hours had passed. Had no problem falling back asleep.
I woke up at 5am for work and my body was still buzzing. My body also hurt, whole body soreness/uncomfortableness but nothing serious.
Usually I am a bump on a log at work until about 8am when I start to wake up and even then I'm not in the best mood. I've been feeling really drained and unhappy lately so I was very surprised to find not only did I have full energy, I was in a peppy mood.
The mood lasted all day. ALL DAY. Seriously. Usually by about 2pm, I'm struggling to stay awake and positive. And then I usually crash around 4pm when I get home. But not yesterday. My energy level was high all day and I felt positive all day. Definitely something new.
I took my Limu shot around 6pm. I had energy all night and was happy until bed time around 11pm.
Also interesting to note, my urine and eliminations of the day smelled quite yeasty and very strong. I also passed quite a bit of mucous - Candida? Maybe. Limu is supposed to help with yeast. We'll see.
DAY THREE - today
Weight: 130 lbs
Energy level: High
I woke up a couple times during the night again same as before. Upon awaking, I felt the buzzing and body soreness. It's really uncomfortable but manageable.
I went to the doctor. My weight was 130 lbs. But when I looked in the mirror, I swear I looked slimmer. Not significantly but just a little bit. I also don't feel as bloated today, despite the fact that I had gluten free pizza last night. I put on a pair of jeans that usually pinch a bit, but today, they felt little less pinchy. Awesome!
I decided to take Limu early today so I wouldn't feel so buzzed at night time. I took it around 11am. Lo and behold, shortly thereafter, I felt super buzzy and a little anxious. It eventually passed and then for the rest of the day I felt happy and full of energy. Almost like I was on something. My boyfriend and I were giggling a lot and joking that we felt high. (He's trying it too.)
Seriously, what the hell is Fucoidan and why didn't I know about it sooner?
Again, my eliminations and urine were yeasty and strong. I got a headache toward the end of the day. Not sure if it's Limu but it could be a detox symptom... Here's to hoping!