Posted by Liz
on September 02, 2000 at 13:24:02:
In Reply to: FYI about SerenAid posted by Devin Houston on July 03, 2000 at 18:27:57:
: I would like to introduce myself to this message board. My name is Devin Houston, I am a scientist and formulator of SerenAid. My Ph.D. is real (Univ. South Alabama, 1987) and I have been researching enzymes for 20 years. I would just like to bullet some of the major items concerning SerenAid.
: 1. I receive no compensation for sales of SerenAid!
: 2. There are 2 patents pending on SerenAid.
: 3. I formulated SerenAid while employed at National Enzyme Company. I was the Sr. Manager of R&D.
: 4. I currently am a consultant for Klaire Laboratories.
: 5. SerenAid was not designed to replace the GFCF diet; it is to supplement the diet.
: 6. Your child may still take SerenAid even if he/she is not on the diet.
: 7. In testing, better results were usually observed with those children not on the diet, which makes sense since those who are on the diet had less peptides for SerenAid to work on; therefore, kids on the diet were already obtaining benefit from decreased intake of casein and gluten.
: 8. A competing product is due to be released in July, called Enzyme Aid. Kirkman produces the product. I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!! I won't comment on whether their product works, because I don't know what's in their product or whether it has been tested. I would appreciate Kirkman's not making uninformed comments concerning SerenAid!!
: 9. SerenAid does NOT contain casein.
: 10. Feel free to e-mail me with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
: Thank you, and my best to you in your endeavors!
wonder if anyone out there has had a similar experience with serenaid....
i recently stopped giving my son serenaid after 3 months cos he seemed to be getting progressively worse sleep problems and occasional sudden crying/screaming fits.
in fact when i had his urine tested after 1 month on serenaid and 4 months on a strict gfcf diet, his casomorphin and gliadorphin levels were way up there. i checked with the lab i did the test with and they said that they came across quite a few children on serenaid with the similarly high readings and suspect there may be a problem with serenaid.
in fact when i took my son off serenaid, he started sleeping 1-2 hours earlier and that much longer, after only a couple of days, and his strange crying and screaming gradually disappeared!
would love to hear from anyone who can explain this!