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Posted by: 14428 (Guest), Monday, July 11, 2011, 7:28pm
I just got my first bottle of Intrinsa and the smell when I opened the bottle is disgusting, is that normal? Most of the other products I have smell wonderful.
Posted by: jayneeo, Monday, July 11, 2011, 8:05pm; Reply: 1
um, well I rather like the smell (which is strong)...it smells like sizzling ghee....its the butyric acid. Perfectly fresh. ;D
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, July 11, 2011, 8:06pm; Reply: 2
Most people have that reaction to Intrinsa...  I happen to like it, but it does have an odor.  I hope it helps you.
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, July 11, 2011, 8:07pm; Reply: 3
I like the smell of Intrinsa.  Call me crazy...but to me it smells like a cross between ghee and vomit.  LOL

But it really will help your gut heal!
Posted by: 14428 (Guest), Monday, July 11, 2011, 8:57pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from Chloe
I like the smell of Intrinsa.  Call me crazy...but to me it smells like a cross between ghee and vomit.  LOL

But it really will help your gut heal!


LOL that's disgusting and yep that's what it smells like...haha. I had to wash my hands and my mouth afterwards  :D Ok well at least I know what to expect, I can use a spoon to get it out of the bottle, and I'll definitely take it if it's gonna do the job...will I notice benefits sooner or later? I know of course it depends on how much damage there is, but would love to hear results you all have had.

I love the smell of ghee, this isn't even close...thanks all ;)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, July 11, 2011, 9:13pm; Reply: 5
Butyrate  so good for your gut!
Posted by: DoS, Monday, July 11, 2011, 9:38pm; Reply: 6
Yeah it smells...
Posted by: 10809 (Guest), Monday, July 11, 2011, 9:44pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Chloe
I like the smell of Intrinsa.  Call me crazy...but to me it smells like a cross between ghee and vomit.  LOL

But it really will help your gut heal!


I agree with the vomit part and the smell stays with me for a while after taking it. Stays on my breath. But it is a good product.
Posted by: 14428 (Guest), Monday, July 11, 2011, 10:21pm; Reply: 8
I think it's the non secretor in me that makes it offensive. I am bothered by smells. I always smell things before I eat them  :D 8)  ;)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, July 11, 2011, 10:22pm; Reply: 9
Butyrate smells like this many cheeses have this smell.  
Posted by: Lola, Monday, July 11, 2011, 10:24pm; Reply: 10
intrinsa smells just like it should.....ghee

I even sprinkle a sup on my salad!!!
go figure......and yes I am weird!! ;)
Posted by: SandrAruba, Monday, July 11, 2011, 10:54pm; Reply: 11
weird is not a bad thing.
Posted by: Patty H, Monday, July 11, 2011, 10:55pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from 14428


LOL that's disgusting and yep that's what it smells like...haha. I had to wash my hands and my mouth afterwards  :D Ok well at least I know what to expect, I can use a spoon to get it out of the bottle, and I'll definitely take it if it's gonna do the job...will I notice benefits sooner or later? I know of course it depends on how much damage there is, but would love to hear results you all have had.

I love the smell of ghee, this isn't even close...thanks all ;)


Isn't your Intrinsa in capsule form?  Mine is . . . so I really can't taste it.
Posted by: 14428 (Guest), Monday, July 11, 2011, 11:31pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from Lola
intrinsa smells just like it should.....ghee

I even sprinkle a sup on my salad!!!
go figure......and yes I am weird!! ;)


OMG Lola LOL....for me it's not like any ghee I've smelled! Different strokes as they say :)

Andrea yes, I agree, and those smells bother me too, like parmesan cheese, or kissing my fiance after he's eaten butter...yuck (shhh)...LOL anyway I had to make sure there wasn't something wrong with it, since all of Dr D's other products smell so good and fresh, like Deflect  ;D

Patty yes, but when I opened the container I nearly fell over, no I couldn't taste it but the smell got on my hand and then my lips when I put the pills in my mouth...LOL I'm very sensitive I guess (dizzy)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, July 11, 2011, 11:36pm; Reply: 14
Way back when my husband visited Dr. D.... he told him he was going to give him licorice, well jeff could not wait to get home and try it. OMG>>> it was nasty black like tar and had to be melted in hot water and drunk like a tea.

I think Dr. D smiled for just a moment when he handed the jar to Jeff. :)
Posted by: 14428 (Guest), Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 12:10am; Reply: 15
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Way back when my husband visited Dr. D.... he told him he was going to give him licorice, well jeff could not wait to get home and try it. OMG>>> it was nasty black like tar and had to be melted in hot water and drunk like a tea.

I think Dr. D smiled for just a moment when he handed the jar to Jeff. :)


LOL LOL bad bad Dr D...haha... ;)
Posted by: 10809 (Guest), Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 12:13am; Reply: 16
Quoted from Lola
intrinsa smells just like it should.....ghee

I even sprinkle a sup on my salad!!!
go figure......and yes I am weird!! ;)


Talk about dedicated. lol I  have to scrub my hands after touching them. I am a super taster with a super sniffer.
Posted by: 14922 (Guest), Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 12:32am; Reply: 17
Oh great!! I'm going to order some and I'm super sensitive to gnarly smells.

Even the Hunter Activator and Catalyst caps smell horrible. Although my cat thinks they smell great haha!! Go figure
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, September 22, 2011, 8:55pm; Reply: 18
Well I got my Intrinsa, and this morning i didn't even notice the smell lol, I had just opened the container and popped 2 caps in my mouth no problem and no taste or smell.

this evening i pop 2 caps in a pill box to remind me to take them later, Amber walked in the hall and asked me if i had be eating Parmesan  cheese. I didn't know what she was talking about.

I then took a sniff of my fingers and the pill box. OMG strong, but not really nasty TBH.

Any way i have prepared for this and you no what that say, "time spent on reconnaissance is rarely wasted".
Posted by: Dianne, Thursday, November 3, 2011, 2:39am; Reply: 19
Got my first bottle of Intrinsia yesterday and took 2 on an empty stomach. Noticed a big difference when I woke up...my insides feel calm and relaxed. Took two with breakfast and the sense of well being has increased. Two with dinner...my insides are thanking me! I am very impressed and pleased with such an immediate, positive reaction. I don't have candida so that could be a reason why I'm not having any violent reactions. I have other gut issues, this is a very promising supplement.

It smells like well aged parmesan cheese which I love. Thanks Dr. D'Adamo for your formulations.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, November 3, 2011, 2:55am; Reply: 20
I love the stuff and what irt does, but I thought it should be taken on an empty stomach. I took mine first thing on the morning and last thing at night initially but changed it so that my second portion was taken mid afternoon between meals, seemed to work even better. I only took it for a month (one bottle) but I'm thinking of getting a few more in the near future when i have finished other supps.
Posted by: Spring, Thursday, November 3, 2011, 4:48am; Reply: 21
What's wrong with just eating some ghee?
Posted by: KimonoKat, Thursday, November 3, 2011, 8:05am; Reply: 22
Quoted from Spring
What's wrong with just eating some ghee?


Well, not everyone can eat just fat, I don't think.....

I'm sure a senior member will chime in.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, November 3, 2011, 11:51am; Reply: 23
concentration is not the same-- also intrinsia is mixed with other things to help it work better.

Here is the info on it.--
Quoted Text
Created for use in his clinical practice, Dr. D’Adamo has blended two synergistic dietary nutrients, Butyric Acid and Caprylic Acid, with Larch Arabinogalactan to create a superior formula to protect and support stomach, intestine, and colon health.

Butyric acid is a short-chain fatty acid, which supports the health and healing of cells in the small and large intestine, and serves the natural processes of aerobic energy metabolism. Short-chain fatty acids can have the protective ability of impeding the proliferation of damaging cells in the colon, and have been associated with helping to maintain healthy blood lipid and sugar levels.

Caprylic acid is a medium-chain fatty acid that is absorbed from the intestines and carried by blood lipids. However, medium-chain fatty acids have more difficulty in penetrating fatty cell walls. In the Intrinsa formula, caprylic acid works synergistically with butyric acid — a short-chain fatty acid — so that it can more easily penetrate tissues in the body such as muscles, joints, and sinuses. Caprylic acid is known to have anti-fungal properties.

Mounting evidence also suggests that some of the naturally derived, medium-chain, saturated fatty acids also possess anti-microbial and anti-parasitic properties. Larch arabinogalactan further enhances the Intrinsa formula, improving gastrointestinal health by increasing gut microflora, and offering immune enhancing properties. Magnesium acts to stabilize and blend the two protective fatty acids.
Posted by: Spring, Thursday, November 3, 2011, 11:54am; Reply: 24
Well, I can eat ghee and I love it! HOWEVER, I don't eat a lot, but it doesn't take a lot to make my stomach feel good anyway!
Posted by: Spring, Thursday, November 3, 2011, 11:57am; Reply: 25
I  take magnesium and ARA. Caprylic acid is around if things get out of hand.
Posted by: Dianne, Thursday, November 3, 2011, 12:41pm; Reply: 26
I've been eating ghee for several years, I'd probably have to eat a pound a day to get the concentration that is in Intrinsia as Andrea mentioned. I can't eat too much fat, no gallbladder and my Swamie fats are low.

Also if one has gut issues it is different.

The bottle does not specify with or without a meal as some of the other bottles do, but I think on an empty stomach is what I will do from now on.

Policymaker - Did you see the article that Dr. D'Adamo wrote on amaranth? Just for the fun of it I went in and changed my SWAMIE as if I had cancer (which I don't) and guess what? The only change in the whole diet report was that amaranth got changed from bennie to diamond. Interesting. I think you for good measure I will add this to my daily diet. It is apparently great for colon health. I know it has much more fiber than teff. I get oat bran as a bennie which I've been enjoying and now I'll add this to it. I soak everything overnight and cook it with my diamond apple. It sounds generally good for overall health.
Posted by: Spring, Thursday, November 3, 2011, 12:47pm; Reply: 27
I have used amaranth for years, and I think it is wonderful! As I've said before, though, every grocery here stopped carrying it for some reason. Now I have to order it.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, November 3, 2011, 12:59pm; Reply: 28
With you on the amaranth, I'm baking the amaranth bread that was on that page. it has to cook for about another hour but smells lovely. (a little treat for Emily when she comes back from swimming.

http://drpeterjdadamo.com/BAS/2011/11/amaranth/
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, November 3, 2011, 1:06pm; Reply: 29
a question on the cooking of the bread i halved the quantities as i didn't have a big enough pot, so how much less do you think i should cook it for,

The full quantity would be two hours, I'm going for about 1 and a half hours as a guess.
Posted by: Dianne, Thursday, November 3, 2011, 2:06pm; Reply: 30
I think 1.50 hours would be fine. One hour I believe would not be enough. It has to do with the baking through the thickness. Did you follow the recipe to a tee or did you change it up a bit. Let us know how it turns out. It sounds delicious and I too am interested in making it. Best of wishes for your appointment tomorrow.

Good for Emily to have a dad like you! I had a wonderful father who was a cook and baker and loved his children so much. Once a week on one of his days off, he would bake bread; it was therapeutic for him and yummy for all of us! :)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, November 3, 2011, 3:09pm; Reply: 31
Well it didn't exactly go to plan, Took it out after a hour and a half and it was too gooey, could put it back again so a let it cool for a bit, turned it out and then put it in the oven for 30 mins, so it is now cooling but crunchy on the outside lol, should of left it to the resident pastry chef amber.

spent a hour cleaning the kitchen lol sooo much stuff to make a little cake.

it tastes like a fruit cake, kinda like it but it would need perfecting or just following the recipe somehow with a bigger pot. I think it's more of a adult taste to it, but i did put less molasses in it for Emily's benefit, so perhaps better to stick to the right amounts, but definitely worth trying.
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