How do I know if I am taking an effective product against parasites?
You will need to do a blood test to be sure you are not taking an ineffective product. I recommend an enzyme test called a hemagglutinin or H-I test.
The H-I test is a blood test for the enzymes called amylase and hemagglutinin. Amylase is an enzyme that is produced in the gut lining. Hemagglutinin is the protein that is normally produced in the skin. How is it done?
The hemagglutinin test can be done by the patient himself or by a technician who will do it for him. The technician will inject a sample of blood (containing amylase and hemagglutinin) into a small tube. The patient will be instructed to lie on a backboard for 15-20 minutes. The technician will monitor the patient's heart rate and blood pressure and will then give the patient some drugs that will help stimulate the production of the enzymes.
If you think that you may have parasites, it's important to see your doctor as soon as possible. The treatment will likely be expensive and it may take up to a year before you're symptom-free. If your blood test results are positive, there is some hope for the future.