Questions: How long does Nicosan take to boost the HB level? Do you have a patients record or blood test results where I can actual see the improvements?
Answer: It took me about 3 months before my Hgb got a boost, but even then, I just went from my normal baseline of 8.5 to 10.6. I've been hanging in the 10s ever since. I don't have any clinical documentation on this but this is just my personal experience. Nicosan has no claims of improving the blood levels, it just helps to reduce the sickling of the cells by introducing more oxygen into the red blood cells and helping them to retain their round shape. Less sickling means less cells are dying every 10 days, which means less jaundice, and slightly less anemia.
Nicosan doesn't function to increase your HgB levels. The primary function of Nicosan, is to introduce oxygen into the sickle cells allowing them to retain the normal round red blood cell shape. The anemia is a by product of having sickle cells that die every 10 days versus healthy cells that live for 90-120 days. The overall value of Nicosan is that since the red blood cells aren't the sickle shape anymore, they aren't clumping together, hence less pain and less crises. I didn't notice an increase in my HgB values at all...and now, I'm still technically 'anemic' 10.8 at the highest; but don't have any pain, and don't have any crises. Nicosan does not work to reduce the anemia...it works on stopping crises and pain.