Excellent and cost-effective
Posted by 5618958726650846717 on Jun 03, 2013
I was using Lumina Silica Drops and Bio-Sil before. Nothing wrong with those products but at the rate I was chugging down the stuff, I had to look for something that made better sense in the long term. Horsetail is just as effective and cheaper!
Glutathione Recycling with this Advanced B Complex
Posted by 5618958726650846717 on Dec 14, 2016
I’d never given any thought about B Complexes in my life, that is, until now. The times I had taken random, generic ones before my only impressions were that they turned my pee bright yellow - money down the toilet if more of it ended there than in my body with a feeling of an unnatural, caffeine-like hit. I’m taking this now as part of a cluster of supplements like n-acetyl-cysteine and other antioxidants for glutathione recycling, addressing chronic fatigue, anxiety, insomnia from autoimmune. This formulation removes the head-scratching and endless reading of labels trying to collect different Bs as separate supplements to get critical balances right. The effect was almost immediate. The quality of my sleep has been much better than in the last several years before I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I wake up feeling rested, refreshed, optimistic. I do feel like I’ve taken another step towards recovery with this supplement.
Nearly 46 years old and have been taking 15 drops 3x a day
Posted by 5618958726650846717 on Feb 11, 2013
I've been on this product for about 2 weeks. Didn't notice a difference until I upped the dose to 3x a day. My skin's as soft as a baby's bottom, with markedly less hair loss when I shampoo my hair... maybe by about three times! Will continue to monitor at 3x a day for another 2 weeks before deciding on a lower maintenance dose. Thank you! Will buy again.
Don't think so
Posted by 5618958726650846717 on Apr 29, 2013
Poor absorption - have had to take four times the amount to notice a difference. Going back to BioSil.
Has stopped my hair falling out
Posted by 5618958726650846717 on Nov 10, 2014
This is my second bottle. I have halved the amount daily for maintenance. Great for nails as well. Not so much skin. Will order again.
Recommended adaptogen for gut inflammation and constipation
Posted by 5618958726650846717 on Dec 04, 2016
I'm taking this as part of a 4R Program of gut healing addressing Graves' and Hashimoto's which includes l-glutamine, homemade coconut yoghurt with about 10-12 probiotic strains from 2 brands of probiotics, etc. It's noticeable when I've missed a day of licorice root at this brand's suggested 2 capsules 3 times a day dose - my stomach bloats badly! It's also been helping with chronic constipation with more frequent and substantial bowel movements without needing additional supplementation of psyllium husk and a bowel cleanse. Good stuff - still on my first bottle! Will be buying more!
More useful for MILD hyperthyroidism
I found this useful only at the beginning of my treatment paired with conventional antithyroid medication, while closely monitoring with regular lab work (once every 6 weeks to 2 months) and learning to re-interpret optimal thyroid values from "normal" reference ranges as recognised in conventional medicine. I didn't have the support of my conventional endocrinologist. I live in a developing country that's at least 30 years behind the West in attitudes towards self-empowered healthcare. Using references from functional medicine journals, I tried much higher doses of Bugleweed than even suggested on the label without ill effect but it got to a point of diminishing returns. Eventually I stayed with acetyl-l-carnitine and l-carnitine which changed my thyroid values very quickly. In fact, far more quickly than expected that I went the other way into hyPO. In a sense, this was deliberate, to counter more dangerous hyPER.
Posted by 5618958726650846717 on Nov 22, 2013
Rich lather. Even Johnson's baby bath is drying in comparison. I didn't give it 4 5 stars as the effects have worn off after a couple of weeks' continuous washing, once or twice a day.
Estrogen mimicker: NOT recommended for those hormone-sensitive uterine/ovarian conditions
Posted by 5618958726650846717 on Jan 13, 2017
I have autoimmune hyperthyroidism as well as PCOS (the two often go hand-in-hand). I was not aware of the possible side effects of milk thistle. It seemed to work fairly well up to a point WHEN combined with Christopher's Original Formulas for Liver and Gallbladder... On its own, it had given me flatulence and uncomfortable, scatty, watery stools. On the final evening, it triggered severe bloating, constipation, cramping, pain, intestinal blockage requiring emergency surgery. I'm not saying it was the milk thistle directly since I have the aforementioned underlying conditions but I won't be taking it again.
Arrhythmia, palpitations and angina
I had been taking CoQ10 to address arrhythmia, palpitations and angina at 200mg a day for months now without noticing much effect until I increased it to 300mg 10 days ago. This seems to be the one supplement for the heart that consistently works - I have tried a few such as Lemon Balm, Hawthorn, Motherwort, Valerian root, Vitamin D3, cod liver oil and am still on a few of those - I have much less that frantic, weak double-skip flutter that my heart does at night, needing fewer beta blockers. I've been feeling much less strain. I haven't needed any beta blockers this week. It's got me intrigued so that I found out about the more efficient CoQ10 form Ubiquinol and PQQ today.
Not great - for general use only
I started on this fish oil earlier this year before I began to understand more about fish oils. You need 6-8 of these to get to more therapeutic levels of DHA and EPA, to address heart arrhythmia and palpitations. Around the same time I increased the fish oil capsules from 2 a day to 6, I also increased my intake of CoQ10 from 200 to 300mg, the latter which I believe is what improved my heart. Not this particular fish oil. I have since switched from this fish oil to cod liver oil which on top of higher quantities of Omega-3s also contains Vitamins A and D., together with MK-7 for Vitamin K2 - they work synergistically. I give the same to my daughter who has bruxism and cavities to rebuild her enamel.
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