Great for insomnia, anxiety and anger!
I've tried so many supplements, medicine and methods to help me sleep better or deal with anger/anxiety. But none have worked so well as Holy Basil. It calms me down without sedating me. I've become so laid back and relaxed I almost feel like a different person! It has helped my inter-personal relationships greatly. This is a must-have for me.
Great for social anxiety and irritability
Theanine helps me to cope with the anxiety I experience whenever I am faced with a social situation. It makes me calm, happy and more sociable. It's also good at calming my irritability during those times of month, or whenever I take too much caffeine. I used to take the Source Naturals brand but prefer this as it contains less Theanine (too much can make me a bit spacey).
Focused and angry
DMAE made me very focused but very angry. I had to stop taking it.
It made me depressed
I had high hopes for this source of choline. Unfortunately, it made me very depressed on the first day I took it. This was followed by some nausea the next day then bad temper over the next 2 days. I will wait for another week before trying this again. If the same thing happens, I will look for another choline source (unfortunately, I also react badly to CDP-Choline). This doesn't mean it won't work well for others. I am very sensitive to supplements which affect the CNS.
Amazing anti-oxidant and heart protector
Posted by ALoren on Oct 18, 2010
Taking this not only because it is a good anti-oxidant (high ORAC) but because scientific studies have shown that taking it regularly can reduce the atherosclerotic plaques in our arteries! Amazing preventive!
Amazing natural antibiotic
Posted by ALoren on Oct 18, 2010
Because of this, I no longer have to keep going to the doctor to take anti-biotics for the throat infections which I am easily susceptible to. I usually take it until the infection clears and 3-5 more days afterwards. Oregano Oil not only kills bacteria, but fungus too! The only thing I don't like about it is the funny aftertaste, which is very minor compared to the great benefits I am getting from it. I usually take probiotics 3 hours after taking this to replenish the good bacteria and up to 3 weeks after stopping.
I bought CDP-Choline to improve my memory but taking it everyday made me short-tempered. I might try it again but will reduce the frequency.
Helps with sleep and remembering dreams
I just started taking Bacopa less than 3 weeks ago. However, from the first or second day of taking it, I notice that I can sleep and remember my dreams more easily (I rarely remembered them before). I expect to see more changes (especially in my memory) as I continue taking this (most people say you need at least 6 weeks to see an improvement). The only con side I can see is a slight sedation on some days after taking this.
One of the best anti-oxidants
I read somewhere that this is one of the best anti-oxidants...even better than Vitamin C, E and CoQ10 at neutralizing certain kinds of free radicals, so I consider this to be a must-have. I've noticed that my memory and sense of connection has improved since I started taking it.
Makes me feel flat/disconnected
Posted by ALoren on Mar 24, 2013
It made me feel calmer the first time I took it, but after the second or third dose, it started to make me feel flat/disconnected. I'm not sure which ingredient caused it. Possibly its due to taking too many calming ingredients at the same time (the combined effect may be stronger) as I can take Theanine, GABA and Holy Basil separately with no problems (can't take too much GABA, though). This is my first time taking a supplement with Relora.
More alert but too stimulating
Posted by ALoren on Oct 01, 2014
This makes me more alert but get angry more easily.
Helps me to sleep better but makes me angry
This helps me to sleep better, but I notice that after a few days it makes me get angry more easily. This must be because it can increase the level of thyroid hormones. It may work well for others, but its not for me.