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Aloha, I'm a geneticist and I'm tangentially interested in supplements and natural living. I've tried about, erm, a gazillion products and most of them I never re-order. But there are several that I have found to work, and work well. So if you're interested in my opinions, please feel free to peruse my reviews and look for items that I have given four- or five-stars — those are the products that actually work and that I order again and again from iHerb. Mahalo nui loa, and aloha!

My Reviews

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Another Gaia Success

Posted on Aug 21, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

This is yet another Gaia product that I love! In the past, I've been a bit suspicious of herbal tinctures generally, since they seem to vary wildly in constitution and quality. Gaia's Black Walnut tincture is potent, and it tastes rich and surprisingly fresh. If you're looking for Black Walnut to use as part of a parasite cleanse, look no further.

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Great, But Not For Those With Sensitive Teeth

Posted on Jan 10, 2013

3 people found the following review helpful

Now Foods, Solutions, Xyli•White Toothpaste Gel is mostly great. It really does clean and whiten teeth without fluoride and without drying the mouth. It removes plaque, too, and keeps it from re-forming, which I believe is due to the Xylitol in this product's formula. Soon after I started using this product, I did notice that my teeth were becoming much more sensitive, and after using this product for several months hot and cold beverages were downright painful. Now, I alternate Now Foods, Solutions, Xyli•White Toothpaste Gel with Auromere, Herbal Toothpaste, Fresh Mint, and that's been a great combination for me.

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Genuine Vetiver

Posted on Dec 21, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

Maroma, Encens d’ Auroville, Vetiver incense really does smell of Vetiver, which is unusual since most "Vetiver" products smell only remotely like that substance. This isn't an especially sweet scent — it's more earthy and grounding — and to my nose this incense is solidly in the "Oriental" category of scents; According to Maroma it contains oils of Vetiver, Lemongrass, and Cedarwood.

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A Great Choice for Men

Posted on Dec 21, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

I've found Source Naturals, Swedish Flower Pollen to be effective for Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), as well as being a good general tonic for the male reproductive organs. In my experience, the effects were noticeable within a few days. I like the manufacturer, Source Naturals, and I think that the price is about right for the quality and quantity provided.

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For Some, Very Effective

Posted on Dec 21, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

I bought Now Foods, Ashwagandha to help with the symptoms of adrenal fatigue. After several weeks of taking the supplement, I didn't feel any differently; I wasn't any more refreshed or rested but I also wasn't feeling unwell. So as far as my experience is concerned, I have to conclude that it did very little. However, I tried Ashwagandha because I have friends that have ordered the exact same product from iHerb, and they have had great success in treating diverse conditions. For that reason, I give it four stars and, as always, I think that Now Foods represents a good value for quality and quantity.

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It's Convenient, With Some Drawbacks

Posted on Mar 04, 2013

3 people found the following review helpful

I like to take Wheat Germ Oil for reproductive and immune system support as well as help for my skin and hair, and it performs well for my purposes. I know people that have had great success in treating their hypertension and hypercholesterolemia with Wheat Germ Oil. I give this product four stars and not five because I haven't found it to be nearly as effective as whole wheat germ, and not even as good as liquid Wheat Germ Oil. However, it is very convenient and relatively inexpensive. One piece of advice: Keep this supplement in the refrigerator; It will keep it from becoming rancid.

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A Poweful Diuretic

Posted on Nov 16, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

Michael's Naturopathic, Kidney Factors contains the potent diuretics Celery Seed, Gravel Root, Juniper Berry, Buchu Leaf and Uva Ursi Leaf — among other active ingredients — and it's convenient to find this product's ingredients together in one tablet. The most noticeable effect is diuresis, but I've also noticed a significant calming and relaxing effect when taking this product; I suspect that what I describe as physical relaxation (alternately described by others as "dizziness" and "sleepiness") comes largely from the L-Glycine included in this formulation. Be careful when taking this product, especially for the first time; If my experience has been typical, I suggest taking the first tablet at night, when getting ready for bed, so that any dizziness or drowsiness will happen while at home rather than in potentially dangerous or embarrassing situations.

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Pretty Good so far

Posted on Aug 21, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

I'm not normally crazy for scented products, and this one is no exception, but at least this scent isn't totally obnoxious and dissipates relatively quickly. The good: vegan, not tested on animals, DMAE (Dr Perricone's Rx), 1% alpha lipoic acid, and contains C-Ester; It moisturizes pretty well and isn't very greasy, even in the humid tropics. The (not so) bad: I haven't seen it to be especially effective for even the finest of lines or wrinkles. So, my advice: consider it simply a well-priced, slightly-off-puttingly-scented, cruelty-free moisturizer without a lot of nasty toxic commercial chemicals and with some specialized ingredients that you do want.

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Very Relaxing, but Proceed with Caution

Posted on Oct 24, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

Within two hours of taking 100mg of Doctor's Best, Best 5-HTP I was feeling very relaxed, something like how I feel after yoga or a massage. I slept well that first night, except for strangely intense and sometimes disturbing dreams. Several days on and I haven't noticed a greatly elevated mood, but I do feel very relaxed without feeling drowsy. Depression — of the type caused by brain chemistry — can be a result of a defecit of the neurotransmitters Dopamine, Norepinephrine, and Serotonin. Since 5-HTP works by stimulating the human body's own production of Serotonin, I think that a person must have depressed levels of Serotonin in order for this product to make much difference in their overall quality of life, since depression can involve other neurotransmitters. To those who already take prescription anti-depressants: Please be careful! Consult with your medical professional, since 5-HTP — together with SSRIs — can create dangerous levels of Serotonin in the brain and cause Serotonin Syndrome.

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Best Apple Chips!

Posted on Oct 24, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

Bare Fruit, Cinnamon Apple Chips make a great snack. They're very filling and are baked, not fried. I have no real complaints about the product per se, but about the size and price: 2.6 oz is too small and I would prefer that iherb sell the 14 oz size instead.

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Not A Pleasant Experience At All

Posted on Nov 26, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

I thought that Source Naturals, Male Response might make me a bit more libidinous and possibly more energetic. Well, it failed on both of those counts, but it did make me: anxious; headachy; sweaty; chilly and hot simultaneously; and it gave me heart palpitations and it also elevated my blood pressure. Perhaps for some men this product might produce positive effects with few negative side-effects, but for me it was an unpleasant, unproductive experience. I'll avoid this product and it's constituent active ingredients in the future.

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It Does Work, but…

Posted on Nov 11, 2012

6 people found the following review helpful

Labrada Nutrition HumanoGrowth does work — at least to some extent — but I think that there are better alternatives. The important ingredients in this product's formulation are essentially the ingredients of raw egg whites: beta-lactoglobulin and serum albumin. Beta-lactoglobulin and serum albumin contain gamma-Glutamylcysteine, which is a precursor of glutathione. It is formed by gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase and used by glutathione synthetase to form glutathione, something that is crucial to overall health. The only other source of these ingredients — beta-lactoglobulin and serum albumin — is undenatured whey protein. After trying both HumanoGrowth and undenatured whey protein, I prefer the latter; In undenatured whey I'm getting beta-lactoglobulin, serum albumin, and immunomodulators, in addition to a hefty amount of quality protein, all at a comparable price. I probably won't reorder.

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