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HawaiianViking

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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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Never Leave Home Without It

Posted on Nov 08, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

When I first got this product a few years ago I thought, "Aloha! Where have you been all my life?!" Xylitol is an underappreciated anti-microbial substance (when used properly) so Xlear Xylitol Sinus Nasal Spray is perfect for fighting infections of the nose and sinus. I use it when I find myself in large crowds or when visiting the hospital (great for assuaging MRSA fears), in addition to whenever I'm feeling a little sick. Also, because it's moisturizing, it's great for travelling by air, since the experience of flying is usually arid and filthy. I passed this product on to a member of my family who suffers from Von Willebrand disease which causes, among other things, frequent nosebleeds, especially in dry environments (such as when travelling by air) or when exposed to allergens. Xlear Xylitol Sinus Nasal Spray has been a great success in treating his nosebleeds, and he never flies without it, and neither do I.

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Probably the Best Laundry Detergent I've Used

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

I've tried so many different laundry detergents, and this is probably the best. Method Free + Clear Laundry Detergent is highly concentrated, so it can be transported in a small bottle, not a huge dispenser or carton. I've found that my laundry sometimes requires more than the prescribed "4 Pumps", but it's great for all different types of fabrics and different color/temperature settings. It does seem a bit expensive at the outset, but the economy becomes obvious when one considers how concentrated the formula is and how many loads are possible with one bottle. Moreover, Method Free + Clear Laundry Detergent becomes even more affordable (and friendly to the environment) when you re-use the bottle and purchase the bagged refill. Importantly, it's not tested on animals and it's biodegradable.

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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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I'm Very Satisfied

Posted on Feb 03, 2013

3 people found the following review helpful

If you're looking for high-quality poppy seed for baking, look no further. Poppy seed purchased in supermarkets is usually dried-out and stale, not to mention nearly tasteless. Frontier Natural Products, Whole Poppy Seed, on the other hand, is nothing of the kind. Possibly because this product is Non-Irradiated, the aroma is satisfyingly earthy and rich, as poppy seed ought to smell but rarely does. While it's not a complaint, I was surprised to find, on closer inspection, that this is actually a mixture of different varieties of breadseed poppy: there are white seeds, brown seeds and black seeds, which makes me curious about the growing and processing of this product.

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Quite Simply, THE BEST

Posted on Jan 10, 2014

3 people found the following review helpful

Quite simply, Now Foods, Silica Complex is THE BEST SUPPLEMENT that I have tried for bone, hair, nail and skin health. The source of this product's silica is a herbaceous perennial plant, Equisetum arvense, the field horsetail or common horsetail and, interestingly, horsetail is one of the foremost traditional Germanic remedies for afflictions of the skin, as well as a treatment for gout and rheumatism. After taking this product, I've been absolutely astonished at the difference in my skin: it's smoother and clearer than ever before; My hair and nails grow at a much faster rate, and thicker, too. Bones and teeth seem to benefit from Now Foods, Silica Complex, also; Silica appears to assist in calcium absorbtion, the building of cartilage and of connective tissue, so it may be advisable to take a silica supplement to treat osteoperosis or to assist the healing of broken bones. Others have reported that they are less constipated and that their gastrointestinal systems function with greater regularity while taking this supplement. My recommendation for bone, hair, nail and skin health: Now Foods, Silica Complex as well as Now Foods, Hyaluronic Acid With MSM and, if you think that you may be Biotin-deficient, Now Foods, Biotin.

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Good, but not as Good as Whole Pumpkin Seeds

Posted on Jan 09, 2014

3 people found the following review helpful

Pumpkin seeds, with their oil as one constituent ingredient, have long been used to improve prostate health; I've found that whole pumpkin seeds (sometimes known as pepitas) are possibly the best non-prescription treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) as well as being (somewhat less) effective for prostatitis. I purchased Now Foods, Pumpkin Seed Oil, hoping that the same benefits would be found in a softgel that come from a handful of whole pumpkin seeds; Well, the results are similar but not the same — a handful of whole pumpkin seeds is still more effective. With that said, when busy or travelling, Now Foods, Pumpkin Seed Oil is an acceptable stand-in for pumpkin seeds. One thing to note: In addition to benefiting the prostate, whole pumpkin seeds are used, particularly in Latin America, as a folk remedy for Intestinal parasites; I'm unaware whether simply consuming the oil will help to eliminate parasites, so for that purpose, it is probably advisable to use whole pumpkin seeds only.

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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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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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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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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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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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