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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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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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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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Good for Acute Infections

Posted on Sep 05, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

I have used this with success when dealing with short-term, acute infections; I wouldn't take it daily, but that's just my personal preference, since I use other products for daily immune support. Beyond use by humans, I opened up the capsules and used them while caring for some sick, listless, abandoned kittens, and it seemed to perk them right up. One cat's lingering infection was cleared up in only a few days. I'll probably keep a bottle in my refrigerator for emergencies.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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GREAT!

Posted on Nov 08, 2012

2 people found the following review helpful

I always have a few bottles of this product on-hand. It's not tested on animals so I don't have to feel guilty about using it, which is really a nice switch and something that we all ought to consider. Many reviewers have commented on the strong odor of the Method Antibac products. Well, the odor is here to stay — it's not a "fragrance" as such — since the odor is primarily coming from Thymol, the active antibacterial ingredient. I've found it works well to add organic peppermint essential oil to the bottle. Not only does it smell better, but it decreases the filmy residue.

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Smooth and Subtle

Posted on Dec 23, 2012

2 people found the following review helpful

Maroma, Encens d’ Auroville, Sandalwood is unlike other Sandalwood incenses that I've smelled in that it's smooth and subtly scented. In most cases, Sandalwood incense is very rich, heavy and almost overpoweringly sweet — and those qualities necessarily bad, if an intense effect is what you're after — but sometimes a person prefers a simpler, less aggressive incense, and in those instances, Maroma, Encens d’ Auroville, Sandalwood is perfect. It is a bit pricey, but it's nicely packaged. I would like to know, however, that the Sandalwood used in this product is being harvested ethically.

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