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PurplePegasus

Simply truthful and honest reviews since 2008!

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I hope my reviews will be helpful in assisting you to choose your products. I'm dealing with overlapping illnesses, so a lot of symptoms to treat. I try to review things that are not listed and hard to figure out online such as packaging type (is that bottle safe glass or is it toxic-plastic?) and contents (does that tea have a staple, string or simply pressed together?). Please keep in mind that I live in Southern California and that arid weather is very different than humid so, things that work for me, such as moisturizers or creams, might be too rich for you. Also skin types differ, I'm both oily and dry currently so I try to indicate all that. On occasion, I'll add humor to my reviews, particularly if I was unhappy (humor heals) and I love to vote Yes on others' helpful reviews. Thank you to those of you who remember to afford me the same courtesy. Welcome to my page and hope you find some fun, helpful or delicious products you hadn't tried before. Be well, everyone.

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It's actually pretty good

Posted on Jun 19, 2013

8 peope found the following review helpful

This is mild dark taste, not bitter and the salt just adds a bit of kick but overall it's sweet. I didn't buy this for years as I didn't want any salt in my chocolate. The almonds are not hurting my very sensitive teeth so far. I might repurchase. 3 stars because it's not organic and not really spectacular like the one iHerb sadly stopped carrying, the ginger candy one.

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It's ok

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

8 peope found the following review helpful

I didn't find it particularly fragrant nor powerful. I'm not impressed and won't purchase again. I'm glad to read there's many others who find it weak and smells off, it's not just me! It's the product. This smells nothing like the eucalyptus I knew as a kid for sinus steam inhalation. 3 stars for being organic but a disappointing purchase.

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Save your money: it does NOT work on 100% cotton!

Posted on Feb 14, 2013

8 peope found the following review helpful

And why use a chemical-free detergent unless you also wear chemical-free fabrics!? I'm not sure why anyone would bother with that but if you, too, have MCS and can only wear natural fabrics, save your money: it doesn't do anything at all! I tried it on a dirty white shirt (grayed cuffs as if I'd moped the floor with them, no idea how that happened): didn't work. I tried it on the collar: same thing and I tried it on a small tomato stain: it didn't budge one bit! :-/ I don't know why this thing has 4.5 stars from nearly 500 reviews but here you have my honest review on 100% untreated Pima cotton. I guess the one star can make itself useful: it is completely unscented and caused me no reaction whatsoever... but what good is it!?

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Make no mistake: this vitamin is 100% pure SOY!

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

8 peope found the following review helpful

Label says it all "d-Alpha Gems is a Natural-source Vitamin E derived from soybean oil" Later they claim it's soy-free. Who are they kidding? You don't take a pork chop, put it in a blender, filter it and then call it vegan. And $81 for this travesty?! Sorry. You can't claim something is soy-free when it comes EXCLUSIVELY from soy. That is ridiculous! Maybe they have removed the common soy-allergens but for those of us who are avoiding soy for other reasons, the xenoestrogens are 100% still in this vitamin. Soy is a highly toxic food! Just google soy + dangers. Be informed! Waiting for someone manufacture vitamin E pills from egg yolks, olives or avocados.

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Nothing natural, loaded w/toxic ingredients!

Posted on Mar 26, 2010

8 peope found the following review helpful

Currently shopping for natural B complex. Happened on this item and I'm utterly shocked: not only is there 0 indication that the B vitamins come from 100% natural, non-GMO, non-synthetic source, the "other ingredients" are highly toxic! Just google each one of them and you will see clearly the dangers & the side effects for: Dicalcium Phosphate, Croscarmellose Sodium, Stearic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Dextrin, Magnesium Stearate, Titanium Dioxide. Unfortunately the magnesium stearate is one that is hard to avoid but the rest on the list are far more toxic! Why buy a supplement that causes migraines & possibly cancer?

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Excellent for circulation & against wrinkles

Posted on Nov 12, 2012

7 peope found the following review helpful

I take this with vitamin E for activation and against leg vein pain & poor circulation. It helps. I take 3 per day. It's also a potent antioxidant that is said to prevent and reverse wrinkles. I'm taking a lot of skin supplements & I've seen a remarkable improvement in the skin of my face.

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NOT VEGAN: comes from sheep's lanolin!

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

7 peope found the following review helpful

Editing my review: just got off the phone with HO and they told me that this vitamin comes from sheep's wool! 2 free samples of this D sold me on this D: I ordered a bottle because it's an excellent vitamin D (my Dr. said I was very deficient) and it protects against colds & (swine) flu. It's best to take 1 pill x4/day. If taking too much of any D at once, it is too strong a diuretic. Best to split it up during the day, all day protection that way.

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Helps with hormonal imbalances/fatigue

Posted on Jul 21, 2013

7 peope found the following review helpful

It's not the best tea by any means. It tastes rather peppery and roasted, a bit like burnt toast. It's not exactly unpleasant to the taste. Since I have so many symptoms to take care of, and there's only so much tea I can drink, I combined this with 1 elderberry tea bag. Not the best combination. The elderberries did sweeten the taste a bit with their fruity flavor but the strong vitex taste persisted. Nevertheless, this does its job of helping counteract overwhelming fatigue and discomfort brought by severe hormonal imbalances (namely high levels of toxic estrogen); it does this by stimulating the brain (hypothalamus or pituitary, I forget) to secrete more progesterone, thus balancing out these 2 hormones. I'll probably buy again, though caps are easiest, but it tastes better than the liquid extracts.

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A bit too oily for me but goes on smooth and almost no flavor at all

Posted on Jun 19, 2013

7 peope found the following review helpful

I'm not sure why iHerb switched the name from Madre Labs or Madre Bees to Sierra Bees so that's why the search turned up nothing. Anyway this is a pretty good lip balm. A bit too oily for my taste but less oily than Badger brand lip balms. It is also less overpowering in the cocoa butter smell so it's really pretty good. The reason why I'm giving 3 stars, besides the oily feel, is because, unlike my favorite lip balm, it doesn't do anything for chapped lips as, unlike that one, it does not exfoliate at all. I have MCS so the no scent/no taste works for me.

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I love its gorgeous lavender wrapper!

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

7 peope found the following review helpful

The chocolate is ok, sort of between milk and dark. I found it has a relaxing effect, mildly euphoric. I love the color of the wrapper and bought it again for that but unfortunately the 2 new bars arrived crushed. It's not the best chocolate but if I'm relaxed it gives me a strange happy feeling and if I'm not in a good place it relaxes me.

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CAREFUL! Gave me diabetes symptoms!

Posted on Dec 09, 2013

7 peope found the following review helpful

I have been diagnosed with chronic very low potassium and life-threatening hypoglycemia. These pills sent me in diabetes for 2 wks straight, until I figured out what was going on. (I knew it was diabetes because I was diagnosed with steroid-induced diabetes several years ago when put on Cortef). The FDA is right, here, to make these supplements only 3% of the US RDA! This potassium is dangerous! I am giving it 2 stars because when I am severely exhausted it helps with the CFIDS symptoms and makes me stronger but if it's easy to get thrown out of balance with this. I can't even take 2 pills per day! Not sure what is going on. Considering I'm severely low in potassium, I can't imagine what kinds of persons can take this safely. It's a pity because it helps with the debilitating exhaustion but the side effects are way too severe for me. I'm glad I was able to figure out it was this pill causing it, as when I quit it, I went back to balance and thrown again with severe diabetic thirst and discomfort all day yesterday. No good!

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Does NOT have any significant orange flavor I can taste!

Posted on Oct 28, 2012

7 peope found the following review helpful

Unfortunately each time I buy more than 1 new item from iHerb it turns out to be a dud, my bad! I bought at my local store Newman's Organics dark orange chocolate and it is heavenly, almost feels like those chocolate covered jelly oranges. Since I couldn't find it at iHerb and the weather had cooled down enough that I would not receive melted bars again, I purchased 3. Big mistake! For starters this tastes nothing at all like orange flavor unlike the other. The chewy/crunchy bits bother me: not only are they tasteless but they are NOT ORGANIC! And considering the recent scandal on the news about oranges being heavily sprayed not only with pesticides but with a very toxic fungicide, I won't be buying this again. However this was my fault for completely missing "peel", I just thought I was buying orange oil chocolate. My bad. But what was NOT my bad is iHerb's terrible packaging: I have been complaining to iHerb since January 2012 about chocolate being tossed in my packages without any bubble wrap any longer: it invariably arrives all crushed. And no, it does not taste the same. I don't know how else to get thru to iHerb on this. There is no way to contact the shipping department. My chocolate is invariably packed either under heavy cans or heavy jars! Either that or UPS plays soccer with my packages. Because of all this (and the hot weather) I've resumed shopping locally. That's 9 months of speaking up and not getting any positive resolution; in fact since I spoke up the packaging problem has become a lot worse with my coconut waters tossed upside down instead of right side up like I requested them many times: originally they were shipped sideways! I don't want to quit shopping iHerb but what else can I do when shipping has dropped to such poor packaging standards!?

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