Posted by Reviewer1143909 on Apr 18, 2011
I have a case of tennis elbow that absolutely will not go away on its own. I've tried numerous NSAIDs, cortisone shots, and physical therapy; but, despite all of these treatments, for the past several years my elbow has continued to flare up with incredible stubbornness. I eventually discovered that turmeric works better than anything else I've ever tried. I've been using a 500 mg, 95% curcuminoid-standardized extract twice a day for the past couple of years, and it's worked well, but my elbow would invariably be at least slightly inflamed in the morning, or even by the late evening. The occurrence of this seems be mostly affected by diet, as I've found that high-GI foods cause it to flare up. When I started taking BIO-curcumin, I didn't think it was any better than what I'd been taking, as my elbow would still become inflamed. However, after a few weeks on it, I've found that my elbow is never inflamed - EVER. I specify my elbow because it demands so much attention, but it's a sign of what's going on inside my body, and if it's not inflamed, then I know that the rest of my body is not inflamed. Nothing compares to this stuff.
Posted by Reviewer1143909 on Feb 18, 2010
I love this product so much that this is the first review that I'm writing before being prompted by iHerb to do so. I had been taking fish oil for years, and had decided that GNC's Triple Strength Fish Oil was the best omega-3 supplement available anywhere. However, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and was advised to discontinue using it (any fish oil, that is) due to the high iodine content. I let my brain starve for omega-3s for about a month before I started doing research on non-fish derived alternatives, and found this product. I swear that it's far superior to any fish oil supplement I've ever taken. My mental clarity is much greater than it ever was on fish oil, as is my emotional state. I think that the high EPA content my be a strike against fish oil (as well as the high iodine content, at least for some people). I'm not sure, but I think that the brain is about 40% DHA, yet contains no EPA. I could be wrong. Anyway, for mental acuity and psychological well-being (as far as it's biochemically influenced), and general brain health, this product, in my opinion, cannot be surpassed. The only negative aspect is the ungodly odor, but that can be avoided so long as you don't deliberately take a whiff of the inside of the bottle, and if you fill your mouth with water and then drop the capsule in (which is how I take all my pills anyway). Give this product a try, never mind the smell, and you'll be feeding your brain and consuming a product that's more environmentally sustainable than fish oil.
Posted by Reviewer1143909 on Nov 15, 2009
I have an underactive thyroid and I accidentally discovered that this product boosts my energy tremendously. This is the only resveratrol product that has this effect on me. The difference is like that between day and night. I'm never going to stop taking it.
Posted by Reviewer1143909 on Nov 23, 2008
I started using this product to treat MGD (meibomian gland dysfunction) and blepharitis. 2 a day has worked wonderfully.
Posted by Reviewer1143909 on Nov 27, 2009
This product seems to increase my mental clarity, which makes sense since antioxidants are supposed to have a protective effect on the brain.
Great for skin
Posted by Reviewer1143909 on May 18, 2010
I have been taking beta carotene and lutein. I noticed that they both make my skin more hydrated and supple, and suspected that lycopene would do the same. Indeed, it has, and it's also made my skin less greasy and less prone to outbreaks.
Posted by Reviewer1143909 on Aug 22, 2010
For the past few years I'd been trying to develop my upper body - not to get huge and beefy - all I was asking for was a little more muscle. My efforts were fruitless until I learned that, in addition to protein, simple carbs are also important post-workout. So I started taking this just over the past week and I can already feel and see the difference.
Great for inflammation and skin and eye health
Posted by Reviewer1143909 on Mar 18, 2010
I originally tried this for dry eyes, for which it woeks quite well. It also keeps skin supple and reduces joint inflammation.
Posted by Reviewer1143909 on Jan 24, 2009
I prefer this product because of the bioavailability, and because it is in capsule form.
Posted by Reviewer1143909 on Mar 11, 2011
This stuff boosts my energy, like other resveratrol products; but unlike other resveratrol products, it doesn't make me vomit. Hooray!
Posted by Reviewer1143909 on Dec 06, 2008
I bought this to substitute GNC's NAC, of which I was taking 2/day (300mg each). 1/day of this works equally well, if not better, for energy, both physical and mental.
Tastes awful, not as effective as psyllium
Posted by Reviewer1143909 on Nov 18, 2010
The ingredient of orange peel screams at your taste buds and olfactory nerves when consuming this product. Also, I thought that the high insoluble fiber content would place it above the (less expensive) Metamucil that I've been taking for years, but I find the opposite to be true. However, I suppose that if you've got nothing else, and you can get over the taste, then it's okay.
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