Posted by Reviewer1327608 on Apr 04, 2008
Like a couple of other reviewers here, I was suffering for over a year from a stiff, sore shoulder (probably tendinitis and impingement). High doses of fish oil helped a little; but after a month of taking Astaxanthin (8 mg a day), the pain in my shoulder is almost completely gone and my joint mobility is almost completely restored to normal. Astaxanthin has proven far more effective than the prescription anti-inflammatories I was taking (like declofenac, which is toxic to your liver and kidneys, btw). This is the most effective supplement I've ever tried.
Posted by Reviewer1327608 on Mar 30, 2009
This stuff is great for tendinitis. It works just as well as the prescription medicine diclofenac, but without any of the side effects.
Posted by Reviewer1327608 on Jan 23, 2010
Very useful for reducing inflammation of joints. I take 1-4 capsules a day, along with Omega-3 fish oil, to counteract the pounding my joints get from weightlifting and running.
Takes the Edge Off Stressful Day
Posted by Reviewer1327608 on Sep 14, 2010
I've found taurine very useful for calming myself on stressful days. Take 2 tsp. a few hours before a job interview, for example. Makes me calm but not drowsy or sluggish. The stuff has almost no taste, so it's easy to take. Just mix in water and drink it.
Great for preventing bruises and nosebleeds
Posted by Reviewer1327608 on Apr 03, 2008
I take a lot of fish oil, but since fish oil is a blood thinner, it tends to make me bruise and get nosebleeds easily. A friend recommended Pycnogenol to stop the bruising and nosebleeds. It worked like a charm. It also make a good anti-inflammatory. The only drawback I've experienced is that high doses (200 mg.) tend to make me a little light-headed and irritable. Pycnogenol works best if taken with lots of vitamin C (500 mg.)
Sort of useful, but...
Posted by Reviewer1327608 on Feb 26, 2009
I take this to help heal some overstressed ligaments. It helps a little, but if I take more than one capsule a day, it makes me feel slightly dizzy and stupid. So I take one cap before bed.
Convenient & Economical
Posted by Reviewer1327608 on Nov 10, 2011
I like the combo of D3 and K2 in drop form. Two to four drops a day in my scrambled eggs or chicken-veggie soup gives me the right amount of both vitamins, which act synergistically. So much nicer than having to pop yet another pill or capsule. And per dose it's one of the cheapest vitamins around.
Fast, Soothing Relief
Posted by Reviewer1327608 on May 02, 2012
Thisi is the most effective and fast-acting product I've tried for relieving the itchy, flaking rash that sometimes breaks out on my face. Within seconds it stopped the itching & flaking and within minutes it reduced the redness. The effect lasts all day, until I wash it off. One jar will last a few months, so this product is a bargain. I love this stuff!
Did absolutely nothing for me
Posted by Reviewer1327608 on Oct 15, 2008
I took 225-450mg of this stuff every day for 3 months and I noticed no difference at all in mood, cognition, retention, etc. Nada. Zip.
good for alertness, memory
Posted by Reviewer1327608 on Jun 07, 2009
After taking 1 capsule a day for a couple of months, I feel more alert and have noticed a distinct improvement in my recall ability. Only drawback is that it makes my neck and jaw muscles feel a little tense.
first bacopa that worked
Posted by Reviewer1327608 on Apr 16, 2011
I tried a couple of other brands a few years ago, but they did absolutely nothing. Paradise Herbs is the first bacopa that has actually had any effect on me. It's calming and slightly sedating. After taking it every day for a week, I notice that I'm able to remember things a little more quickly than before.
Posted by Reviewer1327608 on Jan 03, 2012
I sprinkle this on my soups and salads for extra iodine. I barely notice the taste but I sure feel the difference. I have much greater energy during the day and sleep better at night. Great price, too. This is a keeper.