so far so good
Posted by Reviewer1607638 on Aug 23, 2009
My doctor, an integrative medicine guy (prefers nutritional supplements to prescription drugs when possible), suggested that I take ipriflavone as well as calcium and vitamin D for my bones. He told me that ipriflavone stimulates the growth of osteoblasts (bone cells). All I can say is that I am 60 years old and got a full bone density test a month ago. My results were normal, no osteoporosis borderline or otherwise. I'm going to keep doing what I have been doing, which includes 600 mg ipriflavone daily. The NOW brand is always good and I'm a faithful iHerb shopper! You can't beat the prices or the selection. Sorry to sound like a commercial, but you can't.
For me, helps with both sleep and mood
Posted by Reviewer1607638 on Jul 24, 2008
Though I wouldn't call the flavor exactly yummy, it's not bad and at least it's flavored with stevia, not something fake, or refined sugar. I'm starting my review with the ONLY qualification I have about Calm and still am not subtracting a star because this product is just great. It makes me quite drowsy with no morning after-effect. In fact, I just noticed that I've been waking up in a better mood since I started drinking it. Our of curiosity I did a search for magnesium and mood; the evidence points to a definite connection. I make it as a concentrate with boiling water, then dilute it with cold in a pitcher to keep on hand (1 TBSP per 8 oz).
I think it works.
Posted by Reviewer1607638 on Dec 13, 2008
Like a previous poster, I am not a fan of pharmaceuticals for depression. I find it interesting that there have been so many articles putting down supplements lately, a recent one (in Newsweek I think) linking to a supposedly authoritative alternative medicine site that is a ".gov" and is condescending toward virtually all non-drug remedies. Just Google St. John's Wort with depression and you will find a lot of solid evidence to substantiate claims of its effectiveness as a mood stabilizer. Anyway! I have been taking this product three times a day for three weeks. I had been unaccountably touchy and weepy for some months. I feel much more cheerful now and I can tell the St. John's Wort has helped me. As to the sun exposure, I live in the Pacific NW but slather myself with sunscreen anyway.
for me, the best sleep aid
Posted by Reviewer1607638 on May 22, 2009
Pretty much every night I make up a little concentrate of this, like 1/2 cup boiling water to a heaping tbsp, and pour it over ice, drink it shortly before I'm ready to go to sleep. It always makes me drowsy. I tend to wake up once during the night and go to the bathroom, and I save a little of it to chug after I do. Every other "natural" supplement I've tried for sleep tends to make me feel groggy or weird, and I'm definitely not taking prescription meds!
Posted by Reviewer1607638 on Apr 16, 2011
These bars have quite a bit of protein without that vitamin-y taste I usually associate with high-protein snack bars. I'm on Weight Watchers and they are only 4 points, compared to 5 or 6 for many of the others. Quite yummy.
Posted by Reviewer1607638 on Dec 23, 2007
My husband and I heard about using echinacea tea with 15 drops of mullein for heading off a cold, tried it, and it really seemed to work (we would drink several cups a day). We recently moved to an island in Washington State but I travel a lot. On a recent trip I picked up a chest cold and have been coughing up phlegm for three weeks. Though it's been better the last few days, it's annoying both to me and my spouse. I'd ordered mullein from iHerb since I couldn't find it locally, and just had a cup of tea with 15 drops. It literally gave me instant relief. I know it's supposed to "loosen phlegm" but it's almost like the mucous evaporated.
Posted by Reviewer1607638 on Dec 22, 2008
I had been taking the Gillham Cal-Mag, which made me sleep like a baby. I thought I'd try this because of the lower price and the great reviews. Personally I found the taste of this product to be unpleasant. The "other ingredients" listing was minuscule but I did see that they include stevia, which is a sweetener sold in health food stores that is basically benign but has a weird aftertaste. I also had heartburn in the middle of the night both times I took the Cal Mag Fizz. It's been opened so I can't return it; oh well, a lesson learned. It did make me suspicious of the ratings one sees on not just this site, but any website that displays reviews. How anyone could call this product good-tasting is beyond me.
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