This is potent stuff. I use it with Ashwangadha. Together these herbs provide power and focus to the mind. After taking these herbs, there have been times at work when I've become so engrossed in my work that I forget time altogether. Just a warning: for some people bacopa can be quite sedative in the short run (especially for vata people), so best to take before bed for at least two weeks before using it in during the day.
I can bore people for ages about how great Holy Basil aka Tulsi is. It does so many amazing things, particularly on a mental and spiritual level: clears your mind, allows you to rise above your petty concerns and, dare I say it, feel love. it is also a very very good lung and respiratory system energizer. Holy Basil is up there, if not better, than Wild Reishi for its effects on the consciousness. it is much much cheaper and easier to get hold of than Wild Reishi
Powerful so use with caution
This is very good stuff: the chief ingredient is Tibetan Rhodiola. It oxygenates the brain very efficiently. It's effect is like a taking a peppermint: you have this cooling sensation, followed by a heightening sensation. I use this in the afternoon at work if my brain becomes cloudy, or for meditation sessions when I'm feeling heavy headed. I find a small squirt is quite enough for a 3 or so hours. Too much causes my eyes to feel a bit sore: I suspect this is due to the Ginkgo and Schisandra in the formula.
This is good quality stuff; the liquid is a lovely straw-amber colour. I use it with Herb Pharm's Holy Basil for my meditation session to help me concentrate and calm the mind. I just wish Iherb would stock Herb Pharm's "Bacopa" so I could add that to my meditation mix.
Posted by Reviewer1909281 on Jun 30, 2014
I had a very similar experience to an earlier review who was struggling with "dark depression". Had spent 1 1/2 years with constant traumatic experiences that left me drained and severely depressed. Was prescribed Sertraline, but started experiencing side effects. Made the decision to take myself off Sertraline and turned to this product. Took triple dosage for the first week and then reduced to the recommended dose. Has been absolutely fantastic: mood has stabilised, no more anxiety and started to regain my daily routine and motivation. The product contains herbs proven through the centuries to relax the heart and calm the mind. It provides a sustained, grounding energy that gets you through the day in one piece. Another great effect of this product has been improved meditation. Please note: if you're on anti-depressants make sure you talk to your doctor before replacing your medication.
This is hands down the best brain formula I have ever used. It even beats Dragon Herbs 'Diamond Mind' drops. It's packed with the great herbs bacopa, gotu kola and ashwangandha, and many other ayurvedic herbs. I'm a lawyer so am always interested in supplements that keep me focused, productive and recharged. This formula has the benefit of being fully rounded: it relaxes my brain (feels like its been massaged) but at the same time keeps the energy flowing. Other formulas I've tried make me sleepy, or else stimulate me too much. Plus, it tastes nice too, so great to add in some warm water and sipped through the day. The final benefit is that it is so cheap.
Very very nice
Posted by Reviewer1909281 on Jul 10, 2014
This is an excellent product. Dragonherbs website states that 50% of the mix is Reishi spore oil, which is estimated to be 70% more potent that extracts from reishi fruiting body. It is for this reason that the product is quite expensive; but if you do your calculations, it makes more financial sense to use spore oil than ordinary reishi extracts. This product tones up your immune system very quickly, and provides a nice sustained mellow grounded energy that is great for concentration and efficiently getting things done. Also great about it is the Goji extract: this is powerful for your liver and kidney by itself; but it also rich in vitamin C and this greatly enhances your body's absorption of the precious reishi compounds.
Great herb for people who work too hard like me. It lightens your mood and, gasp, makes me smile and laugh. I take two tablets after work, and take it three times a day over the weekend. This is because I've found it initially makes me a bit sleepy.
Good versatile formula
Posted by Reviewer1909281 on Jul 10, 2014
This formula has some excellent tonic herbs: Tibetan rhodiola, American ginseng and Chinese asparagus. I have had continual problems getting the full breathing; my breathing is shallow and seems to jam above the solar plexus. This formula has nicely opened up my lungs, so I am taking fuller breaths. Despite being specifically for the lungs, it provides a nice mild, slightly cooling, energy tonic. It will be very good for those who find that herbal tonics overheat them.
Excellent liver and lymphatic cleanser
Posted by Reviewer1909281 on Jul 14, 2014
Very good cleanser that can be used everyday without fear of causing imbalance (something many other detox formulas can cause as a result of prolonged usage). I found it great for clearing out the respiratory, sinuses and ears. Within two days of taking it, my sinuses cleared for the first time in 2 years and a smelly liquid started being secreted down the canal for a week, before clearing.
Posted by Reviewer1909281 on Aug 23, 2014
This is seriously the best all round tonic I have tried. The effects are subtle at first and then become very evident. Used this to regain health after surgery for cancer. Body muscle went from 63 kg to 75 kg (my ideal weight) in about 2 months of using this; and it has helped me with my fitness routine enormously.
Triphala is the one formula I'd recommend everyone take. It keeps the digestive function in order, and ensures the body doesn't accumulate toxic waste from food (ama). Plus it delivers great nutritional benefits too.
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