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Hayfever relief

Posted by Reviewer2140768 on Apr 22, 2013

Having suffered bad hayfever the last couple of days, I had tried vitamin C with only limited benefit. I recalled reading that methionine may help, so I had a cap on an empty stomach at night and started to get relief within 10 minutes. I also slept better than I usually do. This is a well-tolerated product for me and is free of magnesium stearate. Methionine is an essential amino acid (your body cannot synthesise it) that is required for the methylation cycle; hormones such as serotonin, melatonin and dopamine are produced as a result of this cycle. The B vitamins are also essential for methylation, however in my case, supplemental methionine seems very beneficial and I have been taking a multi-vitamin (plus extra methylcobalamin B12 occassionally) for years. As with most things, moderation is key. Excess methionine, particularly in the absence of B vitamins can lead to elevated homocysteine, but methionine deficiency can also compromise the methylation cycle, lead to fatty liver disease plus a range of other health issues. Indeed methionine deficiency can also lead to higher homocysteine; here's a quote from Kilmer McCully, one of the pioneers of homocysteine research: 'Methionine deficiency elevates blood homocysteine concentrations because of decreased synthesis of adenosyl methionine and dysregulation of sulfur amino acid metabolism'.

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Useful product

Posted by Reviewer2140768 on May 03, 2012

Apparently bilberry offers a lot of the benefits of blueberries but has some unique differences. Effects noticed after a couple of weeks of consistent use (1 to 2 capsules per day): increased resistance to colds, better adaptation to low-light conditions, almost freakish night vision, increased urination (seems to act as a diuretic). I suspect that the benefits for vision may be less apparent for those deficient in vitamin A or with sight disorders. The product also seems to have some benefit for skin and broken capillaries, though this is rather subjective at this stage of use and maybe wishful thinking on my part.

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B2, Riboflavin

Posted by Reviewer2140768 on Jun 07, 2010

Excellent well priced product. I don't really have vision poblems but find my eyes are more comfortable when using a computer monitor for long periods of time and are less susceptible to glare. It also seems to enhance mental alertness. I've been taking this a few times a week with my morning multivitamin (I don't think it's a good idea taking high dose 'B' vitamins in isolation). Apparently this nutrient can also help lower homocysteine levels - particularly for those with the 'homozygous polymorphism' who are least able to metabolise folic acid.

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Chrome-vanadium

Posted by Reviewer2140768 on May 05, 2008

Great product for stabilising blood sugar and reducing any cravings for sweets. Strongly recommend for low blood sugar.

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Brain stimulant

Posted by Reviewer2140768 on Sep 06, 2009

Enhanced concentration and focus from taking one of these capsules. Apparently it may also reduce age spots on the skin when used consistently.

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Good digestive aid

Posted by Reviewer2140768 on Apr 12, 2012

Product works well. In my case I've found that if I have a heavy meal late at night with one of these, what would be my normal digestive discomfort is greatly reduced. It also seems to have a slight laxative effect.

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Magnesium citrate

Posted by Reviewer2140768 on Apr 23, 2008

Good form of magnesium, effective and well tolerated. I take 2 to 3 capsules at night which helps with relaxation and improves sleep. Highly recommended if you suffer from cramps.

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Magnesium

Posted by Reviewer2140768 on Mar 25, 2008

Well absorbed form of magnesium. I would prefer full ingredient disclosure on the label (rather than 'proprietary formula').

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Good B Complex

Posted by Reviewer2140768 on Jan 02, 2012

Potent B vitamins in reduced form for fast biological activity. I feel very alert after one of these caps in the morning and do not slump in the afternoon. I believe these would be effective for lowering homocysteine, though I have not had my blood levels tested before and after for comparison. Update Dec 2011: Had blood test a couple of weeks ago: homocysteine up from 10.2 (about a year ago) to 12.9. Had previously been taking a multi plus a 1 mg sublingual methylcobalamin every couple of days, so it seems that in my case this product is not a substitute for regular sublingual B12 (despite the inclusion of 'intrinsic factor').

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NAC

Posted by Reviewer2140768 on Mar 25, 2008

Quite potent (and pungent) form of sulphur. Relieves bronchial congestion & is apparently a liver tonic (however bowel movements may remind you of Rotorua!)

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Good value

Posted by Reviewer2140768 on Mar 12, 2009

Good value pure vitamin E with no fillers. I would like it however if the company indicated the amount of tocopherols (other than alpha) in the product.

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Taurine

Posted by Reviewer2140768 on May 21, 2008

Good product, works well with magnesium. It also seems to mitigate the negative effects of MSG as found in some processed and Asian foods.

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