THE REAL DEAL
Posted by Reviewer2357234 on Aug 13, 2014
This stuff is good. I have had severe endometriosis all my life resulting in low anterior bowel resection(it ate through the wall of my bowel) and loss of an ovary - shooting me straight into surgical menopause. I have had hot flushes severely for the last 2 years due to this. This has really helped in that regard but I do have to take 6 a day for it to work. Two breakfast, two lunch, two before bed. I don't mind taking that many as the product doesn't cost much and it works for surgical menopause symptoms. Doesn't help with insomnia though.
Posted by Reviewer2357234 on Dec 25, 2010
This is pretty good. I notice a difference in tooth colour that I did not get with normal toothpaste. My teeth are lighter and the slight yellow on my bottom teeth is fading already. I like the taste and texture and the natural ingredients. I'll probably keep using this long term
Posted by Reviewer2357234 on Jun 10, 2015
I bought this for myself and my mum. Mum is 81 and has those brown patches from age and blood pressure meds. Just a few applications and these patches are fading with just once a day application. I am using it as a day cream under makeup as it's light and non-greasy. It just feels nice on my skin and I know how good manuka honey is for sores and injuries so it's got to be great for skin. Wish it was cheaper though as the container is quite small for the price.
Not cutting it
Posted by Reviewer2357234 on Apr 04, 2012
UPDATE TO EARLIER REVIEW: I've had to go back on antidepressant after being on 5HTP. I thought it was working but in reality it was about 30% as good as my antidepressant. I started having suicidal thoughts, crying spells, waking in the night, unable to deal socially with people, apathy etc. etc. My morning anxiety was also through the roof. I had to be honest and admit these were not the wonder pills I wanted them to be. Please do not feel bad if you are a person like me who has to be on antidepressants. I've tried every natural alternative known to man. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I tried this after reading the great reviews. I had just had shocking withdrawals from Effexor after being on it for eight years - another story... Anyhow at first this didn't work well for me and I despaired thinking I would have to go back on an AD. I did not see quick results like most people. It has taken a good month and an increase in dose to see the same effect as Effexor which is pretty remarkable. I take 2 tablets per day, one a.m. one evening and I find this dose works for me. One a day was just barely getting me by and giving me good and bad days. You may need to experiment a bit and/or wait longer than just a few days to see results. Definitely happy that it's working now though as I have never wanted to be on ADs long term and this is a great natural alternative!
WOULD NOT RECOMMEND
Posted by Reviewer2357234 on Jul 01, 2011
I purchased this after reading the reviews. I am sorry I did. It tastes like chalk. It is also such a waste of money because the powder just flys off everywhere and is difficult to put onto the tootbrush. Even wetting the brush beforehand does not help it to seep in. It tastes yuck, is a pain to apply, doesn't white teeth. All in all a waste of time, effort and money. I am giving it one star because I don't know if giving it no stars will register but I really give it no stars. I am usually more than happy with IHerb products but this one is the exception to the rule.
Made things worse
Posted by Reviewer2357234 on Mar 16, 2011
I have complex issues for sure, severe endometriosis which I just had extensive bowel and pelvic surgery for. I only have one ovary remaining as well and am premenopausal. I read all the rave reviews, have tried these for 3 months and am not getting the worst hot flushes I've ever had (actually never had them before or even after surgery). I would not recommend these unfortunately. Everybody is different but they have not helped me at all, quite the opposite. And they did not regulate my cycle at all. Still months between periods.
Posted by Reviewer2357234 on Dec 25, 2010
I like this a lot and will keep using it. I like the non oily yet deeply moisturising texture. I use it under makeup and it doesn't leave a shiny or oily feel after using all day. I also notice that tiny creases beginning to form at corner of my lips that go down (marionette lines or whatever they're called) have begun to decrease on one side!
Posted by Reviewer2357234 on Dec 19, 2011
This stuff is a mystery to me. I tried it after all the good reviews and have used it three months or more. It has actually made my splitting thumb nails worse?? And my other nails certainly are not stronger. But .... I am getting compliments about my skin and I have also noticed that my left eyelid, which has started to droop a little due to ageing, is no longer 'sticking' and is not drooping much at all! That's a huge thing, thus the 4 stars. Maybe it just takes time for it to work on my nails, but I can't complain about the other effects thus far.
Posted by Reviewer2357234 on Dec 30, 2010
After reading the favourable reviews I was keen to try this because I use hair colouring with all the dangerous chemicals and wanted a natural alternative. Unfortunately I cannot give this a good review. I left it on for the prescribed time frame and read that this colour was supposed to colour gray. The rest of my hair is dark so I was worried I may have chosen too light a colour but when reading the pamphlet it said it would definitely cover gray. Long story short, it didn't. Probably covered 25 per cent of them but I feel I have wasted my time and money on this product which is a shame because my vanity will mean I'm going back to the dastardly chemical-based hair colourants. My hair is thick so don't know if that has anything to do with it, but if so the product should state that.
Posted by Reviewer2357234 on Jan 26, 2012
I have had surgery for severe endometriosis and have only one ovary left and the other one has been traumatised from surgery. As a result I was having 20 hot flashes a day and being woken at night with them. I have always avoided estrogen due to thinking all estrogen was "bad." However, I realised due to my symtoms I was lacking estrogen because I have used natural progesterone cream for years and it was obvioulsy not enough. Anyway, I noticed a difference in days. Hot flashes were decreased by about 10 % first day, but gradually they got less and less and by the time 1 to 2 weeks were up they were totally gone! Have also had my hormone levels and checked and estrogen is in a good range. I was worried it would make it too high. I actually tried DIM to help with the estrogen problems and hot flashes first but it actually increased my hot flashes even though it seems to work for other people. Anyhow, this works incredibly. I no longer dread the feeling of a hot flash coming on. I love this stuff. It's amazing, especially considering it's natural which means it's 'good' not 'bad' estrogen. ----------------------------------------- UPDATE: Changing from 5 stars to 1 star. I am adding to this review because this product has stopped working completely. I am having the same number and severite of hot flashes as before. Seems it stops working after a period of time - for me anyhow unfortunately :(
Posted by Reviewer2357234 on Dec 15, 2014
Update on review below. My sister took this as she is hypothyroid. I took her off Thyroxine as her weight was not decreasing on it. After reading these great raves I thought it safe to take her off it and put her on this. She's been taking 2 for about 6-8 weeks. She saw her Gp today for 3rd review of blood tests. Second time when on Thyroxine her bloods has gone from 9 to 6 (which is an improvement) but she needed to upper her dose to make it 3 or 4 I think which is what it's supposed to be or somewhere around there. Anyhow today the doc scratched his head and said "Come have a look at these bloods. They make no sense." Her level had gone up to 15!!!!!!!!!!!! I am putting her straight back on Thyroxine. These are dangerous to some people obviously. Her symptoms have not improved in any way of Thyroid Energy - still gaining weight, still fatigued. Please remember everyone is different and don't mess around with these things if they're not helping yours symptoms and please get your bloods checked as well. Mine are going straight in the bin as I dread to think what they've been doing to me - especially as my symptoms have not improved one iota on them either. ---------------------------------------------------------- I've only been taking this a month or so and would like to give a more accurate review down the track. My bloods don't show I'm hypothyroid but all my symptoms say I am so like many I'm being proactive with my health. Doctors sure have a lot to learn about WHOLISTIC health and thinking outside the rigid structure they've been taught. So far I have noticed it's decreased my appetite so I feel like I'm FINALLY starting to lose weight after years of trying. Nothing dramatic yet but I will be interested to see how the weight is in 6 months or so. I feel I can make wiser food choices because I'm not craving ridiculous amounts of sweet things so much. Obviously the choice is still up to me in the end. Also my energy is better. I only took 1 tab for a few weeks and now take 2 in the morning as it's what I feel I need. I really like it so far and the price and service is amazing as usual. I have just re-ordered 4 bottles.
Posted by Reviewer2357234 on Jul 13, 2011
Wow, I wondered what all the fuss was about until I tried this. It is soooo beautiful. Smells so good and literally leaves your skin squeaky clean. I love it. Just a shame it's so expensive. Wpuld be five stars if not for the price.
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