Posted by Reviewer2882806 on May 11, 2012
Good company, but I like their old standard bottle caps better. I never use the flip cap thing, to use, I just unscrew the bottle cap. However, I like the quality of this product. If you're taking this for thyroid support and you haven't done so already, you might want to get the isolated and unnatural fluorides out of your life (water, toothpaste, pesticides, etc.) since they affect the thyroid.
Plan to buy again
Posted by Reviewer2882806 on Apr 19, 2008
It has a tan color and the taste is medium or acceptable. I like this because I eat grapefruit daily and I process it(white rind and fruit) in a food processor, however sometimes it is too juicy and high glycemic so I will add this fiber to thicken and lower the glycemic index. This contains pectin which of coarse is good for detox, etc. I like the container type and size.
Good Basic Ginger
Posted by Reviewer2882806 on Dec 18, 2007
A more affordable option guaranteed to have 1.3% essential oil. I take it daily with coffee, vitamins and meals. It helps my digestion and soothes my stomach. I also think ginger probably helps the absorption of vitamins. I also use(although less) Eclectic's more expensive organic freeze dried ginger.
I think new packet tastes worse
Posted by Reviewer2882806 on Feb 05, 2009
I like that it does not have silica like other brands. I mix this with spirulina/chlorella. I find the packets convenient. It seems a little sweeter than the liquid, but the steviaclear liquid is good if you don't want fiber. UPDATE DEC. 2008- The box says, "ALL NEW great sweet taste". I don't think it's as good as before, when they were in a light green packet/box. This stevia tasted better before the new packaging, in my opinion. I might try other brands, if they don't contain silica, maltodextrin and other junk. It seems like good products always change or disappear. My original five stars is now 3 stars. It's still an OK product and I'm glad I have something to mix with chlorella powder.
Sadly, Alacer changed the formula Emer'gen-C Lite MSM
Posted by Reviewer2882806 on Nov 27, 2008
This Alacer MSM lite Vitamin C used to have no added fructose, now it does, so I will never buy any alacer product ever again, unless Alacer goes back to the original ingredients. It claims to be less than a gram of sugar, but I usually take this on an empty stomach, and I can't handle the extra sugar. Also, Alacer has added silica for some reason, which was not in the product in 2007/early 2008. This product used to have 200 mg potassium, now it only has 60mg! This product used to have quercetin, now it has none! The original formula had no calories/no carbs, the new product has 5 calories. I tried to contact Alacer, but I am not sure my message went through, and they have some comment posted, about, "if you are lonely", contact us. I will get my extra vitamin C in a pill(different brand) and drink spring water instead! It's still an OK product if you don't mind the fructose, etc.
This soap has changed
Posted by Reviewer2882806 on Sep 22, 2010
I don't like this soap anymore because it seems to have too much essential oil. It drips out of the plastic wrap and the once opened, it feels oily and isn't basically "dry" like the bar I bought last year. I went to the local store and noticed the same thing with the berry scented bar - the oil was dripping out of the plastic wrap. The label has changed and the ingredients are now on the label. I'm not a big fan of this green apple scent - I only bought it because passion flower is apparently no longer being made. I love clear high glycerine soap, but it's getting impossible to find a well made clear bar these days. I won't buy scented again unless they make it less oily. I'll consider the unscented bar if I can't find another brand of clear glycerine soap.
Wild crafted and all natural vitamin C
Posted by Reviewer2882806 on Nov 26, 2008
I can't eat alot of fruit because of sugar so this camu camu helps me get extra C in its natural state, although I also get buffered vitamin C in my multivitamin. No fillers and no silica! Good bottle and good ridged edge screw cap. The vitamin C dose level is perfect and what I'm looking for in a natural C product and gives you the option to take it more than once a day if desired. Iherb's website is fast and smooth.
Posted by Reviewer2882806 on Apr 24, 2009
This is better than Nature's Way. Better bottle (glass), and better cap. The seal is good and peels off cleanly. Twinlab contains more bioflavonoids than Nature's Way C-500. However, Nature's Way C-500 with Bioflavonoids costs less per gram. I always avoid Nature's Way bottles if I can (I don't like their bottle (screw/flip) caps - not airtight and just annoying). I usually take 500 mg a day. I like all the anti-inflammatory bioflavonoids. No calcium and free of corn. I like the extra bioflavonoids, but if you take C with meals that have veggies or fruit, you don't necessarily need bioflavonoids for absorption. If you want to save money, consider Twinlab C-500 or C-1000 (no bioflavonoids = less money). I actually use buffered C most of the time, since I tend to eat small meals, and ascorbic acid does bother my stomach with small meals. Even though I don't like Nature's Way bottles, I use their Whole Food C Complex or The Right C. Nature's Way buffered C-500 product is good also, because it only has 8 mg of cal/mag. When my Twinlab bottle is empty, I think I'll use it with Nature's Way product.
Great form of thiamin
Posted by Reviewer2882806 on Apr 24, 2009
I take this with a B-Complex capsule. Good for nerves. My B-Complex has 40 mg of thiamin - I just needed a little extra support, so this dose works good for me. Synthetic vitamins just keep getting better! The bottle/cap are fairly good. No magnesium stearate (trans fat).
Posted by Reviewer2882806 on Apr 13, 2009
Unfortunately, this does not contain niacin/niacinamide, but I like this formula, so I will just take niacin separately. I like the low folic acid levels. I am glad this has no choline, inositol, or PABA. I already get plenty of choline and inositol from lecithin or other food sources.
Fresh Freeze-Dried Organic Milk Thistle
Posted by Reviewer2882806 on Feb 09, 2010
This is an excellent full-spectrum milk thistle with no fillers. However, I think the bottle could use some improvement. The seal leaves behind a sticky residue, which sticks to the styrofoam piece on the inside of the bottle cap - this pulls the styrofoam out of place, which can make it difficult to pour the pills into the bottle cap. I like regular screw caps, but I don't like the child safety cap on this bottle. The labels on Eclectic Institute bottles are not glued on very well. The labels are usually peeling off before I even open the bottle - I always have to finish peeling off the label, since it's irritating when the label is only partially glued on the bottle.
Posted by Reviewer2882806 on May 27, 2009
I read online nano curcuminoids might help cirrhosis of the liver. This was research done in India I think. The NanoBioSphere delivery system is interesting and seems effective. I do like this product, but I also like Life Extension Super Bio-Curcumin and Eclectic Turmeric. I think I'll try combining NanoCurcuminoids with Eclectic Institute Turmeric next time. I also always take ginger with turmeric.