Close to magic
Posted by Reviewer3181965 on Nov 10, 2011
For the past years I have struggled with severe adrenal fatigue, exercise asthma, malnutrition, kidney problems, food intolerances and mastocytosis (internal). I discovered one condition after another, and solved them by help of products from Iherb. It has taken me 3/4 of a year to test each supplement one by one. Quercetine is the last one I tested, and its effect has been nothing short of magic. During a mastocytosis autoimmune attack, I found out that over-the-counter histamine blockers worked, but Histame and Quercetine were better and safer. Histame is fine, as it dissolves excess histamine, but Quercetine is superior, as it blocks the histamine action alltogether. Imagine my shock, after years of suffering, when I tested it with offending foods, and for the first time - no allergic reaction. I even tried a glass of red wine, that would normally lead to histamine flush on the cheeks, brain fog, low grade fever, extreme tiredness and aching muscles the next day (so that I avoided it altogether). Nothing! Two more comments. I am sensitive to high doses, so 500 mg is too much at once. I split it in 150 mg for a smaller meal and 350 mg for a larger. Also, I found it most effective if taken at the end of a meal, especially at night time. Other people may need larger doses, but do not underestimate an allergic reaction to an overdose (I've experienced this even with nutraceuticals). So carefully consider the dose and the timing. Other than that, the quality of the product is immaculate. Someone wrote that this product need to be reformulated. I disagree. First, I prefer pure products. If I need bromelain or vitamin C, I can purchase them separately and compose after my own dosage needs. Secondly, this product is of such obvious quality, it needs to stay so. I am immensely grateful to both scientists and producers of such clever nutraceuticals, and the iherb for making them available at best possible price. After years of suffering I am nearly symptom free. Quercetine should be recommended to anyone who suffers from allergies. If some people don't get relief, it could be the underlying adrenal fatigue. Find adrenal and nutritional support here on Iherb, and you will be fine.
Indispensible for people with true adrenal fatigue syndrome
Posted by Reviewer3181965 on Mar 29, 2011
For people with true adrenal fatigue (see book Adrenal Syndrome by G E Poesnecker)adrenal cortex is a must. It is based on the knowledge of glandular function: a poorly functioning gland does not produce enough hormones, or poorer quality, or not at the times of need. Replacing the hormones will lead to even poorer functioning or at worst to atrophy of the gland. Repairing the gland through glandular extract was discovered long ago, but seems to be underground knowledge for most people. I am so happy that I could finally try adrenal cortex extract, as I have long suffered from adrenal fatigue. The product worked for me immediately, it increased my energy, normalised my blood sugar levels, and increased stamina. Will use for as long as necessary to rebuild the adrenals.
Posted by Reviewer3181965 on Jul 19, 2014
Amazing vitalising herb; immediate effect. My life long health problems have led me to research a wide variety of natural alternatives. I am on Adrenal Glandular (which I might need for the rest of my life). I get easily exhausted, and when I do my dopamine goes down and serotonin up (for genetic reasons). It was so difficult to find something that raises dopamine without raising serotonin. Jiaogulan does just that (in general; not just for me)! It also modulates immune activity, so it is helpful for autoimmune disease. Amazing plant, and I've only started to explore it. For the first time in three years I could go without the adrenal glandular and not get the adrenal crisis symptoms! I'm in awe. I don't know how it works in long term though; keep my fingers crossed that it does.
Nothing short of miraculous
Posted by Reviewer3181965 on Mar 29, 2011
I discovered Iherb.com and pregnenolone sublingual tablets in the middle of a dysautonomia crisis, with extreme dizziness, orthostatic hypertension, bradycardia with postural orthostatic tachycardia - and menopause to top it all. As I don't tolerate synthetic medicines well, nor do I subscribe to that kind of technology, I researched the Net and found out that pregnenolone is a good natural alternative. Usually I respond to the smallest doses as I am hypersensitive to drugs. I started out with a 1/4 tablett, and needed another 1/4, and experienced an overnight change, that can only be described as miraculous. The symptoms disappeared and the energy returned. It only lasted a short while, but I continued on 2 x 1/4 tablett and started taking Andrenergize (adrenal cortex extract) also from Iherb.com. Both work well. I would however recommend caution, as pregnenolone is a hormone, and effects of the long term use are not yet known. I shall only use it in the luteal phase of the cycle, for as long as necessary, then pause. But I feel safe with the tiny dose that I take. It definitely works as claimed and it was truly life saving for me at this time. Thanks to Iherb for such good service and quick delivery.
Great for coconut chocolate
Posted by Reviewer3181965 on Jun 24, 2012
I used this product to make coconut chocolate; it turned out great! Good quality and taste. Some of the negative reviews concern bitter taste. Raw cocoa powder is bitter. Some kind of sweetener is required to make it more palatable.
Posted by Reviewer3181965 on May 23, 2011
I bought this for my husband who has slightly elevated cholesterol but refused anticholesterol medications. I thought he had a sluggish liver (typical belly fat and sluggish digestion). He has been taking ox bile for three weeks now, and his digestion is markedly improved, his belly fat is about 40% reduced already. Will continue to take it, as it makes him feel good.
Posted by Reviewer3181965 on Apr 12, 2011
I feel this is a good quality product. Used B1 successfully, together with sublingual B12 and B-complex, for resolving shaking (dysautonomia) and neck stiffness. I cannot tell if it works alone, probably best in synergy with other B vitamins.
Perfect for people with genetic problems
Posted by Reviewer3181965 on Oct 08, 2012
I've just discovered I have a rare inborn error of metabolism that leads to low levels of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4). I tried ordinary L-tyrosine and it worked. Norival actually includes biopterin (although doesn't state which form BH4 or BH2)and cofactor P5P, in addition to N-acetyl L-tyrosine (active form). A deficiency of an enzyme is felt in every cell, especially in the brain. Norival made my brain work properly, my temperature regulation improved amazingly! The dose must be individually adjusted. I take all such supplements 3x daily, in smaller doses, to keep the blood supply stable. I only wish I could contact the company, to learn which biopterin they use.
Memory improvement in octogenarian
Posted by Reviewer3181965 on Sep 30, 2012
I've bought this product for my 83-year old mom who, overdosed with medications post surgery, developed delirium and suffered from near toal amnesia. I moved her quickly to a nursing home that uses nutrition, maximises care and minimises pills. Her dementia has disappeared, our conversations are normal, and her recovery continues. She reported great improvements in memory after the 1st bottle of Huperzine A; she's now on her 2nd. She tested just that supplement at the time, so we know it works.
Posted by Reviewer3181965 on Nov 02, 2011
I recently had a likely mastocytosis attack, with intense pain and flutter in the spleen area. I used Histame and a pharmaceutical H2 blocker, and they cleared the stomach/ brain symptoms. I had to do something to calm down the spleen and the autoimmune attack, and decided to try red root after an iherb search. I usually respond quickly to medicines (herbal or others). After only three days, the spleen calmed down, the immune system calmed down! Red root was at first a strange taste, but already on the second day I developed a liking for its taste; a good sign. Some herbs can do wonders for us, and red root is promising, so far.
Life saving product ONLY for those in need of adrenal supplementation
Posted by Reviewer3181965 on Apr 01, 2016
I have adrenal failure and am dependent on supplementation. This product has been excellent so far. I don't know what I would do if it no longer was available. It upsets me that people don't do proper research and ignore warnings. UNLESS you have a serious condition that demands natural glandular replacement (as an alternative to synthetic steroids) DO NOT TRY this product. For us that are unable to tolerate the synthetic steroids, this is a God-send.I have no problems whatsoever, and I have successfully restored adrenal health. I do feel sorry for the reviewer who ended up in ER, but I wish they provided the reason for their experimenting with this potentially harmful supplement, rather than giving it one star review. If taken for a correct diagnosis, the dose is individual and must be divided in several portions daily (anything from a capsule to 3, depending on condition). This is not a supplement for casual use. I have taken it for five years without side effects, rather recovering very well. I found I had to lower the dose, but due to genetic causes and several burnouts,I will have to take this for the rest of my life. Please understand that some of us are dependent on this glandular. For anyone else, do take the disclaimers and warnings seriously.
Excellent for anxiety and panic attacks
Posted by Reviewer3181965 on Mar 08, 2011
I recently developed essential tremor that brought on anxiety and severe panic attack at night. I did not want to use benzodiazepines (not even one), so I researched for alternatives. I also newly discovered that I have a sensitivity to MSG (glutamate). I am recovering from let's say a case of MSG poisoning. Now, GABA is a neurotransmitter closely related to glutamate, it made sense that my GABA levels were low. So good to discover iherb.com! I live in Northern Europe, and the parcel arrived by DHL in just 3 days! The product was wonderful; it worked quickly (within 5 mins) and the only side effect was better sleep, a clear head and a high activity level the next day! It is interesting how some people try to discredit GABA, stating it cannot pass the blood-brain-barriere. The BBB is not a brick wall, it is a thin biochemical film. Once compromised, it is not as strong. I am hypersensitive to alcohol too, and my point is, if alcohol can cross your BBB, so can GABA! Since glutamate (MSG) weakened my BBB, certainly GABA found its way to pass it too... The calming effect was astounding. It feels completely safe. So far, no negative side effects, and no addictive urge either, can take it or leave it.