And conditioning/toning action for the upper respiratory system. I have year-round allergies and this helps so much. I am also allergic to white bread although I still indulge sometimes. I take Nettles or Nettles with Quercitin, and believe it or not it helps with my food allergy symptoms as well (which are sneezing, stuffy nose, basically just like inhaling dust).
Natural Antibiotic, anti-Viral, and anti-Fungal
Grapefruit Seed Extract, Citricidal, is so powerful it can be used in place of bleach to kill mold in the bathroom and has been shown to provide tremendous support to the immune system. I take it 5 times a day when sick and about 1 time a day for prevention especially during cold and flu season.
I use this for pet dander and dust mite allergies, indoors and spring pollens and grasses outdoors. I take about 4 to 6 a day. It works both to condition the system to not react allergically, and as a help when in the midst of an attack. It won't by itself stop a severe sinus attack once it's underway. I have several girlfriends taking it too and it's saving their lives--one girl missed work due to allergies, not anymore.
Posted by Reviewer3191602 on Mar 06, 2009
It says for weight loss but i just take it to boost my thyroid levels. I notice if i miss more than a few days. My fuel tank goes down. I take three a day for mild thyroid sluggishness.
Help for Injuries
Posted by Reviewer3191602 on Nov 15, 2010
I went to the chiropractor with 7 twisted vertabrae in my neck and a severely pulled left trapezoid muscle. I started taking 2 of these a day to assist my body in processing the waste material for these injuries as the chiropractor and the Active Release technician did body work to get me back on my feet in a course of five weeks, three times a week. After this grueling course of treatment, the doctors are "very pleased" with my treatment and i am in no pain. This is in large part thanks to the free radical scavenging by the Pycnogenal. Stronger than vitamins and even Grape Seed extract, the Pycnogenal helped greatly with inflammation and pain resolution and I considered it my third mode of treatment. Tomorrow i get a prescription for Physical Therapy to restrengthen the muscles in my neck and upper back. I have great faith in Pycnogenol now that i've used it in this recovery and will use it again in the event that i ever get injured again. Give your body the extra advantage of the free radical scavenging as well as drinking lots of water and getting lots of rest when injured. This is a fabulous product with no side effects that helps injured soft tissues repair themselves through intense free radical scavenging. I'm a believer!
A basic, can't-live-without
I take this everyday. It is a lifesaver for those of us with serotonin deficiency, whom for one reason or another are not good candidates for the pharmaceuticals. Absolutely A+++ Lifesaving herb.
Posted by Reviewer3191602 on Mar 06, 2009
I take it for tissue repair whenever i've pulled or strained a muscle. Works fast, only one a day.
Use it all the time
My husband drums, I dance, we both need a little TLC afterwards. Great for sore hands for folks who work with their hands alot, great for sore muscles to rub anywhere it hurts. Arnica is a miracle healer. So is rest though! No herb or drug will heal an injury without proper resting of the area. Other vities that help injuries are C with Bioflavinoids, Grape Seed extract with or without Pine Bark, and the B Vitamins. Also Amino Acids, because they are the building blocks of protein and muscle.
Very Good Quality
Posted by Reviewer3191602 on Nov 26, 2007
I have a very fatiguing physical chronic condition and have been faithfully taking 4 capsules a day about 8 months out of the year, 4 months off, for years. Sib. Eleuth. is an adaptogen, very powerful. Sustains energy & strength.
Nothing better at nighttime
Everyone needs this mineral combination. I add potassium for leg cramps, and I sleep so much better at night.
Part of my arsenal for Depression and Anxiety.
Holy Basil does wonders for calm and mood. I use it to supplement my day as needed alongside St. John's Wort and 5HTP, both of which i take everyday. Holy Basil gives me the emotional strength to not get jarred by stressful events. Not the powerful calmative that Chamomile is so i can take it and then go work out, for example. Helps with attitude.
Always a basic.
Not a day goes by without a 5-HTP. I have severe clinical depression and it's treated beautifully with this and St. John's Wort. My husband takes it too. The pharmaceutical antidepressants have too many side effects for me.
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