Won't Buy this Again
Posted by ThinkingforMyself on Sep 25, 2012
I had a lovely tasting bilberry tincture from another company that was a pleasure to take. This tastes way too much like alcohol, probably because it's a 1:4 dry herb strength, as opposed to 1:1, which is much better. I like that it has organic alcohol, but the taste is no good.
Posted by ThinkingforMyself on Aug 27, 2013
Update to review below: I am lowering my rating to two stars because my mother mentioned that my hair has been looking greasy lately. I thought that this and the bar with argan oil were doing a good job, although I still had days that my hair felt like straw even with the apple cider vinegar rinse, but I thought at least I was doing something good for it. My mother commented that since I've been using this, my hair has looked greasy. I'm now going to look for something else. I found a way that I can use this shampoo bar without turning my hair to oily straw. Instead of spraying the apple cider vinegar rinse on, I poured about 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar into a medium sized bowl, filled the rest with water, and dipped my hair into it, and poured the remaining rinse over my roots. I did not wash it out. Now my hair is soft and shiny. Original review: My hair looks and feels terrible after using this several times. I'm still going to try it for a while, because maybe it takes time to get used to. But my hair feels like straw on the bottom, and oily in places at the roots. I miss my Giovanni shampoo and conditioner so much, but I'm trying to completely avoid estrogenic ingredients like phenoxyethanol and certain essential oils (see Dr. Peter Eckhart if you're confused). J.R. Liggett's customer service is a bit weird, too. I phoned them to ask if their shampoo bar for damaged hair contains certain essential oils. They returned my call while I was out, so I emailed, explaining the situation. Instead of at least replying that the bar does or does not contain the essential oils I'm trying to avoid, they reacted as if I'm trying to steal their recipe. Paranoid much? I'm going to try their argan oil bar to see if that's an improvement on this one, but this whole experience has left a bad taste in my mouth. I just want to find a shampoo bar that works for me. I have long, fine, colour treated hair (brunette), btw, the kind that tangles hopelessly every time I set foot outside. Not sure if that's why this soap doesn't work so well or not. I also have been following it with an apple cider vinegar rinse.
Makes me sleepy and tastes okay
Posted by ThinkingforMyself on Sep 28, 2012
I take various tinctures and most are awful because they taste of alcohol. This one, being alcohol free, does not, and just tastes a little bit sweet. It also makes me quite sleepy and so helps with falling back to sleep when I wake up during the night. It seems to work consistently, as well. I've found many natural sleep products only work for about one night, and then the next night they don't, so it's nice to find something I can take every night if I need it. Also, this company has a good 1:1 ratio of herbs to liquid which makes them quite potent.
Seems to work!
For years I've been taking Organika plant enzymes (Organika is an awesome company here in British Columbia), but Iherb doesn't stock Organika, and these Source Naturals enzymes have the exact same ingredients and amounts, so I thought I'd try them. They seem to work just as well, I take them with every meal unless I'm having just raw fruits or veggies.
So far, so good!
Posted by ThinkingforMyself on Nov 06, 2011
I've been taking other brands of reishi for several years now. I believe that it helps to prevent colds, but I also read that it helps with cortisol.
I've taken this for quite sometime and still got a sunburn, something this is supposed to prevent. I've now decided to try the Hawaiian astaxanthin instead.
Unbearable, made me nauseous and headaches haven't stopped yet
Posted by ThinkingforMyself on Apr 06, 2013
The taste of this really is unbearable. I felt sick to my stomach after taking it, and I've been headachy for days since, and I NEVER get headaches. There is something wrong here. I have taken Concentrace liquid minerals before and have never felt sick or had headaches afterwards. DO NOT BUY!!!
I'm Impressed by Nature's Answer
I love Nature's Answer because they use organic alcohol, and they have an excellent advisor on staff. They also have 1:1 tinctures, which is superior to some others.
Tastes fine in a smoothie
Posted by ThinkingforMyself on Sep 25, 2013
I just tried this out and I didn't notice this in my smoothie at all, so I think it's going to work very well to boost my protein intake. There are some great reviews on other sites as to it giving people energy. It seems like a very benign flavour and texture. I will update my review if I notice any health benefits.
My Review is Based on Taste Only So Far
Posted by ThinkingforMyself on Jan 14, 2014
I haven't had this long enough to say if it helps in detoxing or in feeling better, but I like the taste. It is quite mild, and I normally detest herbal teas. I couldn't wait for this to arrive (it takes several weeks to get to Canada), so bought Yogi Tea Lemon and Ginger Detox from a local store, and while I like the taste of that one better, this one has more ingredients in it, so I think this one will probably be more helpful medicinally.
I love SAMe
It's too bad more people don't know about the wonderful benefits of SAMe - good for depression, joints and the liver.
A LOT of capsules!
This bag is good value if you're going to encapsulate your own herbs.