Mild, Fruit Detox; No Noticeable Effects on Skin
I bought this product as part of my fasting/acne program. I found it to be a very mild detox tea with slight fruity taste. It's not as strong as other detox teas and you can really taste the hibiscus. I don't know if it's the hibiscus or something else in this product, but there is an almost chemical type of taste, like highly condensed flavoring. I haven't noticed any different in my skin. I will use the box I currently have, but will go with another detox tea in the future.
The Best Canned Salmon
I purchased this canned salmon along with another brand offered on iherb (Crown Prince). I found this product to be far superior. The fact that this product is boneless and skinless means that the salmon you do get is packaged more like tuna. When I eat this product it tastes somewhat like tuna, only with a more distinct salmon flavor. By all means if you can get fresh wild salmon, that is preferable here. If you can't for some reason, this is a nice alternative if you are craving high quality wild salmon.
Super Healthy Whole Food Snacks; More Filling Than Expected
Posted by wholefoods on Aug 16, 2012
I purchased this product to eat at work and on hiking trips. I have been impressed with Navitas Naturals Brand products, as all the companies' products are sourced from whole, concentrated, superfoods. This product is a nice fusion of cocao, gogi berries, and chia seeds, along with other healthy ingredients. The taste is not overwhelming sweet, it's very grainy and earthy tasting. If you like to eat whole dates and other less sweet dried fruits, this product will probably taste sweet enough for you. You don't get a huge amount of product, but what you do get is surprisingly filling. I would certainly order this product again and try the other varieties, as well.
Good Value; Nice Addition to Shakes
Posted by wholefoods on Aug 30, 2012
I purchased this product to add to a protein and greens drink I am using to replace multivitamins. I will use a teaspoon of this product along with a scoop of Sun Warrior Vanilla Warrior Food, Hawaiian Spirulina, and Yaeyama Chlorella. Taken together, the mix contains just about everything I need and has allowed me to replace pill supplements altogether. This product is a good value for the amount you get. 500g is enough to last several months when using 1 or 2 teaspoons per day. As with the rest of HealthForce Nutritionals products, I trust this product is of the highest quality. While it would be nice if this product contained Camu-Camu and other sources of Vitamin C, I can't complain too much. Acerola is a known not only as one of the highest sources of vitamin C available, but also a good source of antioxidants and a complimentary aid for a range of health conditions. I will have to wait to see how my body responds to this product compared to synthetic vitamin-C, but it seems like a much better choice and a good addition to my daily shake.
High Quality Bone Builder, Helped My Stress Fracture
I purchased this product after dealing with a stress fracture in my foot. I attributed the stress fracture to overuse in running and insufficient calcium. The main ingredient in this product, microcrystalline hydroxyapatite, has been shown to be more effective in building and maintaining bone density than other types of calcium such as calcium carbonate and citrate. After taking this product for several months, and resting my foot, I found my stress fracture had completely healed and I was able to run normally again. The fact that you get a massive amount of product for the cost is an added bonus. I would order this product again.
The Master Greens Blend; Using it to Replace Multivitamins
I have been curious for some time now about replacing a cabinet full of multivitamins with concentrated whole foods. This product is a great place to start. The product itself is a rich, vibrant shade of green and it tastes incredibly fresh. All of the ingredients in the product are of very high quality. I noticed a big difference in my energy level and overall feeling of strength after taking this product and I found I didn't need to take a multivitamin when taking this product. The company, HealthForce Nutritionals, is arguable the best supplements company in the business and I trust their integrity in delivering the highest quality product. The only minor complaint is that the amount of each ingredient is not listed on the label. Of the 14,000mg "From the Land" Blend, for example, it is unclear how much is oat grass and how much is basil or ginger root. I would appreciate if the company expanded their labelling to add specific amounts of each ingredient. Overall, this product is at the very top of the line in terms of Green Food Blends that have the potential to transform your health and allow you to cut out other expensive supplements. Highly Recommended!
Rich, Vibrant Chlorella; No Concerns About Radiation
Posted by wholefoods on Aug 14, 2012
I purchased this product as part of my combination of Spirulina/Chlorella to replace a number of multivitamin supplements. I take 20 grams of this product and 20-30 grams of Hawaiian Spirulina per day. Over the course of 3 months, I have experienced a significant improvement in my energy level, my ability to concentrate at work, my ability to recover quickly from long runs, and an overall feeling of well-being and strength. While I don't attribute any miraculous effects to this product or Spirulina, I do feel much more nourished and focused during the day. I attribute some of the effects to the large doses of high quality protein and iron found in these products, things I often felt lacking in my diet. This product in particular is of exceptionally high quality. The Chlorella is a rich shade of green, like a newly sprouted plant, and the smell and taste are very agreeable and energizing to me. I will continue to use Chlorella and Spirulina together and enjoy the added benefit of being able to clean out a closet full of multivitamins and other supplements and replace them with some of the most powerful and concentrated whole food supplements on earth. P.S. Regarding the issue of radiation from the Fukushima disaster, Yaeyama is located far south of the nuclear reactor site, closer to Taiwan than to Japan. In addition, the manufacturer of yaeyama chlorella posts radiation inspection data on their website, which you can visit by doing a google search for "yaeyama chlorella".
A Solid Dark Chocolate, Not Fair Trade
I enjoyed this dark chocolate. I found the taste to be rich, although not quite up to the quality of other brands. I also noticed out of several bars I ordered, nearly all were slightly melted or broken during transit. Whether this is an issue with shipping or the product itself is uncertain. The cost is quite low and there are some drawbacks. The product is not fair-trade as are several other dark chocolates with higher prices. For this reason, and the difference in taste, I would probably go elsewhere for high cocoa content dark chocolate bars in the future.
Switched from Fish Oil; Worth a Try for Vegans/Vegetarians
Posted by wholefoods on Oct 28, 2012
I recently switched from fish oil to this algae-based DHA due to some concerns over the quality and sustainability practices of major fish oil companies. I have been taking 3 capsules (600mg of DHA) for a few weeks. So far it seems like this product is working similarly to the fish oil. I do have a few concerns with this product. One concern is that there is no EPA, so I will try to get that from another source. Another concern is the price, which is quite a bit higher than with fish oil supplements. I will continue to give this product a try and re-evaluate whether to purchase again. Overall, I think if you are a vegan or vegetarian and are interested in getting DHA from an algae source, this is one of the cheaper products on the market and certainly worth a try.
A Solid Combination; Great to Mix with Green Drinks
Posted by wholefoods on Oct 28, 2012
I purchased this product to mix with Green Drink Powders. I use 1 scoop of this along with Chlorella and Spirulina in some apple juice. I think the combination works well together. I appreciate that hemp is a complete protein that includes some healthy fats. The amount of E3 live is quite small (1g per serving) and I wouldn't necessarily purchase just for the E3. The addition of maca was interesting as I hadn't tried it before. It seems like a solid combination of ingredients overall. As for the taste, I found it to be quite neutral. This product doesn't contain any sweeteners and I found I needed to mix it with something like fruit juice for the best tolerance. The texture is grainy due to the hemp. If you don't mind a slightly more "natural" taste, I would recommend this product as a good protein powder to add to other drinks.
Rich Taste, One of the Best
I found this product to have a very rich and creamy flavor. I like that the company works with smaller co-ops and the fact that this is a fair trade product. The chocolate itself isn't too rich and the taste is just right, not too sweet. I find all of Equal Exchange's chocolate products to be of the highest quality, this being no exception. I will certainly order this product again.
Solid Fish Oil, from Small Bodied Fish, Sustainable
I purchased this product because I was looking for a cheap fish oil supplement that was of reasonably high quality and wouldn't leave me with any "fish burps". I found this product to be of high quality overall. I like the fact that the fish oil comes from small bodied fish which are more sustainably caught that larger fish. I would recommend this product for people looking for a reasonably priced fish oil without any fish oil side effects.