Carolanne

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Hello everyone! My name is Carolanne and I'm a wife, stay at home mom, musician and college student. I started researching herbal products when I began to realize more and more that in order for pharmaceutical companies to produce synthetic medicine, they had to first study the 'real things' found in nature. Additionally, I found that I had a sensitivity to many synthetic medicines. Many times I would get the rare or little reported side effects of a drug, whether it was over the counter or pharmaceutical grade. It wasn't long before I started cataloging what happens to me when I take certain things in an effort to promote soundness in my body and mind. My one regret is that I am just recently realizing what I have learned about myself could help others. It is for this reason I have made the decision to become a reviewer at iHerb.com in addition to the fact that they have provided me outstanding service and product quality for more than 3 years.

My Reviews

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Life Changing

Posted on Jul 31, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

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This product is really helping me with recovering from a severe systemic yeast infection. After taking 1mg of Estradiol for a nearly 2 years following surgical menopause, some internet research revealed to me that pill causes yeast infection in 100% of women over 40 that use it for estrogen replacement. Candex really has come to my rescue. It has helped me with that all-over, deep itch that makes me want to scream and scratch my skin off and the patches on my legs have faded considerably. It should also be noted that I've eliminated yeast products (and any foods that feed yeast; too many carbs, sugar etc.) from my meals. As the yeast in my system died (I could tell because my legs were getting better as was that internal, unscrtachable itch everywhere at night), I noticed my cravings for carbs and/or simple sugars skyrocketed, I'm sure a ploy to feed the yeast so it can rise up and grow out of control again! That being the case I would advise you to pay attention to what you put back into your body as you kill the yeast. The feeling of wanting carbs can be so strong you may even consider using an appetite suppressant until you are free and clear of systemic yeast. Really, good product and I'm so glad I found it. Other yeast products I used paled by comparison. I will be purchasing again and again until I am fully recovered.

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Wonderful!

Posted on Jul 26, 2013

3 people found the following review helpful

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I had never heard of this product until a segment on Dr. Oz. I have been taking it since May and I know my heart is stronger because of the difference in my circulation. My hands, calves and feet used to be cold and kind of gaunt looking. Now they look healthy and pink again like when I was younger! My husband was first to notice! I will be buying this product for the rest of my life! Of that I am sure!

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Great company!

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

6 people found the following review helpful

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Bitter orange is great and inexpensive compared to other products I've tried for fat buring. My problem is I don't need an appetite suppressant. I only need a fat burner, but had not been able to find one that didn't contain some kind of appetite suppressant. This product caused me no side affects. I had no jitters or rapid heartbeat and I am very sensative to most medicine and herbal products, usually ending up at the negative end of the 'side effects' spectrum. Anyway, I could hardly believe how fast my product arrived! I also loved that the price was low and the shipping and handling charge wasn't hiked up! THAT I GREATLY appreciated! I will continue to order from this company. They are the most cost effective herbal company I've found in 9 years of internet shopping! Thanks for making your service affordable! I'll let you know how the weight loss goes at a later date.

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Good and relaxing!

Posted on Feb 12, 2013

2 people found the following review helpful

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I saw this product on Dr. OZ and decided to try it for pain during the night. Without even a full dose I felt relaxed and pain free. But I am sure that dosage and results will vary from person to person. This is something I will keep in my medicine cabinet and my first aid kit. Far safer than Aspirin! Update: A few days ago I took the full dose at night and still had no hangover effect, rather awoke feeling fresh and energetic. I'm glad to have found this product and glad my local health food store carries it for emergency purchases.

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Oh MY!!

Posted on Aug 21, 2012

1 person found the following review helpful

I originally bought these from GNC (didn't think to look on iherb at the time) to curb my appetite for junk food on some evenings (cravings normally come on days where I haven't had much to eat during the day for various reasons). Man! I got SOOO much more than I bargained for! The first night, after having a chew, I ate more than normal, possibly out of being anxious about whether or not they were going to work. But the next night not only was my appetite sufficiently curbed, but everything and ANYTHING I did seemed a LOT more pleasurable. It's a known fact that pleasure happens first in the mind, then in the body and Dr. Oz told us that Satiereal affects the pleasure center of the brain. Long story short and without being vulgar: during intimacy, the marked dryness that can occur after a certain age was VERY VERY NOTICEABLY absent, not to mention my stamina was in high gear! This effect occurred within 3-4 hours after having one chew and persisted for quite a few hours. Let's just say we were 'awake'... far longer than we should have been. I'm not sure if this is what these chews are supposed to do or whether they will do the same thing for someone else, but I also have the Optimized Saffron with Satiereal and, though it contains the same amount of Satiereal as the chews, it does not have the same effect on me. So I will finish the later and stick with the chews! I'd say they nicely aided the balancing of my mood as well. Note I am also taking 100mg/day of Sam-e, but got a huge boost in mood once I added the Satiereal. No task seems too big anymore. :-)

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Powerful Joint Relief

Posted on May 30, 2011

1 person found the following review helpful

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I have had carpal tunnel since I was young, injury due to learning to play quicker than my hands had been trained to go. I'm in my 40's now and was trying this product for a different reason. I found that the day after I took my first pill I had no trouble with my hands at ALL! Not even a twinge! I was able to play piano fluidly even without a chance to warm my hands up. So now, when I know I have to play piano, I take one the night before. I also noticed my knees (which can give me trouble from time to time) feel great going up and down stairs and doing rigerous excersizes like Tae-Bo and Zumba after taking one pill the night before! These results have been a God-send considering I bought the product for my SKIN! LOL I'd highly recommend these if you have any joint or carpal tunnel issues! I will be buying this product again!!

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Definite Difference

Posted on Jul 26, 2013

1 person found the following review helpful

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I am taking this along with Berber vcaps by Thorne Research group and there is a definite difference in my immune system since following an eating and immune repair program I saw on Dr. Oz a few months ago. I have tried many programs without success, but this one is working for me. I'm down to a size 12 from a 14-16. It will become a staple in my cabinet! Also, I noticed my thyroid gland is no longer enlarged after a month of following the program! Thank goodness because I was tired of my hair falling out and sudden muscle weakness. It's good to feel well!

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Helped with Night Sweats

Posted on Oct 01, 2012

1 person found the following review helpful

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I take 2 capsules before bed with a warm cup of water. I figure I can make tea out of them in my stomach and bypass staining my teeth. They ease my night sweats. I went off of them for a very long time and came back to them. Like many herbs, I think they body gets used to them over time, so I stop for a few days ever so often, then begin again.

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Little Effect

Posted on Oct 01, 2012

1 person found the following review helpful

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Taking one, twice per day, I could not really tell if these were giving me a mental lift of any kind. To get Satiereal, I prefer Hunger Chews. See my review. I probably will not purchase this brand again.

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Restored Flexibility in Dry Hair

Posted on Feb 04, 2013

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I really liked this conditioner from the first application! I've had a lot of trouble with dry hair due to hormonal changes and medications. (Note: I am now off all pharmaceutical hormone replacements.) This conditioner gave me instant moisture and elasticity, especially when applied to each section just before flat ironing. A little goes a long way. I am so glad I found the Giovanni line and that the products are all natural because I've been slowly moving away from chemicals both internally and externally. This is a good addition to my natural health regime.

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Plus!

Posted on Oct 02, 2013

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I am so glad I have added this to my regimen. I have been using it after dinner since the end of May and have been very regular as a result. I take 1-2 capsules per day with 16oz. of water. I would not take it at bedtime because I would not be able to drink enough water, since I limit my water at night to prevent waking up every few hours to go to the bathroom.

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Just what I needed

Posted on May 03, 2011

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I ordered these capsule for taking GSE liquid because even with just a few drops of it in water it irritated the lining of my mouth. So into the capsules it went and I'm very happy I thought to search for empty capsules. I imagine I can put anything else in them that I do not want to taste.

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