PurplePegasus

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I hope my reviews will be helpful in assisting you to choose your products. I'm dealing with overlapping illnesses, so a lot of symptoms to treat. I try to review things that are not listed and hard to figure out online such as packaging type (is that bottle safe glass or is it toxic-plastic?) and contents (does that tea have a staple, string or simply pressed together?). Please keep in mind that I live in Southern California and that arid weather is very different than humid so, things that work for me, such as moisturizers or creams, might be too rich for you. Also skin types differ, I'm both oily and dry currently so I try to indicate all that. Welcome to my page and hope you find some fun, helpful or delicious products you hadn't tried before.

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The Cadillac of B vitamins... and the only 1 I can absorb

Posted on Mar 06, 2013

7 people found the following review helpful

Purchased at iHerb

I have malabsorption syndrome caused by candida. I'm basically deficient in all nutrients which is causing tons of life-threatening problems such as internal organ failure etc.. B vitamins, along with magnesium, is the most critical to me to maintain life at this stage. This is the only B vitamin that my system will absorb *some*, so I need to take more than the average person. I really wish they would remove the soy though, I already take sunflower lecithin so this is not needed and is probably GMO. We live in a very toxic world. Unfortunately for me, it's either take this with the GMO frankensoy lecithin or well, you know. Live now and pay later? I still give this 5 stars but you make your decision according to where you're at with what you know.

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Effective & works very fast!!!

Posted on Oct 28, 2012

7 people found the following review helpful

Purchased at iHerb

This stuff is fantastic. We are experiencing some extreme weather here in California from very hot days to cold nights. Last night I started sneezing out of the blue but I could tell it wasn't my usual allergy symptoms: I was coming down with a cold, or worse! I only sprayed twice and felt instant relief! The sneezing stopped instantly and within minutes the malaise and weakness left me. Sure, I question if it's placebo (I mean, how could it work so fast?) but if this makes my mind that powerful then I want some with me at all times! I sprayed just a few more times before bed and this morning as I had left the a/c on anticipating a very warm morning but I was freezing cold when I woke up. I believe this little guy is a potent health-guard and germ buster and plan to carry this with me when the weather is cold or when in public. The taste to me is not strong at all. I know oregano can be very potent but this tastes mainly of ginger and is sweet. It's nothing like synthetic medicines and does not taste foul nor overpowering to me. I love it! I strongly suggest you give it a try, the price is unreal for this type of high quality ingredients. I just hope this one won't have those incredibly long delays when out of stock. I should get some for my friends too! Thanks iHerb for carrying this! :)

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It's ok

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

7 people found the following review helpful

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I didn't find it particularly fragrant nor powerful. I'm not impressed and won't purchase again. I'm glad to read there's many others who find it weak and smells off, it's not just me! It's the product. This smells nothing like the eucalyptus I knew as a kid for sinus steam inhalation. 3 stars for being organic but a disappointing purchase.

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I love its gorgeous lavender wrapper!

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

7 people found the following review helpful

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The chocolate is ok, sort of between milk and dark. I found it has a relaxing effect, mildly euphoric. I love the color of the wrapper and bought it again for that but unfortunately the 2 new bars arrived crushed. It's not the best chocolate but if I'm relaxed it gives me a strange happy feeling and if I'm not in a good place it relaxes me.

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Taste is delicious but 2 questionable ingredients for an organic jam

Posted on Feb 21, 2014

7 people found the following review helpful

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The taste truly deserves 5 stars. It's a bit hard to spread as there's a lot of thick chunks of strawberries. That is not the problem. This jam contains 2 dubious ingredients as research indicates they always come from GMO corn, unless specifically otherwise disclosed that they are processed from the very expensive camu, which is here unlikely. Since I have MCS and an impaired liver, it's important to me but this might not be a concern to the very healthy person. These ingredients are ascorbic acid and citric acid; the latter is said to always contain hidden MSG, so it does worry me. I did not react but I want to point this out both in the hopes that Crofter's will remove these unnecessary ingredients and for people who, like me, are either impaired and/or concerned about long term health effects. Sadly, this is the best organic jam (or fruit spread or jelly) currently available on iHerb so far as ingredients. I might purchase again, but it does worry me. I wish I were healthier and could eat anything without guilt.

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A bit too oily for me but goes on smooth and almost no flavor at all

Posted on Jun 19, 2013

7 people found the following review helpful

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I'm not sure why iHerb switched the name from Madre Labs or Madre Bees to Sierra Bees so that's why the search turned up nothing. Anyway this is a pretty good lip balm. A bit too oily for my taste but less oily than Badger brand lip balms. It is also less overpowering in the cocoa butter smell so it's really pretty good. The reason why I'm giving 3 stars, besides the oily feel, is because, unlike my favorite lip balm, it doesn't do anything for chapped lips as, unlike that one, it does not exfoliate at all. I have MCS so the no scent/no taste works for me.

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Does NOT have any significant orange flavor I can taste!

Posted on Oct 28, 2012

7 people found the following review helpful

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Unfortunately each time I buy more than 1 new item from iHerb it turns out to be a dud, my bad! I bought at my local store Newman's Organics dark orange chocolate and it is heavenly, almost feels like those chocolate covered jelly oranges. Since I couldn't find it at iHerb and the weather had cooled down enough that I would not receive melted bars again, I purchased 3. Big mistake! For starters this tastes nothing at all like orange flavor unlike the other. The chewy/crunchy bits bother me: not only are they tasteless but they are NOT ORGANIC! And considering the recent scandal on the news about oranges being heavily sprayed not only with pesticides but with a very toxic fungicide, I won't be buying this again. However this was my fault for completely missing "peel", I just thought I was buying orange oil chocolate. My bad. But what was NOT my bad is iHerb's terrible packaging: I have been complaining to iHerb since January 2012 about chocolate being tossed in my packages without any bubble wrap any longer: it invariably arrives all crushed. And no, it does not taste the same. I don't know how else to get thru to iHerb on this. There is no way to contact the shipping department. My chocolate is invariably packed either under heavy cans or heavy jars! Either that or UPS plays soccer with my packages. Because of all this (and the hot weather) I've resumed shopping locally. That's 9 months of speaking up and not getting any positive resolution; in fact since I spoke up the packaging problem has become a lot worse with my coconut waters tossed upside down instead of right side up like I requested them many times: originally they were shipped sideways! I don't want to quit shopping iHerb but what else can I do when shipping has dropped to such poor packaging standards!?

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Loaded with dangerous ingredients!

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

7 people found the following review helpful

Proof that organic does not mean healthy: Inulin is a dangerous fake fiber; spirulina is extremely dangerous to those of us who have heavy metal toxicity and has even been lethal to some as it mobilizes metals they have ended up in the brain and killed a few patients! Oats contain gluten & many of us healthy folks have wised up & do not eat any grains: why add them to an organic vitamin? Both safflower & canola oil create illness particularly canola which is a very toxic oil! (See Dr. Mercola's writings on this) Silicon dioxide causes many side effects so does carrageenan per Dr. Weil (migraines etc); read stuff on glycerin side effects; and soy is a well known endocrine disruptor which builds up excess xenoestrogens. I'll just say no to this very unhealthy "organic" product.

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BEWARE: GMO granules strongly suspected!

Posted on Apr 17, 2012

37 people found the following review helpful

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I contacted Bluebonnet several times to ask to see certification or some kind of guarantee that their lecithin is non-GMO (since their label does not say organic nor IPP, the only two certifications that guarantee the soy is non-GMO, and their website has no info whatsoever) and they refuse to answer! I phoned and emailed them several times and they hide behind voice mail, do not return emails or phone calls. I URGE EVERYONE to contact Bluebonnet and demand to see certification! In the interim, boycott this unethical company. My can is unopened and will be returning it to iHerb.

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I think it works well

Posted on Jul 08, 2013

6 people found the following review helpful

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I just needed a break because the detox side effects are really brutal but I'm regaining control of my ears and constant tinnitus/ear ringing has finally greatly diminish and no longer plagues me daily.

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Promotes fat loss fast

Posted on Oct 29, 2012

6 people found the following review helpful

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L-Carnitine is a top of the line amino-like product which works fast to melt body fat, however a minimum of exercise is required for this to work, whether it be walking fast or simply lifting heavy stuff around the house. I also take this for circulation problems, particularly to the brain and arms. I went from 500mg a day to 2g (from 1 pill to 4 per day) and I see better results all-around at 4 pills per day. Always safest to start slow to gauge results and potential reactions. No side effects for me at either dosage. Thanks to this and several other amino acids, I now have muscle tone again after medical steroid treatment catabolized my muscle tissue everywhere. Always take on empty stomach. This a very good brand.

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Excellent brand

Posted on Nov 23, 2012

6 people found the following review helpful

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I have no way of gauging if this is doing anything but MF is my #1 brand. No soy, corn or yeast unlike the other "whole food"/organic brands. This mineral is a potent antioxidant and supposed to detox the liver from heavy metals etc.

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