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Working adaptogen

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

22 people found the following review helpful

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I take 2 per night, and it's fine if taken during the day as well. - It works as an adaptogen and general upregulating anti-oxidant (upregulating our own antioxidant systems) - It's a GABA-mimetic, so it should induce relaxation to some degree. - The Withanolide content is HIGH = induces neuronal growth and synaptic regeneration - It's a mild acetylcholinesterase inhibitor = more choline - Seems to increase T4-to-T3 thyroid hormone conversion Once one gets the dose and timing dialed in, and adjusts to the sedation (present in some people), it seems like a good choice.

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Well designed formula

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

5 people found the following review helpful

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The inclusion of B6 as p5p was a good choice in conjunction with tryptophan. The Dr. Best formula includes B3 as niacinamide (which is a known soporific agent), but having added my own niacinamide, I cannot perceive any difference. Melatonin is synthesized AFTER serotonin. The synthesis of serotonin (and other neurotransmitters) is catalyzed by a B6-dependent enzyme. Furthermore, B6 is required to manufacture Niacin from tryptophan. Thus a reason one might choose tryptophan over melatonin is NOT to skip any intermediary steps (there are a few studies showing that direct melatonin supplementation reduces levels of intermediary products). I use low-dose melatonin anyway (Same brand, sustained release) because sleep is scarce.

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I use it for sleep

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

3 people found the following review helpful

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This product helps me sleep. Bacopa, gotu kola, and a few of the other included ingredients in this formula have been studied with regard to cognitive performance: the results are generally mildly to moderately favorable, but often inconclusive. I've been told that Bacopa requires about 12 weeks to take effect - I've been taking this formula for longer than that, and while I believe it has helped me, I'm not sure that my mental performance has improved.

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Good form of zinc

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

3 people found the following review helpful

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This brought my zinc levels back up, and it's a good source of orotic acid. I'm sure zinc aspartate would have done the same, but I take this at night in conjunction with magnesium glycinate (both NMDA inhibitors). I'd rather not have an excitatory neurotransmitter (L-aspartate) in circulation when I'm trying to sleep. For the supplementing athletes: D-aspartate lingers even longer.

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Mild enough to use regularly

Posted on Jun 07, 2011

1 person found the following review helpful

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It's an effective glycolic acid soap, but mild enough for frequent use. This is good for normal skin, but especially for mild to moderate acne and blemishes; it will brighten and somewhat clear the complexion after each use. Apply dry (face perhaps some to the neck / other problem areas), wait a few minutes, and then rinse. You may want to follow with a suitable moisturizer. Derma-E probably makes a good one; I'll give them a try when I run out of current stock.

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Great formula

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

2 people found the following review helpful

I chose this as the best compromise. - Not too much folate, and highly absorbable forms (though there is some debate about folate forms and dosages with regard to people who have the specific 5-MTHFR Folate metabolism SN-Polymorphism vs regular people, and the role of said metabolism in cancer development. The thought being that we evolved to slowly convert folate to absorbable forms in order to prevent cancer - and thus directly supplementing these forms would be a mistake) - Good forms and dosages of each B-vitamin

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