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I am a holistic therapist and personal trainer working in the UK. My interest in nutrition and correct and affordable supplementation brought me to iherb. I hope you find my reviews helpful!

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Probably great pre-workout but not at bedtime...

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

3 people found the following review helpful

Purchased at iHerb

I was taking this to stimulate my GH and to cope with a period of intense stress and physical activity, so was taking at night. PLUSES: It definitely helped me go through weeks of hard work without a day off. It managed to do this with just two teaspoons a night. (though I was also using L-Theanine and 5-HTP) MINUSES: - I find the product far too sweet!!! - I would be starving in the morning and think I have put on some mass (also fat). Mass increase was not one of my goals (I am a girl with good body fat % and enviable body mass as it is). Now I will try taking it pre-workout instead (e.g. before my spinning class) so that the sugars in the product can be put to some good use! Would probably buy again but can we PLEASE have a version without sugar to take at night.

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Probably really good but chia seeds also very effective...

Posted on Jul 08, 2011

3 people found the following review helpful

Purchased at iHerb

I don't suffer from constipation but I have been having strange bowel movements and digestive complaints since picking up a stomach infection while on holiday. I found a couple of free samples of this lying around the house and decided to give them a try. Taking just one capsule at night, away from food, (and eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, including chia seeds, plus drinking lots of water) gives me an ideal stool movement next day: easily passed, soft stool, well-formed, right size (read the book by Paul Chek to know more) without any pain at any time, no grumbling tummy (usually a problem for me) or any side effect. If you are sensitive, try taking just one a day, at night and try this rather than one of the others (harsher-sounding) colon conditioners. iHerb great as usual. NOTE: I have been also taking chia seeds and it could be that it is the chia seeds that are having this great regulatory effect instead! In any case, this product did not hurt and seems to have helped.

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Why fructose and xylitol?

Posted on Apr 02, 2010

3 people found the following review helpful

Not keen on the fructose (I want low-carb stuff and fructose seems to encourage fat deposits) and the xylitol can cause gastric distress in many people. Why not just use stevia full stop? I would be happier with this product if its only sweetener was stevia (one can always add fruit or other sweetener if they like/have to). Personally, I do well with less sweet products.

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pity about the magnesium stearate...

Posted on Jul 17, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

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I wish it was removed from Now Foods products!

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pity about the benzoates...

Posted on Jun 22, 2011

3 people found the following review helpful

I am disappointed that they use "Sodium Benzoate" as one of the ingredients. Will not buy

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Tablets too huge for me and can we remove some rubbish from them please?

Posted on Feb 18, 2011

3 people found the following review helpful

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I cannot seem to swallow these whole. I have to chew them, which I think defeats the purpose (no wonder I am running to the bathroom as soon as I get up in the morning). Also, what are all these eccipients? I expected more from Doctor's Best! (though to be fair all the magnesium tablets seem bad in that respect)

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OK as a moisturiser, not for internal use (for me)

Posted on Dec 03, 2013

3 people found the following review helpful

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Been using as a moisturiser and it's ok (if you can stand the smell). However, taking it internally, it did nothing for me. It did not stop heartburn, in fact it probably made it worse, due to the citric acid. I am now suffering badly with fire-like burning in my stomach... been lasting for days now. I would like a version without citric acid!!! I think that would have more potential. Generally like this brand and the fact they use minimal additives.

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contains sodium benzoate....

Posted on Jun 26, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

This product does not inspire confidence. Why add sodium benzoate?!?!?!

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some questionable ingredients

Posted on Apr 20, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

Other ingredients: Maltodextrin, modified cellulose, caffeine, dicalcium phosphate, stearic acid, dextrin, red 40, silica, polyethylene glycol, dextrose, soy lecithin, titanium dioxide glycerin, blue 2, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, sodium citrate. Each table contains 100 mg caffeine. I don't know about you, but I don't want any of those in supplements I take! (especially too much caffeine, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, colours like red 40 or blue 2) Too much caffeine can deplete your adrenals in the long run, particularly if you are sensitive to caffeine.

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Who cares about filling the space?

Posted on Jun 23, 2011

3 people found the following review helpful

From the product description: "May contain one or more of the following hypoallergenic ingredients to fill space - Magnesium Citrate, Silicon Dioxide." Use smaller capsules or leave them half empty. I'd rather have no useless/damaging fillers in my supplements!!!!

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Potassium benzoate?

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

3 people found the following review helpful

Personally, I am not keen on products containing potassium benzoate and I would like to see it removed from all products. From wikipedia: Potassium Benzoate (or E212) was recently described by the Food Commission, who campaign for 'safer, healthier food in the UK', as "mildly irritant to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes".

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contains propylene glycol :-(

Posted on Apr 19, 2012

3 people found the following review helpful

Plus: no alcohol Minus: contains propylene glycol I prefer Twinlabs liquid propolis, which is alcohol-free but does NOT contain any propylene glycol (anti-freeze!)

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