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5-HTP WARNING

Posted on Dec 23, 2012

6 people found the following review helpful

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I purchased several bottles of 5-HTP over the past 3 months. Three times with this brand by Natrol. The initial research I found that it may help with migraines, anxiety, and stress in general. However, this may not be a good nutraceutical for those hitting into middle age, or anyone over the age of 30. 5-HTP is the cause for my hair shedding, which only began a few weeks into taking this supplement. I had no other new supplement changes. I did go off many medications I was taking around the same time. My naturopath put me on a gentle cleanse detox for riding my body of any leftover toxins due to the medications, and to detox in general, as she thought possibly my hair shedding was due to the medications. I also had blood work checked, which was reviewed by my naturopath. I am not showing a thyroid issue or entering pre-menopause. The cleanse did not help the hair shedding issue. But after I stopped taking this supplement, it's back to normal again. Coincidence? I think not. After I decided to do more research on 5-HTP, I found that Web MD states they cannot testify to the safety of 5-HTP and in such, considers it not safe to use, mainly based on correlation with it's use and increased incidents of myalgia (generalized muscle pain). Moreover, I came up with several hits where individuals are asking questions, on many different websites, if 5-HTP could be the cause of their hair shedding/hair loss, even among people who state that their doctors are stumped as well as to why they are loosing their hair, considering that some were then prescribed hair regrowth medications with NO RESULTS whatsoever. So after putting two and two together, with this many people HAVING to ask if 5-HTP could be the cause of their hair loss, IT IS. I would ONLY give this to a pre-adolescent to young adult, no more over the age of 35, and iffy if the person is over 30, depending on their medical family history (ie, early hair loss in family, early pre-menopause, neurological and muscular disorders in the family like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, etc). In fact, this should only be made available by naturopathic/homeopathic medicinaries....not online, at least not after what I found out. VERY serious side effects with this one.

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Expensive

Posted on Jan 29, 2013

2 people found the following review helpful

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I ordered this to help with the eye pressure I experience during my complex migraines. I think it did help, but the cost of this product is excruiatingly expensive. I am instead taking acetylzolamide as prescribed.

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Contains Parabens

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

2 people found the following review helpful

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I was using this product for quite awhile, with no problems. I loved that it contained several types of cold-water sea fish oils, like herring, mackerel, and anchovie, which in recent research was indicated as the best omega 3s to use, instead of relying solely on salmon alone. HOWEVER, I nearly died when I reread the ingredients, and I don't know how in the world I missed that his product contains parabens. With consistent research how parabens are linked to cancer, it sort of makes taking this product a mute point. Doesn't it? When this company removed parabens from this product, I might be interested in buying again.

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Enzymatic Therapy, B2

Posted on Jan 29, 2013

1 person found the following review helpful

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I am prescribed this by my neurologist to help with improving cognition and processing following brain injury. I think it worked very well in conjunction with Omega 3s and a good multi-vitamin.

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Works great!

Posted on Jan 29, 2013

1 person found the following review helpful

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Took this for a few days when I began detoxing and getting off cigarettes. I did sneak one about 5 days into the detox and cleanse....I was so nauseous and sick...like I tried to smoke for the first time. So I know this is a great product.

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Helps to get to sleep

Posted on Jan 29, 2013

1 person found the following review helpful

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Very good to help get to sleep. I found one that is a bit better since I do have major sleep issues due to brain injury. But if you'r situation isn't as bad as mine, this particular supplement will assist w/ getting to sleep nicely with addition of melatonin.

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Works well

Posted on Jan 29, 2013

1 person found the following review helpful

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I still do not think there is a better Rhodiola then the product made from Sweden. But this comes pretty close and not as expensive.

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Life Extension Melatonin, TR, 3mg

Posted on Jan 29, 2013

1 person found the following review helpful

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I found Source Naturals to work better.

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HO CoQ10 200mg

Posted on Jan 29, 2013

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I began taking this when I was having hearing problems with something my neurologist claimed was due to being too isolated from people. I was hearing strange musical sounds (brass-horns, sax, clarinet, drums) right behind one ear. This supplement helped it tremendously while I began to become more engaged in society and getting out of the house more. I didn't know this supplement helped with brain injury issues which may assist with such problems. I no longer take it, as I am out of the house regularly and lost weight. Good supplement to discuss taking w/ your neurologist.

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Best Multi-vitamin for Women

Posted on Dec 23, 2012

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I've used several women's multi-vitamin formulas. This is the only one that doesn't make me sick after taking it, even if I forgotten to eat right before taking it. I spread out my doses throughout the day.

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just okay

Posted on Jan 29, 2013

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no bells or whistles here

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Doctor's Best Xtra Strength Ginko 120mg

Posted on Jan 29, 2013

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very, very good. Excellent quality

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