I took one of these five days a week for about 5-6 weeks and noticed I was feeling very fatigued at the end of it, and also my skin was dry. I was worried it may have been pushing my towards hypothyroidism, as many studies show high iodine intake can do, so I stopped taking it. I do feel it had a positive effect in terms of detox - my urine was bright yellow when I was taking it, and my eyes started to look clearer. Some would say my side effects were related to bromide detox, but I'm not convinced it wasn't haven't a negative effect on my thyroid. That said, prior to taking this I noticed that I had some small heart palpitations occasionally, and I don't have those anymore. I have a thyroid nodule, so I wanted to see if this could help, but I haven't had a follow-up ultrasound yet to check. It did make some different to a fibroadenoma I have in my breast, but after stopping taking it, that seems to have gone back the same, so maybe I was imagining it. Also, I had swollen glands and a pinching feeling in my throat taking this occasionally. Not sure. Once I get my thyroid function tests and ultrasound perhaps I will know if this helped or not, but I was too scared to keep taking it.
I only take this occasionally when my sleeping patterns are out of sync. It's great. I wake up feeling refreshed after taking this, not drowsy, like I have on other brands. It seems to be improve my sleep quality, as I find it easier to get out of bed in the morning after taking this, even though I have slept heavily. I don't take it regularly though, as I want to be able to produce my own melatonin naturally and I worry about dependency.
Transfer Point beta glucan is meant to be the best, but this rates quite highly. The Transfer Point site has compared a range of immune boosters, and this one didn't do so bad. Considering the price compared to Transfer Point, I think this is okay. I actually thought it was quite effective prior to seeing that study, but that confirmed it for me. Taking this, I seem to be able to avoid colds when I travel to colder climates and on the plane (something that normally makes me sick). I haven't had a cold this winter, and whilst I've taken other supplements (astragalus, zinc, Now Immune booster and sometimes AHCC), I do believe this has helped. Recommended.
I definitely think this works and personally I don't mind the taste. At first I thought I could only take it with juice, but after a couple of bottles, I can now take it just with water if I don't have juice handy, and it's fine. I noticed some bits and pieces coming out that looked like sesame seeds after about a week of taking this, and something that looked wormy. Not 100% they were parasites but I think so. I also stopped having diarrhea after taking this, although it has come back after a month as I didn't do the follow-up treatment after a week's break. But definitely recommend this cleanse at least yearly. But as others have said, order at least two bottles and do the follow up cleanse a week after. Also, you can take a bit more than two syringes full and/or three times a day if necessary.
I cannot be sure, but I have been taking these for a couple of months (and Rejuvenzyme prior to that for a few months fairly consistently, not sure which is best) and in a recent thyroid function test, my antibodies went from elevated in 2015 (around 200 if I recall rightly) to normal (around 46) now. I was wondering what I did to cause this, and I've noticed others say that this helps reduce antibodies, so maybe it was the proteolytic enzymes. I have also been taking selenium, iodine, zinc and other supplements on and off in this time, so I can't be sure that this was the cause, but it's definitely worth trying if you have a thyroid auto-immune condition. Certainly these tablets don't give me any negative side effects (I did notice occasional sore stomach with the Rejuvenzyme, but not these... But I occasionally took the Rejuvenzyme right before lying down to bed, which I think is a bad idea - think it might stick in the stomach and cause irritation) - I take three on an empty stomach in the morning, and try to take at night as well.
This is the second time I've bought a bottle. There are mixed reviews about sodium selenite, with some saying it is toxic, and other saying it is the best type to combat cancer. Either way, taking this is easy, the tablets are small, and it's a mix of the different types of selenium. Haven't noticed a difference in anything taking this, but no negative effects.
I take this whenever I feel a cold coming on, and normally the cold only lasts a day and is gone. This is great.
Posted by iHerb Customer on November 7 2017 | Verified Purchase
I take this when I'm feeling slightly anxious, often because I've over-indulged in alcohol, not had enough sleep or am stressed about work or life. I have recommended to people who have had troubles sleeping (e.g. wake up early morn with anxiety) or suffered with anxiety, and I think they have also found it helpful. PharmaGABA is meant to be a good version. Other brands are more pricey. This is my second bottle. I don't take it daily, just when I feel like I need help relaxing or sleeping.
I take these with food and have never had any reflux. Not sure if the quantities are ideal, but they seem good, and I like the fact it has flaxseed too.
Posted by iHerb Customer on November 30 2016 | Verified Purchase
I take this on and off as a preventative measure. A little worried about some articles that talk about a side effect of long-term Graviola ingestion being Parkinson's, although the makers of this product have said that this applies to the fruit and bark, not the leaf. It does seem to lift my mood. I imagine that the mood-lifting qualities are related to why it can bring on Parkinson's with overuse, as both are related to dopamine. I've also heard that this can destroy good intestinal bacteria if you take it for too long, which is why I like to take a bottle of it and then give it a rest.
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