Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 14, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I’d never given any thought about B Complexes in my life, that is, until now. The times I had taken random, generic ones before my only impressions were that they turned my pee bright yellow - money down the toilet if more of it ended there than in my body with a feeling of an unnatural, caffeine-like hit. I’m taking this now as part of a cluster of supplements like n-acetyl-cysteine and other antioxidants for glutathione recycling, addressing chronic fatigue, anxiety, insomnia from autoimmune. This formulation removes the head-scratching and endless reading of labels trying to collect different Bs as separate supplements to get critical balances right. The effect was almost immediate. The quality of my sleep has been much better than in the last several years before I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I wake up feeling rested, refreshed, optimistic. I do feel like I’ve taken another step towards recovery with this supplement.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 03, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I was using Lumina Silica Drops and Bio-Sil before. Nothing wrong with those products but at the rate I was chugging down the stuff, I had to look for something that made better sense in the long term. Horsetail is just as effective and cheaper!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 11, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I've been on this product for about 2 weeks. Didn't notice a difference until I upped the dose to 3x a day. My skin's as soft as a baby's bottom, with markedly less hair loss when I shampoo my hair... maybe by about three times! Will continue to monitor at 3x a day for another 2 weeks before deciding on a lower maintenance dose. Thank you! Will buy again.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 11, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I like the sound of their sustainably farmed cordyceps – gene sequencing replicating wild Tibetan cordyceps sinensis, growing conditions mimicking the more obvious conditions of theTibetan plateau (sub-zero temperatures, 50% oxygen levels than at sea level) – only that I don’t understand how they’ve measured the potency as “4-5 times” that of wild cordyceps or if it’s been independently tested. I'm sceptical on this last part as my body is highly sensitive. I’ve been taking it for autoimmune issues. Cordyceps has always been an outstanding herbal for me even before I discovered the Aloha Medicinals brand about 20-22 months ago. I was using another weak commercial brand in a fish essence and I needed 2 bottles a day to feel any impact. I was quite sick in the 2011 period and again more recently. I doubt Aloha Medicinals exceed that commercial brand for roughly the same amount of product. It is good for the price but at $24.99 per 90 capsules which we pulse dose (4-5 days on, 2-3 days off) as a family of four, I am really feeling the mark ups of supplements. When I was directed to their Hongkong office from their US office to ask about bulk orders, I was curtly told “bulk orders are not recommended for end users”. Wow, zero attempt was made to understand my situation and to assist. This cold unhelpfulness almost cancels out any benefit of the cordyceps. Once I have found an alternative source of organic cordyceps as well as other mushrooms, I will be taking my business elsewhere.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 15, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I have autoimmune hyperthyroidism as well as PCOS (the two often go hand-in-hand). I was not aware of the possible side effects of milk thistle. It seemed to work fairly well up to a point WHEN combined with Christopher's Original Formulas for Liver and Gallbladder... On its own, it had given me flatulence and uncomfortable, scatty, watery stools. On the final evening, it triggered severe bloating, constipation, cramping, pain, intestinal blockage requiring emergency surgery. I'm not saying it was the milk thistle directly since I have the aforementioned underlying conditions but I won't be taking it again.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 13, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I found this useful only at the beginning of my treatment paired with conventional antithyroid medication, while closely monitoring with regular lab work (once every 6 weeks to 2 months) and learning to re-interpret optimal thyroid values from "normal" reference ranges as recognised in conventional medicine. I didn't have the support of my conventional endocrinologist. I live in a developing country that's at least 30 years behind the West in attitudes towards self-empowered healthcare. Using references from functional medicine journals, I tried much higher doses of Bugleweed than even suggested on the label without ill effect but it got to a point of diminishing returns. Eventually I stayed with acetyl-l-carnitine and l-carnitine which changed my thyroid values very quickly. In fact, far more quickly than expected that I went the other way into hyPO. In a sense, this was deliberate, to counter more dangerous hyPER.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 13, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I started on this fish oil earlier this year before I began to understand more about fish oils. You need 6-8 of these to get to more therapeutic levels of DHA and EPA, to address heart arrhythmia and palpitations. Around the same time I increased the fish oil capsules from 2 a day to 6, I also increased my intake of CoQ10 from 200 to 300mg, the latter which I believe is what improved my heart. Not this particular fish oil. I have since switched from this fish oil to cod liver oil which on top of higher quantities of Omega-3s also contains Vitamins A and D., together with MK-7 for Vitamin K2 - they work synergistically. I give the same to my daughter who has bruxism and cavities to rebuild her enamel.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 29, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Poor absorption - have had to take four times the amount to notice a difference. Going back to BioSil.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 10, 2014 | Verified Purchase
This is my second bottle. I have halved the amount daily for maintenance. Great for nails as well. Not so much skin. Will order again.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 04, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I'm taking this as part of a 4R Program of gut healing addressing Graves' and Hashimoto's which includes l-glutamine, homemade coconut yoghurt with about 10-12 probiotic strains from 2 brands of probiotics, etc. It's noticeable when I've missed a day of licorice root at this brand's suggested 2 capsules 3 times a day dose - my stomach bloats badly! It's also been helping with chronic constipation with more frequent and substantial bowel movements without needing additional supplementation of psyllium husk and a bowel cleanse. Good stuff - still on my first bottle! Will be buying more!
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