It's so hard to find a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement that uses BIO-AVAILABLE as well as non-harmful and relevant forms of EVERY vitamin and mineral they are combining into their supplement. This one does it! I love that Thorne Research specifically uses Vitamin D3 (not D or D2), a balance of K1 and K2, mixed carotenes as well as Palmitate for Vitamin A to avoid the possibility of reaching toxic levels while also giving your liver a break from having to convert it all, Folate instead of Folic Acid (which is harmful), Selenomethionine for Selenium, and d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate for Vitamin E as well as d-Gamma Tocopherol from Mixed Tocopherols. All of their minerals are also in excellent bio-available forms - no cheap fillers. I also love that they have minimized the amount of calcium and magnesium, and removed iron, so that people of different ages, with different needs, can use additional supplements as needed. I searched a long time for a vitamin supplement that covered all the bases with quality components - and this one's a WINNER!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 12, 2014 | Verified Purchase
This product combines 240 mg of standardized 80% Silymarin extract with 1260 mg of Organic Milk Thistle Seed (which contains flavenoids, amino acids, proteins and fats which help the body absorb the otherwise-difficult-to-absorb Silymarin). The seed typically contains only 4-6% of Silymarin, which is the liver-protective component, so their 3-capsule-serving contains anywhere from 290mg to 315 mg of Silymarin. The dosage you want will depend on the condition for which you are taking Silymarin. Milk Thistle interacts with a number of drugs and supplements (including Vitamin E and Iron), so do a Google search to be sure you use this safely.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 02, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I take this along with Nature's Way Vitex and the combo has dramatically decreased my hot flashes from every hour (which included waking up several times at night drenched in sweat) to almost none! I might get a muted "warm" flash maybe once a day if at all now (I've been taking this combo for about a month). Amazing!!! (NOTE: I initially started out using a liquid form of Chasteberry Vitex which worked well almost immediately, but I was concerned about the effect of the alcohol base on my liver. So after a month I switched over to the Vitex capsules (400 mg 3x/day) and my body adjusted pretty rapidly.) I can't take Dong Quai or Black Cohosh because of my liver (Hep C). And Maca HRT stopped working for me after several years of doing a great job. Estroven never worked very well for me (it lessened the intensity of my hot flashes, but only a little - I would still sit there dripping with sweat, alarming the clients I was working with). So I am SOOOOOO grateful for Evening Primrose Oil & Vitex!
Love the combo of ingredients - the Silymarin (milk thistle active ingredient), N-Acetyl-Cysteine, and Alpha Lipoic Acid are all excellent for Hep C. I take 2 capsules with breakfast, and 2 with lunch. My body seems to love this product. My liver biopsy results continually show no progression of disease.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 10, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I've tried so many different brands. This one tastes SOOO GOOOOD!!! No weird aftertaste. And it's not only the "real deal" (no fillers or additives), it's also ORGANIC :) (And it even comes with it's own scoop.)
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 28, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I just take 1 every morning - does the trick!
Seems to be working a miracle on my shoulder. I had previous rotator cuff injuries that seemed to be resurfacing as well as severe arthritis in both shoulders. Physical therapy was only helping minimally, but the addition of BioSil (10 drops daily) has resulted in remarkable changes. My mobility is returning as well as range of motion.
Good product for memory enhancement.
Good for concentration & focus.