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Posted by AIM-FOR-GOOD-HEALTH on Nov 28, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Holy Basil didn't seem to do much for me. Herbs tend to be a very individual thing. What works for one doesn't for another at times if the underlying cause is somewhat different. In the end I resolved my issue by addressing over-stressed adrenals (a common problem in today's society!) and took the herb Schizandra - miracle stuff. This has a powerful sedative action by reducing the production of cortisol, the stress hormone produced by your adrenals which can happen when they are stressed. In my experience it is critical to get to the root cause of your symptoms in order to succeed in aiming for good health. It pays to see a Naturopath or Herbalist for some advice, although in this case I worked it out for myself, the slow and painful way - 9 years of searching lead me to Schizandra, a major Chinese herb with wonderful benefits. (Feel free to visit my page for more reviews by clicking on my username.)
I have been a bad menopause case and this is one supplement I continue to have even though I am on the recovery. I use this along with Schizandra to support my adrenals to produce estrogen as adrenal fatigue is often a HUGE part of the problem in menopause. Please note that Clary Sage or any other essential oils is NOT supposed to be ingested as they are extremely potent and you can easily overdose and get seriously ill. But off the record, herbalists will tell you when you are desperate that it is safe to have just TWO drops of Clary sage in your bedtime herbal tea, to help ward off those dreaded hot flushes - NO more at any other time of day however. I am not prescribing here so please check this out. It has worked quite safely for me for years. Clary sage has powerful estrogenic effects and unlike ordinary Sage which is often used for hot flushes, it does not dry out your tissues. (Please feel free to go to my iherb page by clicking on my username for my 100 plus reviews).
This is potent formula but seems too strong for me with the addition of other herbals. I switched to plain Schizandra from Nature's Way and this was my magic bullet. I am now cured of Chronic fatigue and insomnia. In my experience it is critical to get to the root cause of your symptoms in order to succeed in aiming for good health. It pays to see a Naturopath or Herbalist for some advice, although in this case I worked it out for myself, the slow and painful way - 9 years of searching lead me to Schizandra, a major Chinese herb with wonderful benefits. (Feel free to go to my iherb page by clicking on my username for my 100 plus reviews).
5-HTP gives you tryptophan what the body needs to produce its own serotonin which enables you to fall asleep. As we age (or reach menopause), we produce much less serotonin and for many sleep becomes a problem. Great supplement, great brand and highly effective solution for insomnia. My advice is to take it immediately before getting into bed otherwise your brain will get the message that you want to stay awake and will take action to counter its effects - that's been my experience of some 20 years of using this. In the end I fully resolved my issue by addressing over-stressed adrenals (which is often a big factor in today's society and for women in menopause especially when symptoms go on for years). I took the herb Schizandra for my adrenals - miracle stuff. I am now cured of Chronic fatigue and insomnia after 9 years of searching for a solution to my sleep issues. (Feel free to go to my Iherb page by clicking on my username too see my 100 plus reviews)
I found this effective in reducing fluid retention for a few months. It acts as a natural and gentle diuretic. Dandelion has numerous other benefits including helping the liver to detox, improving your skin as a result and improving the health of your stomach and digestion. In the long run I got to the root of my particular problem. While Dandelion was good for a while I not only needed support for my liver but also my adrenals. The herb Schizandra does both. Schizandra is an ideal partner to Dandelion root, if you are stressed and fatigued. I just take Schizandra now and I am cured of Chronic Fatigue that I had for years. (Be sure to visit my page for my 100 plus reviews by clicking on my username.)
This particular Garlic product didn't seem to do much for me when I have an infection. I won't buy this again. After much research for many hours, I bought Nature's Bounty Odor-free Garlic 2000 mg and I DO notice a difference with this one. (Be sure to visit my page for my 100 plus reviews by clicking on my username.)
I have very compromised immunity at the best of times due to long term fatigue. This is the only Garlic product that seems to have any impact when I am ailing with anything and I have tried several including Kyolic aged garlic products. This is potent stuff. I highly recommend you try these. Good value and odor free as well. (Be sure to visit my page for my 100 plus reviews by clicking on my username.)
This can help for hot flushes for some but not for me. However, after giving it to a neighbour for his painful joints it took his pain entirely away. It is generally used for painful joints and very successfully too - It is a potent anti-inflammatory. This is a good product and of organic origin. So I am giving it five stars. (Feel free to visit my page for my 100 plus reviews by clicking on my username.)
Posted by AIM-FOR-GOOD-HEALTH on Jan 15, 2010 | Verified Purchase
My husband who has muscular dystrophy is regaining tone in his muscles. He walks better, can get out of a chair more easily and can dry his feet for the first time in four years. I can't tell you how much this means to him. This product also gives you a much deeper sleep! I started taking it myself and it really does tone your muscles up without even exercising, just incredible. I noticed a marked difference in the appearance of my skin as well (youthful looking). (Please feel free to go to my iherb page by clicking on my username for more reviews).
Posted by AIM-FOR-GOOD-HEALTH on Sep 03, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Takes the edge off tension and panic. Excellent aid for panic situations. I highly recommend this for those who suffer from anxiety. Good before attending interview or public speaking - your ability to handle stress is really enhanced.