Hi, my name is Kate. Hope that some of my reviews might be of help. About my health - I'm 32, have almost a perfect diet (whole grains, meat, dairy, veggies, healthy fats - pretty much everything healthy). It's a usual for me to get weird reaction from supps, like head ache, or stomach ache, or weakness. As for cosmetics - i'm oily/comby skin. Hair is porous, somewhat oily. Clinically diagnosed with severe depression around 4-5 years ago, together with anxiety disorder, bpd etc. Have life-long sleeping problems. Can't sleep without prescription meds.
Posted by Anaterma on Oct 11, 2013 | Verified Purchase
this is the first and the very last time that i had bought anything based purely on reviews and not on ingredient list. this mask doesn't do anything. i also find the formulation mediocre. it keeps saying protein repairing system on the tube but i don't see any proteins in the ingredient list. just maybe "soy seed extract" but then i can't tell for sure if it's soy oil (it is an extract from seeds after all), or soy protein or whatever. the only star i can give this is for the thick mask-like consistency which, i guess, makes it work as a base for DIY hair masks. still it's a waste of money. for this price you can get bigger volume of infamous mill's creek keratin conditioner which i find to be the best.
Posted by Anaterma on Jan 12, 2016 | Verified Purchase
well, idk, i didn't like it. i have to note that i have problematic vascular issues, which isn't a disease, but rather a syndrome, but this 1) didn't help me with those 2) meddled with my sleep (i have specific sleeping issues) 3) sometimes made me feel bad. so i'm not recommending this for ppl with similar problems.
Posted by Anaterma on Sep 26, 2015 | Verified Purchase
i bought this right away when i saw the price, and i'm a big fan of chelated magnesium and pretty much any magnesium form. however i confirm that this has a horrible taste. not even bitter msm powder can compare to this one, tbh. i took it as it is and also tried mixing and diluting in pretty much everything, water, milk, juices, kefir, yoghurt and it still tasted nasty. we even once dared a family friend to eat a spoon and his face was a sight we'd never forget. also when i bought chelated form from carlson labs or doctor's best, i remember that those tabs had no distinguished taste, yet they had a distinguished smell (similar to ethanol), and also the first intake (after a long break, i guess there's a tolerance) of 100% of daily value of those gave me a 'high' effect, aka making me super relaxed and feeling nicely. that effect lasts only for the first intake and then it just fades out. with healthy origins version there were no such distinguished features. so from time to time i drink healthy origin's anyway, but honestly, i still take cheaper forms like oxide or citrate more often because there's no problem in how they taste.
Posted by Anaterma on Nov 04, 2013 | Verified Purchase
seems to work on skin. but i REALLY wish american producers would stop putting over 900% of B vitamins or any other vitamins into any supplements, it gets really annoying, i don't need that amount at all, and other supplements that i take also has it and also i have a perfect diet already, thank you very much. it's just stupid, even considering it's water soluble.
Posted by Anaterma on Aug 13, 2013 | Verified Purchase
this one is of darker red colour than frontier naturals' red salt, not that much different in taste, thou, maybe just a lil bit richer in taste. saw this brand around in grocery stores, but not this particular type, which i happen to like. probably going to order this one from now on since it's cheaper. the mill is not great but it doesn't matter. i wish iherb would sell alaea salt like this in bulk.
Posted by Anaterma on Jun 26, 2016 | Verified Purchase
A+ stuff unlike other liquid solution of mag chloride, this comes in other form of hexahydrate, and have no idea how exactly different it is chemically wise, but it is definitely better to use for my body. i use in in everything. just rubbing onto my sore muscles (pretty much all over, depending on where it aches) pure, or dissolved in some water/lotion, i use it adding to my clay face masks, and just a lil bit on a forehead works as a miorelaxant. i plan to use it more, just hadn't tried everything. just so you know, it tastes VERY bitter, so don't put it on before the date or something like that, the taste stays for a long time, even if diluted. i give five stars, but if it was cheaper i would be more satisfied. will buy more.
Posted by Anaterma on Sep 09, 2013 | Verified Purchase
mixes well with water, taste a lil bit sweet if you dilute it in a smaller amount of water. i actually bought some empty capsules to put this in but i decided not to since it's very easy to measure it with a spoon. this one states "preferably with a meal" while other brands do not point that out at all. i take it without a meal, just with water or juice sometimes. didn't carry any calming effect on me if there is supposed to be one but nothing really does. i'm sure it has some benefits for my overall well being and the price is really great.
Posted by Anaterma on Jul 29, 2014 | Verified Purchase
this actually tastes much saltier than other brands of himalayan salt i had bought before, which makes me question if it's genuine. not a very fine grind.
Posted by Anaterma on Nov 04, 2013 | Verified Purchase
just maybe i had some calming effect first time i tried it. but then there was no effect on my terrible out-of-control insomnia whatsoever. i believe it still has some health benefits. most likely won't repurchase. terribly overpriced.
Posted by Anaterma on Apr 19, 2014 | Verified Purchase
i got really interested in that review stating that this can "transform white fat into brown fat", but, i have no idea if it's a coincidence. but about the same time i started taking it alongside himalaya's bacopa, i got myself a nasty lymphnoditis, doctors say it's nothing serious, and also i had read that it can be caused by stress (it was a really stressful period for me at a time), so i now have half finished bottle and don't know what to do with it. no significant change in my "fat" metabolism either other than from usual exercising and diet. so i really don't know if i could recommend this to anyone. also i notice that sometimes when i take it i start to feel extremely hungry. i guess bitter melon is not for me since i'm not a diabetic or anything.