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Jodi Bassett -HFME/Health, Healing & Hummingbirds
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May 25 2008
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Hello everyone. I'm a huge fan of treating the causes of diseases rather than just masking symptoms. I'm also a huge iHerb fan! I'm writing all my reviews here as someone that has read as much information on vitamin C, detoxification, diet, health and nutrition as I can and that is very slowly improving month by month from a very severe neurological disease (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) - thanks in part to wonderful books by various orthomolecular and holistic medicine experts - that has left me housebound and almost entirely bedbound for many years. Since I was just 19. I wish so much I had had this information early on in my disease, rather than coming to it more than 10 years in. Healing is so much easier the earlier you start it. But even if you're long-term very ill like me, there is real cause for hope with the right info + care. Real healing takes time, but is not impossible. It's the boring stuff that works; vitamins etc. Not the 'sexy' new and exotic stuff!

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Great product

Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on August 14 2013 | Verified Purchase

Great source of vitamin A, and also copper and all the Bs. Much easier to ingest than actual liver! I wanted to know how much raw beef liver it took took to make a capsule of this product so I could work out my vitamin A intake. The company was very helpful and they replied: "It takes 2000 mg of fresh beef liver to make up one 500 mg capsule of Beef Liver Natural Glandular. We do not routinely test the vitamin A content, but we do know from our supplier from other project work they have done that freeze dried beef liver can contain up to 50,000 mcg’s of Retinol (Vitamin A) per 100 grams, which degrades naturally over about 5 months to around 20,000 mcg’s per gram."

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Love Thorne but not GMOs

Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on December 16 2010 | Verified Purchase

Thorne is one of the main go-to brands for supplements without many added nasties. It is disappointing their vitamin C is not GMO free. If this product beocmes GMO free I will start buying it again but for now this one is off my shopping list. The large capsule count on this product is great. Please make a GMO free version Thorne!

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Fantastic simple multi

Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on May 30 2014 | Verified Purchase

This is a great product and the Thorne brand is very good quality. I love that it has coenzymated B2 and B6 as well as folate and B12 - that is so important. Even if you don't know if you have conversion issues such as MTHFR why not just take the activated forms anyway, it makes sense. I would prefer the calcium was left out and more magnesium added instead, and 120 capsules in a bottle, but overall the amounts of everything included are good. I buy this multi for my mum and dad.

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Finally soy-free E!

Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on May 5 2014 | Verified Purchase

This vitamin E is soy-free and made from sunflowers, plus it has good amounts of all 8 vitamin E types. If your vitamin E doesn't say it's made without soy, not just soy-free, then it was probably made with soy. I no longer buy the Carlson's and Unique E products for this reason. Unique E says it is soy-free, because they filter the soy proteins out later, but they do use soy to make it and it's not certified non-GMO soy either. Same with Carlson's. My only problem with this Mercola product is the very small capsule count in each bottle. It's way too small, I'm taking 3 a day so a bottle only lasts 10 days which is quite annoying. It's still by far the best safest purest vitamin E product I've found though and I'm so glad iHerb stocks it!

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Too low dose by far

Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on June 16 2008 | Verified Purchase

That 'natural C' is completely differnet to ascorbic acid is just complete guff. They act the same way in the body, except buying 'natural C' like this costs you hundreds of times more and make it very unlikely you'll ever take a dose big enough to do anything much for you at all. Ditch this and take 10 or more grams of the vitamin C the vitamin C experts and pioneers all use - ascorbic acid. This is the form of vitamin C that animals make in their livers and kidneys and that humans used to make in their livers and kidneys. Our bodies are primed to use this form of vitamin C! This product is fine to take alongside ascorbic acid..extra bioflavs are always good, but it is not enough by itself as the dose is far too low.

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Great for M.E.

Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on January 9 2009 | Verified Purchase

This product is just vital for anyone with seious neurological or cadiac problems. If you have an illness like Myalgic Encephalomyelitis which involves BOTH, it is really essential. I can't recommand it highly enough for ME patients. This 200mg one is great value! I have severe M.E. This product, at 300mg daily, has taken me from a level of 5% functioning, up to 8%. That is a lot when you are so ill and housebound and 99% bedbound! Has also changed my sleep patterns massively.

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Thick but very good

Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on April 23 2010 | Verified Purchase

This oil contains the form of vitamin E that is best absorbed into skin. The Vitamin E factor book says that alpha tocopherol ACETATE or SUCCINATE should be avoided with oils and creams as the body can't use them properly.

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Great product great price

Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on June 25 2010 | Verified Purchase

This is the best form of carnitine according to Dr Sinatra. I take this for Myalgic Enephalomyelitis and it really helps my heart problems. Improved the time I can stay upright hugely; from 10 minutes a day to 20 or so. Ubiquinol gave me another 10 too. Dr Sinatra explains that ubiquinol/CoQ10 works synergistically with carnitine, as does ribose and magnesium. He calls them the 'awesome foursome' of cardiac health.

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So far so good!

Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on August 23 2008 | Verified Purchase

Luckily I can tolerate these enzymes, as I have had some problems with other brands.

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Gave me a surprising boost

Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on July 3 2010 | Verified Purchase

I was taking quite a decent amount of oral B complex, so i was quite surprised by how much of a voost this product gave me wthin just a week of starting it. I suppose that means my body wasn't converting at least one of the B vitamins very well. I'd recommend anyone seriously ill try this product for a few weeks to see if you're absorbinb the standard B vitamins as well as you could be. The taste is quite nice too, though to make it a perfect product it would also contain activated folate (Metafolin). I may now try the B1 as s atand alone coenzymated sublingual, thank SN and iHerb!

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