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🌏 Expat American 👨 married to a Filipina 👩 & living in the Philippines 🌴 for over 8 years with our 2 children 👪. Long time customer of iHerb 🌿 & repeat buyer (every 1-2 months) due to cost of health products in the Philippines. Even longer time interest in organic, health & natural products (since around 1991). Interests include sustainability, permaculture, earthship & eco home design, off-the-grid living, probiotics, home made fermented products (yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, etc.), etc. Some of my favorite products are below but there are several other items that I like & they include brands like Bob's Red Mill, Jarrow Formulas, Garden of Life, Nature's Way, California Gold Nutrition, Doctor's Best, Nature's Answer & more! If you are a first time buyer & want to save 💰, please shop with my Rewards Code above - not only do you save on your first & future orders but you will also help me buy the things I need for my family! 👍 Thanks & enjoy! ❤️

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Helped My Infant Son & Has Potential to Help Autistic Children

Posted by Expat American in PH on Mar 20, 2017 | Verified Purchase

When my first son was not even 1 year old, he had already 2 rounds of antibiotics. First time was when he was born & second was given by his pedia for a sore throat. Both times I was worried about his body & the effects that the antibiotics had on him & I knew I needed something to help balance the flora in his body. Prior to giving this to him, he started to show signs of autism (from being an active, smiling little boy to not wanting to look you in the eye - from trying to talk to not really saying anything). After searching & reading, I found that there is a connection between the gut & the brain. That some bacteria can take over & harm the ability of the brain to do what it needs to do. I settled on this along with some other probiotics to help reestablish the good bacteria in his stomach. Starting with 1 capsule a day, I opened it & poured it into some grape juice for him to drink for 2 weeks straight. Then I stopped for 1 week before returning for 1 week more. Within about a month my son showed an improvement (not to say that his feces were awful which showed a sign of bad bacteria die off - black & evil smell but after 1 month it went away showing that we had rid him of whatever had taken over). Family & friends commented on the change they saw in him (making eye contact again & started to attempt to talk) & I'm thankful I used this because it's "pro" & some are looking into how some "antibiotics" can help autistic children. My suggestion is to use helpful bacteria & other things to help the body fight whatever shouldn't be there, not killing everything with bad medicine (think of it as war - if you can send in the right army to take over & wipe out the enemy while leaving everything intact, then you win but if you destroy everything, then you are left with ruins to rebuild which can take time). From time to time when I think he is having issue, I given him a capsule in juice for a week to two weeks. Just don't let the juice with this to sit out for too long as it starts to ferment the drink & some don't like the taste after (I usually end up drinking it & find it acceptable). Best to give immediately or put it in the fridge for up to 2 hours to help slow the fermentation. I'm curious to try this in bread & I've read some use it like other S. yeast. If anyone has been on any antibiotics, I highly suggest this to help kill off the bad bacteria & help reestablish the good bacteria before too much damage is done! Just beware of the smell for up to 1 month... :)

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Purging Metals & Possibly Help with Autism

Posted by Expat American in PH on Mar 20, 2017 | Verified Purchase

Whether you support the claim that vaccines are linked to autism or not, I would highly recommend this for anyone who has any contact with metals which should be more than 99% of the world. It's not a great tasting product but it's not awful either. I originally bought it to help my son who was showing signs of autism & along with Jarrow Formulas, Saccharomyces Boulardii, I saw an improvement in my son (after extensive research over several months). From not wanting to look you in the eye & not really talking, to almost being a completely normal child again. Even for myself, I have taken this both straight & in juice. It's easier to mix in some type of green juice (fruit & vegetable), to help hide any potential flavor you dislike but generally it's sweet tasting. It helps to shake the bottle very well to mix it up & it does tend to leak a little. Overall satisfied with this product & if need be, I will reorder in the future (already have used several times). Sure you can buy each item separately but I like it mixed together. Even before I had this, I was boiling cilantro in water to make a "tea" which I drank while it was used for making food (rice, soup, etc.) for my son but this is far easier to take & is more concentrated!

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AAA+ Awesome, Amazing, Affordable!

Posted by Expat American in PH on Mar 20, 2017 | Verified Purchase

What an incredible vitamin C powder & so easy to take! When I was research vitamin C, there were various types to choose from & of course I didn't want anything coming out of China as some company buy from there because it's cheaper. Thankfully I found Quali-C which is produced in Scotland! This powder is so easy to take by mixing it in some water or juice (sometimes I add it to a shake) & though it recommends 1/4 teaspoon, I usually only use 1/8 teaspoon or sometimes 1/16 because of the amount one receives in this. It's easy to give to my children too by mixing it in their juice any time during the day. The flavor is like lemonade without sugar & if it's too sour, one can add some honey or other natural sweetener to it to help make it more palatable. My favorite way to take it is to actually mix it in lemonade to boost the flavor!! Overall I like what Linus Pauling had to say about vitamin C & I see this as the best way to take large amounts of it but my first time doing so had me visiting the toilet a few times during the day, so moderation is best! Still I usually take 1/4 teaspoon in the morning before going to work & 1/4 before going to bed to help with stress (since vitamin C is depleted by stress) & I haven't been sick in some time while coworkers around me are coughing & sneezing. This is something I would recommend to have one hand & take with you where ever you go to help keep you healthy all year round!

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Happy So Far!

Posted by Expat American in PH on Jul 10, 2017 | Verified Purchase

After reviewing the ingredients, I took the opportunity to buy this for my oldest child who was diagnosed with autism by 2 different doctors. Prior to this we had been using Rainbow Light, NutriStart, Multivitamin Powder but with questionable ingredients & not the best pricing, I wanted something different. There have been a lot of positive feedback from others who use Thorne Research & therefore wanted to give them a try for my son. So far we have been very happy with the results. The capsules are easy for our child to take after being mixed in with his breakfast oatmeal (placing it into a spoonful of oatmeal)! Overall the amount of vitamins & the source is impressive, with no other "junk" added that isn't needed. I do use a few other supplements to help him with his condition (including FoodScience, Behavior Balance-DMG & Doctor's Best, Fully Active Folate 400 with Quatrefolic) plus other things most parents should give their children (Nordic Naturals, Omega-3, Lemon). Looking forward to when our younger child can take this (currently trying GreenPeach, Kids, Advanced Multiple Vitamin, Mixed Fruit Flavor).

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Smooth, Warm Taste!

Posted by Expat American in PH on Mar 20, 2017 | Verified Purchase

This stuff is a bit addictive. Originally I bought it for the main purpose of getting rid of a few warts & it's possible it did work for one (didn't keep trying on the other) as it went a way after a few weeks. It's recommended to put a drop on the wart before covering with a bandage but I actually put a few drops into the bandage before putting on the the wart. When I was feeling sick, I would take a dropper full into the back of my throat & I love the taste. It has a nice warm feeling, along "buttery" & maybe like rum (not sure as I don't drink). My wife doesn't like it but I could easily take this day & night. Also there seems to be some extra benefit for men taking this to help with energy (both for work &...well...). A great addition to any herbal cabinet, make sure to have a bottle on hand always!

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Amazing Item To Have Always!

Posted by Expat American in PH on Mar 20, 2017 | Verified Purchase

For years I have used this product for various uses. First when I get an upset stomach from eating the wrong food or stress, this helps to calm down that "acidic" feeling in the stomach. Second it helps when you are having issues going to the bathroom, though if you take a little too much you may be shocked at the green surprise waiting for you the next day but it does help you to go. Third, this is a great overall blood cleanser & can be taken daily with no issues. Though the suggestion is to take around 18 drops, I usually take between 6-8 for moderate use & up to 18 if I feel I need a stronger effect. The taste is nice & sweet just like any good green vegetable! Even with my kids, I mix some into a juice (green fruits/veggies or aloe vera) & they will drink it with no issues. This is a great product to keep on hand year round!!

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Helped My Infant Son & Has Potential to Help Autistic Children

Posted by Expat American in PH on Mar 20, 2017 | Verified Purchase

When my first son was not even 1 year old, he had already 2 rounds of antibiotics. First time was when he was born & second was given by his pedia for a sore throat. Both times I was worried about his body & the effects that the antibiotics had on him & I knew I needed something to help balance the flora in his body. Prior to giving this to him, he started to show signs of autism (from being an active, smiling little boy to not wanting to look you in the eye - from trying to talk to not really saying anything). After searching & reading, I found that there is a connection between the gut & the brain. That some bacteria can take over & harm the ability of the brain to do what it needs to do. I settled on this along with some other probiotics to help reestablish the good bacteria in his stomach. Starting with 1 capsule a day, I opened it & poured it into some grape juice for him to drink for 2 weeks straight. Then I stopped for 1 week before returning for 1 week more. Within about a month my son showed an improvement (not to say that his feces were awful which showed a sign of bad bacteria die off - black & evil smell but after 1 month it went away showing that we had rid him of whatever had taken over). Family & friends commented on the change they saw in him (making eye contact again & started to attempt to talk) & I'm thankful I used this because it's "pro" & some are looking into how some "antibiotics" can help autistic children. My suggestion is to use helpful bacteria & other things to help the body fight whatever shouldn't be there, not killing everything with bad medicine (think of it as war - if you can send in the right army to take over & wipe out the enemy while leaving everything intact, then you win but if you destroy everything, then you are left with ruins to rebuild which can take time). From time to time when I think he is having issue, I given him a capsule in juice for a week to two weeks. Just don't let the juice with this to sit out for too long as it starts to ferment the drink & some don't like the taste after (I usually end up drinking it & find it acceptable). Best to give immediately or put it in the fridge for up to 2 hours to help slow the fermentation. I'm curious to try this in bread & I've read some use it like other S. yeast. If anyone has been on any antibiotics, I highly suggest this to help kill off the bad bacteria & help reestablish the good bacteria before too much damage is done! Just beware of the smell for up to 1 month... :)

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Toxins Away!

Posted by Expat American in PH on Mar 20, 2017 | Verified Purchase

The main purpose that I bought this was to help in removing toxins from the body. In the past I used digestive enzymes to help after having a bad meal but I think this works much better. It traps various elements in the stomach & carries them out whereas digestive enzymes only help break various food items down to help in digesting. Now I haven't tried it for cleaning my teeth & I'm not ready to do so BUT I am curious to try it for something else. Per a Seventh Day Adventist, he said that he takes activated charcoal when he starts to get a cold or flu & that it helps to stop it within a few days. So if I start to run into that problem, I'm going to give this a try & see if it does help (then edit my review if possible to reflect the outcome). One suggestion is to only take 1 capsule after a bad meal. When I take 2, I usually get really dehydrated & have to drink a lot of water. If you do like to drink water, then perhaps 2 may be better suited for you especially if you had a really bad meal!

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Interesting Tooth-clay

Posted by Expat American in PH on Sep 19, 2017 | Verified Purchase

After reading the reviews of the others, I thought I would give this a try. Not liking that most toothpastes use glycerin or other potentially harmful products (even when "natural"), this had a simple ingredient list (even if it does have the California warning I'm willing to take the chance). The texture is...interesting as it does feel like using a liquid clay on the teeth. At times it really cleans well & I like the feeling of my teeth after. The taste is great, nice lemony flavor to it that I look forward to time & time again! Hoping to try their other flavors in the future after I finish the current tube. Make sure to squeeze the tube a few times to mix it up so it doesn't come out too watery or dry!

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Good Taste & Like the Added Items!

Posted by Expat American in PH on Mar 20, 2017 | Verified Purchase

Really like the taste of this as a B-12 vitamin but perhaps too high amount. So sometimes I spray only partial for my children to give them not as much. The flavor is nice, not too sweet & I especially like the extra items (Certified Organic Food Blend) added to it compared to other B-12 that just have B-12. The only issue is that because this is vegetarian, they choose to use Saccharomyces cerevisiae (which is or closely related to brewer's yeast & is cheap). Haven't noticed any side effects on taking 2-3 sprays on myself, so perhaps the large amount isn't an issue especially since this is not the chemical B-12 that is bad for the body! Would love to see other vitamins made like this compared to tablets & capsules! Also the price is right for the amount of sprays - sometimes I even mix it into some juice.

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