Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 16, 2015 | Verified Purchase
I bought this product for liver support, not knowing that Alpha Lipoic Acid = ALA. I am on a long and well thought out detox program, which starts with bowel cleanse and liver cleanse, and then mercury detox. I didn't read all the info on the mercury detox yet because that comes later and it is a lot of info. So first a did the Now Foods Bowel Cleanse, which worked well, I lost the bloating tummy and felt much better. Then I went to phase II: liver cleanse and liver support. Here, Alpha Lipoic Acid is one of the many recommended products. I took one cap every day, And I started to feel so awful after a couple of day... It was like the first years of my mercury intoxication period, right after my new silver fillings had been placed. I felt awful, nauseous, severe intestinal pains, weakness, mind fog, outraged, crying and shouting at everyone, crippled, not knowing what to do and where to go, panick attacks. My blood pressure raise. My ears started ringing. I couldn't sleep no more. I had to keep my mind clear and try to find out what was going on. I went through some files on my computer already prepared for the mercury detox in the future I was planning. There I found many, many warnings: do not use ALA in high doses and unprepared. ALA must be taken in very small doses to start with (from 1 mg to 12 mg!) and because of it's half life, you have to take it every 3 hours, not one minute later. "Taking it less often means running a higher risk of regression or damage. Taking large single doses or once a day doses can result in permanent neurological and other damage. Challenge tests are an example of this kind of usage." This is because ALA (= Alpha Lipoic Acid) is the only mercury chelator that can go to the brain and bind the mercury sitting there. It then goes back to the blood and after 3 hrs, it's half life, it releases the mercury, which then goes to anywhere it wants, but mainly the kidney, liver and intestines. Luckily I had stopped after 4 days of 600 mg of ALA. To start to feel normal took one more week. Well, normal, I am still thrown back in a state where I was years ago, before starting supplementing. Positive side: I know now for sure that I have mercury in my brain and lots of it. Other positive thing: this was a wake-up call for me and I will start the Andy Cutler protocol asap (find it on the web), a protocol followed by thousands of heavy metal intoxicated persons. So when you buy this product, make sure you have first read about ALA and mercury detox, and take the 600 mg as a single dose ONLY IF you are absolutely sure that you have absolutely no heavy metals in your brain.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 01, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I couldn't stand the veggie caps from Solgar, so I tried this new formula. They are really great. I have no problems taking them after a light breakfast and with water. I take 2 every day. I had severe anemia due to parasites and chronic malaria. Since I take these I feel stronger and can walk energetically again. The tiredness in the legs and feet is gone. Eyelids are becoming red inside again. This is the first treatment that works for me. The iron absorbs very well. Don't take them with calcium at the same time. Follow the dose recommendations of the US government sites. You can take and must take a lot of iron if you have had severe anemia for years. This one is definitely good for that.
Somebody wrote: "there's a hype going around that many people are copper toxic, but that's not true at all, in fact many people are copper deficient." When I started supplementing copper, I immediately felt SO MUCH better. I had severe iron aneamia due to chronic malaria that had lasted for more than a year. Once I supped with copper, I could finally build up my iron levels. It's now years later and every morning I still look forward to taking that blue pill ... I decided not to believe what people write anymore, but to follow my gut feelings. Look up the antagonists of copper when you take this. You need to take it apart from many other sups.
Mannitol is more tolerated than sorbitol, still I had to remove this sup from my list due to a developed sensitivity to the mannitol it contains. Why do manufacturers insist on adding sweeteners such as sorbitol, mannitol and glycerin to sublingual or sprayed sups? I don't need the sweet taste, it's only giving me problems and so now I am without an adequate B12 sup.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 17, 2016 | Verified Purchase
This is very strong vitamin E, very pure. You may need to take less than with other brands. I can only take 3 per week. Signs of overdosing are: head feels like bursting, bad blood coagulation. Sign of underdosing: macular degradation.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 05, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I always have problems with caps and my stomach gives me burps even hours after intake of only 1 of these Gentle Iron which I have tried for the first time. I'd rather take tablets and will try the new Chelated Iron. I can't find out whether the 25 mg of Iron = 25 mg of Elemental Iron or 25 mg of bisglycinate??? April 2015 added: I use Solgar Chelated Iron 100 tablets for a long time now and they are excellent, No problem taking them on an empty stomach and better absorption than any other iron I have taken.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 05, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I use this daily with a dose of 10 000 IU D3 plus melatonine. That has boosted my immune system and lowered my blood pressure significantly. Please read kindle book 'The miraculous results of extremely high doses of vitamin D3' before you attempt this also. I find the quality very good and the pure olive oil taste is nice, but I don't take the capsule, I punch that open due to some substances in the capsule wall I can't tolerate.
I took this for a long time together with other sups to lower BP (such as vit D, vit K, CoQ10) and my BP went down. Then I thought: I can leave this one out. After some weeks, my BP started to rise. I bought this sup again and BP lowered slowly. So somehow this product does what it says: helps maintain a healthy BP.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 14, 2016 | Verified Purchase
Good absorbing zinc, but the sweet taste at the exterior has one major disadvantage. I do taste zinc before swallowing it, so I know exactly whether I need it or not. This is because overdosing zinc is not good. When you don't need zinc, it tastes awful. When you need it, it tastes neutral. However, these tabs have tasted a litle bit sweet to me for months now. When I stumbled this morning upon an older zinc picolinate tablet, not chelated, from Solgar as well, it tasted really awful. Meaning that my zinc level is too high. I hope Solgar reads this. Zinc tablets should tast like zinc, that's important. I am going back to the simpler zinc picolinate form, also from Solgar because it's my favorite brand, so that I don't risk to have too much zinc in my body.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 16, 2015 | Verified Purchase
I had a very bad urinary tract infection where antibiotics did nothing and I was getting sicker and sicker. The D-mannose sent by iHerb arrived in one week and I got better in a couple of days. Wonderful stuff.