Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 16, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I have been taking this for probably around 20 years and at the age of 78 I am in good fettle with no aches nor pains. On first taking it, at a very low dose, it had the tendency to make me aggressive but today I can take much higher dosages without any noticeable affect. If one has it in powder form then try just a little under the tongue and hold it there for a while to notice its benefit on awakening the brain.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 29, 2009 | Verified Purchase
My wife who turned to this product after being on prescription medication for around 8 years found that she felt considerable better so abandoned the prescription medication. A little later the physician tested her blood level when it was found that she had a count of 82 when 4 was the norm (regretfully, at time of writing I am not certain what was being measured but it could have been her T4 count). The physician has advised her to stop taking the raw thyroid but she is uncertain what to do as she felt so well on it. I too have started taking it, mainly for experimental purposes as I am well advanced in years and found to my delight that I was more energised and my mood had improved. I have been taking it now for two weeks; sometimes one capsule, sometimes two capsules, and sometimes three capsules, and sometimes two together over the course of a day without feeling any adverse effects. One capsule seems to have the same effect as taking more so now it is one daily and usually mid-morning between breakfast and lunch which sets me up for the rest of the day. I like it!
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 14, 2009 | Verified Purchase
While this product may have many benefits it is lesser known that it suppresses the immunity. After taking this together with the walnuts too for 2 days my energy collapsed and I felt sleepy and lethargic for the full day. When I stopped taking this prodct my energy rapidly returned.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 10, 2011 | Verified Purchase
A couple of interesting points about this substance. My wife, whenever feeling unwell, takes 2 x 500 mgs capsules and within one hour is back on her feet feeling well. While it does not work its magic on every occasion it does work on most occasions. I suffer from chronic norturnal cramp but whenever I take 2 of those capsules, at night before retiring and on an empty stomach (which is essential) I am cured of this persistent problem. Being of an advanced age I suffer from aching upper shoulder muscles when I attempt to raise my arms above my head and l-carnosine cures this problem. It is recommended on the product label that the capsules should be taken with a meal but it will be found to be more effective if taken on an empty stomach. If taken with other proteins the stomach utilizes it according to the body's needs but when taken on an empty stomach it is utilised in the manner that research indicates.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 16, 2009 | Verified Purchase
Among the many benefits touted for charcoal the one I find most useful is that of teeth cleaning. I empty about 3 caps into a small container, the type used for medicines, and wet the toothbrush, dip it into the charcoal powder, shake off the loose, and scrub my teeth. After a week or two one's teeth come up clean and very white; great stuff!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 19, 2011 | Verified Purchase
The hype on this product is interesting but it did not compare with my experience. This is not to deny that it is beneficial as it may well be; it simply is that it did nothing for me of which I am or, was, aware so hence candid low rating.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 08, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Initially I did notice an improvement to the feeling of well being which lasted a few days but more interestingly, for some one like myself who regularly naps during the day, I have nor had to do this since taking this substance and I seem to have the energy to apply myself to most physical tasks rather than expending energy in trying to avoid those tasks! Overall, I feel constantly good.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 16, 2007 | Verified Purchase
Taken together with coconut (coconut creamed block from supermarket ok) is excellent at clearing colds and flu. Add too virgin oregano oil and rid the severest of symptoms in a few short hours.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 30, 2009 | Verified Purchase
Shortly after first taking 100mgs there was a relaxation sensation in my head and behind my eyes. It was not unpleasant. It felt as if my brain was awakening from a foggy sleep. When the sensation left my head as it did shortly afterwards it seemed to move downwards through my body to my feet and toes. Following this I felt more alert and focused. My wife, when she took the same dosage failed to feel any impact. As she tends to be something of a depressive interestingly her mood became more buoyant throughout the day but it also seemed to have made her more intrepid! Sleep for myself on the first night was very light and I was more aware of my dreams with a ready recollection of them the next day (I do not enjoy remembering dreams). Normally I sleep for around 6.5 hours but last evening after 4.5 hours I was wide awake and ready to tackle the day ahead. I lay for another hour before arising and only did so as the bed became uncomfortable. I too felt the thermionic effect but did not feel any more energetic. On taking the same dosage this morning it was not accompanied by the relaxation feelings but the thermionic effect was powerful. An interesting substance that will not deter me from taking the standard form of DHEA which I will probably take along with the 7-keto. On the third day I took 3 capsules of 100mgs over the course of the day and by 2130 hrs was very sleepy. As a night-owl who seldom retires before 0200 hrs this was unusual. I slept around the clock and had very vivid dreams. Upon arising took another 100mgs and immediately felt sleepy and returned to bed where I slept and dreamed for the next 2 hours. Upon arising I placed a small amount of the powder beneath my tongue and for the next 2 hours felt tetchy! My wife who took the 100mgs capsules each day by the third day felt tired and had to sleep in the afternoon; she also felt tetchy so the indications are that this 7-keto may build-up in the body. It depleted the energy levels of both of us and increased the body heat of my wife as if she had hot-flashes which were constant. Those 100mg capsules would appear to be an overdose level and probably should be avoided. Neither my wife nor I felt anything that we could term beneficial so a thumbs-down for the 7-keto and back to the more safer product of the original DHEA.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 15, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Having had a quad by-pass 21 years ago and having suffered afterwards at the hands of physicians subsequently I turned to alternative medicine and I can vouch for the benefit of this natural substance and that too of serrapeptase. Today, I am in excellent health.