Posted by blancmange on Sep 06, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I was reluctant to try any more vitamin C serums since I irritated my skin with a homemade vitamin C serum (ascorbic acid + distilled water + glycerin, don't try this at home). Tempted by a 20% Mad Hippie special and good reviews, I ordered it. I don't know if it's this serum, or the retinol cream or the vitamin B3 + glucosamine serum I have been using, or the synergy of all these actives, but my skin looks better than it has in years. My melasma is still there, but definitely lighter. The overall skin tone is more even, breakouts became rare and I stopped using foundation. Since my face soaks it up too quickly if I use it alone, I just mix a few drops of this serum and a drop of almond oil in my palm and spread over my face and neck.
Posted by blancmange on Dec 18, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I chose Thorne's B-complex because it contains folate (instead of folic acid) and the more bio available form of B-12 (Methylcobalamin), unlike many other B-complex supplements. I took it for a few weeks but instead of having more energy, I began to feel extremely tired, I could barely get out of bed in the morning and function at work. I figured out it was caused by this when I forgot to take it one morning and felt like myself again. Don't know what causes it, maybe the large dose of B6, maybe it interferes with my thyroid medication... who knows. But I think I'll try with something with a lower dose of B vitamins, maybe something based on nutritional yeast.
Posted by blancmange on Sep 06, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I got this for my mom to help balance her Omega 6 to 3 ratio and lower her triglycerides. She's on her second bottle now and she hasn't done the blood tests yet (I'll update my review when she does), but the seborrheic dermatitis she had on her scalp completely dissapeared. And she hasn't been taking any other supplements, so it must be the krill oil. She says it does give her fishy burps if she takes it on an empty stomach, but not when taken with food. Will definitely buy again!
Posted by blancmange on Nov 20, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I wish Carlson made this in a lower dose. From what I've read, the daily recommended dose is around 150 mcg. Carlson's dose would probably be great in treating osteoporosis. Although it has been used in even higher doses safely (45 mg and more), I would prefer a smaller dose. Before I did more research, I took this daily for two months and my skin never looked or felt better. I switched to taking it once a week recently, I hope the benefits stay the same.
Posted by blancmange on Jun 27, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I have been taking 1300 mg of Evening primrose oil a day for 10 years. It removes PMS and painful periods for me completely. Irreplaceable supplement.
Posted by blancmange on Jul 12, 2016 | Verified Purchase
When I started using this I thought it was just another moisturizer. Of course, after a few consecutive nights I was red as a lobster :D. Now I use it twice a week at night and my skin loves it. It reduces acne, dry patches, evens out skin tone... actually I think this is the first cream I tried that does something other than moisturizing. Just start slow and be careful if using it with other strong actives. I tried alternating glycolic acid cream and retinol every other night but it was way too strong in combination. Retinol works in synergy with vitamin C, so a vitamin C serum in the morning and retinol cream every 3rd night works great for me.
Posted by blancmange on Nov 28, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I only wish I tried this long ago... I have blemish and acne-prone skin with a slight fine wrinkle here and there. I have been using oils in my skin care for some time now (jojoba, coconut, hazelnut, macadamia...) and my skin loves them, but adding this to the mix has made a huge difference. After cleansing with oils in the evening, I put some aloe vera gel in my palm and two drops of sea buckthorn oil and spread it over my face and neck. My skin just drinks it up, no trace of shine or oiliness. I can't tell if it helps with wrinkles yet since I have only been using this for a few weeks, but my skin is more clear, more even in tone, blemish-free and feels nice and plump in the morning. Love it!
Posted by blancmange on Feb 05, 2016 | Verified Purchase
Gelatin, cod liver oil, vitamin C and coconut oil are staples in my skin care. I take a tablespoon of gelatin every night with my tea. I noticed an improvement in my shoulder pain in a week and more plumpness in my skin in a few weeks. The 1st method, dissolving in room temperature liquids, didn't really work for me so what I do is - pour some cold water in a cup, sprinkle the gelatin over and let it bloom. After it blooms, pour hot tea over and stir to dissolve. The taste does take some getting used to, but you can always make a stronger tea/coffee and add some honey to improve it.
Posted by blancmange on Jul 12, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I usually reach to nature's remedies before resorting to pharmaceuticals, so I tried St. John's Wort to improve my mood. I'm not suddenly jumping on meadows and chasing butterflies, but I think it works :). It somehow mellows everything out, I'm calmer and just feel better. Since I have to take an iron supplement, I take 2 capsules of St John's Wort in the morning and take iron a few hours later since I read somewhere it reduces iron uptake. Make sure to check the contraindications before starting to take this.
Posted by blancmange on Apr 17, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I was taking this for hair shedding, which it didn't help a lot, since it was caused by low iron, as I later found out. However, after about two months of taking it, the difference in my nails was amazing - my nails were never so strong.