Posted by danarm on Jun 01, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Glutathione from Jarrow had a harsh effect on me, so I tried this time released version. The effects are very good, I sleep like a log, feel good and my skin has whitened.
Posted by danarm on Nov 11, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Makes me feel full and energized. Curbs my hunger. Contains Resveratrol and green tea extract so I can stop taking those. The taste is ok. I take 30 g every morning so the tub lasts exactly one month. Better value than other green drinks. I trust Now Foods more than I trust other companies which make green drinks (Consumer Lab recently tested 11 greens drinks and found toxic contaminants in 5 of them - contaminants such as arsenic, cyanide, lead).
Posted by danarm on Jan 23, 2013 | Verified Purchase
It gives me a lot of energy. The fact that it's in capsule form (and not a liquid in a bottle) helps me dose it correctly. This is very important because in high doses it can have a laxative effect.
Posted by danarm on Apr 27, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Perhaps I should take a lower dose. Lots of people swear by this.
Posted by danarm on Jun 29, 2012 | Verified Purchase
I have taken this. Not in large doses, or anything. I have taken it for a short time. In the beginning I felt GREAT. And then, I felt worse and worse. I stoped taking it and went to the doctor. She ordered some blood tests. The liver tests were abnormal, and my blood showed an abnormal high level of phosphorus. She told me the IP6 probably damaged my liver by phosphorus intoxication. I'm now taking further tests and trying to contain the damage.
Posted by danarm on Jul 17, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Tryptophan is a precursor of serotonin (the happy hormone) and melatonin (the sleep hormone). So, if you take it, your brain will make both melatonin (to help you fall asleep) and serotonin (to make you happy). I take 4-6 pills (2-3 grams) of Tryptophan every night. It gets me to sleep and keeps me sleeping better than Melatonin. I wake up happy and energetic as a result of serotonin production. It also produces sleep entrainment (if you take it at 10 PM, you will fall asleep at 10-11 PM, even if you stop taking it). After some time, it loses it's effect, and I have to switch to something else periodically. This is because there are some enzymes which break down tryptophan. The normal quantity of Trypthopan taken in through diet is 1.5-2 g. May reduce carbohydrate consumption. Most people overeat carbohydrates because carbs help tryptophan cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). When obese patients were given 1,000 mg, 2,000 mg, or 3,000 mg doses of L-tryptophan one hour before meals to raise the amount of tryptophan, a significant decrease in caloric consumption was observed. The majority of the reduction in caloric intake was due to the amount of carbohydrates, not protein, consumed.
Posted by danarm on Nov 16, 2013 | Verified Purchase
This form of magnesium helps me sleep a lot better than other forms of magnesium I tried. It is clear to me that it really gets into the brain as claimed.
Posted by danarm on Aug 29, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Makes me feel good, makes my skin glow and cures inflammation. One of my top 5 supplements.
Posted by danarm on May 09, 2015 | Verified Purchase
After years of experiments searching for the perfect multivitamin I have finally discovered Thorne 2/day. It makes me feel good, probably because it does not contain extras such as ALA, NAC, choline, etc - which are good for many people but are not good for my particular situation. Thanks, Thorne, for sticking to the basics and providing all of them in the most healthy form.
Posted by danarm on Sep 15, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I think the eye strain and pain I have after working on the computer may be due to eye muscle strain and circulation strain, and not a problem with the retina (which Lutein helps). I have also taken Zeaxanthin from LEF, with no effect. Strange. I tried many brands of Lutein, with no effect. Instead of lutein, I recommend taking Idebenone (which had an effect on my tired eyes from the very first softgel I took) and Astaxanthin (which takes about 1 month to build up).