I am a holistic therapist and personal trainer working in the UK. My interest in nutrition and correct and affordable supplementation brought me to iherb. I hope you find my reviews helpful!
Posted by emanuela on Sep 12, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Really happy with this product, wish I had found it earlier and that it lasted longer. I take 2 with meals, 3x day as prescribed. It has helped remarkably reduce or eliminate indigestion, slow/sluggish digestion, irritability and constant digestive discomfort (I was already taking Betaine HCI and enzymes but was still feeling sluggish until I started taking this) Changed my rating to 4 starts, because iherb's price for this product is now higher than some of its competitors' :-(
Posted by emanuela on Feb 09, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Why do they have to use: rice powder, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), silicon dioxide ? I want none of this garbage in my supplements. If this the best the doctor can do... we are in trouble
Posted by emanuela on May 07, 2015 | Verified Purchase
Guar gum has been known to cause digestive issues in at least some people. Most people taking S. Boulardii will have digestive issues and will be taking it for this issue, so really there is no good reason to include GUAR GUM in this product, except sloppiness/shortcuts and low quality. Disappointed in Now Fods...
Posted by emanuela on May 09, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Didn't realise these contained fructose. Fructose makes us fat (and increases risk of diabetes). I won't buy them again.
Posted by emanuela on Mar 13, 2010 | Verified Purchase
I was taking this to stimulate my GH and to cope with a period of intense stress and physical activity, so was taking at night. PLUSES: It definitely helped me go through weeks of hard work without a day off. It managed to do this with just two teaspoons a night. (though I was also using L-Theanine and 5-HTP) MINUSES: - I find the product far too sweet!!! - I would be starving in the morning and think I have put on some mass (also fat). Mass increase was not one of my goals (I am a girl with good body fat % and enviable body mass as it is). Now I will try taking it pre-workout instead (e.g. before my spinning class) so that the sugars in the product can be put to some good use! Would probably buy again but can we PLEASE have a version without sugar to take at night.
Posted by emanuela on Jun 11, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Purchased because I was looking for a low dosage of Betain HCI plus someone mentioned "easy to swallow". Really? I just looked at the rough edges of the not-that-small tablet and though "there is no way I can swallow this stuff". I am scared of choking on it. So I have to make a really gritty protein powder mixture to swallow it. I would have preferred a capsule and a solution that does not have stearic acid in it.
Posted by emanuela on May 18, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I love christopher's formulas, but this one rips through my colon. I think it's because of the psyllium husk. I took this as part of the anti-parasite protocol (after 3 days of the syrup). Within 6 hours, I had severe cramping and leg weakness, hence I let 3 goals in when playing football last week. My team were not impressed. So avoid this formula if you tend to get IBS or have a sensitive colon. It may be ok for people who simply need to add bulk to their diets and/or suffer from constipation (hence the 2 stars). I don't. So not for me.
Posted by emanuela on Jul 29, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I purchased because I need digestive enzymes and these contain natural ingredients. Unfortunately, even taking this in the evening only, I get bloating until after breakfast next day (and urgency to run to the bathroom and colon discomfort next morning).... I guess this is due to the prebiotics (namely inulin). I certainly don't need those (I get plenty in my food). My suggestion is: avoid this product if you suffer from SIBO and/or IBS. And now, what do I do with the remaining 178 bloating-causing capsules?!?!
Posted by emanuela on Nov 02, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I admit I have a bit of a weak stomach (though my digestive issues seemed to have been solved 2 years ago). In any case, I thought it'd be prudent to start by taking just ONE of these WITH a meal (not two away from meals as instructed). At the end of the first day, I had very bad stomach pains, as if a blade was stuck into my stomach, sharp and burning. I will NEVER buy this again, I do NOT recommend you even try these unless you have a very strong digestive system. Be ready to throw the whole pot into the bin as I have had to do. I had high expectations of this item. Very disappointed.
Posted by emanuela on Jan 26, 2011 | Verified Purchase
No magnesium stearate No dioxides Lovely!