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Contets tells of a good product, but I tolerate it poorly.
After taking the pills, it builds up on the upper part of the stomach and it becomes this reflux situation. Without even burping I get this sensation of taste up my throat and experience fur on my tongue. And I feel slightly nauseous for hours. Not only I tolerated it poorly, but so did my mother. And she doesn't even have the same troubles with food substances like I do. Strange.
Did any of the ingredients trigger a bad bodily reaction?
I have read on other places that people speak badly about Magnesium Stearate and Stearic Acid (two of the listed ingredients), claiming that the mentioned preservatives make a layer in the digestive system, which in turn inhibits the absorption of the active ingredients of a supplement. But since I have not felt bad when taking other supplements with the two mentioned additives, I have to blame my bad reaction on something else: Perhaps it is one of the four artificial colours in this product that I don't tolerate? Between words: Why on Earth does any product need as much as four different artificial colours? It was a rhetorical question because yes, I know the answer: They made that mix of artificial colours as they wanted the tablet to look 'nice'. Well, producers of health supplements should have understood a long time ago that people want health supplements to be as natural as possible without unnecessary additives in them; the more additives in a product, the more the chances are that the product becomes less healthy. Or perhaps I simply had a bad reaction to the active ingredient itself; could it be that the active ingredient is derived from the Marigold plant? (The bottle doesn't say so.) If it happens to be Marigold, I think I have the answer: Because I reacted badly on 'Doctor's Best' Lutein as well, which active ingredient is derived from the Marigold plant. I can't be generous with stars considering my personal experience with this product.
Great for headaches and migraines.
I have known about this herb for more than twenty years. I have had it in my garden as well. I don't suffer from headaches, but every once and while when people I know have had headaches, I have had them eat a leave, and they reported the headache go away after half an hour or so. Now, twenty years after I first became familiar about this herb: My nephew has got some horrible migraine attacks. This spring he got five migraine attacks in a matter of two weeks. "Enough is enough", I thought and the first that came to my mind was this herb. (As well as searching the internet for other natural remedies.) I bought this product to him. I also I bought to him vitamin B-2 - which evidently is also good fighting migraines. Typically it takes three weeks before the effect takes place, but to my nephew it took place pretty quickly. It must be a month and a half ago that I bougth these products to him, and he has not had a single migraine attack since then. Hopefully not just a coincidence. When looking at other reviews here, I sincerely believe that this herb is really efficient, especially over time. (Most herbs work slowly before the effect sets in.) On a side-note: I remember reading ten years ago or so that school medicine acknowledged this plant, as they found the component in it, which is called 'parthenolide', to really have an effect against headaches and migraines. Obvous five stars from me.
Perfect for my sensitive stomach!
I have a sensitivity to many substances, but I do tolerate this zinc product very well. Zinc Picolinate is said to be more gentle on the stomach than other types of zinc, and it happens to be true in my experience. I have bought several boxes of this zinc brand, and I will definitely buy more in future. A very reasonable product, gentle for the stomach, and efficient as well. Can one ask for more? Five stars from me.
I share the taste of the majority here.
I really like Larabar's 'Peanut Butter Cookie'. I think I have bought all the different Larabar products, and this one ranks among the top three, according to my tongue and my stomach. With all the other reviews on this product, there is no reason to add anything else.
I thought cocoa would smell awful on my skin. How wrong I was.
Posted by InozarDeBenz on Apr 17, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I sometimes use it on my face in the evening, and I wake up with the feeling of the skin being soft and nice. And the smell of chocolate; in advance I thought it would be sickening. But it is not. My sense of smell is strong, but I find this smell gentle for my nose. (Different individuals will of course have different preferences and experiences of course.) Other unscented creams (for skin) with lots of different ingredients in them I smell all too well (exactly because of the many different ingredients), that these so-called 'unscented' creams can have a real sickening impact on me. Also since I am hypersensitive to a lot of substances (which many are unbeknownst to me), my eyes may feel and look puffy and run. (And no, I am not applying close to the area of the eyes for such a reaction to take place.) But I experience no problems with the smell or get any adverse reaction using this cocoa butter cream. It smells strongest when I apply it, but even then I tolerate the smell well. When I wake up in the morning, much of the scent have faded. And probably have I also become accustomed to that particular scent.
Great for us who have problems getting enough calories in our diet.
I have many allergies and food intolerances, and have a lessened appetite due to all the food substances I need to cut from my diet. So I search for products that may increase my appetite, as well has having lots of calories in them. I tolerate very little fruits, so I almost consider it a small miracle that I tolerate the Larabar energy bars well. I have tried most Larabar energy bars (in a matter of as short time span as two months), and by far, I must say that this one ranks high to me; it is one of my favourites. As you can see from what is most popular in regards to sales number, you can tell that this is not only my personal favourite; this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip has quite a universal appeal. I have never really had a sweet tooth, but of some reason I like most of the Larabar energy bars. Tastewise I recommend this specific product.
Tastes well to me.
I like this. I have tried almost all Larabar energy bars. I have lots of allergies and food intolerances, and strangely enough I tolerate most Larabar energy bars. My food intolerance has decreased my appetite (due to stomach complaints or a narrow diet), and I love the way to get some easy calories, and still avoid what is bad to me (majorly dairies, gluten, soy, egg whites etc.) This one taste ok/good, but not as good as some of the other Larabar products that I have tried, so I don't give it top rating. Four stars.
Rhodiola, great for generally boosting energy - and it's also an aphrodisiac.
Many people experience an instant increase on their energy level while using this. And those I know that have used this, find it gentle on the stomach. Also Rhodiola (the herb, and not only this brand) is among some natural products that reportedly increase the libido. I have only sporadically been using Rhoidola, so I haven't much experience about this particular brand myself. But I have tried it a for a few days, and unfortunately I didn't notice anything really. But since people I know report a lot better effect, I will only remove one star, giving it four stars. Now Foods generally obtain good quality raw material for their products.
Good - but apparently not for me.
After taking the pills, it builds up on the upper part of the stomach and it becomes this reflux situation. Without even burping I get this sensation of the taste of the collagen up my throat and I experience fur on my tongue. And I feel slightly nauseous for hours. Not only I tolerated it poorly, but so did my mother. And she doesn't even have the same troubles with food substances like I do. Strange. Even though I personally had bad experiences with the collagen, this product is apparently derivated from healthy sources, so I rate it neutrally and give it three stars.