Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on Aug 24, 2013
Great source of vitamin A, and also copper and all the Bs. Much easier to ingest than actual liver! I wanted to know how much raw beef liver it took took to make a capsule of this product so I could work out my vitamin A intake. The company was very helpful and they replied: "It takes 2000 mg of fresh beef liver to make up one 500 mg capsule of Beef Liver Natural Glandular. We do not routinely test the vitamin A content, but we do know from our supplier from other project work they have done that freeze dried beef liver can contain up to 50,000 mcg’s of Retinol (Vitamin A) per 100 grams, which degrades naturally over about 5 months to around 20,000 mcg’s per gram."
Love Thorne but not GMOs
Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on Sep 22, 2012
Thorne is one of the main go-to brands for supplements without many added nasties. It is disappointing their vitamin C is not GMO free. If this product beocmes GMO free I will start buying it again but for now this one is off my shopping list. The large capsule count on this product is great. Please make a GMO free version Thorne!
Finally soy-free E!
Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on May 05, 2014
This vitamin E is soy-free and made from sunflowers, plus it has good amounts of all 8 vitamin E types. If your vitamin E doesn't say it's made without soy, not just soy-free, then it was probably made with soy. I no longer buy the Carlson's and Unique E products for this reason. Unique E says it is soy-free, because they filter the soy proteins out later, but they do use soy to make it and it's not certified non-GMO soy either. Same with Carlson's. My only problem with this Mercola product is the very small capsule count in each bottle. It's way too small, I'm taking 3 a day so a bottle only lasts 10 days which is quite annoying. It's still by far the best safest purest vitamin E product I've found though and I'm so glad iHerb stocks it!
Fantastic simple multi
Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on May 30, 2014
This is a great product and the Thorne brand is very good quality. I love that it has coenzymated B2 and B6 as well as folate and B12 - that is so important. Even if you don't know if you have conversion issues such as MTHFR why not just take the activated forms anyway, it makes sense. I would prefer the calcium was left out and more magnesium added instead, and 120 capsules in a bottle, but overall the amounts of everything included are good. I buy this multi for my mum and dad.
Great product great price
Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on Jun 25, 2010
This is the best form of carnitine according to Dr Sinatra. I take this for Myalgic Enephalomyelitis and it really helps my heart problems. Improved the time I can stay upright hugely; from 10 minutes a day to 20 or so. Ubiquinol gave me another 10 too. Dr Sinatra explains that ubiquinol/CoQ10 works synergistically with carnitine, as does ribose and magnesium. He calls them the 'awesome foursome' of cardiac health.
So far so good!
Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on Aug 23, 2008
Luckily I can tolerate these enzymes, as I have had some problems with other brands.
Essential if you have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on Jan 08, 2009
If you have M.E., you need Hawthorne and this one has the right parts of the plant in it to be the most effective (it isn't just made up of the weaker berries of the plant, but instead the flowers etc.).
Too low dose by far
Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on Oct 02, 2012
That 'natural C' is completely differnet to ascorbic acid is just complete guff. They act the same way in the body, except buying 'natural C' like this costs you hundreds of times more and make it very unlikely you'll ever take a dose big enough to do anything much for you at all. Ditch this and take 10 or more grams of the vitamin C the vitamin C experts and pioneers all use - ascorbic acid. This is the form of vitamin C that animals make in their livers and kidneys and that humans used to make in their livers and kidneys. Our bodies are primed to use this form of vitamin C! This product is fine to take alongside ascorbic acid..extra bioflavs are always good, but it is not enough by itself as the dose is far too low.
Gave me a surprising boost
Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on Jul 03, 2010
I was taking quite a decent amount of oral B complex, so i was quite surprised by how much of a voost this product gave me wthin just a week of starting it. I suppose that means my body wasn't converting at least one of the B vitamins very well. I'd recommend anyone seriously ill try this product for a few weeks to see if you're absorbinb the standard B vitamins as well as you could be. The taste is quite nice too, though to make it a perfect product it would also contain activated folate (Metafolin). I may now try the B1 as s atand alone coenzymated sublingual, thank SN and iHerb!
Work well and tastes good too
Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on Dec 03, 2012
This is the vitamin E recommended by the excellent Dr Sherry Rogers. They are of a high enough quality that you can easily snip a hole in them and chew them for a bit, then spit the empty gel capsule out - if you're trying to lessen your stomach's digestive load. The taste is very neutral. I love the huge capsule count with this product too.
Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on Dec 03, 2012
Using this on the advice of Dr Sherry Rogers to maybe help a bit with eye strain and screen glare tolerance. I have taken them for a month now. Not sure if they are working yet although I did read subtitles on my TV for the first time in years yesterday without wearing my glasses, so maybe they are. Maybe:)
Posted by Jodi-Hummingbird on Mar 05, 2011
But got very stuck in my teeth. For slightly gapped tooth people only maybe!