Posted by marianF on Nov 05, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I don't know why many other reviewers complain about the lack of biterness in this product.I find it bitter enough to be the real thing and it has helped tremendously with candida overgrowth.In fact, it is the only supp. that I tried (among probiotics, enzymes, coconut oil etc.) that managed to FULLY relieve me of all of my symptoms.Specifically, after a couple of monhts of using the GSE extract daily, I was almost cured and feeling a normal person again -untill I had to do a course of antibiotics due to tooth infection, and, sadly, I'm now back in the beginning..:(
Posted by marianF on Mar 11, 2015 | Verified Purchase
For me this was a one star experience.I have been oil cleansing with jojoba oil and one of the benefits I have enjoyed has been soft, hydrated skin.I decided to try of olive and castor oils, being the traditional OCM combo, and even a very small amount of the castor oil dried me out and made my skin look tired and lifeless.I guess there's nothing wrong with the brand, it's probably my skin type (sensitive/dehydrated) that didn't agree with it.I gave the oil to my brother's girlfriend and she is quite happy with it.
Posted by marianF on Jul 04, 2014 | Verified Purchase
My mom had very high blood pressure that prescription meds managed to lower just a little.Her doctor was about to add extra, stronger drugs but I thought she should give natural alternatives a try.I ordered for her this and hawthorn extract and within days her readings were perfectly normal.She still takes her initial medication which is a mild one but if she forgets to take the grapeseed and the hawthorn she's back in the 160/100 range.I plan to order celery seed as well, to add to her regimen and see if she can do without the meds altogether, as they give her many side effects.I am very optimistic...
Posted by marianF on Apr 29, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I use it as a skin toner, after cleansing.It doesn't offer the pore-tightening effect of witch hazel toners , which I've been using for a long time, but is equally refreshing and much more gentle with the skin.I have kind of dehydrated skin and witch hazel was a bit drying.Good purchase, will buy again.
Posted by marianF on Mar 05, 2014 | Verified Purchase
All I can say about this product is that I feel so sorry I hadn't dicovered it earlier.It works wonders for the face, my skin hasn't felt that soft in years.Although it's a butter, it's not greasy at all and absorbs really well.I've been using it for a week and my face has already acquired a healthy glow.I still use my aloe gel, argan oil and jojoba but I feel that with the shea butter alone I don't need anything else.But the benefits don't stop here.I've found it is excellent for the hair, too.I've tried dozens of conditioners and masks. but nothing seemed to help my dry hair.Nothing but this product.In no time, it gave me the soft, shiny hair I've been longing for.Also great for hands, heels and anywhere else intense moisturizing is needed.Just use the tiniest amount, rub well, apply and let this amazing product work its magic.I hope Out of Africa will never change the quality and that iherb will never stop carrying it.Love, love, love!
Posted by marianF on May 14, 2013 | Verified Purchase
It was hard for me to find an amino acid supplement that contains just the 9 essential aminos and not the non-essentials ones.The later can be synthesized by the body from the essential amino acids so there's really no need to supplement.That being said, this Now Foods formula was just what I was looking for.It comes in pure powder form, with no fillers or other unwanted ingredients.Tastes terrible like all pure amino acid supps (expected!)., but that's not so much of an issue if the powder is dissolved in juice.I use it before working out to prevent muscle catabolism and works great.I hope iherb will never stop carrying this product.
Posted by marianF on Jul 18, 2012 | Verified Purchase
It feels more like water rather than oil, not at all greasy, absorbs instantly, very hydrating, light texture and a pleasant green tea scent.After only 15 to 20 minutes of sun exposure in the a.m. it gives a nice, deep tan.Best tanning product I've ever used and with no chemicals or petroleum products in it.
Posted by marianF on Oct 07, 2012 | Verified Purchase
I use this as a skin care product.I apply it on the face at night, under night cream, and it smoothes skin, as well as clears any blemishes and redness.It's a natural oil, packed with all the nutrients the skin needs (E and A vitamins as well as other antioxidants).I see no reason why using serums full of chemicals and synthetic ingredients.
Posted by marianF on May 23, 2015 | Verified Purchase
Tea tree oil in general, is the best natural antiseptic and the most effective acne treatment that I've tried.This particular brand is good quality (pure, Australian) and although I have very sensitive skin, applying it even full strength does not irritate my face.What I like most, is that it comes with a dispenser (unlike other brands), I would have however preferred a dropper as sometimes a drop is all I need.In addition to using it on pimples, wounds, bites I also put a few drops to my DIY deodorant.It's great!!!
Posted by marianF on Sep 04, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I take it prior to workouts ( 2 caps) and it seems to provide some extra stamina and strength.It doesn't have a very obvious effect like caffeine or creatine, but I feel it works. I've been alternating this and cordyceps mushrooms by the same brand for 3 months, and so far I never had a bad workout energywise, plus it seems that I also recover better.