This is an excellent supplement if your Adrenals are fatigued, but this product has been processed to remove all hormones. Frankly, I couldn't tolerate other Adrenal Cortex products. I contacted Thorne and they confirmed that this product is without hormones, thus it would nourish your Adrenals without affecting your hormones. Start with 1 cap for the first few days, then take 1 with breakfast and 1 with lunch, increase your dose to 2 after a week and so on until you take 6 or 8 daily. Then if you still need support, start supplementing DHEA and Pregnenolone. A Cortisol Saliva Test is recommended before all that, but you can take this product without the test since ithas no hormones. Please visit my page for more reviews Good luck
Posted by MichaelLabib on Sep 27, 2010 | Verified Purchase
I can't tell you enough about this product. I have been using it for 10 days or less, I started seeing some results. It's wierd but I have always had weak nails, tendons, ligaments and cartilages. Now after 10 days of using this product, my nails and hair are getting stronger and I didn't change anything other than that product. I guess it will cure my tendons and help my overall health but after few months, I will use this product for as long as I can get it!!! Thanks for iherb.com my health has dramatically improved with your supplements and affordable prices. Keep up that good job guys :)
Posted by MichaelLabib on Oct 03, 2010 | Verified Purchase
It's a wow product, can't say more. I just take one capsule and in less than one hour, I feel so sleepy that I can't resist going to the bed. I sleep without being anxious, it's pretty much like a sleeping pill but without any side effects. It's also a brain food but I just started taking it 3 days ago so I didn't see any effects on the brain yet.
This is superior to glucosamine, MSM, Hyaluronic Acid, celadrin and all these joint support products you can think of. If you need a knee replacement surgery, I would advise you to try this one first and thre is a 90% chance you would avoid the surgery altogether. I gave it 4 stars becasue it raised my blood pressure, if you have high blood pressure then be very careful. I would still recommend that you would try the product, but monitor your blood pressure closely and stop it as soon as you get constant high readings. Please visit my page for more reviews Good luck
Posted by MichaelLabib on Aug 06, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I suffer from Adrenal Fatigue due to many reasons, including Amalgam Illness. Taking this supplement ,alone, has been one of the most effective treatments I have ever got. I tried Adrenal Grandulars, and I actually felt weird. Eleuthero gives me energy, while making me calm. I also have High Blood Pressure, I have only seen a very mild effect in that regard, an increase of 5 points while taking Eleuthero. Koreain Ginseng, on the other hand, increases my blood pressure by 40 points at least. It also makes me very anxious and unable to relax. I also think it's great for Hypothyroidism, I have Sub-clinical Hypothyroidism which seems to respond very well to Eleuthero too. All these benefits without noticeable side effects, only a very mild increase in my blood pressure. Highly recommended, you won't regret it.
Posted by MichaelLabib on May 19, 2011 | Verified Purchase
You might need a lower dose, but my mother says that this is the effective dose for her. She has been taking 500mg for 2 months without any improvements, I told her to increase the dose and just over night she felt much more better. This combined with 1,200mg to 1,800mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid will do the trick. Don't take ALA if you are on Thyroid meds though, it will double your heart rate!!!
Posted by MichaelLabib on Oct 13, 2010 | Verified Purchase
I got this for my mother, who has a heart condition. She couldn't go for a walk without having chest pain. When she took her first dose of HeartCare, 1 tablet, in few hours she felt better and she could walk without chest pain. This is a great supplement, made in Germany and I guess this is the highest quality Hawthorn Berry in the world. Thanks iherb.com for helping us feel better :) UPDATE: my mother has been using this product for about 2 years I think. Now she feels even better, she's in her 70s. She's off her blood pressure medication, she can do alot of things she haven't done in 20 years. Like walking fast and for long periods, before she used to walk for 2 minutes and feel she will die. UPDATE 3/2015: my mother has been taking it for years now, 1 tablet 3 times daily. She loves it and can't be without it, this is one of the most important supplements for heart patients, along with CoQ 10 Enzyme 100mg 2-3 times daily.
Posted by MichaelLabib on Oct 11, 2010 | Verified Purchase
I have read about Pumpkin Seed Oil and it's anti-inflammatory benefits, it's as effective as NSAIDs for knee pain. I take 1 softgel with breakfast and another 1 with dinner, I really like the results!!! it's amazing especially when you combine it with Glucosamine and Fish Oil. No more Knee Pain people :) Please visit my page for more reviews, I have reviewed many products for joints pain and support. Good luck
Posted by MichaelLabib on Nov 20, 2015 | Verified Purchase
I have been sick with toxic black mold and mercury poisoning since 2008, before that I was healthy with liver enzymes of less than 20 (SGPT and SGOT). After I got sick then kept going up until they reached 850, when I discovered the mold, and cleaned it all, they went down to 450. I started taking milk thistle and other supplements later on and my liver enzymes went down to 200+ (between 200 and 295) and since then they rarely come down. I have been taking Acetyl Glutathione for 10 days or so and my liver enzymes went down to 72 and 42, I had the test twice just to believe it's real. I'm yet to experience other benefits, I feel a bit drowsy when I take it but that might be a detox symptom.
This is the father of Adrenal hormones, when you take Pregnenolone your body will decide what hormones it needs then manufacture them from Pregnenolone. This will give your Adrenals a break, to recover. Start with 10mg and increase your dose until you get better, don't take more than 50mg daily. It's recommended that you take Adrenal Cortex, Thorne might be the best brand for Adrenal Cortex since their product is processed to remove hormones, you should take it for that reason. A Cortisol Saliva test is really a good place to start, if you can't afford it then Thorne Adrenal Cortex is your answer. Please visit my page for more reviews Good luck