Posted by newday on Nov 17, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Really wanted this to work but tried it for the first time today and it not only dried my face out it dried my hands as well. I have sensitive skin and like so many of us who have sensitive skin, I am constantly trying to find a product I can use that will even out my skin tone, help with roseaca and not dry my skin. The ratings were so high I thought I'd found my product but not this is not for me.
Excellent results but not sure about the Wormwood
Posted by newday on Jul 16, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I started slow on this - 14 drops 2x a day for 2 days then gradually up to 20 drops 2x a day. I have had excellent results. Almost immediately I felt a very pleasant calmness come over me.I also had a nice non dramatic new energy. I did have some mild itching, persistent but mild headaches which could be caused by something else and increased soft stools. I had been fighting a fungal infection on my upper lip for months which has gone away. I haven't been craving sugar or food in general however I haven't lost weight because I have retained fluids more than usual. I took this to deal with candida but also because I have never done a parasite cleanse. I have not had to blow my nose as often and one day I actually felt like I walked taller and most days I walk with more energy. There has been some body soreness. I have been concerned with my swollen feet and lack of weight loss even though I am eating less. I looked up side effects of wormwood and it appears that kidney problems can happen and I had been having some pain in my right kidney -something I'm sensitive to as I take d-mannose for UTI's and one of my first sign is pain in my right kidney. I'm going to research further and see if I can find a non alcohol Green Walnut formula that doesn't contain wormwood. Over all very pleased, intend to finish the 10 days recommended but at the lower dose as 14 drops 2x a day seemed to help. I wouldn't take this too close to bed time if you are easily stimulated as I think you will be too alert to sleep. I try to take my last dose at 4pm. I take it in a small amount of water followed by more water. It does taste strong but not bad enough to give up the great results. It is slightly more palatable in grape juice but not enough to make me switch.
Glass bottle- powerful
Posted by newday on May 12, 2012 | Verified Purchase
This arrived in a dark blue glass bottle not plastic bottle as shown. Much better container.I used 2 drops in my morning juice/vitamin cocktail for 2 days but since I am already on Armour Natural Thyroid medicine - 2 drops is too much. However, since I use sea salt and know I don't get enough Iodine I wanted to see what this would do. I plan to take only 1 drop a day, possibly 1 drop every other day as I had rapid heart beats and weird dreams yesterday (took it later in the day at 3pm) My feet aren't as cold and my body temp seems to be higher. I didn't weigh before taking this but think it's had a definite affect on my metabolism. I'm wanting to eat less. However I believe this is helping with overall circulation. I plan to research more before I take more of this product. Definitely not just water in this bottle but there is no taste. I plan to take it with food next time.
Excellent help for UTI
Posted by newday on Dec 16, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I found out about D-Mannose by accident - or answered prayer. I am a diabetic and when my diabetes was worse, I constantly battled urinary tract infections. I had developed a resistance to antibiotics which is scarey on a lot of levels. UTI's hurt! I am never without Now Food's D-Mannose powder now. I can take a maintenance dose of 1/2 to 1 teaspoon a day but since my diabetes is more in control now, I often go for a week without taking any. I have gotten sensitive to the early symptoms of UTI and begin taking a teaspoon or 2 right away as soon as I am showing even subtle symptoms. This takes care of the problem before it has a chance to fully develop. I highly recommend D-Mannose and Now Foods has the best price around.
Seems to work
Posted by newday on Aug 31, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Doesn't dissolve as good as they claim. I put mine in a glass water bottle and shake well then it will stay in a suspension. Taste is at best OK. This is not my favorite way to get C and probably won't go this route again. Also I may be wrong but thing the C is a chemical C not a natural C
Sambucol is the Best of all the Elderberry products
Posted by newday on Jan 06, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I use this for my own health and that of my 6 yr old kindergartner grand nephew. He has always given me his colds so this year I wanted a solution for both of us. He gave me a cold and I was 1 1/2 weeks into it when I got my first Sambucol. I had immediate relief of some symptoms and was over it way before I usually would have been. So he and I are now on a preventative plan - and neither one of us has been sick. I take one Teaspoon everyday. At the first sign of a sore throat, which is my first sign of pending cold, I up my does until the sign is gone, usually in 1 day. Taste is great. We tried other elderberry products but this is the best and worth the price.
Really helps with SAD
Posted by newday on May 14, 2010 | Verified Purchase
I started taking vitamin D3 from Wellness Pharmacy in AL. Very High quality pharmaceutical grade product. Price was OK but shipping wasn't so I tried 2 others include Dr. Weil's. Did nothing. I know Life Extension is a good company so I tried this and it works as well as the pharmaceutical quality D3. Warn people. Not all D's are alike. My levels went from way below normal to 47 over a period a year, starting with 1000 mg and ending with 5000mg a day. I don't take 5000 mg every day in sunny weather -only in winter. I feel squirrely if I take too much. But I've had Seasonal Affective Disorder at a crippling level for years and have had 2 reasonabily good winters since takeing Vitamin D. I also had calcium absorbtion problems we're monitoring now to see if D deficiency caused them. Get your D3 levels drawn. Women over 50 need this most. Colon cancer and breast cancer are affected and the D they add to milk does nothing.
not for me
Posted by newday on Aug 24, 2013 | Verified Purchase
All of our bodies are different and this was just too much for me. I do better on the green hauls of walnut but am leery of both right now. The last dose of this I took was toward then end of July and I'm still having more bowel movements than normal. I just caution you to take it as slow as possible and build up dose gradually. There is a mild "Kill off" period when you have systemic yeast fungal issues. This also affected my sleep - hard to get to sleep naturally. Some headaches but mainly long term bowel issues long after I quit taking it and the yeast issues are back.
Posted by newday on Nov 20, 2013 | Verified Purchase
My grandson and grandnephew generously give me the only colds I get - and they last at least 2 weeks and I'm miserable. I was in the 2nd week of my most recent cold with no signs of remission when my order of Sambucol arrived yesterday. I took 4 doses the first day and 3 doses today and am on my way to feeling significantly better. I plan to take a maintenance dose once this cold is gone to prevent future colds. I can see that through the winter months, I'll be buying this regularly. The history of Sambucol, if you can find it is very interesting.
Very helpful and stronger than other Enzymatic Therapy Pearls
Posted by newday on May 03, 2014 | Verified Purchase
For months I had a change in my stools and then blood. I had a colonoscopy in 4/14 and they found cancer. I am now juicing and eating an vegan diet to build my body up and hopefully to heal before considering radiation. The only thing that let me live a normal life when I was constantly going to the bathroom is these Elite pearls. I was taking up to 5 of the IC pearls before I discovered this new product. I take one in the am and one at bed time. Sometimes they work too well, causing me to have no stools. Watch your symptoms and get a colonoscopy - I waited 5 months. These work well for extreme cases but the other doses work well too. They have also had a positive effect on vaginal discharge and yeast infections.