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flares up seborrheic dermatitis

Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 03, 2014 | Verified Purchase

I've read the reviews of people using Nettle Leaf for allergies. I have seborrheic dermatitis (rash, itching, scaling around mouth, eyebrows, scalp) that flares up when I eat fast carbs. I suppress it with anti-histamines. I was hoping Nettle Leaf will have similar effect but the moment I took two capsules, my dermatitis instantly flared up leading to new rash which takes 1.5 weeks to heal. That is no surprise since Nettle Leaf contains Histamine which is the trigger body chemical for my rashes. It may work for other allergies by making the body less responsive to Histamine but definitely avoid for dermatitis, psoriasis, or eczema. Nettle root had similar negative effect on my dermatitis.

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doesn't dissolve easiliy like NuNaturals

Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 21, 2013 | Verified Purchase

This is how stevia works - in large amounts its real taste is bitter, in small concentrations it tricks your taste buds and it seems 'sweet'. Every pure concentrated stevia brand will produce a bitter taste if you put too much of it or it's not dissolved well. KAL stevia has a pleasant mild taste with green grassy undertones. It's less concentrated than NuNaturals and correspondingly less probable to pass the bitter threshold - that's why people claim it has less bitter aftertaste. The major disadvantage of KAL stevia is that it does not dissolve easily in water - it lumps and just floats on the surface untill I stirr it vigorously. I prefer NuNaturals pure stevia (not the one with maltodextrin) which dissolves easily, is more concentrated, and is a better bang for your buck than KAL.

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helps achieve orgasm if you are on anti-depressant like Prozac

Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 29, 2011 | Verified Purchase

I take Prozac which is a fantastic antidepressant but the side effect is that although I get erection, I cannot achieve orgasm, probably due to low levels of histamine. I take one tablet of L-Histidine 30 mins before sex and the problem is resolved. For boost in the erection department, I combine it with a few capsules of ginkgo biloba which seems to help slightly with erection and somehow mitigate the anorgasmia side effect of prozac. The main help for achieving orgasm is L-Histidine though not the ginkgo.

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typical depressant - a good sleeping pill

Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 26, 2011 | Verified Purchase

I started taking it before bed because it makes me too sleepy and unmotivated if I take it in the morning. It is very easy to fall asleep again on it after waking up in the night. I don't think this herb has any antidepressant properties, quite the opposite it makes me feel depressed and lacking energy. I take a mild stimulant during the day to counteract that - welbutrin. The alleged bacopa effect on memory is not pronounced - I noticed I find words to express myself easier but it could well be just a placebo effect.

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a staple in my cabinet for gums, bad breath and cold sores

Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 17, 2010 | Verified Purchase

I have problems with my gums due to bacteria. Whenever a gum feels swallen, I rub this oil on it and it de-puffs over night. Tea tree oil is the BEST natural killer of bad breath bacteria I know. I just rub it on my gums and then gargle with water. For half an hour your mouth smells like camphor but after that it goes away and no more bad breath. I also use the tea trea oil to burn cold sores in two days. I apply it over the cold sore about 3 times /day for the 1st and 2nd day when the sore appears on my lips and its burned out on the third day. It works much faster and effective to burn the cold sore and stop it from expanding and propagating, much more effective than the standard meds like Abreva or Valtrex.

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works but makes me hungry

Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 16, 2017 | Verified Purchase

Taking 9 mg of Boron a day did increase in a month my free testosterone from 45.1 pg/mL (below normal for male) to 53.2 pg/mL (very low normal for male). It also mitigated my inflammatory reactions when I eat sugar - my face doesn't get as red and itchy as before boron. The only negative is that Boron seems to create a constant hunger for sugars that is hard to satisfy - I just ate a 1600 calorie meal ... It is really hard to count my calorie intake while taking Boron so most probably I will stop it. It will be a nice supplement for someone anorexic that need to put on some fat.

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doesn't cause digestive problems; part of it water insoluble

Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 26, 2011 | Verified Purchase

Unlike whey protein, this rice protein does not create digestive problems, even calms your digestive tract. Don't rely on the 'berry flavor', it is nonexistent. I flavor it with powder lemonade with artificial sweetener and then it's all good. I mix it in shaking cup and the protein homogenizes well especially with the lemonade powder in but part of it is apparently water insoluble which is why some people commented it is 'gritty'. That's not a problem to me. As protein it perfoms as expected - the muscles are pumped.

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comedogenic and does nothing for reducing redness

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 06, 2010 | Verified Purchase

I was hoping I could use this oil instead of avocado oil which is too shiny for daily use. It's not gonna happen. Jason's oil is not matte enough to wear during the day, it caused pimples here and there and does absolutely nothing for my skin. Purified avocado oil beats the hell out of Jason's, it is truly non-comedogenic and really calms and smooths your skin.

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glorified synthetic multivitamin

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 09, 2012 | Verified Purchase

I mix it only with water in my blender and I like the smooth texture and even the green taste. Unfortunately, this is nothing more than a synthetic multivitamin blended with probably dead vegetable powders. This is obvious from the contents, many of the vitamins are at 100% level; it also makes your urine yellow from the synthetic B vitamins. The blend is acceptable at half the price, otherwise just buy a good synthetic multivitamin to do the same job. The powder gives a slight energy boost but it may well be from the protein content. I have not observed any effect on my skin that even remotely resembles the positive effect of eating fresh fruits and vegetables.

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zero biological effect: no effect on skin or appetite or energy level

Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 08, 2011 | Verified Purchase

The grassy-gritty taste doesn't bother me, I sprinkle several teaspoons on food or add 1-2 heaped tablespoons to my protein shake. I was hoping it will make my skin calmer (less reddish) and smoother the way eating kiwis and blueberries does, this didn't happen. I also did not observe this powder curbing my apetite or 'giving me more energy' as some reviews here are claiming. Basically it's overpriced dead fiber that doesn't come close, even remotely, to the beneficial effect of eating fresh fruits and vegetables on my skin and health.

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