Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 18, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I have a case of tennis elbow that absolutely will not go away on its own. I've tried numerous NSAIDs, cortisone shots, and physical therapy; but, despite all of these treatments, for the past several years my elbow has continued to flare up with incredible stubbornness. I eventually discovered that turmeric works better than anything else I've ever tried. I've been using a 500 mg, 95% curcuminoid-standardized extract twice a day for the past couple of years, and it's worked well, but my elbow would invariably be at least slightly inflamed in the morning, or even by the late evening. The occurrence of this seems be mostly affected by diet, as I've found that high-GI foods cause it to flare up. When I started taking BIO-curcumin, I didn't think it was any better than what I'd been taking, as my elbow would still become inflamed. However, after a few weeks on it, I've found that my elbow is never inflamed - EVER. I specify my elbow because it demands so much attention, but it's a sign of what's going on inside my body, and if it's not inflamed, then I know that the rest of my body is not inflamed. Nothing compares to this stuff.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 18, 2010 | Verified Purchase
I love this product so much that this is the first review that I'm writing before being prompted by iHerb to do so. I had been taking fish oil for years, and had decided that GNC's Triple Strength Fish Oil was the best omega-3 supplement available anywhere. However, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and was advised to discontinue using it (any fish oil, that is) due to the high iodine content. I let my brain starve for omega-3s for about a month before I started doing research on non-fish derived alternatives, and found this product. I swear that it's far superior to any fish oil supplement I've ever taken. My mental clarity is much greater than it ever was on fish oil, as is my emotional state. I think that the high EPA content my be a strike against fish oil (as well as the high iodine content, at least for some people). I'm not sure, but I think that the brain is about 40% DHA, yet contains no EPA. I could be wrong. Anyway, for mental acuity and psychological well-being (as far as it's biochemically influenced), and general brain health, this product, in my opinion, cannot be surpassed. The only negative aspect is the ungodly odor, but that can be avoided so long as you don't deliberately take a whiff of the inside of the bottle, and if you fill your mouth with water and then drop the capsule in (which is how I take all my pills anyway). Give this product a try, never mind the smell, and you'll be feeding your brain and consuming a product that's more environmentally sustainable than fish oil.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 15, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I have an underactive thyroid and I accidentally discovered that this product boosts my energy tremendously. This is the only resveratrol product that has this effect on me. The difference is like that between day and night. I'm never going to stop taking it.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 23, 2008 | Verified Purchase
I started using this product to treat MGD (meibomian gland dysfunction) and blepharitis. 2 a day has worked wonderfully.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 27, 2009 | Verified Purchase
This product seems to increase my mental clarity, which makes sense since antioxidants are supposed to have a protective effect on the brain.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 06, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I had terrible inflammation in my elbow from hyperflexing it while sleeping on my stomach one night, that lasted at least 2 months. I tried aspirin, aleve, and the highly-touted Turmericforce by New Chapter, but only this product banished the pain completely
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 18, 2010 | Verified Purchase
I have been taking beta carotene and lutein. I noticed that they both make my skin more hydrated and supple, and suspected that lycopene would do the same. Indeed, it has, and it's also made my skin less greasy and less prone to outbreaks.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 18, 2010 | Verified Purchase
The ingredient of orange peel screams at your taste buds and olfactory nerves when consuming this product. Also, I thought that the high insoluble fiber content would place it above the (less expensive) Metamucil that I've been taking for years, but I find the opposite to be true. However, I suppose that if you've got nothing else, and you can get over the taste, then it's okay.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 04, 2010 | Verified Purchase
Since I started taking this, I no longer have bowel discomfort. It sometimes causes a warm spicey sensation in the stomach and esophagus, which I find quite pleasant, although some might not.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 18, 2010 | Verified Purchase
I originally tried this for dry eyes, for which it woeks quite well. It also keeps skin supple and reduces joint inflammation.
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