Posted by Reviewer1377782 on Jun 30, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I have been suffering the sudden loss of my brother at the age of 69 years old - 2 years older than me, and my nerves have been shattered. I have been unable to cope with anything. Following the shock, my rheumatoid arthritis flared miserably and I was in severe pain for a few weeks. I would wake in the morning and find my heart beating faster than normal. I was not able to breath properly and my anxiety and fear levels were very high. I immediately started taking extra magnesium and G.R.Lanes 'Quiet life ' tablets - 2 in the morning before I got up. Also, before I got up I would take about 150 mg. GABA which slowed my heart rate to normal and I would take a capsule of Tulsi tea powder which gave me a feeling of centred calm. However, while this all brought me down to a near normal state, I still could not bring myself to go to the doctor let alone my usual yearly visit to the Rheumatology department at the hospital. I read about this product as I searched frenetically online for help or for someone else who has suffered in the same way and went to iherb to see if they stocked it and so I bought it. I found my hospital appointment was three days away instead of my usual June date, forgetting that they had changed it. I had a panic attack and planned to make an excuse not to go as my nerves were still extremely bad and I panicked at every opportunity that they chose. On the day of my hospital appointment, my order for suntheanine arrived EARLY - it wasn't due for another three days, so, I took 1 capsule about an hour before I my appointment. As we left home I started to panic but controlled it with breathing and thinking of my brother in Heaven enjoying himself and talking to our parents who have also gone to Heaven, then about half an hour later, as we got nearer the hospital, I realised that I was calm, with a non drowsy calm that I hadn't felt for many months. I felt so normal that I told the doctor about how I felt and what I took to get in this normal state. I got through this traumatic time easily and the feeling of non drugged calm released so much tension that I cried like it was in fashion. I have this each morning now and I am noticing I am able to cope 100% better without taking all those other natural calmers. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ several million times.
Posted by Reviewer1377782 on Sep 07, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I mix this with 1/3 water and 2/3 milk. It tastes a little like a liquid apple pie without the sweetness. I take it because a few years ago, I had my gall bladder removed and when this happens, instead of the bile being stored in the gall bladder,to be released when you eat something, the bile drip, drip, drips into the intestines all the time, so the intestines produce more water, to compensate, I suppose, resulting in diarrhea, or very loose stools, AND SORE INTESTINES. Apple fibre absorbs excess water so normalising the stool. IT WORKS! If you are constipated it bulks up the stool, thus normalising the stool. Take it with plenty of fluid though, as the fibre can swell up and cause a blockage. i.e. don't take it by spoon and just a little water. There are little tiny hard pieces in it,the insoluble fibre, but they are no problem. When I have too much acid, or a tummy bug, I mix a teaspoon of clay and/or charcoal to the mix and drink it down. PUT IT IN A JUICE MIXER AND GIVE IT A SHAKE AND THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH MIXING IT.!!!
Posted by Reviewer1377782 on May 25, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I bought this for a hair oil mix. It seals the hair where there are breakages. I use one tablespoon each of castor oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil and olive oil. Mix it all together and put a little on my hands and rub it into the scalp and down the hair. Leave it on for at least 1/2 an hour preferably overnight, (the longer you leave it the better, at night, use cling film over your hair and cover with a shower cap. better to do this only if you live on your own to save inane comments. ) Next, wash and condition your hair as usual. Your hair will be super soft and all the frizzies will have disappeared.
Posted by Reviewer1377782 on Jan 11, 2016 | Verified Purchase
My daughter in law has COPD, AND, AFTER TAKING n.a.c. FOR A YEAR, SHE WENT FOR HER CHECK UP AND SHE WAS 50 % IMPROVED. yes, thats right, 50%.
Posted by Reviewer1377782 on Apr 08, 2016 | Verified Purchase
This is still too soon to give a full review but I have had severe pain in my spine and neck due to RA and osteoarthritis. We both take this, just one a day, and after two bottles, my pain has subsided enormously. I feel much more flexible. My husbands osteoarthritis pain has reduced as well. I haven't been able to take my prescription medication for RA for a long while because of some serious issues with it, hence the severe pain, but these are wonderful. I feel that as I continue to take them each day,my pain will decrease even more. I will update when this happens to let you all know how this magic pill is working. God bless you all.
Posted by Reviewer1377782 on Jan 11, 2016 | Verified Purchase
What can I say. I am nearly 60 years old with long curly hair that has a tendency to frizz, and with ill health, often looks like I have been dragged through a hedge backwards!! I have tried loads of and conditioner but THIS IS THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS WORKED!!! My hair springs into natural curls and is beautifully soft. NEVER IN MY LIFE HAS MY HAIR FELT THIS GOOD. Excellent value for money even with paying postage to the UK. A little goes a long, long way.
Posted by Reviewer1377782 on Aug 19, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I have been looking for a natural immune modulator for my Rheumatoid arthritis and allergic rhinitis for ages and have only been able to find immune enhancers. My immune system is already too strong and the doctors medication just suppresses my immune system and so leaves me vulnerable for winter bugs. This has had good reports about people with allergic rhinitis who,after 8 weeks of tests, had ABSOLUTELY NO SYMPTOMS AT ALL. I have emailed Life extension and they were very helpful but I have not found any info about whether I should take this indefinitely or just till I feel better. Another email to life extension would be in order I think. They are small capsules filled with a brown powder. I have not suffered any upset tummy or any other side effects. I have ordered this from iherb.com, but,as it will take up to two weeks to arrive here in the UK, I bought a bottle from somewhere else, just to tide me over. I have been taking it for two days. I will update when I get some reaction from this. I intend also to buy this from iherb in the future as their prices are better and I will buy it with something else so the shipping is worth it.
Posted by Reviewer1377782 on Aug 24, 2013 | Verified Purchase
huge, chewable tablets. Taste would take some getting used to, but they work, take 20 minutes before a meal. They build up the protective lining in the stomach. I had too many Ibuprofen over a few days and I developed a horrible 'empty' feeling in the pit of my stomach, accompanied by acid and a few days later, black stools. I took the liquorice tablets before my meals and the sore, empty feeling in my tummy went after about a week or two. Completely gone after a month. the black stools went after 2 - 3 days. Great stuff, apart from the taste.
Posted by Reviewer1377782 on Sep 25, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I take these from September onwards to help reduce the chances of getting all the winter bugs. I used to take it as a tea at the onset of flu or a cold and it worked in just a few days, but the taste of the tea is absolutely disgusting. It works better as a tea though. This herb kills over 600 different types of viruses etc., and is non habit forming. Your body does not get used to it and so become ineffective. It just keeps on working. I heard that people with R.A. can take it to rid the body of long lasting lingering bugs that keep the immune system active, and when the olive leaf has done its job, the immune system settles down and there is less pain. Worth a try.
Posted by Reviewer1377782 on Aug 23, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I always use this, along with a peppermint capsule, for indigestion, not acid reflux or anything like that, but when my digestive system is just out of sorts. It works great. For nausea, just one ginger capsule gets rid of acid and nausea very quickly.