For my personally, besides taking it on a regular basis for liver protection, I give it to my 14 year old to control acne (which is often caused by the hormones overloading the liver) and I myself take it in increased amount whenever I have shoulder pain. Here's the blurb where I describe it on my website: Excellent value for double strength silymarin combined with dandelion root and artichoke extract. Now also makes a 1x Silymarin extract called Now Silymarin which contains silymarin in a base of turmeric powder and is also an excellent silymarin combination when taken in small amounts (up to double recommended) since too much turmeric powder can causing a burning sensation. Now Silymarin 2x contains no "hot" herbs in it though so can be taken in large amounts if necessary. Besides cleaning the liver of all manner of toxins, silymarin protects it, too. One of the first clinical studies on its properties was conducted on rats where half were fed silymarin then all of them were fed deathcap mushrooms. All the ones who had silymarin lived while all the ones without it died. Even so, it is not recommended to test silymarin's protective effects by eating poisons which are toxic to the liver!
Now Curcumin is one of the least expensive turmeric extract supplements. Curcumin is one of the best single antioxidants and provides a number of other benefits including controlling inflammation on a par with prescription anti-inflammatories, including controlling COX-2 inflammatory enzymes, plus it has the side benefit of improving liver function instead of destroying it like many prescription drugs do. Also helps balance intestinal flora. Like other super antioxidants, one of the actions of curcumin is preserving vitamin C and E in the body, so it is a good idea to first ensure that adequate amounts of these are used before using additional antioxidants. Now Curcumin is my favorite "Super Antioxidant."
Good multimineral with MCHA (microcrystalline hydroxyapatite) forms of minerals, a well-absorbed type bound with phosphorus and similar to the type of calcium found in bones. Bone Strength is the same formula as Doctor's Trust Bone Builder with Boron. Since it contains some glucosamine, it is an excellent mineral supplement for those with arthritis and other painful joint conditions.. Now Bone Strength and Now Full Spectrum Mineral Caps are my favorite multivitamins. Bone Strength contains an approx 3:2 ratio of calcium to magnesium while Full Spectrum Mineral Caps contains a 1:1 ratio, but does not contain glucosamine. Either one is excellent.
Posted by Reviewer1889787 on Oct 17, 2009 | Verified Purchase
For me it appears to lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels, and it definitely increases circulation. An excellent value for the 1:1:1 ratio of lysine, proline, and vitamin C recommended by Rath and Pauling, plus it includes hawthorn and grape seed extracts. The downside is the tablets are highly hydrophyllic, easily absorbing moisture from the air, so keep the desiccant packet inside and the lid tightly closed if it is humid.
Posted by Reviewer1889787 on Nov 24, 2008 | Verified Purchase
This is fractionally distilled to exclude the bitter components so is almost flavorless. Helps with acid indigestion as well as soothing the digestive tract. Also, it can be used in a spray bottle to soften skin and help against wrinkles. I dislike other aloe juices that have citric or other types of acid preservatives or other irritants in them and this is the only one I have found that does not contain them.
Very potent, and with a little fennel seed and ginger oils to increase potency and help prevent oregano burps.
A good multivitamin that is mostly noted for its large amount of biotin, one of the nutrients which makes the most difference in a multivitamin since it makes hair grow faster and improves nails and skin, but cheap multivitamins often skimp on it. It can be taken in double the recommended amount to make it a high potency multivitamin. Contains a bit of gymnema sylvestre to help control cholesterol levels and other liver nutrients including carnitine, choline, and inositol. Not a great multivitamin (except for the large amount of biotin) but a perfect multivitamin for tight economic times since it is very economical.
One of my favorite calcium magnesium (with trace minerals) supplements since it is in highly absorbable forms and the best deal I have seen on a 1:1 ratio supplement.
We use 1 gelcaps of this per day during the fall and winter months and it does seem to help ward off illness. My wife mentioned last week that our son, who recently started high school, did not miss a single day of middle school due to illness.
Posted by Reviewer1889787 on Aug 13, 2009 | Verified Purchase
This is currently the best deal going on curcumin. 500mg of 95% curcumin and an excellent value at iHerb.
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