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Great Results So Far
Posted by Reviewer2030676 on May 29, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I have noticed, in the first week: increased energy, stamina for activities previously very difficult, slightly warmed body temperature, lowered blood sugar by 5-10 pts without changing anything else(previously at prediabetic levels while eating low carb), more refreshed upon waking, feet are less cold, food is actually giving me energy, my kid says I am "nicer and happier", blood pressure went down a bit back into normal range and a bunch of other stuff that has me feeling cautiously hopeful. I suspect I have Hashimoto's but can't afford a doctor, so I thought I would try this as a last ditch effort until the Affordable Care Act kicks in this fall.
The fastest working melatonin we have tried
And we have tried almost all the ones available. Also, my son loves the taste. He has chronic insomnia due to a medical condition, but this product has saved us both.
Works really well, very gentle
I was buying Renew Life kidney cleanse, but I wanted something less pricey for ongoing use. This product works as well & helps my kidney function; no protein in my urine with the help of this fine supplement!
Helps blood sugar stability
This product is an integral part of my diabetes management program. I take this, chromium & alpha lipoic acid. I have blood sugar in truly normal range, 70-90 almost all the time. I have noticed my body is able to handle a healthy amount of natural carbohydrates thanks to gymnema, even if I skip a few days.
Not for me.
Posted by Reviewer2030676 on Jun 12, 2012 | Verified Purchase
The positives: Dissolves instantly into water, has little taste. Seems to give a burst of energy. The negatives: That energy made my son feel manic - so bipolar people watch out. Also, I made a homemade energy drink with a K:Na ratio of 2:1 for use during fasting and gained 10 lb of water weight in one day, so anyone with a history of edema, watch out. I hadn't had those issues in months, so this is not a coincidence. The last time this happened to me, I drank a bunch of zero calorie life waters. Stick to spinach and other high potassium foods. Edit: I returned the unopened bottles to iherb & they credited my card, no problem. I love iherb!!!
Helps greatly with anxiety
Two capsules at the onset of anxiety helps to calm the nerves, but is best taken on an empty stomach. Because of this, two capsules three times a day for a severe case of anxiety works wonderfully and doesn't cause any side effects - 1 three times per day might be fine for a smaller person.
Great price, effective
I use this as part of my diabetes management program. Unlike medication, which can be dangerous, one of these per day, 550mg of gymnema & 300 mg of r-lipoic acid (along with moderate exercise & a whole foods diet with about 30-40% carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables) keeps my blood sugar in truly normal range - 70-90 almost all the time. Most doctors will tell you 90-130 fasting is the goal for diabetes; this is because 1)They don't believe you can or will implement lifestyle changes to achieve truly healthy levels, & 2)Due to #1, they give you medications which would make attempting to achieve truly normal range dangerous because of the risk of hypoglycemia.
Before I started taking this product, I couldn't get going in the morning without yerba mate or a Steaz diet energy drink. Now, I simply dissolve one of these little guys under my tongue, and I am good to go. I don't feel jittery, just awake. The effect was dramatic at first, but now is just part of my normal day. I had plenty of B12 from my diet, so I think I am one of those people who can't properly absorb this vitamin. The methylcobalamin is ready for use by your body. I would recommend anyone with low energy to try this.
Keeps My Period Like Clockwork
Posted by Reviewer2030676 on Sep 15, 2012 | Verified Purchase
When I am healthy, I have a 25 day cycle, and Vitex, taken per instructions on this bottle, keeps me right. Without it, I experience midcycle spotting (or full bleeding), extended menstruation (up to 17 days once), and delayed periods and hormonal fluctuations which create other issues. I recommend Vitex to any of my lady friends experiencing cycle problems to bring them into balance.
Staves off migraines
Posted by Reviewer2030676 on Jul 29, 2008 | Verified Purchase
As long as I take these as directed, they prevent my migraines. I did forget to take them for two days in a row and backpedaled to needing conventional painkillers, unfortunately, but I learned my lesson and am back on track. I doubled the dosage during my menstrual cycle, the only time when I am almost guaranteed to have a migraine no matter what I eat (they are usually brought on my food allergies).