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Great for serotonin-related depression
Posted by Reviewer2575097 on Jan 13, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Works nearly as good as the Effexor antidepressant that I used to take. You need to take a break from it now and then, I usually take 2 days off a week. It makes me much less hostile towards other people and more lighthearted, good for self-confidence as well. If you're taking it long-term, you usually need to balance it out with something for dopamine like L-Tyrosine in the morning as well though as dopamine and serotonin balance each other out in the body. Otherwise you may make your dopamine low which may make you feel depressed, tired or spacey. So if your depression is caused by low dopamine and not low serotonin, this may make you feel worse. As long as you know how to take it properly, it's a great supplement. To make it work properly, you should take a Vitamin B complex or a multivitamin in the morning as well.
Helps anxiety, depression and pain
Posted by Reviewer2575097 on Aug 25, 2010 | Verified Purchase
Some people have a deficiency of serotonin which causes depression and anxiety, but having an endorphin deficiency can also cause depression and anxiety. This helped restore my endorphin levels to normal, which helped my depression a bit but also helped my anxiety HUGELY, in fact this is about the most effective thing I have found for my anxiety. I have an arm injury which left me with long-term mild pain, it did help with this too, though the pain came back after I stopped taking D-Phenylalanine, I might not have taken it for long enough.
Got rid of a mystery illness
Posted by Reviewer2575097 on Jan 05, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I had been suffering stress from work for quite a while and I kept coming down with mysterious illnesses (bladder infection, pains in chest, fatigue, headaches). I had been like this for two months and finally went to the doctor who examined me and blandly told me he could find nothing wrong, and to come back to him in another month if I was still feeling sick. He refused to prescribe me antibiotics or anything else to help me. I bought this product and took two capsules in the morning and at bedtime and took Echinacea with Goldenseal. After a week or two, my symptoms started disappearing and were soon gone completely. I stopped taking the AHCC, Echinacea and Goldenseal after a month and the illnesses never returned. I had taken Echinacea before which helped a bit, but as soon as I stopped taking the Echinacea, the symptoms reappeared. I think the AHCC is what really gave me the boost I needed to get over these mysterious illnesses. I have never gotten any of them since. I am considering taking AHCC again as I get a lot of colds during the Winter. If I find success with it, I will write another review.
Posted by Reviewer2575097 on Jul 13, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I take 2 of these tablets every morning and they give me a nice relaxed feeling. I also find that my heart does'nt race as easily from feeling anxious (magnesium is supposed to act as a natural beta-blocker). I hardly ever get palpitations anymore either since starting to take Magnesium.
Great for Social anxiety and Adrenal Fatigue
Posted by Reviewer2575097 on Dec 16, 2014 | Verified Purchase
I have mild/moderate adrenal fatigue and half of one of these tablets with breakfast helps to keep me feeling "normal" for the majority of the time (most people seem to need a bigger dosage than this but I get palpitations if I take more). Its been very helpful to decrease the amount of adrenaline going through my body when I'm stressed about something. I have social anxiety and since using this, my voice hardly ever shakes anymore when I'm talking to people.
First day and I already feel a difference
Posted by Reviewer2575097 on Aug 15, 2013 | Verified Purchase
When I eat my first meal of the day, I usually get pretty tired and sluggish or get a feeling of internal tension (mentally), sometimes half-way through the meal but nearly always within half an hour of eating it. Today and yesterday, I had the exact same meal for breakfast. Yesterday, I got the usual symptoms. Today, I took 2 tablets with my meal. I did feel the tiredness after the meal, but about 15 minutes later, I started to feel a "clean" sensation in my stomach. Over the next few minutes my whole body started feeling pretty good and now, 45 minutes after eating, I feel more clearheaded and less burdened by a lack of energy and vitality than usual. This is looking like it's going to be a really good supplement for me, I will be updating my review over the next few weeks to let everyone know how I'm getting on.
Helps with anxiety
Posted by Reviewer2575097 on Feb 02, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I had heard that Magnesium was good for anxiety and made you sleepy. It didn't make me sleepy but it helped quite a bit with anxiety. I had to go in for a hospital appointment the other day, and for the first time in quite a few years, my heart wasn't beating really fast with the anticipation of seeing the doctor, and I also wasn't as nervous when I was speaking to the doctor. It just felt like the normal nerves that most people would usually get when going to see a doctor, so for me this was really helpful. Be careful of taking too many - because it didn't make me sleepy, I thought it wasn't working so I worked my way up to 9 tablets a day, which I think may have caused heart palpitations (this is known as a side-effect of too much magnesium, and ironically too little magnesium as well) and I also got diarrhea. I have brought the dosage down to 6 a day which seems to work ok for the moment, hopefully I can bring down the dosage as my body's magnesium levels get higher.
Great stuff if you feel sick
Posted by Reviewer2575097 on Aug 03, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I get a fair bit of trouble with my stomach, such as my stomach not feeling quite right after eating or occasional bouts of nausea from drinking too much alcohol etc. About 4 out of 5 times Ginger works like a charm (it depends what is causing the stomach upset, Ginger increases stomach acid so if you have heartburn then Ginger is definately not what you should be taking. Milk of Magnesia seems to work in that case). I often give it to friends or family when they feel a bit sick and they all find it really useful too. I carry a bottle around with me everywhere in my backpack, it is really good stuff.
Posted by Reviewer2575097 on Oct 23, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I appear to suffer from a condition called "Histadelia" - too much histamine in the body, which not just makes you way more susceptible to allergies, it also makes you more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression. Whether you believe Histadelia is a real illness or not, I do know that I have way more histamine than usual floating around my body. I sprayed some deodorant on, which always makes me very wheezy. I then took about 1/2 teaspoon of this powder, and within 20 minutes my airways were completely clear. It worked just as well as my Ventolin inhaler that I take for asthma! I have been taking 1/2 teaspoon three times a day for the last week and my mood is starting to get a bit brighter. Vitamin C destroys histamine while calcium is supposed to release it from the cells, so together it is a great natural way to remove histamine from the body, instead of just blocking the symptoms of it, which is all antihistamine tablets do. One thing I have noticed is that about 2 hours after I take it, I get a histamine reaction (feeling itchy in my body) but as far as I know this is a temporary thing as all the histamine is being released out of your cells. I will update in a few weeks/months.
Made me dizzy
Posted by Reviewer2575097 on Dec 12, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I usually buy 200mcg Chromium Picolinate from a different manufacturer which helps my blood sugar a lot. When I took this, I had what I think was a hypoglycemic crash about 3 hours after eating (felt dizzy and panicky). The brand I usually use gives me energy when I take it with food, basically the opposite happened with this. Chromium does lower blood sugar so I think what happened is that this brand is a lot stronger than the other brand and lowered my blood sugar too much, even though both brands are labelled as 200mcg. So I think this does work and no doubt it works well for many people but I am giving it 1 star, because for me it was too strong and the dosage was possibly mis-labelled.
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