Best product of it's kind. I understand if you load dose the first few weeks, then back off, you can maintain the same levels. Something like 1/3 of your starting point. Check this out to be sure. I think it gave my wife and I headaches the first few days, on the top of my head (quite unusual).
Great for a freebee. I can tell you the DHEA recommendatons work though I probably use a bit more (I"m older too).
Typical Thorne Product = Great Stuff!
Posted by Reviewer2764498 on May 31, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I have used other HCL products in the past and for whatever reason, this product does not cause heartburn. I suspect that is due to the capsules vs. caplets. The price seemed really right also, but be aware that the way the product is written led me to believe that one cap was the dose - it's two. Sometimes, I combine one / two caps with NOW enzymes which have a 20% HCL content. I believe I will be using this product only in the future though the NOW HCL (besides the enzymes) is also good. BTW, I-Herb is great to deal with!
Nice Stuff but be sure to check the label as it's mostly vitamin C
Mixes well and tastes ok. If you check the ingredients it's mostly vitamin C., so I don't quite get the labeling. It would benefit the buyer to have "(Vitamin C.)" somewhere on the label - something like that. I'm not a professional and I suppose the major component of "Magnesium Ascorbate" is Vitamin C. so it's not like they did anything wrong. NOW products are among the best value out there and I will be ordering more NOW products in the future and that includes this product - from I-herb, no less
Look Elsewhere if you have high blood pressure or are on (some) meds
I would not recommend this product especially if you are prone to high blood pressure. Despite what appeared to be an excellent ingredient list, it did nothing. I will note that I am on medications and that may have played into the lack of results.
Value and then some
Great product. I use it with coQ10 and will be ordering l-carnatine to give a great mitochondria charge. I also take with vitamin C, never a problem. Need more H.O. products on the I-Herb site!! Thanks I-Herb!
Posted by Reviewer2764498 on Feb 06, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I have ordered it several times and it is a wonderful product. Will be using it more in the future for my 2 year old. I-Herb is a terrific company as well, great marriage. Keep up the good work.
The more I read on the Kaneka product the more impressed I am. H.O. has the best price on the market to my best knowledge. If you want a higher dose and save some money, consider 'front-loading' for a few weeks; ex., 300mg per day, then cut back to say 100. You might want to look into it, good luck. H.O. needs to have more products on the I-Herb site as their value is flat-out outstanding!!
I use it daily. I like the caps as I would guess they absorb better than the solids I used from another vendor. Great price.
My 2 year old likes it
Posted by Reviewer2764498 on Jul 16, 2009 | Verified Purchase
Terrific product by a trusted mfgr. I use it with cod liver oil to give my 2 year old, no problem (what a relief). Not expensive and takes up very little room in the fridge. I'll be ordering it again....and again from I-Herb, of course!
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