Posted by Reviewer3105168 on Jul 19, 2012
I recently posted a review on this supplement and gave it five stars but after taking it for about a month now - and as I promised to update - I would give it ten stars now if I could. I have taken SAM-E (way too expensive and takes a very long time to build up in your system and therefore gain effectiveness), ginseng, pharma gaba (which does work really well), 5htp, st. john's wort (too much like caffeine for me, got subtle shakes and nervousness etc.) and valerian. I've tried all of these and more at one point or another and for a long enough time to gauge effectiveness. As I stated in my previous review, this is even better than the New Chapter Rhodiola (and as I stated before, I really love New Chapter. But...) this Rhodiola is truly a great supplement. I wish I could go into all of the stress I'm under (an incredibly stressful job - I have to speak to about 500 people a week and get yelled at by most of them) and so much more. And everyone always asks me why I'm always in a good mood, always upbeat and able to listen to everyone else's problems. Trust me, I wouldn't be able to do it without this supplement. And there is a huge difference when I don't take it (because I'm feeling better and think I can do without). And no more weird/bad dreams. On super stressful days I take a capsule and a half(just open the capsule and sprinkle in smoothie or on salad - whatever you want, be creative and spontaneous) This stuff is really amazing. Get it. Jarrow is truly the real thing. I'm using a lot of their supplements once again and really impressed. Great job Jarrow!
Really great for my hair!!!
Posted by Reviewer3105168 on Jul 22, 2011
I ADORE this conditioner! I have kinky/curly African-American hair which causes it to be very, very dry. I've also started to notice my hair thinning with really hard dry patches in the crown area; along with this and rosemary oil, vetiver oil and jojoba oil (alternately) massaged into those areas, my hair has improved DRAMATICALLY in the few weeks that I've started using it. I use it as an instant and a deep conditioner ( for deep conditioning, I just leave it on longer and sometimes apply heat) and it really makes my hair soft and full of ringlets instead of the usual frizz. My hair also has stopped breaking off so easily and I'm noticing less hair in the shower drain after shampooing. I think it would work fine on oily hair too if a smaller amount is used as it rinses away clean. I also like that the bottle it comes in is "low-frillls" as I know that would make the price go up. This is really a great product; I like it much better than the "Beautiful Curls" line which I've also tried and the Surya which is fine just not as good - more toxic ingredients too ( but it is better than Beautiful Curls - I have to use wayyy too much of it and end up re-ordering too quickly. And it's not cheap!) Try this one! (also, if you are experiencing thinning hair - biotin supplements also seem to be working for me also. But this is not medical advice - just sharing my experience. Good luck!)
Posted by Reviewer3105168 on Jul 13, 2011
I love that this henna is all natural and does a pretty good job of covering gray hair - but I have reddish brown hair with some natural gold highlights and it turned my hair really, really dark! And unfortunately, really dark hair doesn't work for me. I also don't understand the need for the two step process and wish it was explained somewhere as the first step left my hair a beautiful color closer to my natural shade but the second step turned it almost black. I may try to just use the first step next time to see if that works better. I'll keep trying and will re-post as it does leave my hair in great condition.
Doesn't dry out my skin. I do wish it had more a pronounced lavender scent though. But my husband likes that it doesn't. Good stuff.
I can't believe how wonderfully and immediately this product works! Though I have been a devout user of natural products for over 25 years. I am still somewhat of a skeptic. I was getting really sick, some kind of weird virus, cold, flu thing which was going around my job and took this supplement and yes, I did get sick but it was due to my system purging everything out of my body much faster and also gentler. I was better in one day! I am also taking a prescription medication due to an upcoming surgery that I was told does indeed cause cancer in women but I had no choice financially to do otherwise until the surgery. After taking this, I immediately saw my tongue lose the white coating and even a dark spot that had mysteriously appeared when I began taking the prescription. And I had tried other things. This is a product I hope to keep taking for the rest of my life.
I started noticing my knees having pain when climbing stairs. I am a waitress and as part of my job, have to climb stairs all of the time. The pain would only happen when I tried to walk up a flight of stairs, for some reason not when I run up the stairs. I took this and after about a few days, I realized that I wasn't having any pain when I just walked up the stairs. I forgot to take it for a few days and the pain came back. I attribute the relief to this particular product because nothing else had changed. I was still taking the same (other) supplements and doing the same activities I always do. I am paying close attention now to see if this is really doing the job. I think it is.
Was so hoping to like this
Posted by Reviewer3105168 on May 09, 2012
I love Alba Botanica products and have never had any trouble but this eye gel makes the whites of my eyes red. At first I thought I was using too much (the size of a pin-head) and decreased it to almost nothing but still...red eyes. I have since stopped using it and my eyes are now clear. Too bad.
I am so grateful for this product!
Posted by Reviewer3105168 on Nov 24, 2009
I have struggled with insomnia since I was a small child. I have learned to deal with getting 4-5 hours a night for years and just given up. Valerian makes me depressed as I have to take at least 8 capsules in order for it to work. Chamomile is a joke for someone like me and so are all of the other natural remedies. OTC sleep remedies are no different - for all the damage they will eventually do to my liver, they stop working because my system builds up a tolerance and I would have to keep increasing my dosage. I would then wake up the following day feeling not only groggy but occasionally depressed, no matter if I took just a couple or if I took 4 or 5. With Tranquil Sleep, I have never awakened feeling groggy and no matter what is on my mind or happening in my life, I definitely fall asleep. I have taken the recommended dosage as directed and that has surprisingly worked, but occasionally I have taken 4 when stresses are incredibly high. I never thought I would find a product that would work without making me depressed or groggy the next day but this one does the job. I will try the capsules next time though as they seem to be sugar free.
Posted by Reviewer3105168 on Mar 12, 2007
I have fibroid cysts and have been taking Brevail for a few months now and the benefits have extended beyond just helping with my (HUGE!)fibroids. This product is amazing. I noticed almost immediately that the incredible soreness and tenderness that had plagued my breasts for about a year started to decrease after about two weeks, now I am pain-free with no tenderness, even just before my period. Nothing else helped with that until I started to take Brevail. I highly recommend it and I am a real skeptic, but not this time. And iherb has the absolute best price for it anywhere!
I suffer from chronic insomnia. I don't like using prescription medications for this as I don't know the effect they will have on my liver and I don't want to risk getting addicted, not to mention putting more money in the pockets of the pharmaceutical companies and their lobbyists. I have tried every single brand of Valerian available on the market, even taking much more than is recommended and none of them have worked. Even more expensive brands. Not the case I'm happy to say with this one. I do take more than recommended and there is a caveat in doing so. I think it can cause a bit of depression if you take too much, but it is only temporary. Once it is out of my system (a day or so later) the "blue mood" goes away. But nothing puts me to sleep better and more soundly and when I take a cup of chamomile tea as well, I don't need to take as much of a dosage. Great product.
Really great for my skin
Posted by Reviewer3105168 on Nov 24, 2009
I have extremely sensitive, aging skin with sun damage in the form of discoloration. The rosacea that I got a prescription for previously has been helped wonderfully as opposed to the prescription results. My skin does feel smoother each time I use it and the discoloration is improving dramatically. I struggled with ever present scars on my chin from tweezing and used to have to wear make-up to cover, since using this cream I don't ever seem to have those scars. All of the ingredients are not necessarily the best in terms of health safety though, hopefully that is something that will be improved/corrected.
Not as good as hoped
Posted by Reviewer3105168 on Oct 12, 2011
After reading so many great reviews, I took the plunge and stocked up on this even though I have been more than happy with my current moisturizer. I must confess I was really disappointed. I kept having to apply it throughout the day and have never had to do that with a moisturizer before; and I still ended up with that annoying, almost painful, dry tightness around my mouth that I've always had. I will be sticking to my current practice of mixing several different oils (it varies - pomegranate, rosehip seed, borage, evening primrose, olive, coconut, meadowfoam seed, jojoba and aloe vera gel. I don't use all of those at once to save $$ but a mixture of maybe 4 at once). It's beyond economical and I get compliments on my skin pretty regularly since doing that and never, ever get dry patches. I will use the MyChelle though for a hand moisturizer and think it will be great for that.
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