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I trust its efficacy and purity

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 11, 2013 | Verified Purchase

Just as with creatine, much of the world's MSM supply is produced in unscrupulous Chinese factories, where purity is unregulated. This product's OptiMSM brand is the only way of being sure that the MSM is produced in the USA.

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Few alternative choices to this product

Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 20, 2008 | Verified Purchase

I would prefer to see a product containing only bulk resveratrol powder in a jar, without excipient ingredients. Instructions should include taking this product with small amount of alcohol or glycerin, as resveratrol is not absorbable in the GI tract without concommitant intake of either.

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Inexpensive ingredient for improving flavor and nutrition of foods / beverages

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 11, 2013 | Verified Purchase

It has a neutralizing effect on coffee's chlorogenic acid. So I use approx 1/32 tsp per 10 fl oz serving of black coffee in order to remove some of the acidic sharpness. It can also help to complex the phytic acid (an anti-nutrient) present in whole grain hot cereals, such as oatmeal. That helps to prevent the grains' minerals from being rendered unabsorbable.

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Best way of minimizing stearate consumption

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 11, 2013 | Verified Purchase

The two best forms of selenium are either amino acid chelated or yeast-bearing. This product contains the latter form of selenium. Other forms are less easily absorbed by the digestive system. All tablets contain amounts of (arguably) unhealthful stearates, which are present as excipient ingredients. You should want to minimize their consumption. Because this product has such high potency, one can quarter each tab with a razor blade, thereby making a normal adult daily dose of 50 mcg. That also reduces the stearate intake to a bare minimum. Other tablets of 50 mcg dose are relatively large, indicating far larger proportions of stearates. Selenium tabs of lower potency will have a greater proportion of (arguably) unhealthful stearates.

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Good alternative to tablets, which contain stearate

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 11, 2013 | Verified Purchase

Its amino acid chelation ensures good absorbability. Non-tablet form means no unhealthful stearate.

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Not really the same product as I had been ordering for several years previous

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 11, 2013 | Verified Purchase

I was happily ordering this product from iHerb since about early 2008. In the past it had a neutral flavor; almost tasteless, which is what should be expected of whey isolate. Sometime around 2010 or 2012 its price suddenly doubled. I hadn't ordered it for about 18 months before my most recent order... My most recent order of this product was in June 2013. It has an expiration date of Mar 2015. Only several days ago did I open its large canister and try it as-is. It has such a foul chemical taste that if I wasn't so busy and shipping costs weren't so high, I would've sent it back to iHerb already. Even after flavoring one serving with 1 tsp McCormick real vanilla extract plus 1/16 tsp stevia extract powder that aweful chemical taste could not be masked! I don't know what the manufacturer did to this $84.14 product, but it can't possibly be healthful. I will call iHerb and complain about it. I would NEVER have continued re-ordering it for so many years if it had always tasted so bad as it currently does!

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Contains sugar, and no assay

Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 20, 2008 | Verified Purchase

I'm trying to cut my sugar consumption without resorting to synthetic sweetener chemicals. So I use powdered inulin (FOS) to cut powdered stevia in order to make a healthier alternative sweetener. So the presence of fructose in this product is highly undesirable. Also keep in mind that it is a highly processed product made in a manufacturing plant. Rating would be higher if label contained assay to reveal its purity.

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High quality, but high price; questionable benefits

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 11, 2013 | Verified Purchase

I exercise multiple days per week at high intensity. I also eat healthfully. I get compliments on my apparent fitness. However, I have persistently high LDL cholesterol. Taking one of these daily since 2004 has not had any affect on reducing my LDL level to within normal limits.

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Very light flavor, resists smoking when pan searing

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 11, 2013 | Verified Purchase

This product is best for stir frying, blackening, and pan searing; when stove heat is highest. Other oils may smoke under such conditions, indicating the unhealthful oxidation of their unsaturated fats. Secondarily, its very light flavor is also useful for baking recipes that call for a relatively tiny qty of oil.

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High quality, but high price; questionable benefits

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 11, 2013 | Verified Purchase

I exercise multiple days per week at high intensity. I also eat healthfully. I get compliments on my apparent fitness. However, I have persistently high LDL cholesterol. Taking one of these daily since 2005 has not had any affect on reducing my LDL level to within normal limits.

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