Posted by Reviewer3231842 on Nov 25, 2008 | Verified Purchase
I take this when I get home from work to unwind. I take it on an empty stomach. It is one of the very few supplements that I know work because it's effects are definitely feelable after about 30 minutes. It calms and relaxes me without feeling foggy or tired. It's great. They say it reduces (social) anxiety and cravings for alcohol, so that's nice too.
Protect your eyes
The secret here is N-acetyl-carnosine, which they claim is to preserve the formula, but in fact is included to help prevent macular degeneration. I try to use these every day so that as I age my vision remains 20/20. I wear sunglasses religiously, and take supplements orally such as Luetin and Bilberry, but I use this as an added measure. One caveat, is that the directions say to keep this in the refrigerator for maximum shelf life (beyond 30 days) which is a bit annoying. Plus the cold drops can be a bit shocking. Additionally, there can be a sting as the drop hits your eye because of pH imbalance. But for anyone who cares about their vision, this is a worthy investment. I have also heard of people using this in their dogs' eyes to help with cataracts. Your mileage may vary.
i love my kitty, so i give her this every day
Posted by Reviewer3231842 on Apr 06, 2009 | Verified Purchase
Besides the quality food I feed her, I also give her quality water, and this wonderful product. I expect her to live very long and she hasn't had any health problems ever. She is full of energy because of this (I think it is because of the Taurine, which cat's can't produce themselves) and there is a noticeable difference if I forget to give it to her. The fact that it needs to be refrigerated is a mild inconvenience, but I love my kitty, so it's worth it!
Great for vegetarians and others with special needs
The roles B-12 play in the body are numerous and vital. Vegetarians in particular (and especially vegans) should take this supplement, even if they are of the mindset that vitamin pills are silly, because B-12 is found almost exclusively in animal products. Additionally, it is difficult for some to absorb (the elderly and some with various health conditions) as it is only absorbed in one part of the intestine. Finally, alcohol consumption creates a situation where extra supplemental B-12 is beneficial. Anyway, about this product in particular. I have always liked the brand Source Naturals as they make my favorite multiple, which is why I purchased this. It seems to fit the bill. It's the MethylCobalamin type (which is the preferred structure), and they are sublingual (which aids in absorption), and it is an adequately large dose (1mg, which is about 16000% of the RDA). The tablets dissolve slower than other brands I've used, which can be slightly annoying, but the company claims that this is for better absorption. Overall, a fairly decent product, with a light pleasant cherry taste.
better than liquid lecithin
Posted by Reviewer3231842 on Feb 03, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I've been taking Lecithin with my Resveratrol to enhance absorption. I've been taking liquid lecithin (because I have an aversion to the gelatin that is used to make lecithin softgels) but found it to be messy, thick, and hard to swallow, not to mention not very tasty. These granules are almost sweet, and mix easily with yogurt, etc. I prefer them, although I wish someone would make veggie-softgels.
Good ole vitamin C
Pros: Contains a large amount of bioflavinoids, is a time relased vitamin C Cons: Tablets are very large -- as large as my multi (Life Force Multiple Tablets without Iron), and so may be difficult for some to swallow
Great value, and no gelatin!
Recently, I revamped my entire supplement routine so that it is now gelatin free. The three hardest parts were: fish oil, lecithin, and Vitamin D all of which are difficult to find in veggiecaps. With the other two, I ended up getting liquid in a bottle, but this NOW Vitamin D saved the day. Other gelatin-free Vitamin D supplements are generally D-2, but this product is the superior form D3. As an added bonus, it also includes some extra K2 (which is convenient because both D3 and K2 are in slightly smaller quantities than I would like in my otherwise excellent multiple : Life Force Multiple Tablets without Iron).
one of the only suppliments i take that has a direct and noticable effect
Posted by Reviewer3231842 on Jul 16, 2008 | Verified Purchase
Shortly after taking one or two of these, I can feel the effects, usually a tingling in the extremities and/or lips, slight shortness of breath, and a unique form of relaxation flushing over my body. GABA is a amino acid that slows the firing of neurons in your body, counteracting overstimulation (such as that caused by stress, anxiety, or caffiene over-consumption). I use it after work to unwind, or if I'm going to be entering a social situation that I am anxious about, or if I'm having a stressful day at work.
Best Resveratrol value on the market!
I had been taking Biovita (1 pill = 250mg = about sixty cents), but this product is cheaper even if you take more (3 pills = 300mg = about 45 cents). Country Life is a trusted name, and as a bonus, this formula includes three other beneficial compounds (grape seed extract, grape skin extract, and pine bark extract) giving you proven broad-spectrum potent anti-oxidant protection (even if this whole resveratrol craze doesn't pan out). Anyway, I am pleased with this product. I take two capsules first thing in the morning (on an empty stomach) with Quercetin and Lecithin for enhanced absorption.
An even better source of fiber than protein!
This product is pretty great. It is a wonderful source of fiber, protein, and omegas, and not much else, which makes it a wonder-superfood. But, it is a bit expensive, difficult to mix, and doesn't have the best flavor (it is sweet-ish, but grainy). If you are putting it in a smoothy, I'm sure it would be fine, but if you are stirring it in a glass of soymilk, for instance, you may not enjoy drinking the result.