Not sure if the 5 stars are deserved...
...but I gave them anyway, for the following reason: The instructions for the Now Foods Calcium and Magnesium advise also taking this, presumably for the following reason: Vit K makes the calcium go to your bones and not your arteries. I've gotten fabulous results from the "reverse" magnesium and calcium, so I gave both it and the K2 five stars.
Minimal help for my diabetic peripheral neuropathy
Posted by Reviewer3305783 on Feb 25, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Intravenous lipoic acid has been shown to help, so I decided to try this oral form. It was not helpful. I did some research, and I learned that the problem with the regular oral form is that it has a short half-life, which means that it is present in the blood for only a short time in comparison with the intravenous route. So my next step was to look for an extended-release oral form of lipoic acid, and I did find one. I’m currently trying Jarrow Formulas, Alpha Lipoic Sustain 300, with Biotin, 300 mg, 120 Sustain Tablets, and after using it for a few weeks at a dose of 1 tablet 3 times a day with meals (suggested dosage is 1 tablet two times per day), I am feeling some improvement in my neuropathic pain, but not nearly as much as I‘d like.
Wow! No constipation for the first time in decades
Despite consuming well over 20 grams of fiber per day from vegetables, avocado and high-fiber bread, I suffered from what really should be called fecal impaction--as I usually needed a Latex glove to facilitate defecation (sorry if this is more than you want to know). But not any more! Since I began to take 3 of these, as suggested, every bedtime, I've noted all the following: a) vastly improved sleep (but also started at the same time the green tea extract and the garlic extract) b) increased thirst at bedtime but NO resulting need to urinate during the night and c) effortless, repeat effortless, bowel movements but without diarrhea :)
Zero improvement in glucose readings during 1 week of use...
Posted by Reviewer3305783 on Feb 26, 2012 | Verified Purchase
...so only one star. And I was taking one with each meal, so 3x/day. I may give a different brand/strength a try.
Good substitute for both sugar and aspartate
Posted by Reviewer3305783 on Mar 01, 2012 | Verified Purchase
As a result of sampling aspartate, saccharin and splenda with my daily coffee, I settled many years ago on aspartate as the best-tasting sugar substitute. But then recently, I came upon the writings of a number of nutritionists, all of whom criticized aspartate and nearly all of whom recommended stevia as a substitute. First, I dropped some directly on my tongue and I did find the taste to be pleasant. The I tried it with my daily 16oz of coffee, and I liked that, too. Whereas I needed 3 packets of aspartate, with Nustevia I need only 2 packets to get the level of sweetness that I desire. So it's Goodbye aspartate! and Hello Nustevia! for me.
Terrible taste, way too salty...
...so I discontinued it immediately. I'm using Sea Salt instead (easy to keep my NaCl intake under 1500mg this way).
Since I started taking this with...
...the Mega Green Tea Extract plus the Now Foods Magnesium & Calcium, my sleep has improved dramatically and (perhaps as a result of the improved sleep) my DM2 numbers have also improved AND I have dropped some weight. I gave it only 3 stars because I am not sure how much of the improvement is due to this and how much is due to the other two
Seemed to be giving a mild erection...
..but also kept me awake so I discontinued it.
Didn' see any benefit for my DM2 readings...
...so I discontinued it.
Since I started taking this with...
...the Aged Garlic Extract plus the Now Foods Magnesium & Calcium, my sleep has improved dramatically and (perhaps as a result of the improved sleep) my DM2 numbers have also improved AND I have dropped some weight. I gave it only 3 stars because I am not sure how much of the improvement is due to this and how much is due to the two others.
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