In Dr James Wilson's book on Adrenal Fatigue, it was great to finally get some clear guidance on how much Pantothenic Acid to take per day for adrenal fatigue (1500mg). I'm taking one 500mg capsule three times a day, as part of the recommended protocol, and a month on, I'm starting to see improvements. Not so dead tired anymore, still needing a rest most afternoons, but not the 2 hour nap I was taking.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 07, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I'm taking 600mg inositol a day as I heard during a Women's Hormone Summit, that its great for increasing insulin sensitivity for women with PCOS. The down side is that it does give you a mild tummy upset for a week-ish, but it does come right (as all the websites I checked on said it would). And interestingly enough, I used to get super sleepy after having a starch or sugar heavy snack or meal (essentially falling off the wagon), and that's seems to be happening less often of late, so I wonder if the insulin surge that causes the sleepiness is actually now getting into my cells better instead? My energy levels continue to increase, so somethings working. Most websites recommend taking inositol for at least 3 months to truly see the benefits for PCOS, and this one container will last that at 1/4 teaspoon once a day. It dissolves easily in water, and I don't even notice the taste at such a small amount.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 17, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I'm taking these and milk thistle to support my liver, as I had NAFL (non-alcoholic fatty liver), and 4 months later of taking two a day, my blood tests have come back all within the optimal range!! Not just the 'normal' range as set by conventional medicine docs, but the optimal range for good health, as set by holistic/functional medicine practioners. I pretty stoked with that. Being a tablet, these do initially taste a bit...blergh, to start with, but you eventually get used to it. I just put it in my mouth right at the back of my tongue and wash it down quick. Done.
Not sure if perhaps these got damaged (lost their potency) when being shipped to NZ, or my gut has now got enough healthy bacteria (after a year of taking only 5 billion CFU probiotics), but I haven't noticed any die off symptoms or changes at all to my gut or overall health from what it was before. Its been a month of taking these now. The upside is that I still don't have any issues with the sweet tooth or carb overloading that have plagued me since my teens, so at least they haven't sent me backwards. Just not completely sure for the price or the expected potency that they're working as they're supposed to. I won't be purchasing these again.
This a great chewable probiotic for kids. Its a good size, my son obviously likes the flavour, and I was actually pleased to see that he experienced a bit of a reaction to taking them for the first couple of days (he kept filling his nappies). I had already worked out that he must have an imbalance in his gut flora due to me being imbalanced myself during pregnancy, him then being born premature, delivered via c-section, problems with feeding, needing to be put on a hydrolysed formula cos he couldn't tolerate my breast milk, already being put on a few courses of antibiotics by doctors over the last couple of years, being constantly sick and having food intolerances. This one is much better than Radiance's kid's chewable (same parent company), and my son's health/immune system is much stronger this year than it has been since he was born.
Having read in Dr James Wilson's book on Adrenal Fatigue how Vitamin C is best absorbed with 2:1 ratio ascorbic acid to bioflavonoids, it was interesting to then try and shop for a suitable option for my 3 year old son. This was the closest I could find in a liquid with a 1000:300mg ratio. And being liquid, its easy enough to add to his drinks without my little Mr Fussy Pants kicking up a stink.
I've read in several places that the recommended daily intake of magnesium for adults is 400mg. Therefore, with 360 tablets at 3 a day, this is 4 months worth, and the best value for money in one of the more absorbable forms of magnesium possible at that price. I had previously been taking Mega-Mag, also by Source Naturals, but I'm happy to say despite having to take 3 instead of 2 now, for the same 400mg dose, they're MUCH easier to swallow, being that little bit smaller.
After constant injuries, weak and tight muscles throughout my entire body, sore achilles/tight lower calves since my teens, the beginnings of carpal tunnel, tingling arms and aching hamstrings/legs,itchy skin, extreme fatigue, blurry vision problems and just frustrating disconnects/slowness in my mental concentration, I finally worked out through constant personal research, that although my B12 levels were in the 'normal' range that I was actually moderately deficient. I slowly titrated up to 1mg (after quite noticeable start up symptoms), and then carried on up to 5mg a day. I'm taking these with Metafolin (methylfolate), prescribed iron tablets (tested severely deficient) and the other active B12, dibencozide (adenosylcobalamin). Best I've felt in a long, long time! Still have problems with daytime fatigue but all other problems have been resolved after 4 months of building up to my current supplement regime.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 02, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Best value for money on iherb for Betaine HCL with pepsin. I have to take it due to low stomach acid (not sure if its due to high PH or low production volume), as my body has huge problems processing protein due to hypothyroidism. I was falling asleep within 10-15mins of eating protein. I can now easily chew my way through a chop or steak without post-meal fatigue, although my experience has made me more wary about my portion size, but that's by and by. Value of money is important as I currently take 8 capsules for the more substantial protein meals, and 5 capsules for the lesser so (eg. my two poached eggs for breakfast). Hence the reason 250 caps doesn't actually last long and can become quite a costly affair. The upside is that I read Betaine HCL with pepsin does help stimulate your body to produce its own stomach acid and enzymes over time, so eventually I should be able to decrease the amount I need to take and hopefully not need it at all in the long run (as I correct other things too).
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 17, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I take extra niacin whlle I'm addressing an adrenal fatigue problem. I did run out for a while, and within a couple of days was suffering from insomnia again. Turns out that a niacin deficiency can cause insomnia! Go figure! Anyways, I used to get another Nature's Plus Niacin, but decided to try this as its better value for money. Initially I wasn't sure if it was working, until I had my supplements on an empty stomach, and sure enough there was the tell-tale red flush tingle in my face. Feels weird but its a comfort to know its working. It is slightly less tingly than the previous brand though. Not sure if that's any indication of strength or effectiveness. But I'll be sticking with this one anyway. I'm taking half a day, to top up my one-a-day B-complex capsule.
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