I hope my reviews will be helpful in assisting you to choose your products. I'm dealing with overlapping illnesses, so a lot of symptoms to treat. I try to review things that are not listed and hard to figure out online such as packaging type (is that bottle safe glass or is it toxic-plastic?) and contents (does that tea have a staple, string or simply pressed together?). Please keep in mind that I live in Southern California and that arid weather is very different than humid so, things that work for me, such as moisturizers or creams, might be too rich for you. Also skin types differ, I'm both oily and dry currently so I try to indicate all that. On occasion, I'll add humor to my reviews, particularly if I was unhappy (humor heals) and I love to vote Yes on others' helpful reviews. Thank you to those of you who remember to afford me the same courtesy. Welcome to my page and hope you find some fun, helpful or delicious products you hadn't tried before. Be well, everyone.
Posted by PurplePegasus on November 7 2014 | Verified Purchase
As promised, I am editing this, as I not only just spoke with Bill at California Gold Nutrition, but also tried this product for a few days after reading the links provided by CGN in response to another apprehensive reviewer. On those links, I learned that the end product is purified to remove all traces of corn. I guess it's like when omega 3 companies purify fish oils to remove all traces of PCB's and mercury. We no longer live in a pollution-free world but thanks to caring companies like these we can again reap the benefits of pristine supplements to better our health. From my conversation, I learned that CGN is very passionate about health and a strict no GMO policy. And they really care about health and their customers. As for my experience trying this Quali-C: I have adrenal failure and C is critical for them to function normally; since I also have scurvy, I took 5, maybe 6 pills per day. Right away, I felt more balanced, more calm, better. After 3 days I noticed that my extreme dry skin was less so, and my nasolabial sleep depressions looked somewhat plumped out. My gums, which break out in blisters at my worst of scurvy, were better. Even my prematurely gray hair appears darker (Could it be? I'm still debating if that is my imagination!) After such a short time, the results are very impressive! My final verdict is, if I might prefer whole food organic C for maintenance, this is also organic-based and the synthesized end product, Ascorbic acid seems to have some potent THERAPEUTIC effects. I would take 10 per day easily, considering my need is great here. As of now, Scotland is still one of the few countries banning and resisting GMOs. Since it failed to secede from the UK, this might not be the case in a few years. I would definitely stock up on these before then. And flu season is upon us! About my skin, and for full disclosure, I must add that, since I can no longer afford to try Devita's C serum, I made my own by adding 1/8th of a capsule of this C into a small glass bottle filled with 1/2 oz spring water and 1 drop of retinol. I sprayed my fingers and gently pressed on my face (except under eye). No grittiness just a soft feeling, and I also sprayed my poor gums. (I also use bloodroot, see my profile for that). My fear is that this might sell out if I hit "send" now, particularly with the UK pressure on Scotland, but I needed to correct my former review now that I have more info for those who needed more facts ASAP. My thanks to Bill for calling me and addressing my concerns. I trust that iHerb will maintain low prices here and restock ASAP. I hope this helps someone with liver failure and/or scurvy like me, and those who shun GMOs like I do. Be well, everyone :)
Posted by PurplePegasus on January 9 2013 | Verified Purchase
I had this in my wish list for months and hesitated to buy it because of the negative reviews: I expected it to be just like magnesium oil and dry out my skin. Nothing could be further from my experience. I use it when I wake up and go from "Picasso-face" to looking normal. A few sprays on the face make my skin so soft, and plump out any waking up depressions. A few spritz on my hair leave it soft and feeling clean. There is no stickiness, no tackiness neither on my hair nor face. I even sprayed a few times on my thighs as I was having circulation pain again and my muscles felt very sore. This helped alleviate the tenderness. I like to spray it on my neck as well. I did a search on the benefits of fulvic minerals and I'm impressed, but what's more impressive is the instant results I'm getting with this. Truly a WOW product. I suppose the other benefits (such as detoxing the system, better hormone and electrolyte balances and acting as antioxidant, immune system boost & improved brain function including memory, focus and analysis) will be cumulative. The mist comes out very fine and does not hurt my face. Make sure not squint when you spray yourself, if you need to, try to curl toes or clench stomach muscles instead and leave your face relaxed. Even though the weather is very cold now, I still enjoy spraying my face with this but I can imagine will be even better during hot summer months. I also sprayed my soles for faster blood absorption & internal benefits and it alleviated fatigue there as well. I will consider buying fulvic minerals for internal consumption, though I'm wondering if I couldn't just spray inside my mouth as well. Please note: there are no vitamins in this that I can find on the ingredient list, although it says "vitamins" in the front. This is not a problem at all, the trace minerals (& aminos) are fantastic as is. I should point out that I'm chemically sensitive and this has no odor or fragrance whatsoever. 5 very well deserved stars!
Posted by PurplePegasus on March 14 2010 | Verified Purchase
Not sure why my review was deleted? It doesn't spam the site. This is from about 4 years ago: Stops odors before they start. I'm ill with HMT and I get strong body odor about 15 minutes after showering. Completely gone with this. No taste unlike horrid wheatgrass! Liquids work better than caps (which just didn't) but it's impossible not to spill. DeSouza does the same. They make these huge openings (just like salad dressing) so you pour too much. It always gets everywhere on the counter. I need to buy a pipette! This is the only liquid chlorophyll that is organic. To be honest I'm very wary of the company because... have you read the ingredients of their other products? Polysorbate 80 & methyl & propyl parabens! Anyone else afraid that they use an utensil or bottle to pour this that was tainted with preservatives? It's spooky! I try not to buy anything from irresponsible companies such as this one that use toxic chemicals but the problem is no one else is selling an organic liquid chlorophyll. By the way, this is way better than dangerous chlorella. I have heavy metal toxicity and one tablet of chlorella knocked me out for days. Then I read that it mobilizes the metals in your system but doesn't bind them out, just like cilantro, so it's very dangerous if you have HMT chlorella could literally kill you. (Happened to one guy whose metals mobilized and settled in his brain, after he got paralyzed!) Thought some would appreciate the info.
Posted by PurplePegasus on January 25 2010 | Verified Purchase
EDIT: Just got off the phone with Healthy Origins: THIS IS GMO!! They said this comes from non-organic soybeans made in USA. Over 90% of USA soybeans comes from Monsanto's GMO'd! FYI: If your soybeans aren't organic, they are GMO. GMO's cause Morgellons disease. I've been having some weird scalp symptoms since I started taking this product a year ago. Otherwise I've been on a soy-free diet for years! My original review had 5 stars & read: Way cheaper that the "unique" E and very similar: Although both natural they are both soy derived! :( *Even if the Unique E customers make false claims that it is soy-free, it's not. Check their website! My quest for a completely soy-free vitamin E continues. In the meantime this will do. I take it because COQ10 needs vitamin E to be activated. Other than that I can't gauge because I don't take this for specific symptoms. But I might use it as natural preservative for my homemade moisturizer.
Posted by PurplePegasus on October 24 2012 | Verified Purchase
BEWARE: Hain connot be trusted (look up their history) and I think this probably has GMO or hidden ingredients not listed! This product is very toxic to me and CAUSING LIVER FAILURE! Here's wishing iHerb would carry ORGANIC VCO (Coconut oil) mayonnaise or 100% olive oil mayo with no GMOs! I'm again experiencing liver failure symptoms which I had overcome, namely heart racing, out of breath, and strong MCS which ends up in vomiting when I smell toxic chemicals. The only thing is this product tastes good and is addictive! Originally I wrote that it tastes good but I had a bad reaction to it: as soon as I ate barely 1/2 a tsp my midsection ballooned several inches. I did some research which lead to this: safflower oil is very toxic to the liver, particularly if you take fish oils (which I do) and if like me you have liver illness (fatty liver caused by meds) and high cholesterol. On top of that I hadn't noticed it has Natural Flavors aka mystery ingredients that are probably toxchems. Please search this and you will see what natural foods experts say about this. I should have known, this being made by the unscrupulous Hain company (which I believe is now controlled by Big Pharma) it was too good to be true. iHerb please carry an organic coconut mayo without sesame oil or an olive oil mayo without GMOs.
Posted by PurplePegasus on February 3 2012 | Verified Purchase
This is NOT the same cream as in the trial kits!! The ingredients are NO longer those iHerb has listed here! Mychelle changed the formula! This cream no longer works! I had a few samples of this from trial kits: it shrunk wrinkles on contact. Imagine my shock when after a few days using the tube cream the benefits I had reaped were gone! This NO LONGER WORKS! Once again Mychelle has pulled the bait & switch on us! The ingredients now include carcinogens such as hidden GMOs (corn as citric acid & zea mays) and the preservative (potassium sorbate) is now on top of the list of ingredients meaning there's a lot more of this toxin! I urge everyone to contact Mychelle and let them know we want the classic formulas back. Someone who is on the Facebook needs to make a page for this! -------------------------------------- . A NOTE FROM THE MANUFACTURER: Thank you for your interest in the Fabulous Eye Cream. The comment on iHerb is not suitable for the success we are seeing with this product. We would never pull a bait and switch with our products. What we put into our trial kits is exactly the same as in our full sized products. Our formula for Fabulous Eye Cream was updated 3 years ago with the plant stem cell Edelweiss which Exhibits anti-aging properties that include firming and reduction of fine lines and antioxidant activity. It has been clinically proven to reduce eye contour area wrinkle depth by 15% after only 20 days of treatment. We do not use carcinogenic ingredients and our products are smartly sourced – never using GMOs. When we included the Edelweiss plant stem cell we revisited our ingredient decks to make compliant with European standards which caused the ingredients to be rearranged slightly.
Posted by PurplePegasus on December 27 2012 | Verified Purchase
I have life-threatening brain disease and this is the supplement for that for me. I often wake up disoriented, confused, unable to speak intelligibly, and with a certain kind of brain pressure which I recognize as encephalopathy brain swelling caused by liver disease and lack of sodium, which my body does not retain. Unfortunately, as my illness has progressed and I fear might be at the last stages, I can no longer sleep thru the night, I wake up every 3-4 hrs to ingest electrolytes/sodium. When I wake up with the emergency symptoms, I need to take this on empty stomach ASAP. These symptoms are gone within a half hour. Using this in combo with electrolyte replenishment works a lot better than sodium only. As a bonus, this product has caused me quite a bit of weight loss and muscle gain, which is a feat in itself after cortico-steroids had catabolized my muscle tissue several years ago and nothing worked to regain muscle tone; also considering I cannot exercise due the hyponatremia (low blood sodium), this is pretty impressive. Please note: aminos must not be taken with milk, they must be taken on an empty stomach and a good 1/2 hr to 1 hr before meals and B6 is typically necessary to activate (although I usually take it by itself and have B6 later in the day. This works fine for me). Hope this review helps someone out there with the same condition.
Posted by PurplePegasus on February 14 2013 | Verified Purchase
Wow, this is really hard to find on iherb search! It doesn't even appear for me on a Solgar B12 search, it took me 5 tries for it to pop up. Having said this, this vitamin works very well to calm my mind and lift the fatigue, when I take it with 2 other individual B's for the homocysteine lowering benefits. Yesterday, it gave me plenty of energy, today I am sluggish and this just took the edge off of that a bit. Works better than Jarrow's B12, I bought this because of the reviews there so I switched to this. I like that it's only 1000 mcg and not 5000, so there's less risk of toxicity and I much prefer to take a pill several times a day to replenish rather than to overload my system which is then going to get rid of excess and that is a useless waste, possibly even after giving me some side effects; that's why I prefer lower potency remedies with repeated doses, to me that's basic common sense regardless of what 'experts' claim. The opposite might work for someone else and that's fine too, that's why they make all kind for all of us to find our best one. This might be mine, or I might be so depleted that I do need higher potency several times a day. A dr. did put me on B12 shots but back then I didn't know about the cyanide toxcity of cyanocobalamin (more info provided by Mike Adams) and questionable additives in injections.
Posted by PurplePegasus on April 19 2010 | Verified Purchase
How can they claim "organic" when it doesn't bear the USDA seal & contains synthetic artificial & toxic chemicals?! Potassium sorbate & glyceryl stearate (a lethal pesticide)! Never mind the "vegan" claim, have you ever seen a glyceryl stearate plant or fruit? Enough said. This is chemically altered & processed creating a toxic by-product! If you google them both are listed as highly toxic carcinogens from cosmetics database dot com & pesticide info dot org. When you know that homeopathy is powerful even in minute diluted doses, you want want those toxins in your body.
Posted by PurplePegasus on April 17 2012 | Verified Purchase
I contacted Bluebonnet several times to ask to see certification or some kind of guarantee that their lecithin is non-GMO (since their label does not say organic nor IPP, the only two certifications that guarantee the soy is non-GMO, and their website has no info whatsoever) and they refuse to answer! I phoned and emailed them several times and they hide behind voice mail, do not return emails or phone calls. I URGE EVERYONE to contact Bluebonnet and demand to see certification! In the interim, boycott this unethical company. My can is unopened and will be returning it to iHerb.