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  • Product Name: Botanica Liver Support Liquid Herb

    8/10 Ingredients are A-1, and includes watercress!

    Effectiveness: 8/10
    Value:8/10


    (+) Easy To Take
    (-)  Tastes Bad,Tastes *really* bad!

    How did you use it?: Everyday,Between Meals

    "I'm taking more liquid form supplements wherever I can find them, and what really drew my eye to this compound was the inclusion of watercress. I seem to never see watercress anywhere, in anything - including rarely sold as a fresh herb (must be my small city living). It's also very good for lung health, my biggest reason for wanting to take it. Great job for including it, Botanica! I'll be taking this for as long as they sell it.

    However, my only dislike is that this, like most tinctures, has alcohol in it, and it tastes just terrible, like what moonshine must be like. I know the trick about using boiled water to dissipate the alcohol, but I take this 3x/day, so I just want to take it quickly each time and be done. Plus, adding boiling water *might* also dissipate the effectiveness of the good stuff. So I'll just put up with that moonshine. For now."


    Would you buy this product again? Yes

  • Product Name: Organic Traditions Sacha Inchi Seeds (Dark Chocolate Covered) - (Discontinued)

    8.7/10 Best Snack Ever

    Effectiveness: 9/10
    Value:6/10


    (+) Tastes Great
    (-) Too expensive

    How did you use it?: Between Meals

    "Whoa, what happened? The last time I ordered these, I believe they were $11.99. First time I've noticed a price go up on this site. Only thing I can think of is that Organic Traditions increased the price b/c of the cost of beans worldwide. They do taste great, but for me, it's only b/c of the choc coating, as the seeds by themselves aren't really that great. Well, that's too bad that I can't order these again, b/c I liked them and knew they were a healthy snack, too. I used to buy the Vega choc covered Saviseeds, but after having this kind, I can't go back to Vega, even though Vega is a much nicer price. It's that choc coating that gets ya. It makes me curious about the cocoa they're using. It's 80% dark, and I normally can't eat plain chocolate much higher than 70%, so it must be the addition of the Yacon Gold syrup (which I've never had, aside from these seeds). Well, ok, maybe a super awesome sale will have me back for more, lol! Also, I may have to buy some of that Yacon soon!"


    Would you buy this product again? Yes

  • Product Name: Progressive Complete Calcium For Adult Women

    8.1/10 Big Pills Containing Lots of Goodies for Health

    Effectiveness: 8/10
    Value:9/10


    (+) Good Value
    (-)  Pills Are Big,Pills very big

    How did you use it?: Every Morning

    "Wow, I take an array of pills, small to large, but I just can't try to swallow these whole. (If they were gel caps, maybe, but they've got kind of that rough exterior.) So, I bite them in half, and chew each half a little more. They don't really taste bad, just maybe a little like chalk. Which is nothing, really.

    I don't like having rules around taking pills, like this, where u can't take it a few hrs before/after meds (and I wonder if that might mean other supplements?). It's just that I take meds a few times a day, so it's hard to schedule it where the two things don't cross each other for hours! It means I only end up taking 1 of these a day, but that's ok - 350mg calcium is all I really need as a supp. I'm a milk drinker, yogurt & cheese eater, along with other dairy when the mood strikes.

    But, I love all the other goodies in these pills! Probably why they're so big."


    Would you buy this product again? Yes

  • Product Name: Salus Red Beet Crystals, 200g

    8.9/10 Beets!

    Effectiveness: 9/10
    Value:8/10


    (+) Convenient,Tastes Great

    How did you use it?: Everyday

    "You know how when you run out of beets but you'd really like to have some beets? These are just missing some water is all. I don't rehydrate, I just put on top of mashed potatoes like I do with regular beets. Mmm. Pink potatoes. I know, sophisticated, right? Plus, they're made by Salus, good brand. And they're super nutritious, as per the above. Good idea, Salus! What else can we dehydrate that we haven't thought of?"


    Would you buy this product again? Yes

  • Product Name: New Chapter Turmeric Force

    7.1/10 Turmeric Force

    Effectiveness: 7/10
    Value:8/10


    (+) Convenient,Easy To Take,Good Value,Reduced My Pain,Less inflammation, but could be better . . .
    (-) Needs pepper (piperine) for even more of a nutrient punch!

    How did you use it?: Everyday

    "I love New Chapter and how they're careful about extracting the goodness into pills, but I guess they want to keep the formula "clean", with not even the addition of pepper, which has apparently been proven to help the curcumin absorb even greater into our body. I keep reading 2,000% greater absorption with pepper than w/o!! (Even some protein powder formulas have Biopeperine at the very end of the list of ingredients (and lo & behold, turmeric is usually in the same formula! (I think, though, it helps other things absorb much better, besides turmeric.)

    So, I usually take one of these New Chapters while eating a meal that has pepper, or take it when I take another supplement that has Biopeperine. If the pepper story is really true, I'll take ALL the curcumin available, thank you, and bye bye inflammation!"


    Would you buy this product again? Yes

  • Product Name: Vega SaviSeed, 142g Bag

    9/10 Love these babies

    Effectiveness: 9/10
    Value:9/10


    (+) Tastes Great,Mega Omega 3 in every bite

    How did you use it?: Everyday

    "I buy these lately with every order, mainly because everywhere else they cost more. These are a treat, but I don't feel bad having it -- with that dark choc and lots o' omega 3s. They are not the usual "seed", but quite tasty (and IMO, you have to do the chocolate ones to really love)."


    Would you buy this product again? Yes

    Flavours Rating
    Cocoa Kissed   10

  • Product Name: Bell Decongestant Tea (#43), 30 Bags

    8/10 Bell Decongestant Tea works quite well

    Effectiveness: 8/10
    Value:8/10


    (+) Easy To Take,Doesn't taste bad all by itself - mainly like thyme.

    How did you use it?: Everyday

    "This is pretty good, and sometimes I kick it up several notches with tinctures of turmeric, ginger, rosemary all together in the last sips of the tea. Now that works instantly if you're feeling congested in any way. I'm on my second box of this tea -- I like drinking hot/warm things, might as well be something with all these good for you, natural ingredients. And it mostly smells/tastes like thyme to me, which is nice."


    Would you buy this product again? Yes

  • Product Name: Prairie Naturals Serra-Force Extra Strength 60,000 IU - (Discontinued)

    10/10 After 1 Single Pill, My Pain Is Nearly Gone

    Effectiveness: 10/10
    Value:10/10


    (+) Easy To Take,First Dose Results,Good Value,Reduced My Pain

    How did you use it?: Everyday

    "Wow! I have been in pain for a very long time -- I've had MRIs, been to a specialist (who injected me with Botox to try to reduce the pain (it didn't help), had many, many other tests done over time to find the cause of my pain -- not to mention wearing a Fentanyl patch and taking other pain meds.

    I got this bottle of Serra-Force yesterday, took one pill immediately, and I'm here to tell you that all of my pain is nearly gone! And I'm talking nerve pain here, plus swelling and edema of one foot. This stuff is amazing, and I can't believe my doctor either doesn't know about it, or wasn't willing to share the existence of it with me. I hope that the pain and whatever was causing it goes away for good, and that I won't even need to buy another bottle, but if I do, that's fine with me! I researched this enzyme, Serratia Peptidase, before ordering it, and I saw that other people were having good results, but I was very cautiously optimistic about my own pain. But, it worked. Wow."


    Would you buy this product again? Yes

  • Product Name: Ergogenics Nutrition Organic Whole Greens Liquid, 500ml

    8/10 PepperMinty!

    Effectiveness: 8/10
    Value:8/10


    (+) Convenient,Easy To Take

    How did you use it?: Everyday

    "Well, this surely does taste like peppermint! It's quite a strong peppermint, so be prepared. I could put it in smoothies, but so far, I just want to take it full on, without being diluted at all by anything else. I'll probably keep buying it, even though I haven't noticed anything of significance. Like most of the healthy pills, powders and liquids I take, I'm just having faith that it''s doing something for me. One good indicator is that I have good, smooth, healthy looking skin. I believe that if you have good skin, then you have enough leftover goodness inside to reach all the way out there, as the organs inside have all they need. Does that make sense to anyone but me?"


    Would you buy this product again? Yes

    Flavours Rating
    Natural Peppermint   7

  • Product Name: Carlson MedOmega Fish Oil 2800, 100ml - (Discontinued)

    8/10 Extra Strength

    Effectiveness: 8/10
    Value:8/10


    (+) 
    (-)  Tastes Bad

    How did you use it?: Everyday

    "Even though this fish oil is flavoured, I can really taste deep fishy flavour when I take it. So, I've learned to have another food or beverage on standby (I don't make smoothies everyday, which could probably bury the taste), ready to consume immediately after taking a teaspoon of this oil. I always remind myself that this fish oil has a very high amount of DHA and EPA, which no doubt gives it that very strong fish taste that's hard to cover up completely, as Carlson's gave it a go with the lemon-lime flavouring.

    I have two other liquids that I take by the tablespoon (liquid greens & Vega Antioxidant Oils), so I line them all up, and down each one without trying to taste them. It's probably the worst part of my day, but they're all super good for me, and I get it over with in less than a minute. Then, ta daaa, I can go about the day, feeling great about the things I do for a healthy body!"


    Would you buy this product again? Yes

    Flavours Rating
    Lemon-Lime   4

  • Product Name: Innotech Wholy Tea

    9.8/10 This tea means business

    Effectiveness: 10/10
    Value:8/10


    (+) First Dose Results

    How did you use it?: Everyday

    "Wow, this tea does what it says it'll do. I have been on a medication for some time, and it had made me extremely constipated. For over two years! I really dreaded "going", but at the same time, was glad that I WAS "going". Right from the first tea bag, Wholy Tea has changed that like no other constipation aide ever has. So I can only think that it's doing all the other stuff it says it's doing, such as detoxing my body with "special enzymes that cleanse the whole body". I googled all this tea's ingredients, and I've just concluded that the sum is greater than each individual part. If you, or anyone you know ever struggles with going to the bathroom, take this tea. I know this isn't a topic people ever want to discuss, but sometimes you have to. When my grandma needed to take T3's a while back, she stopped taking them, and would rather be in pain, because the T3's made it very tough on her to go. If this tea had been available, I would have bought it for her."


    Would you buy this product again? Yes

    Flavours Rating
    Green & White Tea   7

  • Product Name: Vega Antioxidant Omega Oil

    9/10 Vega

    Effectiveness: 9/10
    Value:9/10


    (+) Convenient,Easy To Take

    How did you use it?: Everyday

    "I love that this has all the different oils in there. I still take fish oil, as there's none of that in this product. Between the two, I feel nice and oiled up, which will go a long way toward less inflammation inside the bod, plus better, plumper skin! And, it has tons of naturally occurring vitamin E, a vitamin I prefer to get from food (mainly by eating nuts and seeds, so it's hard to get 100% vitamin E this way, as that's a lot o' nut calories needed to be eaten every day). I end up taking a tablespoon or two, by itself, and it tastes not too bad. But, when I know it's super good for me, it doesn't need to taste like ice cream or cake, lol! (Buckley's, anyone?) I do think the price is fair, but I'm sure other sellers will absolutely sell it for much more than VitaMart. Can you imagine the process of and the quantity required, of squeezing those tiny blueberry seeds into this product? Same with almost all seeds in here. So, lots of work and nutrients involved in 1 bottle."


    Would you buy this product again? Yes

    Flavours Rating
    Natural (Nutty Flavour)   6