I wanted to delay writing a review until I'd been using Berberine for at least 6 months. I'm 49 years old, menopausal and started to notice extra belly fat despite being generally thin and active. I figured it was due to increased insulin resistance, a common side effect of menopause. I heard about Berberine (as a natural alternative to Metformin) on the David Sinclair podcast and thought I'd give it a go. I started with the recommended dose of 500 mg 3 times a day with meals and it was too much for me. After about a week, I had bad stomach aches and constipation, so I gave it a break for 7 days then resumed at 1 tablet per day. I also take it with Thorne's Resveracel or PolyResveratrol (when they are available) and a vitamin B complex. Berberine is one of the few supplements where I can say that the results are obvious and measurable. Gut and microbiome changes are quite immediate in the form of stool quality changes and almost zero bloating. Most impressively, I've seen a significant reduction in belly fat without changing my diet or exercise habits. (Mind you, I eat pretty healthily and try to move daily.) I have an annual blood test coming up in August and I will be interested to see any affect on my cholesterol numbers. While within recommended limits, it was starting to creep up. My only caution is to keep yourself hydrated to avoid constipation. Good luck!
My nutritionist recommended this one to me and I couldn’t be happier with the benefits. I recently learnt my liver needed some extra support to assist in supporting my gut health. As an added bonus it is great for your eyes and I recently had surgery, so to know I am putting something in my body to assist with healing is great!
If you want some relief, this is a must have.
Feeling more energetic, and less muscle fatigue after high intensity work outs.
This is amazing! Do yourself a favour and add some to your next order.
Excellent! No odd taste or burping up like there can be with other pre natals. I was worried about the 8 capsules a day, but it's totally manageable and worth it to know I'm getting such a comprehensive profile. I'll be sticking with them for sure.
It’s helped ease my symptoms. I had a chronic cough with clear phlegm, possibly from silent reflux. It’s totally amazing how it’s cured such discomfort. It’s life changing
So happy with this purchase. A high quality product and super fast postage. Thank you.
Digestion is much more shall we say calm. My gut health has improved immensely. Love this product!
Purchased Thorne Biogest after having some gut health issues digesting proteins and fats due to SIBO, they arrived within a few days and have been taking them with meals and within a week bloating had decreased, digestion had improved and energy levels started to pick up. A few weeks later and I feel more myself again, libido is returning and everything is on the up! Thank you 5th element!
I was recommended to take NAC by my coach. I had been struggling to breathe, especially during exercise but even first thing in the mornings.
Within 3 days of taking it, I already noticed a difference. This has been a complete savior to my health and getting me back in to my training efficiently post-covid.
Tastes great. My wife is drinking it too! So much better from you than coffee as well.
I really love this product. I feel like it gives me better energy and decreases cravings with the increase in hydration.
I'm a big fan of Thorne and I've been using Thorne brand since 2018. NAC was recommended for me by my acupuncturist. I've been using it since Nov 2021. Highly recommend Thorne and its line of products!
Wonderful supplement, will buy again and again
Love this mushroom supplement! Can’t do without it! I usually order via a subscription from Life Cykel with another couple of varieties, but had paused it for a while. Picked this up in the gym while I waited for my delivery to arrive.
Add it to the delicious bone broth for extr super powers 💥 🪄
I am sensitive to several FODMAPs, with any meal containing garlic or onion based ingredients coming with a guaranteed bloating that day followed by unspeakable consequences the next day. Not any more! These things do the trick for me. I believe the ingredient that makes the difference is inulinase which I understand helps digest several of the problematic molecules (google inulinase for more info).
When consuming, I typically open the capsules and sprinkle the contents directly onto the food so that the active ingredients can mix around. Others suggest pouring the contents onto the first bite and then just eating the remaining portion of the mean as per normal. It doesn't ruin the meal at all as it basically tastes like nothing.
I still experience bloating sometimes, but the unspeakable symptoms are more or less gone, I'd estimate with 90% success rates. Since getting hold of these, I feel like a whole world of dining options has been unlocked.
One thing to be aware of is that this won't help you deal with all FODMAPs (e.g., I hear that those sensitive to bread may not have much luck with this product), but it's certainly worth a shot if you suffer from IBS and are sick of eating the same flavourless foods again and again!
Finally, I own no shares in the company that produces it; just a previously frustrated IBS sufferer who wants to spread the word to others.
I was advised to take this for my bowel and I think it actually helps! I also sprinkled a tiny bit of this onto cereals for my child when recovering from recent gastro bug and seemed to help. (Please consult your healthcare expert and doctors for your personal health needs).
Been having some heart irregularities and read this is one of the best brand and quality Magnesium Taurate that can help. Glad 5ew stocks them!
This product really helped with my injury recovery
Recommended by my dietician and I can't thank her enough. Apart from the health benefits the best thing is the lemony after taste. Go for it. !!
In Australia they would just give you NEXIUM however bcp157 just does just heal your digestive tract it also BPC 157 stimulates the repair of neurons in the brain, and could be a potent healing inducer after traumatic brain injury. It can decrease the effectiveness of many neurotoxic substances, and can even prevent seizures, brain lesions, and other harmful processes due to insulin overdose also Pentadecapeptide BPC 157, is composed of 15 amino acids, which is a partial sequence of body protection compounds (BPC) that were discovered in and isolated from human gastric juice.
Our BPC is synthetically created in a compounding pharmacy from local and imported ingredients to bio-identically match our human bodies.
BPC-157 may support the healing of many different wounds, including tendon-to-bone healing and damaged ligaments. In addition, BPC 157 may be protective to the digestive system and other organs. This peptide may reduce pain in damaged areas.
This supplement may be suitable for those who suffer from pain and discomfort due to muscle sprains and tears. It may also help aid skin burns to heal at a faster rate and increase blood flow to damaged tissues.
Due to our formulation, our BPC is highly and easily absorbed which may be helpful to people who have compromised health and a slower ability to heal.
After tearing my hamstring three times last year I was looking for the edge to ensure recovery was complete so I can continue to play sport and go to the gym, these are perfect to ensure I’m healing
It is definitely like jerky but better! Great to pack in the purse on a hike or a long night out with no food options available . Very tasty