I received samples from the Herb Pharm to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own.
When it comes to vitamin supplements, it seems people are pretty hard core in their thoughts – either they are miraculous, or they aren’t needed. I fall somewhere in-between. I try to get all the vitamins and nutrients I need by eating a mostly organic diet with lots of vegetables and fruits, but I am a vegetarian and I have a neurological disorder that’s linked to low Vitamin D and B12 levels (which I have), so for me vitamins are a must.
But I’d take them even if I didn’t have to because I truly believe the right vitamins can make a huge difference. For me though, they have to be completely natural or organic. Otherwise I vomit them within minutes of taking them. It took me years of trying every combination possible – with food, without food, before bed, first thing in the AM, splitting them up and taking them four times a day, etc. The ONLY thing that worked was buying vegetarian vitamins without artificial colors, flavors, and additives.
Herb Pharm: Herbal Capsuls
I’m taking a wide variety of supplements but I’ve added two more in the last month. At the recommendation of the Herb Pharm, I’ve added Asian Ginseng and Rhodiola.
Asian Ginseng – One of the world’s most popular and widely-studied herbs, Asian Ginseng’s usage dates back thousands of years and has earned a reputation in the Orient for its ability to promote body vigor and general health. This herb is regularly used as a rejuvenating tonic to increase energy and vitality, and is a natural complement to busy, stress-filled lifestyles.
Rhodiola – Revered for centuries throughout Asia and Scandinavia for its nourishing and restorative properties, Rhodiola is best known for its ability to promote physical energy, endurance and stamina. Rhodiola also is widely used to support the nervous system from stress, enhance healthy sleep, as well as lift depressed mood and relieve anxiety.
Have they made a difference? I have no idea. But that’s the way it is with most vitamins. It’s a slow change as your body builds up the supplement and one day it dawns on you that you do fill better and have more energy. I’m not there yet, but I’m also at the peak time for my business and sleeping less than 5 hours a night when I’m use to much more, so I’m self-sabotaging a bit at the same time I’m taking the vitamins.
But I do know is they’re not harming me – I can take them with no issues and haven’t suffered any side-effects and no episodes of vomiting – so I’m thrilled with the results so far.
The Herb Pharm carries a wide-variety of Certified Organic Herbs and Custom Wildcrafted™ Herbs. They’re use the whole herb and have been working in the field for 30+ years. Their goal is to provide customers with high quality her extracts, herbal compounds and tonics, herbal glycerites, herbal oils and salves, and herbal capsules.