These have changed my life!
I have the 5-MTHF mutation, and taking these have literally changed my life. I have so much more energy than I think I've ever had and have gone from a disability pension to working 4 days a week. If you have that mutation it's definitely worth giving these a go!
High quality mood stabilizer, energy booster, and overall folate supplement
I literally never write product reviews ever, but considering I essentially depend on this supplement to function each day, I thought it was the least I could do to share my honest experience. I hope this helps anyone on the fence about this supplement, especially if they have recently found out they have a MTHFR gene mutation such as myself. I use this as a mood stabilizer on top of my other prescriptions, as recommended by my prescribing therapist. I have been using this supplement daily for about six months or so now, with only a handful of skips, and I reorder every time I run out. It's done wonders for my energy levels as well as my moods. I am no longer quick to snap at others over trivial matters, and I have the energy to get out of bed each day and make it through the day. These are all but modern miracles for anyone suffering from chronic MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) such as myself. I can feel a significant difference on the days I skip out on taking my supplement every morning; my mood swings return full force, and I am groggy and lethargic the entire day. This form of folate, L-5-MTHF, is much healthier than the common form, better known as folic acid. In all honesty, the price isn't too bad either for the quality of product you receive. If you're just starting out or trying it out, 1mg is probably the best introductory dose, and Thorne Research makes some quality products.
Due to it's tumeric content bonding to another benign substance, Meriva tests out as 20-25X more bioavailable and potent than curcumin. Don't over do it! I've been using Meriva for years. I used a lot of Meriva. At least 4 or 5 caps/day. Drove my C-reactive almost to zero.
I'm 50yo and have been experimenting with supplements because I've had trouble with confusion and fatigue. I bought this because of all of the clinical trials related to nad and I was hopeful but not expecting what I got. within an hour, my eyes suddenly refocused themselves and I could see better, turns out thats in the hype for niagen. within a couple of days my skin improved markedly. within a week, I went from being almost incapable of working my tech job du to fatigue and sleepiness to working 8 hour days again, which I havent been able to do in about a year. I'm waiting on my cholesterol and other labs to come back with a lot of excitement. To anyone dealing with aging related problems, this is more worth a try than anything else out there. good luck!
I have been blessed with a beautiful healthy daughter
Worked for me. I have been blessed with a beautiful healthy daughter. I did find the really hard to swallow during pregnancy but maybe i was having some aversion to the taste. I kept taking them while breastfeeding and had no problem swallowing them.
Thorne is hands down one of the best Vitamin D's you can get
Do yourself a favor and spend the extra couple $$ for the Thorne brand. I worked for a Dr. who tested D levels for all his patients and you'd be amazed what a difference a good D vs. a cheap D does for you. I take this religiously, especially living in the pacific northwest.
No such thing as MTHFR gene mutation
A lot of people are using this for a MTHFR gene mutation. I hate to burst your bubble, but there's no such thing. Just another fictitious label created by Western medicine. What's really going on is a sluggish liver. Sluggish liver just means a sluggish conversion process of key compounds. And that probably turns some genes on or off. But it's not permanent. Genes can change with diet, environment, the mind, and other ways. If you have a sluggish liver (or have been told you have this silly gene mutation), please take steps to heal the root cause. Significantly reduce fat and protein (regardless if it's animal or plant), and eat more veggies and fruit. And most importantly, eat a ton of apples. Many many apples. It's like the universe created them for this one purpose. The trick is to eat them away from food. Ideally as your first meal of the day. Eat 2-4 at a time! 30 mins before a bigger meal, or a few hours after. Apples and fruit move quickly through the body and don't want to get slowed down by fat or protein. As for this supplement, it's a 5 star. Thorne is hands down one of the best supplement companies out there. All of their stuff is top quality. This supplement helps rebuild your glands and central nervous system.. quickly. This is a monster dosage, so it might be intense to start with this. You're better off starting at 1mg, and even unscrewing the cap and taking half. Some people only need a tiny amount to get rocking and rolling. If you start getting hot flashes, easily startled, rapid heart rate at night, anxiety, or a weird brain buzz, you're taking too much. It also stays in the body a good 2-3 days. So you could even do like 1mg every few days and that would work just fine. Remember folks - be easy on the liver! Apples. Veggies. Low fat, low protein. You can heal!!
Feel Good on this Vitamin
Great product with only 2 capsules needed per day with high amounts of Vitamin B 12, Vitamin D, Thiamin (for those not having dairy), Iodine, Zinc, Selenium and Manganese for good thyroid function. It's hard to find multi-vitamins with these key elements. I take 1 after breakfast and 1 at lunch. On the negative side (not too many), it has an abundance of Copper which can, over time, challenge liver function and mental capacity for older people. I prefer a multi without the copper but definitely maintaining the zinc. I feel very good on this vitamin!
VERY FINE QUALITY
This is a very fine quality Vitamin D3
After completing prescription Vitamin D regimen from my doctor, she told me to take OTC Vitamin D, and recommended this brand. My energy levels are much improved and my Vitamin D levels are remaining in the normal range!
10,000 IU and easy to swallow
I had VitD deficiency for the last two years. I tried other brands and it did not change. After using Davinci labs ( I got 10,000 IU/day) for a month, my VitD levels are in the optimal range. One pill delivers 5,000IU and easy to swallow, so it is super convenient. Highly recommended.