I would very much like to inform on everything I’m learning, after a fantastic conversation with a friend on supplements, he recommended a few brands and combinations. So I decided to include them on my blog with links to their suppliers.

I hope you find it informative and as useful as I have. It just goes to prove their are so many amazing natural products on the market that cover a wide range of ailments. I’ve also included reviews I’ve located regarding the products and their effectiveness, though please bear in mind, as with most things, one size does not fit all. It may be that this product is less effective on you than those leaving a review.

AMINO ACIDS

Acetyl L-Carnitine

Energize the mind and promote concentration naturally with the help of Swanson Acetyl L-Carnitine! This unique formula comes from the ester of the essential amino acid L-carnitine.

Muscles throughout your body need this energy as well to grow stronger as you exercise. Your brain uses this energy to maintain healthy functions like neurotransmitter production. Acetyl L-Carnitine also helps maintain healthy neurological function by delivering antioxidant protection throughout the entire nervous system. Each capsule delivers 500 mg of Acetyl L-Carnitine.

 REVIEWS

Excellent value for a safe remedy 2 May 2012
By Gretchen
Acetyl L-Carenetine was recommended to me by a friend as a supplement to support the nervous system. I feel, that Swanson Acetyl L-Carnitine has has improved my overall well being. It is also excellent value for money. I have not observerved any adverse side effects.
Excellent
By Alexandre
Good old fashioned, BALANCED (!) diet, and moderate exercise, such as
getting up to switch TV channels, washing up and drying by hand, walking
to the letter box, swimming or cycling, is all that’s required.
Combine this with a sensible supplement, such as L-carnitine, and the result can be lean muscle.As with every “health product”, not everything works for everybody:
Always check for allergies and if required, consult your GP.
Very good energy booster
By Mark Gaffney
Great product I found it very effective for energy and general wellbeing. Very happy and will use this product again.

5-HTP Extra Strength

Get high-powered support for your mental and emotional well-being with Swanson Ultra 5-HTP.

5-HTP (5-Hydroxy L-Tryptophan) promotes the body’s healthy production of
serotonin, an important substance that supports normal nerve and brain function.
Serotonin appears to help maintain balanced sleep patterns, moods, and the
inflammation response system.

The human body manufactures 5-HTP from
L-tryptophan, a natural amino acid found in many dietary proteins.

Supplemental
5-HTP is naturally derived from the seeds of the Griffonia Simplicifolia,

a West African plant. 5-HTP supports the production of serotonin to help maintain healthy nerve and brain function.

Serotonin is found in the brain and central nervous system, and supports balanced mood, behavior and sleep patterns.

Suntheanine L-Theanine

 This unique amino acid has been extensively researched and shown to promote relaxation without causing drowsiness.
It works by enhancing endocrine function, stimulating specific brain waves without inhibiting others. Swanson Ultra, featuring patented SunTheanine.
Offers a safe and effective alternative to help you keep up the pace with a smile on your face!

REVIEWS

Getting noticeable results!

By Holly Paige

Using it at bedtime to improve quality if sleep it is definitely working i will however look for an alternative without the magnesium stearate in it.

Underrated sleep aid.
Dan
Often has its praises sung regarding its anxiety fighting properties,i find it to be an effective sleep-aid as well. This brand contains the purest form Suntheanine at an affordable price.
Recommended by my doctor
Pauline Walden
This was recommended for its calming effect and it worked after taking it for a few days; preferable to tranquillizers.

L-Tyrosine

Tyrosine is an important amino-acid that is known for its role in making skin
and hair pigments as well as its role in healthy brain function.
Originating from high protein foods such as cheese, chicken, fish and beans.
As a non-essential amino-acid, L-tyrosine is used by the body to support a healthy nervous system and promote health and wellbeing.
Taken as an  accompaniment to a healthy diet, L-Tyrosine can support the following body functions
  • Maintenance of a healthy and balanced nervous system.
  • Support for all-over health in the body and mind.
  • Nourishment of healthy adrenal, thyroid and pituitary glands.

Reviews

A better alternative

By Mrs S.E.L Hoiles

These tablets have, so far, been of considerable benefit. They were purchased for myself, as a vegan, partly for the replacement of amino acids and partly to relieve depression. I am happy to recommend them.
L-Tyrosine
 By Ravenwood
I suffer from persistant fatigue and severe mood swings and have done for many years. I have tried many remedies for this and don’t get on with the Mood boosters that affect the seratonin levels. This product has helped me so far and I am not finding that I get any unwanted effects. My energy levels are better and my mind seems more alert.

Super Stress Vitamin B Complex

Specially formulated to replenish the nutrients that are most in demand during high-stress times, each capsule combines a generous supply of B-complex vitamins.
With the powerful antioxidant protection of high-potency vitamin C.
B vitamins
fulfil a wide range of roles in the body and are often over looked in most
diets. They are vital for cognitive function, hormone regulation and metabolism.

Reviews

Surprised me!

By Tamsin Davies

I was told about these by a friend and poo pooed the idea – then I gave them a try and they work for me!

By Mr David Whyte

I’ve been using this for a week now and I feel that it’s helping with my hair.
It’s still early days, but over time my hair should get thicker and my nails
should be stronger. Now I’ve been doing research and I’ve found out that all the necessary vitamins that help your hair, skin and nails are all found in this product. It’s not the first time I used Swanson supplements, I’ve loads of their great products.

I love it…

By Gbaby

It makes a big difference, lifts mood and constipation is now a thing of the
past. I am pleasantly surprised.

B- VITAMINS

Biotin

Biotin is an essential B vitamin, which is needed for a number of essential
roles in the body including cell production, gene expression and converting fat
into energy.

It is also well known for making hair, skin and nails healthy.  Natural sources of biotin (such as liver) are often disliked by many people, and so obtaining enough biotin from the diet can be difficult, meaning that supplementation is often a preferable option. This allows people to have
healthy hair, skin, nails and metabolism whilst eating foods they like.

Reviews

Amazing product for hair

By Rubydiamonds

This is an amazing product. My hair over the years has gone
from thick naturally curly to thin and barely there hair. I’ve tried allsorts to
try and help my hair but nothing has made a difference , I had been taking a
hair supplement for nearly 2 years but as the price of that kept going up I
decided to look about for something different as it really didn’t make any
difference to my hair except stop excess shedding .Well after about a week of taking these tablets, my hair feels like its coming back to life, I really
cannot believe after such a short time that my curls are coming back , I feel
that biotin is what my hair was crying out for. I’m so relieved and I hope in
the next few weeks that my hair returns to its former glory.

Recommended by GP

By Norma

Having a thyroid problem, I’ve suffered with weight issues and as a result,
problems with skin, hair, and nails. The biotin was recommended to me by my doctor as a natural way to help combat the symptoms I was experiencing. Within 2 and a half weeks of starting the biotin I had noticeable changes in the strength of my nails and in my skin.

My feet were not nearly as cracked any more. It took a little longer for the changes in the hair to show up…probably closer to 4 weeks, but it definitely helped. My hair was the most noticeable to other people and it caused me a lot of anxiety so I was happy to see it growing and
improving.

Methylcobalamin

Methylcobalamin is a highly valuable breakthrough supplement that contains the
vital ingredient vitamin B12. The body’s naturally curring vitamin B12
plays an important role in the function of the brain, nervous system and the
blood, by supporting these systems to maintain all-over health. Where as many B12 supplements give you cyanocobalamin, which requires the body
to work to convert it to Methylcobalamin, this incredible health supplement gets
straight to the most nourishing potential of B12, by giving you a direct dose of
Methylcobalamin that is easily absorbed into the body.

Methylcobalamin can inspire a holistic approach to your physical and mental wellbeing. Methylcobalamin may support a variety of functions of the body including:

  • Maintenance of a good sleep regime.
  • Support for the neurological system.
  • Support for brain health and fitness

Reviews

ME on the way out…

By Kate 72

Having suffered from chronic fatigue/ME for the last two years a little but if
research and bloody minded ness remembered my GP saying ‘your blood tests have come back and you’re slightly B12 deficient, take these- 50ug- the minimum amount a GP can prescribe, take Citalapram and Amitriptaline for the pain of the ME- we’ll do another blood test in 3 mths to see if your B12 improves.Did he do another blood test? No. Just kept prescribing the antidepressants for the ME.
I increased my B12 significantly and then started researching B12
deficiency and all the things that are diagnosed instead if B12. purchased
a book ‘Could it be B12’ and I haven’t looked back.
B12 deficiency can be irreversible and fatal. The book detailed in both medical and layman terms the amounts needed to try to reverse the damage caused.

Cured my Diabetic Nueropathy

By M Taylor

I am extremely pleased that I took a chance on Swanson Methylcobalamin B12 after reading the Dr D’Adamo blog on its benefits for diabetic neuropathy sufferers. This is the product I decided to purchase and it comes as pleasant tasting and easy to chew tablets, one taken once daily. After three weeks my intense neuropathy (manifesting as burning of my skin) has reduced in level to virtually banished. I shall keep taking it. Very, very impressed.

5 Star Product

Ciprian

The B12 methylcobalamin from Swanson are very good boosting my energy, for my peripheral neuropathy and it also has a very good taste, combined with amazon services the experience was a 5 star one.
I recommend this product BUT you have to TEST your B12 levels in blood BEFORE starting to supplement!!!

Methylcobalamin (B12)

  • State-of-the-art B-12 nutrition for your brain
  • Your body gets more active B-12 nutrition faster for enhanced nervous system health
  • Each tablet delivers 5 mg of potent mind nourishment
Swanson Ultra brings you a breakthrough in vitamin B-12 supplementation with Methylcobalamin, the neurologically active form of B-12.
Traditional B-12 supplements give you cyanocobalamin, a form that the body must convert into methylcobalamin to harness its neuro-nourishing potential.
Our Methylcobalamin completes this conversion for you, so your body gets more active B-12 faster, for the health of your entire nervous system.

REVIEWS

”LOVE THIS PRODUCT!”

By J Rooker

“I was advised to take this product (specifically the methylcobalamine) and I was advised correctly. My thinking has improved a lot and I love the flavor while it dissolves under my tongue!! Obviously provides just what I need.”

”Excellent Product.”

By Samuel Lynn

“As older individuals, my wife and I require B-12 supplementation since we eat few foods containing this vitamin and/or do not absorb well in GI tract. This product easily and economically addresses that deficiency.”

CALCIUM AND BONE HEALTH

Higher Potency Vitamin D-3

  • “I use this as part of my bone support, immune health (and more) routine. This is one I will not be without. A great value.”~product review by GJMS
  • Vitamin D-3 with 2,000 IU per capsule
  • Also known as the sunshine vitamin
  • Supports bone, immune, emotional health and more

Acquire the sunshine vitamin naturally with Swanson Higher Potency Vitamin D-3! This unique formula has received a lot of press by researchers and health professionals.

It is best known for promoting bone, immune and emotional health. Our potent formula delivers 2,000 IUs of vitamin D-3 per capsule.

REVIEWS

”Happy with purchase.”

By M Kennedy

“I have tried other dosages from Swanson’s and I prefer this one to the others. Its very effective with all of the benefits from D-3.”

”Vitamin D effectiveness”

By Sarah L
“This vitamin D gave me instant energy. I could tell the difference in my body a few days after taking it. I highly recommend this vitamin d to anyone who has a deficiency or needs a pick me up.”

Triple Magnesium Complex

“This is a great value for this magnesium combination. This product seems to help me sleep better at night and I feel more relaxed during the day as well.”~product review by BBmom

Features magnesium oxide, citrate, and aspartate for maximum bioavailability

Promotes strong muscles and bones, cardiovascular health and nervous system function

Delivers a full day’s supply of this vital mineral

Obtain a full day’s supply of the essential mineral magnesium with Swanson Triple Magnesium Complex!

This unique formula features three distinct sources of magnesium to promote optimum bioavailability.

Magnesium is necessary for strong muscles and bones, cardiovascular health, and nervous system function. Each capsule delivers 400 mg of magnesium.

REVIEWS

”Helps me sleep better!”

By Sula

“I take these, along with Melatonin – and I actually fall asleep & stay asleep! :)”

”Triple Magnesium Complex”

By Jonathan Price

“I am fully aware of other products from other companies. I have found nothing to compare to your Triple Magnesium Complex It is the least expensive of all others and seems to be more effective. I know how important magnesium is for my body and I use this product daily. Love it. I would not be without Triple Magnesium Complex in my home.”

Aquamin Sea Minerals: Red Mineral Algae

Complete natural mineral complex

Red marine algae from the Irish coast

100% plant-derived, naturally occurring minerals

Nature’s perfect calcium-Aquamin! It’s 100% natural and more than just calcium.

Aquamin is a complete natural mineral complex produced from specially harvested red marine algae found off the coast of Ireland.A unique plant-derived material, Aquamin comes from the Lithothamnium species of seaweed, which is a rare and unique type of red algae.

It’s a unique source of minerals, possessing the open, porous physical structure of the seaweed from which it comes. Inert and mineral rich, Aquamin delivers calcium, magnesium and over 70 other important trace minerals.The combination of trace minerals and calcium together enhances the rate at which calcium absorption takes place in humans and also contributes to bone health. Also known as Lithothamnion Corallioides and red seaweed.

REVIEWS

”Most recommended minerals”

By N Loupo

“This is an easy and cost-effective way to treat ourselves to an excellent blend of natural minerals in a form well-absorbed by the body. Thanks for the great product at an affordable price.”

”Aquamin Sea Mineral”

By Jay

“Minerals are just as important as vitamins. May be more so because your body can’t make one mineral.
Minerals from the sea should have all the minerals necessary in a form the body can use.”

CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

Pure Krill Oil

The most eco-friendly source of pure omega-3 krill oil

Superior bioavailability delivered in the form of natural phospholipids

Krill oil is among nature’s best sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids, but not all krill oil supplements are created equal. Our team of experts here at Swanson Health Products conducted an exhaustive search to find the best for our customers. When we discovered Superba™ Krill Oil from Aker Biomarine Antarctic AS, we immediately recognized its high-quality bio-availability set it apart from the rest. But we also chose Superba™ Krill Oil because it was the environmentally responsible choice.

Their sustainable Eco-Harvesting™ techniques protect the ocean and its delicate ecosystems, putting them at the forefront of environmentally sound and sustainable fishing practices. Each of our softgels delivers both EPA and DHA omega-3s for complete EFA nutrition. The phospholipid form of krill oil allows the EPA and DHA to be taken up directly into cell membranes, dramatically enhancing bioavailability. In addition, krill has the natural antioxidant astaxanthin, which not only protects the EPA and DHA from degradation, but also provides valuable free-radical protection for the body. Swanson EFAs Krill Oil uses the best krill oil in the world, delivering a natural source of omega-3 nutrition for cardiovascular support, mental health maintenance, PMS, healthy skin and more.

REVIEWS

”Excellent Product”

By Brian Rayes

“I have bought lots of products from Swanson. Excellent value, excellent service and excellent quality – I think that says it all”

”No fishy breath!”

By Julia Manton

“I used to take fish oil but my husband said he could always smell it on my breath. It was kind of a turn off. I also read that Krill oil is so much better than Fish oil. I love taking these, no more fishy breath and it made my husband happy too”

Acetyl L- Carnitine

Energizes the mind and promotes concentration

Unique form of L-Carnitine provides antioxidant protection throughout the nervous system

Passes through the blood-brain barrier to support cognitive health & optimal brain function

Energize the mind and promote concentration naturally with the help of Swanson Acetyl L-Carnitine! This unique formula comes from the ester of the essential amino acid L-carnitine.

Muscles throughout your body need this energy as well to grow stronger as you exercise. Your brain uses this energy to maintain healthy functions like neurotransmitter production.

Acetyl L-Carnitine also helps maintain healthy neurological function by delivering antioxidant protection throughout the entire nervous system.

Each capsule delivers 500 mg of Acetyl L-Carnitine.

REVIEWS

”Great addition to memory vitamins”

By Cooper

“This is a great addition to my Mother’s memory group, it does take a while to become effective, so give it a month of daily supplementation before you look for improvement. Good results and worth every penny!”

”Mental Clarity”

By Anon

“I consiter this along with huperzine A to be the strongest herbal cognitive boosters, this one providing mental clarity. One thing to note is the dosage these pills are 500 mg, i take 2g.”

Resveratrol 100

Powerful antioxidant for anti-aging benefits

Promotes healthy lipid levels

Supports the immune and cardiovascular systems

Deliver anti-aging benefits to the body naturally with Swanson Resveratrol!

This unique formula promotes free-radical reduction with the help of antioxidants. It also supports the immune and cardiovascular systems, as well as healthy lipid levels.

Our Resveratrol 100 is derived from the Chinese herb Polygonum cuspidatum.

REVIEWS

”It’s just a great product”

By Letty Van Der Shee

“I like taking the vitamin instead of drinking a glass of wine every night. It is better for me. I recommend this product to any one.”

”Interesting Effectiveness”

By Anon

“More often than not, when consumers order supplements, especially online,…’at a reasonable price’, it’s easy to sometimes be suspicious that perhaps there be a quality issues. Surprisingly, that is not the case with this particular vitamin. The thing I noticed the most, is how the skin, especially on my arms have changed,…..there is a minute change in the feel of my skin,…..seems softer, perhaps that is an increase in the skin moistness. Regardless,…it feels nicer. Look forward to further improvement.”

CHILDRENS HEALTH

Childrens Chewable

Contains 10 essential vitamins

Formulated with dosages appropriate for age 4+

Available in Orange, cherry and grape flavors

Swanson Children’s Chewable is a unique multivitamin formula designed for children ages four and up.

It will help deliver the proper nutrition necessary to promote growth and development during the most prominent years of your child’s life.

Kids will love the fun animal shapes in great-tasting orange, cherry and grape flavoured chewable tablets.

REVIEWS

”Great Value”

By Sarah Mellor

“I was looking for a children’s multivitamin with no additives but with enough Vitamin D, and this product met my needs perfectly and cost way less than the store brands I found locally.”

”Best Kids Multi”

By Josh

“I was surprised that my three yr old enjoys this vitamin, it’s a little tart, like a Smarties candy. We had been buying a multi much more pricey, and finally had to try something more affordable. Luckily, he loves this vitamin & I love the price!”

Omega 3.6.9 Chewable Lemon

Multi omega supplement

Natural lemon-flavoured chewable soft gels

For children ages 5 through teens

Everyone needs omega fatty acids — especially young, developing minds!

Nordic Naturals Omega-3.6.9 Junior provides a full spectrum of omega fatty acids necessary for brain and eye development and maintenance as well as overall well-being.

Taste-tested by kids and teens, these lemon flavoured chewable soft gels are perfect for ages five through the teen years.

REVIEWS

”Great fish oils for my kids!”

By Janet James

“My son has been taking this brand of fish oil successfully for years. The capsules are small and easy to swallow. The lemon flavouring eliminates the ‘fishy’ after taste left by some fish oil caps. We find it helps greatly in keeping him more calm and even tempered and lessens the amount of defiance we have to deal with. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants their child to have the benefits of an easy to take fish oil.”

”My grand-daughters LOVE these”

By P Ellis

“These are wonderful! My granddaughters love them. There is no ‘fishy’ smell or after-taste. I would recommend them highly, even ‘picky’ eaters enjoy the taste of these chewables.”

Primadophilus For Children (0-5)

For healthy digestive flora

7 strain formula specifically designed for children ages 0-5

Mixes easily into beverages

Primadophilus for Children is especially designed for children 5 years of age and under. It contains specially selected strains of freeze-dried micro-organisms in a neutral base.

Primadophilus for Children is designed to deliver helpful bacteria to the gut. These micro-organism strains are essential to maintaining healthy intestinal flora.

REVIEWS

”Great”

By Anon

“I have been using these probiotics for my son for 2 years now. I am so glad I found this site because I have saved so much money ordering through here rather then the local health food store.”

”This stuff is amazing”

By Jonathan Barcklay

“We started my 4 month old daughter on this as her first probiotic blend and are so glad we did! This stuff is amazing in quality at such a steal of a deal. I know I can’t discuss what it does for us, but let’s just say we’re all happy campers!!!”

CO Q10

Unbiquinol 100% Pure & Natural

Bioavailable form of CoQ10 that is ready for immediate utilization by your body

Achieves higher elevations of circulating CoQ10 in the bloodstream with just a fraction of the dose

The Next Generation of CoQ10™ Supplementation!

CoQ10 finally comes of age—with Swanson Ubiquinol! You know all about the benefits of the vitamin-like nutrient CoQ10, also known as ubiquinone, but did you know that our body has to break this nutrient down to create a useable molecule called ubiquinol? In fact, over 90% of the CoQ10 stored in the body is in the form of ubiquinol. Kaneka Nutrients, the world’s leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical-quality, bio-identical CoQ10, recognized this, and after a decade of research and development, they created the first stabilized, bio-identical supplemental form of Ubiquinol. Produced from 100% natural CoQ10 through a biological fermentation process, Kaneka’s Ubiquinol achieves higher elevations of circulating CoQ10 in the bloodstream with just a fraction of the dose required when using a regular CoQ10 supplement. This is especially beneficial for individuals over 50 years of age and those who have substantially lower CoQ10 levels. We proudly welcome Kaneka’s 100% Pure & Natural Ubiquinol to our family of Swanson CoQ10 supplements.

REVIEWS

”Good product”

By Jenny

“As an herbalist I am well award of what happens with the body after 40 years of age. This Ubiquinol Ultra is good. You can tell by how you feel when you take it and the difference when you don’t is remarkable.”

”My heart is happy”

By Amie Fall

“I feel confident using this product as it is made by a reputable company which excellent ingredients compared to those made for drugstores or markets. Every doctor I know, both personally and on TV, recommend this type of product.”

CoQ10 100

 

Ubiquinol

Bioavailable form  that is ready for immediate utilization by your body.

Achieves higher evaluations in the bloodstream with just a fraction of the dose of CoQ10 that is ready for immediate

Next Generation of CoQ10™ Supplementation!

CoQ10 finally comes of age—with Swanson Ubiquinol! You know all about the benefits of the vitamin-like nutrient CoQ10, also known as ubiquinone, but did you know that our body has to break this nutrient down to create a useable molecule called ubiquinol? In fact, over 90% of the CoQ10 stored in the body is in the form of Ubiquinol. Kaneka Nutrients, the world’s leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical-quality, bio-identical CoQ10, recognized this, and after a decade of research and development, they created the first stabilized, bio-identical supplemental form of Ubiquinol. Produced from 100% natural CoQ10 through a biological fermentation process, Kaneka’s Ubiquinol achieves higher elevations of circulating CoQ10 in the bloodstream with just a fraction of the dose required when using a regular CoQ10 supplement. This is especially beneficial for individuals over 50 years of age and those who have substantially lower CoQ10 levels. We proudly welcome Kaneka’s 100% Pure & Natural Ubiquinol to our family of Swanson CoQ10 supplements.

REVIEWS

”Great product”

J Hedder

“This is a great product. I could confidently recommend it to anyone.”

”More energy”

Cassie

Finally decided to try a coQ10 supplement. So glad I did. I definitely feel more energized since adding this product to my daily supplements.”

CO Q10

Coenzyme Q10

Produces ATP in the body

200 mg per capsule

Swanson CoQ10 produces adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which creates energy.

Coenzyme Q10 is also known as ubiquinone. Each capsule delivers a potent 200 mg of CoQ10.

ATP in the body