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Old 10-10-2013, 09:07 AM   #931
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I too got the Dr Vitamin 150 mg after only taking 50 mg Jarrow brand and not noticing much of anything till I upped to the 150 mg. I take it first thing in the morning with my diatomaceous earth "dirt". I thought it took a bit before it controled some hunger even with the 150 mg, but forgot to take it for about 3 days in a row just last month and REALLY noticed what it WAS doing for my hunger. Now I don't forget.

Also had my dental cleaning this past week and much less tartar on my teeth and a very quick cleaning overall with brushing with dirt once or twice a week!
I started taking this yesterday I have the Jarrow brand 50mg it says to take 1 50 mg daily so if you guys are taking 150 mg daily do you split it up 3 times a day? Also are you taking it on your UD? Is it better to take it on an empty stomach?
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Hi Cindy
Since I only have 150 mg capsules, I take it in the AM on an empty stomach. I don't know if it's better to or not, I just try to keep to a routine so I don't forget. <wink>

I know a few took a 50 mg in the morning and again in the afternoon - so it's up to you. And yes I take it both UD and DD.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:25 AM   #933
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Hi Cindy
Since I only have 150 mg capsules, I take it in the AM on an empty stomach. I don't know if it's better to or not, I just try to keep to a routine so I don't forget. <wink>

I know a few took a 50 mg in the morning and again in the afternoon - so it's up to you. And yes I take it both UD and DD.
Thanks for the reply I will start with 50 mg in the morning then another 50 mg in the afternoon but I may take 100 mg in the morning and then the other 50 mg in the afternoon as I want to see what it does for my energy.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:27 AM   #934
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:47 PM   #935
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I take 150mg upon waking on an empty stomach every day.
I started with 50mg and stayed with that for a long while.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:19 AM   #936
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I take 150mg upon waking on an empty stomach every day.
I started with 50mg and stayed with that for a long while.
Thank you I started with 100 mg this morning and will up it again in a couple of days.

BTW wtg on the weight loss you look really good.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:50 PM   #937
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Thank you I started with 100 mg this morning and will up it again in a couple of days.

BTW wtg on the weight loss you look really good.
Thanks! I owe it all to juddd and my juddd buds!
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:50 AM   #938
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:24 PM   #939
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Thank you Cindy
We are all dealt our own hand in life. My cards are my cards. I'm sure it could be worse and I know I'm happier and healthier without the 79 extra pounds.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:05 AM   #940
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I agree you have to be strong and determined and you did both
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:26 AM   #941
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I got my pills yesterday. It is the 150 mg from the dr site. I see most of you just take it in the morning? I will try that. Is there any side affects anyone gets??
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:23 AM   #942
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I don't/ didn't get any side effects, but started with 50mg for a quite a few months. I have been taking 150mg for a while now as well.
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I did have a slight headache the first day or two - and remember others mentioning that - but I started with 50 mg - after about 3 weeks I upped to 150 mg. Have been taking now for 4 months. And as I write this, I realize I forgot it today! <grin>

If I remember correctly - some people noticed extra energy from the ptero - so they didn't take it at night because of that - afraid it would disturb sleep.

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Old 10-25-2013, 08:40 AM   #944
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I only have the 150 mg so I have to take the full amount.. I took it yesterday and today and so far so good..
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Yeah, when I got the 150 mg I was nervous - the sale was 3 bottles with 90 each.. and I was thinking "they better work with no bad side effects, cause I can't take 50 mg anymore"

I'm glad so far so good for you. Let us know if you notice any benefits along the way - it took me a bit to feel appetite suppression - and I never thought I got extra energy - but less appetite is enough for me. I forgot to take the 150 mg for 3 days and then I noticed how well it WAS working when I was hungrier. I take both UD and DD also.
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Ok. Day three and a dd. Let's see how it goes.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:40 AM   #948
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I did pretty good. I was still hungry but it was manageable. No headache.
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Got mine - starting today

My order came yesterday, so I took my first one today with a hardboiled egg for my DD breakfast. I know it might not be immediate, but I'm anxious to see if I notice an appetite difference as the week unfolds.

I know I'm coming late to the party, so I apologize if this has already been discussed, but do others take this and glucomannan also? I normally take a couple of Fibercon daily, but thought the gluc might be able to replace that and suppress appetite also. The gluc and the ptero seem like they're totally different so shouldn't be a problem to take together. Any thoughts or experience???
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My order came yesterday, so I took my first one today with a hardboiled egg for my DD breakfast. I know it might not be immediate, but I'm anxious to see if I notice an appetite difference as the week unfolds.

I know I'm coming late to the party, so I apologize if this has already been discussed, but do others take this and glucomannan also? I normally take a couple of Fibercon daily, but thought the gluc might be able to replace that and suppress appetite also. The gluc and the ptero seem like they're totally different so shouldn't be a problem to take together. Any thoughts or experience???
No experience taking glucomannan or fiber. I've used gluc power as a thickener in the past, but that's the extent of my experience with it. I can't imagine that there would be a problem combining the 2. They are totally different products.
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I'm finally reading through this thread...gotten through page 15. I'm sure others here have ordered pterostilbene through "Vitamins Because Your Worth it." Do you think this is a reputable company? (That really is how they spell "your" instead of "you're" in the name of their company.) I did order through them and kind of wish now I had tried somewhere else. For one thing, the only size dose is 150 mg. From what I've read online, though, it seems one needs a fairly large dose for the benefits...maybe more than 150 mg. I'm wondering why on the label it says, "Natural Whole Herb." Wouldn't this be an extract?
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My order came yesterday, so I took my first one today with a hardboiled egg for my DD breakfast. I know it might not be immediate, but I'm anxious to see if I notice an appetite difference as the week unfolds.

I know I'm coming late to the party, so I apologize if this has already been discussed, but do others take this and glucomannan also? I normally take a couple of Fibercon daily, but thought the gluc might be able to replace that and suppress appetite also. The gluc and the ptero seem like they're totally different so shouldn't be a problem to take together. Any thoughts or experience???
Gluc is known for slowing down the absorption of certain foods/nutrients. I wouldn't take them at the same time, but I don't imagine it would be a problem to take them with some separation between.
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Shirl I got a friend in the US to order from them for me. Everything arrived promptly and the product does what it says. It is almost too good to be true. Lots of people here have ordered through them.
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Shirl I got a friend in the US to order from them for me. Everything arrived promptly and the product does what it says. It is almost too good to be true. Lots of people here have ordered through them.
Thanks, Cindy. It does make me feel better knowing that many here have ordered from them. I guess I just needed some reassurance after reading the stuff on their website about the company...their English use is very poor!

I'm kind of wondering about my blood pressure. I take blood-pressure-lowering medication for migraine and I've read that pterostilbene is supposed to lower one's blood pressure. I took mine today at Walmart and it was 127/55. Is that kind of an odd number? I realize I can't trust the pharmacy machine too much.
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I'm still reading through this thread and have now seen where several have commented on their good results with "Doctor Vitamin Store" pterostilbene, so that is very encouraging. Proof is in the pudding, right??? I received mine within a few days of ordering. At this point, I'm glad to be taking the 150 mg. By what I read here and looking at the studies, it sounds like that might be a more beneficial dosage than the 50 mg. My DH is on generic Lipitor and I'm hoping I can get him to try this ptero and see if it may be helpful for him.

I am taking the ptero in the morning on both UDs and DDs and I'm feeling the appetite suppression. I try to get by with just the coffee and cream until lunch time.
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Shirl - I'm glad you are feeling the appetite suppression. For me, not until I took the 150 mg. At 50 mg I didn't think it helped. I now can skip breakfast and even lunch on DDs and eat my 350 calories about 4 - 6 pm on DDs and then I'm done. On UD I'm usually hungry by 11 am and eat early lunch then. Actually my breakfast every day is coffee with 20 calories of half and half - I like my coffee dark.

I check my bp at home and noticed a slight improvement. I have never had high bp, but was inching up towards borderline high - and had assumed it was post-menopausal creep. With the ptero I noticed it came down a bit into normal again. This was before I had lost 20+ pounds also - I think at the time my weight had dropped about 8 pounds when I noticed it had come down - and continues to stay there.

Ptero has studies that show it helps cholesterol, but I haven't had mine checked recently - but I'm anxious to see, as mine is always on the HIGH end, but I refuse to take cholesterol meds - a personal decision.
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Shirl - I'm glad you are feeling the appetite suppression. For me, not until I took the 150 mg. At 50 mg I didn't think it helped. I now can skip breakfast and even lunch on DDs and eat my 350 calories about 4 - 6 pm on DDs and then I'm done. On UD I'm usually hungry by 11 am and eat early lunch then. Actually my breakfast every day is coffee with 20 calories of half and half - I like my coffee dark.

I check my bp at home and noticed a slight improvement. I have never had high bp, but was inching up towards borderline high - and had assumed it was post-menopausal creep. With the ptero I noticed it came down a bit into normal again. This was before I had lost 20+ pounds also - I think at the time my weight had dropped about 8 pounds when I noticed it had come down - and continues to stay there.

Ptero has studies that show it helps cholesterol, but I haven't had mine checked recently - but I'm anxious to see, as mine is always on the HIGH end, but I refuse to take cholesterol meds - a personal decision.
Good to know that the 150 mg. is helping you! I only use 1/2 T. of heavy cream in my coffee in the morning, so just 25 calories.

Didn't realize blood pressure creeps up post-menopause. Good to know! I'm going to keep closer track of mine, being on the ptero now.

I would really like to see DH be able to get off cholesterol meds. He's never noticed any bad side effects, but I'm sure he could be having them.
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I have finally convinced my DH to give this a try. I am sure it should work the same for him but has anyone's husband or any men on here latkes it?
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I didn't know it would help with cholesterol. I should get mine to take it then too.. He has been on meds for years,, several times the doctor had to change his dose, and even had him stop for a few months at a time as his liver enzemes were too high.. Now he is on some other med. I would like him to stop taken that crap medicine..
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I started taking it today. I have the Jarrow 50mg and I took 2 this morning! Time will tell!
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