Has Anyone Ever Taken Fo-ti (he Shou Wi) ?

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How estrogenic is this? Compare it to finasteride?
Any experiences from any of our users?
 

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I'm having it right now in my coffee and have been doing so for the past couple of months now.

I've noticed no estrogenic effects from taking it and I feel like I get a small boost in mood and happiness which may have something to do with it's MAO-B inhibiting properties and more dopamin. When I stop taking it I don't feel as good and it has emodin and some other cool compounds so I'll continue for now.
 

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I'm having it right now in my coffee and have been doing so for the past couple of months now.

I've noticed no estrogenic effects from taking it and I feel like I get a small boost in mood and happiness which may have something to do with it's MAO-B inhibiting properties and more dopamin. When I stop taking it I don't feel as good and it has emodin and some other cool compounds so I'll continue for now.

pare u worried about Melanosis coli? I hear these laxatives can cause it but apparently only if abused. Plus the condition reverses and it benign.

do u get any laxative effects?
 

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has anybody noticed the availability of quality powdered he shou wu root has fallen recently (last 3 years)? I used to get it from Kitchins/Mogro Ltd on ebay in the UK but they ran out, couldn't find anymore then mysteriously stopped trading. I have tried powder from every other supplier I can find in the UK and it's all rubbish (powder smells burnt, tastes wrong and symptoms return within a few days)

I'm now buying whole root and it's expensive and not even any cheaper from Alibaba.com (what's up with that?) It's a really common well used chinese herb I don't understand why availability is so low
 

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Foti stopped hairs on my scalp going grey but not elsewhere. I used a cheap brand of iHerb.
 

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Bump!

Anyone else taking he shou wu here?

I think I will jump back on this again, I remember feeling very good taking 1 g per day.

According to TCM he shou wu is a blood building, longevity tonic + it's got emodin and other quinones for boosting respiration/electron transport chain + it's a mao-B inhibitor (can definitely feel this effect).
 

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Bump!

Anyone else taking he shou wu here?

I think I will jump back on this again, I remember feeling very good taking 1 g per day.

According to TCM he shou wu is a blood building, longevity tonic + it's got emodin and other quinones for boosting respiration/electron transport chain + it's a mao-B inhibitor (can definitely feel this effect).

what brand did you take?
 

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what brand did you take?

Navi Organics was the brand. It's prepared traditionally together with black beans which is supposed to boost its effects. I like he shou wu but it's expensive and I focus on a more basic supplement stack now. Coffee gives me a similar dopamine boost.
 
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