Pregnenolone From IHerb (without Silica)

Discussion in 'Pregnenolone' started by j., Jul 8, 2013.

  1. j.

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    I'll make a list of listed ingredients of pregnenolone supplements (not liquid form) available from iHerb, inspired by Dan Wich's toxinless. I'll highlight silica.

    MRM:
    50 mg: Capsule is made of plant cellulose. Microcrystalline cellulose

    Life Extension
    100 mg: Rice flour, gelatin, vegetable stearate
    50 mg: Microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, vegetable stearate, silica

    Source naturals
    50 mg: Sorbitol, mannitol, modified cellulose gum, colloidal silicon dioxide, stearic acid, and magnesium stearate.
    25 mg: Dibasic calcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, sorbitol, stearic acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate
    10 mg, 25 mg (cherry flavored): Mannitol, sorbitol, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, natural cherry flavor, modified cellulose gum, colloidal silicon dioxide, stearic acid, and magnesium stearate.
    10 mg: Sorbitol, mannitol, silica, stearic acid and magnesium stearate

    Country life
    30 mg: Cellulose, cellulose (capsule shell), magnesium stearate, stearic acid, silica
    10 mg: Cellulose, cellulose (capsule shell), calcium silicate, silica, magnesium stearate

    Nutri-Meds
    25 mg: Magnesium stearate, dicalcium phosphate, pharmaceutical glaze. "Slow release formula" (what the heck is that)

    Nature's plus
    50 mg: Bioperine (Bioavailability-enhancing phytonutrient), Silica, vegetable cellulose (USP) and purified water

    Nutricology
    100 mg, 150 mg: Micosolle, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable oil, vegetable wax, Cab-o-sil, magnesium stearate.
    50 mg: Micosolle, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable oil, vegetable wax, Aerosil, magnesium stearate

    Allergy research group
    100 mg: Micosolle, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable oil, vegetable wax, Cab-o-sil, magnesium stearate

    The brands with versions without silica are MRM, Life Extension, and Nutri-Meds, but Nutri-meds is a "slow release formula", which I don't know much about.
     
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    Excellent!
     
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    FYI, if you took Carlson K2 and feel fine, you probably don't react extremely badly to silica.
     
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    Amazingly, the 100 mg pregnenolone, the one without silica and the one I'm taking now, sells a lot less than the 50 mg version, which contains silica. Maybe this is partly due to not listing this version in the pregnenolone page of iHerb, I don't know why they don't.
     
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    Because most people do not understand how bad those "extra" ingredients are.
     
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    However, the 100 mg version sells more at amazon.
     
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    Swanson 50mg have Rice Flour, Gelatin

    It seems to me to be much more effective than the Life Extension one at 100mg

    I wont be buying any other brand again.
     
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    Yeah, though I think iHerb doesn't sell any swanson product.

    Life Extension 100 mg works well for me.
     
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    oops, my bad!

    The Life extension works for me, but swanson seems better at half the dose. Maybe its the dosage rather than the brand.
     

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    Maybe. I want to try Swanson too. When I increase my dose too much, I get fewer effects. If I were to take 100 mg every day, that is way too much for me. I just take it once every three days.
     
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    Some people have asked why the heck silica is added to supplements. At last, the answer has been found:

     
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    I just open my 100mg life extension capsule, swallow half the powder, and close the capsule back up for use another day. Works better for me than taking 100mg doses.
     
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    It certainly seems better than buying the 50mg life extension because it has more additives.
     
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