Fountain of Youth and Anti-Aging Remedies

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Posted by MikeHell (Jacksonville, NC) on 01/12/2007
5 out of 5 stars

After years of buying the expensive lotions and skin care programs on the market, I've found out that going old-fashioned and all-natural is the best way. This stuff has been repeated so many times that I think people get desensitized to it. Some of these companies are sympathetic, some want to separate you from your money, but most are a little bit of both. Forget them and go old school. Here's what I've found:

1. You need to stay regular. Drink lots of water and take fiber on a daily basis. When you eat too much food or any junk food, your digestive system gets upset and tries to throw off the toxins building up.

2. I trade off between molasses and ACV daily and it's been going well for me. Put a teaspoon of molasses in warm water and wash it down- it's got a mild carmel taste to it and is loaded with minerals and nutrients that fight acne. I swear by the ACV though- I mix a cap full or two in a small glass of water and it wakes me up mentally and physically. If I put it on a cotton ball it gets absorbed too much into my skin and causes a rash on my face (a common thing for people), so instead I pour a little in my hands and rub it in that way. Works like a charm. For soap I use castile (Dr. Bronner's is a good choice) because it's mild enough to use as for brushing my teeth. Anything with that sodium laurel sulfate crap in it has got to go. It's found in most of your shampoos. That stuff strips your skin of its moisturizing elements and leaves you unprotected- get rid of it.

3. Forget the fancy face masks you buy for ten bucks and only last you a month. Milk of magnesia works just as well if not better. Every other day is a good tempo because too many applications can dry your skin out. Depending on your skin type, you'll have to adjust it. Apply it to your face for 15-20 minutes at night and then wash it off.

4. Be patient and stop picking at the pimples. Think of a small cut you get on your hand, and how quickly it heals because you're not thinking about it and leaving it alone. Tearing at what is essentially a wound on your face is only going to make it heal slower, so you only make it worse. Your mom was right- stop picking.

5. And of course, the obvious: get a good sweat-induce workout on a regular basis. It gets the blood flowing and improves your complexion. Start taking a multi-vitamin, and for you bodybuilders stop using the creatine. Creatine is a safe product but it raises your hormone levels and contributes to breakouts. Arginine (aka NO2) not only makes you stronger, it improves blood flow to your skin.

All this stuff is dirt cheap and more effective than those top-of-the-line vanity products. Realistically, nothing's going to give you perfect skin. But you can at least fight it off at a reasonable price by sticking to these basics.

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Posted by Tania (Stockholm, Sweden) on 10/21/2005
5 out of 5 stars

Hi. I guess I do look far younger than my 51 years coz people think I'm in my thirties! I smile when people ask me how do you look so young? I smoke and seldom drink beer but I think it's the heart forgiveness and keep smiling keeps you young. Prayer also. I use sunscreen mixed with a few drops of moisturizer everyday.I also take a mineral mulitvit b complex with has the omega 3 included in the pill. I walk my dog for 10 mins trice a day. I hardly keep good meal hours but sleep 8 hrs is a must even if it 2.30 in the morning. I use a scrum on my face once in ten days. That's it. And you know what I can walk as fast as a teenager if not faster! My skin body and hair is yummmmm! luv to all tania.

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Posted by Monique (San Francisco)
5 out of 5 stars

I am a massage therapist in San Francisco. I am 39 but people guess my age is anywhere from 23 - 29. I think it has to do with a number of contributing factors. Since you asked, I will share them with you! First, I try and get enough sleep. If I don't get enough sleep one night, I make it up during the day with a short nap. Just lying down for 10 minutes often revitalizes me. Since I give a lot of my energy to my massage clients, I am careful to work out and keep my body vital with energy. At the same time I am careful not to work out too much! I lead a relatively serene lifestyle... boring to some, I am sure... I do think my lack of addiction to adrenaline and my determination to maintain my body at optimal vitality contribute to my youthfulness!

Neck Massage With Castor Oil

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Posted by Anna (NYC, USA) on 09/16/2009

I have been looking over your skin and fountain of youth remedies. What surprises me is that no one is mentioning the neck! I have come to conclusion after looking at myself in the mirror and people-watching that the neck gives it all away. It doesn't matter how smooth your face is, if your neck is wrinkled and has lost elasticity, you can look years older than your age! I am 37 years old and my neck looks like it's been through the wringer. When people guess my age they guess older, not younger, even though I have no wrinkles!!! I don't know if this will make a difference, but I am started to massage my neck every night with castor oil. I will let you know if it works. I would like to know if people agree with my observation or if I am loco en la cabeza!!!

Replied by Lee
(New York, New York, New York)

I couldn't agree more. The neck is everything. I have a friend who had a face lift - her neck gives it all away. Can't wait to hear how you do with caster oil. Good luck!

Replied by Catherine
(Seattle, Washington)

Thank you for reminding me about the neck! I massage my face every night after showering with castor oil but have not been applying it to my neck. The castor oil is amazing! I have given up my expensive creams because it works even better and my skin is soft and dewey. The tricky part is getting the timing right. I need to apply the castor oil early enough in the night so that it has a chance to absorb into the skin, otherwise I make my pillow all oily. I have tried to put a towel on the pillow to absorb the oil, but I wake up with towel lines on my face and they don't go away for at least an hour!

Replied by Sue
(Risbane, Qld Australia)

Hi, I cannot agree more, the neck seems the first to fall! I have just found this site in the last week, after searching everywhere for natural remedies bought on by the seeing my neck in a photo. I have taken photos and started ACV/ VCO internally and externally last week, so hope to see changes over the next few months. Also I am trying oil pulling, but so far have not been able to last longer than 5 minutes! Any tricks to keep it in longer?

I have Hashimoto (no thyroid action) so I am still taking throxine, just ensuring I leave 4 hours before ACV drink.

Does anyone have a face lightening recipe for age spots? I am rubbing ACV and lemon on the area at present.

And with everyone else a big THANKYOU for this site - I am addicted!

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA)

Someone in the latest posts wrote about their oil pulling and how they could not get beyond 5 minutes. They asked for suggestions but when I scrolled back up to search for it, it was gone. Anyway, I too had the hardest time the first couple times I tried so was discouraged and didn't take it up until 6 months later desperate to finding something to relieve my hip pain. One day on this site reading the oil pulling testimonials, I thought I'm a fool for not giving this a chance and started again determined to make it work. Well, I have not given it up because the results were miraculous for me. I have been doing it steadily now for about 2 months. What I do is oil pull first thing in the morning while I read email, garden, play a game, surf the internet, read Earth Clinic, etc. Getting your mind off it really helps. I found that if I focused on the oil pulling I have the urge to gag and spit it out. Hope this helps. Keep at it though, it's worth it- at least in my experience.

EC: Found the post you were referring to!

Replied by Tahiti
(Monroeville, Pa)

Hi Sue! Addicted to this site? Me too!

Replied by Maureen
(Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada)

Since castor oil does not soak into the skin easily, I decided a couple of weeks ago to rub castor oil on my face and neck before I go on the treadmill in the morning. I figure since I end up sweating so much, when the pores open the oil will absorb into the skin easily which has been the case. If you jog outside then you will look like a grease monkey - so it would not be such a good idea.

Replied by London
(Sandusky, Ohio)
5 out of 5 stars

Hey, im 30 and I use castor oil nightly, and its fabulous. It literally gives a glow to the skin, but it is oily, so usually what I do is, after liberally applying it, I moisten a towel and lightly wipe the excess off. Thats all you can do, as it will get all over your pillow otherwise.

ORH'S Fountain of Youth Remedies

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Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn) on 07/24/2018
5 out of 5 stars


HI U GOOD PEOPLE DOIN,,,,,,,,,,,, let me tell you a story and you will be as smart as me. BS, BS, BS. MY chelation doctor got tired of cutting off limbs back in the early '90s and went into natural stuff. 30 years later he is still doing IV's, but he has two things he banks on........ Silver Nitrate and Diatomaceous Earth. Research these two things and pat me on the back later. It works.

Ms Conn and I also do his ULTRAVIOLET BLOOD IRRADIATION starting in September through March. This works when antibiotics and flu shots do not. The Germans came up with this technique way back when. It went out with antibiotics and is now back because antibiotics no longer work. Stuff happens. Are you listening?


Replied by Tina

Hi ORH! So glad you're back. Missed your sassy wisdom! I will research blood irradiation. Agree hundred per cent about HP and Diatomaceous Earth. Along with coconut oil and DSMO, they are the rock stars in my (natural) medicine cabinet.

ORH's Fountain of Youth Remedies

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Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn) on 03/02/2017
5 out of 5 stars


HI U GOD FEARING FOLKS DOIN,,,,,,,,,, I worked hard all my life and accumulated a little jack and now spending it on health things. This test showed some good results and some not so good. The not so good were due to me not addressing the situation. The one's I addressed were right on the money and I want to share those with you so you do not have to spend any money on an Anti-aging doctor. So here goes.

My RBC Mg was 5.5 within the range 4.0-6.4. She gave me pat on the back for that test. So what did I do to get that number. Got back problems, so I spray my hands every morning with MgCl and wipe it on my fanny and lower back. Then I follow that up with DMSO to drive it into my hips. That's all I do. The cost is not a deal.

The next is a no brainer and that is Vit D3.

We take 21,000 iu's every morning and my test was 78 with a range of 20 -100. D3 is cheap, but you must buy quality. Do not use D-2 as that is synthetic and made by Big Pharma.

My Cardiovascular tests were out of the ball park and what do I do for that? Well, we eat lots of green veggies and little processed food, but we do what is the mantra of all who read EC and that is ACV. My HDL was 63 and LDL 103 with a 78 for Triglycerides. That ain't too bad for an 80 year old Redneck. I won't go into my deficiencies as I did not address them due to my back and AFIB. Hope this epistle has saved you some time and money.

We headed to the farm this weekend to plant muscadines, blackberries and blueberry plants that have bit the dust due to the cold snaps.

I have totally run out of spit.


ORH's Fountain of Youth Remedies
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn) on 01/28/2017
5 out of 5 stars

HI U Timh,,,,,,,,, in a state park in Fla with no TV, no internet, so we read and do our health things.

When we come here when the weather is warm…. then sunning on the beach consumes our time. Not so when it's too cool for that. Now we read old health books from yesteryear. One that we talked about years ago and that is the Russian Author, Mikhail Tombak, who wrote CAN WE LIVE 150 YEARS. He has written many, but that is the Bible as far as I'm concerned. He's the guy who advocates Spanish black radish and I was going to send you some but my crop failed. Know you could write a book your-self, but I suggest you get this one and read it at least 3 times.

This book gives you directions to clean up outside and inside. He says “ eat right and you will live 10 years longer……. but breath right and you will live 20 years longer”. He's big on keeping your spine aligned. I read this book some 10+ years ago but forgot his teachings.

For instance ……. the importance of food combining. He tells you why because protein, fat, carbohydrates all digest at a different rate. You have to factor that in and why. He tells you why you must chew your food some 30 times. That is hard because you keep wanting to swallow. He tells you why you do that for your health.One of our health toys you will recognize because you use it constantly. That is the Parasite Zapper. We are doing that in conjunction with Bob Beck's Blood Purifier. Both work off low DC current. I also brought my PDMF to address my lumbar pains. We do our bed PT on waking and and then swap massages followed with our hand vibrator. This has given me the courage to re-dedicate my health efforts.

Lately, I have fallen off the wagon. We are a boggie couple as you will see in the video that our daughter recently took. Won't get us first place in a Myrtle Beach Shag Contest, but will let us participate. Our goal is to do this boogie at age 90, ten years from now. That won't happen unless we get serious about our health. This is ORH and his Tractor Driver reliving their youth of the '50's.

Think we will make this an annual health retreat.


EC: Fabulous and inspiring dancing, thank you!

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Ok, ORH, after laughing delightedly through your unbelievably light footed dancing, all I can say is that if you two can do that, you have no health concerns to fear!!

Replied by Timh
2100 posts

Keeping our spirits high with good company, music, and dancing is also on the list of longevity factors.

Thanx for the book tip, will check it out. Been very down lately and got the miracle treatment needed for a long time, so am anticipating slowly coming back into the light of better health once again (snatching victory from the jaws of death). So yes, I am very committed to regaining 20+ yrs of sick-time and adding another 20 to that to finish this life as it should be. I already take 1 grm GABA every two dys, Astragalus every day, 50mg DHEA every day, Liposomal Grapeseed, Green Tea, Hops, extract, and pure Resveritrol almost every day. Love528 DNA healing music every day.

Just come-to-mind while visualizing you in comfort, down on the southern beaches, but something nearly opposite. What a great opportunity for cold water bathing with your lakehouse nearby. The cold water spooks the mind/body into hyper survival reset mode. The message is "I am going to die very soon", so it turns on all survival systems. I wonder did the Russian author suggest this as it is practiced mostly in that north-land?

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Robert Henry,

Thanks for sharing the video of you and your lovely tractor driver. You all are amazing! It blessed my heart to see you rejoicing with the wife of your youth.

I believe that one of your keys to heath is enjoying life. I think Timh was saying something similar.

Attitude is half the battle. Keep up the good work - especially the gardening and dancing.

~Mama to Many~


Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 12/23/2012

Hi Everyone, I want to post this great interview with Donna Gates speaking on the gut health, probiotics and the connection of these with anti-aging and emotional/ mental health. She speaks on aging and living well. And what is crucial for men as they age. I hope you take the opportunity to listen.

Scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see the audio interview. Best of health to all, Lisa

Raw Food Diet

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Posted by Sylvia (Bradenton, Florida) on 09/24/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Apple cidar vinegar in conjunction with the raw food diet lifestyle helps me stay young.

Replied by Caitlin
(Austin, TX)
5 out of 5 stars

I was once vegetarian for about a year but had to quit because I was always dizzy, lethargic, and moody. My hair began thinning at that time, too. Turns out I have low iron assimilation as well as Nut, milk, gluten/protein intolerances. Ion pills gave me migraines. I had these problems as a baby; mom, bless her heart, didn't know this as she happily bottle-fed an immature, colicky gut and fed me regular food too early. I made sure my daughter was breastfed and that her first meals were not grain or cow's milk based. Warm stewed apples with a dash of cinnamon is a great dish to start a breast-feeding young one on. Now, she does not have the stomach problems that I have. She simply glows and she does still avoid excess milk and wheat. She mostly eats and makes chi/thai food.

You are right about a raw food diet; it does work! I did this for a week many years ago and I looked incredibly younger, seeing a difference after only 4 days. People thought I was my husband's daughter. But, it was soooo hard to maintain alone and with my low iron problems. My body craves a little protein and feels great when it gets it without grains or milk, my nemeses.

Interestingly, I once did a 30 day fresh carrot and veggie juice fast before a birthday; it was enlightening. I had to take an enema every other day as the bowel system functions less during this time. After the 3rd day I was not hungry and became committed to the full 30 days. BUT, around the 21st day - OH MY GOODNESS - I had an overwhelming desire to hit the toilet and the black tar that came out of ME for 20 straight minutes was astounding. I had NO idea how clogged and rimmed my colon had become with years of viscous, putrid, tarry offal. It wasn't pretty and it smell to high heaven; my husband opened all the windows. Afterwards, I had this overwhelming sense of spiritual lightness and a desire to finally eat. Elated, I goofed and ate pizza! Go Figure an Idiot! That cleansing experience was a wake up call that I ignored. So now, with diabetes dogging me I am committed to getting this body to a place it has always wanted to be. I totally get it that on this planet it is the ONLY thing that is truly MINE. It is the temple that houses ME and I've kept it very unclean and I reflect this. Well, enough is enough. As a friend once said, "Cat, we're not 16 anymore and our bodies are telling us this every day. We gotta listen." Sooooo, I'm listing now and I've made my body a LIFE PROMISE and I'm getting it together. THANKS BODY for waiting on me. :)

Replied by Vina
(Powder Springs, GA)

When you are on raw foods, how can you be sure you are getting all the nutrients that is needed? I am interested in going raw for a while. Is there a food chart of the foods to eat to make sure you get the proteins and nutrients that is needed? Please advise on where to get more info on raw foods. Thanks

Replied by Cat
(Austin, TX)


I once read of a group of pure raw foodists who, after many years on this healthy diet, began feeling decidedly ill, with declining health. They found that their B12 and iron stores were extremely low despite eating high protein vegetables like sprouted grains and exotic fruits and taking B12 shots. They decided to try 3oz of high quality lightly braised liver which is full of iron and B vitamins. Some tried cottage cheese. They were astounded with the results which included complete alleviation of their sick feelings. These old dudes began advocating eating a small amount of meat or cottage cheese at least once a week. Still, there are a lot of dogmatic purists out there who believe in only raw fruits and veggies. I found that they have no answer for genetic allergies which can cause many health problems as well as death. For some, allergies go away on raw as the stomach gets better and some not. There are sooooo many raw food books at health stores and on amazon and the diet is all over the net. Just read and find something that suits you and your lifestyle.

I personally decided after much experimentation and research that what works best for me with diabetic genetics is the following: 1 fruit, large amounts of raw salad, raw juices, and 3-6 oz of cooked meat daily. This works because I'm totally allergic to, in all their forms, wheat, soy, corn, oatmeal, nuts,seeds, egg whites, oranges and all milk products. I will say one thing; the first time I tried raw juices and it was just for 4 days, my hair grew an inch. I know this because I had a brand new straight perm and at the end of 4 days, I had an inch of coiled new growth all over my scalp. So raw is extremely nutrient dense. Research and experiment with what works best for your own body with its unique chemistry and genetic inheritance. Raw does works but follow the rules that work for you.

Replied by Preet
(New York, USA)

Well, while raw food is healthy and is helpful in alleviating many health problems, an inch of hair growth in 4 days is not possible.

Replied by Catlin
(Austin, TX)

Hi Preet: I acknowledge your skepticism. If I had not just gotten a bone-straight-to-the-root perm, I would agree. But after 4 days on RAW, I could FEEL AND SEE that inch of soft new-growth, healthy virgin hair. I'm aware that the norm for hair growth is, more or less, up to 6 inches a year. I'm a 4-5 incher per year at best and that's why this was SO astounding. It NEVER occurred before or since my 4 day experiment with RAW. Such an unusual happenstance, a sure thump to the noggin, showed I was seriously lacking nutrients for better hair growth as well as better health.

Oh dear! before I forget, something else happened. My husband, daughter and I were driving to the bookstore on my 4th day and as GOD IS MY WITNESS my vision suddenly brightened and, like an old wily coyote binocular experience became extremely focused and my ears popped; in that order. Colors were seriously brilliant and brighter, as if I had been seeing at half clarity all along and sounds got instantly louder as if my ears were suddenly unplugged. I sat there a moment, without speaking, taking it all in. To say I was astounded would be an understatement! I tried to explain what was going on to my husband and daughter who was in the back seat, but they laughed and looked at me as if I was making it all up to convince them to go RAW. I wasn't, this actually happened. I ALSO had never experienced THIS before or after going RAW. Another thump to the noggin, perhaps? Saying this now, remembering it now, leads me to conclude that incorporating lots of raw into the diet is the way to go. Hope I haven't confused anyone, but it's all true. Thanks, and Peace Out -CAT

Raw Food Diet
Posted by Ronn (Bountiful, Utah) on 03/30/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Dear Sirs, I am 58 and could pass for 40. My face is very youthful looking. I have very few wrinkles and have had no blemishes for years. My diet has been make up of as many raw foods as I can. I eat a steady diet of raw organic nuts and seeds. There is a great web site,, that I purchase them from. In addition I never wash my face with soap only with warm clean water. I use an oil after shaving called Squalane, oil from sharks I believe. I have for years put on a moistureizing lotion each morning after my morning bath. Hope this can be of help to some of you out there.

Red Beets

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Posted by Julian (Crosby, Texas) on 08/03/2007
5 out of 5 stars

In Slovack villages the people live to be 100 years old. Many have tried to learn the secret. Scientists Believe that Red Beets ( that the slovacks eat like americans eat carbs) Is the secret to longevity.

Replied by Anna
(Philadelphia, PA)

I have just found that red beets strongly alkalize the body (much preferred state)!

Replied by Dianna
(Austin, Tx)

wow - i hope this is true. i dearly love red beets. my favorite way is to steam them and then use a sauce made of brewers yeast, olive oil, tamari, tahini, ACV, and a little water and shake it up and it is wonderful on beets!

Replied by John1230
(Delhi, Delhi, India)

What is it called in India and where can I purchase it from? Thanks

Rhodiola and Vitamin E

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Posted by Sandy (In the sticks, Nevada) on 08/04/2008

Hi, I tried the rhodiola & Vitamin E fountain of youth formula and it didn't seem to help me in any way. I believe this is because of the brand I was using. If you could email me directly and share the brand of rhodiola you have had results with, I would be very grateful. Also, is there an easy way to take flax seed oil other than mixing it in cottage cheese? Thanks in advance for your help.

EC: Sandy, unfortunately I can't remember the name of the rhodiola that I bough a few years ago (at Whole Foods) that produced such good results except that it was liquid gel cap and it came from Russia... perhaps Nature's Way? It was quite expensive, that I do recall. The second time I bought the rhodiola, I bought the capsules containing powder and it didn't provide the same results whatsoever! In fact, I got a bad headache from it... I haven't tried it since then.

People have been reporting taking flax oil straight up or mixing it in salad dressing.

Replied by Robert
(Manhattan, New York)

EC: you may be referring to Gaia which makes a liquid cap. I have only tried 2 brands Now & New Chapter. I honestly cannot recommend one over the others, though only going by the quality reputation that New Chapter has, I've decided to try it for a while. I found the 300mg capsules too much, causing anxiety and now take just half in the mornings which seems to work fine. Someone commented on the softness of my skin (I am 48) I was surprised, though I attributed it to the occasional omega 3 supplements, pycnogenol, and turmeric I regularly take. Pycnogenol has some studies behind it for it's benefits for skin elasticity.

EC: Thanks for the info, Robert!

Replied by Robert
(Manhattan, New York)

Someone commented on the softness of my skin (I am 48) I was surprised, though I attributed it to the occasional omega 3 supplements, pycnogenol, and turmeric I regularly take. Pycnogenol has some studies behind it for it's benefits for skin elasticity.

Rhodiola and Vitamin E
Posted by Pinki (Chicago, USA) on 12/17/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Dear All, I was really looking for a remedy for open pores on face due to acne and when I browsed for remedies posted by Ted, I found that taking zinc acetate as one of the remedies. My skin and hair are not oily, they are more on the drier side but still I have immense hair loss. Also, I have pores on my face due to severe acne I had as a teenager. Also, I have been taking Rhodiola and Vitamin E for glowing skin which is working wonders. Do you still recommend me taking zinc acetate for shrinking my pores on the face? If so, should I stop taking Rhodiola and Vitamin E then? Please Let me know. Looking forward for your reply. Thanks, pinki

Rhodiola and Vitamin E
Posted by Clara (New York City, USA) on 04/05/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I recently started taking rhodiola and vitamin E in the mornings and afternoons, and I've noticed a huge difference in my energy levels. My skin is more radiant, and I have a lot more energy than I used to. However, a word of caution -- two rhodiola capsules per day might be too much for some people. I noticed that after the afternoon dose I was feeling a little nervous, jittery, and restless, so now I take only one rhodiola capsule in the morning, and I take the vitamin E in the morning and afternoon, and it seems to work better for me. I'd highly recommend this remedy, but be careful with rhodiola if you're at all prone to nervousness and/or panic attacks.

Rhodiola and Vitamin E
Posted by Artemis (Bismarck, ND) on 02/19/2007
0 out of 5 stars

I started Rhodiola about a week ago for the "fountain of youth" benefit. When I added the Vitamine E, I experienced severe, nearly arthritic pain in joints and muscles. I have not experienced the improved sleep pattern, either. I plan to stop the herb a few days then restart on lower dosage.