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I wanted to come back and re-review this product. I had originally given it two stars, and want to at least bump it up to three, solely based on the customer service. I had purchased this after reading a lot of great reviews. I purchased this product and unfortunately for me, I didn't get the desired results. If you've done any research on thyroid issues, it can be a multitude of different issues and every person reacts to treatments, supplements, etc. differently.
Shortly after my initial review, I received an email from the CEO of Zhou Nutrition and was given a full refund and an offer to try a different product. The money-back guarantee provided by Zhou Nutrition was an example of customer service other companies should strive for. This product has a lot of great reviews and with any supplements, they are going to work differently for some. But you can purchase this knowing that if you aren't satisfied, the money-back guarantee will protect you and you won't be out the money.
The two things I've noticed in the week or so that I've been taking these pills is that my appetite is controllable and my attitude about taking care of myself is generally better. I haven't noticed that it's helping me sleep better as some have said, but I've never had a problem sleeping. I have lost a few pounds but that's because I've made some significant changes to what and how often I eat. If this pill is doing anything in that regard, it is helping to keep cravings down which makes it possible for me to maintain my new eating plan.
I would like to see the weight come off faster but I'll be patient and will probably order another bottle after this one. I decided to try this product because it is so unbelievably difficult to get my body to drop any amount of weight - even at times when I've eaten nothing but fresh vegetables. I figured that my thyroid or something in my body must need some attention.
One last comment... I've noticed a very slight burn when I first put these pills on my tongue before taking a drink of water. It's not noticeable if water is taken at the same time as the pills.
Really did not notice a difference with energy and I took it for a full month. With that being Said, Alex ZHOU Nutrition Founder gave me a full refund and offered to send me a bottle of another product for free. Thank you Alex! Your company is not the "Standard" and that is something to be very proud of. I would like to try your "Keto Drive" product. I'm looking for some good Energy. Thank you so much for truly caring for your customers!
Most of the ingredients are beneficial for the thyroid with the exception of the "other ingredients" identified on the label. However, I did not notice any increase in energy, metabolism or focus as advertised on the label. If you need thyroid supplements this isn't bad but you might be better off taking individual supplements in higher dosages. It is important to consult with your doctor and understand what supplements you need as determined by blood testing. Taking a generic thyroid support like this without being informed can be ineffective.
UPDATE 10/16: The customer service response to my review was extremely fast, and unexpected to be honest. They sent an e-mail very fast saying they were going to refund me since the thyroid supplement didn't agree well with my body. As I mentioned in my original review, everyone's body is different. And since I'm on prescription medications as well as a moderate dose of synthroid, this may have been less effective because of those things. Luckily you can count on their customer service to be very quick and helpful. So I upgraded my rating to 3 stars on account of their customer service being so helpful. I do think this can work well for others who may have thyroid problem symptoms. Especially those who have blood results saying they're in the "low side of normal" thyroid function, leading to the doctor not prescribing Synthroid to help symptoms. I think those will be the best candidates to benefit from this vitamin.
Original review: I did try these, took as directed. I have hypothyroidism, and it has a long history in my family, so fatigue is a problem of course. However, I didn't feel any difference in energy with these. These actually made me frequently feel sick to my stomach or have heartburn, regardless of if I did or didn't eat when taking them. I did notice my nails looked healthier. But as someone on synthroid, in my late 20s, these felt like I was only taking biotin that caused heartburn. I completely understand that everyone's body is different so, of course, this may not be the same for everyone.
The ingredient that is not listed here is silica. This is a filler put in supplements and is a known lung irritant. I began coughing within 3 days of taking this supplement. It is not good if you have any allergy or lung issues.
Edited to Add: Unsolicited by me, I was contacted by Zhou Nutrition and offered a complete refund for the product. Again, I did not ask for this. So while the product did not work for me (it may for you), I am blown away by the customer service of the company. I really appreciate the effort!
I like a couple others on here experience weight gain when taking these. I did have increased energy and focus. Which is why I am giving it the three stars. But the weight gain was the exact opposite of what I wanted to accomplish. I am therefore returning these as they are doing what I was hoping they would
This seemed to fix my mood swings, tiredness and overall well being. I took it for 30 days. I didn’t see any weight loss but I felt so much better I didn’t really care. The only kicker is (reason for 3 instead of 5 stars) it gave me severe acne on my face and body. I took it for the full month in hopes it would level out but it continually got worse. In the end I decided not to reorder and go on the hunt for something comparable minus the acne.
Update - The seller reached out to me and provided me a full refund. He also offered to send me a free bottle of another product free of charge. I am impressed with the seller and his responsiveness to the issue.
This is my 3rd product that I have tried from Zhou and I am just not impressed with this supplement. Maybe my expectations were too high but I don't feel anything significant in the way of energy as the other reviews and I did take it daily for a week to give it a fair review. Everyone's body and chemistry is different so perhaps it is just not as effective for me but it would be for someone else. At this point I am not able to recommend as it seems to serve no purpose for me.
I have tried other thyroid supplements and experienced severe brain fog and reduced energy. This one is different. the energy was great and I did not feel jittery. I started with one pill to see how my body would react. I noticed a some puffy eyes and ankles in the mornings, but associated it with not drinking enough water. I moved up to the two pills and saw a huge increase in the edema. Lots of water retention. I want to keep taking this supplement for the energy, I don't know if I could add something else to make it work more effectively or without the swelling? Sorry I couldn't give it a higher rating.