Be careful with this product
I bought and used the 10 mg. Swanson pregnenolone and wrote a favorable review. I am not sure how to revise or update my review and if that is even possible, but I wanted to caution others in case they had the same reaction that I did. At first, this supplement in the 10 mg. strength really seemed to help balance out my hormones. But as the weeks or months went on, I noticed that I was "revved up" too much: my blood pressure was up and I was irritable and my periods actually disappeared. I stopped the pregnenolone and my blood pressure went back to normal but my periods have not returned yet and it's been 2 1/2 months. I am very sensitive to supplements and hormones, but in case others are too, I just wanted to write this review to let you know to proceed with caution and preferably, guidance from your doctor or nurse. I think this would be a great supplement for older, post-menopausal women, and I may try it again once I reach that stage. But it is potent and it is to be used with medical guidance and caution.
September 29, 2014
I try to do something for my brain but I do not know if it is working.
July 2, 2014
Five stars is not enough. Many of the Swanson brand products we've tried seem more potent than those of other brands. This pregnenolone is one of those with great quality & effectiveness. I find it helpful for a sense of general well-being.
I wish I could make a statement about this supplement & my medical situation, but it seems that is prohibited here.
When you add effectiveness onto the great prices, excellent customer service & speedy delivery, the repeat orders of this product have been a no-brainer for me.
May 17, 2014
Take this with DHEA
I find this makes the DHEA I take more effective. I have noticed more energy and endurance when taking this. I would not say it is miraculous but it has been a significant improvement. I will continue to take this.
April 20, 2014
100mg daily staple
Pregnenolone is a daily supplement for me, 100 mg. At my age I'd take more if it cost less. That said, Swanson charges less than most places.
February 16, 2014
I started using this several years ago to help with middle-aged forgetfulness and foggy mindedness - it has worked very well for me. I ran out of this a few months ago and realized after a week or so how much this was really helping me, so I quickly reordered more!
November 21, 2013
No rise in my lab numbers
I have been taking this product for over a year. My labs actually went down, even when I added 50 mg a day. My doctor has had over 400 people have no good results with this product. I am switching to a new brand. Melanie
October 22, 2013
A product you can trust
I use Swanson Ultra-SuperStrength Prenenolone because it is safe and effective. My levels were very low prior to using product and now are at an optimal level.
August 21, 2013
THE PRODUCT IS VERY GOOD AND HAS DONE THAT INDICATES.
August 18, 2013
Have an overall good feeling after using this product
July 10, 2013
improved my memory and relaxation
I love what it did for my memory. Because I experience greater relaxation after taking it, though, I make sure to take it after my morning coffee or right before bed.
June 1, 2013
I was on a brand that cost almost 3 times as much and when they closed I went to this and it seems to do just as well.
April 15, 2013
booster for aging people
At my age, I feel a booster tonic is helpful. And this is it. I definitely feel better by using this product.
March 28, 2013
Cheapest I have ever found pregnenolone, and with the least fillers.
March 12, 2013
Can't tell if supplement is working
Seldom can feel a difference, however having the precursors to hormones available for a body to use seems reasonable, especially after menopause.
March 12, 2013
One a day . . .
One of these a day, helps to keep my body in balance. I have been taking this for a couple years, and find that I feel better, if I take this every day.
March 10, 2013
Very good product. Helps with fatigue and stress. The Swanson brand is a very good value.
February 28, 2013
a needed nutrient
I have read in Dr. Eric Braverman's book Younger Brain Sharper Mind that this nutrient and DHEA are needed to help us stay sharp as we age. I have been taking one capsule at breakfast and one at lunch for about a month and don't see any marked difference as yet. The lable suggests one a day but that wasn't doing much so I added the extra dose. It may be working subtely and I just don't don't detect it so I'll stick with it for another month. Doesn't hurt and hopefully will help. I also take the DHEA as the doctor suggested.
February 28, 2013
A great product
I have been using pregnenalone for quite awhile. I take this and 7-keto DHEA and use progesterone cream, and I do believe I am feeling so much better.
January 28, 2013
Everyone is different, so I don't expect you to experience the same effect that I have with this product. Well, I literally stumbled on this product after reading about it on the internet (known as the "happiness hormone") and it has made a dramatic difference right away. In my line of work, Chemistry, I do tons of calculations each day. I don't feel as mentally fatigued throughout the day and I can run numbers through equations more fluidly and with fewer errors. This is a GREAT product! Potent and effective.
January 2, 2013
Does NOT WORK
In April, my pregnenalone lab value was 3 (optimal range 180-200). I started taking one of these each day from the end of April until the end of December. My labs at the beginning of April were still at 3 (optimal range 180-200). If taking 50mg of this each day for 8 months does not make a difference, I believe there may be a problem with the pills. I am going to try a different brand/manufacturer and see how that works.
December 24, 2012
Didn't expect this result!
Went to this super strength dose, and lo and behold my short term memory began to improve. Was also able to assimilate information more quick than before.
You have to stay on a consistent regimen of taking it , though, but at these prices that's easy.
Wish they offered a larger quantity size!
September 30, 2012
This product is good, but honestly, I couldn't tell that it did anything for me. (My adrenals are fatigued, and in taking pregnenolone, I was hoping to give them a nudge without fatiguing them further.) It certainly hasn't hurt me, however.
May 30, 2012
I noticed a significant overall improvement in my health!
April 5, 2011
hot flash free
my new health practitioner was impressed that I even knew about this product and highly recommends it for everyone. After several weeks I can honestly say that recently I have not even experienced a warm wave. I'm also starting to have better nights of much needed sleep! It's the top of the line of hormones so both men and women can benefit. Great product
March 29, 2011